How a Trail in Rural Oregon Became a Target of Far-Right Extremism

“A story about a community divided, about extremism and bigotry, about powerful people who try on a working-class identity like a costume.”

Published: Jul 1, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,150 words)

Did James Plymell Need to Die?

The toll of criminalizing homelessness in small cities and towns across the American West.

Published: Mar 1, 2021
Length: 26 minutes (6,500 words)

The Ghost Hunter

For hundreds of years, there were rumors of a shipwrecked treasure on the Oregon coast. But no one found anything, until Cameron La Follette began digging. A real-life “Goonies” adventure.

Source: The Atavist
Published: Jan 31, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,600 words)

Other Portland Chefs Want to Make Food Into Art. Micah Camden Makes Money.

Portland’s most successful restauranteur sold his Little Big Burger chain for $6.1 million to the company who owns Hooters. It was just one of his many ventures. Sure, the guy who created the Portland mini-chain formula can cook, but Camden’s greatest skill might be his lucrative ability to discern what customers want.

Source: Willamette Week
Published: Oct 24, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,120 words)

A Teen and a Toy Gun

This is the story of the last day of 17-year-old Quanice Hayes’s life. It involves a police department that says they have no good way of deciphering between real guns and fake ones, and a family still searching for answers.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 5, 2018
Length: 32 minutes (8,200 words)

This Is Meant to Hurt You

A beautiful essay by Leah Sottile on love and illness.

Source: Moss
Published: Aug 25, 2016
Length: 15 minutes (3,774 words)

The Man Who Created Bigfoot

When two Washington State cowboys went to Northern California in 1967 in search of the mythical Bigfoot, they shot some of the most scrutinized film in cryptozoology history, and created their own myth. This is the story of one of the gods in Bigfoot-hunting, “the original seer: the man who witnessed the unthinkable, who lived to tell the tale, and who has been harassed for what he swore was real.”

Source: Outside
Published: Jul 5, 2016
Length: 13 minutes (3,436 words)