FILE - Robby Veeder, from Vancouver, Wash., unloads a barrel of food donations at the Oregon Food Bank in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Food for Thought Festival kicks off

A unique fundraising effort kicked off Thursday night at the Portland Art Museum. The four-day event includes performances from comedians, l…

A man accused of dealing drugs out of his car near Portland International Airport is under arrest. Vasiliy Yevseyev, 30, was discovered by officers Wednesday, April 17, 2013, sitting in a Toyota Camry outside a Shari’s Restaurant. Officers searched the car to find drugs and drug paraphernalia, Portland police said.

Suspected dealer busted near PDX

Officers searched the suspect’s car to find nearly 12 ounces of heroin, 60 grams of meth and $11,000 in cash.

This video image provided by WFAA-TV shows injured people being treated on the flood-lit the high school football field turned into a staging area after the blast in West Texas Wednesday April 17, 2013. (AP Photo/WFAA-TV)

Photos: Texas fertilizer plant explosion

The explosion could be heard dozens of miles away. It sent flames shooting into the night sky and rained burning embers, shrapnel and debris…

Tom Burkleaux, owner of New Deal Distillery, adjusts a steam valve while keeping a close eye on his still, used for making gin and vodka. New Deal handcrafts its spirits starting with the grain. Undated photo. (Christopher Onstott/Portland Tribune)

Distillers’ spirited debate

What’s missing from the buzz about Portland’s Distillery Row is a dirty little secret in the distilling industry that no one likes to talk a…