Have you hitched a ride on Portland’s new fleet of scooters? Bike Snob NYC spent three days here recently to determine whether the zippy electric minibikes are a scourge on cities or a convenient mode of transport. Speaking of a Portland without scooters, the Oregonian took a trip back in time to examine some of […]
Did August feel unbearably hot? It might been even hotter due to Portland’s weather hot spots, where temperatures can vary as much at 20 degrees throughout the city. Speaking of weather, scientists believe Portland will have a warmer & drier than average winter due to a strong El Nino. And Portland loves its green! According […]
Designed to look like art, a first-of-its-kind emergency preparedness hub is in the works for Portland State University. In a sign the rental market is cooling, developers are offering new tenants perks that include free rent, Amazon gift cards & Amazon Echos. And starting September 2, Trimet will start running two bus lines 24 hours […]
The Blazers start their season October 18 vs . The Lakers. While you wait, get up to speed with this “Oregon Trail”-Inspired Guide to the season. Portlanders can see a massive billowing art installation by Ann Hamilton called “Habitus” at Centennial Mills through September 16. And the vacant Nordsrom space at Lloyd Center is set […]
The first week electronic scooters were in Portland, only one was dumped in the Willamette River. A rare, 90-pound squid washed up on the beach near Cannon Beach. And an Oregon woman used telepathy to get a mountain lion out of her living room.
In the early days of Portland, cats pulled long shifts on the waterfront tackling 2-pound rats that were eating ship’s cargo on the wharf. An Oregonian reporter chronicled the feline killers in 1917. If you’re cooling off this weekend at Oregon Brewers Festival, for the first time this year, you can also sample wine & […]
Low tides uncovered most of the Ghost Forest of Neskowin this week. Visitors can usually see some of the stumps during low tide, but when tides are below 2 feet or more, 100s of stumps are revealed. A new report says Portland had 37 days of degraded air quality in 2016. Are the local birdies […]
Several Portland Breweries are trying out reuseable bottles. Starting today, Portland State University Students will get FREE Biketown bike rides. And no surprise to us, PDX was named the top domestic airport by Travel+Leisure readers.
A team of former FBI investigators is claiming to have uncovered the real DB Cooper, whose identity they claim the FBI has been protecting for almost 40 years. Do you know if you can recycle frozen food box? Metro has released the top 8 things people are recycling that they shouldn’t. (The answer to the […]
Prepare to spend a lot of extra time on the road this summer because ODOT is planning to to rip up / close most of Portland’s major thoroughfares during July & August! Check out this roundup on Portland Monthly to plan your commute in July & August – or better yet, see if you can […]
World Naked Bike ride is Saturday and the Oregonian has 10 tips to help make the ride a success for everyone involved. Summer’s here and that means Portland’s outdoor public pools are now open. And Metro is in the final stages of considering where the new MAX line in SW Portland will go.
Mulnomah County is looking into publicly owned internet. Portland tops a recent list of places to retire. Costs of goods and services + quality of medical care pushed the Rose City to the top. Where the Rajneeshees failed, Buddhist Monks prevail. A small community of monks have made the forests near White Salmon their home.
Portland’s next car free bridge is set to go over 1-84 at 7th Avenue. Sullivan’s Crossing is estimated to be built between July 2019 & December 2020. And MLB investors Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Ciara were recently in the Rose City looking at four properties for a potential stadium.
The World’s Tiniest Park now has an official sign. Portland Parks & Recreation recently built and installed a tiny sign for Mills End Park. This year’s Rose Festival Parade grand marshal walks on 4 legs. The parade’s first canine grand marshal is a 185-pound English Mastiff named Diesel! And Portland is expected to adopt new […]
Free Biketown Rides and no parking charges for the month of May has led to record usage, a 120% increase over last year. Oregon State University is planning to open a Portland Headquarters in the The Meier and Frank building. And Canadians top the list of the where Oregon tourists come from. Japan & China […]
Seven Oregon Breweries are testing out reusable beer bottles. When it was built, the St. Johns Bridge started the trend of green bridges in Oregon. The hue ODOT Green is now used on dozens of bridges across the state. And once again, the Belmont Goats again are looking for a new home. In June, a […]
Up your Instagame at these top spots for amazing Instagram photos suggested by Elite Daily. Next time you go to the zoo, be sure to check out their newest exhibit: a catio display. The kitties inside will be available for adoption. And one positive outcome of last summer’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire is a bumper […]
Portland in the News: Smart Streetlights; Free Biketown Rides in May; Portland’s Vegan History
Hold up, MoveHub has released another most hipster city list, and on this week’s list, Portland holds the top US spot as Most Hipster City. (You might remember the story last week that Vancouver dethroned Portland.) The popular shuttle to Multnomah Falls returns this year and is not only going to run year round now, […]
Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan is considering a population of 842K by 2035, a jump of 221K people! According to MoveHub, Portland has been bumped off the Hipster index by Vancouver. But, US News & World Report has named Portland the 6th Best Place to live.
For the third time this season, Damian Lillard was named Western Conference Player of the Week. Ducks fans are invited to watch Oregon Football’s scrimmage this weekend at Franklin High School. And the residential speed limit is now 20 miles per hour in Portland.
Oregon City has won a Great American Main Street Award for 2018. And Portland was named best city for food trucks in America. Although art galleries are closing, the number of murals in the city is rising. And new census numbers shows Portland’s population rise is starting to slow after several years of strong increases.
By 2020, traveling by streetcar in Portland will improve after Portland City Council OK’d the purchase of two new street cars with more seating, room & better signage. The government of British Columbia is backing a study looking at a high speed rail connecting Vancouver, B.C. to Seattle and Portland. And check out these 10 […]
Oregon State University now has a high tech brewhouse for its fermentation science program. Travel Oregon’s new tourism campaign showcases a magical Oregon with newspaper reading frogs and cloud whales – so only a slightly exaggerated version of our home. And 4 Portland Drag Queens have set out to save the world, well not quite, […]
Amid a growing number of Blazer victories, the hashtag #RipCityOnTheyAss has taken off. On March 16, Netflix will start streaming Wild Wild Country, a new documentary series about the Rajneeshees in Oregon. The streaming services is also highlighting 90s Boring, Oregon, w/ new coming-of-age show, “Everything Sucks!” The founder of Dave’s Killer Bread shares the […]
Per capita, the highest 2017 Marijuana sales in Oregon were in Baker County. Portland transportation officials are considering adding a 6th region to Portland; South Portland would comprise the narrow slice of the city east of SW Nato Parkway and west of the Willamette River. And from the comfort of your screen, take a look […]
Did you know the city’s horse rings are protected? You’ve probably seen them around town tethered with tiny horses (and in some cases, dinosaurs), and anytime construction rips them up, they must be replaced. Check out this roundup of cool things happening in Portland right now, including an Aerial Tree Walk, some weird Blazers commercials, […]
Space beer! BridgePort Brewing recently sent a cooler of their Original IPAs into the stratosphere. KOIN looks into the origins of the name Burnside. (Spoiler, it’s not after the Civil War General known for his sideburns.) And check out these old aerial photos of Portland that showcase the city’s building boom!
Now you can grab a drink while meeting your next doggie pal. Fido’s Tap House serves up 40 draft lines & fosters rescue dogs that are up for adoption. KGW looked into the 10 most dangerous roads in Oregon based on crash rates and all 10 are in the Portland Metro Area. And the votes […]
Oregon was named the top 6th state in which to drive. Even though gas prices here are high, one of the factors putting us toward the top: Low auto maintenance costs. Oregon lawmakers are considering putting a measure on the November ballot to make health care a fundamental right. And last weekend, Portland’s Portugal. The […]
Big Congrats to Damian Lillard, who was again named to the All-star list. This week, Portland said farewell to famed local author Ursula K. Le Guin, who died Monday. And the true story of a Portland father and daughter who lived in Forest Park has been made into a film: “Leave No Trace” premiered at […]
Portland landed at the top of the list for 10 best coffee cities in the U.S. according to Conde Nast Travler. Amazon has released the trailer for Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – the first film written and directed by Gus Van Sant in the last decade. It’s about Portland cartoonist John […]
Portland train riders kept the dream of No Pants MAX ride alive on Sunday. Dozens of people turned out Sunday to ride pants-less. Portland Timbers have announced their 2018 season schedule. Here are 10 games not to miss. And Portland’s groundbreaking ban on Fossil Fuel infrastructure lives another day after an appeals court finds it […]