Portland in the News: Record-breaking Heat; Face Mask Requirement Lifted; Fireworks Bans & More | July 1, 2021

A redesign for Gabriel Park includes a ground-level-entry trampoline and spinners to make the park more accessible and inclusive.

Fireworks and fireworks sales have been banned across Portland due to crispy conditions after this week’s record-breaking heat, which saw Portland hotter than Dallas, Miami and L.A. have ever been, leaving bucked roads in north Portland.

And most of Oregon’s mask requirements have been lifted.

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Portland in the News: Storm Large on America’s Got Talent; To-go Cocktails; Moshow on Netflix & More! | June 17, 2021

Keep an eye on Portland singer Storm Large, who moved to the next round of “America’s Got Talent” this week, earning a standing ovation from all the judges.

Governor Brown has made to-go cocktails permanent in Oregon.

And city officials are considering what comes next for the pedestal atop Mount Tabor. Currently a temporary bust of York graces the monument but it won’t last forever.

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Portland in the News: Timbers/Thorns Games Up to 80% Capacity; Traffic’s Back; Blazers to Broadcast on Root & More | June 10, 2021

Starting next week, Timbers & Thorns games will increase capacity to 80% and will require proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for entry.

Portland Trail Blazers television broadcasts are moving to Root Sports through the 2024-2025 season.

And you didn’t imagine it, traffic really was worse than before times over Memorial Day Weekend.

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Portland in the News: Black Business Mural; Nearing 70% Vaccination Rate; South Parks Block Redesign & More | June 3, 2021

Let’s take a minute to celebrate that Oregon is nearing 70% COVID immunization. Unfortunately there’s still a lot of ground to cover in some rural counties.

Portland parks has shared their plans to improve the South Park blocks, which involves fewer cars, and more trees, seating & bike paths.

And next time you’re in North Portland, check out the new mural on the corner of Shaver & MLK dedicated to Portland’s Black Business pioneers.

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Portland in the News: Vaccine Lottery; Oakland A’s Considering Portland; Amtrak Long Distance Routes Return & More | May 27, 2021

Daily long distance Amtrak routes are back in operation, including the Coast Starlight route connecting Seattle to Los Angeles.

The Oakland As have officially started exploring relocation options and team representatives will be visiting Portland next month.

And the odds of wining Oregon’s vaccine lottery are pretty good in Gilliam County, where one person out of fewer than 1,000 will will a $10,000 prize.

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