Portand in the News: Rare Hippo-Like Fossils; Oldest House Included in Potential Development Listing; Peaceful Places & More! | April 10, 2024

Portland kitty Tony “Scarface” Baloney has made it to the finals of Nationwide’s “Wacky Pet Names” contest.

Oregon beachcombers recently discovered rare fossils from extinct hippo-like mammals.

And what’s believed to be the oldest house in Portland, the Tigard/Rogers House is included in a land listing encouraging development.

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Portland in the News: Signs of an Early Spring; Parade Dragon Restoration; and Best Botanical Garden in the US? | February 8, 2024

Installed in the 1960s on what was then the tallest building in Oregon, this weather beacon continues to beam twice daily weather forecasts to downtown Portland.

A gift to the state of Oregon from Taiwan in 1989, Portland’s parade dragon PoChiMu is getting a facelift this year after Portland Chinatown History Foundation received a grant to help fund a restoration effort.

And Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is in the running as the best botanical garden in the US.

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