The Diving Girl was born in Portland in 1920. In the last century, the Portland company Jantzen helped transform swimming from bathing to a leisure activity. Oregon voters might get the chance to decide on legalizing psychedelic mushrooms next year. And volcanologists are pushing for the right to add monitor stations around Mount Hood, one […]
Who’s ready for fall!? Check out this interactive map to know when’s the best time to plan for peak fall colors. It’s been two years since the start of the Eagle Creek fire and more than 70% of the trails impacted by the fire have reopened. And another survey ranked Portlanders as some of the […]
Behavioral scientists are working with Portland to reduce carbon emissions. Live Nation is looking at building a new 10,000 seat concert venue at Zidell Yards. And this season, the Portland Trail Blazers will be sporting throwback uniforms from the 19777 championship season.
Listen up! Blazers star and rapper Damian Lillard is dropping a new full length album this week! Alberta Commons’ collection of black-owned local businesses, Dream Street is now open. And check out these quirky homes found around Oregon, including one that has a Hobbit Hole.
Portland remains popular for millennials, landing in the top 3 of where millennials are moving. Instead than build mansions, a developer just donated 22 acres of West Hills forest to the Audubon Society. And rumor has it, Lloyd Center mall is being considered for a baseball stadium.
Oregonians can now purchase liter sized alcohol bottles. A real estate firm says Portland is growing as a tech hub. And the city is working on a new place for the Alder Street food cart pod. They’re now eyeing Ankeny Square as a new home for the 30 carts.
Grab your sunscreen! There’s a new public beach opening near OMSI. Unsure if you can recycle that SOLO cup? Check out Metro’s new searchable online tool RecycleOrNot. (note, you can not recycle SOLO cups in your curbside recycling.) And for the 7th year in a row, Portland Airport has been named top domestic airport by […]
Colorful pianos are popping up in public spaces around the city. If you see one, sit down and play! Congestion on the Steel Bridge has transportation agencies considering an underground tunnel for the MAX. And Oregon lawmakers approved prepaid postage for ballots.
Darcelle is now a musical! Based on the life of the world’s oldest working drag queen, the show premieres in September. A volunteer group is slowly turning Portland packing lots into gardens … by hand. In the last decade, Depave Portland has deconstructed about 75 parking lots across the city. And a Portland man recently […]
A recent report shows that Portland traffic has gotten slightly better. Drivers spent 3% less time behind the wheel last year over 2017. OMSI is planning a huge expansion on its eastide land that will include office space, stores, hotel and apartments. And Oregon comes in at No. 1 for most pet friendly state.
Drive into the past at Hood River’s Model T Driving school. Have you seen the cartoon characters? A Portland artist has been hiding wooden cutouts of popular cartoon characters and memes around the city in a Wooden Cutout Scavenger Hunt. And Oregon ranks 2nd on this year’s Thrillist List of Best Beer States.
Take a look at these old photos of Providence Park through the years. It’s come quite a long way!Portland is now the 25th Largest City in the US.And the story of Portland’s Shanghai Tunnels is likely more embellishment than truth.
Grab your beach combing gear! This Summer, the Oregon coast can expect some really low tides.Portland’s Rose Gardens are about to enter peak bloom!And check out these cute dogs competing for Portland Rose Festival Canine Court!
More than 29 million overnight visitors stayed in Oregon last year and they spent $12.8 billion.City planners are considering a sports fields concept for the post office redevelopment.And after more than 20 years in the game, Portland continues to push for open internet.
E-Scooters are slowly repopulating the streets of Portland. Damian Lillard’s insane range is no accident – he’s been working to prep his mind and body for months. And Mr. Statue has been performing in downtown Portland for more than 20 years!
Brace yourselves: The scooters return Friday.Portland’s growing population has slowed dramatically.And Portland might build a funicular (an inclined elevator) along Marquam Hill between OHSU & SW Barbur Boulevard.
In a first in the United States, Portland is adding all-electric buses to its fleet.Hulu has renewed Portland based comedy “Shrill” for a second season.And the public could soon get more access to Willamette Falls thanks to a $7 million donation to the Riverwalk Project.
Check out this list of a dozen waterfall hikes near Portland.Travel Oregon has released another slightly exaggerated animated tourism video produced by Wieden + Kennedy.And Laika is binging Bigfoot to the big screen this week w/ “Missing Link,” a stop motion animation of the lonely creature’s search for his relatives.
Tigard’s revolutionary recycling center Agilyx is hoping to change up the recycling industry with chemical recycling.Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard named Western Conference Player of the Week.And Portland Streetcar has released a smartphone tour app.
Portland in the News: Most LGBTQ-friendly City in America; E-Scooters are Coming Back; Eastbank Esplanade Reopens this Weekend
Portland music staple Music Millennium opened 50 years ago this week.After Friday’s game, Damian Lillard landed No. 2 on Trail Blazers Points List.
The Belmont Goats are settling in at their new home in North Portland. Stop by and say, “hi”!Congress recently passed a bill through both the House & Congress that would designate 1.3 million acres of land in Oregon, Utah, New Mexico and California as wilderness and classify 280 miles of Oregon rivers as wild and […]
Earlier this week, most of the Blazers spent 30 minutes stuck in a Boston elevator.Caesar “The No Drama Llama” caused a social media stir after he was spotted taking a trip on the MAX.And Cobie Smulders is set to play the lead character in proposed PI show “Stumptown” set in Portland.
The newest member of the Trail Blazers, Enes Kanter, went on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah this week to talk about his status as a political dissident. Portland-based Trombonist Denzel Mendoza won a Grammy Award! And two men believe they saw UFOs outside Bend in late January. Watch the videos and see what you […]
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced bill S.420, which intends to decriminalize marijuana nationally. Portland is one of the best places to see urban raptors year-round. And Oregon lawmakers are pushing to legalize liquor deliveries in the state.
With a 6 year oversupply, Oregon weed growers are looking at how they can sell to other states. Over the next week’s dicey weather, Portlanders can check an interactive map of real time data to see if city officials have deiced or plowed your street. And one state lawmaker wants to make it legal to […]
Commence the countdown … it might snow in Portland next week! Singer Paul Simon is donating to local organizations on his 2018 Farewell tour, which means Portland Schools get $10,000! And Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry to compete in 3-point contest at NBA All-Star weekend.
In a recent survey, Portlanders most described themselves as eco-conscious. Another poll finds most Oregon voters favor legalizing psilocybin mushrooms for medical use. And spoof documentary show Documentary Now’s 3rd Season will parody Rajneeshee Documentary, “Wild Wild Country.”
E-Scooters are coming back! A report has found more than half of Portlanders have positive view of the scooters. PBOT is allowing them back in the spring. The newest DC Comics superhero is a young woman of color from Portland named Naomi. And Portland has a history of being weird. A century ago, Portland’s upper […]
Over the last decade, no other American pro sport team has traveled more than the Trail Blazers. Rip City players have logged more than 542 Thousand Miles in 10 years. Portland ranks No. 4 among the top 50 metros of residents who work from home. And for the second year in a row, Oregon growers […]
NW tables are celebrating Friday, when crab season finally opens. Oregon leads the nation in rate of workers who commute to work by bicycle. And itching to travel? You don’t have to go far to see some of the worlds most beautiful scenery.
Dust off your old Monopoly game! Portland lands near the top of Top Hygge Cities in the US. An Oregon man became the first person to cross Antarctica solo. He completed the 921-mile journey in less than 2 months. And Portland has been named the No. 1 city for Beer Drinkers.
Metro voted to expand the Urban Growth Boundary – opening up another two thousand acres for development. Money Magazine has called Hillsboro the best place to live in Oregon. And a new report ranks Portland as one of the best fishing cities.