Thanksgiving is here! There are several local organizations serving Thanksgiving to anyone in need of a meal. Unfortunately, Macy’s Holiday parade is no more, but you can catch views of old parades on YouTube. And Portland’s best Black Friday deal can be found at Oregon Humane Society: FREE pet crate with the purchase of a […]
If you’re thinking of selling your home next year, plan ahead & maybe update your insulation: A new ordinance requires sellers to get a Home Energy Score before listing. The verdict is still out about the strange aircraft flying over Oregon this week. Could be UFOs or maybe spies? ADUs appear to be the builds […]
Portland had one of the first drive-thru coffee shops. Portlanders can get cuddles on demand w/ Snuggle Express. Schedule your puppy & kitten visits through Oregon Humane Society. And Portland is moving forward with plans to redevelop the Downtown Post Office land. The city is accepting applications for plans to improve the land.
If you’re looking to avoid natural disasters, you’ve come to the right place. BestPlaces has ranked the Portland Metro area as the safest place in the U.S. Forbes says Portland is America’s 5th coolest city. And meteorologist are predicting a less severe winter than last years record breaker; but that still means 3-5 weather events […]
Oregon is pioneering the future of retirement savings. This month, the state launched a state-sponsored retirement savings plan. If you know where to look, you can find almost any Asian cooking ingredient in the Portland area. And the knee whack heard around the world is back! Filmmakers released the first trailer for “I, Tonya.”
IndyCar racing will return to Portland International Raceway next year! The Grand Prix of Portland will be held Labor Day. Oregonians will get a tax credit on their 2017 tax returns thanks to a tax surplus kicker. A “What’s My Kicker” calculator will be able in January. And Lloyd Center could soon have a concert […]
Watch your speedometer near red-light camera intersections: In Oregon, those cameras can now ticket drivers for speeding. A group of Portlanders want to save a slice of Portland film history with “Save Movie Madness,” a kickstarter aimed at purchasing the collection from one of the city’s last great video rental stores. And despite being on […]
To entice Amazon, the city of Portland is giving the company first dibs on the former Post Office site in downtown Portland. You can now tour the old mental hospital in Salem. At the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, you can see bygone methods for treating mental health patients and learn about the […]
Rolling Stone visits Portland and learns all about Portland’s cashless bartering society. A sometime in the near future, Portland could have a former Alaskan ferry turned into a waterfront hotel. And before the chill of fall keeps you inside, now’s a great time to head in to the Gorge. Oregon Parks and Recreation have reopened […]
Under Armour’s new headquarters near Duniway Park is now open. The city of Portland is launching an online platform to reduce the barriers to accessing affordable housing for renters. And according to Smokeymountains.com, Oregon will see peak fall leaf foliage the week of October 8.
Damian Lillard was a pretty good sport during a recent interview on The Late Late Show w/ James Corden + Super Fan Ian Karmel. According to United Van Lines, Portland was the top 3 destination for people moving this summer. And the New York Times played a little game of elimination for where Amazon’s next […]
Straw has created a limited edition ice cream flavor for Portland Airport. It captures “Portland’s beautifully rainy, gorgeous scenery into a scoop.” City Council has decided a tiny 3% piece of the city should absorb 30% of all growth between now and 2035. And the Jantzen Beach carousel is looking for a new home.
This weekend’s Bite of Oregon helps support Special Olympics. NW Portland could soon have a floating hotel complete with a farmers market & spa. And soon your morning commute could be passing over the traffic gridlock below w/ Airbus’ flying air taxi.
Oregon put on a fantastic show for the eclipse, and doom & gloom predictions about traffic and shortages never panned out. Oregon’s hazy IPAs stand out on their own when compared to New England-style IPAs. A recent survey of downtown has uncovered a 20 percent increase in pedestrians over last year.
At this moment, an estimated 1 million tourists are descending on Oregon for Monday’s total solar eclipse. If you’re heading to eastern Oregon, get ready for busy roads, stores running out of stock and gas stations running dry. And after more than 30 years, the Bite of Oregon is moving to the Rose Quarter.
In a report that surprises no one, ODOT says Portland’s traffic nightmare is no longer bound by rush hour. Are you suffering Eclipse fever? Get your remedy with the library’s guide + pick up a pair of free glasses at any library. Have you noticed a smoother ride on city streets? The city says it’s […]
Based on hotel & campsite reservations, estimates put up to 1 million people visiting Oregon during the eclipse this month. Although the totality won’t be seen from Portland, with 99% totality, the Rose City will still get a damn good show on August 21.
Weekend plans? If you’re tired of the crowds at Oregon’s most famous waterfall, check out this replica of Multnomah Falls, made from 80,000 Lego bricks. Or perhaps you can make like Cheech and Chong and follow this guide for the Ultimate Cannabis Roadtrip through Oregon. If you think the beef between Oregon and California is […]
Last week, a crash on Hwy 101 made headlines across the country for the slimy mess it left behind, but Oregon roads have seen a plethora of crazy spills including molasses, raspberry puree, fish guts and more! An abandoned railroad could soon be a trail that links the coast to the outskirts of Portland. And […]
Although Portland will be outside the path of totality, the Rose City will see 99 percent of the sun covered during the August eclipse. Portland has opened a new swimming beach downtown, complete with lifeguards and life jacket available. And despite a nationwide bee decline, urban bee keeping is blossoming in the Rose City.
Portland’s police horses will no longer be a familiar sight in the Rose City after their funding wasn’t renewed. This was their last week of operation. Six Oregon IPAs have been ranked among America’s 50 Best according to Draft Magazine. And contrary to popular belief, Oregon economists believe most of the new people moving to […]
Portland Thorns have the best women’s soccer fans in the nation according to The Washington Post. LinkedIn shows that Portland is 4th on the list of cities gaining workers. And a recent analysis from Allstate says Portland drivers are getting worse.
To speed up mass transit, city leaders are considering a subway. TriMet asked Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West to stop using an old TriMet logo on their line of children’s clothing. And Summer is officially here, so that means the pool is open!
Do you have an old film camera lying around with film inside? Get the film developed: You never know what sorts of treasures are on it! A Portland woman recently discovered early images of Mount St. Helens on a camera from Goodwill. Time to stock up on bug spray: Oregon officials say the conditions are […]
Joining several western states, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has committed that Oregon will continue the path of the Paris Accord. Graduate students at PSU are proposing turning Mt. Tabor Parks water reservoirs into a small geothermal plant that could include soaking pools. And Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer believes the time is good in Oregon to […]
Pedalpalooza starts today! See these tips for maximum enjoyment! Portland’s old flying saucer shaped YMCA building is taking off again as Under Armour’s new offices. And Thrillist has labeled Portland, particularly the Pearl District, as one of the nation’s most walk-able cities!
Although parking in Portland can be a headache, at least the new app is cute. Parking Kitty allows drivers to pay for parking via the app + it purrs when you pay and meows when you’re running out of time. Get lost in the illusion with this video filmed recently in Hoyt Arboretum. And Portland’s […]
Portland tied with Los Angeles for 4th place as best energy efficient city in the US. Interested in buying an electric car? Portland now has the nation’s first electric vehicle showroom. And having a hard time finding local pot? Let the Craft Cannabis Alliance help!
Back when it was first built, Providence Park could hold up to 10,000 more seats than it can now. The Trail Blazers have donated their playoff bonus to their support staff. And for the first time in history, Oregon’s Supreme Court will have a majority of women justices.
Photo booths are so last decade. Now you can have llamas dressed as a bridge and groom attend your wedding. Oregon is a hot spot for Chinese tourists looking for rugged natural beauty. And Bicycle Magazine named Portland one of the 10 most safest places in the US for bikers. Here’s a roundup of the […]
Portland Timbers are adding 4,000 new seats to Providence Park! Spend as much time on the pot as you want! Portland is going to turn poop into power! And Portland has had a record rainfall this year, making it the second wettest winter since records started.
Oregon landed No. 1 in a phone use study as the “least distracted” drivers. HBO is filming a pilot episode for a new drama next week along North Mississippi Avenue next week. They’re looking for extras including pets and cars. And Portland officials are taking steps to open the Rose City for self driving cars.
The Oregonian reminds of how Portland got here with a romp through 1970s Portland, including disco, a budding liberalism and Portlanders’ increasing fancy for smut. Joining 25 other cities, Portland leaders have committed to 100% renewable energy. We’re already on track: Portland has the 17th highest amount of solar panels in stalled among US cities.