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Portland in the News: Horse Rings, Twin Towers, Blazers Pay Charles Barkley & More! | February 22, 2018

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, […]

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Portland in the News: Space IPA; History of Burnside; Building Boom Visible in Historical Aerial Photos & More! | February 15, 2018

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!

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Portland in the News: Best State to Drive in; Making Health Care a Right; & Saving Gorge Views | February 1, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin; Lillard Named NBA All-Star; Story of Forrest Park Family Now A Movie & More! | January 25, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: No Pants MAX Ride; Mind Altering Video Games; & The Seedy 90s | January 11, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: How the Heck Do You Pump Gas?; Martini Light; & Oregon Ranks High as a Relocation Destination | January 4, 2018

It’s the dawning of a new era – Oregonians can now pump their own gas, (in some places). Portland’s unique Martini Light is back. After a brief hiatus while a new house was being built, the new owners have kept the holiday tradition alive. And for the 5th year in a row, Oregon has ranked […]

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Portland in the News: Expanding Providence Park; “Ben Franklin’s Song,” Vera’s Love of Art & More! | December 21, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Portland band Decemberists to record “Ben Franklin’s Song” for the first HAMILDROP. Portland’s art scene owes a lot to Vera Katz – who worked art to make sure art was part of Portland’s identity. And the City Council on Wednesday gave the Timbers the green light to expand Providence […]

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Portland in the News: Christmas Tree Shortage; The Last Dance @ Embers; & Vancouver Named Most Hip | November 20, 2017

Step aside Portland. In a recent analysis, MoveHunb named Vancouver, WA, the most hipster city in America. Portland came in at No. 12. If you’re planning to get a Christmas tree, you’d better get it soon. There’s shortage this year. And Thursday is the last night of a Portland institution. After 50 years, Embers Dance […]

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Portland in the News: Black Friday Freebie; Oregon’s Growing Population; The (Still) Beautiful Gorge & More! | November 22, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Oregon’s 12 Most Endangered Spaces; The Woody Future of Skyscrapers; UFO Over Oregon? & More! | November 16, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Pioneering Drive-Thru Coffee; Snuggle Express; Another Snowy Winter? | November 9, 2017

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.

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Portland in the News: Top Place to Avoid Natural Disasters, Cycle Track Near OMSI, Another Crazy Winter Coming? | November 2, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: I,Tonya; Art of Curling; Pickles Join The West Coast League; Fake Andy Warhol & more! | October 26, 2017

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.”

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Portland in the News: Saving Movie Madness, Bridges Ranked, Indigenous People’s Day & More! | October 12, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Cash-free Bartering, Record Rain, Freeway Expansion & More! | September 28, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Is Sandy the Next Hawthorne?, Could Portland Host Amazon?, & Lillard on the Late Late Show! | September 14, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Central City Growth Plan, Jantzen Beach Carousel, PDX Airport Ice Cream | September 7, 2017

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.

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Portland in the news: Multnomah Falls Lego, Feuding Swimmers, Self-Cleaning House Genius and more! | July 27, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: New Swimming Beach, Making the Most of August’s Eclipse, Urban Beekeeping & More!

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.

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