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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Portland in the News: Steel Bridge Skate Park; Skywatching Opportunities; Top 2023 News & More! | January 4, 2024

Portland Parks & Recreation is planning to build a skate park near the Steel Bridge.

Oregon’s top news stories of 2023 include the potato being named the state veggie; a rare monster fish washing up in Florence; and an escaped attempted murder suspect was arrested after getting stuck in a muddy pool in North Portland.

And mark your calendars: The skies over Portland will be busy this year expecting comets, meteors and a supermoon eclipse.

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