Portland in the News: Douglas Fur; Cordyceps Among Us; Cherry Blossom Watch | March 16, 2023
The Portland Trail Blazers have introduced a new mascot named Douglas Fur who will join Blaze the Trail Cat.
The cordyceps fungus made famous by HBO’s The Last of Us is actually pretty tasty and won’t turn us all into monsters.
And we’re on cherry blossom watch! Local horticulturists believe we’ll see peak starting the week of March 27.
Here’s a roundup of the goings-on in Portland this week:
- Portland Monthly: After Marking a Century, What’s Next for Oregon State Parks?
- Portland Monthly: Cordyceps Fungus Is Lurking in Portland Food and Drink
- Only in Your State: Few People Know About The Possible Treasure Hiding Somewhere Under Portland, Oregon
- Oregonian: Portland Trail Blazers unveil new mascot: a hipster, beanie-wearing Bigfoot named Douglas Fur
- Fox 12: Portland family brings magical creatures to life in Oregon forests
- Oregonian: When can you see cherry blossoms blooming in Portland?
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