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Portland in the News: Portland Subway; Remembering 2 Portland Greats: Columbia Sportswear’s Gert Boyle; & Therapy Llama, Rojo | November 7, 2019

Original Portland Tough Mother, Gert Boyle of Columbia Sportswear passed this week at 95. A study found a tunnel could boost on-time arrivals for MAX trains downtown & could shave 12 minutes off commute. And beloved Portland therapy llama, Rojo, passed away this week after health complications.

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Portland in the News: Falling Back This Weekend; Red Bus Lanes; Stormy Winter On the Way (Maybe) | October 31, 2019

Meteorologists are predicting an early snow for Portland and a stormier than usual winter. We’ll all have to set our clocks back this weekend despite Oregon’s new daylight saving law. And there is a lane downtown painted red that’s only for buses. If it successfully keeps cars from driving on it, plans are in the […]

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Portland in the News: Peak Fall Colors; Blazers 50th Season; Visit Halloweentown & More! | October 24, 2019

Take a break over the next few days and peek outside: Portland is at Peak fall colors right now! Disney Channel’s Halloweentown is real and it exists only 30 miles from Portland! Every October, St. Helens transforms in to Spirit of Halloweentown. The Trail Blazers kicked off their 50th season this week! Here’s 5 players […]

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Portland in the News: PDX Says Farewell to Concourse A; 8th Most Fun City; Thorns Attendance Sees a Boost | September 19, 2019

WalletHub recently ranked Portland as the 8th most fun city in America. The Pearl District made the top 20 places to live in 2019 according to Money.com – the article cites the area’s low crime rate and job opportunities. And you’re not imagining it – September has already been more rainy than the average September, […]

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Portland in the News: Keeping an Eye on Mount Hood; Birthplace of the Diving Girl; Tornado Confirmed Near City & More! | September 12, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Oregon Brewers Festival 100% from Oregon, Pacific NW Scorpions, Graffiti Artists Create Murals | July 25, 2019

For the first time, all of the breweries and cider houses at the Oregon Brewers Festival are from Oregon! Coveted forward, Pau Gasol is coming to the Rose City! And a species of scorpions is native to the Pacific NW. The non-aggressive critters are nocturnal and usually play dead rather than sting when disturbed.

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Portland in the News: New Public Beach Opens Downtown, RecyleOrNot?, & PDX is Top Airport Again! | July 11, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Darcelle the Musical; Depaving Portland one Parking Lot at a Time; Portland’s 1st African American Fire Chief & More! | June 20, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Pride Milestones Through the Years; OMSI Looks to Grow; Permanent Daylight Savings Time & More!

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.

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Oregon in the News: Model T Driving School; Oregon No. 2 in Beer States; Plastic That Can Dissolve in Water & More! | June 6, 2019

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.

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Portland in the News: Oregon’s Top Accessible Trails, Watch the New ‘Stumptown’ Trailer, The Tao of Damian Lillard & More! | May 16, 2019

The trailer is out for the Portland-based PI series “Stumptown” starring Cobie Smulders.Ron Wyden is working through diplomatic channels to secure safe travels to Canada for Trail Blazers Center Enes Kanter if the Blazers are matched up against the Toronto Raptors.And summer’s just about here! Be sure to check out Travel Oregon’s Guide to the […]

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Portland in the News: Waterfall Hikes; Bigfoot on the Big Screen; Best Train Trips & More! | April 11, 2019

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.

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Portland in the News: Belmont Goats At Home in North Portland; Blind Man Drives Alvord Desert; New Land Protections In Oregon & More! | March 14, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: UFOs Over Bend; New Wilderness Area; 10th Worst Rush Hour Traffic in the Nation & More | February 21, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: 6-Year Supply of Weed; Legalizing No Helmets; Interactive Deicer Map & More! | February 7, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Eco-conscious Portland; Weird Museums in Portland, & Legalizing Mushrooms for Medical Use? | January 24, 2019

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.”

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Portland in the News: Blazers Rack up the Frequent Flyer Miles; Too Much Marijuana; Touring Portland’s Lost Buildings & More! | January 10, 2019

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 […]

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