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Portland in the News: Tree Farm Opens as Office Building; Parts of Electric Grid At Capacity for Solar; 2020 Oregon Book Awards & More! | January 30, 2020

The most checked out e-book at the Multnomah County Library in 2019 was Michelle Obama’s “Becoming.” The memoir landed at the top of both the e-book check outs and the audio book list. A new office building in SE Portland is covered in trees. The Tree Farm, located next to the Morrison Bridge, was created […]

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Portland in the News: Lillard Hits Record 61 Points; Border Cannabis Sales are 420% the State Average; & Oregon Ranks Most Active in US | January 23, 2020

On Monday night, Damian Lillard scored a career-high 61 points in the Blazers win over visiting the Warriors. This week, Arlene Schnitzer has given $10 million to Portland Art Museum, which will support an expansion of the physical campus. And Oregon cannabis sales per adult along the Idaho border are 420 percent the statewide average.

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Portland In the News: Blazers Logo 50 Years Later; 10 Quirky Oregon Museums; Portland to Seattle in 35 Minutes & More | January 16, 2020

At 50 years old, the Portland Trail Blazers Pinwheel logo is still the most unusual in the NBA. A charter service is adding a 35-minute flight from Portland to Seattle in April. Seats will start at $49 on way and average $130 round trip. And add a smile to your day: Check out these adorable […]

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Portland in the News: The Pot Capital of Idaho; The Delay w/ Real ID; & Portland’s Most Anticipated New Restaurants | January 9, 2020

Congratulations, Ontario! You’re the Pot Capital of Idaho! Despite only having pot shops open for 6 months, Malheur County sold more pot per capita than any other county. New this year in Oregon: Voters no longer need to put a stamp on your ballot to mail it back in. Portland lands at No. 5 for […]

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Portland in the News: No More Stop Signs for Bikes; Not So Rude; Popular Pet Names & More! | January 2, 2020

Portland ranks low in the list of rudest cities in America according to Business Insider. Portlanders set a new record on library holds, with 3,908 holds on Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming. And a new law allows bicyclists to roll through stop signs as they yield right away. They were previously required to completely stop.

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Portland In the News: No More Change of Address Stickers; Portland Loves the Cinnamon Bear; 170 Years of Oregon History in Video & Images & More! | December 5, 2019

Hallelujah, Oregon will no longer require address change stickers on drivers licenses, a change that will save the state an estimated $550,000 a year. The Oregon Historical Society has a massive vault filled with 170 years of Oregon history, including original footage of Bobbie the Wonderdog and tons of tapes on the rise and fall […]

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Portland in the News: New Food Cart Pod by Moda Center; Electric Mobility Hub Coming to SE; Winter Walks & More! | November 27, 2019

City Council has given approval to the region’s first mobility hub, an area to hang out, eat, and surf the web while your e-bike is charging. For the first time in 40 years, Oregon’s median household income is above the national average. And next time your neighborhood smells off, you can now report it on […]

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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: 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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Portland in the News: Scooters, Friend or Foe? Kamau Bell on Oregon & A Very Expensive Book | September 6, 2018

Have you hitched a ride on Portland’s new fleet of scooters? Bike Snob NYC spent three days here recently to determine whether the zippy electric minibikes are a scourge on cities or a convenient mode of transport. Speaking of a Portland without scooters, the Oregonian took a trip back in time to examine some of […]

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Portland in the News: Are We in for a Warm & Dry Winter?, Portland’s Literal Hot Spots, & We’re No. 1 For Parks Spending! | August 30, 2018

Did August feel unbearably hot? It might been even hotter due to Portland’s weather hot spots, where temperatures can vary as much at 20 degrees throughout the city. Speaking of weather, scientists believe Portland will have a warmer & drier than average winter due to a strong El Nino. And Portland loves its green! According […]

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