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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: 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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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: 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: Llama on the MAX; Blazers Stuck in an Elevator; ABC Considers New Series “Stumptown” & More! | February 28, 2019

Earlier this week, most of the Blazers spent 30 minutes stuck in a Boston elevator.Caesar “The No Drama Llama” caused a social media stir after he was spotted taking a trip on the MAX.And Cobie Smulders is set to play the lead character in proposed PI show “Stumptown” set in Portland.

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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: E-Scooters Are Coming Back, Obsessed With the Occult, Newest DC Comics Superhero is a Portlander & More! | January 17, 2019

E-Scooters are coming back! A report has found more than half of Portlanders have positive view of the scooters. PBOT is allowing them back in the spring. The newest DC Comics superhero is a young woman of color from Portland named Naomi. And Portland has a history of being weird. A century ago, Portland’s upper […]

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Portland in the News: Efforts Underway to Get Legalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms on Ballot; Thousands of Crows Return; Outbreak Museum & More! | December 6, 2018

Move over hipsters, Portland is in the top 10 list of cities to retire. According to a Senior Living survey, “warm and beautiful” Portland is in the list next to cities such as San Diego, Tampa, Nashville & Asheville. Portland is home to a collection of sickening objects at the Outbreak Museum, where visitors can […]

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Portland in the News: Best City for Singles, Remembering that Time Oregon Blew up a Whale, America’s Worst Drivers & More! | November 15, 2018

To ease crowded rush hour lanes, officials are looking to the water for answers. One idea considers a ferry between Portland and Vancouver – A one-way trip would take about 40 minutes and wouldn’t carry cars, but could accommodate bikes. Leaders of the initiative say the plan would keep 500 cars off the congested Interstate […]

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Portland in the News: The Bandage Man of Cannon Beach, The Brown Widow, Cat Burglar & More! | October 11, 2018

Get the most out of the fall season w/ Portland Japanese Garden’s ikebana flower arrangements. As if there wasn’t enough already to worry about with increasing numbers of homeless residents and The Bandage Man of Cannon Beach – now the venomous Brown Widow spider has been found in Oregon. At least we know water is […]

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Portland in the News: Most Dog Poop in the US; Where to Hike for Fall Colors; Belmont Goats on the Move & More! | October 4, 2018

Fresh beer tastes better than aged beer! Oktoberfest time is the best time for fresh brews! The Belmont Goats need a new home (again)! The nonprofit that takes care of them is in the final steps of moving them to a new space in University Park. And congratulations on being named the 4th in the […]

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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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Portland in the News: 24-Hour Bus Service; Rent Perks Get a Tech Upgrade; New View of Oregon During Eclipse & More! | August 23, 2018

Designed to look like art, a first-of-its-kind emergency preparedness hub is in the works for Portland State University. In a sign the rental market is cooling, developers are offering new tenants perks that include free rent, Amazon gift cards & Amazon Echos. And starting September 2, Trimet will start running two bus lines 24 hours […]

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Portland in the News: Blazers Take on “Oregon Trail”, Billowy Art @ Centennial Mills, New Concert Hall @ Lloyd Center & More! | August 16, 2018

The Blazers start their season October 18 vs . The Lakers. While you wait, get up to speed with this “Oregon Trail”-Inspired Guide to the season. Portlanders can see a massive billowing art installation by Ann Hamilton called “Habitus” at Centennial Mills through September 16. And the vacant Nordsrom space at Lloyd Center is set […]

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Portland in the News: Killer Kitties, Burying Your Undies, E-Scooters in Portland & More | July 26, 2018

In the early days of Portland, cats pulled long shifts on the waterfront tackling 2-pound rats that were eating ship’s cargo on the wharf. An Oregonian reporter chronicled the feline killers in 1917. If you’re cooling off this weekend at Oregon Brewers Festival, for the first time this year, you can also sample wine & […]

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Portland in the News: Oregon’s Ghost Forest; Underground Custom Car Scene; & Surfing Catches a Wave in Portland | July 19, 2018

Low tides uncovered most of the Ghost Forest of Neskowin this week. Visitors can usually see some of the stumps during low tide, but when tides are below 2 feet or more, 100s of stumps are revealed. A new report says Portland had 37 days of degraded air quality in 2016. Are the local birdies […]

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