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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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Portland in the News: The Real DB Cooper; Things We’re Recycling but Shouldn’t; Hiking Close; & Portland’s Casual Food Scene | July 5, 2018

A team of former FBI investigators is claiming to have uncovered the real DB Cooper, whose identity they claim the FBI has been protecting for almost 40 years. Do you know if you can recycle frozen food box? Metro has released the top 8 things people are recycling that they shouldn’t. (The answer to the […]

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Portland in the News: SoPo is Now Official; Protecting Legal Weed; The Monks of White Salmon & More! | June 14, 2018

Mulnomah County is looking into publicly owned internet. Portland tops a recent list of places to retire. Costs of goods and services + quality of medical care pushed the Rose City to the top. Where the Rajneeshees failed, Buddhist Monks prevail. A small community of monks have made the forests near White Salmon their home.

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Portland in the News: Where Do Oregon Tourists Come From?, MLB Stadium Renderings, OSU to Make A Move Downtown & More! | May 17, 2018

Free Biketown Rides and no parking charges for the month of May has led to record usage, a 120% increase over last year. Oregon State University is planning to open a Portland Headquarters in the The Meier and Frank building. And Canadians top the list of the where Oregon tourists come from. Japan & China […]

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Portland in the News: Reuseable Beer Bottles; Portland to Host NWSL Championship; & Belmont Goats On the Move Again | May 10, 2018

Seven Oregon Breweries are testing out reusable beer bottles. When it was built, the St. Johns Bridge started the trend of green bridges in Oregon. The hue ODOT Green is now used on dozens of bridges across the state. And once again, the Belmont Goats again are looking for a new home. In June, a […]

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Portland in the News: PDX’s Most Instagram Worthy Locations; More Morels; & The Oregon Zoo’s Catio is Now Open! | May 3, 2018

Up your Instagame at these top spots for amazing Instagram photos suggested by Elite Daily. Next time you go to the zoo, be sure to check out their newest exhibit: a catio display. The kitties inside will be available for adoption. And one positive outcome of last summer’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire is a bumper […]

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Portland in the News: Best Food Truck City; Space Station Might Crash Over Oregon; Budtender of the Year & More! | March 29, 2018

Oregon City has won a Great American Main Street Award for 2018. And Portland was named best city for food trucks in America. Although art galleries are closing, the number of murals in the city is rising. And new census numbers shows Portland’s population rise is starting to slow after several years of strong increases.

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Portland in the News: Officials Considering Creating a South Portland; Polar Plunge; Per Capita Pot Sales & More! | March 1, 2018

Per capita, the highest 2017 Marijuana sales in Oregon were in Baker County. Portland transportation officials are considering adding a 6th region to Portland; South Portland would comprise the narrow slice of the city east of SW Nato Parkway and west of the Willamette River. And from the comfort of your screen, take a look […]

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Portland in the News: Christmas Tree Shortage; The Last Dance @ Embers; & Vancouver Named Most Hip | November 20, 2017

Step aside Portland. In a recent analysis, MoveHunb named Vancouver, WA, the most hipster city in America. Portland came in at No. 12. If you’re planning to get a Christmas tree, you’d better get it soon. There’s shortage this year. And Thursday is the last night of a Portland institution. After 50 years, Embers Dance […]

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Portland in the News: Oregon’s 12 Most Endangered Spaces; The Woody Future of Skyscrapers; UFO Over Oregon? & More! | November 16, 2017

If you’re thinking of selling your home next year, plan ahead & maybe update your insulation: A new ordinance requires sellers to get a Home Energy Score before listing. The verdict is still out about the strange aircraft flying over Oregon this week. Could be UFOs or maybe spies? ADUs appear to be the builds […]

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Portland in the News: Top Place to Avoid Natural Disasters, Cycle Track Near OMSI, Another Crazy Winter Coming? | November 2, 2017

If you’re looking to avoid natural disasters, you’ve come to the right place. BestPlaces has ranked the Portland Metro area as the safest place in the U.S. Forbes says Portland is America’s 5th coolest city. And meteorologist are predicting a less severe winter than last years record breaker; but that still means 3-5 weather events […]

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Portland in the News: Saving Movie Madness, Bridges Ranked, Indigenous People’s Day & More! | October 12, 2017

Watch your speedometer near red-light camera intersections: In Oregon, those cameras can now ticket drivers for speeding. A group of Portlanders want to save a slice of Portland film history with “Save Movie Madness,” a kickstarter aimed at purchasing the collection from one of the city’s last great video rental stores. And despite being on […]

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