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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: 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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