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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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.
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 […]
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced bill S.420, which intends to decriminalize marijuana nationally. Portland is one of the best places to see urban raptors year-round. And Oregon lawmakers are pushing to legalize liquor deliveries in the state.
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 […]
Commence the countdown … it might snow in Portland next week! Singer Paul Simon is donating to local organizations on his 2018 Farewell tour, which means Portland Schools get $10,000! And Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry to compete in 3-point contest at NBA All-Star weekend.
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.”
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 […]
NW tables are celebrating Friday, when crab season finally opens. Oregon leads the nation in rate of workers who commute to work by bicycle. And itching to travel? You don’t have to go far to see some of the worlds most beautiful scenery.
Dust off your old Monopoly game! Portland lands near the top of Top Hygge Cities in the US. An Oregon man became the first person to cross Antarctica solo. He completed the 921-mile journey in less than 2 months. And Portland has been named the No. 1 city for Beer Drinkers.
Metro voted to expand the Urban Growth Boundary – opening up another two thousand acres for development. Money Magazine has called Hillsboro the best place to live in Oregon. And a new report ranks Portland as one of the best fishing cities.
Have you seen the Santa Clones? A Portland artist has left clues on his Instagram page to the location of 350 Santa Clones set up in Portland somewhere. Look to the skies next week if it stops raining: Comet Wirtanen will swing incredibly close to Earth on December 16! And Trimet has hired a Crow […]
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 […]
The Portland Diamond Project is expected to announce it has secured land rights for a MLB stadium. One of the worlds best Pinball players is from Portland. Zoë Vrabel is currently training for the state championships in January.
Take back the streets! Portland’s scooter pilot program is over. Fewer people moved to Oregon last year than in 2016, but it was still a record setting year in population growth. And according to Google search trends, over Thanksgiving weekend, Oregonians will be flocking to vineyards.
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 […]
Oregon ranks first for access to voting according to the Cost of Voting Index! If you think your job is hard, at least you don’t clear out hoarder homes. And get outside this winter at some of the state’s best state parks.
Portlanders remember Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, who passed away Monday. Feral rabbits have taken over Cannon Beach and no one is sure what do about them. And in the ultimate dig for nose gold, someone picked a 50 foot nose off a SE Portland porch.
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 […]
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 […]
Portlanders can get a free tree for their yard at the annual Yard Tree Giveaway on October 13. Oregon Brewers brought home 22 medals from The Great American Beer Festival. And an international pizza consultant has named Portland “America’s Greatest Pizza City.”
Because we can’t have nice things, a new trend called ‘bird dropping’ has popped up alongside the city’s new fleet of e-scooters. It involves (you guessed it) dropping the scooters off bridges, throwing them into dumpsters, etc (there are currently 17 in the Willamette as of this week, according to the article). Speaking of things […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The first week electronic scooters were in Portland, only one was dumped in the Willamette River. A rare, 90-pound squid washed up on the beach near Cannon Beach. And an Oregon woman used telepathy to get a mountain lion out of her living room.
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 & […]
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 […]
Several Portland Breweries are trying out reuseable bottles. Starting today, Portland State University Students will get FREE Biketown bike rides. And no surprise to us, PDX was named the top domestic airport by Travel+Leisure readers.
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 […]
Prepare to spend a lot of extra time on the road this summer because ODOT is planning to to rip up / close most of Portland’s major thoroughfares during July & August! Check out this roundup on Portland Monthly to plan your commute in July & August – or better yet, see if you can […]
World Naked Bike ride is Saturday and the Oregonian has 10 tips to help make the ride a success for everyone involved. Summer’s here and that means Portland’s outdoor public pools are now open. And Metro is in the final stages of considering where the new MAX line in SW Portland will go.
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.