Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan is considering a population of 842K by 2035, a jump of 221K people! According to MoveHub, Portland has been bumped off the Hipster index by Vancouver. But, US News & World Report has named Portland the 6th Best Place to live.
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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.
By 2020, traveling by streetcar in Portland will improve after Portland City Council OK’d the purchase of two new street cars with more seating, room & better signage. The government of British Columbia is backing a study looking at a high speed rail connecting Vancouver, B.C. to Seattle and Portland. And check out these 10 […]
Oregon State University now has a high tech brewhouse for its fermentation science program. Travel Oregon’s new tourism campaign showcases a magical Oregon with newspaper reading frogs and cloud whales – so only a slightly exaggerated version of our home. And 4 Portland Drag Queens have set out to save the world, well not quite, […]
Amid a growing number of Blazer victories, the hashtag #RipCityOnTheyAss has taken off. On March 16, Netflix will start streaming Wild Wild Country, a new documentary series about the Rajneeshees in Oregon. The streaming services is also highlighting 90s Boring, Oregon, w/ new coming-of-age show, “Everything Sucks!” The founder of Dave’s Killer Bread shares the […]
Now you can grab a drink while meeting your next doggie pal. Fido’s Tap House serves up 40 draft lines & fosters rescue dogs that are up for adoption. KGW looked into the 10 most dangerous roads in Oregon based on crash rates and all 10 are in the Portland Metro Area. And the votes […]
Oregon was named the top 6th state in which to drive. Even though gas prices here are high, one of the factors putting us toward the top: Low auto maintenance costs. Oregon lawmakers are considering putting a measure on the November ballot to make health care a fundamental right. And last weekend, Portland’s Portugal. The […]
Big Congrats to Damian Lillard, who was again named to the All-star list. This week, Portland said farewell to famed local author Ursula K. Le Guin, who died Monday. And the true story of a Portland father and daughter who lived in Forest Park has been made into a film: “Leave No Trace” premiered at […]
Portland landed at the top of the list for 10 best coffee cities in the U.S. according to Conde Nast Travler. Amazon has released the trailer for Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – the first film written and directed by Gus Van Sant in the last decade. It’s about Portland cartoonist John […]
Portland train riders kept the dream of No Pants MAX ride alive on Sunday. Dozens of people turned out Sunday to ride pants-less. Portland Timbers have announced their 2018 season schedule. Here are 10 games not to miss. And Portland’s groundbreaking ban on Fossil Fuel infrastructure lives another day after an appeals court finds it […]
It’s the dawning of a new era – Oregonians can now pump their own gas, (in some places). Portland’s unique Martini Light is back. After a brief hiatus while a new house was being built, the new owners have kept the holiday tradition alive. And for the 5th year in a row, Oregon has ranked […]
Sorry teens, you’ll now have to wait until 21 to drink & smoke. As of January 1, Oregon’s age to purchase tobacco ups to 21. The Oregonian considers the positive side of a changing Portland in their look back at 2017. And Tonya Harding is back on the ice after new movie featuring her story […]
Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Portland band Decemberists to record “Ben Franklin’s Song” for the first HAMILDROP. Portland’s art scene owes a lot to Vera Katz – who worked art to make sure art was part of Portland’s identity. And the City Council on Wednesday gave the Timbers the green light to expand Providence […]
There was a 3.9 earthquake in northern Oregon around 5:24p Wednesday. Did you feel it? Waze’s data confirms what all of us already know, Portland is in the top 5 of worst cities in which to drive. Portland’s longest-serving woman mayor, Vera Katz, passed away this week.
Despite Macys closure last year, Santaland lives on at the Oregon Historical Society. Taking inspiration from Syndey, a local man is launching a big to allow people to climb to the top of the Fremont Bridge’s arch. And Thrillist ranks Oregon to the top of the list for best beer in the nation.
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 […]
Thanksgiving is here! There are several local organizations serving Thanksgiving to anyone in need of a meal. Unfortunately, Macy’s Holiday parade is no more, but you can catch views of old parades on YouTube. And Portland’s best Black Friday deal can be found at Oregon Humane Society: FREE pet crate with the purchase of a […]
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 […]
Portland had one of the first drive-thru coffee shops. Portlanders can get cuddles on demand w/ Snuggle Express. Schedule your puppy & kitten visits through Oregon Humane Society. And Portland is moving forward with plans to redevelop the Downtown Post Office land. The city is accepting applications for plans to improve the land.
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 […]
Oregon is pioneering the future of retirement savings. This month, the state launched a state-sponsored retirement savings plan. If you know where to look, you can find almost any Asian cooking ingredient in the Portland area. And the knee whack heard around the world is back! Filmmakers released the first trailer for “I, Tonya.”
IndyCar racing will return to Portland International Raceway next year! The Grand Prix of Portland will be held Labor Day. Oregonians will get a tax credit on their 2017 tax returns thanks to a tax surplus kicker. A “What’s My Kicker” calculator will be able in January. And Lloyd Center could soon have a concert […]
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 […]
To entice Amazon, the city of Portland is giving the company first dibs on the former Post Office site in downtown Portland. You can now tour the old mental hospital in Salem. At the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, you can see bygone methods for treating mental health patients and learn about the […]
Under Armour’s new headquarters near Duniway Park is now open. The city of Portland is launching an online platform to reduce the barriers to accessing affordable housing for renters. And according to Smokeymountains.com, Oregon will see peak fall leaf foliage the week of October 8.
Damian Lillard was a pretty good sport during a recent interview on The Late Late Show w/ James Corden + Super Fan Ian Karmel. According to United Van Lines, Portland was the top 3 destination for people moving this summer. And the New York Times played a little game of elimination for where Amazon’s next […]
Straw has created a limited edition ice cream flavor for Portland Airport. It captures “Portland’s beautifully rainy, gorgeous scenery into a scoop.” City Council has decided a tiny 3% piece of the city should absorb 30% of all growth between now and 2035. And the Jantzen Beach carousel is looking for a new home.
This weekend’s Bite of Oregon helps support Special Olympics. NW Portland could soon have a floating hotel complete with a farmers market & spa. And soon your morning commute could be passing over the traffic gridlock below w/ Airbus’ flying air taxi.
Oregon put on a fantastic show for the eclipse, and doom & gloom predictions about traffic and shortages never panned out. Oregon’s hazy IPAs stand out on their own when compared to New England-style IPAs. A recent survey of downtown has uncovered a 20 percent increase in pedestrians over last year.
At this moment, an estimated 1 million tourists are descending on Oregon for Monday’s total solar eclipse. If you’re heading to eastern Oregon, get ready for busy roads, stores running out of stock and gas stations running dry. And after more than 30 years, the Bite of Oregon is moving to the Rose Quarter.
In a report that surprises no one, ODOT says Portland’s traffic nightmare is no longer bound by rush hour. Are you suffering Eclipse fever? Get your remedy with the library’s guide + pick up a pair of free glasses at any library. Have you noticed a smoother ride on city streets? The city says it’s […]
Based on hotel & campsite reservations, estimates put up to 1 million people visiting Oregon during the eclipse this month. Although the totality won’t be seen from Portland, with 99% totality, the Rose City will still get a damn good show on August 21.
Although Portland will be outside the path of totality, the Rose City will see 99 percent of the sun covered during the August eclipse. Portland has opened a new swimming beach downtown, complete with lifeguards and life jacket available. And despite a nationwide bee decline, urban bee keeping is blossoming in the Rose City.