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.
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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 […]
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 & […]
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.
The World’s Tiniest Park now has an official sign. Portland Parks & Recreation recently built and installed a tiny sign for Mills End Park. This year’s Rose Festival Parade grand marshal walks on 4 legs. The parade’s first canine grand marshal is a 185-pound English Mastiff named Diesel! And Portland is expected to adopt new […]
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 […]
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 […]
Portland in the News: Smart Streetlights; Free Biketown Rides in May; Portland’s Vegan History
Hold up, MoveHub has released another most hipster city list, and on this week’s list, Portland holds the top US spot as Most Hipster City. (You might remember the story last week that Vancouver dethroned Portland.) The popular shuttle to Multnomah Falls returns this year and is not only going to run year round now, […]
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.
For the third time this season, Damian Lillard was named Western Conference Player of the Week. Ducks fans are invited to watch Oregon Football’s scrimmage this weekend at Franklin High School. And the residential speed limit is now 20 miles per hour in Portland.
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, […]
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 […]
Space beer! BridgePort Brewing recently sent a cooler of their Original IPAs into the stratosphere. KOIN looks into the origins of the name Burnside. (Spoiler, it’s not after the Civil War General known for his sideburns.) And check out these old aerial photos of Portland that showcase the city’s building boom!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]