Fox is spearheading a TV show about a substitute teacher who helps 3 kids re-create the Goonies. See Dame D.O.L.L.A. perform at 2020 NBA All-Star weekend! And a new guy to town created special animated shorts to honor the Rose City. Check them out!
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It may feel like it, but Portland isn’t the cloudiest city in the US. That title goes to Pittsburgh. Portland lands at 5th cloudiest city, behind Seattle. Recycle or Not? Try this new game to see if something belongs in the trash or in your recycle bin. And did you know that Pinball was once […]
Franklin High School has a therapy dog. Archie was once voted prom king Damian Lillard was named NBA All-Star for the 5th time. And TheNumberz is Portland’s only all-black radio station. You can listen to it at 96.7.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Portland is letting e-scooters stick around through the end of 2020. Redfin says Portland is the most bikeable city in the US. And Texas Monthly says Portland has the best Texas BBQ outside of Texas!
The acclaimed chef at Departure, Gregory Gourdet is set to be on the All Stars edition of Bravo’s “Top Chef” next year. TriMet is beginning to study the possibility of eliminating transit fares. And a grooming website has named Portland the fifth most-handsome city in the US.
There are thousands of gray whales migrating this month off the Oregon coast. Check out these tips on how to spot one. A citizen science project is counting the crows in Portland, and they say the number is growing. And starting in 2021, vehicle registration will cost $35 more in Multnomah County, a fee that […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Portland kitty was recently found in Santa Fe after traveling more than 1,200 miles in the last 5 years. Portland’s famous museum OMSI, turns 75 this year! And despite being one of the gloomiest cities in America, Portland is a hot spot for singles.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
A Portland company is harnessing energy from ocean waves. A new reports says Portland has some of the worst drivers in the country. But don’t worry, there’s a plan to get those drivers off the roads! Coming soon: Bus only lanes on Portland’s most congested streets.
Portland was named No. 1 best food city in America by Wallethub. Maybe that designation is what makes Portland one of the best places to retire on the West Coast. And next time you’re at the pumpkin patch, don’t be surprised to see a field of hemp between the corn and pumpkins. Hemp looks a […]
For the first time in 50 years, Oregonians as a whole make more money than the national average, a gain that also ranked Portland as the city with the 8th highest household income in the US. From now on, if you want plastic utensils or sauce packets when ordering takeout in Portland, you’ll have to […]
Wells Fargo Center is getting a much needed upgrade, which is expected to be completed by January. Voters are getting ballots in the mail in 3 weeks. Check out what we’ll be voting on. And actor Nicolas Cage is in town researching a new role.
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, […]
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 […]
Who’s ready for fall!? Check out this interactive map to know when’s the best time to plan for peak fall colors. It’s been two years since the start of the Eagle Creek fire and more than 70% of the trails impacted by the fire have reopened. And another survey ranked Portlanders as some of the […]
Portland remains popular for millennials, landing in the top 3 of where millennials are moving. Instead than build mansions, a developer just donated 22 acres of West Hills forest to the Audubon Society. And rumor has it, Lloyd Center mall is being considered for a baseball stadium.
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.
Oregonians can now purchase liter sized alcohol bottles. A real estate firm says Portland is growing as a tech hub. And the city is working on a new place for the Alder Street food cart pod. They’re now eyeing Ankeny Square as a new home for the 30 carts.
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 […]
According to Allstate, Portland has some of the nation’s least safe drivers. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Dive Team recently recovered 57 scooters/bikes from the Willamette River. And city officials might have a plan to save the Alder Street Food Carts.
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 […]
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.
Take a look at these old photos of Providence Park through the years. It’s come quite a long way!Portland is now the 25th Largest City in the US.And the story of Portland’s Shanghai Tunnels is likely more embellishment than truth.
Grab your beach combing gear! This Summer, the Oregon coast can expect some really low tides.Portland’s Rose Gardens are about to enter peak bloom!And check out these cute dogs competing for Portland Rose Festival Canine Court!