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 […]
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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 […]
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.
Portland’s police horses will no longer be a familiar sight in the Rose City after their funding wasn’t renewed. This was their last week of operation. Six Oregon IPAs have been ranked among America’s 50 Best according to Draft Magazine. And contrary to popular belief, Oregon economists believe most of the new people moving to […]
Portland Thorns have the best women’s soccer fans in the nation according to The Washington Post. LinkedIn shows that Portland is 4th on the list of cities gaining workers. And a recent analysis from Allstate says Portland drivers are getting worse.
Joining several western states, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has committed that Oregon will continue the path of the Paris Accord. Graduate students at PSU are proposing turning Mt. Tabor Parks water reservoirs into a small geothermal plant that could include soaking pools. And Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer believes the time is good in Oregon to […]
Pedalpalooza starts today! See these tips for maximum enjoyment! Portland’s old flying saucer shaped YMCA building is taking off again as Under Armour’s new offices. And Thrillist has labeled Portland, particularly the Pearl District, as one of the nation’s most walk-able cities!
Although parking in Portland can be a headache, at least the new app is cute. Parking Kitty allows drivers to pay for parking via the app + it purrs when you pay and meows when you’re running out of time. Get lost in the illusion with this video filmed recently in Hoyt Arboretum. And Portland’s […]
Portland tied with Los Angeles for 4th place as best energy efficient city in the US. Interested in buying an electric car? Portland now has the nation’s first electric vehicle showroom. And having a hard time finding local pot? Let the Craft Cannabis Alliance help!
Back when it was first built, Providence Park could hold up to 10,000 more seats than it can now. The Trail Blazers have donated their playoff bonus to their support staff. And for the first time in history, Oregon’s Supreme Court will have a majority of women justices.
Photo booths are so last decade. Now you can have llamas dressed as a bridge and groom attend your wedding. Oregon is a hot spot for Chinese tourists looking for rugged natural beauty. And Bicycle Magazine named Portland one of the 10 most safest places in the US for bikers. Here’s a roundup of the […]
Portland Timbers are adding 4,000 new seats to Providence Park! Spend as much time on the pot as you want! Portland is going to turn poop into power! And Portland has had a record rainfall this year, making it the second wettest winter since records started.
Oregon landed No. 1 in a phone use study as the “least distracted” drivers. HBO is filming a pilot episode for a new drama next week along North Mississippi Avenue next week. They’re looking for extras including pets and cars. And Portland officials are taking steps to open the Rose City for self driving cars.
The Oregonian reminds of how Portland got here with a romp through 1970s Portland, including disco, a budding liberalism and Portlanders’ increasing fancy for smut. Joining 25 other cities, Portland leaders have committed to 100% renewable energy. We’re already on track: Portland has the 17th highest amount of solar panels in stalled among US cities.
The Tonight Show puppies have inside info on who will win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Starting this weekend, bottle returns in Oregon are worth double. And as you mourn the end of Grimm, take a filming locations tour.
According to Thrillist, Oregon ekes out Colorado for America’s booziest state. With that sort of consumption, it just makes sense that job growth in the booze industry would need to grow to keep pace. Portland‘s potholes have gotten so bad, even anarchists are stepping up to help. Here’s a roundup of the goings-on in Portland […]
One of Portland’s best ideas: Removing a freeway that ran along the waterfront. Can I make a grilled cheese with my iron? The Bend Library is offering Adulting 101 classes.