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Portland in the News: Tiny Sign for Mills End Park; Biking Through the Drive-Thru; Guardian Angel Patrol & More! | May 31, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Shuttle to the Gorge; Back on Top of the Hipster Index; Major League Baseball in Portland? | April 19, 2018

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, […]

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Portland in the News: The City’s Most Beautiful Places; High Speed Rail to Canada; New Streetcars & More! | March 22, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: #RipCityOnTheyAss; ‘Wild Wild Country;’ ‘Everything Sucks!’ & More! | March 8, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Horse Rings, Twin Towers, Blazers Pay Charles Barkley & More! | February 22, 2018

Did you know the city’s horse rings are protected? You’ve probably seen them around town tethered with tiny horses (and in some cases, dinosaurs), and anytime construction rips them up, they must be replaced. Check out this roundup of cool things happening in Portland right now, including an Aerial Tree Walk, some weird Blazers commercials, […]

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Portland in the News: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin; Lillard Named NBA All-Star; Story of Forrest Park Family Now A Movie & More! | January 25, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: No Pants MAX Ride; Mind Altering Video Games; & The Seedy 90s | January 11, 2018

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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Portland in the News: How the Heck Do You Pump Gas?; Martini Light; & Oregon Ranks High as a Relocation Destination | January 4, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Expanding Providence Park; “Ben Franklin’s Song,” Vera’s Love of Art & More! | December 21, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Oregon’s 12 Most Endangered Spaces; The Woody Future of Skyscrapers; UFO Over Oregon? & More! | November 16, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Top Place to Avoid Natural Disasters, Cycle Track Near OMSI, Another Crazy Winter Coming? | November 2, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: I,Tonya; Art of Curling; Pickles Join The West Coast League; Fake Andy Warhol & more! | October 26, 2017

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.”

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Portland in the News: Saving Movie Madness, Bridges Ranked, Indigenous People’s Day & More! | October 12, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Farewell to Portland’s Mounted Patrol, Award-Winning IPAs, Celebrating 2 Years of Legal Pot & More! | July 6, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Committing to Renewables, The Smutty 70s, Urban Density & More! | April 13, 2017

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.

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Portland in the News: Blazers Worth $1.05B, Mount Hood Eruption Simulation, Is PDX Ready for the NHL & More! | February 16, 2017

Forbes has valued the Portland Trail Blazers at $1.05B – a relative bargain compared to the New York Knicks ($3.3B) and Los Angeles Lakers ($3B). And sure it’s pretty, but most forget that Mount Hood is an active volcano that could erupt in your lifetime. Check out this video simulation complete with beeped profanity. Here’s […]

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Portland in the News: Mr. Dude, Aggressive Owls, and Where Weird Really Came From | September 29, 2016

Have you met Mr. Dude? He’s Portland’s mascot in Japan. Check out this fanciful video full of dancing ice cream, donuts and rainbows about Odnarotoop (Portland pronounced backward). If you’re heading to Forest Park, watch our head! An aggressive barred owl has been dive-boming joggers. And that data backs it up, Portland is a place […]

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