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.
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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 […]
The trailer is out for the Portland-based PI series “Stumptown” starring Cobie Smulders.Ron Wyden is working through diplomatic channels to secure safe travels to Canada for Trail Blazers Center Enes Kanter if the Blazers are matched up against the Toronto Raptors.And summer’s just about here! Be sure to check out Travel Oregon’s Guide to the […]
More than 29 million overnight visitors stayed in Oregon last year and they spent $12.8 billion.City planners are considering a sports fields concept for the post office redevelopment.And after more than 20 years in the game, Portland continues to push for open internet.
Brace yourselves: The scooters return Friday.Portland’s growing population has slowed dramatically.And Portland might build a funicular (an inclined elevator) along Marquam Hill between OHSU & SW Barbur Boulevard.
In a first in the United States, Portland is adding all-electric buses to its fleet.Hulu has renewed Portland based comedy “Shrill” for a second season.And the public could soon get more access to Willamette Falls thanks to a $7 million donation to the Riverwalk Project.
Earlier this week, most of the Blazers spent 30 minutes stuck in a Boston elevator.Caesar “The No Drama Llama” caused a social media stir after he was spotted taking a trip on the MAX.And Cobie Smulders is set to play the lead character in proposed PI show “Stumptown” set in Portland.
With a 6 year oversupply, Oregon weed growers are looking at how they can sell to other states. Over the next week’s dicey weather, Portlanders can check an interactive map of real time data to see if city officials have deiced or plowed your street. And one state lawmaker wants to make it legal to […]
Have you seen the Santa Clones? A Portland artist has left clues on his Instagram page to the location of 350 Santa Clones set up in Portland somewhere. Look to the skies next week if it stops raining: Comet Wirtanen will swing incredibly close to Earth on December 16! And Trimet has hired a Crow […]
Take back the streets! Portland’s scooter pilot program is over. Fewer people moved to Oregon last year than in 2016, but it was still a record setting year in population growth. And according to Google search trends, over Thanksgiving weekend, Oregonians will be flocking to vineyards.
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 […]
Did August feel unbearably hot? It might been even hotter due to Portland’s weather hot spots, where temperatures can vary as much at 20 degrees throughout the city. Speaking of weather, scientists believe Portland will have a warmer & drier than average winter due to a strong El Nino. And Portland loves its green! According […]
The Blazers start their season October 18 vs . The Lakers. While you wait, get up to speed with this “Oregon Trail”-Inspired Guide to the season. Portlanders can see a massive billowing art installation by Ann Hamilton called “Habitus” at Centennial Mills through September 16. And the vacant Nordsrom space at Lloyd Center is set […]
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.
Portland’s next car free bridge is set to go over 1-84 at 7th Avenue. Sullivan’s Crossing is estimated to be built between July 2019 & December 2020. And MLB investors Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Ciara were recently in the Rose City looking at four properties for a potential stadium.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]