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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: IndyCar @ PIR; New Concert Space @ Lloyd; Tax Kicker & more! | October 19, 2017

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 […]

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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: Enticing Amazon, A New Shade of Blue, Tour the Cuckoo’s Nest & more! | October 5, 2017

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 […]

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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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Portland in the News: We're Well-Read & Fit & Getting Rich Off Weed, + The Pug Awakens | May 26, 2016

Portland in the News: We’re Well-Read & Fit & Getting Rich Off Weed, + The Pug Awakens | May 26, 2016

First of all, Star Wars: The Pug Awakens. You’re welcome. Oregon’s Marijuana market is the 2016 equivalent of a gold rush. Legalization has created more than 2,000 jobs with nearly $46 million in payroll. (Comparatively, alcohol employs 1,450 and paid $28 million.) Portland is America’s second most well-read city, behind Seattle. And the American Fitness […]

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