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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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.”
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
Stephen Hawking Timbers Stephen Hawking is a Timbers Fan! Portlanders can now text 911. Be sure to leave out the emojis! Manbun pants thief. So, that’s a thing. And after New York City, Portland was the most popular city to visit this summer.
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 […]