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.
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Over the last decade, no other American pro sport team has traveled more than the Trail Blazers. Rip City players have logged more than 542 Thousand Miles in 10 years. Portland ranks No. 4 among the top 50 metros of residents who work from home. And for the second year in a row, Oregon growers […]
Dust off your old Monopoly game! Portland lands near the top of Top Hygge Cities in the US. An Oregon man became the first person to cross Antarctica solo. He completed the 921-mile journey in less than 2 months. And Portland has been named the No. 1 city for Beer Drinkers.
Because we can’t have nice things, a new trend called ‘bird dropping’ has popped up alongside the city’s new fleet of e-scooters. It involves (you guessed it) dropping the scooters off bridges, throwing them into dumpsters, etc (there are currently 17 in the Willamette as of this week, according to the article). Speaking of things […]
Have you hitched a ride on Portland’s new fleet of scooters? Bike Snob NYC spent three days here recently to determine whether the zippy electric minibikes are a scourge on cities or a convenient mode of transport. Speaking of a Portland without scooters, the Oregonian took a trip back in time to examine some of […]
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 […]
In the early days of Portland, cats pulled long shifts on the waterfront tackling 2-pound rats that were eating ship’s cargo on the wharf. An Oregonian reporter chronicled the feline killers in 1917. If you’re cooling off this weekend at Oregon Brewers Festival, for the first time this year, you can also sample wine & […]
A team of former FBI investigators is claiming to have uncovered the real DB Cooper, whose identity they claim the FBI has been protecting for almost 40 years. Do you know if you can recycle frozen food box? Metro has released the top 8 things people are recycling that they shouldn’t. (The answer to the […]
Mulnomah County is looking into publicly owned internet. Portland tops a recent list of places to retire. Costs of goods and services + quality of medical care pushed the Rose City to the top. Where the Rajneeshees failed, Buddhist Monks prevail. A small community of monks have made the forests near White Salmon their home.
Space beer! BridgePort Brewing recently sent a cooler of their Original IPAs into the stratosphere. KOIN looks into the origins of the name Burnside. (Spoiler, it’s not after the Civil War General known for his sideburns.) And check out these old aerial photos of Portland that showcase the city’s building boom!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Still just a dream, The Pacific Hyperloop, which aims move passengers between Portland and Seattle in 15 minutes, is a finalist in a global challenge contest. While we’re waiting for that to be built, it’s lucky that we have PDX Airport, which has earned Time Money’s most stress-free flight hub in the nation. And ballers […]
The Oregonian presents 99 meals for less than $10. Portland lands in the top 10 in Lending Tree’s survey of Most Changed Cities, based on factors such as rent, home values, diversity, & new business. And at 4.3%, Oregon’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since the state began keeping records in the 70s. […]
Feeling a little lonely this Valentine’s Day? Be alone no more! Willamette Humane Society is offering free adoptions this weekend! Oregon City has been hiding a huge natural wonder that will soon be revealed. Keep an eye out for Willamette Falls, the second most powerful waterfall in the country, which will soon be freed from […]
The Wall Street Journal this week took a stab at Portland’s lack of prowess in the snow. Whatever; At least we have some damn good wine & weed. And no, salt isn’t the best solution to keeping the roads clear. We should pickle the streets next time! Cheers to Grimm, after 6 seasons, the hit […]
Temperatures are finally rising and even Weather.com is calling Portland America’s Most Winter-fatigued city this season. Even goats are saying screw it and marching into 7-Eleven for Skittles. Although the FBI has closed the file on DB Cooper, investigators aren’t giving up. They’re releasing new evidence to the public in the hopes citizen sleuths can […]
Portland is UPS’s pilot city for bicycle delivery system. Although Germany easily beats the US in amount of garbage kept out of landfills at 65 percent, as a city, Portland has a higher rate of recycling of 70 percent. And once again, Portland proves it just can’t handle its shit when it comes to snow, […]
Want to get to know the real Portland? Hop on the bus. If kitty hacks up a hairball, it’s not his fault, his tongue has tons of tiny hooks on it. And, as long as you don’t live in it, your garden shed can be prepped as an emergency shelter in Portland.
All hail the Marionberry, Oregon born & raised! The delicious fruit, a cross between Chehalem and Olallie blackberries, was created at Oregon State and introduced in the 1950s. Portland Art Museum is growing! They’re looking to add a 3-story pavilion. And WalletHub ranks Portland the 8th greenest city in the Nation. Here’s a roundup of […]
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 […]
Bicycling.com has named Portland the No. 3 city in the nation for bikes. Contributions to the ranking into the Nike Biketown bikes, a 7.2 percent bike commute rate and the new Vision Zero plan, which aims to make streets safer for non drivers. Money Magazine has named Portland one of the best 6 large cities […]
Looking for a fall reading list? Maybe pick up these 9 books that were challenged by library patrons across Oregon. Portland State Coach is so confident in the Huskies this year that he said if he could bet, he’d mortgage his house on them winning the National Title this year. And really can’t get through […]
BIKETOWN officially launched this week in Portland, and now there’s 1,000 orange bikes at 100 stations around the city. In Portland, women in tech make 20% less than their male colleagues, and only hold 24% of the jobs. And Tripster has decided that Portland International Airport is Portland’s most Portland neighborhood. Here’s a roundup of […]
With today’s traffic chaos, it’s hard to believe that in 1955, downtown Portland cleared of people in less than an hour during Operation Greenlight, a Cold War air raid drill. Portland has 167 of the state’s 418 registered marijuana dispensaries. And as Beverly Clearly turns 100, we’re reminded of her forgotten teen collection. Here’s a […]
Welcome to Oregon, you’re not doing anything, because you can’t – you’re stuck in traffic. On the bright side, all those hours not moving behind the wheel are an economic indicator of prosperity. And as everyone loves to point out, it could be worse. And Kenton’s Paul Bunyan needs a makeover. Community members are seeking […]
A Portlander fought for his rights and was able to wear his religious fox hat in his driver’s license photo and won! The man says the hat reflects his animal totem in the Seven Drums religion. Portland landed in the top 20 of Business Insider’s Places to Live in America if you want to make […]
It’s bragging time! a study recently found that Oregonians are the fastest talkers in the US, where we can squeeze in 6 words in the time most others can only say 5. Atlanta is looking to Portland for streetcar inspiration. And Oregon is leading the pack in automatic voter registration. Here’s a roundup of the […]
Forget Girl Scout Cookies, Portland is waiting for pot cookies. The Oregon Legislature recently passed a bill allowing dispensaries to sell edibles starting this summer. The Timbers are back on the field on Sunday and you can cheer them on with Captain Jack’s Lucky 13 Championship IPA! And Willamette Week remembers a decade ago when […]
In Portland, man’s best friend is more likely to purr than bark, and that’s why we’re so excited to welcome the world’s greatest cat painting this week! Painted in 1891, “My Wife’s Lovers” is currently hanging at Portland Art Museum. Last year, the number of passengers passing through PDX set a new record, at nearly […]
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The White Stag has his red nose and the 30 foot high Martini glass is back! And check out Portland’s cat rapper. Here’s a roundup of the goings-on in Portland this week: The New York Times: In Growing Portland, the Strategy Is Density Over Sprawl Daily Mail: […]