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Portland in the News: Tree Farm Opens as Office Building; Parts of Electric Grid At Capacity for Solar; 2020 Oregon Book Awards & More! | January 30, 2020

The most checked out e-book at the Multnomah County Library in 2019 was Michelle Obama’s “Becoming.” The memoir landed at the top of both the e-book check outs and the audio book list. A new office building in SE Portland is covered in trees. The Tree Farm, located next to the Morrison Bridge, was created […]

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Portland in the News: Lillard Hits Record 61 Points; Border Cannabis Sales are 420% the State Average; & Oregon Ranks Most Active in US | January 23, 2020

On Monday night, Damian Lillard scored a career-high 61 points in the Blazers win over visiting the Warriors. This week, Arlene Schnitzer has given $10 million to Portland Art Museum, which will support an expansion of the physical campus. And Oregon cannabis sales per adult along the Idaho border are 420 percent the statewide average.

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Portland In the News: Blazers Logo 50 Years Later; 10 Quirky Oregon Museums; Portland to Seattle in 35 Minutes & More | January 16, 2020

At 50 years old, the Portland Trail Blazers Pinwheel logo is still the most unusual in the NBA. A charter service is adding a 35-minute flight from Portland to Seattle in April. Seats will start at $49 on way and average $130 round trip. And add a smile to your day: Check out these adorable […]

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Portland in the News: The Pot Capital of Idaho; The Delay w/ Real ID; & Portland’s Most Anticipated New Restaurants | January 9, 2020

Congratulations, Ontario! You’re the Pot Capital of Idaho! Despite only having pot shops open for 6 months, Malheur County sold more pot per capita than any other county. New this year in Oregon: Voters no longer need to put a stamp on your ballot to mail it back in. Portland lands at No. 5 for […]

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Portland in the News: No More Stop Signs for Bikes; Not So Rude; Popular Pet Names & More! | January 2, 2020

Portland ranks low in the list of rudest cities in America according to Business Insider. Portlanders set a new record on library holds, with 3,908 holds on Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming. And a new law allows bicyclists to roll through stop signs as they yield right away. They were previously required to completely stop.

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Portland In the News: No More Change of Address Stickers; Portland Loves the Cinnamon Bear; 170 Years of Oregon History in Video & Images & More! | December 5, 2019

Hallelujah, Oregon will no longer require address change stickers on drivers licenses, a change that will save the state an estimated $550,000 a year. The Oregon Historical Society has a massive vault filled with 170 years of Oregon history, including original footage of Bobbie the Wonderdog and tons of tapes on the rise and fall […]

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Portland in the News: New Food Cart Pod by Moda Center; Electric Mobility Hub Coming to SE; Winter Walks & More! | November 27, 2019

City Council has given approval to the region’s first mobility hub, an area to hang out, eat, and surf the web while your e-bike is charging. For the first time in 40 years, Oregon’s median household income is above the national average. And next time your neighborhood smells off, you can now report it on […]

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Portland in the News: Portland Subway; Remembering 2 Portland Greats: Columbia Sportswear’s Gert Boyle; & Therapy Llama, Rojo | November 7, 2019

Original Portland Tough Mother, Gert Boyle of Columbia Sportswear passed this week at 95. A study found a tunnel could boost on-time arrivals for MAX trains downtown & could shave 12 minutes off commute. And beloved Portland therapy llama, Rojo, passed away this week after health complications.

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Portland in the News: Falling Back This Weekend; Red Bus Lanes; Stormy Winter On the Way (Maybe) | October 31, 2019

Meteorologists are predicting an early snow for Portland and a stormier than usual winter. We’ll all have to set our clocks back this weekend despite Oregon’s new daylight saving law. And there is a lane downtown painted red that’s only for buses. If it successfully keeps cars from driving on it, plans are in the […]

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Portland in the News: Peak Fall Colors; Blazers 50th Season; Visit Halloweentown & More! | October 24, 2019

Take a break over the next few days and peek outside: Portland is at Peak fall colors right now! Disney Channel’s Halloweentown is real and it exists only 30 miles from Portland! Every October, St. Helens transforms in to Spirit of Halloweentown. The Trail Blazers kicked off their 50th season this week! Here’s 5 players […]

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Portland in the News: Blazers Rack up the Frequent Flyer Miles; Too Much Marijuana; Touring Portland’s Lost Buildings & More! | January 10, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: ‘Bird Dropping’, Bridge Designs & On-Screen Scandals | September 13, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Scooters, Friend or Foe? Kamau Bell on Oregon & A Very Expensive Book | September 6, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Are We in for a Warm & Dry Winter?, Portland’s Literal Hot Spots, & We’re No. 1 For Parks Spending! | August 30, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Blazers Take on “Oregon Trail”, Billowy Art @ Centennial Mills, New Concert Hall @ Lloyd Center & More! | August 16, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Killer Kitties, Burying Your Undies, E-Scooters in Portland & More | July 26, 2018

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 & […]

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Portland in the News: The Real DB Cooper; Things We’re Recycling but Shouldn’t; Hiking Close; & Portland’s Casual Food Scene | July 5, 2018

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 […]

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Portland in the News: SoPo is Now Official; Protecting Legal Weed; The Monks of White Salmon & More! | June 14, 2018

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.

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Portland in the News: Space IPA; History of Burnside; Building Boom Visible in Historical Aerial Photos & More! | February 15, 2018

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!

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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: Stress-Free Flying, Boring Portland, Pacific Hyperloop & More! | March 23, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: 99 Plates Under $10, Portland’s Public Art, ‘My Abandonment’ To Be A Movie & More! | March 2, 2017

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. […]

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