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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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Portland in the News: RIP Packy, Hidden Waterfalls, Free Best Friends & More! | February 9, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: New DB Cooper Evidence, Winter Fatigue, The 7-Eleven Goat & More! | January 19, 2017

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Marionberry, 8th Greenest City & Competitive Pinball & More! | October 13, 2016

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 […]

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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: Now w/ Higher Quality Whale Explosions, (Almost) Banned Books, Comic Con & More! | September 15, 2016

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Biketown, Hair Envy; and More Buildings Going Up | July 21, 2016

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Planning for Armageddon; Tech Expansion; & Behind the Scenes at an NBA Hotel | April 14, 2016

Portland in the News: Planning for Armageddon; Tech Expansion; & Behind the Scenes at an NBA Hotel | April 14, 2016

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Neverending Traffic, Economic Prosperity, & Mr. Bunyan Needs a Makeover | March 24, 2016

Portland in the News: Neverending Traffic, Economic Prosperity, & Mr. Bunyan Needs a Makeover | March 24, 2016

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 […]

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