A Portland kitty was recently found in Santa Fe after traveling more than 1,200 miles in the last 5 years. Portland’s famous museum OMSI, turns 75 this year! And despite being one of the gloomiest cities in America, Portland is a hot spot for singles.
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
A Portland company is harnessing energy from ocean waves. A new reports says Portland has some of the worst drivers in the country. But don’t worry, there’s a plan to get those drivers off the roads! Coming soon: Bus only lanes on Portland’s most congested streets.
Portland was named No. 1 best food city in America by Wallethub. Maybe that designation is what makes Portland one of the best places to retire on the West Coast. And next time you’re at the pumpkin patch, don’t be surprised to see a field of hemp between the corn and pumpkins. Hemp looks a […]
For the first time in 50 years, Oregonians as a whole make more money than the national average, a gain that also ranked Portland as the city with the 8th highest household income in the US. From now on, if you want plastic utensils or sauce packets when ordering takeout in Portland, you’ll have to […]
Wells Fargo Center is getting a much needed upgrade, which is expected to be completed by January. Voters are getting ballots in the mail in 3 weeks. Check out what we’ll be voting on. And actor Nicolas Cage is in town researching a new role.
WalletHub recently ranked Portland as the 8th most fun city in America. The Pearl District made the top 20 places to live in 2019 according to Money.com – the article cites the area’s low crime rate and job opportunities. And you’re not imagining it – September has already been more rainy than the average September, […]
Who’s ready for fall!? Check out this interactive map to know when’s the best time to plan for peak fall colors. It’s been two years since the start of the Eagle Creek fire and more than 70% of the trails impacted by the fire have reopened. And another survey ranked Portlanders as some of the […]
Behavioral scientists are working with Portland to reduce carbon emissions. Live Nation is looking at building a new 10,000 seat concert venue at Zidell Yards. And this season, the Portland Trail Blazers will be sporting throwback uniforms from the 19777 championship season.
For the first time, all of the breweries and cider houses at the Oregon Brewers Festival are from Oregon! Coveted forward, Pau Gasol is coming to the Rose City! And a species of scorpions is native to the Pacific NW. The non-aggressive critters are nocturnal and usually play dead rather than sting when disturbed.
Oregonians can now purchase liter sized alcohol bottles. A real estate firm says Portland is growing as a tech hub. And the city is working on a new place for the Alder Street food cart pod. They’re now eyeing Ankeny Square as a new home for the 30 carts.
Colorful pianos are popping up in public spaces around the city. If you see one, sit down and play! Congestion on the Steel Bridge has transportation agencies considering an underground tunnel for the MAX. And Oregon lawmakers approved prepaid postage for ballots.
According to Allstate, Portland has some of the nation’s least safe drivers. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Dive Team recently recovered 57 scooters/bikes from the Willamette River. And city officials might have a plan to save the Alder Street Food Carts.
Darcelle is now a musical! Based on the life of the world’s oldest working drag queen, the show premieres in September. A volunteer group is slowly turning Portland packing lots into gardens … by hand. In the last decade, Depave Portland has deconstructed about 75 parking lots across the city. And a Portland man recently […]
Drive into the past at Hood River’s Model T Driving school. Have you seen the cartoon characters? A Portland artist has been hiding wooden cutouts of popular cartoon characters and memes around the city in a Wooden Cutout Scavenger Hunt. And Oregon ranks 2nd on this year’s Thrillist List of Best Beer States.
Grab your beach combing gear! This Summer, the Oregon coast can expect some really low tides.Portland’s Rose Gardens are about to enter peak bloom!And check out these cute dogs competing for Portland Rose Festival Canine Court!
The trailer is out for the Portland-based PI series “Stumptown” starring Cobie Smulders.Ron Wyden is working through diplomatic channels to secure safe travels to Canada for Trail Blazers Center Enes Kanter if the Blazers are matched up against the Toronto Raptors.And summer’s just about here! Be sure to check out Travel Oregon’s Guide to the […]
More than 29 million overnight visitors stayed in Oregon last year and they spent $12.8 billion.City planners are considering a sports fields concept for the post office redevelopment.And after more than 20 years in the game, Portland continues to push for open internet.
E-Scooters are slowly repopulating the streets of Portland. Damian Lillard’s insane range is no accident – he’s been working to prep his mind and body for months. And Mr. Statue has been performing in downtown Portland for more than 20 years!
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.
Check out this list of a dozen waterfall hikes near Portland.Travel Oregon has released another slightly exaggerated animated tourism video produced by Wieden + Kennedy.And Laika is binging Bigfoot to the big screen this week w/ “Missing Link,” a stop motion animation of the lonely creature’s search for his relatives.
Tigard’s revolutionary recycling center Agilyx is hoping to change up the recycling industry with chemical recycling.Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard named Western Conference Player of the Week.And Portland Streetcar has released a smartphone tour app.
Portland in the News: Most LGBTQ-friendly City in America; E-Scooters are Coming Back; Eastbank Esplanade Reopens this Weekend
The Belmont Goats are settling in at their new home in North Portland. Stop by and say, “hi”!Congress recently passed a bill through both the House & Congress that would designate 1.3 million acres of land in Oregon, Utah, New Mexico and California as wilderness and classify 280 miles of Oregon rivers as wild and […]
Earlier this week, most of the Blazers spent 30 minutes stuck in a Boston elevator.Caesar “The No Drama Llama” caused a social media stir after he was spotted taking a trip on the MAX.And Cobie Smulders is set to play the lead character in proposed PI show “Stumptown” set in Portland.
The newest member of the Trail Blazers, Enes Kanter, went on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah this week to talk about his status as a political dissident. Portland-based Trombonist Denzel Mendoza won a Grammy Award! And two men believe they saw UFOs outside Bend in late January. Watch the videos and see what you […]
With a 6 year oversupply, Oregon weed growers are looking at how they can sell to other states. Over the next week’s dicey weather, Portlanders can check an interactive map of real time data to see if city officials have deiced or plowed your street. And one state lawmaker wants to make it legal to […]
Commence the countdown … it might snow in Portland next week! Singer Paul Simon is donating to local organizations on his 2018 Farewell tour, which means Portland Schools get $10,000! And Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry to compete in 3-point contest at NBA All-Star weekend.
In a recent survey, Portlanders most described themselves as eco-conscious. Another poll finds most Oregon voters favor legalizing psilocybin mushrooms for medical use. And spoof documentary show Documentary Now’s 3rd Season will parody Rajneeshee Documentary, “Wild Wild Country.”
E-Scooters are coming back! A report has found more than half of Portlanders have positive view of the scooters. PBOT is allowing them back in the spring. The newest DC Comics superhero is a young woman of color from Portland named Naomi. And Portland has a history of being weird. A century ago, Portland’s upper […]
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.