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Portland in the News: Oregon Brewers Festival 100% from Oregon, Pacific NW Scorpions, Graffiti Artists Create Murals | July 25, 2019

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.

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Portland in the News: Darcelle the Musical; Depaving Portland one Parking Lot at a Time; Portland’s 1st African American Fire Chief & More! | June 20, 2019

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 […]

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Oregon in the News: Model T Driving School; Oregon No. 2 in Beer States; Plastic That Can Dissolve in Water & More! | June 6, 2019

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.

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Portland in the News: Oregon’s Top Accessible Trails, Watch the New ‘Stumptown’ Trailer, The Tao of Damian Lillard & More! | May 16, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Waterfall Hikes; Bigfoot on the Big Screen; Best Train Trips & More! | April 11, 2019

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.

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Portland in the News: Belmont Goats At Home in North Portland; Blind Man Drives Alvord Desert; New Land Protections In Oregon & More! | March 14, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Llama on the MAX; Blazers Stuck in an Elevator; ABC Considers New Series “Stumptown” & More! | February 28, 2019

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.

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Portland in the News: UFOs Over Bend; New Wilderness Area; 10th Worst Rush Hour Traffic in the Nation & More | February 21, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: 6-Year Supply of Weed; Legalizing No Helmets; Interactive Deicer Map & More! | February 7, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Eco-conscious Portland; Weird Museums in Portland, & Legalizing Mushrooms for Medical Use? | January 24, 2019

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.”

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Portland in the News: E-Scooters Are Coming Back, Obsessed With the Occult, Newest DC Comics Superhero is a Portlander & More! | January 17, 2019

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 […]

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Portland in the News: Efforts Underway to Get Legalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms on Ballot; Thousands of Crows Return; Outbreak Museum & More! | December 6, 2018

Move over hipsters, Portland is in the top 10 list of cities to retire. According to a Senior Living survey, “warm and beautiful” Portland is in the list next to cities such as San Diego, Tampa, Nashville & Asheville. Portland is home to a collection of sickening objects at the Outbreak Museum, where visitors can […]

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Portland in the News: Best City for Singles, Remembering that Time Oregon Blew up a Whale, America’s Worst Drivers & More! | November 15, 2018

To ease crowded rush hour lanes, officials are looking to the water for answers. One idea considers a ferry between Portland and Vancouver – A one-way trip would take about 40 minutes and wouldn’t carry cars, but could accommodate bikes. Leaders of the initiative say the plan would keep 500 cars off the congested Interstate […]

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Portland in the News: Portlanders Give Scooters 2 Thumbs Up; Owls Attacking Hikers, Blazers Halloween Fun & More! | October 25, 2018

Halloween is here and the Blazers dressed up for fun before their Monday night game. Jusuf Nurkic was The Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Evan Turner showed up as a murderous clown and Damian Lillard showed up as Stone Cold Steve Austin. See the photos for more fun. Respondents to a recent PBOT survey […]

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Portland in the News: The Bandage Man of Cannon Beach, The Brown Widow, Cat Burglar & More! | October 11, 2018

Get the most out of the fall season w/ Portland Japanese Garden’s ikebana flower arrangements. As if there wasn’t enough already to worry about with increasing numbers of homeless residents and The Bandage Man of Cannon Beach – now the venomous Brown Widow spider has been found in Oregon. At least we know water is […]

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Portland in the News: Most Dog Poop in the US; Where to Hike for Fall Colors; Belmont Goats on the Move & More! | October 4, 2018

Fresh beer tastes better than aged beer! Oktoberfest time is the best time for fresh brews! The Belmont Goats need a new home (again)! The nonprofit that takes care of them is in the final steps of moving them to a new space in University Park. And congratulations on being named the 4th in the […]

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