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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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.
Metro voted to expand the Urban Growth Boundary – opening up another two thousand acres for development. Money Magazine has called Hillsboro the best place to live in Oregon. And a new report ranks Portland as one of the best fishing cities.
Have you seen the Santa Clones? A Portland artist has left clues on his Instagram page to the location of 350 Santa Clones set up in Portland somewhere. Look to the skies next week if it stops raining: Comet Wirtanen will swing incredibly close to Earth on December 16! And Trimet has hired a Crow […]
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 […]
Take back the streets! Portland’s scooter pilot program is over. Fewer people moved to Oregon last year than in 2016, but it was still a record setting year in population growth. And according to Google search trends, over Thanksgiving weekend, Oregonians will be flocking to vineyards.
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 […]
Oregon ranks first for access to voting according to the Cost of Voting Index! If you think your job is hard, at least you don’t clear out hoarder homes. And get outside this winter at some of the state’s best state parks.
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 […]
Portlanders remember Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, who passed away Monday. Feral rabbits have taken over Cannon Beach and no one is sure what do about them. And in the ultimate dig for nose gold, someone picked a 50 foot nose off a SE Portland porch.
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 […]
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 […]
Portlanders can get a free tree for their yard at the annual Yard Tree Giveaway on October 13. Oregon Brewers brought home 22 medals from The Great American Beer Festival. And an international pizza consultant has named Portland “America’s Greatest Pizza City.”