🏛 What’s next for abortion in Portland?
A Planned Parenthood office in Pittsburgh. In the wake of last Friday’s Supreme Court decision scrapping Roe v. Wade, we’re taking a look at the state of affairs for abortion access locally, where Portland and Oregon elected officials and candidates stand and how you can get involved if you’re concerned about the ruling. We’ve got everything […] Read more.
Locals to Know: Emily Darchuk
Emily Darchuk is the founder and food scientist behind Wheyward Spirit, a company that makes a one-of-a-kind spirit from whey. It breaks the mold of traditional spirits, while tasting delicious and eliminating gallons of food waste. Emily is all about engaging with the sustainable food community, connecting with her local community, sipping on a good […] Read more.
Locals to Know: Alex Gamboa Grand
Sustainability is top of mind for many Oregonians these days, especially today’s Local to Know. She’s the co-founder of low-waste shop Way of Being and actually appreciates our sometimes-gloomy weather — as she puts it, it keeps us from taking the nice days for granted! She also brings the vision of protecting the environment and uplifting her surrounding community […] Read more.
Locals to Know: Beach Pace
Beach Pace is the CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Portland, a national nonprofit which connects young people with mentors who can inspire them, enrich their lives and help them plan for adulthood. Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott also just selected the Portland chapter, alongside just 38 others of the 237 nationwide, to receive $1.5 million to increase […] Read more.
Locals to Know: Byron Binkley
Today, we’re talking to Byron Binkley, the founder of Sella, a locally-based org that wants to help you buy and sell your used stuff. Binkley founded the org after seeing the same recurring issues when trying to buy and sell stuff on online marketplaces such as Craigslist and eBay, like price haggling, sharing personal info, and […] Read more.
How to support 🇺🇦 Ukrainian communities in Portland – and globally
In the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine Wednesday night, we want to share some ways you can support Ukrainian communities locally, and globally. 💸 The Portland-based organization Mercy Corps, which focuses on helping people in crisis around the world, said on Thursday morning it was prepared to help 1.5 million displaced Ukranians. You […] Read more.
Can You Answer This Question? What were the two biggest markets Portland merchants supplied people with during the California Gold Rush? Answer Wheat and lumber. During its first three decades, Portland depended on trade by water. Its first substantial growth came when the California Gold Rush created a huge market for Oregon wheat and lumber, […] Read more.
Locals to Know: Portland musician 🎤 Blair Borax
Interesting scientific fact. The average person has, roughly, 100 trillion neural connections in their brain that send signals from one area to another so we can do everything we need to do. And these pathways can be rewired. What this means is that if you’ve been thinking negatively, you can actually “fake it until you […] Read more.
Celebrate World Bartender Day with these 🍸 specialty cocktails
Today is World Bartender Day. It’s time to give thanks to the casual smile that’s always slinging drinks. To the person on the other side of the bar who throws and stirs and shakes their way into our hearts with their libations. To the ones who show us attentiveness. To the ones who we appreciate […] Read more.
How to do the right 🌸 spring and save Portland wildlife 🦊
Fun fact. The Earth 🌎 is closest to the sun in January ☀️ in January and farthest away in July. (So WTF? Why aren’t we wearing 🩱bathing suits on 🎄 Christmas in Portland?) As our lop-sided Earth orbits the Sun, the Sun’s rays hit different parts of the Earth more directly, which means the warmer temperatures come, […] Read more.