Watch the film and read an interview with Portland filmmaker Brian Padian
Merriam-Webster defines film noir as: a type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and forbidding background music. We say, “Just watch Brian Padian’s, ‘The Big Black Dark.’” Shadows in the dark, train sounds in the distance, a man who wakes […] Read more.
A Baker’s Dozen of Q&As with Portland Artist Judy Wise
Mark making is a term used for the creation of different patterns, lines, textures, and shapes using, well, whatever you can get your hands on. Charcoal, ink, scratching things out with something sharp. What you do with these patterns, lines, textures and shapes determines if you have a still life of an apple or chaos. […] Read more.
10 Questions + 1 with Stephanie Strange of Strange and the Familiars
Supporting local artists and small businesses is the absolute best thing you could do with your dollars if you love Portland. Buy the tickets, go to the mom and pop spot, give a dollar or three a month to your favorite artist on Patreon, donate to the radio station and local paper. Put your money […] Read more.
8 Cooking (and Mixology) Classes in Portland to gift for the Holidays
Annie Spratt photographer The holidays conjure up visions of cooking in the kitchen and eating at the big table while singing about sugar plums dancing in our heads (even though most of us don’t even know what sugar plums are!). Hanging out in the kitchen, catching up with the fam, shooting the breeze with the […] Read more.
Shop ‘Til you Drop, Portland-Style! Bridgeliner Holiday Gift Guide
If there’s one thing Portlanders do better than anyone else in America, it’s this – we love to support our local businesses. Bridgeliner has spent the last few months going from place to place trying to find some of the best made-in-Portland products and products that are in Portland homegrown shops. Keep checking back in […] Read more.
Bridgeliner’s Holiday Gift Guide 2021 – Part 4 – Bling Bling Portland-Style
Bling Bling from Portland stores. Pearls for men? We say YES! Fine Fidget Jewelry? Uh-Huh! One-of-a-kind made-in-Portland Bling? You bet! Portland shops don’t let down when it comes to jewelry. One of our favorite places is Betsy & Iya, because they make fine jewelry in the city, using recycled 14k gold and ethically sourced stones. […] Read more.
10 Places to Donate New and Used Items in Portland
Time to feel good, Portlanders! We’ve picked ten great places to donate clothing, appliances, hygiene products, furniture, cars and more in Portland this holiday season. Catholic Charities’ In Kind New / Gently Used: baby clothes, maternity clothes, household appliances, bedding and towels, and furniture. New Only: hygiene items, baby toys, cribs, pack-n-plays, and car seats. […] Read more.
Bridgeliner’s Holiday Gift Guide 2021 – Part 3 – Portland Fashion
Portland fashion to gift (or get 😉) Portland has some amazing clothing shops, and we couldn’t fit them all in here, but we did visit shops all over town and picked out some gifts we think some of you might really like to give – or get. Remember, all Portland-owned stores, only, so please get […] Read more.
An Interview with Portland Musician Rose Gerber
We recently spotlighted Rose Gerber’s song: The Fall. We let Rose know, and she kindly agreed to an interview, which we’ll just dive right into here. But, before we do, some info on her new shows coming up. See Rose Gerber and the Yellow Birds: • Starday Tavern on Saturday 12/4 at 7 pm. • […] Read more.
Bridgeliner’s Holiday Gift Guide 2021 – Part 2 – Cats and Dogs!
Toys for the Dogs and Cats – from ages 0 – 99 (in dog /cat years)! Our animals have put up with us for the past two years, going bonkers waiting for us to get off our computers or out of our beds so we can play with them. So we want to celebrate with […] Read more.