(44 posts)

We’re Reading ‘The Child Finder’ For Book Club (And You Can, Too)

Our next book club read is a real thriller. (📸: Harper Books) We’re keeping the Bridgeliner book club rolling this spring with another local read — “The Child Finder” by Rene Denfeld. The book is a thrilling mystery novel about the search for a missing five-year-old girl, and it’s inspired by Rene’s day job as […]

Books / April 10, 2019

How to Get Started as a Volunteer in Portland

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), here are a few ways you can give back around Portland this spring and summer. 🎸 Rock on at a music camp. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls is hosting four week-long camp sessions this summer, and they’re looking for volunteers to help with everything from […]

Community / April 1, 2019

How to Train for a Marathon: Portland Edition

Eric Dettman coaches cross country and track & field at Lincoln High School, and he recently answered Bridgeliner member Meaghan Vehlies’ call for advice on how to prepare for a marathon. Here’s what Eric told us: What’s your favorite trail or running route in Portland? The Leif Erickson Trail in Forest Park for a long […]

Health + Fitness / March 1, 2019

Swiping Your Way to Love Is Hard. Here’s Some Advice from a Portland Pro.

(📸: Jet Cat Studio | Haley Weaver) Online dating is one of the top ways people find romance these days, but getting started isn’t always easy. Luckily, we have a pro here in Portland to help out. Ladan Radafshar is the founder and CEO of FernDate, a local branding service focused on online dating, and […]

People / February 12, 2019

Dating Can Be A Struggle in Portland. What’s the Deal?

“I have dated in San Francisco, Seattle and Colorado, and… though there were bad dates, they were not even close to the garbage fire that is dating in Portland.” —Isabelle It’s true, you could probably find hot takes like this written about any city — but even the experts agree that Portland’s dating scene is […]

Community / February 5, 2019

10 Things We Learned about Portland’s Housing Crisis

For our latest Real Talk series, we dug into Portland’s housing and homelessness crisis and investigated the ways our community is addressing it. Here’s what we learned: 1. Housing supply is (finally) catching up with demand. Housing construction in Portland slowed to a crawl during the Great Recession just as the region’s population growth took off — and […]

Real Talk / January 30, 2019

Is Universal Housing Possible in Portland?

Universal housing vouchers would help all low-income renters who need the help the ability to afford housing in the private market.

Real Talk / January 29, 2019

Meet the People Making a Difference on Portland’s Homeless Crisis

If you feel compelled to help solve Portland’s homeless crisis, these are the people and organizations you can connect with to help make a difference.

Politics / January 29, 2019

Here’s One Way Portland has Almost Solved Homelessness

Multnomah County became the first West Coast community to reduce veteran homelessness to “functional zero.”

Politics / January 29, 2019

Who Gets to Live in Portland?

Portland’s housing crisis isn’t just about affordable housing and homelessness. So we dug into gentrification, which has happened faster in Portland lately than almost any other city in the country.

Real Talk / January 29, 2019