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What Are Your Burning Questions About Alberta?

Our latest neighborhood spotlight series is all about the Alberta Arts District, and so far we’ve highlighted Portland’s most resourceful bike shop, the original brunch spot in town, the history of Earl’s Barbershop, and the story behind all those murals. So what’s next? Submit a burning question about Alberta below, and subscribe to our newsletter […]

Alberta Arts District / October 15, 2019

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What Bridgeliner Readers Want to Say to Boise

“Build more roads, watch out for liberal ideas.” That’s the advice that Portlander John Jagosh gave to the city of Boise last month, in a letter published in the Idaho Statesman. John blamed progressive ideas like light rail and legal marijuana for “essentially [ruining] my town,” and he warned Boise residents to avoid the same […]

Community / October 1, 2019

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7 Ways To Support Good Causes in Portland This Fall

Street Books is one of the local nonprofits that could use a hand. (📸: Whitney Gomes) If the end of summer means you finally have time to volunteer for a nonprofit or contribute to another good cause, there are plenty of great opportunities coming up around Portland. Here are a few that caught our eye: […]

Community / September 16, 2019

Downtown Portland

What Are Your Burning Questions About Downtown Portland?

Our latest neighborhood spotlight series is all about Downtown, and so far we’ve explored the history of Waterfront Park, taken a foodie tour of Pine Street Market, met the founder of the food-cart-turned-restaurant Love Belizean, and introduced you to Portland’s “minister of loud noises.” So what’s next? Submit a burning question about Downtown below, and subscribe […]

Downtown / September 3, 2019

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Whose Work Is It Anyway? A Bridgeliner Reading List About Invisible Labor

The latest theme for our Bridgeliner Curiosity Club is “hidden work” (aka invisible labor).  And with some help from you, our readers, we’ve put together a list of reading/watching/listening material to get us ready for next month’s dinner discussion. We’re always open to more suggestions, but here’s what we have so far, broken down by […]

Books / September 3, 2019

Ashley Henry

Meet a Member: Ashley Henry

We’re profiling the people who make Bridgeliner possible — our supporting members — and next up is Southeast Portlander and Business for a Better Portland executive director Ashley Henry! Where in town might people run into you? Hmmmm. A few places: BBPDX HQ. We sublet space from a renewable energy developer called OneEnergy Renewables. I […]

People / September 1, 2019

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The Making of a Foster Family — What Local Foster Parents Told Us About Their Decision

One couple started fostering to give their friend a break. Another did it after they couldn’t get pregnant. Another saw it as their responsibility as Christians.  To help answer reader Vanessa Holmgren’s question about the incentives for becoming a foster parent in Oregon, we’ve been asking local foster families: What convinced you to take the […]

Real Talk / August 8, 2019

Sandy Keiter

Meet a Bridgeliner Member: Sandy Keiter

We’re rolling along with our member spotlight series, and this week we’re profiling downtown dweller Sandy Keiter! Where in town might people run into you? I hang out around Portland State and Lair Hill neighborhood, but I have roots and friends in Hillsdale. I also ride Portland buses, streetcars and light rail regularly. What’s something […]

People / August 3, 2019

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We’re Asking Foster Parents: What Convinced You To Take the Leap?

“What are the incentives for interested Oregonians to take in a foster child?” —Vanessa Holmgren We’re digging into Vanessa’s question for our series on foster care, and if you are or have been a foster parent, we’d love to know: What convinced you to take the leap? You can share your story by completing this […]

Community / August 1, 2019

Welcome to Hazelwood

What Do You Want to Know About Portland’s Hazelwood Neighborhood?

Our latest neighborhood spotlight series is all about Hazelwood, and so far we’ve introduced you to an experimental brewery, a “hidden gem” Indian restaurant, and a rock-star dance instructor. So what’s next? Vote for the question below that you’d like us to dig into, and and keep an eye on the newsletter for updates on […]

Hazelwood / July 26, 2019