(65 posts)

The Future of Portland Is On the Ballot. How Will We Ever Decide?

It’s officially election season in Oregon, and it’s not too much of an exaggeration to say that the future of our city is on the ballot this year.  With four of the five Portland City Council seats up for grabs, voters have a chance to either give Mayor Wheeler and his colleagues a vote of […]

Politics / May 11, 2020

Support Your Favorite Portland Business with a Free Promo Ad

(📸: Hector Chacon) We’re all worried about how COVID-19 is affecting our favorite Portland restaurants, retailers, and small business owners. So starting today, we’re offering a new way for Bridgeliner members to send some love to their local favorites. Want to shout out the barista who always brightens your morning? Or let your fellow Portlanders […]

Community / April 20, 2020

May 14th Oregon coronavirus update

Is Oregon Ready for What’s Next? We Made a Covid-19 Progress Tracker to Find Out

Our progress report for May 14th. This post is being updated to reflect the latest public health recommendations and statewide data. The governor of Illinois gave us an idea last month when he tweeted out a graphic showing the state’s progress on coronavirus testing and setting clear goals and targets for the next 10 days. […]

Community / April 2, 2020

Portlanders Are Taking Coronavirus Solutions Into Their Own Hands. You Can Too.

Delivering prescriptions. Buying gift cards. Ordering out from local restaurants. There are a million ways that Portlanders are stepping up to support their neighbors. The challenge is keeping up with it all — and knowing how to pitch in or take advantage. This crowdsourced list includes all the opportunities we’ve learned about so far, organized […]

Changemakers / March 18, 2020

What Questions Do You Still Have about the Coronavirus?

(📸: Centers for Disease Control) The news has been all coronavirus all the time lately, from how to spot the symptoms to how to wash your hands properly. But now that the shock of the outbreak has started to wear off, we want to take a second to ask: What questions do you still have […]

Community / March 16, 2020

3 Ideas for Supporting Portland Businesses and Nonprofits Through the Coronavirus Crisis

(📸: Hector Chacon) The need for an extended period of social distancing is clear, and so is the impact that such a policy will have on local businesses and nonprofits. A poll of nearly 500 small businesses in Oregon found that many companies expect to lose thousands of dollars of revenue due to the coronavirus, […]

Community / March 16, 2020

duplex residential infill

Mailbag: ‘Why Are You Shilling for Residential Infill?’

(📸: Mark McClure) “Your constant spewing of YIMBY talking points is too much. The Residential Infill Project was designed by those who will profit off it. The fact that you are shilling it, as though it will actually help with affordable housing, is shameful.” —S.A.  And so the debate begins!  ICYMI, we wrote in Monday’s […]

Arts & Culture / December 17, 2019

Meet a Member: Michael Jonas

We’re profiling the people who make Bridgeliner possible — our supporting members — and next up is Woodstock neighbor and Rational Unicorn founder Michael Jonas. Where in town might people run into you? If I’m not at work at my law office, I’m probably at a coffee shop. I also really enjoy going to local craft […]

Community / December 3, 2019

property tax graphic

Your View: How to Fix Oregon’s Broken Tax System

By Bennett Minton The inequities in Oregon’s property tax are only one feature of a tax system that makes no sense. I was a tax wonk in D.C. for three decades, and I’ve spent a lot of my free time thinking about taxes, the purpose of which is to fund whatever ‘we the people’ want. […]

Politics / November 7, 2019

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