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Photographer Sebastian Coman

High Tea 🫖 in Portland or How to Drink Tea 😜 Without Raising Your Pinky

Unless you’ve spent some time in the U.K., chances are you think of those small British meals with teas and scones as High Tea. In fact, that U.K delicacy is actually called Afternoon Tea. High Tea is now just called Tea, e.g., the equivalent of dinner for Americans. No matter what you call it (and […]

Food / February 16, 2022

Portland Band Foamboy

Portland-based band Foamboy Video: Logout

“Moving up to Portland has given me the chance to connect and play with a lot of different musicians.” Katy Ohsiek of Foamboys Foamboy are a Portland-based duo comprised of producer Wil Bakula and vocalist Katy Ohsiek. They met in Salem, OR and worked together for a number of years in the experimental musical collective […]

Music / February 14, 2022

Which 🚘 gaz-guzzler just got a renewed 🌱 lease on life

Portland takes its environment seriously. Not only are we learning from the past, we’re bringing the past back and making it better. Case in point, Oregon Institute of Technology’s student Scott Morris, who is making his senior project about as Portland as you can get. He plans to convert his 1979 Datsun 620 pickup (yep, […]

Environment / February 7, 2022

An Interview with Portland Artist Joshua Flint

Joshua Flint’s work is based on images gathered from many sources, such as digitized museum archives, vintage shops, and social media platforms. His oil paintings elegantly blend nostalgia with the modern-day, crisp lines and blurred brushstrokes working together to create suggested narratives of intersecting lives. Using these sources for his paintings allows a certain distance […]

Arts & Culture / January 22, 2022

28 reasons that prove Portland is still weird photographer Darren Halstead 

28 Reasons that prove Portland is still the 🦄 weirdest city in America

Is Portland really still weird? Yep. And we have the proof. One of Portland’s claims to fame is that it’s weird. You’ll find weird Portland things to do and see in every Portland guidebook. You’ll certainly find more weirdness if you’re a local. Sure, there are some people grumbling about how it really isn’t weird […]

Spotlight / January 20, 2022

The Druthers

Is this the most powerful singer 🎤 in Portland? Here’s why we think so.

Portland’s Own The Druthers  Comparing one band or musician to another is wrong for myriad reasons. However, being human, it sometimes helps to reference other musicians to give a clue about the sound of a voice, the beat of the drums, the strum of a guitar, etc. So hopefully lead singer of The Druthers, Erin […]

Music / January 18, 2022

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An Oregon indie band in my head

Through the historic Oregon fires, sweltering temperatures and the pandemic – in an area known for its folk rock and bluegrass – the Ashland band, Slow Corpse, has managed to produce indie music that can and should be front and center on anyone’s playlist if a unique blend of indie mixed with a little R&B […]

Music / January 18, 2022

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3 Sweet, Unique Staycations in Portland

We’re thick in the middle of the holidays and sometimes we just want to get away from the fam. Why not offer up your house while you go glamping! Or better, rent a houseboat or a tree house right in town. Or send your family to these glorious little waterfront and forest Airbnb’s and chances […]

Travel / December 21, 2021

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Weird Portland – Holiday Lights

Craig Giffen, the creator of Problematic.TV, The Human Clock. The Human Calendar, the Pacific Crest Trail planner, Portland Free Crap and on and on (does he ever stop? We hope not!), brings back deee-lights. We’ve sat down to ask Giffen 8 very important questions about deee-lights, including, what they are. Bridgeliner: For those Portlanders who don’t know about […]

Evergreen / December 21, 2021


Portland Artist Eric Wert – a scientific illustrator and still life painter

Eric Wert lives and works in Portland, Oregon. His background as a scientific illustrator is apparent in his incredible attention to detail. But the difference between sheer illustration and fine art is inspiration. Merely to depict something in great detail certainly takes skill but to transcend technical virtuosity one needs to have something to say […]

Arts & Culture / December 16, 2021

John Willis

20 Questions with Painter J Wesley Willis

J Wesley Willis, a.k.a., John, is a talented oil painter from Portland, Oregon. But wait. The word talented falls way short of the complete eye explosion of beauty you encounter when you look at one of his paintings. The man brings to canvas what Wordsworth brought to the page. But Willis doesn’t believe that creating […]

Arts & Culture / December 14, 2021

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Portland is weird and weirder because of this man

Craig Giffen is not your average weirdly cool human being. He is the probably the most diverse, creative, weirdly cool human being Portland has the honor to call their own. Yet, in all probability (and we don’t think it’s problematic… wink wink), Giffen is someone you don’t know by name, but the minute you hear […]

Evergreen / December 13, 2021

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Portland musician (and Internationally renowned) Marisa Anderson’s and alt-country William Tyler’s song: Lost Futures

Internationally renowned musician Marisa Anderson lives in Portland. That’s the easy part to write. But try to put her music into a genre and you’ll be fresh out of luck; unless there’s a genre called “Exquisitely Beautiful.” She’s classically trained; the combination of that with her natural talent on the strings is genius.  She’s been […]

Music / December 12, 2021

Elvis' White Christmas was banned in Portland

Merry Christmas from Elvis the “Not Here in Portland!” Pelvis!

Why did Portland, Oregon ban the playing of Elvis Presley’s version of White Christmas? In what Time magazine would call a crime against Christmas, Elvis Presley released Elvis’ Christmas Album on October 15, 1957. It went to the top ten overnight. It remains the world’s best-selling Christmas album and one of the best-selling albums of […]

Arts & Culture / December 10, 2021

Brian Padian

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 […]

Spotlight / December 8, 2021

Judy Wise

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. […]

Arts & Culture / December 8, 2021

Strange and the Familiars

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 […]

Interviews / December 7, 2021

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. • […]

Interviews / November 30, 2021

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Paul Gilbert lives in Portland and the world loves him.

What can we say about Paul Gilbert, other than he’ll go down in history as one of the greatest musicians of all time…and he lives in our own backyard.  Radio Metal said about him: “When we talk about the legends of the guitar, it is impossible to omit Paul Gilbert. The guitar-hero has mainly distinguished […]

Music / November 30, 2021

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Portland’s very own Paul Gilbert wishes us a Merry Little Christmas

Paul Gilbert continues to be a Portland fave. This year he’s been hitting the holiday songs hard with his new album ‘TWAS. On each Christmas classic song you can almost hear the guitar singing the songs. He’s just that good. The classics on the album are: Three Strings for Christmas The Christmas Song Silver Bells […]

Music / November 30, 2021