(74 posts)

🕳️ Wander with us into the Old Portland Underground

We’re going wandering through a section of tunnels that snake underneath the City of Roses where we’ll take a look at our city’s dark past.

Weird Wednesdays / October 20, 2021

🦌 A timeline of what happened to Portland’s Elk statue

Today, we’re examining the journey of Portland’s Elk statue during last year’s protests, its various iterations, and what’s next.

Weird Wednesdays / October 13, 2021

⛪ A weird look at The Grotto Sanctuary

Today, we’re taking a stroll through a very serene garden and finding a sense of inner peace — we’re talking about The Grotto and its history.

Weird Wednesdays / October 6, 2021

🚴 Steering through the history of Portland’s very naked bike ride

We grabbed our helmets (and nothing else), hopped on our bikes, and took a deep dive into the history behind Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride.

Weird Wednesdays / September 29, 2021

🍩 The Simpsons and Stumptown: A love story

Today we’re diving into the overwhelming number of coincidences and references “The Simpsons” make to Stumptown throughout the show.

Weird Wednesdays / September 22, 2021

🕯️ Relax, Portland, we planned your weekend

Portland, it’s the end of the week and we made you this handy dandy weekend guide to get you out of the house and exploring the City of Roses.

Things to do / September 17, 2021

💖 Meet the family behind Nacheaux and Unicorn Creations Food Hall

We sat down with Anthony Brown, the co-owner of Nacheaux to talk about this weekend’s upcoming town hall and the importance of community.

Food / September 16, 2021

🐦 The swooping history of the Chapman Swifts

Every fall in Northwest Portland, a spiraling swirl of Vaux’s Swifts surrounds the chimney stack of the Chapman Elementary School during their migration.

Weird Wednesdays / September 15, 2021

🐾 Here are the most “Portland” pet names

We’re looking at what you selected as the most “Portland” pet names and the results are 100% delightful and had us rolling on the floor chuckling.

Uncategorized / September 3, 2021

✈️ Weird Wednesday: Fly me to the woods

For today’s Weird Wednesday we’re covering Bruce Campbell (no, not that Bruce Campbell) on his retired jetliner that he converted into a modern home.

Weird Wednesdays / August 25, 2021

😆 It’s a weird, long story with Megan Gazzo

We sat down with local comedian, goofball, and podcaster Megan Gazzo about her story-telling standup series Long Story Short.

Weird Wednesdays / August 18, 2021

💥 KA-POW! How to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Books With Pictures

We sat down with Books with Pictures to talk about how they’re celebrating Free Comic Book Day and what’s coming up on the horizon.

Uncategorized / August 13, 2021

🎺 Remembering “Workin’” Kirk Reeves

Today, we’re remembering one of Portland’s music legends and strongest advocates for making commuters smile going over the Hawthorne Bridge: Kirk Reeves.

Uncategorized / August 11, 2021

☢️ A weird deep dive into Reed College’s nuclear reactor

For today’s Weird Wednesday we’re doing a deep dive into the strange history and function of Reed College’s nuclear reactor.

Uncategorized / August 4, 2021

🐚 Shell yeah! We’re talking about the Portlandia Mermaid Parade

Una and her fellow mermaids will take your breath away at the Portlandia Mermaid Parade this weekend (which will be socially distanced). (📸: Courtesy of Una the Mermaid) It’s Wednesday! And you know what that means — it’s time for all of us to get a little weirder (but reasonably so).  Each week, we celebrate […]

Weird Wednesdays / July 28, 2021

🍺 The Ultimate PDX Brewery Bracket: The Final Round

Who will take home the title of Portland’s Ultimate Brewery: Level Beer Brewing or Ruse Brewing? Vote now or forever hold your peace.

Drink / July 27, 2021

🕳️ Dig into the history of the Woodstock Mystery Hole

Today we’re talking about the Woodstock Mystery Hole, its history, and the glorious importance of absurdity and fun. So grab your miner’s headlamp.

Weird Wednesdays / July 21, 2021

🍺 The Ultimate PDX Brewery Bracket: Meet the Final Four

We’ve whittled things down to our final four breweries in the Ultimate PDX Brewery Bracket. — which of these fine breweries will make it to the final round?

Drink / July 20, 2021

😜 Throw your voice into the weird with Winifred McDonald & Skeeter

We interviewed local artist, ventriloquist, and all around badass Winnie McDonald and her friend from Party Animals, Skeeter, and their show this weekend.

Weird Wednesdays / July 14, 2021

🍺 The Ultimate PDX Brewery bracket: Meet the Elite Eight

We learned a LOT from our second round of match-ups. Scroll on for the results — and start voting now for the Final Four.

Drink / July 13, 2021