(4 posts)

Papi Fimbres drumming

Even with Concerts Gone, Papi Fimbres is Still Making Music

Photo by Jason Quigley This is the fourth installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. “We’ve seen an awesome influx of Latinx people come from LA, the Bay Area, New York and other cities where they can’t afford to live in any longer. That’s […]

Music / June 25, 2020

Latina or Latinx? Maria Garcia of Revolución Coffee Says Neither

This is the third installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. By Jordan Hernandez “I want to make a comment about the term Latinx because I don’t agree with it. There is a misconception about the term ‘Latinx’ — that it’s inclusive. […]

Locals to Know / May 21, 2020

Teena Soto Smith

Teena Soto Smith Doesn’t Have All the Answers. And That’s OK. 

Teena Soto Smith (right) This is the second installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. By Jordan Hernandez “[The Census] is going to have a huge impact on them. People are going to be fearful and apprehensive. Especially now, it’s like, what […]

Locals to Know / May 12, 2020

Candace Avalos Now Embraces Her ‘Blacktina’ Identity — But It Wasn’t Always Easy

Photo by Jordan Hernandez This is the first installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. By Jordan Hernandez Candace Avalos identified as a Latina teenager when she walked into her first black church service with her dad’s family. By the time she […]

Locals to Know / May 4, 2020