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Akâdi brings the Ivory Coast to Portland

Spices from scratch, sauces from scratch, slow-cooked goat and whole-fried tilapia: Akâdi, which means “tasty” in Bambara (a Mali-originated language), is a restaurant in Portland’s Albina district that lives up to its name by serving homemade West African food from chef-owner Fatou Ouattara’s native Bouaké, Ivory Coast. Ouattara, who immigrated to the U.S. to attend […]

/ August 5, 2021


💖 How to make friends in Portland

We’ve got a few simple suggestions on where to start.  Join a dragon boat team Join a kickball league. Join a Pot Social. Pick up games in Portland are everywhere – volleyball, dodgeball, etc. Hop into a group bike ride. No matter your social style, we loved all the great tips and friend-making stories you […]

/ May 25, 2021


How to Throw a Block Party in Portland

Disclaimer: We can’t promise your block party will look quite like this. Unless you invite us… in which case we’ll do our best. 😉 Everything You Need to Know About Throwing a Block Party in Portland   If you’re ready to close down your street, fire up the grill, and get to know your neighbors […]

/ May 17, 2021


Meet the Duo Behind a Podcast That’ll Move You — Or At Least Try

Can you imagine a Portland with more bikes and public transit on the road than cars? Because it might not be far away. As things stand now, roughly half of Portlanders commute to work alone by car, while 33 percent walk, bike, carpool, or ride public transit to work. (The remaining 17% work remotely, carpool, […]

/ May 13, 2021


Your Guide to Modern Love in Portland

We know, we know — love is hard. Whether you’ve got a steady boo or are single and ready to mingle, the topics of love, sex, and relationships are never easy to navigate. Our city doesn’t exactly have a great reputation when it comes to finding love, and many Portlanders would say that technology has […]

/ February 27, 2021


Rojo the Llama’s home safe from wildfire dangers

Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas was home to Portland legend Rojo the Llama. (📷: Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas) Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, the home of a beloved Portland legend, survived dangerous wildfires that sprung up across the state last week, reported Shannon Joy, the handler for the late, great Rojo […]

/ September 21, 2020


Spotlight on Downtown Portland businesses: Five Questions with Fossil Cartel

A peek inside The Fossil Cartel. (📸: The Fossil Cartel) Running a small business in downtown Portland means navigating changes and high speed adaptation. Since the beginning of March, small businesses have had the extra challenges of operating during the global COVID-19 pandemic, as well as nightly demonstrations in solidarity with Black Lives Matter since […]

/ September 1, 2020


Oregon is Getting Ready to Ease Its Stay-At-Home Order. Is It Still Too Soon?

Our progress report for May 14th. It’s been nearly eight weeks since Governor Kate Brown issued her stay-at-home order in Oregon, and barring any surprise setbacks, the state is expected to take its first baby steps toward easing the lockdown on Friday. But are we actually ready for what comes next? Last week, a Harvard […]

/ May 14, 2020


Is Oregon Really Over the Hump? And Other Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions.

What do you want to know about Oregon’s coronavirus response and what comes next? Send us your questions, and we’ll update this post as we track down answers. Oregon seems to have one of the lowest infection rates in the country, but is that just because we’re not testing enough people?   It’s true that Oregon […]

/ April 30, 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 […]

/ April 20, 2020