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

Our weekly progress update for April 9th. 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 […]

/ April 2, 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 […]

/ 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, […]

/ March 16, 2020


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 […]

/ December 3, 2019


We’re Investing in Portland Creatives. Here’s How You Can Help.

The origin story of Nike is the stuff of legend — a global sportswear brand that started with Phil Knight’s big idea, Bill Bowerman’s waffle iron, and Jeff Johnson’s Volkswagen van.  Nike’s success might seem inevitable now that it’s a multi-billion-dollar company. But 50 years ago, Phil Knight was just a young entrepreneur with a […]

/ November 3, 2019


How “Salvage Sundays” Gives Bikes a Second Chance

Carl Wilson was on the verge of homelessness when he took a job at the Community Cycling Center in Northeast Portland 16 years ago. Now he says he’s living the good life with a house and two cats, and he’s helping give old bikes a second life through the CCC’s weekly Salvage Sale. Every Sunday, […]

/ October 2, 2019


What Bridgeliner Readers Want to Say to Boise

“Build more roads, watch out for liberal ideas.” That’s the advice that Portlander John Jagosh gave to the city of Boise last month, in a letter published in the Idaho Statesman. John blamed progressive ideas like light rail and legal marijuana for “essentially [ruining] my town,” and he warned Boise residents to avoid the same […]

/ October 1, 2019


Meet the Man Behind Earl’s Barbershop

Earl Clark is a Louisiana-born Army veteran and long-time Northeast Portlander, and for nearly three decades, he’s been cutting hair at Earl’s Barbershop, one of the last black-owned storefronts in the Alberta Arts District. The shop has survived decades of change in the neighborhood, and it’s given fresh cuts to local legends like Terry Porter […]

/ September 19, 2019


How the Alberta Arts District is Trying to Keep its Artists

How do you keep an arts district from losing its artists? That’s an age-old question in gentrifying neighborhoods like the Alberta Arts District, but the nonprofit Alberta Art Works and its executive director Maquette Reeverts think they have an answer — pay artists to do their craft. “That’s how we keep the folks here,” Maquette […]

/ September 18, 2019


7 Ways To Support Good Causes in Portland This Fall

Street Books is one of the local nonprofits that could use a hand. (📸: Whitney Gomes) If the end of summer means you finally have time to volunteer for a nonprofit or contribute to another good cause, there are plenty of great opportunities coming up around Portland. Here are a few that caught our eye: […]

/ September 16, 2019