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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


14 Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check Locally in Portland

(📸: Hector Chacon) Stimulus payments are starting to arrive this week, and what Portlanders do with that money really matters. According to economists, every dollar spent locally creates a ripple effect in the economy as it circulates from consumers to businesses to workers and back again, helping bolster employment in the process. So if you’re […]

/ April 15, 2020


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

Our progress report for May 14th. 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 days. […]

/ 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