What Should Civic Engagement Look Like in Portland?

We’ll spare you the full history of the Office of Community and Civic Life, its name change, and its evolving mission. The bottom line is this: The city agency responsible for engaging and listening to Portlanders of all stripes hasn’t always nailed that, and we want to help them get it right. Here’s the agency’s […]

/ December 13, 2018

Here’s What You Told Us About Portland’s E-Scooter Experiment

Portland’s e-scooter pilot program officially ends in November, and PBOT hasn’t decided yet whether the scooters will be gone for good or here to stay. So we asked readers for their take on scooters and what should happen next. Here’s what they told us: “I love the scooters! They are a fun, easy, cheap way […]

/ October 29, 2018

We’re Digging Into Portland’s Housing Crisis. What Do You Want to Know?

What do you want to know about Portland’s housing and homelessness crisis? Bridgeliner’s next Real Talk series will focus on big ideas and promising solutions that could help Portland dig out of this problem, but as always, we’re starting with your questions. To follow this project, subscribe to our newsletter for updates on what we’re learning and what […]

/ October 10, 2018

Going to Pickathon? Here’s How to Pedal There

📸: Amanda Cowan Pickathon is only a week away, and so is the group bike ride out to Pendarvis Farm. Thinking about tagging along next Thursday or Friday? Here’s what you need to know. WHERE TO MEET: There are four options for joining a ride — two that leave from Velo Cult Bike Shop in […]

/ July 26, 2018

Yeah, Portland Has Problems. Let’s Talk Solutions.

There’s plenty of talk in the news about the challenges facing Portland — rising housing prices, snarled traffic, unequal justice, underperforming schools.  But there’s less talk about how our city is tackling those challenges, what’s working, what’s not, and where we go from here. That’s why we’re launching a new project called Real Talk, which will […]

/ July 25, 2018

5 Things to Know About Pickathon — Including How to Win Free Tickets

Photo courtesy of Pickathon There’s a reason Pickathon is Portland’s favorite musical festival. Since it launched 20 years ago, Pickathon has become known for its family-friendly revelry, next-level sustainability, and knack for bringing in the best artists that most people have never heard of — at least not yet. Thinking about joining the party next […]

/ July 16, 2018

PDXplained: Your Questions About Portland, Answered

What have you always wondered about our city? Maybe why Portland is called the City of Roses? Or where Timber Joey gets his logs? Or how fast the city is actually growing? No matter how quirky or wonky, fun or serious, we want to get answers to your burning questions about Portland, its culture, and the […]

/ June 8, 2018

We Asked 4 Portland Teachers—What’s Your Secret Sauce?

(Pixabay) When we profiled Oregon Teacher of the Year Matthew Bacon-Brenes this spring, we asked readers to tell us about the teachers doing amazing work in their community. That’s how we found Kaitlyn Duffy, a fifth-grade teacher at Kelly Elementary, Addy Kessler, a ceramics and product design teacher at Lincoln High, Sarah Lansing, an English […]

/ June 5, 2018

It’s Summer! Here’s 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. 😉 If you’re ready to close down your street, fire up the grill, and get to know your neighbors over burgers and brats, we’ve got you covered. We scoped out the block […]

/ May 17, 2018