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A 108-Year-Old Fraternity Lives On at the Kenton Masonic Temple

The Kenton Masonic Temple in North Portland is either the home of a clandestine fraternity that secretly runs the world, or it’s a good place to get a haircut. It just depends who you ask. The historic building was renovated in 2011, and it now doubles as the home for Bart’s Barbershop, Kenton Cycle Repair, […]

/ June 25, 2019


The MLB-to-Portland Petition Has 35,000+ Signatures. So What’s Next?

(📸: Portland Diamond Project) It’s been nearly two years since the Portland Diamond Project first started hatching its plan to bring pro baseball to Portland, and the movement is starting to pick up steam. The celebrity duo of Russell Wilson and Ciara are on board as early investors, a tentative agreement is in place to […]

/ June 24, 2019


Meet the Man Behind the @Portland Instagram

Marcus Harvey is a Portland-born, Nike-loving, Oregon Duck alum with his own apparel brand that celebrates Portland pride. “I loved the Blazers and Timbers, but the logos weren’t ‘Portland’ enough for me,” Marcus said, “so I just came up with Portland Gear.” He also created the @Portland Instagram handle, which now has over 335,000 followers. […]

/ May 20, 2019


Meet a Bridgeliner Member: Devin Hutchings

Meet our member Devin Hutchings. (📷: Kanika Agrawal) We’re continuing our series on the people who make what we do possible — our supporting members. ❤️ Next up: Northeast Portlander and proud dog mom Devin Hutchings. What neighborhood do you call home? Alberta Arts District What’s a local event you went to recently that you loved? […]

/ May 14, 2019


A Bridge and its Park

The St. Johns Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in Portland, but the area below it has its own history. It was home to Native American tribal grounds and a Lewis and Clark landing site before it became Cathedral Park. For decades, it housed junkyards and factories. But “honorary mayor” Howard Galbraith and […]

/ May 2, 2019


How to Make(r) the Most of Design Week Portland

Design Week Portland kicks off this Saturday, April 6, and for those who like to learn by doing, we’ve curated a list of hands-on “maker” events to check out around town. Got other suggestions for our list? Let us know. Sunday, April 7 🎨 Learn how to use indigo to make non-toxic dyes (SE | […]

/ April 4, 2019


How to Get Started as a Volunteer in Portland

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), here are a few ways you can give back around Portland this spring and summer. 🎸 Rock on at a music camp. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls is hosting four week-long camp sessions this summer, and they’re looking for volunteers to help with everything from […]

/ April 1, 2019


Meet a Bridgeliner Member: Steph Routh

(📸: Steph Routh) We’re continuing our series on the people who make what we do possible — our supporting members. ❤️ Next up is born-and-raised Portlander Steph Routh.  Where in town might people run into you? I live in Lents and have two offices downtown — one as the Dean of the Portland Underground Grad […]

/ March 29, 2019


How the Pearl District Became the Pearl

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The Pearl District THE PLACE: In the early ‘90s, the Pearl District (then known as the River District) was a sparsely populated neighborhood “as rugged as any in the Pacific Northwest.” There were warehouses and railroad yards and other symbols of the area’s industrial roots, but the industries themselves — lumber and manufacturing […]

/ March 28, 2019


Mailbag: What’s the Big Deal About Widening I-5?

📹: Oregon Department of Transportation We wrote last week about ODOT’s plan to widen I-5 through the Rose Quarter and the backlash it’s facing from neighbors and activists. Here’s what we heard from readers, plus responses from our director Ben DeJarnette.   Reader Julie S. said it’s misleading to say that the current comment period […]

/ March 18, 2019