🌈 Into the rainbow of weird with Strawberry Pickle

Join us as we interview the creator of Rainbow City, Strawberry Pickle, an explosion of color, fun, strange, and wonderful creations.

/ April 7, 2021

💖 Rolling into the weird with Carlos the Rollerblader

We interviewed the creator of Disco’s Skate Shop, Carlos the Rollerblader who is bringing the joy of roller skating to our city.

/ March 31, 2021

✂️ Designing the weird of Portland with Sundari Franklin

Sundari has been a fashion designer for years, and made her mark in Portland in the past three. (📸: Picture courtesy of Sundari Devi Franklin) It’s Wednesday.  And you know what that means: We’re getting weird today. Each week, we’re highlighting and celebrating elements of Portland’s wonderful weirdness in collaboration with the amazing folks at […]

/ March 24, 2021

😜 The wheels of weird with Spencer Sprocket

Each week, we’re highlighting and celebrating elements of Portland’s wonderful weirdness, in collaboration with the amazing folks at Weird Portland United.

/ March 17, 2021

A Walk through the Weird with artist Cedar Lee

Portland artist Cedar Lee shares the beauty of interweaving the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty with our city’s desire for sustainability.

/ February 24, 2021

The Land of the Weird: The Portland Sleestak

Portlander Brent Marr, a.k.a. The Portland Sleestak, shares his journey of becoming our city’s lizard man, and the quirky joy of keeping Portland weird.

/ February 17, 2021

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

Candace Avalos Now Embraces Her ‘Blacktina’ Identity — But It Wasn’t Always Easy

Photo by Jordan Hernandez This is the first installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. By Jordan Hernandez Candace Avalos identified as a Latina teenager when she walked into her first black church service with her dad’s family. By the time she […]

/ May 4, 2020

Meet a Member: Ashley Henry

We’re profiling the people who make Bridgeliner possible — our supporting members — and next up is Southeast Portlander and Business for a Better Portland executive director Ashley Henry! Where in town might people run into you? Hmmmm. A few places: BBPDX HQ. We sublet space from a renewable energy developer called OneEnergy Renewables. I […]

/ September 1, 2019

Meet a Bridgeliner Member: Sandy Keiter

We’re rolling along with our member spotlight series, and this week we’re profiling downtown dweller Sandy Keiter! Where in town might people run into you? I hang out around Portland State and Lair Hill neighborhood, but I have roots and friends in Hillsdale. I also ride Portland buses, streetcars and light rail regularly. What’s something […]

/ August 3, 2019

Meet a Member: Julie Mancini

“Shameless plug: We just got a new mural done on our building on SE Grand Ave!” —Julie Next up in our member profile series is a Northwest Portlander and proud grandma: Julie Mancini! What local business do you think deserves a shoutout? Powell’s. Of course. What it provides is so incredibly valuable, and it’s become […]

/ June 1, 2019

‘Can Optimism In Democracy Be Exploited?’ And Other Qs for Danielle Allen

(📸: Oregon Humanities / YouTube) Oregon Humanities wrapped up its 2018-19 Think & Drink series last month by interviewing Danielle Allen, a political theorist at Harvard University and author of the memoir “Cuz.” You can watch the full conversation on YouTube. And as always, we took questions from the audience for a bonus Q&A after […]

/ June 1, 2019

Meet a Member: Daniel Bachhuber

(📸: Riley and Amy Peck) We’re continuing our series on the people who make what we do possible — our supporting members. Next up: Daniel Bachhuber, a proud suburban dad who lives in Tualatin, runs in Forest Park, and says Bridgeliner is “coolest thing to happen to the Portland media scene in forever.” We’ll take it! 😊 […]

/ June 1, 2019