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🛒 Shopping while Black in Portland

Looking up from under. | Tag @bridgeliner or use #bridgeliner to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸:@wanderoutphotos) Looking in today: Ukrainian assistance, an end to masks and a second life for a beloved tree. Listen up, Thursday. The war in Ukraine began over a year ago, and there’s still no end in […]

/ March 9, 2023

Three local businesses (and artists!) to know

In recent newsletters, we’ve been sharing interviews with some amazing local businesses to know series! ICYMI, we’re talking with business owners who are a part of Planned Parenthood Columbia-Willamette’s Shared Window project. It started in 2020 to uplift the community by providing free ad space to small businesses and local artists. With the help of […]

/ August 4, 2022

Locals to Know: Beach Pace

Beach Pace is the CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Portland, a national nonprofit which connects young people with mentors who can inspire them, enrich their lives and help them plan for adulthood. Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott also just selected the Portland chapter, alongside just 38 others of the 237 nationwide, to receive $1.5 million to increase […]

/ June 7, 2022

How to support 🇺🇦 Ukrainian communities in Portland – and globally

In the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine Wednesday night, we want to share some ways you can support Ukrainian communities locally, and globally.  💸 The Portland-based organization Mercy Corps, which focuses on helping people in crisis around the world, said on Thursday morning it was prepared to help 1.5 million displaced Ukranians. You […]

/ February 24, 2022

Five Facts ✋ about the Black Exclusion and Lash Laws 😠, plus historic and viral 🎥 videos you need to watch

When most people think of American cities that are progressive about equality and civil rights, one of the first cities that comes to mind is Portland. But has Portland acknowledged its racist history? Do a search on YouTube for “Racism in Portland Oregon” and “Racism in Oregon” and there is proof that ignorance prevails. We’ve […]

/ January 31, 2022

10 Places to Donate New and Used Items in Portland

Time to feel good, Portlanders!  We’ve picked ten great places to donate clothing, appliances, hygiene products, furniture, cars and more in Portland this holiday season. Catholic Charities’ In Kind New / Gently Used: baby clothes, maternity clothes, household appliances, bedding and towels, and furniture. New Only:  hygiene items, baby toys, cribs, pack-n-plays, and car seats. […]

/ December 5, 2021

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, 2021

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

Take Action NOW – stop emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO)

Climate Change Action – PGE Carty’s Permit Modification Stop more emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO). What Friends of the Columbia Gorge say In the midst of a climate emergency, Oregon must focus on reducing emissions—not give a green light for more pollution. Oppose more air pollution from PGE’s Fracked Gas […]

/ December 15, 2017