Locals to Know

🎁 Bridgeliner’s Very Merry Gift Guide (Extended)

From games to jewelery to sauces, there something with a Portland flair for everybody on this list — and not just for the holiday season.

/ December 7, 2020


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


Latina or Latinx? Maria Garcia of Revolución Coffee Says Neither

This is the third installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. By Jordan Hernandez “I want to make a comment about the term Latinx because I don’t agree with it. There is a misconception about the term ‘Latinx’ — that it’s inclusive. […]

/ May 21, 2020


Teena Soto Smith Doesn’t Have All the Answers. And That’s OK. 

Teena Soto Smith (right) This is the second installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. By Jordan Hernandez “[The Census] is going to have a huge impact on them. People are going to be fearful and apprehensive. Especially now, it’s like, what […]

/ May 12, 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


How Girls Build Makes Camp Accessible for Foster Kids

We’re investigating your questions about the foster care system this month, and we’re also meeting some amazing people who make a difference in the lives of foster children. Katie Hughes founded Girls Build in 2016, the same year she became a foster parent. Her goal is to put literal tools—drills, hammers, and paintbrushes, to name […]

/ August 20, 2019


PSU Students Convert Any Car to Carbon-Free

Portland State University students Blake Turner and Sean Krivonogoff have a plan to make driving emissions-free, and it doesn’t involve equipping the whole world with Teslas. Instead, their big idea is to convert existing cars from gas guzzlers to green machines that run on hydrogen — a switch that would cost a fraction of buying […]

/ April 29, 2019