Relationships

Your Guide to Modern Love in Portland

We know, we know — love is hard. Whether you’ve got a steady boo or are single and ready to mingle, the topics of love, sex, and relationships are never easy to navigate. Our city doesn’t exactly have a great reputation when it comes to finding love, and many Portlanders would say that technology has […]

/ February 27, 2021


Here Are Your Portland Love Stories

🎨: Haley Weaver How have you found love here in Portland? We asked our readers that question to kick off this month’s Real Talk series on finding romance in our city. Here are a few of our favorite responses: “I met my boyfriend on Grindr on July 4, 2015. We’re getting married this year on July […]

/ February 27, 2021


How to Find Love in Portland, Without an App

It might seem like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge are the only ways to find a date in these modern times, but believe it or not, there are still other paths to discover love in our city. Here are a few strategies that our research — and our readers — suggest are worth a try. 1. […]

/ February 19, 2021


Swiping Your Way to Love Is Hard. Here’s Some Advice from a Portland Pro

(📸: Jet Cat Studio | Haley Weaver) Online dating is one of the top ways people find romance these days, but getting started isn’t always easy. Luckily, we have a pro here in Portland to help out. Ladan Radafshar is the founder and CEO of FernDate, a local branding service focused on online dating, and […]

/ February 12, 2021


Dating Can Be A Struggle in Portland. What’s the Deal?

“I have dated in San Francisco, Seattle and Colorado, and… though there were bad dates, they were not even close to the garbage fire that is dating in Portland.” —Isabelle It’s true, you could probably find hot takes like this written about any city — but even the experts agree that Portland’s dating scene is […]

/ February 5, 2021