A Fun Guide 🥳 to Making New Friends in Portland. Let’s Go! 💪

Whether you’re new to town, or you’ve been pandemic-bound, Portland is still thriving. It continues to have everything anyone could ever want (minus a few extra sunny days or a good game of horseball). But where to start? We have ten, very welcoming groups (in small and large numbers) that will offer you a good […]

/ January 25, 2022

9 surefire ways to find love ❤️ and friends 😊 in Portland

If you’re new to town and don’t know many people – or you’ve just been traveling solo way too long – there’s still hope for you if you want to meet new friends and find love in Portland. In fact, there’s a lot of stuff to do in this town that doesn’t involve swiping left […]

/ January 6, 2022

Unique ways to Pop the Question 💍 in Portland

Photo Credit: Julian Paolo Dayag The holidays are about family get-togethers, seeing old friends, making new ones and so much more… and often it’s also about getting engaged. What if you want to do more than just propose on your front porch or at the same romantic restaurant you’ve been visiting for the last few […]

/ December 15, 2021

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