😎 It’s a kick-your-feet-up kind of Friday and a Portland 🥒 mystery has finally been solved

That Time When the World Panicked! For those who don’t know the story, the Portland Pickles Baseball mascot, Dillon T. Pickle, was coming back from being on tour, when Delta airlines lost him. Days later, they delivered him to the Portland Pickles office after hours in the dark, without any notification. Not long after the […]

/ February 17, 2022

28 Reasons that prove Portland is still the 🦄 weirdest city in America

Is Portland really still weird? Yep. And we have the proof. One of Portland’s claims to fame is that it’s weird. You’ll find weird Portland things to do and see in every Portland guidebook. You’ll certainly find more weirdness if you’re a local. Sure, there are some people grumbling about how it really isn’t weird […]

/ January 20, 2022

A Bridge and its Park

The St. Johns Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in Portland, but the area below it has its own history. It was home to Native American tribal grounds and a Lewis and Clark landing site before it became Cathedral Park. For decades, it housed junkyards and factories. But “honorary mayor” Howard Galbraith and […]

/ January 18, 2022

Facts About Ducks (real and rubbery 🐤) in Portland

We have some answers to those ever important questions: What do you do when you spot a duck leading a string of ducklings across a busy road? Can rubber ducks actually help the environment? How far can a rubber duck travel in the ocean? Who was Moby-Duck? What’s the difference between a dabbler and a […]

/ January 12, 2022

Finding Love at Oaks Park

So where to find love in Portland? Start with a perfect date! Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood has hosted everything from roller derby events to competitive beer miles to holiday festivals. Along the way, the 114-year-old park has helped more than a few Portlanders find love. Why? Their new showstopper is the over-the-top thrill ride […]

/ January 11, 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

Go Ahead: Eat This Raw Cookie Dough, Portland

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The Pearl District WHAT IS BETTER? Oreos or Cookie Dough? Or you can’t decide? Well, you don’t have to decide. THE PLACE: Remember sneaking cookie dough batter from the mixing bowl as a kid? Or maybe… more recently? Now there’s a spot where you dig into dough guilt-free. The Cookie Dough Cafe, became […]

/ January 5, 2022

🎩 A tip of the hat to the weirdness of the Portland Hat Museum

Have you ever taken a minute to think about how many different styles of hats and headwear human beings have created over the years?

/ January 4, 2022

Oregon’s Keystone Species – what they do and why they need to be protected

Keystone species are animals that play such an essential role in their environment, that if they were no longer here, the ecosystem would drastically change for the worse. They have an enormous effect within an ecosystem, not necessarily through sheer size, number or biomass, but because of the pivotal roles they play. They are so […]

/ January 3, 2022

💖 What Portlanders love about our city’s weirdness

We asked, you answered: Here is what Portlanders love about our city’s weirdness, from lightbulb stores, to open mindedness, and beyond.

/ January 2, 2022

Watch the film and read an interview with Portland filmmaker Brian Padian

Merriam-Webster defines film noir as: a type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and forbidding background music. We say, “Just watch Brian Padian’s, ‘The Big Black Dark.’” Shadows in the dark, train sounds in the distance, a man who wakes […]

/ December 8, 2021

Oregon’s Band Moon and Bike: Nearer Sky (this should be a soundtrack)

This is the kind of music that should be playing in the background when you’re getting ready to see someone you haven’t seen in a long time, then you see them, and your heart swells, and the music rises and hovers right there in that first sweet moment of reconnection. So, yeah, don’t call this […]

/ November 10, 2021