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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

Local to Know: Trevor Solomon

Let’s get into an interview with a local who is bringing a long roster of lively performances to Portland stages! Today we’re talking to Trevor Solomon, the talent buyer at True West, a concert promoter and event producer in the PNW. If you’ve been to a show at the Aladdin or Roseland Theater or a concert […]

/ July 28, 2022

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

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

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

‘Tis the Season to Run!

Photo credit: Andrew Krueger Time to Get Up and Go for a Good Cause! Portland is a runner’s paradise and we know that.  We’re proud of that. We have the trails, the scenery, the fortitude. Our running community is as strong as any other in the country. And this is the season to put our […]

/ November 11, 2021

🕯️ Relax, Portland, we planned your weekend

Portland, it’s the end of the week and we made you this handy dandy weekend guide to get you out of the house and exploring the City of Roses.

/ September 17, 2021

🎆 5 ways to celebrate the 4th without fireworks

Here are some ways you can celebrate the nation’s birthday safely. (Bridgeliner illustration) 5 ways to celebrate the 4th without fireworks   The Fourth of July is this Sunday, and while many COVID-19 restrictions were officially lifted across the state yesterday, most firework displays were already canceled earlier this year. And considering the PNW’s dry spell, […]

/ July 2, 2021

💖 How to make friends in Portland

We’ve got a few simple suggestions on where to start.  Join a dragon boat team Join a kickball league. Join a Pot Social. Pick up games in Portland are everywhere – volleyball, dodgeball, etc. Hop into a group bike ride. No matter your social style, we loved all the great tips and friend-making stories you […]

/ May 25, 2021

🎁 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

Meet the “Granddad of KingPins”

It’s been said that the collapse of community begins with people bowling alone. So we’re glad to report there are still people bowling together in Lents. The KingPins alley on SE 92nd hosts bowling leagues every day of the week, including for kids, adults, and seniors. And if you go often enough, you’re just about […]

/ January 3, 2020

Why Spending a Day with Dillon is a Big Dill

Lents is one of Portland’s oldest, largest, and most diverse neighborhoods — and no offense to Blaze, but it’s also the home of our city’s most beloved mascot, Dillon the Pickle. Since 2015, Dillon has been the face of the Portland Pickles, a collegiate wood-bat baseball team that’s gained quite a following for its home […]

/ January 3, 2020

Meet the “Minister of Loud Noises” at The Old Church Concert Hall

The Old Church Concert Hall in downtown Portland is known as “a sanctuary of sound” — and organist Michael Barnes is its “minister of loud noises.” Michael is the artistic director behind the Lunchtime Concert Series, which brings local musicians to The Old Church every Wednesday at noon to perform a free concert. The concert […]

/ August 30, 2019

The Place in Portland Where Pro Wrestling Is Still Going Strong

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: St. Johns / Portsmouth THE PLACE: Blue Collar Wrestling live streams online and you can also find the shows at the Holocene, if you can snag a seat to watch the action. Blue Collar Wrestling is now ten years old, and its marquee matches have featured WWE stars like Roddy Piper and The Honky […]

/ April 10, 2019