Unique Portland

Pretend every Portland neighborhood is a 🥳 person at a party. Let’s have some 🎉 Reddit fun!

If each Portland neighborhood was a “person” and they were at a house party, what would each “person” be doing? That was the question Reddit user u/tkallgren23 asked in the Reddit channel, r/Portland. Now, if you’ve hesitated going on Reddit, because, well, why? – or you’ve kept putting it off for one reason or another – […]

/ February 11, 2022

Hook a friend up 🤜🤛 and share these 23 🙊 unspoken rules of Portland

It’s been a long week. We’ve had a mixed bag of weather. RIP to our beloved, exposing-himself-to art mayor, Bud Clark. This stupid pandemic keeps rolling through town. Whoops…someone else’s car was just stolen as you read this! We think it’s time for a little Friday fun. We asked you to give us what you […]

/ February 2, 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

10 Fun Ways to Have a Very Merry Holiday in Portland

There’s so much to do in Portland all year long – and our winter season packs in even more must-dos. So we’ve scoured the lands, the lakes, the neighborhoods, the restaurants and bars, the shops and markets, the nooks and crannies to create a list of 10 Fun Ways to Have a Very Merry Holiday […]

/ December 23, 2021

Weird Portland – Holiday Lights

Craig Giffen, the creator of Problematic.TV, The Human Clock. The Human Calendar, the Pacific Crest Trail planner, Portland Free Crap and on and on (does he ever stop? We hope not!), brings back deee-lights. We’ve sat down to ask Giffen 8 very important questions about deee-lights, including, what they are. Bridgeliner: For those Portlanders who don’t know about […]

/ December 21, 2021

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

Portland is weird and weirder because of this man

Craig Giffen is not your average weirdly cool human being. He is the probably the most diverse, creative, weirdly cool human being Portland has the honor to call their own. Yet, in all probability (and we don’t think it’s problematic… wink wink), Giffen is someone you don’t know by name, but the minute you hear […]

/ December 13, 2021

This should be a Portland Meme!

We think we’re beautiful!  We KNOW we are beautiful. But high fashion? Uh, no. A friend of ours did a Google search for “beautiful fashion in Portland, Oregon.” This was the 9th listing on the page. We’re kinda ticked off it wasn’t the first!  

/ November 11, 2021

🐾 Here are the most “Portland” pet names

We’re looking at what you selected as the most “Portland” pet names and the results are 100% delightful and had us rolling on the floor chuckling.

/ September 3, 2021

😆 It’s a weird, long story with Megan Gazzo

We sat down with local comedian, goofball, and podcaster Megan Gazzo about her story-telling standup series Long Story Short.

/ August 18, 2021

💥 KA-POW! How to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Books With Pictures

We sat down with Books with Pictures to talk about how they’re celebrating Free Comic Book Day and what’s coming up on the horizon.

/ August 13, 2021

🐚 Shell yeah! We’re talking about the Portlandia Mermaid Parade

Una and her fellow mermaids will take your breath away at the Portlandia Mermaid Parade this weekend (which will be socially distanced). (📸: Courtesy of Una the Mermaid) It’s Wednesday! And you know what that means — it’s time for all of us to get a little weirder (but reasonably so).  Each week, we celebrate […]

/ July 28, 2021

🕳️ Dig into the history of the Woodstock Mystery Hole

Today we’re talking about the Woodstock Mystery Hole, its history, and the glorious importance of absurdity and fun. So grab your miner’s headlamp.

/ July 21, 2021

😜 Throw your voice into the weird with Winifred McDonald & Skeeter

We interviewed local artist, ventriloquist, and all around badass Winnie McDonald and her friend from Party Animals, Skeeter, and their show this weekend.

/ July 14, 2021

🤗 This Portlander wants you to embrace your inner weirdo

We interviewed Eric Putman, about his background and his “Be Weird” art project inspiring folks to connect with their inner weirdness.

/ June 30, 2021

💖 Talking “deep, pragmatic work that’s a little revolutionary” with Q Center

We had the honor of interviewing the executive director of the Q Center, Ian Morton, on this incredible nonprofit, the pandemic, and the future.

/ June 25, 2021

🎤 Moshow is calling all “Cat People”

Moshow and his cats Black $avage, Sushi, Lil Parmesan, Mega Mam, and DJ Ravioli have a new show on Netflix coming out this July. (📸: Courtesy of Nico Seabright) It’s Wednesday, Portland. And you know that means it’s time to get weird. Every week, we celebrate elements of Portland’s wonderful weirdness in collaboration with Weird […]

/ June 23, 2021

👽 A peculiar reopening with the Peculiarium

Today we’re walking through the doors of a long-beloved Portland institution of weird: The FreakyButTrue Peculiarium, a gallery devoted to all things PDX.

/ June 16, 2021

🌌 Weird Wednesdays: Remembering Star Wars in Stumptown

We asked Portlanders to share their stories of seeing Star Wars for the first time, and they didn’t disappoint with sincere and cherished memories.

/ May 5, 2021