Unique Portland

🗺 Weird Wednesday: ‘A human scale city based on true relationships’

We pull back the curtain and take a peek at the folks responsible for fostering weirdness in our fair metropolis, Weird Portland United’s board.

/ April 28, 2021

🍺 The foamy culture of Portland pubs with Beerchaser Don Williams

We asked Don about Portland’s pub culture, what has helped define it, what has changed, and what has persisted and will continue to persist into the future.

/ April 23, 2021

🐴 The weird, tiny history of Portland’s horse rings

You can still find tiny horses tied to horse rings in Portland. This delightful community art project is one of many aspects of Portland’s weirdness.

/ April 21, 2021

💖 What Bridgeliner readers had to say about the Church of Elvis

Bridgeliner readers wrote in and remember the 24-hour Church of Elvis as a strange, eclectic, delightful art experience from the 80s and 90s.

/ April 16, 2021

🎸 The legend of the 24-hour Church of Elvis

We’re looking at one of Portland’s OG weird art galleries: The 24-hour Church of Elvis. A coin-operated wonderland where you could get married for $25.

/ April 14, 2021

🍻 Portlander Don Williams takes us beer chasing

We sat down with Portlander and Oregon’s original Beerchaser, Don “Dirt” Williams, who has reviewed nearly 400 bars on his blog since 2011.

/ April 9, 2021

🌈 Into the rainbow of weird with Strawberry Pickle

Join us as we interview the creator of Rainbow City, Strawberry Pickle, an explosion of color, fun, strange, and wonderful creations.

/ April 7, 2021

💖 Rolling into the weird with Carlos the Rollerblader

We interviewed the creator of Disco’s Skate Shop, Carlos the Rollerblader who is bringing the joy of roller skating to our city.

/ March 31, 2021

😜 The wheels of weird with Spencer Sprocket

Each week, we’re highlighting and celebrating elements of Portland’s wonderful weirdness, in collaboration with the amazing folks at Weird Portland United.

/ March 17, 2021

Weird Wednesdays: Into the future of Portland’s Weirdness

Brian Kidd, AKA The Unipiper, gazes with us into our crystal ball on the future of Portland’s amazing, unique, and beautiful weirdness.

/ March 3, 2021

A Walk through the Weird with artist Cedar Lee

Portland artist Cedar Lee shares the beauty of interweaving the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty with our city’s desire for sustainability.

/ February 24, 2021

The Land of the Weird: The Portland Sleestak

Portlander Brent Marr, a.k.a. The Portland Sleestak, shares his journey of becoming our city’s lizard man, and the quirky joy of keeping Portland weird.

/ February 17, 2021

☢️ A weird deep dive into Reed College’s nuclear reactor

For today’s Weird Wednesday we’re doing a deep dive into the strange history and function of Reed College’s nuclear reactor.

/ February 2, 2021

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

✈️ Fly me to the woods

For today’s Weird Wednesday we’re covering Bruce Campbell (no, not that Bruce Campbell) on his retired jetliner that he converted into a modern home.

/ February 1, 2016