Weird Wednesdays

🎩 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

💖 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

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

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

🕳️ Wander with us into the Old Portland Underground

We’re going wandering through a section of tunnels that snake underneath the City of Roses where we’ll take a look at our city’s dark past.

/ October 20, 2021

🦌 A timeline of what happened to Portland’s Elk statue

Today, we’re examining the journey of Portland’s Elk statue during last year’s protests, its various iterations, and what’s next.

/ October 13, 2021

⛪ A weird look at The Grotto Sanctuary

Today, we’re taking a stroll through a very serene garden and finding a sense of inner peace — we’re talking about The Grotto and its history.

/ October 6, 2021

🚴 Steering through the history of Portland’s very naked bike ride

We grabbed our helmets (and nothing else), hopped on our bikes, and took a deep dive into the history behind Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride.

/ September 29, 2021

🍩 The Simpsons and Stumptown: A love story

Today we’re diving into the overwhelming number of coincidences and references “The Simpsons” make to Stumptown throughout the show.

/ September 22, 2021

🐦 The swooping history of the Chapman Swifts

Every fall in Northwest Portland, a spiraling swirl of Vaux’s Swifts surrounds the chimney stack of the Chapman Elementary School during their migration.

/ September 15, 2021

✈️ Weird Wednesday: 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.

/ August 25, 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

🎺 Remembering “Workin’” Kirk Reeves

Today, we’re remembering one of Portland’s music legends and strongest advocates for making commuters smile going over the Hawthorne Bridge: Kirk Reeves.

/ August 11, 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

🎤 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