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P.S. It's Black History Month, and as we learned from Rukaiyah Adams last year, black history in Portland ought to be shaping our city's future. Click the GIF ๐Ÿ‘† to check out our conversation with Rukaiyah about the Albina Vision.
(๐Ÿ“น: Whitney Gomes)

What Portland is talking about

The Oregon Legislature kicks off its 2020 session this morning,ย and Democrats won’t be wasting any time getting down to business. That’s because even-year sessions only last 35 days, and there’s a lot that Dems want to get done this time around, from gun control to disaster prep to a major climate bill. (OPB)

Heads-up to drive carefully next time you’re on the Glenn Jackson Bridge. According to a new study, the I-205 bridge saw more than 120 accidents last year, making it one of the most crash-prone stretches of road in the country. (OregonLive)

Oregon Craft Beer Month has moved from July to February. That means Zwickelmania is only two weeks away, and a ten-day festival of beer pop-ups is already underway at Function PDX. (OregonLive)

Speaking of craft beers, the Merc went looking for Oregon’s funkiest hazy IPAs โ€” and even ended up liking some of them. Their favorite: “Life’s a Peach and then You Die” by Riverbend Brewing. (Portland Mercury)

We have nothing but love for Californians here at Bridgeliner, but we do have to admit, nothing screams “we’re being invaded by Cali tech money” quite like the Sacramento Bee writing about a $8.65 million real estate listing in Portland’s West Hills. Really, Sacramento? We know there are plenty of $8 million houses closer to home, even if they’re all two-bedroom bungalows. (Sacramento Bee)

Today

โšฝ Watch the USWNT play Costa Rica (Central Eastside)

๐Ÿ™ Start the week with beer and yoga (SE Portland)

๐Ÿบ Taste brews from around Oregon - through Sunday (NW Portland)

Tomorrow

๐Ÿ’ญ Learn how to be more 'science minded' (Central Eastside)

๐Ÿ™‹ Dress up for '90s night trivia (SW Portland)

๐Ÿ“– Join a post-reading reception with Lidia Yuknavitch (Downtown)

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Shop for vintage maps at PSU (Downtown)

Wednesday

๐ŸŒฑ Take a workshop on growing produce (SE Portland)

๐Ÿ’ธ Celebrate a record-breaking Give!Guide campaign (SE Portland)

Thursday

๐Ÿ‘€ Sneak a peek at the new Plaza Del Toro (NW Portland)

๐Ÿ’ก Check out the Portland Winter Light Festival - through Saturday (Multiple locations)

๐Ÿ“– Hear a talk by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Downtown)

๐Ÿ€ Watch Dame do his thing vs. the Spurs (NE Portland)

Friday

๐Ÿป Sample beers from Gorge breweries - through Sunday (SW Portland)

๐Ÿ‘ Find social services all in one place (North Portland)

๐Ÿ™๏ธ Connect with social entrepreneurs at PSU's Elevating Impact Summit (NW Portland) (Partner)

Saturday

๐Ÿ” Learn the local history of the Black Panthers (North Portland)

๐Ÿ‘™ Strip down for an undie run (NW Portland)

๐Ÿท Taste local wines all in one place (SE Portland)

Sunday

๐ŸŽธ Rock out with an Elvis tribute band (Beaverton)

๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watch the Oscars at Yur's Bar (NW Portland)

One more thing...

Keep your head on a swivel next time you’re at the Oregon Coast. You might just see a herd of wild elk taking a trip to the beach.

That’s all for today.ย We’ll see you tomorrow.

โ€“ย  Bridgeliner

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