With the Portland Art Museum’s new exhibit, Animating Life – The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, opening on Saturday, October 14, 2017 and running through May 20, 2018, we’re delving into LAIKA’s history and why Portlanders have a love affair with the Portland-based studio featuring the quirky and unique animation style that is stop motion.
Lompoc Brewing, one of our favorite Portland breweries, is throwing a special can kickoff party this Friday the 13th (Friday, October 13, 2017) celebrating the release of their Lomporter Classic Porter in cans for only $6 per six-pack only at this event.
The party takes place at Fifth Quadrant, Lompoc’s brewery and pub (click here for a menu) which just happens to be one of our favorite hangouts in the Mississippi District of Portland.
Portland is definitely home to some of the best things in America. Beer? Absolutely. Bridges? Sure. Rain? We’ve got you covered. Weirdness? We’ve got it in spades.
However, when we heard that Stumptown was named one of America’s 15 Best Cities for Pizza, we couldn’t help but be proud of our town’s amazing restaurateurs. When the average person thinks “cities with great pizza,” they think New York City. They think Chicago. They don’t think Portland.
Portland, Oregon has a wide variety of nicknames – the Rose City (or City of Roses), Stumptown, Rip City, Silicon Forest, PDX – but in our investigation into our beloved town’s nicknames, we’ve saved the most misunderstood one for last – Slabtown.
Why is it misunderstood? For starters, it’s not a nickname for the city – it’s a nickname for one of the neighborhoods!
Intrigued? Read on and we’ll delve deeper.
With marijuana use legalized in much of the Pacific Northwest, first with Washington legalizing the green machine in 2012 with Oregon sobering up long enough to make the vote in 2015, cannabis sales have become serious business.
And, as with any serious business, the consumer studies follow. The results of a study by Green Market Report of cannabis use answers the one big question we’ve all been asking: which fast food restaurant is the best for satisfying the Mary Jane Munchies?
Another private equity firm is buying a long-held Portland institution – it’s deja-voodoo all over again! The Portland Business Journal and Eater PDX, Portland’s brilliant food blog, broke the news that Fundamental Capital, a San Francisco private equity firm, purchased a significant stake in Voodoo Doughnut, the Portland bakery known for its… unique… doughnuts.
Let’s sprinkle some backstory of Voodoo Doughnuts and not glaze over what this deal means to the future of this Portland icon.
Portland’s Off the Waffle, as the name implies, makes amazing waffles, however thanks to recent consideration for an upcoming award, the local eatery may gain national exposure for what happens after you eat there.
That’s right. Off the Waffle is in the running as a finalist for 2017’s America’s Best Restroom contest.
Thanks to Twitter and its unbelievably short limitations on messages – just 140 characters, the length of original text messages (Twitter was supposed to be a platform for mobile phones exclusively, initially) – cities throughout the United States, including Portland, are often referenced by their major airport’s International Air Transport Association (IATA) location identifier.
In the case of Portland, the Portland International Airport’s IATA location code is PDX.
However, Portlanders love their airport for many reasons, so let’s delve into the history of PDX!
Portlanders love beer. We adore it.
There are more than 200 breweries and brew pubs in the state of Oregon with more than half of those breweries in the Portland metro area alone.
Gigantic Brewing made headlines just a few days ago by introducing their new take on coffee beer at a festival dedicated solely to the mating of coffee and beer (sounds like peanut butter and chocolate to us).
How did beer, craft beer, in particular, become so popular in Portland?
Ahoy, mateys! September 19 be Talk Like a Pirate Day every coming of the year.
Okay, okay – we can’t do it.
But, we can certainly investigate the origins of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (yes, it’s international, how cosmopolitan of it) and explain why Portlanders seem to adore the holiday each year when September 19 rears on its haunches.