Category Archives: City

Stories that get down and dirty into the workings of Portland proper.

Imagine Portland with Solar Freakin’ Roadways

Portlanders love green energy. We really do. We even opt in to pay a premium to use wind energy to power our homes instead of fossil fuels, nuclear or hydroelectric solutions. So, imagine this – what if we replaced every sidewalk, road and playground with solar panels?

Oh, and this isn’t a dream – this sh*t is happening right now and YOU can be a part of it (but only for a limited time). Continue reading

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Why is Portland the Rose City?

If you’re new to Portland (or just never found out), you might be wondering: why is Portland called the Rose City or the City of Roses? Continue reading

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Portland ranked #3 pot-smoking capital in the U.S.

Mary Jane, hooch, wacky tobacky, bud, blueberry yum-yum, pot – marijuana. The Daily Beast ranks Portland as the #3 pot-smoking capital in the U.S. Continue reading

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We love comics! Stumptown Comics Fest 2011!

In 2004, a small group of comic creators joined forces to bring a comic convention unlike any other to the world – Stumptown Comics Fest was born. This is now. Continue reading

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Small business in Portland needs Viagra.

Every year, ambitious young people move here with dreams of business ownership. So, why has Portland’s small business vitality ranking with the Business Journal survey dropped year-over-year? Continue reading

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Portland versus Seattle. Fight!

The Pacific Northwest. It’s beautiful, it’s filled with fun things to do and it’s home to the deadliest rivalry ever known between two cities. Portland versus Seattle – fight! Continue reading

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Renovo and Audi give Portland wood bikes.

What happens when Audi teams up with Portland’s hardwood-bicycle manufacturer, Renovo? Performance and street bikes made out of hardwood! Continue reading

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Why is Portland nicknamed Stumptown?

Ever wonder why Portland is nicknamed Stumptown? Hint: Stumptown Coffee didn’t come first. Continue reading

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Newsflash: Portlandia does not accurately portray Portland.

You knew it. We knew it. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein knew it. Portlandia is not an accurate portrayal of Portland. So, why was it that when a recent poll revealed that Portland residents care about topics like the economy, people were shocked? Continue reading

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Portland is unprepared for earthquakes… or flying monkeys.

Did you know that Pioneer Square Mall is not at all retrofitted against a rampage of rabid rhinoceros? Or how about Voodoo Donuts possibly collapsing at the prospect of not having the capacity to handle a convention of Oprah fans with a mad-on craving for No Name donuts? Whenever there’s a disaster somewhere in the world, there will inevitably be comparisons regarding the unpreparedness of other cities to that disaster. In this case, Portland is not prepared for a 9.0 magnitude earthquake like the one that hit Japan. Continue reading

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