The History of Beaverton, Oregon

The History of Beaverton, Oregon

There are a ton of beavers in Oregon. Thousands in fact. These aquatic mammals live and build dams, resulting in lush environments that makes the state so scenic. Nestled at the eastern edge of Tualatin Valley is Beaverton, a quant Oregonian area surrounded by...
Portland Stereotypes That Are Actually True

Portland Stereotypes That Are Actually True

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Portlandia, you know that our city is filled with a wide variety of eccentrics. We reliably make the top 10 of any list for the most hipster cities in America. Every place has a reputation that precedes it — a collection of...
The 7 Best Portland Albums Of All Time

The 7 Best Portland Albums Of All Time

There’s no secret: as far as cities with a thriving music scene go, Portland ranks at the top of the list, holding court with the likes of New York City, Austin, and Nashville. The Pacific Northwest has hosted several best-selling albums, and offerings from indie...
The Founding of Portland

The Founding of Portland

Portland is city of roses, hipsters, championship sports, and is renowned as hosting the largest urban forests in the country. A top ten green metropolitan in the United States, our city is the second-largest in the Pacific Northwest, with nearly 660,000 people...
The Seven Best Places To Camp In Oregon 

The Seven Best Places To Camp In Oregon 

It’s always a beautiful day to go hiking or camping in our state… especially when Oregon is celebrating 100 years of state parks this year! Being an Oregonian and enjoying the outdoors go hand-in-hand. It’s in our DNA. In fact, over 80% of us residents take out our...
The Top 8 Writers With Oregon Ties

The Top 8 Writers With Oregon Ties

Oregon attracts a wide range of personalities. It’s no surprise that the literary scene is just as diverse. From a detailed account of geographic name origination to fantastical worlds infused with sociopolitical themes, the local reading list is an eclectic...