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...
Best Oscar Winners From the Portland Area

Best Oscar Winners From the Portland Area

This year’s Oscars made history for all the wrong reasons. Though the viewership increased, the ceremony will best be known for Will Smith’s slapstick routine with Chris Rock. Though neither comedian nor the banned Oscar winner has any ties to Oregon, our state still...
Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About The Portland Trail Blazers

Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About The Portland Trail Blazers

No local team is more popular — or valuable — than the Blazers. Over 50 years, we have been obsessed and proud of everything that is Rip City.  The Portland Trail Blazers entered the league in 1970 as an expansion team. Two other teams made their debut that year: the...
The Greatest Professional Athletes From Oregon 

The Greatest Professional Athletes From Oregon 

The hometown hero is always a local legend we want to cheer for. These are the homegrown talent that may have lived next door, showing flashes of the greatness that was to come.  With Pacific Northwest fandom reeling after the trade of Seahawks superstar Russell...