Why in Portland—one of the most LGBTQ-friendly cities in America, and home to the nation’s first bisexual governor and its first lesbian House speaker—is there no lesbian nightlife?
In recent years, mainstream culture has recognized new sexual identities and gender expressions. As those identities multiply, so do the words to describe people’s experiences.
The owner of the Washington D.C. women’s soccer team was so scared of Megan Rapinoe kneeling through the national anthem, he ordered the anthem played before she could take the field. Rapinoe is perhaps the most famous University of Portland soccer alum. She now plays for National Women’s Soccer League team the Seattle Reign. Last … Continue reading Megan Rapinoe’s Knee Terrorizes Team Owner in the Nation’s Capital
Donald J. Trump isn’t coming to Oregon. His campaign says that’s because he’d rather visit Louisiana. Others suspect it’s because he can’t find any donors to host a Portland fundraiser. But maybe it’s because Oregon is asking too many questions about the size of Trump’s hands. According to metrics produced by Estately, Oregon googles “Trump … Continue reading Spurned by Donald Trump, Oregon Remains Obsessed by His Possibly Short Fingers
Students living in four Portland State University residence halls learned on Wednesday that some of their building’s pipes contain levels of lead that exceed federal standards. The notice, which was sent to residents in the Parkway, Blackstone, Stratford and King Albert buildings, said that eight rooms in the four buildings built between 1927 and 1932 … Continue reading Portland State University Finds Elevated Lead Levels in the Pipes of Four Residence Halls
A Beaverton memorial to missing Portland boy Kyron Horman is at the center of a dispute after new owners of the property that’s been home to the memorial since 2011 this week trashed many of the ribbons, teddy bears and balloons that decorated the site, sparking outrage from Kyron’s mother, Desiree Young.
A Lake Oswego reverend last week won the AR-15 rifle that a Portland-area girls’ softball team raffled so they could raise money to compete in a California championship tournament.
Someone slashed the tires of at least six BikeTown bicycles parked at the New Seasons Market on North Williams Avenue on Wednesday.
When Laura Krum’s phone rings, it often means somebody’s dead. For seven years, Krum has been a volunteer for Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver Inc. About 150 times a month, police or firefighters arriving on the scene of an emergency tell the 911 dispatch center to send a tip volunteer like Krum. She and her … Continue reading When People Die Unexpectedly, This Woman Comforts the Survivors
No offense to the owners, but a lot of the customers at Foster Road bar Starday Tavern—self-dubbed “the most OKest bar”—are just coming in to see the dog.
The United States federal agency that takes care of unaccompanied refugee children has updated its guidelines for establishing those refugees’ ages—a crucial question that helps determine whether a refugee can stay in the U.S.
An area softball team is raffling off an AR-15 rifle to raise money to compete in a California tournament later this month. For $20 a ticket, 15 girls from Centennial, Gresham, and Milwaukie high schools are hoping that the rifle raffle earns them the $6,000 they need to represent Oregon at the West Regional Tournament … Continue reading An Oregon Girls Softball Team Is Raffling Off an AR-15 Rifle
It took Portland the better part of a decade to get a bike-share program. It took Portlanders less than a week to start abusing it. The bike-share system BikeTown is set to launch next week, on July 19. But some opportunistic Portland cyclists are already using the bright orange bike-share racks. BikeTown this morning tweeted … Continue reading Look, Guys, You Can’t Just Lock Your Private Bicycles to the Bike-Share Racks
For much of Portland, July 4 means barbecues and sparklers. In the city’s emergency dispatch center, it’s the busiest night of the year. Call takers and dispatchers at Portland’s 911 center—which answers police, fire and medical calls for the region, not just the city—have been stretched to the limit in recent years as call volume … Continue reading A Portland Woman Called the City’s 911 Center Last Night to Complain About a Party Playing Too Much Britney Spears
The city of Portland is proclaiming July 5 and 6 “Happiness Day” in honor of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a spiritual guru from India. So what does it take to have a day proclaimed in your honor in Portland? Not much apparently.