Quorn Launches Food Cart Activation In Portland

Quorn Taco Truck Building on the food cart culture in Portland, Quorn, the world’s leading meat alternative brand, is launching an exciting experiential marketing activity – the Quorn Taco Tour. Moving around Portland each day until July 29th, from breweries to street corners, softball games to community events, Quorn’s food cart will be providing FREE samples of delicious meatless taco bites using Quorn Grounds. Quorn has offered a delicious meat-free…

Harvey’s Comedy Club Closes Its Doors After 25 Years in Portland

On Saturday night, Harvey’s Comedy Club gave its final show in Old Town Portland. The club, owned by Barry Kolin, opened in 1979 as Harvey’s Restaurant and Lounge. In the 1992, Kolin transitioned it into a comedy club. Originally, Kolin billed Harvey’s as a “clean” comedy club. Some acts, notably Louis C.K., chafed against that requirement. “Comics hate when someone when puts some parameters on their act,” Kolin told The…

How To Have Fun In Portland OR When You Go

If you are in California, and you travel north, you can get to Portland in half a day. If you are traveling from the East Coast, you can usually get an affordable flight that will take you into the city. Portland’s a beautiful place, right on the border of Washington state. If you cross over, you are in the city of Vancouver. These are just beautiful cities, but Portland is…

Some of Portland’s Best and Most Beautiful Pasta Comes from a Food Cartsome of Portland’s Best and Most Beautiful Pasta Comes from a Food Cart

As much as he tried, Jesse Martinez couldn’t stay away from pasta. The longtime Bar Mingo cook spent a year couch-surfing while his house was listed on Airbnb, squirreling away enough money to open a food cart where he planned to start by serving Italian food, then tangent off to whatever his heart desired. The only problem? At Gumba, which Martinez opened a year ago with best friend Robin Brassaw,…

Portland Must Make a $500 Million Call on Removing Parasites from Its Water

Portland’s drinking water comes mostly from two reservoirs in the Bull Run watershed near Mount Hood, tapping streams that run through more than 100-square-miles of thick forest. The city also ships Bull Run water to suburbs from Gresham to Beaverton. The gauge measures water levels. Jamie Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive(Jamie Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive) Portland has just six weeks to decide how it will comply with a state order to…

Portland Woman Injured by Fallen Tree While Dining in Minnesota Returns to Oregon

Micki Scott upon her arrival back in Portland on June 7 (KATU News photo) Micki Scott in the hospital (Courtesy Dan Scott) Micki Scott before the accident (Courtesy Dan Scott) PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland woman who was seriously injured when a tree fell on her while she was eating dinner in Minnesota has returned to Oregon. Micki Scott was dining with her husband at a restaurant on May 6…

Renting In Portland, OR

Are you thinking about moving to Portland? Houses in this area can be expensive, but you don’t necessarily need to buy. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of reasonably priced rental options available. If you’re thinking about renting in Portland, OR, here are a few things you should keep in mind. Location Is Everything There are plenty of different neighborhoods in Portland. You should make a point of…

How to Die in Portland

You and everyone you know will die. Thinking about our mortality can be terrifying, which is probably why we’re so averse to discussing the objective realities of death. If you’re reading this, you probably live in Portland. Maybe you’ve lived here your whole life, and have already experienced the passing of someone close. Or maybe you’re like me, a transplant who often lingers on thoughts about what, exactly, would happen…

Vast Void in Leadership Widens at Portland Public Schools

(Stephanie Yao Long/Oregonian) Portland Public Schools’ chief information officer has resigned, adding to the deluge of vacancies at the highest levels of Oregon’s largest school district. Josh Klein has overseen information and technology for the district since 2013 and earns a salary of $139,00. He previously held the chief information officer position the Oregon Department of Education. His departure was first reported by KGW. This past year saw resignations from…

Portland Opens Its Streets to Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer. But there’s one thing in relative short supply: cities willing to have test cars on their streets. Portland, Oregon, is trying to change that and be what it says would be the first to issue permits for driverless vehicles, with the goal of getting them…