By Nancy Levenson. Moving to a new city can be challenging, especially when you don't know where to start your search for great places to meet new people. Fortunately, if you're relocating to Portland , there are a great number of clubs, social groups, and dating events that are sure to introduce you to a wide variety of people. No matter what your interests, Portland is a thriving city full of people looking for adventure and conversations. With a host of great nightlife venues, fantastic restaurants, and plenty of places to explore in the city and nearby in the beautiful wilderness of Oregon, you're sure to find something to suit your individual needs. Whether you're looking to expand your circle of friends or looking for an attractive partner to go on a date with, the following meetups and events are sure to inspire newfound friendships and maybe even a romantic affair.
Love ain't as simple as those saccharine little candy hearts make it out to be. Rarely can Portland's daters be categorized by canned phrases, like "vegan bicyclist" or "ex-con," even though in the snap-judgment world of coupling, those labels affect their chances of making a love connection as much as a nice rack or a receding hairline. As we investigated what it's like to be single in Portland this year, we met individuals whose interests, background and life choices—from grandpas who host orgies to women of God with teeth fixations—that make for both major dating hassles and easy come-ons. According to Portland State University's Population Research Center, there are nearly , single or divorced people between the ages 18 and 44 in this city That's enough unattached Portlanders to sell out the Rose Garden for a Blazers game six times over. And it's time you met 13 of them.
The Police Bureau announced Friday that Jeff Niiya who had commanded their Rapid Response Team, will not be participating in its activities while the investigation is ongoing. The move follows disclosure this week by Willamette Week that Niiya and Patriot Prayer organizer Joey Gibson had a warm relationship despite the fact that Gibson's group was often involved in violent clashes on Portland streets. Niiya and the response team were often the ones who led the bureau's response to the clashes. Mayor Wheeler said that the relationship that's evident in the communications between Niiya and Gibson, "contribute to the distrust that so many people have about the Portland Police Bureau.
The warehouse district across the Willamette River from downtown is reinventing itself as a destination to please the hungry, thirsty and party-loving. With boarded-up windows and rundown warehouses, the Central Eastside Industrial District looked soulless. The only dude I encountered that night signaled for me to roll down my car window and inquired if I needed drugs.