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Welcome to PortlandWiki. The community-powered knowledge commons for Portland, Oregon.

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Welcome to sunny Portland: "Birthplace of Wiki"!

PortlandWiki is a collaborative community information resource for Portland, Oregon that is powered by you! The PortlandWiki community welcomes your creative input.

PortlandWiki's aims to represent the Voice of Portland by providing a citizen-generated news and information resource, knowledge hub and historical archive for Portland, Oregon and our surrounding region.

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You're invited to the PortlandWiki Barnraising event!

PortlandWiki's Barnraising event is where you help decide which improvements to PortlandWiki are most urgently needed, and then help make them. Share what you know about Portland as we build a community wiki for this great town! Refreshments happily provided.

  • Where: Portland Central Library, downtown
  • When: Saturday March 5, 2pm - 5pm

Keep checking this space, details will be posted as soon as we get them! Event planning is here on the wiki and open to all to view and edit, at PortlandWiki:Barnraising!

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Places to go near Portland

Long Beach, Washington: Convenient Portland getaway and home to the "world's largest frying pan."

Things to see in Portland

Horse spotting! Just one of many fun activities you can do in Portland!


Featured Articles

  • Green industry - In Portland it's easy being green.
  • Huber's Café - For Portland's oldest restaurant, every day is Thanksgiving.
  • Swifts - A stunning aerial performance visible any September evening in Northwest Portland.
  • Personal Telco - Portland's answer (so far) to "Internet as public utility."
  • Yellow Bike Project - (Pictured here in black 'n' white.) A community cycling "first."
  • Charles Olds - Olds shot a man "just to watch him ...uh... succumb from injuries suffered as a result of an act of manslaughter."
  • CivicApps - An open data / open source project sponsored by several Portland-area government agencies.
  • Portlandia - The second largest hammered copper statue in America! (The largest is the Statue of Liberty.)
  • East 82nd Avenue - A major North-South arterial on Portland's Eastside. Gateway to Felony Flats.

Things to do in Portland

Kotra, Mark and Ward wrangle wild wikis at Backspace Cafe.
Gargle some holy water. Single bowl Benson Bubbler on corner of NW Couch St & NW 18th Ave. Near entrance of Saint Mary's Cathedral, Portland.



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Keep checking this space, details will be posted as soon as we get them!

  • Where: unconfirmed
  • When: Wednesday March 2, or Saturday March 5 (we'll know which soon!)

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