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😋 How to get your next shokupan sando

Plus, a scary-accurate I Spy answer

It’s Thursday.

Hey, did you know today is National Homemade Soup Day? And if you’re looking for something to warm your soul on these chilly February days, consider checking out this guide for where to get some cozy Portland soups to soup-port local businesses. I’m sorry, I'm a noodle nerd here.

See one missing that deserves a shout out? Got a homemade soup recipe you always break out when there’s a nip in the air? Use your noodle, hit reply, and share with your fellow readers. 

For today’s news round up we have: Why Knute Buehler’s leaving the GOP, a statement from Rose City Antifa, how the Portland Winter Lights Festival will look this weekend, and how to get your shokupan sando fix. Scroll on for more. 

Today our Bridgeliner Unabridged members get to see who correctly guessed this week’s I Spy challenge. Wanna join the fun? Become a member today.

Here we go. 

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3 things to know today 

💨 Longtime Oregon Republican Knute Buehler is ditching the GOP. Running his local campaigns on the basis of a “moderate” Republican stance, Buehler told KGW he doesn’t “even know what the Republican Party stands for.” He went on to add that events in January, such as the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection where pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, influenced his decision to leave. Get the rest of the story here from KTVZ

💬 Rose City Antifa released a statement clarifying its stance on recent local protests. The antifascist organization has been around since 2007 and reached out to local media to address common misconceptions about the group and where things currently stand for them. The full statement can be found at the end of this Willamette Week article

💉 COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available at Oregon pharmacies. Safeway, Albertsons, and Costco locations will be able to administer the vaccine. Right now, plans are in place for Oregon senior citizens over the age of 80 to get vaccinated next. Check out the latest COVID-19 case numbers (and vaccination numbers) here

3 things to make you smile

✨ The Portland Winter Lights (non) Festival kicks off this weekend. You’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous art displays not just this weekend, but the next as well. The festival took COVID-19 safety precautions into its plan — so mask up, stay safe, and enjoy the show

😋 Longing for those delicious sandwiches you used to get at Giraffe’s? Guess what — you can get your shokupan egg salad and katsu sandwich fix from Fulamingo, which has raised the Portland classic from the bread (I’m sorry, had to). Here’s how to get yours

👗Calling all bell-bottom jeans and feather boa enthusiasts. This guide to get your next PDX-sourced vintage duds for that upcoming Zoom fashion show will have you singing, “Let’s Groove Tonight.”

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Right now our Bridgeliner Unabridged members are finishing up a game of I Spy. Wanna get in on the fun? Get access to exclusive original storytelling? Access to future virtual events? Become a member today. 

📅 Things to do

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🍅 Learn how to cook a healthy and nourishing meal (Online)

💭 Trivia Night for Active Children Portland (Online)


🎨 Let’s paint a snow day! (Online)


🎨 Learn how to paint some spirited horses (Online)

Thursday, February 11

🌏 Explore Japanese art, food, stories, & culture at Elisabeth Jones Art Center's virtual Global Art Festival (Online)

☝️One more thing …

Thank you for reading all the way to the end. 

If you're reading this before 10 a.m. today, you have one last chance to vote in our Ultimate Doughnut Bracket to determine who makes it to the Sweet Sixteen round!

Also, if you enjoyed our first Weird Wednesday newsletter and want more, go here to let us know what weird things about Portland you love

That’s all for today folks — see you here tomorrow. 

-Cassie at Bridgeliner

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