🐱 Remembering a purrfect meteorologist
Plus, a new game of I Spy.
Did you have a good weekend? A virtual Super Bowl party? Eat way too much dip?
However you spent your weekend, I hope it was safe, fun, and restorative. 🤗
A huge thank you to reader Debbie H., who sent in a soup recommendation which we asked you about last week: a Peruvian quinoa, cilantro and avocado soup — which frankly sounds both refreshing and comforting.
For today’s news round up we have: Oregon senior citizens can now get vaccinated, nurses want safer working conditions, breakfast sandwiches, and a chance of snow?
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Let’s dive in.
📸 Instagram of the Day
Walk those lonely roads. | Tag #bridgeliner to be featured here. (📸: @chauncyii)
3 things to know today
🔓 Oregon's 80+-year-old senior citizens are finally eligible for vaccination. Appointments can be made online through the Oregon Health Authority’s website. This is the first of four phases to vaccinate older Oregonians against COVID-19, which will continue into the spring. Get the latest COVID-19 case numbers and vaccination numbers here.
🏥 Providence Nurses and healthcare workers are demanding better COVID-19 protections. At a rally last week outside of the Providence Portland Medical Center, nurses alleged the healthcare provider “has failed to provide industry-standard COVID-19 protections since May — including sufficient time off to receive vaccinations and an adequate supply of N95 masks,” according to the Willamette Week. Read how Providence responded here.
🌨️ Snow might show up later this week. There’s a 40 percent chance of snow in the Portland metro area starting this Thursday and possibly continuing into next week. Why are we looking at snow instead of rain? Well, a polar vortex is making its way across the country. Hopefully it won’t grind the city to a dead halt — which is what happened in January 2016.
3 things to make you smile
😸 Anyone remember Bob the Weather Cat? *Obligatory Pepperidge Farms remembers joke* But seriously, enjoy this super-stylish feline, his wardrobe, and KATU during the 1980s in this gallery video. Do you have any memories of Bob? Hit reply and send them in to share with your fellow readers.
😍 This important owl PSA video from the Oregon Zoo is a hoot. Check out the cuteness here.
🍳 Hungry? Take a peep at this list of Stumptown breakfast sandwiches. You can find the mouth-watering list here.
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Things to do
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🐞 Find your "inner bugdork" with an immersive virtual entomology workshop. (Online)
❓ Grab your synthesizer — it’s 80s trivia (Online)
🐉 Learn how to make dumplings for Lunar New Year (Online)
🌏 Explore Japanese art, food, stories, & culture at Elisabeth Jones Art Center's virtual Global Art Festival (Online)
🖊️ Find your zen with this doodling and poetry workshop (Online)
🎥 A drive-in movie? For Valentine’s Day? Heck yeah (Washington Square)
☝️One more thing …
Thank you for reading all the way to the end.
Are you following our Ultimate Portland Doughnut Bracket? If so, check out this AWESOME map that reader Emelia D. put together for you all! Emelia biked around to each of the locations to get some truly tasty Portland treats. Thank you Emelia, we appreciate your cartography skills!
(🗺️: Emelia D.)
Gentle reminder that voting for the Elite Eight closes this Thursday at 10 a.m., so get your votes in and stay updated on which doughnuts will make it to the next round.
Did you like our first Weird Wednesday last week? Want more? If so, contribute to this week’s and 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