What You Need to Know Before Moving to Portland, Oregon

Welcome to Portland, Oregon – the little coastal city that could. You may also know it by its many nicknames: PDX, Rose City, Rip City, and Bridgetown. Portland put oddly shaped doughnuts and massive bookstores on the map. The city with more craft breweries per capita than any other city on the planet. If you’re one … Read more

How to Spend Record Store Day the PNW Way

Let’s set the record straight: If there’s one thing you should be doing this Saturday, April 13, it’s celebrating Record Store Day. Whether your love for music stems from the tunes you’d bump while skateboarding with your friends or the times you’d hide in your parents’ basement listening to music that would make them want you … Read more

7 Pacific Northwest Indoor Winter Activities

The Pacific Northwest is known for its amazing outdoor adventures. Whether it’s hiking, climbing, skiing, cycling, kitesurfing, or rafting, you can do it all in Oregon or Washington. But you can’t tackle an amazing outdoor trip every weekend, especially in the cold, wet winter. We all need some time to relax, warm up, and enjoy the … Read more

Top 10 Pacific Northwest Summer Activities

Classic PNW Summer Activities

Summer in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) is what it’s all about. Locals brave the long rainy season to enjoy the lush, green summers full of sunshine and perfect weather. But no summer in the PNW is complete without a few day trips, hikes, and other outdoor activities. If you don’t have time to complete a … Read more

Self Storage for Portland, OR, Music Lovers

blank records sprawled across a wooden table

You always know who’s headlining at the Aladdin. The crew at Beacon Sound greets you by name. You collect vintage vinyl and sometimes even play local gigs. You’re a music lover living the good life, but you can always use a little more space here in Portland, OR. Storage units are an affordable ticket to … Read more

Break Out Your Ugliest Holiday Sweater This December in Portland

Ugly sweaters are the perfect accessory this holiday season.

Everybody should have at least one stashed away in self storage. Portland, OR fashionistas, hipsters, oldsters and kids are all getting ready to step out in silly style on December 16. It’s unofficially been an official part of the yuletide season since 2011, and it’s a wonderfully warm, wooly way to spread holiday cheer. If … Read more

These Black Friday Tips Will Help You Save Big in Vancouver

Sign at a department store advertising Black Friday discounts on items.

Black Friday – a special day of the year when everyone goes a little bonkers for 24 hours. Who can blame them when so many stores offer amazing deals on electronics, toys and more? With no sales tax to pay in the Portland area, all the hurried and overeager shoppers make the day after Thanksgiving … Read more