PDX People Archive

Joshua Turner Is Homeless

A couple months back I spent some time handing out jackets for the homeless. It was another one of those ridiculously frigid days we have been having on-and-off in Portland during what has been a brutal winter. Indeed, there were four deaths this winter from exposure, an unacceptable number for any city, but not surprising …

Kelly Williams Brown – Author Of Adulting

There’s no doubt that Kelly Williams Brown is one of Portland’s most well-known writers,  especially since she’s also the author of the highly successful 2013 book “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps” which has essentially become “the book” that’s given a voice to her generation. About Kelly Williams Brown Since Studying …

Danny Way – Portland’s Most Well-Known Professional Skateboarder

By PDX People Although skateboarding has been around since the 1960’s and 1970’s to some degree, the sport didn’t really take off until the 1980’s when skateboarders like Tony Hawk and Danny Way captured the imagination of skaters everywhere with their tricks and moves that were frequently published in magazines like Thrasher, movies and music …

Lance Blankenship – Former Major League Baseball Player, Coach And Business Owner From Portland

By PDX People PORTLAND, Ore. – Lance Blankenship is one of the most well-known Major League Baseball Players from Portland Oregon. Lance Robert Blankenship (born December 6, 1963) in Portland Oregon. Blankenship played during 1989 baseball season. Most fans remember the 1989 season well because of the World Series, and the earthquake which occurred on …

Mel Blanc – Voice Of Bugs Bunny and Countless Other Looney Tunes Characters

By PDX People In 2017 the Looney Tunes are just as popular today as they were when Bug’s Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes cartoons were being shown in the movies but what most people don’t know is that many of those cartoon character voices were voiced by Mel Blanc. Man of One Thousand Voices …