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City Cast Portland captures the one-of-a-kind creative spirit of this place and tackles who we are and where we’re going — from big deals, like equity and livability, to tiny delights, like the city's most wonderful doughnut. Our home is teeming with creativity and controversy, natural beauty and impossibly good food and drink.
Host Claudia Meza is so over the notion that ‘Portland is over.’ On the show, she’ll revive your civic pride and stir you to help create local change — through conversations with neighbors, newsmakers, artists and entrepreneurs about our ever-changing city. 

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City Cast Portland captures the one-of-a-kind creative spirit of this place and tackles who we are and where we’re going — from big deals, like equity and livability, to tiny delights, like the city's most wonderful doughnut. Our home is teeming with creativity and controversy, natural beauty and impossibly good food and drink.
Host Claudia Meza is so over the notion that ‘Portland is over.’ On the show, she’ll revive your civic pride and stir you to help create local change — through conversations with neighbors, newsmakers, artists and entrepreneurs about our ever-changing city. 

    Former Portland Mayor and Sexual Abuser Dies, Curbside Battery Recycling, and Traffic Camera Shootings

    Former Portland Mayor and Sexual Abuser Dies, Curbside Battery Recycling, and Traffic Camera Shootings

    Content warning: Today’s episode discusses the sexual abuse of a child. 
    Today on City Cast Portland, we’re talking about the death of a disgraced Oregon politician, the capture and arrest of the accused traffic enforcement camera shooter, and the new recycling service hitting the curbside of some Portland area residents. Joining me on this week’s Friday news roundup are the managing editor for the Portland Business Journal, Andy Giegerich, and our very own executive producer, John Notarianni.
    Discussed in Today’s Episode:


    Former Mayor and Governor Neil Goldschmidt Dies at 83 [Willamette Week] 


    Neil Goldschmidt’s Sex-Abuse Victim Tells of The Relationship That Damaged Her Life [Oregonian] 


    Donate To The National Sexual Violence Resource Center [nsvrc.org]


    Man Accused of Shooting Portland Traffic Cameras Racked Up 4 Speeding Tickets in Less Than 3 Months [KGW] 


    Portland Debuts Curbside Battery Recycling Service for Some Residents [Willamette Week] 


    Is Recycling Plastic Actually Useless? [Portland Monthly] 


    Battery Recycling [Portland.gov]

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    Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at portland@citycast.fm, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448.
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    6th Annual Edgefield Brewfest June 21 - 23

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    • 27 min
    You Might Also Like: The Run-Through with Vogue

    You Might Also Like: The Run-Through with Vogue

    Introducing DVF Is Only Interested In Intimacy from The Run-Through with Vogue.
    Follow the show: The Run-Through with Vogue

    Just a few days after the Tribeca premiere of her new documentary, “Diane Von Furstenberg: Woman In Charge”, Chloe sits down with the designer and all around legend, DVF. They talk about the renowned wrap dress that made her a household name, what it was like to be the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and her favorite parts of aging. Also, the takeaways from this season’s resort shows and what is next for Chanel.  
    DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is an independent podcast episode not affiliated with, endorsed by, or produced in conjunction with the host podcast feed or any of its media entities. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the creators and guests. For any concerns, please reach out to team@podroll.fm.

    Why Keith Wilson Wants To Be Mayor

    Why Keith Wilson Wants To Be Mayor

    This month on City Cast Portland, we’re interviewing candidates running to be the next mayor of our city. And today we’re talking to our first candidate, Keith Wilson. He’s the president and CEO of a regional transportation company that includes an all-electric truck fleet. He’s also the founder of Shelter Portland, a nonprofit that addresses unsheltered homelessness in our city. We’re asking Wilson about why he thinks he’s fit for the job.
    Events Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Kickstand Comedy in the Park

    Mississippi Records’ Harry Smith 100th Birthday Celebration

    The Portland Pickles vs. the Bend Bucks 

    Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways

    Become a member of City Cast Portland today! Get all the details and sign up here. 
    Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at portland@citycast.fm, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448.
    Want more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter, Hey Portland, and be sure to follow us on Instagram. 
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    Learn more about the sponsor of this June 13 episode:

    6th Annual Edgefield Brewfest June 21 - 23

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    • 29 min
    The Ultimate Guide to Portland’s Thrift Shops

    The Ultimate Guide to Portland’s Thrift Shops

    Whether you’re trying to limit your impact on the environment or are just into scoring deals, our city has an overwhelming amount of good thrift and vintage stores for you. So many in fact, that it can feel overwhelming just knowing where to start. Jay Flewelling, a self-proclaimed “thrift store junky” and a local comedian, is sharing all his best thrifting tips on where to go, for whatever you’re hoping to find, without having to spend too much.
    Discussed in Today’s Episode:

    Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette

    Value Village

    Union Gospel Mission

    Estate Sale Finder

    William Temple House

    ReTails

    Red White & Blue 


    Deseret Industries 

    Become a founding member of City Cast Portland today! Get all the details and sign up here. 
    Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at portland@citycast.fm, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448.
    Want more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter, Hey Portland, and be sure to follow us on Instagram. 
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    Learn more about the sponsor of this June 12 episode:

    6th Annual Edgefield Brewfest June 21 - 23

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    • 20 min
    Why It’s a Great Time To Invest in Portland — From a Developer Who’s Going Bankrupt

    Why It’s a Great Time To Invest in Portland — From a Developer Who’s Going Bankrupt

    Many developers are sweating as Portland office buildings and apartments fall in value. (That’s even as Portland homes remain too expensive for many.) So today we’re talking with one of the city’s most creative and prolific developers, Kevin Cavenaugh of Guerilla Development. He’s giving us an update on why he and other Portland developers are losing their buildings to the bank but why he’s still very, very optimistic about Portland.
    Become a member of City Cast Portland today! Get all the details and sign up here. 
    Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at portland@citycast.fm, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448.
    Want more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter, Hey Portland, and be sure to follow us on Instagram. 
    Looking to advertise on City Cast Portland? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise.
    Learn more about the sponsor of this June 11 episode:

    6th Annual Edgefield Brewfest June 21 - 23

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    • 29 min
    Oregon Strawberry Varieties You Need To Eat This Season

    Oregon Strawberry Varieties You Need To Eat This Season

    Did you know more than 15 varieties of strawberries were invented in Oregon? From May through September, we actually become the #4 growing region for strawberries in the country. Today on City Cast Portland, host Claudia Meza is joined by OPB “All Things Considered” host and “Superabundant” producer Crystal Ligori and our very own executive producer, John Notarianni, to find out what makes the Oregon strawberry so special. 
    This conversation first aired on June 29, 2023
    Mentioned in this Interview:
    Hood Strawberries
    Marys Peak Strawberries
    Puget Crimson Strawberries
    Albion Strawberries
    Superabundant: Strawberry [OPB]
    Become a member of City Cast Portland today! Get all the details and sign up here. 
    Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at portland@citycast.fm, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448.
    Want more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter, Hey Portland, and be sure to follow us on Instagram. 
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    Learn more about the sponsor of this June 10 episode:

    6th Annual Edgefield Brewfest June 21 - 23

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

TrynialAE ,

Essential Portland Pod

This show does a great job at balancing reporting of all aspects that make Portland such a great city. A perfect daily listen for any resident who wants to be in the know.

DBL wants to leave a review ,

Excellent recommendation

The Loop de Loop winery has an excellent view. I let it know that I learned about it through City Cast Portland.

Sylven749 ,

Excellent podcast, fostering community, great hosts and reporters

I have been listening to City Cast Portland podcast most everday for the last year. Claudia’s and John’s voices, and their laughs, are with me as I’m walking my dog, doing dishes, chillin’ outside, etc. This is the must-listen podcast for anyone in the Portland area. I recommend it to all my friends. All the VIP topics are covered, as well as things I’d never otherwise think about or know about going on locally. This podcast fosters the community, engages us, educates us and has fun concurrently and is a major asset to locals.

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