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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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    • 4.6 • 119 Ratings

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. 

    Portland’s Progressive DA Loses Election; Outside Money and Zoo Animals Win

    Portland’s Progressive DA Loses Election; Outside Money and Zoo Animals Win

    Today on City Cast Portland, we’re talking through our local primary election results and the latest report on Portland Police Bureau traffic stops. Joining host Claudia Meza on this Friday news roundup are KBOO news director Althea Billings and our very own executive producer, John Notarianni.
    Discussed on Today’s Episode:


    Oregon Primary Election Results 2024 [OPB] 


    Map Shows Where DA Candidates Schmidt and Vasquez Did Best in Multnomah County [Oregonian 🔒]


    Democrats Beware: A Progressive DA Fights for His Job — in Hipster Portland [Politico]


    Portland Police Bureau Traffic Stops Q1 2024 Report [Portland.gov]

    We’re doing our annual survey to learn more about our listeners. We’d be grateful if you took the survey at citycast.fm/survey—it’s only 6 minutes long. You’ll be doing us a big favor. Plus, anyone who takes the survey will be eligible to win a $250 Visa gift card and City Cast Portland swag.
    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.
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    • 34 min
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    Today, we are going back to basics. It's been a while since we talked about our sex lives, and this episode is a doozy. We describe the perfect kiss, share what song is on top of our sex playlist, discuss the movie scene with the best sex scene, and Becca shares a NSFW confession about her *skillz*. Welcome to the SEXGANG. bitches!



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    How To Buy Your Perfect Portland Bicycle

    How To Buy Your Perfect Portland Bicycle

    It’s officially bicycle-riding season in Portland, but buying a new one can lead to a ton of questions: There are so many types of bikes now. How do you choose? How much should you be prepared to spend? And how the heck do you find one that fits? Today on City Cast Portland we’re talking with cycling expert Leah Benson. As the former owner of the dearly-missed Gladys Bikes on Alberta Street, she’s helped hundreds of Portlanders find the perfect bike for them. 
    Bicycle Shops Leah Recommends:

    River City Bicycles


    Sellwood Cycle Repair 

    Metropolis Cycles

    Golden Pliers

    Clever Cycles

    Splendid Cycles

    Community Cycling Center

    North Portland Bike Works

    We’re doing our annual survey to learn more about our listeners. We’d be grateful if you took the survey at citycast.fm/survey—it’s only 6 minutes long. You’ll be doing us a big favor. Plus, anyone who takes the survey will be eligible to win a $250 Visa gift card and City Cast Portland swag.
    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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    • 25 min
    Is Montavilla the Best Neighborhood in Portland?

    Is Montavilla the Best Neighborhood in Portland?

    Today on City Cast Portland, we’re continuing our neighborhood guide series where we talk with Portlanders about the good, bad, and ugly of where they live. This time we’re talking about Montavilla with Bryan M. Vance, City Cast’s director of digital strategy. He’s lived in Montavilla for about three years, and he’s not only sharing his neighborhood's secret borders; he’s also prepared some fighting words for anyone who thinks their farmers market can compete with Montavilla’s. 
    Discussed in Today’s Episode:

    Academy Theater

    Bipartisan Cafe

    Flying Pie Pizzeria

    Yaowarat

    The House of Bánh Mì

    Bui’s Natural Tofu

    Blank Slate

    Tinker Tavern

    Thatchers

    Montavilla Farmers Market

    Montavilla Outdoor Pool

    Montavilla Park

    Berrydale Park

    We’re doing our annual survey to learn more about our listeners. We’d be grateful if you took the survey at citycast.fm/survey—it’s only 6 minutes long. You’ll be doing us a big favor. Plus, anyone who takes the survey will be eligible to win a $250 Visa gift card and City Cast Portland swag.
    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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    • 25 min
    A High-Profile Murder Case, Scrutinizing the City Budget, and Good News on Gun Violence

    A High-Profile Murder Case, Scrutinizing the City Budget, and Good News on Gun Violence

    Today on City Cast Portland we’re talking about the indictment of Jesse Lee Calhoun, the man who has now been charged with the murders of three women in the Portland area. We’ll also look at the recent decrease in Portland shootings and the approval of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s $8.2 billion budget for the next fiscal year. Joining host Claudia Meza on this midweek roundup is our very own producer, Giulia Fiaoni.
    Discussed in Today’s Episode:


    Jesse Calhoun Indicted in Serial Killing of 3 Women in Portland Area; Could Face More Charges [Oregonian]


    Portland Shootings Last Month Fell to Early Pandemic Levels; City Touts Efforts To Bring Down Violence [Oregonian 🔒]


    What Will It Take To Solve Gun Violence in Portland? [City Cast Portland 🎧]


    Will Portland’s Latest Plan To Stop Gun Violence Work? [City Cast Portland 🎧]


    City Council Approves $8.2 Billion Budget [Willamette Week]


    We’re doing our annual survey to learn more about our listeners. We’d be grateful if you took the survey at citycast.fm/survey—it’s only 6 minutes long. You’ll be doing us a big favor. Plus, anyone who takes the survey will be eligible to win a $250 Visa gift card and City Cast Portland swag.
    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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    • 26 min
    Getting the Most Out of Farmers Market Season

    Getting the Most Out of Farmers Market Season

    Did you know we have nearly 40 farmers markets in the Portland area every week? But where are they? Which are the best for what? And what are the unspoken rules you might be breaking? Today on City Cast Portland, we’re revisiting a conversation host Claudia Meza had with Molly Notarianni — our executive producer John Notarianni’s big sister. As the former executive director of the Oregon Farmers Market Fund, she’s been in the farm-to-market business for nearly 20 years. She's got insider tips on how to get the most out of this farmers market season.
    This episode originally aired on May 23, 2023.
    Discussed in Today’s Episode:
    Markets: 


    Hollywood Farmers Market 


    Montavilla Farmers Market 


    Come Thru Market 

    Shemanski Park Farmers Market


    Cully Farmers Market  

    Oregon City Farmers Market

    Forest Grove Farmers Market

    Woodstock Farmers Market

    Market Vendors:


    Squirrel and Crow Foods at Hollywood Farmers Market


    Alleamin Products at Woodstock Farmers Market


    Dragonfly Forge at Woodstock Farmers Market


    Kulfi PDX at Montavilla Farmers Market 

    Support Programs:

    Double Up Food Bucks Oregon

    Farm Direct Nutrition Program

    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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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

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.

blakey blake blake ,

Show artisans and the artistic community more love!

Really like the show but majorly lacking coverage on the arts and artisans and importance of creative expression in this community. Everything they do cover they cover well, but I would love to see you regularly expand beyond food, bars and the outdoors when talking about Portland culture.

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