Our tips will help you rule the roost. | Photo by @cambrieee_
This is no yolk.Egg costs continue to soar in Oregon and across the US due to the spread of avian flu and other supply issues. The price for a dozen eggs in Portland ranges from $2.19 to $8.49 right now — making for some dang expensive omelets. An even bigger party fowl? Fried Egg I’m In Love had to raise its breakfast sandwich prices.
But what if you cook up your own supply?It’s completely legal to raise chickens inresidential backyards here — and coops for egg production can be a sizzlin’ hot commodity. Here’s what you need to know to get crackin’ — and calculate their worth.
🐓 Research pecking orders
Official Portland ordinances allow for up to “four domestic fowl” on residential lots — which is kind of a lot — and even more for properties over 10,000 sqft.But the law bans backyard roosters. Those early wake-up calls aren’t cool for your neighbors.
Pro tip: You can even add egg shells to your compost.
🥚 Eggs in one basket
What should you expect when your chickens are expecting? Healthy, well-fed hens can potentially lay up to 320 eggs a year — and they’ll be as fresh as can be. Read up on safety tips before handling, though.
As for your wallet health, expect to shell out~$650 initially, with regular expenses~$25-$30 per month. So, buying eggs at the store is probably more cost effective — just not as much urban farming fun.
Do you have any backyard birds?
A. My egg game makes me the cock of the walk B. I’d like feathered friends, but I’m too chicken C. No harm, no fowl
Sliced - A Stencil Art Show | Friday, Jan. 20-Sunday, Jan. 22 | Times vary | Parallax Art Center, 516 NW 14th Ave., Portland | Free | These creators see the potential of empty space; meet them and shop for works to take home.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Walk The Walk | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Cathedral Park, 6635 N. Baltimore Ave., Portland | Free | Walk, hike, and march over the St. Johns Bridge with Love is King and Forest Park Conservancy in celebration and preparation for the upcoming Black History Month.
Winterhawks vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 6 p.m. | Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way, Portland | $26-$41 | The hometown hawks will weather this storm and come out on top.
“Dragons Love Tacos” | Sunday, Jan. 22-Sunday, Feb. 19 | Times vary | Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland | $22-$45 | And as all the kids in the audience will learn, the spicier, the better.
“World of Henna” Film Screening & Morocco Film Fundraiser | Sunday, Jan. 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland | $15 | Take a journey through the “World of Henna” in vibrant India; tickets help support post-production of another documentary focused on the art form in Morocco.
Danish String Quartet | Monday, Jan. 23-Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland | $32-$57 | This Grammy-nominated group brings delightful music to your ears.
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Yep, you read that right. The sun won’t dip below the horizon today until most people are clocking off at work. We hope you enjoy all 9 hours and 16 minutes of daylight, Portland. (KOIN)
Take the family on an international trip, without leaving the PNW, Saturday, Jan. 21 at Helvetia Farm Market in Hillsboro. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can learn origami, sample pastries from around the globe, and warm up by the bonfire or with a dish from Spice of Africa’s food truck. 🍛
The Lunar New Year is coming up and we have just the way to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit(or Year of the Cat in Vietnam). This weekend, catch Lan Su Chinese Garden’s lion dance (Saturday, Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m.) or fill your belly with dumplings and other delicacies around the city. 🥟 (Portland Monthly)
“Kiss from a Rose” is coming to the Rose City. Seal, the British pop and R&B singer, will make a stop at Portland’s Keller Auditorium on Saturday, June 10. Tickets to see his 30th anniversary tour will go on sale Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. 🌹(The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
Four new affordable housing projects are in the works for North and Southwest Portland. Funding for the effort, which will provide approx. 267 new units, will draw on Metro’s 2025-2029 regional housing bond. (Portland Tribune)
Sadness on Oregon’s north coast has reached new depths. Another dead whale has been found on the beach at Fort Stevens State Park, not far from where a 40-ft sperm whale washed up last week. This cetacean, a baby gray whale, appears to have died at sea, but the cause of death remains unknown. 🐋 (OPB)
Okay, campers, rise and shine.Groundhog Day is right around the corner, and it’s got us thinking about what day in Portland history we’d like to do over and over. Let us know yours and you may appear in a future newsletter.
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Libations in a library setting | Photo by PDXtoday
Beers, books... Battlestar Galactica.
At Rose City Book Pub, two of those things are certainly on tap and on the shelves — and we can’t guarantee you won’t run into any Cylons.
The quaint neighborhood hangout on Northeast Fremont Street is equal parts used bookstore, bar/bistro, and event space. It’s a place for the community to gather for weekly trivia nights (Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.), chess competitions, live music, and author readings.
Need to get some work done? We know the feeling.
Nestle into a nook, grab a bite to eat (the grilled cheese comes with a donation to Oregon Food Bank), and feel the creativity of 40 years worth of literature flow through your fingers. Or you know, just enjoy a local brew.
Editor’s pick: Today, I’m heading north to Seattle (and a little further north to Edmonds) for a weekend with family, so I’ve been reading our sister newsletter SEAtoday with extra hawk-like attention lately.
It’s a great reminder that you don’t have to live in one of our 25 markets to enjoy their content — each is a great resource for planning a trip, created by actual locals.
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