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Ben McBee

Senior City Editor

Ben grew up in the Rogue Valley, attended the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, and has written for publications like 1859 Magazine and Portland Monthly. He enjoys hiking the PNW, football and futbol, wildlife photography, any manner of libation exploration, and of course writing for PDXtoday.

The new facility’s nine courts will serve the suburbs and Portland’s west side year-round no matter the outside elements.
As if we needed a holiday to sip on these tasty cocktails.
Resolving parking citations in the great 408 will always be a bummer, but hopefully our guide makes it less confusing.
We’re highlighting the best kid-friendly activities that Portand has to offer — complete with art classes, animal encounters, and outdoor fun.
This season fans can take public transportation for no added cost to watch games at Providence Park.
We’ve made a concerted effort to orchestrate this roadmap of live music venues, so you can focus on finding the artists you adore.
Accessibility improvements were funded by $1 million in parks system development charges include.
Historic gardens and towering skyscrapers fit together in the Jiangsu province’s most populous city.
The design features sprigs of evergreen trees that are native to Oregon, plus messaging in support of The Nature Conservancy.
Fall in love all over again with the state known for being an absolute stunner.
We’re feeling sentimental about the occasions that brought us together, but somehow ceased to exist.
It appears PDXtoday readers are a creative bunch; this is what they do to relax and/or express themselves.
There are several steps to take in order to become a responsible hobbyist pilot.
The long-running variety show was started in 2004 by two Portlanders with no radio experience; now it’s broadcast weekly on OPB.
Metro will put a new 15 year, $380 million bond in front of voters this May.
Ditch the doomscrolling for a more creative or relaxing activity.
Each year, the event builds community and adds some sparkle to the dark winter months with illuminating art installations across the city.
Keeping our city’s roads smooth is a monumental task, but you can pitch in.
Upgrades to the 16-acre site in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood include a new playground and wildlife viewing spots.
Hikers, bikers, and horse riders can all enjoy this 21-mile path that winds its way along a former railroad bed through the scenic forested foothills of the Oregon Coast Range.
It’s likely that you’ve never have heard of it, but about 829 people live on this 0.17 square miles of land, incorporated as a result of a historic clash with the Oregon Highway Commission.
The club will surpass the NWSL transfer high mark to bring the talented 25-year-old over from Chelsea FC.
Plus, check out the runner-ups.
Set your sights on Hokkaido’s capital, which has rich sporting history and ramen culture, plus reasons to visit during all four seasons.
Whether you’re partaking in National Popcorn Day on January 19 or simply looking for a salty or sweet snack, this is the place to start.
The second annual series raises awareness about farmed sea vegetables through culinary experiences.
Sometimes a change of scenery is a must.
Interest rates are set to fall, but what will prices do? Hear from one local expert.
Preliminary renderings show features like an outdoor stage and chandelier that will honor its namesake drag queen.
Peach Fuzz is the name, and kindness and tenderness are its game.