I’m Taylor Griggs, the new reporter at the Portland Mercury

You might recognize my name from my work at BikePortland, where I was the staff writer for the last year and a half. While there, I became a true urban infrastructure nerd and honed my ability to page through very lengthy government planning documents without losing interest. I look forward to covering climate, transportation, city government and more for the Mercury and am eager to see how many more 100+ page PDFs I can download to my computer along the way. 

In my free time, I enjoy biking and walking around the beautiful city of Portland, scouring the Goodwill bins and looking at the creative names given to puppies and kittens listed on the Oregon Humane Society website. (Recent favorite names include "Bread and Butter" and "The Chicken Dance.") 

You can find me on Twitter at @taylorjgriggs and send me story ideas/thoughts/complaints at tgriggs@portlandmercury.com.