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'Attention Barf Cleaners': Kid Writes Delightful Apology Note To Staff After Vomiting In Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.08.2015 | Good News

There is no greater display of proper etiquette than a handwritten note saying sorry for barfing in a bookstore. After vomiting on the floor of Po...

Portland Bans Insecticide To Protect Bees

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman April 1 (Reuters) - Oregon's biggest city on Wednesday banned the use of an insecticide on city lands blamed by co...

8 Destinations That Totally Own Spring

Orbitz.com | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By winter's end (or, let's be honest, well before), we get that nature-starved feeling and start looking everywhere for signs of spring. And in these eight spots in the U.S. and abroad, you won't have to look far.

There's More Than One Kind of Family -- It's Time Our Laws Include Everyone

Yee Won Chong | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Yee Won Chong

My family does not look like me. We don't share the same DNA. But our family ties are real and our economic stability is interdependent. We must make sure the rights of each person and their families are equally protected.

There's a Rock Band Named Black Pu**y -- And That's Not Okay

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices
Sara Haile-Mariam

While I'm mustering the bravery to proudly and persistently proclaim that black lives matter, a band of white guys from Portland are running around calling themselves "Black Pussy" with no consideration for how that registers in the mind of a black girl who has actually been reduced to that by a stranger.

Customer Sues Restaurant For $100,000 Over Valentine's Day Dinner

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.05.2015 | Weird News

Bad service at a restaurant? Most patrons would stop giving the establishment their business, or perhaps leave a negative review on Yelp. Not Kathl...

America's Happiest Airports

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Dating site MissTravel.com recently polled more than 50,000 people to find out their favorite U.S. airports and came up with a list that delivers on the comfort, convenience, customer service, and cleanliness fronts.

Inside Out

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

People want respect, pure and simple. Respect someone, and they'll trust you. Trust someone, and they'll let you in and show you that the narrow political definitions we apply to each other don't really fit.

5 American Cities You Should Visit In 2015

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel

In 2014, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond were the coolest place to be. But with a new year brings a new set of cities to add to your bucket list...

Small Communities' Public Lands

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

The Endangered Species Act had its place, and ESA was a critical turning point, absolutely. But the world has changed dramatically since 1973, and so must our management of forests and deserts.

Man Allegedly Throws Pipe Bombs At Police, Escapes During Chase

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Oregon are searching for a suspect who they say threw four pipe bombs while fleeing from police. Neal Allen Panschow, 43, sped off i...

Soon You'll Be Able To Order And Pay For A Latte Before You Even Get To Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

First wireless charging stations, now mobile ordering? Yep, Starbucks is all about technology these days, and you'll soon be able to place your coffee...

Chanel Parks

Portland Is The Beauty Capital You've Been Missing

HuffingtonPost.com | Chanel Parks | Posted 11.21.2014 | Style

We've written about our love for natural beauty products in the past and after a recent rabbit hole down some of Etsy's most promising-looking product...

Exploring the Culinary Northwest With Michael Stanton, Executive Chef of The Heathman Restaurant

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 12.29.2014 | Taste
Lois Alter Mark

This was a meal in which every course was full of fresh flavors and unexpected, delightful combinations.

How Thoughtful Landscape Architecture Nourishes the City

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

After decades of suburban sprawl, we're finally on a more urban trend in the US. That's a very good thing, but it's easy to forget as we add more urban development to our cities that we humans are biophilic creatures.

The Prozac Experiment

Emily Ballard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Emily Ballard

I've been worried that I won't be able to write anymore if I'm medicated. That the fire that propels me will be extinguished -- though it's worth remembering that the fire has also had a tendency to engulf me. I've worried that I'll become a numbed-out version of myself, that my good will be as dull as my bad.

Expecting Excellence

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

To ensure that all their students learn what they need to learn requires that the school be organized to a fare-thee-well and that everyone pull her weight.

7 New Edgy Dating Reality Shows This Fall

Kipp Friedman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

With the success of reality dating shows like Dating Naked and The Bachelorette, TV network executives are scrambling to create even edgier reality dating shows for this fall's line-up. Here are seven new shows already in production.

This Genius Project Would Create Tiny Homes For People Making Less Than $15,000 A Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact

Another American city is embracing the idea of small homes that'll make a big difference. The city of Portland, Oregon, is nearing approval of con...

Unplug to Recharge the Innovator in You: The Story of Pickathon

Ondi Timoner | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

Twenty minutes outside of Portland, Oregon, lies Pendarvis Farm -- a pristine mix of meadows and Douglas Fir with miles of hiking trails and views of Mt. Hood.

Making Sense of Mitochondrial Disease Prevention by 'Three Parent IVF'

Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D.

The British approach to the novel implementation of mitochondrial replacement therapy, with extensive public involvement and careful, measured scientific review, may serve as an example for the United States and rest of the world.

Shame on You, Basic Rights Oregon

James Owens | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
James Owens

I ran for a legislative seat here in Oregon and lost. But during the endorsement process I gained an interesting insight into politics: In the eyes of most LGBT groups, regardless of whether you're an avid supporter of LGBT rights, an "R" by your name is a scarlet letter.

Teacher's Invention Could Save Students During A School Shooting

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents

As of June 10, there have been 74 school shootings since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Wary of t...

School Superintendent Accuses Local Parents Of Racism

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Superintendent Carole Smith has criticized a group of parents for their complaints about an African-American principa...

Kid-Friendly Itineraries in Five Western U.S. Destinations That Cater to Adults

Amy Whitley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

The best say both. The following Western US destinations are world-renown as wedding destinations, wine regions, or spa retreats, but have a secret: they're all surprisingly kid-friendly.