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Taxi Driver Allegedly Tells Gay Bar Patrons They're Going To Hell

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.27.2016 | Queer Voices

A local Oregon taxi company is feeling the heat after one of its drivers allegedly shouted homophobic epithets with a megaphone outside of a Portland ...

Too Hot To Handle?

Judge Kemp | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Judge Kemp

The pain is real and I have been suffering from the heartbreak and fear of what could happen next. I may not have known anyone directly impacted by these recent events of the season, but they have made me apply caution to my life.

Portland Opera Debut Of The Italian Girl In Algiers

Lina de la Torre | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

The production was highly entertaining and it neatly integrated madcap comedy with a wonderful interpretation by the cast of Rossini's score with its lovely, lyrical phrasing.

Open Streets Lets People Play In The (Traffic-Free) Streets; Portland To Host Worldwide Gathering

Diane Dulken | Posted 08.02.2016 | Impact
Diane Dulken

Cities are where the majority of humanity lives. There's a reason why open streets are so popular worldwide - they are opening new possibilities for how we live in them.

Street Books: This Library on Wheels Brings Great Reads to People Living Outside

NationSwell | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
NationSwell

For the past five years, Laura Moulton has spent her days in underserved areas of Portland, Ore., lending books to people living on the fringes of soc...

Why Did Clinton Snub Oregon?

Jonathan Bach | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Bach

It might make sense for Hillary Clinton to play the long game and campaign in high-profile locales - but it's a drag the Democratic frontrunner couldn't at least hold a rally in beautiful Oregon before the recent primary here.

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

'Pink Martini' Adjusts the Melody

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts
Isa Freeling

With 'Pink Martini,' it is always an integrated fusing of the new and classic, the worldly and the world, the poignant and humorous.

Hutch Harris Discusses The Thermals Performing At A Bernie Sanders Rally & Birdie Sanders

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS interview Hutch Harris discusses the Thermals performing at a Bernie Sanders rally, the same one where Birdie Sanders occurred....

Fowler's Successful System of Coaching

Karl Romain | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Karl Romain

I've just completed my certification as a Master Trainer through Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching (FIA). In the process, I had t...

Portland Paper Whitewashes Role in WWII Internments as State Honors Rights Champion, Former Internee Minoru Yasui

Lawrence J. Maushard | Posted 03.29.2016 | Media
Lawrence J. Maushard

The Oregonian photo page from May 10, 1942 somehow, someway found smiling young internees effortlessly going about their daily lives behind barb wire ...

Portland Doesn't Want To Be Your 'Next Big City'

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.05.2016 | HuffPost Home

For years, Portland, Oregon has gained attention for becoming one of America's best cities to live and work. But as its popularity increases, so does ...

2015: Top Six Breakthroughs That Are Changing Your World

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The descent of the Republican presidential debate into new lows of demagoguery highlighted the emptiness of political discourse. And across the country, communities experienced the torrential downpours, record temperatures, floods, droughts, and firestorms predicted by climate change models. But 2015 also brought breakthroughs.

Junk Nation? Portland's Makers are Betting on a Handcrafted Future

Carrie Sturrock | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Carrie Sturrock

Saws screech as people bend over work benches in the bright, cavernous space of ADX Portland, making tap handles, furniture, razor handles, chandelier...

Countdown to the Solstice: Shining Stars in Oregon

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

This is the last blog in our series as we count down to the winter solstice -- the darkest day of the year. These past few weeks, we've featured some ...

The Gayborhood Isn't Dead: Where Gays and Lesbians Are Moving Next

Jack Hanson | Posted 12.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Jack Hanson

At the end of the day living in a gayborhood is just more fun, not to mention -- as a lot of gays and lesbians who bought in the Village, South Beach, the Castro and Chelsea decades ago can attest to -- a good real estate investment.

The Law of Attraction: A Living Wage and Abundance for All

Rabbi Debra Kolodny | Posted 12.06.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Debra Kolodny

Are you familiar with the Law of Attraction? It can be summarized as: "Like begets like." If we focus on the positive we bring the positive into our life. To attract more love, health, wealth, free time, we delight in what we have with a daily gratitude practice or by counting our blessings.

Medicaid Can Provide Funding for Support Services for the Homeless

Jeff Woodward | Posted 12.04.2016 | Impact
Jeff Woodward

People who are housed are not homeless. Medicaid can help, but until federal, state and local policy makers get serious about creating more affordable housing, millions of vulnerable people with disabilities will continue to face homelessness every year.

Flying For Thanksgiving? Remembering The World's Most Famous Thanksgiving Criminal

Jim Diamond | Posted 11.23.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

If you're flying, the indignities of modern-day air travel, with its hub travel insanity, long lines, crowds and delays are all numbing. If you think your turkey-day air travel experience is unpleasant, let's pause to recall the most famous Thanksgiving air travel crime of all time.

Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.

Healthy Living for the Closet LGBTQ of Faith: Sunshine and Dandelions

E.C. Iwata | Posted 11.13.2016 | Queer Voices
E.C. Iwata

Turns out, we were designed to live in the light. In fact, a healthy dose of daylight empowers growth and strength in humans, not just dandelions.

Portland: Gluten-Free Paradise

Whitney Caudill | Posted 11.10.2016 | Travel
Whitney Caudill

I hope that what is happening in the food world in Portland quickly spreads. But if not, I will continue to be an extremely happy well-fed food tourist in Portland.

How Cannabis Came to My Rescue

Erin Donley | Posted 11.06.2016 | Impact
Erin Donley

Can we just stop for a minute and marvel at how our suffering as humans is decreasing by the minute? In Oregon, cannabis is now available for adult use with no illness or explanation necessary.

Laws vs. Justice: School Rescinds Gay Woman's Job Offer

Dani Tinker | Posted 08.31.2016 | Queer Voices
Dani Tinker

I woke up a few days ago and saw that my high school rescinded a gay woman's job offer. My first thought was, "is that even legal?" It was followed quickly by, 'wow, they just pissed off an army of highly intelligent, passionate folks, poised to fight injustice. You can bet this won't pass quietly.'

Hungry for Rights

Judge Kemp | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Judge Kemp

The justices serve up a healthy portion of civil equality for everyone to digest. Some people will complain about having been forcibly fed this meal, while others will swallow and move on with their lives knowing that their well being matters.