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

Jim Diamond | Posted 11.23.2015 | 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.

If the Sears Armory Can Work as a Shelter, Can Wapato Correctional Facility Be Far Behind?

Jeff Woodward | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Jeff Woodward

I'm not sure if the idea of shuttling those in need of shelter is genius or unrealistic. One thing is certain: It's never been done before in Portland.

Advocates are Homing the Homeless

Jeff Woodward | Posted 11.20.2015 | Good News
Jeff Woodward

The homeless of Portland are drowning, and Ted Wheeler is their life jacket. I only hope they can keep their head above water for another 13 months.

Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2015 | 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.

The Zen of Portland's Mental Health Court

Jeff Woodward | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Jeff Woodward

Forward As a professional advocate for the most fragile individuals in our communities, I deal in harsh realities. The personal toll of which is h...

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

E.C. Iwata | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay 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 11.10.2015 | 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 11.06.2015 | 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 08.31.2015 | Gay 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 08.11.2015 | Gay 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.

Fall Asleep in Class at Portland, Oregon's Kennedy School

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

There's the multi-level Broiler Room Bar, a bar located, unsurprisingly, in the former broiler room. And there's the Cypress Room, which focuses on international rums. The Detention Bar permits cigar smoking, while Honors Bar plays classical and operatic music for its guests.

Portland in the Gay '90s vs PDX NOW

Eddie Parsons | Posted 07.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Eddie Parsons

I guess that saying "You can never go back home" applies to my trip but not in a negative way; it was just a special place at a special time and those who experienced it will know what I mean. Do not get me wrong, I would move back to Portland in a heartbeat but it is slightly saturated.

I'll Have My Beer For-Profit, Please

Robert Shireman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Robert Shireman

I was in northeast Portland over the weekend and decided to stop in at a brewery that Yelp users said not only had good beer but "it's a nonprofit too!" I assumed they just misinterpreted the brewpub's joke about its inadequate revenue. But no.

10 Things Every Portland Kid Knows

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Comedy
Ali Wilkinson

I realized that no matter where my kids grow up, they will be viewing the world through a lens. It's just the Portland lens is made through organic, sustainable practices.

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Timid City Government Slow to Address Inequity

Ise Lyfe | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Ise Lyfe

Auditioning. That's what comes to mind when I think about the dynamic in the media and tone of local and federal governments as it relates to police brutality and holding law enforcement accountable for the perpetual killing of Black men.

In Battle Over Fracked Propane Gas Exports, David Beats Goliath

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

On the other, the $6 billion Pembina Pipeline Corporation, the largest pipeline company in the Canadian tar sands, and a plan to build the largest private investment project in Portland, OR, history -- a $500 million propane export terminal.

Energy Efficiency in Bloom

Cliff Majersik | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Cliff Majersik

Building energy use policies begin to address this critical knowledge gap. Atlanta's new ordinance, for example, combines several powerful tools that together can provide unparalleled insight into these valuable assets.

Dear Garth Brooks, #PeopleLovingPeople

Buster Ross | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

When I stood in the crowd with my pink glasses and suit, I understood the purpose of my life. That I was born into a world where I loved my mamma, and I loved my gay dad and I loved my cowboy uncle. That's what love is about, knowing that none of us are so different that we don't share something.

'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 06.02.2015 | 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 | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel

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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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...