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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

Orbitz.com | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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 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...

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.