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Suspect Falls Through Ceiling Into Police Custody

Posted 01.01.2012 | Weird News

In the Pacific Northwest, when it rains, it pours -- including criminals. Police say that a man hiding from them in an attic fell through the ceil...

LA's Mural Moratorium -- More Art! Less Red Tape!

Gregory Linton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

Los Angeles made a name for itself as the mural capital of the world between 1986-2002, when murals were encouraged and celebrated in the city. But in 2002 the city instituted a city-wide moratorium on murals.

Mars Hill Church: Instead Of Harassing Worshippers, Try Civility

Harris Zafar | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

If all of us protested each theological disagreement we have, there would be hundreds of protests every day. This is not the way to handle disagreements, as it will lead to chaos and societal disturbance.

WATCH: Maria Bamford Is Book Vlogger

Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy

If you've ever picked up a Bible and thought, "Uh, why don't you edit? Galatians, you don't even need that," you may have a lot in common with Maria B...

Andrew Reilly

Graffiti Artist Takes On City To Reverse LA Mural Ban | Andrew Reilly | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts

For the artist Saber, participation in the democratic process has always been complicated. He's an international graffiti legend, holding the world re...

Vegan Strip Club Is No Meat Market

Posted 11.29.2011 | Weird News

Casa Diablo gentleman's club is not the place to go if you want to see a piece of meat. The world's first vegan strip club made history by eliminat...

Connected the Film: A Technology Story With Heart

John Bergquist | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
John Bergquist

I first learned about the film Connected through watching the filmmaker's interview with Brian Solis. The film was created by Tiffany Shlain who is al...

SOBCon NW: Connecting Those Who Will Make a Difference

John Bergquist | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
John Bergquist

If our motives are pure and our minds clear, we can find others who are just as passionate about a need in the world. SOBCon is proof that entrepreneurs and employees alike can be both profitable and purposeful.

Portland Schools Superintendent, Officials Accused Of Violating Election Laws (VIDEO)

Posted 10.30.2011 | Education

Eight Portland, Oreg. school officials, including the Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith, have been accused of breaking state electio...

Group Buying the New Thing in Residential Solar -- And Beyond?

Lewis Milford | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

What is so great about the Solarize model? For one thing, its marketing and promotion are usually community-led. It also lowers the technology cost, through the use of group-buying power.

Study Ranks Cities For Freqency Of Casual Sex

Posted 10.17.2011 | Denver

Unless you're reading this in Portland, the most promiscuous city in the nation, you have some work to do -- at least according to The s...

Bicycle Books: Bringing Books To The Homeless | Posted 10.10.2011 | Books

Every Wednesday and Saturday, Portland, Ore., residents can spot Laura Moulton fiercely peddling her bike as she tows along a wagon full of books. Whe...

David Lohr

Teenage Murder Suspect Leads Police To Remains Of Girl Missing Four Months | David Lohr | Posted 09.18.2011 | Crime

Police in Oregon say a murder suspect led them to the remains of a teenage girl, whose body was positively identified through DNA testing by the state...

Lucas Kavner

Major Restaurant Chain Lets Customers Pay What They Can | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact

Ron Shaich, the founder and chairman of Panera Bread, has sculpted his company into one of the most successful small restaurant chains in the country....

Portugal. The Man Wow Webster Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

New York City was invaded with residents of Wasilla, Alaska last week. The real treasure of Wasilla, Portugal. The Man, invaded the Lower East Side and wowed a sold-out audience Friday night at Webster Hall.

Woman Kicked Off Train For Talking Too Loudly

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

An Amtrak train made an unexpected stop Sunday, as a woman was escorted off for speaking loudly on her cell phone. Lakeysha Beard, 39, was charged ...

Framing the Question of Place in Portland

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

2011-05-16-Portland.jpgPortland has captured the imagination of a new generation of city-oriented populists.

3 Outstanding Meals in Portland

Meg Hemphill | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home
Meg Hemphill

Between creamed rabbit, beef cheek, and mussels with lemon fries, I have eaten well the past four days. It's not hard to find a decent meal in Portland, OR.

Food Swaps as Culinary Incubators and Friend Factories

Megan Paska | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Megan Paska

2011-03-28-Screenshot20110328at2.44.24PM.jpgFood swaps are popping up all over the place, allowing the food enthused to unite, inspire and develop friendships.

Chelsea Cain Is Flying Under the Radar

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Chelsea Cain is the best fiction writer of mysteries around these days who nobody is reading. It's like America just hasn't discovered her talent yet and she is flying under the radar. Wake up America, and read this woman. She is great.

WATCH: 'Portlandia' Gets A Professional Baseball Team

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Portland needs a professional baseball team. So says the mayor anyway. And who better to build the franchise than Fred and Carrie, professional Port...

WATCH: Worst House Sitting Gig Ever On 'Portlandia'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Once again, 'Portlandia' proves to be one of the most playful and engaging new shows on TV, with another strong episode complete with iconic character...

Chocolatier Creates Icons of Chocolate and Gold

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy


A Turning of the Seasons: The King Is Dead by The Decemberists

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

I'm not sure if this is The Decemberists' best album. But there's not a bad song in the bunch here, and it's clear The King Is Dead captures this Aughties folk-rock band hitting a groove.

WATCH: Aimee Mann, Sarah McLachlan On 'Portlandia'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you are (or were) a comedy, music and women's studies geek, then last night's episode of "Portlandia" was probably the best moment of your life. A...