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Building the Lifestyle of Maine into the Soak Brand

Michelle Vale | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Michelle Vale

As small business owners, we pride ourselves on delivering a product that is second to none. However, there are many more facets to our brand than pr...

7 Must-See Locales in Portland, Oregon

Hipmunk | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Portland, Oregon has a reputation for being unique, hip and a little bit weird. There's enough to see for an exciting day trip or week-long vacation, but no trip is complete without experiencing at least one of these seven must-see places in the City of Roses.

Activists Dangle From Oregon Bridge To Stop Shell Icebreaker

AP/HuffPost | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river Thursday in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop...

'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildf...

Portland Couple Plans Dream Eco-Friendly Wedding

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.30.2015 | Weddings

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Assessing the Probability of a Massive Cascadia Earthquake

Paul Runge | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Paul Runge

Watching the waves spill onto the beach in Clatsop County, Oregon, it's easy to forget that the nearby houses are doomed. The Pacific waters are frigid blue. The beaches run inland from white sand to tough, salt-sprayed grass. It's too peaceful to envision disaster.

My Confederate Flag

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

No one can claim now it is a flag of heritage. It is simply a flag of hate. Of racism. It is not a flag compatible with being a Christian. For my part, I apologize for not recognizing that sooner in my life.

Sex Toys Sway From Power Lines In Portland

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | Weird News

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Hundreds of phallic sex toys have been seen hanging in recent days from power lines acro...

Being A Black Girl in Suburbia

Jagger Blaec | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices
Jagger Blaec

The white people in my life just don't care. My fiancé is white and he doesn't want to hear it anymore. My best friends are all white, and they have been radio silent for the past year. But what do I expect? These are the same people I spent my adolescence with pretending not to be black.

Growing Old Before Growing Up is All in the Mind

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Orlagh McCarron

Getting through this bucket-list I've constructed for myself is tough going and not for the weak of heart or mind. But to wake up each morning without that pressing weight of anxiety and questioning of what I am doing with my life is all I can ever hope to attain.

DIRTYBIRD BBQ Scorches Portland, Announces New Release

Buster Ross | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Buster Ross

The infamous DIRTYBIRD BBQ, and DIRTYBIRD crew, made their grill debut in Portland, OR on Saturday, July 4th, at the OMSI Bridge Lot. Thousands gathered in the heat (and misters!) to dance to the sounds of Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Justin Jay and Christian Martin.

Andy Campbell

Weed Isn't Just Legal In Oregon -- It's FREE!

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Ore. -- There's only one marijuana price tag that's legal now that pot prohibition is over in Oregon: free. That's right, there's still n...

Andy Campbell

Where Portland's Strip Clubs Thrive, So Does Child Sex Trafficking

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.26.2015 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- In late August last year, a 15-year-old girl was forced to strip off her clothes and dance naked at Stars Cabaret in nearby Beaverto...

An Evangelical Pastor At His First Pride Parade

Adam Phillips | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Adam Phillips

I am sorry for the legions of people who have said, done and prayed unimaginable, exclusionary and degrading things in the name of God. I am convinced beyond a doubt God loves each and every part of us as we are created, including our sexual identities.

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.

State, City, and Consumer Actions Drive Dramatic Shift to Renewables and Low Carbon Future

Ron Pernick | Posted 06.06.2015 | Green
Ron Pernick

Regional governments, at the state and metro level, are setting a range of targets as we increasingly transition to a low-carbon economy.

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.

Mackintosh Braun on Grey's Anatomy, Hall & Oates and a Beer Sesh with Larry David

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)

Student With Special Needs Crowned Prom Queen, Sets School History With Record Number Of Votes

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News

This young Oregon student has a smile fit for a queen. Katie Shipley, a high school senior with a developmental disorder, was crowned prom queen o...

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

Remembering the Lockout: Valarie Long on How Alaska Airlines Can Do Better for Communities

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

Ten years ago today, Alaska Airlines ramp workers were removed from their jobs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and replaced by wor...

'Fight Stigma' Web Shorts Lampoon Stigma Surrounding Mental and Behavioral Health

Logan Lynn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Logan Lynn

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and to celebrate, my team at Trillium Family Services -- Oregon's largest provider of men...

Baltimore and Our Imperfect Union

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Only when we recognize the common humanity that we all share will we all be free. We cannot treat one another as if we can do without the other. We are too interconnected.

This Damian Lillard Spin Move Should Be Inscribed In Textbooks

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.28.2015 | Sports

The up-and-under was pretty nice too.