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5 Reasons Why Treehouse Point Is Your Perfect Glampsite

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Grown ups can actually do what they want and you know you still want to realize those dreams. Here's your chance!

Food-Truck Bust in the Loop Sets Disturbing Precedent for Chicago Chefs

Hilary Gowins | Posted 10.07.2015 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

No matter what motivated the city to issue tickets to food trucks at this intersection, one thing is clear: Chicago's food-truck rules make it difficult for these entrepreneurs to operate.

Working It: The Activist Art Magazine Fueling Labor Rights for Strippers and Other Sex Workers

Katherine Koster | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Katherine Koster

It's a Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before her domestic violence hotline shift begins, and Matilda Bickers has put out the final call for submissions to the fall version of Working It, a Portland-based quarterly by, about, and for sex workers.

You Can Now Buy Marijuana Legally In Oregon

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. -- It's high time! At 12 a.m. on Thursday, it became legal for medical dispensaries across Oregon to sell marijuana, see...

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Wants To House All Homeless Women By End Of Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

Mayor Charlie Hales is so disconcerted by the growing housing crisis in Portland, Oregon, that he sees no choice but to declare a homelessne...

#PopeInUS Finding Common Ground With Pope Francis

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Pope Francis is clearly a religious leader who sees the values in unity over conflict. We should welcome that as we welcome him to the United States.

Why Portland Might Be America's Best City to Eat Out in

Ali Rosen | Posted 09.21.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Portland, Oregon has slowly become a capital for everything from coffee to produce to wine and now restaurants. With a fiercely loyal community of chefs and a legion of fans across the country, more and more people are starting to discover that Portland is a true dining destination.

5 U.S. Dining Destinations You Must Visit

Dave Austin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Dave Austin

While many adults 50 and over choose to visit the beach, take a cruise or explore Europe during their vacations, some are looking to take the road less traveled and are literally putting their money where their mouth is.

These Cops Want Girls To Know Their Job Isn't Just For Guys

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

A Washington police department is making sure all youngsters, regardless of gender, know they can pursue the career of their dreams.  O...

Portland Sex Worker Activist Wins World Sexual Health Day Writing Award

Buster Ross | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Buster Ross

This year's Portland SlutWalk is being organized by a small group of people, including Elle, and she and I had decided to collaborate on a piece of writing to support the event. But when we got together and I read what Elle had already written, I found I had little to add.

Premiering New Video, Amy and the Engine Want You to Join the 'A' Team

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Give Amy Allen a capital "A" for effort while the singer-songwriter also makes an upper case for herself in the Ambition Department. Backed by the group she started forming in February 2014, Allen is revving up for a promising music career with Amy & the Engine.

How One Lesbian Power Couple Is Raising Up a Baby Boy and a Killer Food Festival

Jenny Block | Posted 08.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

"I've adjusted my outlook on work. I still love it, but it can't be the only thing in my life."

This Catholic High School Is Standing Up To The Church

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices

A Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, made history this week by instituting a policy that forbids employment discrimination against gays and l...

11 Questions People Ask You When They Find Out You're From Portland

Ravishly | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

I grew up in the Portland area and moved away a few years ago. When I meet new people in my current city, or wherever I happen to be traveling, and they find out I'm from Portland, they always have questions.

The 30 Least Religious Cities In The United States

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.09.2015 | Religion

In Portland, Oregon, a whopping 42 percent of the population identifies as religiously unaffiliated. New analysis from the the Public Religion Re...

Bishop TD Jakes, Evolved and Evolving on LGBT Issues

Adam Phillips | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Adam Phillips

Bishop ,  we might totally disagree on this. I'm decisively pro-inclusion. That said, we are still brothers in Christ. And, I have to be honest, my white elders -- evangelical men and fellow travelers in your generation -- remain silent or straight up antagonistic about these matters.

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

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.