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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.

All About That Bar: Bemelmans Hosts Kate Davis

Roxane Assaf | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

The celebrity boîte in the Hotel Carlyle enshrining today's only public mural art of Ludwig Bemelmans is a fitting incubator for the blossoming musical talents of multi-instrumentalist/singer Kate Davis.

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.

Portland in Perspective: 6 Real and 4 Bogus Clichés

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2015 | Comedy
Maria Rodale

Here are 6 Portland tropes that--for me, anyway--turned out to be true and 4 that missed the mark.

10 Beautiful Spring Hikes In Oregon

Brittany Wilcox | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Brittany Wilcox

These are my top spring hikes. If you haven't seen the movie Wild yet, then you probably have no idea that one of these breathtakingly beautiful hikes is used in the background during a scene in the movie. It comes as no surprise to me, being my all-time second favorite hike in Oregon.

6 Best Cities to See Spring Blooms

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

It's finally bloomin' spring, and nothing instills hope that winter is gone and summer is on its way like the darling buds of April and May. Chart a c...

What's The Difference Between A Good Donut And A Great One?

Dan Pashman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Taste
Dan Pashman

I talk to donut eaters and bakers in hopes of answering one question.

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...

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...

Christians: You Have 5 Months

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I call on all Christians to lay down your scriptures, dogmas, doctrines and interpretations long enough to learn how to love your neighbor as your self.

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...

Toro Bravo: A Cookbook Potluck Dinner Party

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 03.16.2015 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

The recipes are not only incredibly tasty, the stories are insightful and entertaining as well.