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PHOTOS: Best U.S. Cities For Live Music

Oyster | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel

Paving the way for the rest of the world -- from bluegrass to hip-hop, country to surf rock -- cities around the country are famous for putting new music on the map.

Plate & Pitchfork, Changing Perspectives On Food In Oregon, One Farm Dinner At A Time

Anna Brones | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

An organic dinner of farm raised ingredients. A table full of jovial guests and local wine. A summer night to appreciate good food and where it comes from.

What 1,000 Boomer's Kids Did This Past Weekend

Ken Solin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

These young men and women already know something I only discovered in my sixties: Life isn't just about stuff.

The Man Behind 'A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self'

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
Shira Lazar

This video is an interesting case of taking the personal and having it blow up on a universally relatable scale. For this reason, Jeremiah has trouble pinpointing the reason he's received attention, stating, "In a way it's the most personal thing that I've done."

Parents Limiting Kids' Vaccine Exposure

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents

The medical advances that make young children less susceptible to mumps, polio and other diseases also mean that babies enter the world with a heavy v...

Mom's Inspiring Kickstarter Campaign For Son With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents

An Oregon mother's "crazy, imperfect, pie-in-the-sky, Dear-God-please-let-this-work idea" to raise money for her son's medical treatments is well on i...

WATCH: Why Hand-crafted, High-tech Wooden Bikes Give a Better Ride

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Kirsten Dirksen

What makes a wooden bike truly magical is its ability to outlive us. "You can pass them along to your grandkids."

Bizarre Crochet Portraits

Posted 06.01.2012 | Arts

Personally, we're impressed when people can crochet a scarf. So when we stumbled upon Jo Hamilton's detailed crochet portraits we immediately fell in ...

Ten Cities, Ten Projects

Rob Bennett | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Rob Bennett

Even with the economy struggling to rebound and cities facing unprecedented pressure to do more with less, this year is shaping up to be a busy one for the green cities movement. And the timing couldn't be better.

The Worst 'Wheel Of Fortune' Fail Ever?!

Posted 05.17.2012 | TV

"Wheel of Fortune" has seen its fair share of failed efforts. And not even a little "magic" could help one college student this week. The long-runn...

Can There Be Transparency in Politics? Jefferson Smith Runs for Mayor of Portland

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Toni Nagy

Recently I was introduced to Jefferson Smith, an inspired, young elected official, who's now running for mayor of Portland, Ore., and aims to embody the future of what politics should be.

RFK Jr.: 'Coal Is Crime'

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Monday that a proposal to bring coal to Oregon and Washington state will lead ...

WATCH: Why This Bride-To-Be Gets Annoyed By Her Fiance's Proposal

Posted 05.07.2012 | Weddings

Med student Keith Van Houten proposed to his girlfriend, Alyssa Mota, last week at Multnomah Falls in Oregon. HuffPost blogger and proposal planner Mi...

5 Quirky Retirement Destinations

AARP | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

For some, retirement is a time to get back in touch with yourself, and express that self -- eccentricities and all. AARP has assembled a list of "quir...

Saving Our Communities and the Nation Starts from the Ground Up

Sam Adams | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Sam Adams

I help lead one of America's cities -- Portland, Oregon. It is known for being a well-planned city. It's not. At least, not as well as we want it to be. And not as well planned as every American city must be.

WATCH: The Best Of Portland In Time-Lapse

Posted 01.24.2013 | Travel

A cool new time-lapse video of Portland, Oregon produced at the invitation of TEDx shows off many of the city's culinary, cultural and outdoor attract...

Six Quirky Reasons To Love Portland

Pam Grout | Posted 06.16.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

The so-called City of Roses is so quirky that locals just take it for granted. For those still operating under a normal paradigm, here are Portland's top six quirky attractions.

First Night of Bridgetown

Barbara Holm | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

Yay, I got here! I got to Portland Thursday for the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and as soon as I got here I got to run to see the tail end of my hero i...

Bridgetown Second Night

Barbara Holm | Posted 06.15.2012 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

The second show at the Eagle's Lodge was my first show in the festival! I was so incredibly nervous to be performing with people I really respect like the brilliantly clever Myq Kaplan and the charismatic Alex Koll.

10 Things We Love About Portland, Oregon (PHOTOS)

George Hobica | Posted 06.08.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

You want to know what's even more fun than watching Fred Armisen make jokes about Portland, Oregon on your television? Tuning into the actual city itself!

Church: God Prefers Kind Atheists Over Hateful Christians

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.06.2012 | Good News

It's the kind of thing one might expect from an episode of "Portlandia," but the message is real -- and its biggest advocate says that it's rooted in ...

Arbitrator: District Teachers Overworked, Underpaid

Posted 04.05.2012 | Education

Portland Public Schools officials overstepped in forcing district teachers to take on more classes and students, and owe affected educators a total $1...

PHOTOS: Like Food Trucks For Shopping

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The phrase "truck shop" does not conjure images of sartorial grandeur. But call it the next iteration of the food cart phenomenon, and we bet you're intrigued.

Celebrating Democracy Portlandia Style

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Richelle DeVoe

Democracy is our oldest and most sacred of national institutions but you wouldn't necessarily know it. Consider how little time we spend actually ack...


Nora Zelevansky | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Nora Zelevansky

A few months ago, I relocated from Los Angeles to Portland. My husband insists that we moved to Brooklyn instead -- Park Slope to be exact. (That was our intention.) But I'm not convinced.