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Boners + Belly Laughter: Laughterbating With Aella's Avant-garde, NSFW Performance Art

Jesse Damiani | Posted 08.29.2014 | Weird News
Jesse Damiani

Just as Charlie Chaplin revolutionized his field in a jester's clothes, in donning these identities to "tell" these stories, Aella undermines and revolutionizes.

My Street Grocery: Amelia Pape Puts Fresh Food On Wheels In Portland

Dark Rye | Posted 08.25.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Fresh fruits and vegetables actually don't necessarily cost more than burgers, fries and sodas.

Airbnb Hosts Offer Homes, Not Shelters, During Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

Airbnb, a website that allows users to rent out their homes and apartments, is improving its ability to help people in need of housing during a disast...

Here, Kitty, Kitty - It's Time for Change

Judge Kemp | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

On the verge of my 50th birthday and with all the fear-inducing cancer-metastasizing now luckily behind me, I'm done. I'm not afraid anymore.

Shopping in Portlandia

Jon Bird | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Jon Bird

Hip. Seriously hip. Hilariously hip. Hipper than the hippest hipsters in Brooklyn, and that's hyper hip. I'm talking about Portland, Oregon a compact, very livable, and very cool city in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

LOOK: Did An Apple Employee Hand This Man An Anti-Gay Receipt?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices

An Oregon man is crying foul after a local Apple Store employee allegedly handed him a receipt printed with an anti-gay slur in place of an email addr...

Unplug to Recharge the Innovator in You: The Story of Pickathon

Ondi Timoner | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

Twenty minutes outside of Portland, Oregon, lies Pendarvis Farm -- a pristine mix of meadows and Douglas Fir with miles of hiking trails and views of Mt. Hood.

6-Year-Old Calls Out Bike Thieves With 'Ultimate Guilt Trip'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

Six-year-old Roxy has a message for bike thieves: Your mother would be ashamed of you. This, after burglars busted into her family's Portland-area ...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Maybe It's "Berry-ness"?

Erica Wides | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Down here in the Foodiness Fallout Shelter, we really enjoy thrift. As an avowed thrift lover and general cheapskate, I'm always looking for free stuf...

5 Great Travel Alternatives to a Beach Vacation

MiniTime | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

All of the options listed below make for a fabulous late summer or early fall family vacation; each offers both outdoor and indoor activities and plenty of places to stay and eat. So where should you head if you're all beached out?

How (Not) to Prepare for a Book Tour by Bike

Brian Benson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Brian Benson

You'd think a guy who has taken many bike tours -- who has written a book about one of them -- might remember that riding a heavy bike, over distance, does not feel like a montage. You'd think I'd remember that. You'd be mistaken.

Four Sure-Fire Ways to Build Community and Create Happiness (Portland Style)

Carrie Sturrock | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Sturrock

While keeping abreast of classmates and friends in faraway places in carefully crafted, real-time technicolor is valuable, it can feel empty too. Virtual connection doesn't necessarily translate into a supportive community that generates happiness.

Why I'm Biking My Book Tour

Brian Benson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Brian Benson

I've found that I'm at at my most grateful while bike touring. I'll be celebrating the publication of Going Somewhere -- my debut book about a cross-country bicycle trip and a search for direction -- by riding my bike from reading to reading.

Could a LA-Style Threat Assessment Team Have Thwarted the Isla Vista, Seattle or Oregon Shooting Sprees?

Art Levine | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime
Art Levine

the department still grapples with the reality that at least half of seriously mentally ill people receive no treatment at all, a situation of possible danger to the entire community and, far more often, to themselves.

Taking the LGBT Sports Movement to the Next Level

Avery Stone | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

After leaving this latest LGBT Sports Summit -- and ruminating on the movement's progress -- I cannot help but consider the next level. We need to take what we've learned and go big or go home. Here are my top three takeaways.

Shame on You, Basic Rights Oregon

James Owens | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
James Owens

I ran for a legislative seat here in Oregon and lost. But during the endorsement process I gained an interesting insight into politics: In the eyes of most LGBT groups, regardless of whether you're an avid supporter of LGBT rights, an "R" by your name is a scarlet letter.

Watch 'Capitol Hill' Season 1 Presented by BenDeLaCreme

Wes Hurley | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Wes Hurley

You know that ever since RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 ended, you've needed your BenDeLaCreme fix. Here's your chance to enjoy our Miss Congeniality and the Terminally Delightful star as she presents all ten episodes of Capitol Hill season 1.

Drink Up! It's Negroni Week Worldwide

Fathom | Posted 08.04.2014 | Taste
Fathom

Suddenly seeing red? No need to call the optometrist: It's just Negroni Week.

A Writer Examines The Culinary Capital of Maine

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

Memorial Day Weekend was a week ago and summer has finally show signs of arrival in Portland, Maine.

It's Raining Mennonites

Holly Richmond | Posted 08.02.2014 | Religion
Holly Richmond

Question: How does a Good Girl with 17 years of Christian-school honor roll turn into a pot-smoking, godless queer feminist? Answer: Live with Mennonites for a year.

Portland's International Rose Test Garden Offers An Historic Refuge

AP | CHAD GARLAND | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Boasting spectacular views of the city skyline and — on a clear day — snow-covered Mount Hood, Portland's International Ro...

10 Places Where You Can Cook With Famous Chefs

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We all know how to eat when we travel -- but what if you want to cook, too?

9 Most Luxurious Hotel Amenities Ever

Oyster | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Even in the world of luxury travel, some hotels offer pretty average amenities. But then there are others with extravagant extras that amp up the wow factor till it's totally over-the-top.

Portland Bails On Walmart

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business

Walmart and Portland, Oregon don't mix. Portland Business Journal reports that on Thursday, Portland city officials announced it will not be makin...

This Is The Music Festival For Everyone Who Hates Music Festivals

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts

If upon hearing the words "music festival," your impulse is to rush to the nearest bed and jump for cover underneath, we wouldn't judge. It's hard to ...