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

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.22.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 ...

The Other Portland

Findery | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Findery

Portland is comfortable with its status as the other Portland. The city's natural inclination toward authenticity is why you stumble across locally sourced food without looking for it. It's why visitors choose to take the mail boat instead of a cruise. It's why the city, surrounded by natural beauty, is really second to none.

How George Fox University Created a Double Standard of Exclusion for Transgender Student

Jake Dockter | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Jake Dockter

GFU should not get to respect a student on paper, in press releases, and in letters by using their preferred pronoun but then in practice and policy choose not to. If you choose to see Jayce as he is in one context, you must see him as he wholly in all situations.

L.A. Comic Richard Bain Crowdfunds to Aid Sister Who Lost Home and Son

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian Richard Bain is raising money for his sister Ashley, who lost her home and one-year-old son in a North Carolina t...

'Selfie Holidays' Is The Newest Travel Craze

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel

If you're tired of the #selfie phenomenon, you may want to consider moving to another planet. With songs like "#Selfie" topping the charts, astronauts...

Captured: Inmate Who Fled 6 Days Before Release

Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say an inmate who served 272 days then escaped from a north Portland prison with less than a week to go has been recapt...

The 7 Best Cities for Beer

Oyster | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Hoppy IPAs, robust ales, and refreshing pilsners are just some of the offerings on parade. So pack the kegerator and find a willing D.D. because it's time for a brew-cation.

Keep Canada Weird: Host Jian Ghomeshi Brings Q to Portland

Logan Lynn | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

This past week Jian Ghomeshi flew to Portland for a live taping of Q at the historic Aladdin Theater with PDX locals Carrie Brownstein, Cheryl Strayed, Portia Sabin, Camas Davis, Daniel H. Wilson, Colin Meloy and The Thermals as guests, and I was invited to attend.