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Childhood Obesity: The Heart of the Matter

Karl Romain | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Karl Romain

The heart of the matter is, that with one-third of children in the United States overweight or obese, we need more programs and engagement with children to help them make healthier choices for life.

Get the 11 Best Under-$25 Souvenirs From Portland Without Leaving Home

Diane Vadino | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Diane Vadino

If you left your heart in San Francisco -- along with your ex, Google buses, and tech bros --celebrate the start of something new and infinitely more durable in Portland.

If You Ain't a Reflection, You're a Wave: Interview With Matthew Fisher

Ridley Howard | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts
Ridley Howard

"There is a practical side to these images, a bewilderment of nature. Waves have been crashing and clouds floating for as long as time itself. Nature always does its thing; we're just in the way."

How a Dry Cleaning Business Helps the Unemployed Find Jobs

Melissa Sher | Posted 03.05.2014 | Good News
Melissa Sher

"If they could feel good in that clean, freshly pressed skirt or suit, they might sit taller or present themselves better. That little push might help."

Angry Residents Protest Mayor's Decision To Crackdown On Homelessness With Torches, Pitchforks

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact

A group of fired-up activists in Portland, Ore., who were tired of seeing homeless people being mistreated staged the kind of protest that will be dif...

Portland's #SochiSign #GayPropaganda Solidarity Campaign (PHOTOS)

Logan Lynn | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

A few days back, at our weekly QBlog editors meeting, it was clear that everyone I work with has been feeling frustrated with the lack of mainstream media coverage of the state-sanctioned torture and oppression of Russia's LGBTQ citizens, so we decided to do something about it.

How Did She Not See This Coming?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy

Like much of the country, Portland, Ore. has been hit by a major snowstorm over the last few days. But that did not stop a couple of joggers from brav...

Trader Joe's Drops Plan To Open Store In Historically Black Neighborhood

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trader Joe's grocery-store chain has dropped a plan to open a new store in the heart of the city's historically African-Am...

Mr. President, Don't Back Down on Trade in the State of the Union

Amy Liu | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Amy Liu

Despite demonstrable success in job creation and business growth, there are indications the president may sidestep the importance of trade in this year's State of the Union address. That would be a mistake.

Coal -- Not In Any Backyard

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Allen Schmertzler

Art about hard issues is easier to take if it doesn't hit you over the head. Sculptor Bonnie Meltzer wants people to stick around to look at her art...

This Is What Restaurants Have To Deal With When It Comes To Dietary Restrictions

Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

That's quite a list.

Ten Things I Love About Portland

Pam Didner | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Pam Didner

My husband and I came to Portland because that's where the jobs were at the time. Twenty years and two kids later, we are still here. There is no place like home.

Gift Guide: Travel Memories (Or Make New Ones)

Jim Werner | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Gifting is hard work, but I'm here to help you give items that will ensure the recipient delights in your thoughtful present. Buy gifts that are iconic to or come from a place you've visited with your partner, friend, or family member. Here are some examples to get your wheels turning.

2013's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In surveying the year in landscape architecture, "aptness," a word favored by the great Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley seems, well, appropria...

The 44 Cities Attracting The Most Baby Boomers (These May Surprise You!)

Moira McGarvey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

I cannot believe how much fun I'm having thinking about where I might like to live, once the kids are gone and my husband and I are in a position to think about retiring. Well, maybe not retiring exactly, but doing something different than the same old thing. We very well may continue working but I'd like to have a new adventure.

Kindness Is Trending in Portland, Oregon

Sara Lieberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sara Lieberman

On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, I found more than just insanely delicious almond brittle with salted ganache ice cream from Salt & Straw. I fo...

Peter S. Goodman

Silicon Forest: Portland's New Startup Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Until they moved into their office on the ground floor of a former factory in an industrial zone known as Produce Row, the four foun...

Immigration Activists Focus On Prisons

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.17.2013 | Latino Voices

PORTLAND, Ore. -- PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Immigrant rights activists in Oregon are asking the city of Portland to stop buying bonds from Wells Fargo, ...

VIDEO: What Is Portland, Oregon?

Scott Bateman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

Even with all the media Portland, Ore. gets, many people still have no idea just what the heck it even is. Luckily, Disalmanacarian Scott Bateman has 30 seconds of fact-like facts about this bustling metropolis!

Whole Animal Butchery: Camas Davis Cuts Into Meat Issues

Dark Rye | Posted 12.02.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Camas Davis believes in meat. She's made a career out of butchering it, cooking it and eating it the right way. Her revolution is taking place one cleave at a time.

There's Too Much Great Food In Portland

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Getting a great meal in Portland is harder than you'd think. Not for lack of talented chefs creating world-clas...

An Urban Farmer in the City (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Portland, OR Throughout her young adult life, Amanda Morse has worked entirely in the nonprofit food sector. In college, she designed an interdiscipl...

Portland's Bicycle Revolution Started with a Lawsuit!

Rex Burkholder | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Rex Burkholder

We had won much more than getting bicycle facilities on these few streets in one town in Oregon. Our victory set off a wave of building bicycle facilities throughout the state.

America's Best Coffee Cities

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Before you order an espresso at a Seattle coffee bar, you can often read where the coffee beans came from, how those beans were roasted--and even a short résumé of the barista who's making your cup. Such passion made Seattle a shoo-in to win the title of best coffee city.

Gluten-Free Traveling Without Losing It

April Peveteaux | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
April Peveteaux

What once was, "Woohoo! Let's hit the road, KFC, 7-Eleven, and Waffle House!" is now, "Oh hell, I'm going to starve or poop all week."