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7 New Edgy Dating Reality Shows This Fall

Kipp Friedman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

With the success of reality dating shows like Dating Naked and The Bachelorette, TV network executives are scrambling to create even edgier reality dating shows for this fall's line-up. Here are seven new shows already in production.

This Genius Project Would Create Tiny Homes For People Making Less Than $15,000 A Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact

Another American city is embracing the idea of small homes that'll make a big difference. The city of Portland, Oregon, is nearing approval of con...

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

Ondi Timoner | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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.

Making Sense of Mitochondrial Disease Prevention by 'Three Parent IVF'

Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D.

The British approach to the novel implementation of mitochondrial replacement therapy, with extensive public involvement and careful, measured scientific review, may serve as an example for the United States and rest of the world.

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.

Teacher's Invention Could Save Students During A School Shooting

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents

As of June 10, there have been 74 school shootings since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Wary of t...

School Superintendent Accuses Local Parents Of Racism

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Superintendent Carole Smith has criticized a group of parents for their complaints about an African-American principa...

Kid-Friendly Itineraries in Five Western U.S. Destinations That Cater to Adults

Amy Whitley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

The best say both. The following Western US destinations are world-renown as wedding destinations, wine regions, or spa retreats, but have a secret: they're all surprisingly kid-friendly.

'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...

Cathedral Park Is The Perfect Spring Spot

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.24.2014 | Travel

It's springtime and that means everyone's looking for a little green space to soak up some much-needed sun. Why not try Cathedral Park in Portland? ...

Childhood Obesity: The Heart of the Matter

Karl Romain | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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.