How do Portlanders lose 25 pounds? Turns out, there’s an app for that.

My Fitness Pal Logo | irx, LLCI’m a 37-year-old guy who’s worked out at least six days a week ever since I was 28 years old. I take vitamins supplements every day, go to my doctor for physicals, I don’t smoke – I thought I was healthy.

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Imagine Portland with Solar Freakin’ Roadways

Solar Freakin' Roadways! | Stumped in StumptownPortlanders love green energy. We really do. We even opt in to pay a premium to use wind energy to power our homes instead of fossil fuels, nuclear or hydroelectric solutions. So, imagine this – what if we replaced every sidewalk, road and playground with solar panels?

Oh, and this isn’t a dream – this sh*t is happening right now and YOU can be a part of it (but only for a limited time).

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How do Portlanders choose Apple OS X or Microsoft Windows?

Apple OS X vs. Microsoft Windows

The age-old battle of pitting the virtues and vices of Apple OS X computers against Microsoft Windows computers has been the source of computer geek angst ever since the home personal computer first came into being.

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The Cellphone Ban: Unenforced Laws are just Good Ideas

Oregon banned cellphones while drivingBicyclists are legally required to come to a complete stop at stop signs. Skateboarders are not permitted outside of skate parks within Portland’s city limits. Oregon drivers are not allowed to use their cellphones while driving. Laws that aren’t enforced aren’t laws, they’re just suggestions.

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Portland versus Seattle: Eat it!

Kenny and Zuke's Delicatessen in Portland, Oregon - Pastrami Close-Up

Kenny and Zuke's Pastrami, up-close and personal

Portland and Seattle are both becoming renowned the world over for their diversity in food. Whether it’s Seattle’s eclectic chefs or Portland’s homegrown bacon and eggs, both cities have a lot to offer. So, in Sunset Magazine’s recent comparo – who wins?

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What’s the deal with Groupon and Google Offers?

Hand grabbing moneyDo you Groupon? Do you enjoy Living Social? How about do you… accept Offers from Google? Erm… partake of Goffers? Hmmm… Google Offers will take a little more thought to come up with the right invented verb. Regardless of what you call them or which ones you use, deal-a-day coupon sites are springing up all over the place.

Click-Z, an online marketing website, interviewed Powell’s Books to find out that they are planning to try Google Offers later in June. If a company as popular as Powell’s Books is talking about trying out Google Offers, we started wondering – what’s the deal with these sites?

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters – say it ain’t sold!

Coffee beans in a cupWe’re big fans of Stumptown Coffee Roasters here at Stumped in Stumptown. Hey, when the sky’s as gray as it gets in Portland, everyone needs a pick-me-up.

Stumptown Coffee developed a reputation for seriously good beans over the last decade, and Portlanders reveled in its anti-establishment approach to… erm… growing coffee beans.

Now, the news just broke that Stumptown Coffee Roasters has been sold to a private firm.

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Why is Portland the Rose City?

Portland is the City of RosesWith Memorial Day right around the corner, Portland’s Rose Festival is gearing up for another big show for the coming weeks. However, if you’re new to Portland (or just never found out), you might be wondering: why is Portland called the Rose City or the City of Roses?

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Portland loves dogs.

Dog biting ropeIt’s a dog’s life in Portland. There’s no questioning it. From organic dog food available from Salty’s in multiple locations around the city to leash-free dog parks. Portlanders love their dogs. But, like Janeane Garofalo’s character says in The Truth About Cats & Dogs (random movie reference, anyone?): “It’s okay to love your pets, just don’t love your pets.” This truth hits home today as Portland ties for 7th in cities bad for dog attacks on postal carriers.

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Portland ranked #3 pot-smoking capital in the U.S.

Curling smoke trailsMary Jane, hooch, wacky tobacky, bud, grass, weed, cannabis, blueberry yum-yum, pot – marijuana. Portlanders love the green leaf in a big way proven by a recent survey from the Daily Beast which ranks Portland as the #3 pot-smoking capital in America.

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