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

I’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 … Continue reading

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Imagine Portland with Solar Freakin’ Roadways

Portlanders 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). Continue reading

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How do Portlanders choose Apple OS X or 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. Tweet

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The Cellphone Ban: Unenforced Laws are just Good Ideas

Bicyclists must stop at stop signs. No skateboarders in the city. Drivers can’t use cellphones. Unenforced laws aren’t laws, they’re just suggestions. Continue reading

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Portland versus Seattle: Eat it!

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? Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Groupon and Google Offers?

Now that Powell’s Books is talking about trying Google Offers, we started wondering: what’s the deal with these coupon-a-day sites? Continue reading

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters – say it ain’t sold!

Stumptown Coffee developed a great reputation, and Portlanders reveled in its free-love approach to… erm… growing coffee beans. What now that they sold out? Continue reading

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Why is Portland the Rose City?

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? Continue reading

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Portland loves dogs.

It’s a dog’s life in Portland. But, like Janeane Garofalo’s says in The Truth About Cats & Dogs: “It’s okay to love your pets, just don’t LOVE your pets.” Continue reading

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

Mary Jane, hooch, wacky tobacky, bud, blueberry yum-yum, pot – marijuana. The Daily Beast ranks Portland as the #3 pot-smoking capital in the U.S. Continue reading

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