Portland potheads prefer McDonald’s

Portland potheads prefer McDonald’s

With marijuana use legalized in much of the Pacific Northwest, first with Washington legalizing the green machine in 2012 with Oregon sobering up long enough to make the vote in 2015, cannabis sales have become serious business.

And, as with any serious business, the consumer studies follow. The results of a study by Green Market Report of cannabis use answers the one big question we’ve all been asking: which fast food restaurant is the best for satisfying the Mary Jane Munchies?

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It’s deja-Voodoo all over again as private equity buys Portland-based Voodoo Doughnut

It’s deja-Voodoo all over again as private equity buys Portland-based Voodoo Doughnut

Another private equity firm is buying a long-held Portland institution – it’s deja-voodoo all over again! The Portland Business Journal and Eater PDX, Portland’s brilliant food blog, broke the news that Fundamental Capital, a San Francisco private equity firm, purchased a significant stake in Voodoo Doughnut, the Portland bakery known for its… unique… doughnuts.

Let’s sprinkle some backstory of Voodoo Doughnuts and not glaze over what this deal means to the future of this Portland icon.

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Why is Portland called PDX?

Why is Portland called PDX?

Thanks to Twitter and its unbelievably short limitations on messages – just 140 characters, the length of original text messages (Twitter was supposed to be a platform for mobile phones exclusively, initially) – cities throughout the United States, including Portland, are often referenced by their major airport’s International Air Transport Association (IATA) location identifier.

In the case of Portland, the Portland International Airport’s IATA location code is PDX.

However, Portlanders love their airport for many reasons, so let’s delve into the history of PDX!

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Why is beer so popular in Portland?

Why is beer so popular in Portland?

Portlanders love beer. We adore it.

There are more than 200 breweries and brew pubs in the state of Oregon with more than half of those breweries in the Portland metro area alone.

We’ve gone so far as to hold Beer for Breakfast events featuring Great Notion Brewing’s concoctions flavored with a mixture of coffee and maple or another with blueberry muffins.

Gigantic Brewing made headlines just a few days ago by introducing their new take on coffee beer at a festival dedicated solely to the mating of coffee and beer (sounds like peanut butter and chocolate to us).

Just yesterday, Time Magazine covered the new sour beer craze with Ecliptic Brewing introducing a sour peach beer last year that sold so well they doubled its production.

How did beer, craft beer, in particular,  become so popular in Portland?

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