Category Archives: People

What would Portland be like without its people? Probably a rainy version of Phoenix. Fortunately, we’ve got the weirdos and we have them in bulk. These stories try to make sense of the craziness that is the Portland population.

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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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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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 postman poops on patio.

We’ve all been there when you need to get yourself to the nearest restroom. Add a bit of roughage – what if you’re a postal worker in the middle of your route? Continue reading

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Portlanders are fanatics for hybrid and electric cars (and motorcycles).

Ford announced Portland will be a launch city for the new all-electric Focus. It made us wonder: why do Portlanders love driving electric and hybrid cars? Continue reading

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The zombies are out driving in Portland.

We’ve all been there – you’re driving along the freeway when a car filled with zombies crashes into a barrier wall. No? Welcome to driving in Portland. Continue reading

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Portland is miserable… on paper.

Portlanders aren’t miserable. Our city truly offers great variety. So, we wondered when a survey showed Portland to be the second-most miserable city in the US. Continue reading

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Portland loves bicycles.

Portland loves bicycles… and it shows. A recent research report prepared for the Department of Transportation, Bicycling Trends and Policies in Large North American Cities, revealed that Portland hits first place among nine different cities in North America (U.S. and Canada).
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It’s hard to be a brooding college student if you can’t smoke.

Recently, PCC banned smoking on its campuses. The problem? Attaining the image of a brooding emo kid deep in thought is easier to pull off with cigarettes Continue reading

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“Beastie Boys Bandit?” Portland needs a superhero…

Remember how in the movie Ghostbusters, ghosts started appearing right before the Ghostbusters actually formed their team? In light of the recent string of really bizarre burglars, we’re starting to wonder if Portland’s going to get its own superhero soon. Continue reading

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