Oct 3, 2017 | People
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?
Sep 15, 2017 | People
When a city drops ranks on a national list – Best Beer Cities in the U.S., Best Food Cities in America – it’s usually a sign for the city’s citizens and leadership to band together and make a plan for improvement. When we saw Portland drop to third most popular city to move to in the results of the Summer Movers Study, we threw a freakin’ party!
Only Portlanders would be this happy to drop in popularity…
Sep 12, 2017 | People
Portland is a social activist’s dream – an incredibly liberal city surrounded by a state filled with conservative ideals. The opportunities for lively debate and progressive discussion seem to thrive on every street corner.
However, in keeping with the “Keep Portland Weird” credo, there are some, well, unique social activist groups, and with all the protests in recent days, one kept getting our attention – the Portland Raging Grannies.
Sep 7, 2017 | People
With Portland embracing its weird culture, it only makes sense that we’d also get some of the weirdest criminals. So, when a woman threw her toddler into a nearby car (the kid’s unharmed, by the way) while running from the police after stealing two leaf blowers, how could we possibly be surprised?
Sep 1, 2017 | People
Parenting in Portland can be a tough gig. Parenting styles vary widely here as Portland attracts so many different kinds of people. Some parents want to encourage free expression and complete trust, while other parents may dream of locking their kids in a dungeon to prevent inappropriate behavior.
Aug 29, 2017 | People
Portland business owners are a rare breed. Rather than focusing entirely on profit (hey, everyone’s gotta make a living), many, if not most, Portland businesses focus on giving back to their community and helping others wherever they can.
Enter Frank Taylor, owner of Sweet Jam – the fantastic southern food and music venue. Taylor grew up in Dickinson, Texas, and announced he will give all the money raised on the opening day of Sweet Jam’s new Northeast Portland location to the residents of Dickinson, Texas.