I snagged a pretty sweet parking spot at yesterday morning’s Cars & Coffee at the awesome World of Speed Museum near Portland. Great weather too — it was originally supposed to be super hot in the morning but some nice cloud cover saved us, although it did get into the high 90s by the end […]
June 28th, 2015
June 23rd, 2015
In my last blog post, I talked about my experiments with Soylent. I’ve updated that blog post with a few minor corrections. Although my research showed me the correct scoop size for making single-servings of Soylent, it failed to reveal that the single-serving size is only about half a meal, calorie-wise: The official sco
June 19th, 2015
City Social Media Stumbles Under Comment Crush When The Oregonian released their Restaurant of the Year issue this week, the winner left many people scratching their heads. Their choice for ROY, which is apparently not the same as “best restaurant in Portland” (I’ll get to that), is Renata. If yo
Last weekend I went autocrossing for the second time and I’m as hooked as ever! It’s such a blast, especially now that I have a 6 point racing harness in my car. It makes it a lot easier to feel what the car is doing as you’re held in very securely. I still have a […]
Lucky us. Three brainy bike thinkers will be in town next week.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.The post Three bike thinke
See it in CPH, do it in PDX — at least that's the idea.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.The post
We’ve had two great job opportunities listed this week. Learn more about them via the links below… Bicycle Mechanics P/T – Performance Bicycle Bicycle Mechanic – Velo Cult Bike Shop & Tavern For a complete list of available jobs, click here. These are paid listings. If you’d like to pos
June 18th, 2015
If all goes well, night owls should be the only ones affected.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.The post Southbo
A new MTB event in Oakridge promises four days of feasts and enduro racing.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.The post
Pedalpalooza rocks on with a serving of Sunday Parkways for good measure.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.The post Weeke
Rumors of the death of the Oregon Outback have been greatly exaggerated.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.The post The Oreg
Foster Farms. The poultry company's under investigation after an animal-rights group sent an "undercover investigator" into their Fresno plant and filmed workers appearing to abuse the birds. The company, along with police, are conducting investigations into the allegations, and the...
Oregon never has enough money for education, which is allegedly why the state ranks near the bottom in the nation in terms of graduation rates (and of those who do graduate, more than half find that in order to attend...
Let's talk about streetlights.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.The post Help us make PBOT’s
In speaking about the mass shooting yesterday in a Charleston church Mr. Obama had this to say: President Obama said, “At some point we as a country have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass murder doesn’t...
John Aspinall made a fortune through gambling, and built zoos in Howletts and Port Lympne, England. M.C. Davis likewise amassed a fortune through gambling - and purchased 54,000 acres of land in the Florida panhandle, which he's restoring to the...
Navigating the waters of social media can be tricky. Regardless if a company was an early adopter of social media, or is newer to the spa
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This week, BikePortland reader Kim sent us a query that will be familiar to many people on the road.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.The post
Our currency has never honored a politico who achieved the vice presidency but did not serve as president. We can remedy this oversight and at the same time create a real conversation piece on our currency by redesigning the $10...
June 17th, 2015
Hey, you've got a crazy white girl pretending to be black, and Bruce Jenner pretending to be a woman - because that's how they "identify". Whatever.
Texas has some solid citizens, including Mary Lou Miller, who turned 21 in 1934 and has proudly voted ever since. This year, Mrs. Miller applied for a vote-by-mail ballot but forgot that she'd recently changed her residence. The county sent...
Mayor Hales just asked his 8,000 employees to sign it. The Vision Zero ball is officially rolling in Portland. Thanks to the passage of a resolution at City Council this morning, there should be no more confusion or excuses when it comes to doing what it take to make our streets so safe that injuries
Today we remember Dr. Alexander Rich, a student and colleague of Linus Pauling who passed away in April at the age of 90. Rich and Pauling were among the group of scientists who embarked on one of the most exciting scientific quests of the 20th century – the so-called “race for DNA.” Rich’s friends and colleagues
Well, in a couple of weeks, you can use marijuana recreationally in Oregon, on private property. There are a few caveats, however: As of July 1, if you're an adult you may legally use marijuana in private. You may grow...
You ever get a raise in pay of more than $15,000? Me neither. Fritz's decision boosted the annual salary of Mike Abbaté from $161,574 to $177,029. And what does Mike do to deserve that kind of cash? Why, he's the...
For centuries, the process of making cheese involved the slaughter of baby moos: The stomach of an unweaned calf produces enzymes that turn liquid milk into good, hard, flavorful cheeses like Parmesan and Cheddar. These enzymes, called rennet, are secreted...
Concerns about online privacy and illicit government snooping are at the top of users’ minds, now more than ever. We appreciate that you trust us to safeguard your sensitive information on WordPress.com, and Automattic has a long-standing commitment to defending your rights and holding firm against legal bullying and o
The town of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin has banned kangaroos as "service animals" following an incident in which a woman took one into a McDonald's restaurant, claiming that it was a therapy animal. The town has decided that things have gotten...
California has joined Florida in arriving at a determination that, contrary to the company's arguments, their drivers are not independent contractors, but company employees. This means that the company has to pay costs associated with employees - like Social Security,...
Senators that support the United States government giving multi-million dollars subsidies -- welfare money, really -- to Archer Daniels Midland to grow food crops and turn corn into car fuel should be in favor of Obamacare, which is a subsidy...
The author and essayist reflects on a terminal cancer diagnosis, and all of the conflicted feelings that come with writing about it.
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation A study on the revenue potential of recreational marijuana that was promoted during Oregon’s legalization ballot push last fall is $60 million less than the state’s most recent budget projection. That figure gap is even bigger if one accounts for the costs associated with sta
Would Roy Hibbert or Omer Asik be a good fit on the Trail Blazers? Assuming LaMarcus Aldridge stays, the
June 16th, 2015
If the title of this week’s Tuesday Tastings post isn’t entirely clear, I’m focusing entirely on Gose beers this week. They are a great hot weather beer, light and tart and refreshin
Yet another press release has been released over the Besaw’s name battle. I’ll post it in full below. It appears that the landlord, C.E. John is attempting to mitigate all the bad publicity over the dispute with Besaw’s owner Cana Flug by saying, “All funds paid in the settlement will be donated
Euro player? Immediate impact guy? Best prospect? We've got your Trail Blazers draft possibilities covered here! It's an all-d
The Portland Trail Blazers will start their 2015 NBA Summer League schedule on Saturday, July 11th. The Portland
Here’s the news in Oregon beer for Tuesday, the 16th of June. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the
As of November 2014, 98% of the top 100 global brands were on Twitter. Half of them tweet 1-5 times per day (some mo
Associated Oregon Industries Oregon’s largest business advocate The issue of corporate tax disclosure – embodied in HB 2077 – continues to rear its ugly head as the bill gets continually scheduled for committee work in the waning weeks of session. The amendments being considered for HB 2077 require the public
June 15th, 2015
The 11th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest has been moved out of the