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April 19th, 2014

 When I first saw this, I wasn't sure wha

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A female red-tailed hawk — too young to have a red tail yet — could not fly much in her cramped cage at Chinimini Wildlife Center. Still wild, she hopped from her perch to the platform where p…

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Guest photographer Denny Barnes took this amazing photo from the lunar eclipse a few nights ago, and I am so happy he did. His description: Here’s my version of the Blood Moon and Mars. This is two different images merged together because I couldn’t get them in one shot. The …

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April 18th, 2014

Albany Democrat-Herald

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The circumstances weren’t ideal, but when Jabral Johnson was thrust into action at outside linebacker for the Oregon State football team last season, he made the most of the opportunity.

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Not allowing cars to cross it is not only insane, but it's a symbol of dysfunction.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.

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If you’ve been around the Portland food scene for a while, you were probably familiar with Robert Reynolds and his cooking school. Robert was an institution in the community, and when he died in 2010, a dedicated group of people formed Good Keuken, a new school in his honor. Now that school has closed, at least [&

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Ten restaurants will be joining the Portland Street Seats program this year. Street Seats is a program of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that allows businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park. Based on similar programs in

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The City of Portland's general fund has a few million dollars to spare, and Commissioner Steve Novick is mounting an unusual campaign to spend some of it on safer street crossings.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.

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Let me start this seasonal update by noting that I Love wildflowers.  I mean I really love them.  I seek them out every year and I do extensive planning around the timing of the peak blooms of different wildflower locations in the Bend, Oregon area.  Yesterday, I drove to Central Oregon’s beautiful Smith Rock State

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The US is an oligarchy, study concludesreports The Telegraph  This is news? Well, I g

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PBOT's Mark Lear laid out priorities for spending revenue raised by a new street fee.(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland is slowly leaking out more details of their plans to create a new fee to boost transportation investment. At a town hall meeting in North Portland last night, Mayor Charlie Hales, PBOT Di

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The latest word from the city: early May. Hopefully.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.

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Is it out of line for one person on a bike to aggressively criticize another for ignoring a stop sign in a safe situation?Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.

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The spring hiring boom continues here in America's bike industry mecca. Last week had had a record nine job listings and this week we've got eight. Whether you're a wonk or a wrench, we've got some great opportunities for you. Check out the latest jobs posted to our Job Listings via the links below... Active Transportation

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I ventured out Shaff Rd. east of town the other day to see what I could see. I didn’t end up seeing much because it was fairly windy and my scooter didn’t care for that. But I did see this, whatever it is. Some sort of trees or plants being …

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A recent inspection tour of the upper Willamette River by an environmental watchdog group found it generally in good shape but also noted several areas of concern, including two near Corvallis.

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2013 was a big run year for Pink Salmon on the Skagit River in Washington. Everyone, seemingly, who fishes for Pink Salmon touts the wonders of pink flies, baits and lures – so this Surf Candy style of fly stays …

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April 17th, 2014

Chelsea Tang is returning to the NCAA Championships and she’s bringing two Oregon State gymnastics teammates with her.

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We are moving into our new house next week. And that, right now, is pretty much everything. But here’s us, you know, hanging out. I didn’t think they could get cuter. But somehow, they do.

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This is my 20,000th tweet. Umm, yay I guess? — Alex Mills (@Viper007Bond) April 18, 2014 Since September 6th, 2008: Signed up for a Twitter account due to rmccue and Jeffro2pt0's naggings on #wordpress. No clue if I'll actually use this or not… — Alex Mills (@Viper007Bond) September 6, 2008

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The upcoming PhpStorm 8 features built-in WordPress support, as explained in this support document. However what’s the best way to set up your WordPress install in order to write plugins? Here’s my personal answer — feel free to suggest alternatives in the comments section. When working on a WordPress plug

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It was recently announced that Kenji Bunch will take over as the artistic director of Fear No Music, one of Portland foremost new music ensembles, at the end of this season. Stepping down from that leadership position is Paloma Griffin Hébert, who will continue to play violin with the ensemble. In the meantime, Fear No Mus

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It's that time again... And we've got the best bike rides and events in the area all dolled up for you in a nice, bloggy package.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.

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This is one of the reasons I never “like” a brand on social media. From the NY Times, General Mills, one of the worlds largest food companies, has quietly added language to its website that customers give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities,

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“Can a coffee machine connect 2 strangers? After a year in the making, watch the Coffee Connector finally make its debut in a conference at the Time Warner Center in New York” How would you feel about having to make friends with a stranger in order to get coffee out of a vending machine? Not […]

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Hooray! There's a new (albeit very small) section of bike path along Marine Drive, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer will help inaugurate it next Tuesday.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.

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Brooklyn artist Oliver Herring visits OSU and throws a party

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Brooklyn artist Oliver Herring visits OSU and throws a party

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What's the deal with PBOT and diversion on neighborhood greenway projects? We were curious too so we asked.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.

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Cascade Baking Co.- Cascade Baking Company is providing five different Easter Breads. Our breads include Byznatine, Rosemary Panmarino, and Braided Easter bread  Our Apricot Delight and Hot Cross Buns are available now through Easter. Orders for Good Friday and Saturday should be made in advance for guaranteed selection

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PBOT Director Leah Treat last summer.(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) Nine months into her position as the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Leah Treat appears to be finally ready to spread her wings. We've noted here at BikePortland that for someone in charge of one of America's marquee transportation systems

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Former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State University with a new role — adviser to the university on mari…

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Former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State University with a new role — adviser to the university on mari…

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PHILOMATH — Philomath Middle School eighth-graders spent Wednesday planting trees, learning how infra-red cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles are used in forestry and practicing use of the ra…

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PHILOMATH — Philomath Middle School eighth-graders spent Wednesday planting trees, learning how infra-red cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles are used in forestry and practicing use of the ra…

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ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

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ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

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This path leads back to Riverfront Park at the south end of town, next to what I guess is a water treatment place. I didn’t actually walk down the path when I took this picture, but I plan on doing so soon.

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They spent the past year building and waiting and dreaming — all for the moment that they could walk into the front door and call the four walls around them home.

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They spent the past year building and waiting and dreaming — all for the moment that they could walk into the front door and call the four walls around them home.

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by Obsidian Photography Special Events & Openings: Oregon Crepe Co.'s Grand Opening, April 19 4-7pm "A Movable Feast, Opera House Party", April 19 Earth Day at the Garden, April 19 Free Stories from the Dark Side, April 24 at the Grand Theater  Brewer's Tasting Dinner at the Garden, April 24 Painter's Hall

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By “Miss Nelson”, Salem Elementary Teacher, As a teacher, I try not to spend too much of my own money on my classroom, but when it comes to new books that the kids are dying to read, I find it hard to resist. One particularly challenging demographic is the reluctant, below-grade-level, male reader. Lots of […]

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April 16th, 2014

INDIAN OCEAN (Apri

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PORTLAND — Leaving the Trail Blazers' locker room following the regular-season finale, Wesley Matthews was wished well in the playoffs.

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PORTLAND — Leaving the Trail Blazers' locker room following the regular-season finale, Wesley Matthews was wished well in the playoffs.

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The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe. - Thomas M.in a comment on Seb Pearce's New-Age Bullshit Ge

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