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January 29th, 2015

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges

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January 28th, 2015

File this under "random."  From the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry comes this finding about an element in hops:One compound found in hops, called xanthohumol, has gotten the attention of researchers for its potential benefits, including antioxidation, car

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Alisa Fairweather grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to Portland in 1996, had a pair of kids and, until recently, worked as an administrator for a local university. But one day, she decided she wanted...

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January 27th, 2015

Brunch Box’s brick and mortar is a tiny place—there’s only seating for about 10 (not including a few sidewalk tables that are put out when it’s nice), plus a short standing bar, á la Seattle’s...

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A funny thing happened on the way Elysian's public flogging.  There I was, bracing for another round of "Judas" called collectively from the internet.  If 10 Barrel Brewing, a nice outfit but certainly nothing like the beating heart of Bend, could generate a week's worth of existential angst, then authentically be

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January 26th, 2015

After 24,000 miles, my front tires wore out due to the camber that my car has (the tires are tilted slightly). $522 for the two mounted and installed. Ouch.

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Snow is falling, inches of it, maybe even feet by the time the storm passes. We walked to the hardware store to buy a second snow shovel, as we love to be out in it together, tag team. I can’t remember if I’ve already said this, but snow, and our sheer pleasure at its falling […]

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By Oregon Small Business Association, Delays at West Coast ports, including Northwest ports, have reached a critical point and threaten regional economies, according to recent news reports. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents 29 West Coast port employers, has been locked in contract negotiations with th

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January 23rd, 2015

The LEGO Group today announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop a collection of LEGO building sets inspired by the timeless and beloved animated franchise, Scooby-Doo. Five new building sets will bring the zaniness of classic characters including Shaggy, Scooby and the entire gang to life in LE

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Can the Trail Blazers survive and make the playoffs without LaMarcus Aldridge?

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Passwords are always going to be vulnerable to being cracked. Fortunately, there are solutions out there that are making it safer for users to interact with services on the web. The new standard in protecting users is Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication which is already available in browsers like Google Chrome. Mozill

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The Trail Blazer sophomore guard tells NBA rookies how to make it through their first year C.J. McCollum has his third article

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Nico can do plenty for this team besides score the ball. As if it wasn't bad enough that the

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Susan Hess Logeais’ lengthy and impressive resume includes stints as a model, actor, dancer, mother, activist and filmmaker. From the covers of Vogue and Elle to acting alongside Nicolas Cage, her...

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Another one down:St. LOUIS and SEATTLE (January 23, 2015) – Anheuser-Busch today announced it has agreed to purchase Elysian Brewing Company, based in Seattle, Washington....

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation, and Society for Human Resource Management, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Labor Relation

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Portland's season didn't get any better with Aldridge's prognosis, but it just got interesting in ways nobody expected. There'

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Special Correspondent torridjoe shares his first In-Arena Report from the Moda Center on a tough night. How many beers and shooting contes

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Celebrate the Dark Knight”s 75th anniversary with action figures! This first special edition Batman 75th Anniversary Set 1 Action Figure 4-Pack celebrates the Caped Crusader”s 75th anniversary with figures of the Dark Knight based on the designs of Bob Kane, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cooke, and the best-selling Batman: Ar

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January 22nd, 2015

The Blazers soldier on admirably in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum but are downed by a last-second twist of fate.

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Evan Turner hit a three with 1 second remaining to stun the Trail Blazers at home. So many times Portland has beaten the oppon

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Batum aggravated his wrist issues on this third-quarter play. UPDATE: Batum reportedly cannot place weight on

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Depending on when you show up for this late-riser dim sum brunch, there may be a wait—but it’ll be a short one because the servers wheeling their carts around bring items to your table faster than...

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I fell in love with a stitch pattern back in November, and I’ve had a great time playing with it. It’s my adaptation of a stitch pattern I saw in a Japanese stitch dictionary. It’s kind of like a cable, … Continue

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The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind […]

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By Jan Meekcoms Oregon NFIB The latest numbers released from one of the most trusted economic barometers in the nation showed the most positive gains since 2006, but the Oregon state director for the association that publishes the monthly report was thankful Oregon was only a part of the sampling not the big part of […

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At the end of this month, MONDO will be opening their Gallery doors for a House Show featuring some of their rare and most iconic posters. For the first time, the gallery walls will be filled with prints released from 2007 to Present, hand-picked from their archive by Mondo art directors Justin Ishmael, Mitch Putnam […

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January 21st, 2015

MONDO is thrilled to announce that the Iron Giant Deluxe Figure will be available for Pre-Order starting January 22, 2015. They worked to obtain the digital files used in the film to create the most accurate and detailed Iron Giant figure to date. The figure features over 30 points of articulation, two interchangeable heads

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Tomorrow (January 22, 2015) at a random time French Paper Art Club is dropping Dave Perillo’s silver age Batman print. Follow them on Twitter HERE for the announcement! 6 color screen-print Limited Edition of 100 Certificate of Authenticity signed by Dave Perillo Size: 12′ x 36′ Paper: Cougar natural

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Aestheticians Jami Sherman and Shannon Milligan both grew up in Portland, and both have loyal followings that trust them with their skincare needs. (Sherman used to operate Treatment while...

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Recently, you may have seen some fascinating teaser trailers and short films about the highly-anticipated Hollywood hit ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Featuring two of the most renowned and iconic comic book characters of all time, this film represents the culmination of their journey from the page to the silver

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By Associated Oregon Industries On Wednesday, January 7, the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) adopted rules necessary to implement the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (also known as the clean fuels program). By a 4-1 vote, the EQC approved rules to require importers of transportation fuels to reduce the average carbon intens

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The world is turned upside down when one of the world’s greatest super heroes – Batman – finds himself under attack by his own son in the newest DC Universe Original Movie – Batman vs. Robin. This all-new original film arrives April 14, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Com

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In LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the wo

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January 20th, 2015

I had heard that California set a temperature record for 2014, but I didn't realize by how much: 1.7°F above the earlier record of 1934:

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Based on the designs of Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr and sculpted by Irene Matar, Barbara Gordon gets the Black and White treatment based on her fresh new look from the hit comic book Batgirl. The statue is limited to 5,200 pieces, measures approximately 7.25″ tall and will retail for $79.95 when it goes on sale in

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Introducing new Red Velvet Oreos filled with cream cheese-flavored centers. The limited-edition flavor will arrive in stores on February 2, 2015 just in time for Valentine’s Day. The cookies will sell for $4.49 for 6-8 weeks, or until packages run out. Nabisco is holding a sweepstakes to win free cookies. All you have to

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Pretty much every bar and restaurant in this town offers some discounted eats and drinks during happy hour. But often, those discounts are a weekday thing only. When it comes to these generous eat...

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Perhaps here's a way of capturing how slight 2014's record warmth was.<grain of salt><turn envelope over>Assume the surface temperature stations are measuring the first 2 meters of the atmosphere(* but see below). The density of air at the surface is 1.2 kg/m3. So the tot

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Mmmmmm, Malabrigo. This sumptuously squishy cowl is knit in the round with two coordinating colors of Malabrigo Worsted, a lovely single ply merino yarn. Cleverly slipped stitches look like Morse code, but it’s not saying anything except, “Wear me!” Only …

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By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Blog Like any individual economic measure, the unemployment rate is flawed. It can go down for bad reasons (people give up looking for work) and up for good reasons (more people looking for a job.) That’s why it is important to not just look at the unemployment […]

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January 19th, 2015

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I’ve been exercising and watching what I eat for years. But the quantification all started a couple of years ago with a Fitbit. Everyone at work got one as a bonus for making sales numbers. I diligently tracked step counts and flights of stairs traversed. I even went a little out of my way — getting …

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Multiple Portland firms have gained valuable experience working on U.S. embassy projects.

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Bids will soon be solicited from contractors interested in taking on a $3 million project to close a 0.77-mile gap in the Tualatin River Greenway on Metro-owned property.

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The Onion's Clickhole is the latest to try to wring a smile by poking fun at beer.  But even the Onion can't do it.  It's a quiz to find out if you're really a beer snob, but the answers are strained and boring:I have a

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Portland-based SERA Architects is gearing up to open an office in Silicon Valley to keep up with a surge of work in California.

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  Our Milo-Schmoo-Boo-Bubba-Monkey-Doodle-Bub. Our trooper. Our Little Man. He is gone, and I am numb and weepy with the too soon-ness of it all. On a walk to the park a month after moving into our Portland house, I chose him from a box of free kittens. Tiny and fuzzy, his pink belly a veritable […]

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At Sacred Circle Dance, we pride ourselves on having one of the largest - and most welcoming - weekly ecstatic dance events in the country. We spend countless hours, days, and years looking for new music to fold into our dance journeys.

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