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Hotseat: Intel Futurist Genevieve Bell

Intel’s resident futurist on the iPhone of the ’40s and why it’s weird to thank your computer.

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Genevieve Bell has a team of 100 people at Intel who do strange things. They spent a year photographing messy car interiors all over the world. They developed a robot that runs apps the same way a pho   More
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cracking the Code

Yes, bodegas sell crack pipes and other paraphernalia in plain sight.

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Bodegas provide the “greatest hits” of the cheap pleasures in life, from food totally devoid of nutrition to cigarettes to condoms for anonymous sex. But what you might not know is that bodegas al   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 ZACH MIDDLETON

Bad Libs

Every “Old Portland” story you’ve ever heard on a barstool.

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  Download a copy of this Bad Lib, fill it out and share it with us! Download a copy of this Bad Lib, fill it out and share it with us!   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

They Might Kill Giants

A local author joins the fight to save the great Sequoias of Eastmoreland.

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Last night two drunks came to visit the trees. It was 3 am, and they parked their car so the headlights shone on the massive trunks as they stumbled around, gazing skyward. “These things are fucki   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 ARTHUR BRADFORD

‘Our Hoboken’

We asked the experts. Yes, Vancouver is a suburb of Portland.

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Vancouver is a suburb of Portland. Pointing this out makes some people very angry. “Vancouver isn’t a suburb of Portland, you asshats!” they scream in our online comments. (“They,”   More
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

The Boot Bus

Our picks for Portland-area hiking trails accessible by public transit.

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You don’t need a car to go hiking around Portland. Thanks to the region’s robust public transit system, it’s totally possible to spend every weekend in the woods without even getting a driver��   More
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE

Very Hill, Much Speed: The Maryhill Festival of Speed

The greatest gravity festival in the world is right in Portland’s backyard.

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On June 24, about 230 of the best downhill skateboarders and street lugers in the world will descend on the Maryhill Festival of Speed. It’ll be the largest gravity sports festival in North America,   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Adrienne So

Near and Queer

Our favorite gay bars in Portland.

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Sure, the gay/queer dance nights at mixed-orientation bars may have become where the party and booty’s at in Portland—the ever-popular indie-dance parties of Rotture’s Blow Pony and Holo   More

A Goonies Tour of Astoria

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Astoria was a home to the Goonies even before the movie was filmed. Oregon’s greatest achievement in beach towns is—as the locals will tell you—a “quaint drinking village with a fishin   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The 13th Deadly Cyn

Why did Cyndi Lauper hate her Goonies song so much?

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The Goonies weren’t good enough for Cyndi Lauper. Oh, sure, she’s on record stating the opposite. But for the better part of 30 years, the iconic, baby-voiced singer of “Girls Just Want to   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER
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