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Pooper Scoopers

Two Portland explorers get their hands dirty in Africa to save wild elephants.

News Stories
Portlanders Trip Jennings and Andy Maser will be tromping through Central Africa next month, packs of elephant poop strapped to their backs. Accompanied by armed park rangers, the two explorer-filmmak ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Christina Cooke

Eastside Industrial

Shop here for: bike accessories, reclaimed jewelry and the thrill of a hunt well worth it.

Special Section Stories
City Liquidators823 SE 3rd Ave., 238-4477, cityliquidators.com.You might go in for a talking Dennis Miller doll and come away with a light-up yo-yo, a plastic Mickey Mouse phone and a red leather sect ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Christina Cooke

Catching Crabs (On Purpose)

The latest way to catch your seafood dinner? Kayak for it.

Culture Features
On a sunny, T-shirt day in late October, I sit in the front of a tandem kayak on Siletz Bay just south of Lincoln City, a cage of raw chicken hearts, legs and livers on my lap. I’m on my first k ...   More
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Christina Cooke

Sour Season

Bar Reviews
When it comes to hops, Northwest brewers are all about one-upping each other. The guys at Cascade Brewing Barrel House (939 SE Belmont St., cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com) didn’t care to join tha ...   More
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Christina Cooke

The Fakers

They sound too good to be true because they are.

If you’ve ever stumbled upon a random cluster of words you thought would make the best band name ever, you’ll understand part of what excites San Francisco musician Sonny Smith about his l ...   More
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Christina Cooke

Tina Franklin

Why this woman likes having other people’s babies.

Q & A
If Tina Franklin could be pregnant every day for the rest of her life, she would. The 37-year-old has given birth to 10 children over the past 18 years. The first three were her own. She is raising t ...   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Christina Cooke

Unsettle Me: Tahni Holt’s Culture Machine

Tahni Holt doesn’t care if you like her latest dance performance. Whether you think it’s good or bad is beside the point. What she cares about is how you assign meaning as you watch the da ...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Christina Cooke

Off and Pedaling: Ten Lessons from a Cyclocross Newbie

Photo: Christina Cooke

At 8:50 on Sunday morning, I stood with my bike at the starting line of the two-mile cyclocross course at Alpenrose Dairy with no idea what I was getting myself into. Curious about the sport's appeal...   More
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 by Christina Cooke
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