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Strain Review: Chemdawg

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If you’re a fan of heady strains, chances are Chemdawg is a vital part of your medicine cabinet. It’s a supercharged, sativa-dominant hybrid of unknown origins—an online legend traces the    More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Mary Romano

Dispensary Review: Shango

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If you don’t have an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card, you might be surprised at how unenthused patients are about stopping by the dispensary. Though I’ll undoubtedly renew my card next    More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Mary Romano

Strain Review: Early Girl

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Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene’s attorney has suggested he lay low until after the election. Vote “yes” on Measure 91, please. The dogs are smaller in Northwest Portland. People    More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Mary Romano

Strain Review: Chillberry

Fluffy and sugar-coated with an abundance of dewy trichomes.


Last month, history was made when online marijuana dispensary/strain database Leafly bought a full-page ad in The New York Times. That's how quickly the site became the Wikipedia of weed and the Yelp for card-holding patients, including thousands of user-...   More
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Mary Romano

The Pharm Team

Testing the strain that has well-funded pot opponents worried.

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Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene is very busy with marijuana harvest season, so his protégé, Mary Romano, fills in this week. As the shadowy opposition to marijuana legislation began to take   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Mary Romano

Strain Review: Jilly Bean

A cross between the heady Space Queen and the rare, flavorful Orange Velvet


Jilly Bean is not the most potent nug on Portland’s Collective shelves, but it’s among the most genetically interesting hybrids in town. Of practically royal descent, it comes from the pairing of    More
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Mary Romano

Strain Review: Sour Kush

A festival-ready, Dock-friendly strain for summer


Summer is in full, euphoric swing. The whole town is frolicking like their lives depend on it, and whether you’re an ecstatic participant or a disturbed observer, a specific high is needed to endure such palpable good vibes. The distinctive flavor and effects of Campfire Farm’s lush hybrid, Sour Kush, make it the perfect strain for midsummer delirium. The taste boasts the best of its parentage...   More
Friday, August 15, 2014 by Mary Romano

Colorado Pot Brownie: Wait, What? Oh, Man.

Our Fifty Plates tour gets Rocky Mountain High thanks to Coma weed brownies.


Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour...   More
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Mary Romano

Marijuana Strain Review: Blue Dream

A great batch from soFresh Farms now available at Oregon’s Finest in the Pearl District.


Some remember Blue Dream as the bud at hand during their most cherished memories—the secret ingredient to a solid bonding night with housemates, the sesh before giving the best Maid of Honor speech in history. Maybe this mild strain was the first bud you ever smoked, or a nostalgic reminder of your first gravity bong in the dorms. One thing’s for sure: everyone loves    More
Friday, July 25, 2014 by Mary Romano

Strain review: Grand Hustle

A comfortable, stimulating high has potential for awkward oversharing and unfiltered confessions.

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Cannabis in Portland will one day be like every other consumable in Portland. Which is to say, some people will produce great marijuana, others will not, and the jet set will decide which legends live on. Like bacon jam and double IPAs, the quality of your bud will depend on the grower. We’ll aim to shine a spotlight on the growers who’ve made Oregon a world-class stop on the Marijuana Expr...   More
Monday, March 24, 2014 by Mary Romano
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