A few years ago, Portland switched from Styrofoam to
biodegradable cups, flatware, etc. Now that compostable containers
aren’t being composted any more, what’s the plan for all those
Do perching pigeons have motion detectors? Every time I
walk under one, its bowels promptly explode on my bald spot or
exquisitely manufactured hat. The west side of the Broadway Bridge is
Our street just got LED streetlights. I love the bright
white light! Do they last longer than yellow sodium lights? How much
power do they save? How long before we switch out all the old lights?
Our snowpack is dangerously low. Can you explain why
the city isn’t asking us to conserve water? Would it not be wise to
start conserving now, instead of waiting for a crisis?
WOOF, ARF, WOOF… (Hi, Doc! Who is the
misdogynist who designed the Fields Park in the Pearl? Crikey, dogs are
only allowed inside a small double-fenced pen worthy of Hannibal Lecter.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and first girlfriend Cylvia Hayes: embarrassing scandal, or most embarrassing scandal ever?
How the mighty have fallen—just last August, a U.S.
Is it socially acceptable in Portland to take bottles
and cans from strangers’ recycling bins? In my old hometown, this was
considered stealing—it deprived the city of revenue for the recycl