Can you float against the current in the Willamette?
I recently floated the Willamette from
Oaks Park to the Sellwood Bridge. Soon after, I found myself in a
vicious bar argument with a friend who swears I couldn’t have floated
north to south,
Why am I seeing more Texan license plates recently?
I look at license plates while driving to see where
people are from. I’ve seen 12 from Texas in the past two weeks. Are
these Texans here for a big wedding, or are they part of the evangelical
Why is traffic so much worse in the evening than in the morning?
I commute from downtown to Tigard via I-5. In the
morning, it takes me 20 minutes or less. However, on my way home,
traffic is often a parking lot. Where do all these commuters come from
What can you tell us about the message board over the Galleria MAX stop?
I grew up in Portland and always thought that message
board over the Galleria MAX stop on Southwest Morrison Street—you know,
the one encased in a bronze whale tail—was really cool. What can y
After the recent Naked Bike Ride, I’m quite confused. I thought exposing one’s genitalia was illegal. (Please note I am not advocating public mooning, especially not in Pioneer Courthouse Square d
Did Portland really invent the Naked Bike Ride, or is
it one of those things like “Keep Portland Weird” that we stole from
some other city and now try to take credit for?
Why do I have to pay the towing fees for my recovered stolen car?
My car was stolen. Thankfully, it was recovered. But
since the cops had it towed, it cost me $200. The tow company says it
sends most of this money back to the city. Why should I have to pay to
Who in Portland is rich enough to buy the city another professional sports team?
Portland still has only one team—the Trail Blazers—from
one of the four traditional major sports leagues. Does your privileged
position as a widely read columnist give you access to the well-h