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Dr. Know: Pissed Off


Dr. Know
So the City of Portland drained 7.8 million gallons of Bull Run goodness from Mount Tabor Reservoir 1 because some asshat from Molalla peed in it? Fine. But where does all that water go when it’s dr   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Moth Attack!


Dr. Know
What are these small brown house moths that are taking over my house? I have killed many, eradicated any open food sources and conducted seances, and yet they still are plaguing my house. What are    More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Mounted Patrol Manure


Dr. Know
Speaking of horse cops (Dr. Know, May 25, 2011), who cleans up the enormous turds the horsies leave on streets, sidewalks and bike lanes? —Ben Sometimes I wonder if all this dwelling on enormous t   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: PPS Property Problem


Dr. Know
Portland Public Schools owns so many vacant properties—why don’t they sell some off? Or at least lease them out to raise funds for the repairs and upgrades that they seek? —Cynthia V. Ah, Cynt   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Mt. Hood Freeway?


Dr. Know
In at least two spots near where I-5 meets I-84, would-be traffic lanes overhead stand half-completed, as if freeway builders ran out of money halfway through the job. What’s the deal? —James An   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Portland Mounted Patrol


Dr. Know
Why, in 2011, does Portland still have cops on horseback? Do we have a big problem with rustlers downtown these days? Or are these super-horses that can chase down speeders?  How much are we pa   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Se Habla MAX?


Dr. Know
The recordings on MAX are only in Spanish and English. What about Russian and Vietnamese, if they’re really trying to “honor” non-English speakers? Won’t this discourage other groups from r   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Half-Staff


Dr. Know
Driving to work on Monday [May 2], I noticed that the flags on the Fremont Bridge were at half-staff. Given that weekend’s news, I have to wonder: Did this have anything to do with the death of O   More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Ghost Bikes


Dr. Know
I’ve seen at least three white bicycles adorned with flowers tethered to poles around Portland and Milwaukie. What gives? Do the bikes represent a location where a cyclist was hit by a car? An art   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Goodwill Gouging?


Dr. Know
I’ve noticed Goodwill’s prices rising during this recession—in some cases, you could buy something new for about the same cost. And now they’ve opened a “Goodwill Boutique” on Hawthorne.   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 MARTY SMITH
 

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