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Dr. Know: Olde-Tyme Portlanders


Dr. Know
Fifth generation Portlander, with tons of family, friends and neighbors. NONE of whom think the slogan “Keep Portland Weird” is amusing. Makes us look like fools. —K.H.Wow, a genui ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Whence the Weird?


Dr. Know
One of the main reasons I stayed in Portland is because of the quirky, one-of-a-kind sensibility summed up by our civic slogan, “Keep Portland Weird.” But recently I heard that our quirk ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Rogue Construction Gangs


Dr. Know
Has there ever been as much road work going on in Portland as there is right now? I have to drive through, literally, five separate construction zones on my way to work. Is there a point where the c ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Recycling Machine


Dr. Know
We used to have to sort our recycling into paper, metal and plastic, but now we just chuck it all in any old hoo. Is there some machine that separates it again, or does some poor fellow have to root ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Ballot Measure Names


Dr. Know
We still talk about Oregon’s most famous ballot initiatives using their measure number—Measure 5, Measure 9, Measure 11. What happens when those numbers come around again? Do the all-tim ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Secondhand Pot Smoke


Dr. Know
Can you fail a pee test for pot due to secondhand smoke? I haven’t smoked in years, but my housemate does several bong hits a day, and some smoke must wind up in my lungs. I’m a substitu ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know


Dr. Know
I have a medical issue that requires ongoing care, but I lost my health insurance. Getting into a clinic is a hassle; it drags on, and it isn’t guaranteed. So I’m thinking—if I get ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know


Dr. Know
For the past few weeks I have noticed a horse trailer and several goats in the abandoned lot on SE 11th and Belmont. Any idea what they are doing there? Besides the obvious eating and pooping? Are t ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know


Dr. Know
A co-worker at my restaurant claims that [Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate] Chris Dudley wants to abolish the minimum wage law for servers and bartenders. Does he? —PennyBefore I answer your ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know


Dr. Know
What’s the best FM frequency to use for those gizmos that broadcast your iPod music through your car radio? —Me, last weekY’know, as I write this, some old guy is winning a Nobel P ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 MARTY SMITH
 

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