Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1563-1-.html Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Wipeout! - Jorge Guzman had an idea for a better surfboard. He says his instructor at Portland State University stole it. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22561-wipeout__jorge_guzman_had_an_idea_for_a_better_surfboard_he_says_his_instructor_at_portland_state_un.html In a town filled with dazzling startups, few new businesses in Portland look as fun as Yana Surf. The company, founded last year by local entrepreneur Wilson Zehr, sells “heirloom-quality” b]]> Small Comfort - A housing advocate calls for creating neighborhoods of tiny houses to address homelessness. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22667-small_comfort_a_housing_advocate_calls_for_creating_neighborhoods_of_tiny_houses_to_address_homeless.html Michael Withey recalls how Occupy Portland’s takeover of two downtown parks nearly three years ago was itself overrun by hundreds of homeless people. Withey came to believe that the homeless]]> Piling On - Pearl District residents get some sympathy—but no action—about the pounding next door. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22609-piling_on_pearl_district_residents_get_some_sympathy%E2%80%94but_no_action%E2%80%94about_the_poundin.html Patrice Hanson once had a quiet morning ritual: breathing exercises, reading inspirational books, meditation and then some tai chi. But today if Hanson breathes in BANG! or tries to study a BANG]]> Back to the Garden - Multnomah County’s farmer tends the fields as his job is targeted for cropping. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22511-back_to_the_garden_multnomah_countys_farmer_tends_the_fields_as_his_job_is_targeted_for_cropping.html Jerry Hunter wants to get rid of the rabbits.  They come in waves at the Multnomah County CROPS Farm, across from McMenamins Edgefield, to gnaw the tops of the broccoli, carrots and cabbage]]> A Room With A Loo - When you have to go, web app Airpnp is supposed to help. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22165-a_room_with_a_loo_when_you_have_to_go_web_app_airpnp_is_supposed_to_help.html The first time I walked up to the yellow house on the corner of Southeast Stark Street and 26th Avenue, I had to pee.  The door was ajar. When I knocked, only a dog answered. A sign on the wall]]> Crowdsourcing CPR - A new app will cost Portland’s Fire Bureau $108,000. It won’t save money, but will it save lives? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22122-crowdsourcing_cpr_a_new_app_will_cost_portlands_fire_bureau_%24108000_it_wont_save_money_but_will_it.html Mayor Charlie Hales is asking the City Council to spend $108,000 on a smartphone app to notify Portlanders trained in CPR when someone nearby is having a heart attack.  The proposal is part]]>