Dr. Know: The Feline Exemption

Dr. Know
Please explain why cats get to roam neighborhoods without a leash. They make terrible noises at night, leave their crap in my yard, and they kill birds. Why do my dogs need to be leashed and not cats?   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Narc Cat Steals Legal Weed and Gives It to Cops

Hey America's Worst Cat: Stop snitchin.


Cats don't love you, that is a known fact. Purring? It's a goddamn trick. They are using you for food. But few cats are as terrible as the Worst Cat in America, Oregon's own "Kleptokitty," the thieving monster cat of Gladstone that steals toys from children and also legal weed. New York Daily News reports that Kleptokitty has a long history of taking things that don't belong to him, including ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

A Look Inside Purringtons, Portland's First Cat Cafe (VIDEO)

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Food & Drink
Portland has a cat cafe. It's called Purringtons. We went inside it. It's full of cats. So many cats.So many. At Purringtons there are sad cats, happy cats, playful cats, sleepy cats, sassy cats, and even the elusive friendly cat.It will feature all the fluff you need including local beer and wine, pastries, coffee, tea and "cat therapy." The cats are located in a petting lounge, next to the cafe; the ...   More
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Portland May Get North America's First Cat Cafe

You cannot bring a cat with you to the cafe, but you may be able to take one of the bar cats home.


Food & Drink
A Portland woman is racing to open North America’s first cat cafe.Purringtons Cat Lounge would follow a model used in Paris and Tokyo (see video below). Basically, patrons come into a cafe to sip wine and pet resident kitties. Bar cats, if you will.“It really is an place I think Portlanders would eat up,” says Kristen Castillo, who had the idea back in October. “It’s not really a cat shelter, ...   More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Headout: Relax The Hounds

Where to spoil your four-legged circus performers.

This week, the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater somersaults its way into Portland, with dozens of four-legged, furry stars in tow. We figured that ringleader Gregory Popovich—who’s been called a    More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Cats (Broadway Rose Theatre Company)

A journey to the heart of the Heaviside Layer.

“What’s a Jellicle cat?” It’s a phrase repeated throughout the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal oddity Cats, which somehow became an instant smash upon its 1981 release, and then   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

UPDATED: McMinnville School District Declares Students Will Keep Dissecting Cats

cutest cat ever

 UPDATE, 2:28 pm Tuesday, Jan. 29:The McMinnville School District ruled unanimously last night that high-school students will continue dissecting cats, according to animal activists who attended last night's board meeting."We were told the decision is final and we can not bring it up again next year," says Antoinette Marcel of the Yamhill County Cat Coalition. "They didn't care at all about the ...   More
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Cat Fancy: The International Cat Show is Neither Decadent nor Depraved


Dateline: Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Holiday Inn at Portland Airport Conference Center. It’s 4 pm at the New Culture Club International Cat Show, and the Bengals are furious. The judge lifts each cat and stretches it, measuring for length, and lifts its tail, measuring it for--honestly, I have no idea, but I’m sure it has something to do with its ability to spray a fine mist when horny--while the ...   More
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