What's the deal with the lights on top of the Standard Insurance building?
A large pole with multicolored lights sits on top of
the Standard Insurance building downtown. The lights shine either white,
green or red. Is this Portland’s answer to Gotham’s Bat-Signal? An
Is Oregon really home to home to the world’s largest mushroom?
Someone recently told me Oregon was home to the world’s
largest mushroom. Is it as big as a whale? And where is it, so I can
avoid it? It sounds creepy.
—Another Liberal Arts Major
Where did the “We’re Number One!” shout and gesture come from?
I know Portland doesn’t have any teams likely to
inspire this behavior anytime soon, but where did the custom of waving
one’s index finger (real or foam rubber) in the air and shouting “We��
So now the Internet is telling me that neti pots—the
Ayurvedic sinus-irrigation tool that you use to pour water through your
nose—can kill you. Can they? Do those things even work?
Was Portland really a mob town at some point in its history?
I keep hearing that back in the day, Portland was a mob
town full of hit men, bootleggers and women of easy virtue. Could our
currently milquetoast city really have such a colorful past? —Multno