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Hiking in Mt Hood National Forest

Mt Hood. For many Oregonians it’s hard to miss on those wonderful clear days. Gloriously in the horizon calling our names. As we write this it’s covered in massive amounts of new snow. It’s certainly been a great snow season so far. The wilderness around Mt Hood is an estimated 1,067,043 acres, so you can […]

Toketee Falls in Douglas County Oregon

Toketee Falls According to Wikipedia, these falls are 58 miles north of Roseburg Oregon. “Toketee (pronounced TOKE-uh-tee), is a Chinook Jargon word meaning “pretty” or “graceful”.” Photo Credit: http://www.talesmaze.com/27-mind-blowing-shots-for-extreme-sports-in-2014/ Photo Credit: http://blog.eddiebauer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/CK_Toketee_006.jpg Photo Credit: http://imgur.com/wqk3RQ0

The Big Pink Building Recruits Portland Tech Companies

Ship More In Less Time: VeeqoInventory management software The U.S. Bancorp Tower, or “Big Pink” as it’s known to most Portlanders, is Portland’s 2nd tallest building. Coming in at 42 stories high. To some, it’s also one of the ugliest buildings in Portland. Ugly or not, it’s fairly massive in size, (over a million square […]

Oregon, We Now Have an In N Out Burger

Oregonians, the next time you do a search for “nearest In-N-Out Burger locations”, you won’t have to leave the state! Yes, Oregon can finally say that they have an In-N-Out Burger! Oregon’s In-In-Out Burger Location Is….

Will The Cost of Living in Portland Reach San Francisco Levels?

This is a question we’ve seen asked many times lately. You may be asking it yourself if you’re struggling to pay your increased rental rates. Is Portland becoming another San Francisco? Here’s a recent comment from Reddit user, PDXBlazerGuy: “My rent for my studio is being raised to $1350 next month (cause I’m on a […]

The Perfect Pint Glass For Oregon Beer Drinkers

This custom blown pint glass has Mt. Hood molded right into the base! Portland’s North Drinkware says this about it: We made The Oregon Pint because we wanted a glass with a connection to the places where we live and play. North Drinkware used real United States Geological Survey (USGS) data (depicting ridges, canyons, and […]

Owls Attack Salem Residents

Watch out Salem! You’ve got evil owls waiting in the shadows ready to attack. The Statesman Journal is reporting on more owl on human attacks: “I was running up a steep little hill near the softball fields and felt this sharp scrape,” Radke said. “I originally thought it was an overhanging thorny branch, but I’ve […]

Notes Left on Portland Volkswagon Owners’ Windshields

Lardo, a PDX favorite restaurant who started out as a food cart, recently posted this image on their Instagram account. It definitely got people talking: “I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy drove a prius that gets worse gas mileage and has a giant lithium, 100,000 mile lithium battery sitting under it just waiting to […]

This Eugene Resident Isn’t Welcome By All

The Eugene Register Guard has reported that a coyote is hanging around their building. They go on to say that he’s probably feeding on nutria in the area. Nutria? We had to look that one up. According to Nutria.com, they’re rodents smaller than beavers, but larger than muskrats. They also mention that unless he bothers […]

Who is Bernie Sanders & Can He Win Oregon?

Portland For Bernie We don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that Portland is a very liberal city. So to see a surge in Bernie Sanders yard signs, bumper stickers, and Bernie fans filling the Moda Center should also not be that surprising. Yeah, you’ve got Hillary, and soon to be Joe Biden, but a […]