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18

Apr

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoirPortland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoir
Portland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

02

Nov

Portland man to sous-chefs: Get your thieving hands off of my catmint!Although this is all probably just one very clever farce, a Portland man takes to Reddit — and the local news — to complain of sous-chefs from local eateries scaling his fence and making off with a variety of edible weeds.

Portland man to sous-chefs: Get your thieving hands off of my catmint!
Although this is all probably just one very clever farce, a Portland man takes to Reddit — and the local news — to complain of sous-chefs from local eateries scaling his fence and making off with a variety of edible weeds.

27

Jun

Memorial service to be held for slain Oregon bees in Target parking lotSure, ‘bee funeral’ may scream Portland but a memorial service being held this Sunday to remember the 50,000 pollinators killed by pesticides at an Oregon Target store is more crucial than quirky in nature.

Memorial service to be held for slain Oregon bees in Target parking lot
Sure, ‘bee funeral’ may scream Portland but a memorial service being held this Sunday to remember the 50,000 pollinators killed by pesticides at an Oregon Target store is more crucial than quirky in nature.

27

Mar

The story of a sustainable neighborhood revival: India Street in Portland, Maine
Find out why our blogger’s neighborhood is trying to chart a more sustainable path to the future.

The story of a sustainable neighborhood revival: India Street in Portland, Maine

Find out why our blogger’s neighborhood is trying to chart a more sustainable path to the future.

08

Dec

3 cities that are going greenGreen business practices are booming in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.

3 cities that are going green
Green business practices are booming in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.

11

Sep

Portland debates finally adding fluoride to its waterThe famously liberal city doesn’t like adding things to the environment, but has that hurt children’s teeth?

Portland debates finally adding fluoride to its water
The famously liberal city doesn’t like adding things to the environment, but has that hurt children’s teeth?

31

Aug

Portland to get massive green roof atop the least Portland-y location possible: A WalMartIn the traditionally WalMart-weary city of Portland, the big box retailer woos concerned locals with plans to top a new store with the largest vegetated roof in the entire state of Oregon.

Portland to get massive green roof atop the least Portland-y location possible: A WalMart
In the traditionally WalMart-weary city of Portland, the big box retailer woos concerned locals with plans to top a new store with the largest vegetated roof in the entire state of Oregon.

20

Jun

Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked rideWorld Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hardcore bikers designed to promote the use of the bicycle for transportation.

Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked ride
World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hardcore bikers designed to promote the use of the bicycle for transportation.