New City, New Ink: My Tattooed Travels

I like traveling. I like being in new places. If it weren’t so hard for me to approach people I would probably like it a lot more. So when I started getting tattooed while traveling, I found a portal to a wealth of information. Here was a captive audience who absolutely knew where to get the best sandwiches in the… » 4/23/15 5:00pm 4/23/15 5:00pm

Yes, You Can Visit Every Historical Location From the Ramona Books

Hello, fans of Beverly Cleary! If you’ve ever put down a book about Ramona Quimby (age eight) and thought, “man, if only Portland, Oregon was a real place,” there’s some shocking news for you: Portland is real and so are all the locations in your beloved stories! And yes, you can visit them all and relive every… » 4/06/15 11:30pm 4/06/15 11:30pm

What Happens When a Prominent Male Feminist Is Accused of Rape?

Late on the evening of January 6, nine women and one trans individual met at a union space in Northeast Portland to call out a well-known local activist for being, in their consideration, a wolf in sheep's clothing. They were about to share with four dozen strangers highly personal stories of sexual and emotional… » 2/04/15 9:00am 2/04/15 9:00am

Teenage Lesbian Couple Found in a Texas Park With Gunshot Wounds to the…

A terrifying attack has shaken Portland, Texas, a quiet community outside of Corpus Christi with a low crime rate. They hadn't had a murder there in two years, but that all changed on Saturday, when two teenage girls were found in a park after having been shot in the head. Mary Christine Chapa, 18, was still alive and… » 6/25/12 11:55pm 6/25/12 11:55pm

Man Strips Down at Airport Security to Protest the TSA Getting All Up…

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the TSA—any organization that hates cupcakes as much as they do should certainly be given some serious side eye. But one traveler got so fed up with them bothering him that in a burst of rage he got naked in the security line at the airport in protest. It's like when the… » 4/18/12 11:55pm 4/18/12 11:55pm

Crying Baby and Mother Kicked Off Bus For Being Distracting

Being trapped in a bus, plane, or car with a screaming infant is unpleasant for all involved. The non-relatives of the infant are annoyed, the infant's caretakers are often embarrassed, and the infant herself is usually the state of utter discomfort and frustration that can only come from not being able to effectively… » 10/05/11 4:15pm 10/05/11 4:15pm

Portland Builder Drops Planned Parenthood For Fear Of Pro-Life…

A Portland construction company has dropped out of its contract to build a local Planned Parenthood, the Oregonian reported on Monday. Bob Walsh, the owner of Walsh Construction, broke the contract after hearing about how aggressive and inappropriate anti-choice protesters had been towards other contractors building… » 7/02/08 9:30am 7/02/08 9:30am