Occupy 1: Portland

One thing I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving is the Occupy movement. I have a buttload of photos of the few I’ve seen, mostly of Portland and Arcata. Occupy Portland’s camp was...

Wordstock: A Primer

Wordstock 2011 played up the theme “America is a story that never ends.” And it was true that stories were in never-ending supply at the Portland literary festival (October 8–9). Tie for...

Portland

Note from 2015: This was originally a page about Portland on the 12 Cities, 1 Year website, which no longer exists. All the pages and posts from 12 Cities, 1 Year, can be found on this site or on...

Project Grow

The point of Project Grow is to create community for “adults of all mental diversities.” The methods used are farming and making art. After I called up and scheduled a time to volunteer...

Portland, City of Poop

Lots of people love dogs, right? And who can blame them. I’d own a dog if I could. Owning a dog in the city comes with extra responsibilities above owning a dog in the suburbs, I’ve...

Three Cities, 3 Markets

When we lived in Broomfield, Colorado, we shopped at the King Soopers near our house and went to Vitamin Cottage for organic produce and toiletries and recycled paper goods. Vitamin Cottage (which is...