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Earthquake Kits Selling Like Hotcakes After Terrifying New Yorker Story

It’s been more than a week since The New Yorker published a story called The Really Big One, describing how much of the Pacific Northwest will be destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami and scaring the crap out of Americans nationwide. Now, emergency kits are “flying off the shelves.” » 7/24/15 7:34am 7/24/15 7:34am

Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to move to the state until 1926. Oregon's founding is part of the forgotten history of racism in the… » 1/21/15 8:24am 1/21/15 8:24am

Darth Vader on a unicycle, playing Star Wars themes on his bagpipes, because why not?

What does Darth Vader do on his days off? In this video, he enjoys a pleasant one-wheeled cycle through the streets of Portland (of course) while providing his own Imperial March theme music (after an extended bout of the Star Wars main theme). So which is more difficult, riding a unicycle with a bagpipe in your… » 3/11/12 2:00pm 3/11/12 2:00pm

First Reports on Watchmen from Portland Screening

The place to be last night was Portland, Oregon, where the first "secret" preview for the movie adaptation of Watchmen » 10/17/08 6:30am 10/17/08 6:30am took place at the Regal Lloyd Center 10 Theater for a packed audience full of fans who'd . Lines for the screening snaked through the theater hours before showtime, with many being turned away, much…