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Eat & Drink

Youth Development Through Food

What if there was a place where young people could learn cooking skills, along with the softer skills of showing up on time and working in teams? There is. It’s called The Portland Kitchen. And their success is reproducible.

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Reflect

Back to the Nineteenth Century

We seem to be heading full speed back to the late nineteenth century. It was also a time of great wealth for a few and squalor for many. And of corruption, as the lackeys of robber barons deposited sacks of cash on the desks of pliant legislators.

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Reflect

Way of The Oregonian Shokunin

More than any other region in North America, Left Coast culture is influenced by Japan’s in ways both direct and indirect.

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Change

America’s Deeper Issue: Why the South Still Struggles with Racism and Inequality

Slavery didn’t derange Southerners. Slavery was recruited to perpetuate their worldview, and that worldview is still with us.

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Explore

Travels with Steinbeck

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.

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Eat & Drink

She Bakes

She bakes for fun. She bakes when she’s nervous. She bakes when she’s anxious or scared.

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See

Our Urban & Their Urban: Bike Design Competition Reveals Cultural Differences

Left coast urban is different. So is our idea of an urban utility bike. See what the results of an urban utility bike design competition reveal about us.

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Laugh

Coastal Cat: A Week Alone

The sea lifts and falls, lifts and falls, and I search for a fresh place in the litter box where I won’t get a dangler. Just you try having one of those for a whole week.