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The statistics change from year to year, but the story they tell is the same: There’s a significant gender gap in technology and science-related fields.

Although women make up roughly half of the U.S. population, they’re a distinct minority in … Continue Reading

Most Oregonians know that heading into the wilds and the woods can change a person. And change is what the nonprofit Northwest Outward Bound School wants to be part of.

Since it’s founding in 1965, the program has been … Continue Reading

Fans turned out in droves to enjoy the music of young blues-rock phenomenon Ty Curtis at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival last year.

With the festival now upon us – it starts today at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park and … Continue Reading

Do they really have 1,000 friends?

The nonprofit 1000 Friends of Oregon can confidently say “yes” to that question. In fact, that’s only part of their well-supported organization’s strength. They’re a group that advocates, researches and educates on issues of … Continue Reading

We all know that person who can create delicious recipes and cook like nobody’s business. You might even have told them they should be selling their food directly to the public. They might even be offering their wonderful wares on … Continue Reading

Bryan Sebok, the director and writer of “Food Truck: The Movie,” himself refers to the film as; “the definitive film about food trucks.” We know Bryan is quite proud of the film, but his assessment is accurate. The … Continue Reading

Renewable, sustainable, clean energy has always had  a destiny here in The Great Northwest. Environmental awareness seems to be interwoven into the lifestyle of Oregon natives and transplants alike.

For the last 20 years a forceful advocate for renewable energy Continue Reading

You’ve probably heard of the work the nonprofit Susan G. Komen does – they’re that kind of an organization.

And their Oregon/SW Washington branch is no different. Through outreach, advocacy, education and collaboration with medical institutions, Komen seeks to battle … Continue Reading

The pioneers who journeyed the Oregon Trail set an example whose spirit continues to this day. Rose City Waffles may have opened in April of 2016 but that is not when the cart began its journey. Melody Lydy is one … Continue Reading

Maybe it’s just growing pains, but these days everyone in Portland is talking about how this city is facing down big issues as its population climbs.

The skyline is getting crowded, there’s a critical lack of affordable housing, … Continue Reading

It was a visit to a Burmese restaurant in San Francisco that started Tommy Schopp’s (pronounced: shòp) adventure. He so enjoyed the experience, it inspired him to try and recreate the dish in his own kitchen back home in Portland.… Continue Reading

How can you go wrong when cooking your favorite food is the way you earn your living? Especially when burgers are the food you most enjoy. For Tony Kenaston of the T-N-T Grillin’ food cart, it’s the perfect combination of … Continue Reading

We like to keep it local in Portland.

It’s a trend that can be blamed on our DYI tenancies, a population full of artists and freethinkers, or maybe the remnants of an Oregon pioneering spirit. There are also artist collaboratives … Continue Reading

There are not too many nonprofits that let teens decide how to spend their money. But in a sense, that’s what the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation is about: letting young people learn responsible philanthropy.

Sponsored by a parent organization … Continue Reading

When the spectral horde visits Portland during a wild hunt (or to be extras on “Grimm”), they make a special effort to visit their favorite food cart, The Wild Hunt (which is the namesake of their nocturnal raves). … Continue Reading

Having to make the transition from owning and running a popular restaurant and blues club to owing a food cart may seem like an easy thing. A lot less to do, right? Far from it. In a restaurant, you have … Continue Reading

Today on a special edition of ‘Songs from the Source’ Tyler Stenson and Rob Rainwater traded songs and talked in depth about their songwriting process. Part Songwriter-in-the-round and part two-way interview, this was a conversation that pushed to the core … Continue Reading

Even though we’ve all had, or will have, various jobs throughout our lives, one thing we all look for, and wish for, is the job that is the best fit. With the Magpie Bakery, Magdaline Sebesta has found the … Continue Reading

For a food cart whose concept is based upon the ‘slow food’ movement, things for Tortoise + Hare have been happening very quickly. Bri Richards and her husband escaped the state who-shall-not-be-named and made their pilgrimage to Portland with a … Continue Reading

In the shoebox of my mind I have youthful memories of gleefully romping through the Portland Children’s Museum, touching everything in reach. And the best part? I was actually encouraged to have a fun, tactile, engaged interaction with the … Continue Reading