Gardening Tips to Help Feed Your Family & Community

Growing a garden can be a great way to spend more time outside, learn valuable new skills, and reduce your family’s grocery budget. You can also help feed those in need simply by growing fresh produce in your backyard.

Love Is a Boat

This is the speech I gave seven years ago at my sister's wedding in November 2013. I still believe every word in it to be true.   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International...

Keep On Trucking

Read Geak Burchill’s new webcomic about being homeless.

Portland Confidential: Coming Out as Genderfluid

I decided, just that once, to act like a man — which is to say, just be me.

World Insane Is The Overloaded Brain

Freestyle verse by Sincere God Magnetic

We’re already socially distant. The pandemic is reaction to the systemic distortion of academics. 5G is radioactive pollution while the body succumbs to inner confusion designed and spread by mass media controlled execution. Mistrust is a must in a world built on ashes to ashes, dust to dust…

Nine Twilights and Counting

The Art of Andrea Rosales

Who Is Molly Muriel?

Not who you’d expect.

Read our interview with founder and apothecary Branda to find out.

Wellness Gift Guide

Wellness means taking care of yourself—and giving others the tools and resources to do the same. We hope it inspires you to think past the obvious and create wonderful experiences and memories for the year to come.

A Space for Healing

“Sometimes a smile can really change someone’s day, especially for someone who is used to being ignored or having people cross the street to avoid them.” – Liz Starke,

Rose Haven is a Portland day shelter for women, children, and marginalized genders.

First Aid for Attempted Suicide

Suicide risk is higher than ever in the era of COVID-19. However, only about 1 in 25 suicide attempts is fatal. Thanks to Sarah Gehrke, MSN, RN for sharing lifesaving advice that can make the difference for attempted suicide or drug overdoses. TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide, Self-Harm

Art That Sticks with You

Artist and mom Maria McConnell makes gorgeous decals inspired by the Pacific Northwest.

Crisis Resources

A list of crisis mental health resources, updated for COVID-19.

Portland Confidential: What It Means to Be a Hacker

1. Hackers are never as cool as they think are.
2. Not all hackers are criminals.
3. If you call yourself a hacker, you will get hacked.
4. Hackers hack. It’s what we do.

Will Small Business Go the Way of the Pay Phone?

I would like to invite you to participate in a focus group about technology, community, and the future of independent business. Drinks and snacks provided.