Nine Twilights and Counting

The Art of Andrea Rosales

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.

The New Yorker Protocol:

Surviving the Surveillance State. by Rose C. Portland ranks among the Top 10 Most Surveilled U.S. Cities, according to Cybernews. Atlanta tops the list. We live in a world where surveillance is a fact of life. Any encrypted software product may be backdoored, and even...

Art That Sticks with You

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

Portland Confidential: Part One of Several

Hello, there. I would like to explain what is confidential about this series. First and foremost, it is my name. I have an unusual first and last name combination, and I have had stalkers. For the purposes of this blog, I go by "Rose C." That's short for...

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

Crisis Resources

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

Bluetooth Vulnerability

This isn’t a story specific to Portland, but it’s important to know how to protect yourself. We recommend disabling Bluetooth on your phone. Otherwise, malware may be able to take over your phone and leave you stranded.

Portland Confidential: What It Means to Be a Hacker

by Rose C. Writing this at a time when sadly, I will not be able to stay in Portland, my chosen city, for very much longer. I won't bore you with the details. My apartment has ventilation and habitability issues. I thought for a long time that...

9 Resources for Supporting a Pregnant Mom-to-Be Amid COVID-19

Are you looking for ways to support a pregnant friend, spouse, or loved one during the coronavirus crisis?

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, Rosehaven.org.

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

Keep On Trucking

Read Geak Burchill’s new webcomic about being homeless.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

It's a shame that everybody in America assumes that if you're talking about class you are Marxist. It's a shame that in these United States populism became a dirty word -- shades of racism and authoritarianism. I wrote an essay a while back trying to unpack the ways...

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…

River Cleanup, Cathedral Park

A small, self-organized group of individuals decided to take on the task of cleaning up the Willamette River Beach near Cathedral Park around noon this Sunday. We had fun, and our efforts had a noticeable impact! The organizers hope to set up regular impromptu...

Remote Mental Health Services

In the time of COVID-19, we need access to quality therapists, coaches, and specialists now more than ever.  PDX Local has assembled a guide of Portland area service providers for mental health and holistic/physical health offering consultations by video and phone.

GALEXI

“Music IS the math of spirituality.”

The out-of-this world Portland dance/trance act celebrates its newest single release.

Who Is Molly Muriel?

Not who you’d expect.

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

Everybody Hates a Tourist

I don't know how it was for all of y'all, but this is how it was for me. THAT Summer. Portland, Oregon. First year of the Pandemic. You know there’s something wrong with your living situation when you’ve had a Go Bag packed since May. And not in case of forest fires....

Portland Confidential: Coming Out as Genderfluid

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

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.

Portland Confidential: What It Means to Be a Hacker

by Rose C. Writing this at a time when sadly, I will not be able to stay in Portland, my chosen city, for very much longer. I won't bore you with the details. My apartment has ventilation and habitability issues. I thought for a long time that...