Category: Places

Google Maps List: My Favorite Restaurants in Portland

When I tell people I’m from Portland, they often ask if it really rains all the time (it’s complicated), if it’s really like the show Portlandia (it is), and where I love to eat. On the last question, there are WAY TOO MANY PLACES IN PORTLAND THAT I LOVE TO EAT. Even if I just

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Ode to Anthony Bourdain

When I think about Anthony Bourdain, I think about sardines (he has a great episode about canned fish on the NW coast of France). I think about how I quit smoking before him, but seeing his struggle to quit play out after mine helped keep me strong and off those calamity sticks. Anthony taught me

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How Will the Cascadia Earthquake Impact Your Address (in Oregon), and What You Should do to Prepare

The Cascadia Earthquake is coming. With a fault line from Northern California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and an anticipated force of at least 9.0 on the Richter scale, devastation will be profound. .@matthewsolum Cascadia Rising Exercise included a 9.0 earthquake AND a tsunami. (extreme impact across Pacific Northwest) #NWAS17 pic.twitter.com/lemNzh0MDE — National Weather Association

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I’m a Google Local Guide and So Can You

I’ve been a Google Local Guide for just over 2 years. It has been a great experience on so many levels. I’ve received perks from Google. From small: like a free trial of YouTube Red; to big: I got selected to the Local Guides Summit (now called Connect Live), in 2017. In addition to perks,

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Google Maps List: Portland Garden Centers and Farmer’s Markets

The Google Local Guides team just published a fun game on their Twitter feed to help more people learn about Google Maps and to share their favorite locations. Are you up for a #LetsGuide challenge?1. Screenshot the wheel to find out who you should guide next 🎡2. Share it using #LetsGuide 💬3. This weekend, add

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