Tag: portland

Bike Commute in Wildfire Smoke

Air quality in Portland has now hit the unhealthy range due to wildfire smoke from fires raging in Washington and British Columbia. I’m a daily bike commuter in Portland, so having a filter for this gross air is important. To filter this polluted air during my bike commute, I went with a 3M N95 respirator

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The Hurdles of Getting Into Biking and How to Get Over Them

Looking back on how great biking to work in Portland has been, a fleeting thought often crosses my mind, “why didn’t I start sooner?” In reflecting on this question, I’ve determined there were a number of things that held me back from riding. The things that stopped me however, have quite easy fixes. The reasons

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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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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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So Intense: @ForestServiceNW Tweets a Timeline of the St Helens Eruption Commemorating the Eruption’s 38th Anniversary

The St Helens Eruption in Tweets The NW Branch of the US Forest Service Counts down the May 18th, 1980 Mt St Helens eruption via tweets: A serene scene of a family fishing on Spirit Lake under the seemingly peaceful eye of Mount St. Helens a brief time before the eruption. #History #photography pic.twitter.com/qdU9NbjgOy —

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Using Project Fi in Portland Oregon and Beyond

Four months into using the Google’s Project Fi cellular network, and I am decently satisfied. Though the coverage is not quite as complete as my former network, Verizon, the pros of being on this network far outweigh this network’s coverage short comings. The major pros are clear and transparent pricing, prorated billing, coverage where I

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