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Oh, Oregon!
« on: June 04, 2013, 03:35:11 pm »
Although I haven't perused this morning's headlines yet (they are sure to please) I decided to open this thread with an article by some random Australian wetting themselves about how offbeat Portland is:

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/the-capital-of-weird-20130523-2k35l.html

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Did you see that Portlandia episode about the vegan strip club where the girls can only remove non-animal-based clothing? How about the skit involving the self-compacting garbage bins that run on solar power, in a city that gets more than 150 days of grey skies and rain a year? Or the one about the annual naked bike ride attended by over 10,000 cyclists?

The truth is that even if you're an avid fan of the TV show that satirises the hip hub of the US north-west, screened on ABC2 in Australia, you wouldn't have seen any of these. That's because the strip club, the garbage bins and the bike ride are all real.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/the-capital-of-weird-20130523-2k35l.html#ixzz2VG4WiJPa
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 03:51:03 pm »
It's not a very exciting news day today.

Prolific flower thief arrested in Forest Grove:
http://www.kgw.com/news/Prolifici-210010651.html

Ben & Jerry's debuting Portland-flavored ice cream:
http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/06/ben_jerrys_debuting_portland-f.html#incart_river
(I don't want to know what that tastes like)

Oregon berry mix recalled after link to hepatitis:
http://www.katu.com/news/business/Oregon-frozen-berry-mix-recalled-after-link-to-Hepatitis-A-210077321.html


“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 04:35:41 pm »

Ben & Jerry's debuting Portland-flavored ice cream:
http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/06/ben_jerrys_debuting_portland-f.html#incart_river
(I don't want to know what that tastes like)

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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 04:46:13 pm »

Ben & Jerry's debuting Portland-flavored ice cream:
http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/06/ben_jerrys_debuting_portland-f.html#incart_river
(I don't want to know what that tastes like)

Like coffee, rain, and despair?

Or perhaps hipster meat.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 09:52:32 pm »
This has everything to do with the principia.
I'm shallowly offensive.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 09:53:27 pm »
It's not a very exciting news day today.

Prolific flower thief arrested in Forest Grove:
http://www.kgw.com/news/Prolifici-210010651.html

Ben & Jerry's debuting Portland-flavored ice cream:
http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/06/ben_jerrys_debuting_portland-f.html#incart_river
(I don't want to know what that tastes like)

Oregon berry mix recalled after link to hepatitis:
http://www.katu.com/news/business/Oregon-frozen-berry-mix-recalled-after-link-to-Hepatitis-A-210077321.html

So much wut and why.

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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013, 11:31:34 am »

Ben & Jerry's debuting Portland-flavored ice cream:
http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/06/ben_jerrys_debuting_portland-f.html#incart_river
(I don't want to know what that tastes like)

Like coffee, rain, and despair?


No, that will be Seattle's flavor. Portland's will probably just be kale.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2013, 02:54:59 pm »

Ben & Jerry's debuting Portland-flavored ice cream:
http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/06/ben_jerrys_debuting_portland-f.html#incart_river
(I don't want to know what that tastes like)

Like coffee, rain, and despair?


No, that will be Seattle's flavor. Portland's will probably just be kale.

Tasty with a little quinoa thrown in.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2013, 03:06:57 pm »
Today's headlines:

Naked bike riders gather at Portland Art Museum for Cyclepedia
http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2013/06/naked_bike_riders_gather_at_po.html#incart_river

Police to Naked Bike Riders: Wear helmets
http://www.kgw.com/news/Police-to-Naked-Bike-Ride-rs-Wear-helmets-210611581.html

Rose Festival 2013: The best bands, equestrians and poop scoopers in the Grand Floral Parade
http://www.oregonlive.com/rosefest/index.ssf/2013/06/rose_festival_2013_the_best_ba.html#incart_river

Craft Brew Alliance lobbies for Omission gluten free beer
http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2013/06/craft_brew_alliance_lobbies_fo.html#incart_river

Slow news day, I guess. The rest were mostly your typical "Man hit by car" and "car hit by train" and "driver veers into river" kind of headlines.


“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2013, 03:17:36 pm »
This one is pleasing:
Lost in Oregon: Hiker's 2012 disappearance joins hundreds of unsolved wilderness cases
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/06/lost_in_oregon_hiker_who_vanis.html#incart_river

NEWSFLASH: people get lost in the woods.

Why is this even a headline?

My favorite part of the article:

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"There is a mystery here," says Dutton's mother, Cynthia Boucher, 66, of Vancouver, Wash. "Both Jake and the professor were experienced hikers on wilderness trails. Two grown men can't simply disappear from the mountains five years apart."

Uhhhhhh
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 01:01:58 am »
This one is pleasing:
Lost in Oregon: Hiker's 2012 disappearance joins hundreds of unsolved wilderness cases
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/06/lost_in_oregon_hiker_who_vanis.html#incart_river

NEWSFLASH: people get lost in the woods.

Why is this even a headline?

My favorite part of the article:

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"There is a mystery here," says Dutton's mother, Cynthia Boucher, 66, of Vancouver, Wash. "Both Jake and the professor were experienced hikers on wilderness trails. Two grown men can't simply disappear from the mountains five years apart."

Uhhhhhh

No, people can't possibly get hurt in a wilderness... :lol: Gotta be alien abductions or summat.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2013, 06:57:32 am »
This one is pleasing:
Lost in Oregon: Hiker's 2012 disappearance joins hundreds of unsolved wilderness cases
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/06/lost_in_oregon_hiker_who_vanis.html#incart_river

NEWSFLASH: people get lost in the woods.

Why is this even a headline?

My favorite part of the article:

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"There is a mystery here," says Dutton's mother, Cynthia Boucher, 66, of Vancouver, Wash. "Both Jake and the professor were experienced hikers on wilderness trails. Two grown men can't simply disappear from the mountains five years apart."

Uhhhhhh

No, people can't possibly get hurt in a wilderness... :lol: Gotta be alien abductions or summat.

UNPOSSIBLE

I CALL FOUL PLAY

!!!
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2013, 07:10:33 am »
This one is pleasing:
Lost in Oregon: Hiker's 2012 disappearance joins hundreds of unsolved wilderness cases
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/06/lost_in_oregon_hiker_who_vanis.html#incart_river

NEWSFLASH: people get lost in the woods.

Why is this even a headline?

My favorite part of the article:

Quote
"There is a mystery here," says Dutton's mother, Cynthia Boucher, 66, of Vancouver, Wash. "Both Jake and the professor were experienced hikers on wilderness trails. Two grown men can't simply disappear from the mountains five years apart."

Uhhhhhh

No, people can't possibly get hurt in a wilderness... :lol: Gotta be alien abductions or summat.

UNPOSSIBLE

I CALL FOUL PLAY

!!!
You guys have grizzly, right?
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2013, 10:10:36 am »
No. More of this type of bear than anything, really.
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Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2013, 10:22:31 am »
No. More of this type of bear than anything, really.
Yeah, that's the kind we have here too.

Mostly harmless.
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