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Suicide Is Preventable

Laura and I are humbled by all the media coverage received for our small effort to put up notes of encouragement on the St. John’s Bridge. What’s next: a free, two-hour suicide prevention class on Tuesday evening, January 15…

These Bags Rule.

Queen Bee monarch Rebecca Pearcy is the ultimate PDX crafter success story.
But can the city still foster new businesses like hers? We asked.

Suicide Resources

There is help. Try the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255.

Maybe it’s easier for you to text or chat online. Maybe it’s not a crisis, but you still need help. Or maybe you’re concerned about a friend. For more resources and links, keep reading…

Biking When the Air Is Bad

Did you know that if you run, hike, or bike on a day when the air quality is labeled "Unhealthy," you can permanently damage your lungs? Don't take a chance. If you want or need to be active outdoors in areas experiencing air pollution due to heavy industry, car...

Who Is Molly Muriel?

Not who you’d expect.

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

A Book Bar in Portland

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont Street
rosecitybookpub.com

The Book Pub is a combination bookstore and bar and restaurant. The books are for sale. People are also allowed to bring their own books in to read, and they’re welcome to drink while they read books they haven’t bought yet…

Art That Sticks with You

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

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...

Nine Twilights and Counting

The Art of Andrea Rosales