Portland’s Futile War Against Uber

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Portland’s Mayor recently sounded off about Uber’s use of clever software to outfox regulators during the city’s pointless battle against ridesharing. Government officials are investigating Uber’s ethics in using a regulator-detection-algorithm known as “Greyball”. Greyball was used to avoid agents out to write up fines against Uber drivers operating in Portland when the service was banned. However, for myself as an average citizen, I am questioning the city’s ethics in keeping a popular and beneficial service away from people that need it. While lofty ideals about safety and ethics are bandied about during the Greyball investigation I find myself thinking that it’s really just about the money. For me, it feels like local government was forcing citizens to live in the past using antiquated technology because it fit better into…
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Portland, Oregon Fitness: Mount Talbert Trail-Run

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Portland, Oregon Fitness: Trail Running on Mount Talbert, off Sunnyside Road, in Happy Valley [caption id="attachment_8110" align="alignleft" width="300"] Portland Trail Running: Mount Talbert Topography[/caption] The steep hills make this short run near Portland, Oregon into something like a "fartlek" where the changes in terrain offer this runner challenging conditions. I have found this to be excellent cross training as a cardio workout to support my general fitness goals and so I'm in shape for kickboxing. If you're new to trail running you can also make this into a hike or by jogging sections as you catch your breath just to get a start on fitness. I've also thought of strapping on my backpack and using these hills as conditioning for multi-backpacking and wilderness hiking. In light of Portland's rugged Northwest…
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Clackamas County Oregon

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Clackamas County situated more or less in the Willamette Valley of Oregon has a population of roughly 380,000 and a rather solid economic base that includes agriculture, outdoor recreation and commerce. Vast areas of land have made Clackamas popular among locals seeking opportunity to farm, ranch or just be away from the demands of city life boasting wild open spaces with vast mountain lion populations to well planned communities and infrastructure. Wild rivers, volcanic fields, forested mountains and farm lands well describe this pacific wonderland. Real Estate possibilities abound from some of the most beautiful rolling hills estates in the Wilsonville Stafford area sporting wild horses roaming white fenced pastures to organic farms in Boring & Damascus to Luxury Homes in Lake Oswego and West Linn. The Sunnyside region of…
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Hood to Coast Relay

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Hood to Coast The time to start is now. Are you ready for the “mother of all relays”? Hood to Coast has been a NW tradition for over 30 years. It is the largest relay race in the entire world. Starting at Timberline Lodge at the base of Oregon’s majestic Mt. Hood 1050 relay teams will run and walk their way all the way to Oregon’s beautiful Seaside, located on the Oregon coast. All in all racers will cover just about 199 miles of beautiful NW terrain. Running legs from the mountain, through Gresham and SE Portland, along US 26 and all the way to our beautiful coastline. Hood to Coast is a non-profit organization and much of the benefits go to the American Cancer Society. Hood to Coast started…
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Mt Tabor Portland Oregon

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Scroll Down for Mt Tabor Local Area Info Real Estate Info for Mount Tabor Neighborhood. If you're looking to purchase a home in Southeast please call us to discuss our current inventory and new specials. Also, if you find yourself in a negative equity situation we have a number of excellent short sale programs. Distressed Property Specialists About Mount Tabor Neighborhood The Mount Tabor Neighborhood of Southeast Portland is located on and around the extinct volcano from which the neighborhood gets its name. Defining features of many area homes include spectacular views of the downtown area or of Mt Hood depending on whether one is facing east or west. Locals enjoy walking to nearby shops, restaurants and a farmer’s market in the Montavilla Neighborhood as well as being very close…
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Sustainability Hawthorne Portland

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Today we look at what inner South East Portland is doing to promote sustainability in the Hawthorne District as well as the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood including Ladd's Addition. The "Green Streets" program addresses rainwater (an issue in Portland, Oregon) while at the same time making our streets safer and more attractive to pedestrians and bicyclists. The plan is fairly simple; to put green spaces between car traffic and pedestrians which will absorb an estimated 74,000 gallons of rain runoff water yearly. Additionally, the placement of these green spaces will give pedestrians & cyclists shorter street crossings while giving drivers more visibility of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Not only that, Realtors applaud the plan which includes improving the marking of bicycle lanes, helping the environment and beautifying our streets. Call us when…
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Entertainment & Performing Arts

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Portland Oregon is home to national renowned entertainment and performing arts. Many famous artist are from here and derive inspiration our wonderful city. The area is filled with great theatres and entertainment for you to enjoy. Many national broadcast TV shows have been filmed in Portland Oregon including Leverage and Under Suspicion. [caption id="attachment_229" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Entertainment & Performing Arts"][/caption] Like most large cities, we're proud of our wide range of performing arts institutions including the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Symphony, Center Stage, Baroque Orchestra and of course the Opera. It also has quite a few stages similar to New York's Off Broadway or Off-Off-Broadway such as Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Miracle Theatre, Stark Raving Theatre, and Tears of Joy Theatre. Portland Oregon hosts the world's only HP Lovecraft…
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