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Tall Bike Tricycle with Umbrellas

Tall Bike Tricycle with Umbrellas

Transport

One of the weird tall bikes of Portland. The one is customized with a trailer to stabilize it which makes it like a tricycle. It features wire bike baskets, a...

Unique Space Saving Ideas for Small Spaces

Unique Space Saving Ideas for Small Spaces

Homestyle

The Wall Street Journal says that the housing market is trending to the large end of the scale, with builders following demand for McMansions, and a glut of large foreclosed...

Smart City Behavior through Sustainable Consumption

Smart City Behavior through Sustainable Consumption

Environment

As city dwellers, it is ordained behavior will be distinctly urban - with high levels of consumption and waste production. Urbanization is perhaps the fastest growing development today. As cities...

Fall Harvest Veggie Recipes: Cheesy Grits, Veggie Saute and Roasted Beet Salad

Fall Harvest Veggie Recipes: Cheesy Grits, Veggie Saute and Roasted Beet Salad

Homestyle

Although we are officially into autumn, there are still many summer vegetables coming in my CSA share. But with the change in weather, I, for one, have been craving heartier...

Rain Chains, Aesthetically  Pleasing and a Great Way to Save Rain Water

Rain Chains, Aesthetically Pleasing and a Great Way to Save Rain Water

Homestyle

Rain chains began as a beautiful Japanese tradition and are now becoming popular as an eco friendly way to channel the rain from your roof. They are easier to maintain...

Solar Electric Charging Station at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Solar Electric Charging Station at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Transport

The OMSI solar electric station charges more than just cars. You will also find stations for charging your bike and electronic devices. You can pay for a charging locker that...

From Landfill to Habitat Refuge

From Landfill to Habitat Refuge

Environment

Dharma Rain has acquired a property that was formerly a landfill and is renovating it to be a wildlife refuge. The property will soon have organic vegetable gardens, community housing,...

The Organic Seed Grower

The Organic Seed Grower

Homestyle

A great resource for preserving heirloom seeds. Author, John Navazio writes an intensive manual for the serious seed grower.

Portland Sunday Parkways August 2014

Portland Sunday Parkways August 2014

Transport

Sunday Parkways is a car free event that is held 5 times a year in Portland Oregon. Thousands of bicycling enthusiasts take to the streets to enjoy fun in the...

Free Mini Libraries of Portland

Free Mini Libraries of Portland

Community

These little libraries are popping up all over. You can take a book when strolling by one of these share boxes, read it and then donate it to the next...