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BABY BOOMER LIFE QUIZ FOR NOSY MILLENNIALS

Ask your parents about these life quiz situations   Life Quiz 1 Ever made to sit at the childhood dinner table until you finished everything on your plate…or fell asleep in shame? If a millennial asks their parents, and mom and dad say, “No, of course not. We weren’t raised in a gulag,” do a […]

INVENTIONS FROM ANCIENT CHINA TO AMERICA

Sharing with ancient China didn’t begin here. China invented paper money. Did they invent the safe soon after? Why don’t we hear more bank robbery stories from China? From ozy.com: Moving two tons of red stuff — Communist China adorns scarlet notes with a likeness of Mao Zedong — was hardly a one-man job, and […]

DURABLE PORTLAND CAST IRON FINDS

    Portland cast iron over your head in an earthquake? It’s still art. I see the stuff and think health hazard. Cast iron is heavy enough on the ground, let alone falling any distance. That’s one of the cautions about historic preservation: save yourself first.

MAKE NATIONAL PUPPY DAY EVERY DAY FOR YOUR DOG

  National Puppy Day Or National Daisy Day?   Real dog people know the deal: Every dog has it’s day, and for their dog it’s every day. For everyone else, National Puppy Day is a starter. Dog people have dog history over them. It’s usually history with the twists and turns you’d expect from family […]

PORTLAND RENTS A LIFESTYLE, WHO PAYS THE FREIGHT

  One solution to rising Portland rents   At first tiny apartments got the shit because they went up in neighborhoods with streets jammed by normal parking. Now the micro havens are a solution, a reason for a drop in the rent crisis. And those bikes? Millennials and bikes and small apartments? It happens. Add […]

BOOMERPDX CHOICE: LIVING YOUNG OR OLD, LIVING IN PORTLAND

    Help a family move an elderly parent a few times to find the BoomerPdx Choice   A few things people new to Portland can’t fathom is how living in Portland felt in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It was a dive city. A studio apartment between NW 20th and 21st on Lovejoy […]

OREGON’S BIRTHDAY: WHAT YOU MISSED AT 158

  If you skip Oregon’s Birthday party, you’ll never know Oregon.   You read the same stories from around the country. People matching their vibe to a location show up in Portland. Families planning a big move, choosing between ten cities, come to Oregon because Portland checked all the right boxes. Students enroll in colleges […]

PORTLAND OREGON DIRT IS JUST LIKE YOUR DIRTY TOWN

     To know Portland Oregon you better like dirt.   It started with the first native canoe stopping on the Willamette. Paddling against the current takes as much energy today as it did the first boaters, if you’re into historical reenactment. Like you, they needed a rest. More native people used the rest stop. […]

SOUTHERN PRIDE OR DJANGO UNCHAINED: OREGON’S BOOMER BLOGGER EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENCE

    A young man wants to serve in the armed forces with southern pride? Good.   From the Greenville Gazette: The Confederate Flag is a very controversial symbol. Many people believe that it is a symbol of racism and oppression while others think it is a symbol of southern pride. One of those people […]

GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND IN LIFE AND ON SCREEN

The film came out in 1993 for an American legend.   One of the kickers in Frontier Communications are free On Demand movies. The Sony Channel skips commercials and runs them straight through from all appearances. A recent cruise through the selections turned up Geronimo: An American Legend. Like Days of Heaven with Richard Gere, […]