Move-in Day #tbt

Kellie O'Rourke

This spring marks three years living in my 150-square-foot apartment in Northwest Portland. While I could go on about how living at my means, reducing my carbon footprint, and generally adopting the minimalist lifestyle of every aesthetic blogger’s dreams, let’s be honest with each other – tiny living is really hard.

Behind the scenes of my own Tiny House Nation, I’ve suffered through enjoyed the continual process of evaluating Read more…

Baby, it’s cold outside.

Jeanie Coates

It’s been cold out these days. “Coat weather” as they say. Each morning before I head to work, I look in my closet and try to decide which coat to wear. Do I go with the soft fluffy cream or fleece-collared gray? Or is it the trench coat, the pea coat or one of my down-filled jackets in tangerine, sandstone or snowflake? Oh, but it might rain. Maybe the blue plaid, the belted black or the poly-tech Read more…

Getting to work. An exercise in living better.

Tim Jacks

Not quite ready for my closeup.

Chapin Hemmingway

In 2016, Coates Kokes helped the Oregon Health Authority launch a marijuana youth prevention campaign.  The research indicated teens wished to hear from adults who had used marijuana in the past.  We conceived of a video to test in focus groups that featured a former pot smoker who questioned his marijuana use as a teenager.

I offered to take on the role of our fictional pothead.   Read more…

In disaster relief, peoples’ goodwill gains traction

Frasier Petersen

In light of recent tragedies, I’ve been reflecting on the role social media has taken in the aftermath of disasters. The responses to the hurricanes in the Southeast and the earthquakes south of Read more…

From EPIC fail, to a win.

Sierra Durfee

If you’ve ever participated in a team relay, you know what a labor of love it can be. There are 12 runners to a team, 6 in each van and you are coordinating from van to van to pass the “baton” off to the next runner at each exchange point. Each van has to account for food, water, flashlights, sleeping arrangements and most importantly, support for your runners. Each team is running continuously for nearly 2 days Read more…