A Guide for Californians Moving to Portland: 5 Steps to Not Being Hated

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are bound to have seen one of the many articles over the last couple years about the mass migration of Californians to Portland and the animosity this influx of Oregon’s southern neighbors has caused in the city.  As housing prices skyrocket, traffic gets worse, and the wait […]

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Decarli: Underappreciated Excellence

As someone who grew up in Oregon in the 90’s and early 00’s, I knew Portland as a very different city than it is today. It was a much dirtier, working class (aka poor), and drug infested city back then. It wasn’t so much a destination for foodies and hipsters as it was for gutter […]

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Icing on the Cake: Serving Up Baked Nostalgia

In a small kitchen in the Cambrian neighborhood of west San Jose, a young girl watches her mother pour flour into a large yellow pyrex bowl. The sunlight shining through the window behind the woman makes the baking dust that is slowly floating in the air sparkle like stars in the daylight. Enchanted and curious, the young girl drags […]

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Get Your Sleep in Now: A Man’s Perspective on Pregnancy and Childbirth

For the last 9 1/2 months, I have uniformly received one reaction when I tell people my wife and I are expecting a child, “Get your sleep in now!”  And as true as that statement may be, it was a great deal narrower advice than my wife received upon sharing the news with people. When she […]

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