Did Portland really invent the Naked Bike Ride, or is
it one of those things like “Keep Portland Weird” that we stole from
some other city and now try to take credit for?
Why do I have to pay the towing fees for my recovered stolen car?
My car was stolen. Thankfully, it was recovered. But
since the cops had it towed, it cost me $200. The tow company says it
sends most of this money back to the city. Why should I have to pay to
Who in Portland is rich enough to buy the city another professional sports team?
Portland still has only one team—the Trail Blazers—from
one of the four traditional major sports leagues. Does your privileged
position as a widely read columnist give you access to the well-h
What are the chances that there are monster-sized fish swimming in Bull Run?
With Bull Run being off limits to most everyone for
years, there could be some monster-sized fish swimming around in there.
Has it ever been considered for a monster-fish reality-TV show?
The number of candidates in my Voters' Pamphlet doesn't match my ballot. Conspiracy?
My Voters’ Pamphlet lists only one Democratic candidate for governor. However, my primary ballot has two candidates listed. For U.S. senator, the pamphlet has one candidate and the ballot has three.
Is it illegal to bring a metal water bottle into a bar?
I’m getting scolded for bringing my metal water bottle
into the bar. Some bars say it’s illegal; others say I can keep it, but
only if I let them fill it with their water. I can’t find this
Good answer in last week’s column, but wrong sign.
Good answer in last week’s column, but wrong sign. Your
reader was not talking about the Uncle Sam sign in Chehalis, but the
religious billboard that’s stood near Kalama for years.
What’s the deal with that wacky religious billboard just outside of Kalama?
I drove to Seattle over the weekend and passed that wacky religious billboard just outside of Kalama. What’s the deal? —Joseph
Ah, the legendary Uncle Sam billboard of Chehalis. For
half a cent
Why does the new light-rail bridge have less vertical clearance than other bridges?
Why is it that the new
Duniway/Cascadia/Tillicum/Wy’east bridge has a lower deck and less
vertical clearance for ships than the two immediately adjacent bridges,
the Ross Island and the Marqua