My doctor tells me I need to drink eight glasses of
water a day. Unfortunately, that leads to another problem: Portland
doesn’t have many pots to pee in that are open to the public. Where can
I’m planning to win the Oregon Lottery next week. How
do I get my money? The prize will be way too big for my bank’s insurance
coverage. Do they set up a Swiss bank account, or what?
Am I correct in assuming that the small planes that
buzz Northeast Portland at dawn are piloted by bourgeois joy riders and
not heroes on humanitarian missions?
—Sleepless in NE
I can tell by
Can you float against the current in the Willamette?
I recently floated the Willamette from
Oaks Park to the Sellwood Bridge. Soon after, I found myself in a
vicious bar argument with a friend who swears I couldn’t have floated
north to south,
Why am I seeing more Texan license plates recently?
I look at license plates while driving to see where
people are from. I’ve seen 12 from Texas in the past two weeks. Are
these Texans here for a big wedding, or are they part of the evangelical
Why is traffic so much worse in the evening than in the morning?
I commute from downtown to Tigard via I-5. In the
morning, it takes me 20 minutes or less. However, on my way home,
traffic is often a parking lot. Where do all these commuters come from
What can you tell us about the message board over the Galleria MAX stop?
I grew up in Portland and always thought that message
board over the Galleria MAX stop on Southwest Morrison Street—you know,
the one encased in a bronze whale tail—was really cool. What can y