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Dr. Know: Tinsel on the Stumps

Why are there so many TV shows filming in Portland lately?


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With Portlandia, Grimm, and the last season of Leverage all taking place in our fair city, Portland seems to have become a hot setting for TV shows. Why are we getting so much attention now, after dec   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Orange You Glad it's MAX?

What is the city doing at the Southeast Clinton Street railroad crossing on 11th and 12th avenues?


Dr. Know
What the fuck is the city doing at the Southeast Clinton Street railroad crossing on 11th and 12th avenues?   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Compilation Conundrum

When can we expect a Dr. Know compilation book?


Dr. Know
I keep asking my friends and family to keep an eye out for a Dr. Know compilation book for sale somewhere. Does one exist? You crack me up and keep me well-informed about the world every week. T   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Graveyard Klatsch

I work graveyard, where can I meet folks with the same work hours?


Dr. Know
I work graveyard, and my days off are Monday through Wednesday. Where can I meet folks with the same work hours? Is there some special place they meet, like a coffee shop or gym, or do they just    More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Groundhog Day... Again

Do they factor in global warming before groundhogs come out of their holes?


Dr. Know
It’s Groundhog Day and I heard he didn’t see his shadow. Early spring maybe? When groundhogs get up in the morning on   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Super Bwah?

I don't follow football. Who should I root for?


Dr. Know
I watch exactly one football game per year, the Super Bowl, and I have no idea whom to root for. Is there any reason for an Oregonian to prefer one side over the other? The Seahawks aren’t pla   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Murder of Crows, Sidewalk of Bird Poop

What's with the huge gathering of crows at Southwest 5th Avenue and Salmon Street every morning?


Dr. Know
Why do hundreds of crows gather in the trees at Southwest 5th Avenue and Salmon Street around 7 every morning? Their sound is deafening, and pedestrians have to dodge their droppings. What attra   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: More Fungus Among Us

What's the story on the supposedly deadly microscopic fungus found in Oregon a few years ago?


Dr. Know
Never mind the world’s largest fungus [“Dr. Know,” WW, Jan. 2, 2013]—it’s harmless. Wasn’t some new type of microscopic fungus discovered in Oregon a couple years back? A deadly one, that    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Standard Inquiries

What's the deal with the lights on top of the Standard Insurance building?


Dr. Know
A large pole with multicolored lights sits on top of the Standard Insurance building downtown. The lights shine either white, green or red. Is this Portland’s answer to Gotham’s Bat-Signal? An   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Armillaria fhtagn!

Is Oregon really home to home to the world’s largest mushroom?


Dr. Know
Someone recently told me Oregon was home to the world’s largest mushroom. Is it as big as a whale? And where is it, so I can avoid it? It sounds creepy. —Another Liberal Arts Major Puny huma   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MARTY SMITH
 

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