Store Like a Portlander

Portland likes to keep it weird, but many of those who have lived here for a long time would argue the city has lost its edge in recent years. Across the city, at Instagrammable bars and Portland’s remaining few dives alike, debates that pit the old Portland against the new Portland rage on.  But if … Read more

Tips for Storing Camping Gear

Camping is about finding peace in the remote wilderness. It’s about the animalistic freedom of going without a shower for days on end. The taste of smoky campfire goodness that somehow makes an ordinary hot dog feel gourmet. And for the risk-tolerant, it’s the thrill of playing giardia roulette whenever your open mouth comes in … Read more

Home Renovation Storage Tips

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Rotting wood. Hideous linoleum. A hole in your roof. Ah yes, the joys of homeownership. Maybe you’re a first-time homeowner, and you’re just brimming with naive optimism about how much fun you’re going to have while renovating your new house. Perhaps you’ve been shacking up in the most expensive thing you’ve ever purchased for decades, … Read more

How to Summer Solstice Your Way: Tips for Every Kind of Person on the Longest Day of the Year

Summer solstice. Midsummer. Litha. The longest day of the year. The first day of summer goes by many names, with a history rooted in early hunter-gatherer societies that evolved through ancient civilizations to its present-day form. But you don’t care about that. You’re on a mission to make plans for how you’ll spend all 941 … Read more

Pack for College Before You Pack in the Summer Fun

Whether you’re leaving for college or coming back home for the summer, you probably have enough plans to avoid your parents without us reminding you. Before you pack your days full of making epic memories—like heading to some PNW festivals—you’ve unfortunately got to buckle down and literally pack some other things first. For those who … Read more