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Last Blockbuster Video store to be rented on Airbnb for $4/night

Bend, Oregon is home to the last Blockbuster Video store on the planet. Well, now it's been set up as an nineties-themed Airbnb rental. In September, for three one-night sleepovers, the room will be available for $4/night. Don't pull out your acid-washed jeans just yet though, this ...

There are huge polka dots all over Portland’s Pioneer Square

Portland's Pioneer Square is now covered in giant vinyl polka dots, thanks to my pal Bill Will. The large-scale installation is titled "Polka Dot Courthouse Square" and encourages safe distancing while gathering in the square, aka "Portland's living room."

Polka Dot Courthouse Square is a series of colorful, ...

Exploding Whale Memorial Park opens near site where that beached whale was blown up in 1970

The story is legendary. Nearly 50 years ago, a whale beached itself on the shores near Florence, Oregon. Its carcass was "dealt with" with dynamite by city officials, causing the blubber to fly! Now, the coastal city has opened the Exploding Whale Memorial Park to commemorate the ...

A sober look at kratom, a psychoactive plant that has many claimed benefits, and has also inspired a moral panic

Kratom (previously) is a plant that grows wild in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, and is a relative of the coffee plant. For centuries, people have chewed or ***** teas brewed from its leaves for a mildly euphoric effect, and recently, the plant has come to the US, prompting many stories ...

Three women independently accuse Gordon Sondland of repeated acts of highly similar ****** misconduct

Three separate, named women have independently accused Trump's EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland of repeated acts of ****** misconduct while he was in a position of physical, financial and professional power over them. Sondland denies the accusations.

The three women's stories were jointly reported by Propublica and Portland Monthly, and one of the accusers is Portland Monthly ...

Corporate, public investments spur interest in Pacific Northwest startups

Why are businesses and government organizations investing so much into the the ***** of land down the West Coast from Vancouver, Canada to Portland, Oregon? ...

Patch Homes locks in $5m Series A to give homeowners financial freedom without debt

Homeownership has long been touted as the American dream. But rising rates of mortgage debt, student loan debt, or otherwise are making the pursuit of homeownership a nightmare. Debt burdened individuals or those with inconsistent or tight cash flow can not only struggle to get credit loan approval when buying a home but also struggle ...

How US national security agencies hold the internet hostage

Team Telecom, a shadowy US national security unit tasked with protecting America’s telecommunications systems, is delaying plans by Google, Facebook and other tech companies for the next generation of international fiber optic cables. Team Telecom is comprised of representatives from the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice (including the FBI), who assess foreign investments ...

In a bid to avoid climate vote, Oregon Republican Senators cross state lines, go into hiding, threaten to ****** cops, as white nationalist paramilitaries pledge armed support

Oregon's legislature is about to vote on a piece of climate change cap-and-trade legislation that the Democratic majority are likely to win, so to avoid the vote, 12 Oregon state senators have gone into hiding, thus depriving the senate of the necessary quorum.

Under state law, the governor -- also a Democrat -- is entitled to ...

Sextech company scorned by CES scores $2M and an apology

Months after revoking its award, the CTA has decided to re-award Lora DiCarlo the same day it planned to announce a $2 million funding. ...