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6 Stunning Swimming Holes Near Portland

Given Portland's rainy reputation, you might assume that swimming is to Oregon as skiing is to, say…Florida. And for much of the year, you wouldn’t …

Honky Tonk Taco Opens on SE Division Monday, Menu Revealed

Taking over the venue formerly <b>Andy Ricker</b>'s Sen Yai, Honky Tonk Taco will open Monday at 11 a.m. at 3384 SE Division St., reports <i>The O</i>. The hotly anticipated 130-seat restaurant—replete with huge patio—comes from restaurateur Nate Tilden, the man behind such hotspots as Olympia Provisions, Clyde …

Mexico

Death Valley's Rare 'Super Bloom' Covers Desert With Beautiful Flowers

California's Death Valley National Park is so named because it's the driest, hottest place in North America. But the normally arid site is suddenly awash in bright yellow, pink, and purple blooms thanks to El Niño, which brought unusually plentiful rains in the fall. The result is a …

Pick 6: Bringing Oregon Home

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>I grew up near Portland, Oregon: ripping my jeans on the blackberry bushes that threatened to take over our backyard, heading to the coast to fish for Dungeness crabs, drinking my first espresso at a shop where every …

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.<p>From tales of murder to bathrooms to the site …

Macy's announces layoffs, lists 36 store closures

The retailer announced Wednesday the locations of 36 stores closing across the U.S. See the list below.<p>Capping a disappointing holiday season, Macy's (M) will eliminate more than 4,500 positions as part of a restructuring plan to turn around the department store's slumping sales, the company said …

Hudson Valley

See some of the world’s most breathtaking drone photography in 2015

Smartphone cameras opened the art of photography to basically everyone, and now, camera-equipped drones offer access to vertiginous new perspectives, from skyscrapers poking through clouds to vast fields laid out like a carpet.<p>On social media site Dronestagram, you can share those shots and see how …

Photography

Oregon, From Coast To Toast

Exploring My Top Three Enchanting Oregon Getaways<p>One of the greatest aspects of living in Northern California is the number of relaxing escapes just a short drive or flight away. Recently craving beautiful changing leaves, mountainous wine country, and small town quaintness, I headed just north of …

The 2015 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for your little nerds and nerdettes

My 8 year old (recently 7, they grow so fast) asked recently, "are we nerds yet?" Being a nerd doesn't have the negative stigma it once did. A nerd …

Raspberry Pi

Oregon ski areas look forward to early start to winter

After back-to-back winters that severely went lacking in the snow department, a good start this time should bring enthusiasm back to the slopes. …

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Best Fall Hikes Near Portland

Fall is a beautiful time in Portland, and you should definitely get out and see some of the amazing fall colors in the area. Nature adds orange, red, …

Hiking

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal

<b>Updated at 10:52 a.m.</b><p>When it comes to eating well, should we consider the health of both our bodies <i>and</i> the planet?<p>Earlier this year, as we reported, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that a diet rich in plant-based foods promotes good health — and is also more environmentally …

Fast-tracked skin cancer drug pembrolizumab gets approval

<b>A new drug for advanced skin cancer should be made available on the NHS in England, experts recommend.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says pembrolizumab is cost-effective to use in patients who have already tried and not benefited from another drug called …

Hazardous haze chokes Southeast Asia

Indonesia's disaster chief has rejected criticism his country is not doing enough to fight forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in smog.<p>Indonesia has come under growing pressure from its neighbours in recent weeks as thick smoke from fires on Sumatra and the Indonesian part of Borneo have sent …

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