When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to move to the state until 1926. Oregon’s founding is part of the forgotten history of racism in the…
A teenager peed into one of Portland, Oregon's drinking water reservoirs – a 38-million gallon repository of good, potable H2O – and now the city intends to drain it. This is a very, very dumb idea.
What does Darth Vader do on his days off? In this video, he enjoys a pleasant one-wheeled cycle through the streets of Portland (of course) while providing his own Imperial March theme music (after an extended bout of the Star Wars main theme). So which is more difficult, riding a unicycle with a bagpipe in your…
If I happened to be an adolescent Oregonian, my head would be exploding right now. For Summer 2012, Dark Horse Comics and Mike Mignola have collaborated with a wilderness training organization to offer a Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense camp for kids 9-17.
Even if you've been to the Catacombs of Paris or have gone spelunking in Brooklyn's abandoned subway lines, there's still a wealth of underground places to be explored. Here are some of the world's less welcoming manmade tunnels and grottos.
Heads up to West Coast io9ers — a Lovecraft-themed gathering will be going down in Portland this weekend. The list of events includes screenings of eldritch cinema and literature, an appearance from Stuart Gordon, and other sundry mind-bending activities.