INDUSTRY

A tricked-out, Portland-designed cooler raised millions on Kickstarter, prompting imitators to add margarita blenders to their crochet art and demo CDs.

BROMOPHOBIA

Enraged “bronies” stampeded the Portland Mercury’s comment section to protest a story that suggested that men who obsess over My Little Pony may, in fact, be a little weird. 

TRAGEDY

A Humpty Dumpty statue that fell off a wall at Oregon’s Enchanted Forest theme park (and could not be put together again) put London Bridge and the Three Blind Mice on notice. 

#GREATNAMASTE

A yoga session at Pioneer Courthouse Square may have broken the world record for largest yoga chain, but barely challenged the usual daily total of zoned-out people lying there.  

 

SCIENCE

The Ninkasi SpaceProgram sent the ashes of Portland beer-culture icon Don Younger into suborbital space, pushing the parameters of how far gone you can get on microbrew. 

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