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What's the Deal with Thanksgiving?

We size up the annual family feast.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal with Knute Buehler?

We size up the Republican challenger in the Oregon governor's race.

09/11/2018 By Marty Patail

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Portland's Music Scene Has All the Fans. But Is It ... Good?

What’s all this racket?

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

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What's the Deal with Portland Locals?

We've got some thoughts and feelings.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

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Is the Oregon Coast Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

We size up our beachfront property.

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

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Hiking Happens in Oregon. Should It?

We size up hitting the trail.

06/19/2018 By Marty Patail

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Ugh. It's Tourist Season in Portland.

Let's size up these annual summer invaders.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

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Ermahgerd, It's Prom Season!!!

We size up everyone's favorite teenage rite of passage.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

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The Joys and Woes of Buying a House in Portland

Is homeownership all it's cracked up to be?

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

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College Hoops Is Madness. What's the Deal?

Pro: only chance most Portlanders will get to root for anything Kentucky does.

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

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America: At This Point, Is It Time to Let Go?

We size up the big kahuna.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

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Exercise: Is This All Really Worth It?

Sizing up getting sweaty.

12/28/2017 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal, Santa?

We size up jolly old St. Nick.

11/20/2017 By Marty Patail

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Dennis Richardson Is Oregon’s Most Powerful Republican. What’s His Deal?

We size up the super-dad Secretary of State.

10/16/2017 By Marty Patail

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Is Halloween Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Who's scared now?

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal with Portland Public Schools?

We size up our local educational overlords.

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

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Is Camping Really So Great? The Pros and Cons

We stake out Oregon's favorite summer activity.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

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You Just Moved Here. So What Gives, Portland?

We subject the Rose City to a sniff test.

06/30/2017 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal with Portland Summer?

Serving up hot takes on our city's greatest season.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal with the Rose Festival?

Sizing up our annual civic celebration, 110 years old this month

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail