The Shakedown

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

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What's the Deal with Columbia Sportswear Magnate Gert Boyle?

We size up Oregon's "tough mother."

04/17/2017 By Marty Patail

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The Shakedown on Starbucks

Does the mermaid measure up?

02/20/2017 By Marty Patail

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It’s Portlandia’s Penultimate Season. We Shake It Down.

You ready, Fred and Carrie?

01/23/2017 By Marty Patail

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A Very Clear-Headed, Not-at-All-Cranky Appraisal of TriMet

See where this takes you.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

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2016: Sizing Up the Year That Can’t End Soon Enough

No, really. What was that?

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

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What’s the Deal with Kate Brown?

After lucking into the gig, Oregon’s governor runs for reals.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

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Le Duh, We’re Obsessed with La Croix

But why? We size up our flavored bubble-water fixation.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

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Should Portland Welcome the Southern Menace—a.k.a. Californians?

Welcome to Oregon. Please don’t stay. Or do?

08/15/2016 By Marty Patail

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Should Portland Bring Back Pro Baseball?

America’s pastime has been banished from the city since 2010.

07/12/2016 By Marty Patail

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What’s the Deal with Barefoot Running?

We’ve got the naked truth about a fitness subculture.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas