Jello Shots In Portland At Hell-O Jello

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Just because you’ve outgrown Flip Cup and Edward Forty Hands (you have, haven’t you?) doesn’t mean you have to step away from Jell-O shots. Lizzy Spanbauer opened her food cart, Hell-O Jello, this spring in Portland. The cart serves up the alcohol-filled treats with air—saucy names, silly flavors and all sorts of designs and toppings.

The 4th of July in Oregon: Green and Clean

The 4th of July in Oregon: Green and Clean

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America’s birthday done the Oregon way written by Isabel Max PRESERVATION OF OUR NATION’S SPIRIT is something on which Americans pride themselves. Preservation of our natural resources is something Oregonians hold dear. Making the 4th of July in Oregon a little more green has huge implications in sustainability. Use of eco-friendly products, healthier (and tastier) Oregon-made food and drink alternatives, and the addition of some new traditions can help keep the 4th of July spirit alive and sustainable for years to come. Here is a list of our favorite healthy and green tidbits and to-do’s. Happy birthday, America. LAWN GAMES The 4th of July is an excuse for adults to play lawn games. Take the opportunity! Set up a game of capture the – American – flag. Compete in a Ping Pong tournament. Divide into teams for a competitive BBQ cornhole round. Better yet, play a round of cornhole with a…

Independence, Oregon: A Small Town with Advancing Technology

Independence, Oregon: A Small Town with Advancing Technology

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How one small town is embracing tech written by Sheila G. Miller EVERY FOURTH OF JULY, as many as 25,000 people flock to the city of Independence, Oregon — population 9,666 — to celebrate the holiday with a multiday festival. “The town grinds to a halt,” said Shaun Irvine, the city’s economic development director. “Staffing is never quite enough. We needed a way to be more efficient.” This year, it would be different. Working with TeamDev, the city plans to create a virtual situation room to make the festival smarter. Irvine described it as, essentially, a map of the community with real-time updates—traffic incidents, police calls, live video streams, employees’ locations. Garbage can sensors can tell employees when it’s time to empty them. Employees will be able to monitor social media. “We’ll be able to know if someone’s in the park and tweets at a friend that the bathroom is…

Out on the Oregon (Tasting) Trail

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The trail’s influence on our state can be seen in the landscape, in the rugged commitment Oregonians show to forging new paths and seeing ideas to fruition. To celebrate the 175th anniversary of those who came before us, this year you can hike among the wagon wheel ruts and visit the interpretive centers. But you can also celebrate a new Oregon Trail––the Oregon Tasting Trail.

Beerlandia: Best Oregon Pubs To Enjoy A Pint

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These days, winsome Oregon pubs and breweries set a very high standard. The challenge, now, is determining where to nd the most memorable experiences. No doubt we’ve all had many good times with a great beer in our hand, and we have both our regular hangouts and our special reserve list of must-visit places we share with our friends. But if we were to play our highlight reel, which of these experiences bubble to the surface?