Thursday, November 23, 2017

Life Boat

One of our staff describes her recent trip to the Seattle area. Check it! surrealportland — WordPress. It has been my unspoken–now written–commitment to see as much of the rest of the U.S. before I leave it, (If this is news to you, please message me personally for more information.) especially the Northwest with all […]

Guerillas for the Earth

  Anything is possible on Hawthorne Blvd. including the “guerilla happening” that descended on the hostel yesterday. Women with long flowing skirts and feathers and flowers in their hair belly danced on our front porch, punctuating the air with their intermittent ululations as their tribal band played their rhythmic sounds that could be heard at […]

Jamaica Inn

Did you know that Bob Marley’s band, the Wailers, was in town last week? Read one of our staff’s reposted blog posts to see how things went down in Jamaica Inn–surrealportland. This past week was surreal to say the least. I got to relive history and participate in an event never to be had again: […]

Travel through International Women’s Day

  “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.” — Virginia Woolf   I spent Saturday doing my typical routine: working and sleeping. So I’m a little late on International Women’s Day, but I didn’t want […]

Bus = Democracy???

I stumbled across this post from one of my favorite blogs, Invisible Children, and thought it’s a perfect fit with Portland’s bus sustainability innovation. Former mayor of  Bogotá, Colombia, Enrique Peñalosa, gave a TED talk about how sustainability and mobility are linked: An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where […]