Portland

1:17am

Wed May 30, 2012
Architecture

Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 3:17 am

The architecture firm HyBrid, which specializes in designing buildings from recycled shipping containers, created this solar-powered house for Sunset Magazine.
Amy Eastwood

When it comes to architecture, sustainability and affordability can mean many things: Salvaged wood becomes new flooring, old newspapers are shredded into insulation.

But a few architects are taking green building one step further: creating entire homes and businesses out of discarded shipping containers — an approach some have dubbed "cargotecture."

Approximately a quarter-million shipping containers pass through Oregon's Port of Portland each year. These are big boxes — 40 feet long and weighing thousands of pounds.

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12:14pm

Thu May 3, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Lioness Tries To 'Eat' Baby Dressed In Zebra Hoodie

Originally published on Thu May 3, 2012 12:21 pm

A lioness tries to "eat" a baby.
YouTube

Maybe she thought the baby — dressed in a black-and-white, stripped hoodie — was a small zebra and an easy snack. In any case, this video showing a lioness going after a baby through a glass has been making the rounds today, so we thought we'd share it:

Here's how the person who uploaded on YouTube described it:

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5:04am

Thu April 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Is Nakedness Protected Political Speech?

John Brennan of Portland, Ore., was going through airport security when he was pulled aside for a closer look. So he removed all of his clothes, saying it was an act of protest. Facing charges, Brennan argues he was "nude but not lewd."

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2:11pm

Fri March 16, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Natives Shed Light On Portland

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:32 am

Typhoon is an up-and-coming Portland collective known for its particular orchestration.
Courtesy of the artist

This World Cafe segment completes our Sense of Place Portland series, and the focus is on what Portland, Ore. — a city brimming with culture, coffee and bands — has been like for the musicians who settle there.

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1:52pm

Thu March 15, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: The Charms Of Portland

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:33 am

David Dye and Tucker Martine.
WXPN

Who better to introduce the true sound of Portland, Ore. than the man behind many of its best musical acts?

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