By Raina Harwood for Portland Monthly Nothing can calm the mind or make you feel one with the earth like the sheer power of a waterfall, that avalanche of water rushing over rock and plunging into a pool below. Oregon’s many cascades can punctuate a hike, provide a backdrop for a picnic, or soundtrack a picturesque hammock nap with their endless white noise. While some favorites are still inaccessible due to road and trail damage from last year’s wildfires (the entire S
Oregon set one of the country's most ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector. HB 2021 passed the State Legislature a couple of weeks ago, and aims to largely eliminate carbon emissions from the grid by 2040. 100% Clean was a top priority for Oregon Environmental Council, who expressed their excitement that Oregon will be on track for the fastest transition to clean energy in the county. “Congratulations to OEC, along with its par
From Daisuke Wakabayashi at The New York Times MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google’s first office was a cluttered Silicon Valley garage crammed with desks resting on sawhorses.
In 2003, five years after its founding, the company moved into a sprawling campus called the Googleplex. The airy, open offices and whimsical common spaces set a standard for what an innovative workplace was supposed to look like. Over the years, the amenities piled up. The food was free, and so were bu