The Future of Urban Goods Delivery: Drones and Depots

Online shopping has changed the way we get what we want, but soon online and app-based Urban Goods Delivery services will also change how what we want is brought to our doorstep. Urban Goods Delivery (UGD) describes the industry that brings all sorts of goods- from pizza to furniture- to your doorstep. Historically this industry … More The Future of Urban Goods Delivery: Drones and Depots

A Brief History of Portland’s Transportation System Plan

(Photo by Henry Miller) Like many of America’s cites, Portland is built on a strategic joint between two geographic features. As Manhattan binds the Hudson to the Atlantic, Portland joins the rich soil of the Willamette Valley to the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean beyond. While New York built the Erie Canal to remain … More A Brief History of Portland’s Transportation System Plan

Esperanza Spalding Shows Portland’s Aristocracy The Faces Of The American Dream

We are all entertainer/pundits with social responsibility now, Portland’s Jazz Prodigy is no exception. “It’s Esmerelda Spudding”, says Esperanza Spalding to the snappily dressed nonagenarian shuffling forward for a picture with Portland’s biggest name in Jazz since Pink Martini. It seems likely that the two-time Grammy winner knew that her joke would go over the … More Esperanza Spalding Shows Portland’s Aristocracy The Faces Of The American Dream

Portland’s Alt-Right vs. Antifa Protest: Mainly trolls, hints of a violent future and reminders of a racist past

In the middle of one of Portland’s first beautiful Sunday afternoons in 2017, a middle-aged couple crosses downtown’s SW 3rd Avenue holding hands. “Yeah, get back on your side,” shouts a man dressed in black. He is immediately seconded by someone next to him, and then another, and another. “Are you kidding me? We are … More Portland’s Alt-Right vs. Antifa Protest: Mainly trolls, hints of a violent future and reminders of a racist past

The Mass Murder That Hits Every American Nerve

Forty-nine people have died and 53 more are wounded following the largest mass shooting in modern American history, which happened Sunday morning between 2-5AM EST. The shooting took place at a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The suspected shooter is Omar Mateen, an American citizen who was shot and killed in a SWAT assault after … More The Mass Murder That Hits Every American Nerve