An oil train passing through Portland. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Beebe)

Jobs from oil train terminals? Three Northwest car guys know better

Big oil has set its sights on Vancouver, WA as the terminus of a rail route to transport millions of gallons of crude for export. Three car dealers say "no way!"
Apr 7, 2016
The Cascadian flag flies at a Cascadia Cup soccer game. (Photo by 104Muttons via Flickr)

Is Cascadia the new Québec?

Local activists hope their push for a strong regional identity leads to something more.
Feb 21, 2014
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Northwest expats in Thailand cheer Obama victory with locals

BANGKOK, Thailand–As the elections unfolded yesterday in the US, a small huddle of Americans glued their eyes to the CNN report, broadcasting the returns in a mostly empty bar here in Bangkok. The American-owned Roadhouse BBQ was one of only two bars in the city advertising an election watch. Yet in a city packed full […]
Nov 7, 2012
The iconic sign welcoming visitors to Portland. Globalist writer Simona Trakiyska explores this northwest city with a global perspective. (Photo by Sara Stogner)

Portland offers global flair in cheap weekend getaway

For those bitten by an international travel bug but stuck with a modest budget, a weekend trip to Portland could be the cure. Some may call it a city with a laid-back pace, but in reality Portland pushes its guests to be open to new adventures from savory Thai dishes to the Japanese Gardens. The […]
Sep 5, 2012