Chug, chug, chug!

Zane Lamprey, the host of cheeky travel shows Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new show, called Chug. Whether you love travel, drinking or just good comedy, Chug is going to be a show you won’t want to miss.

The golden bicycle

Portland State just received the title of Gold Bicycle Friendly University from the League of American Bicyclists, a national advocacy group that promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. While Portland is frequently being celebrated as a leading bicycling city, it’s great for PSU to receive honors like these to help bring positive exposure as we all graduate into the workforce.

Arrested again

Finally, after nearly a decade of longing and a frustrating hiatus, Arrested Development is back—and will be aired in one fell swoop on Netflix.

Silly, silly people

Most Portlanders would agree that our city is odder than most. We have strange habits and weird morals that, to the rest of the country, probably make us seem a bit off.

Library on wheels

Remember way back in the day when the bookmobile would come to town? You’d step inside a little van and find a miniature library right at your fingertips, with colorful picture books, chunky VHS tapes and even games to play with.

Not so Real World: Portland

Last November, back when the 28th season of MTV’s The Real World had just finished filming, I wrote an irascible article centered on how all the cameras were getting in the way of one of my usual haunts, Pizza Schmizza Pub and Grub.

Healthy eaters suck

There’s an unglamorous sentiment going around that nobody wants to talk about but that many of us closet cake-eaters are feeling: We hate being told to eat healthy. Yes, that’s right. I’m unabashedly going to say that I don’t want to eat better. I want to eat doughnuts covered in sprinkles; I want to devour bacon and too much cheese; and I want to enjoy chocolate chip cookie dough by the spoonful.

De-boning KFC

The millennials have done it again with our brazen self-entitlement and lazy attitudes. KFC is now officially pushing Original Recipe Boneless chicken, a new product line of white and—wait for it—dark meat chunks.

Measuring our success

Portlanders generally have a pretty clear idea of what their city is all about. We tend to think of our fair metropolis as an eco-friendly utopia filled with a variety of poor dressers, umbrella haters and the food cart fixated.

Sunshine and the great outdoors

Now that the sun seems to be sluggishly making appearances around campus again, there’s no excuse for all the ghostly pale, vitamin-D-deprived Portland State students to not get outside. Luckily for Portlanders, there are quite a few amazing options available that are scenic, inexpensive and close enough to take advantage of after classes.

College: a bad investment?

As a child, I grew up believing in a beautiful country of opportunity and promise, a nation of unequaled vision that urged its citizens to reach for their dreams and then gave them the resources to achieve nearly anything. I was taught that anyone who’s anyone had to go to college and that, in order to succeed, investing in my future was worth a little bit of debt.