Category Archives: 2013 March

FREE Solar Power- How to put a solar energy system on your house… for free!

Have you considered solar energy for your home or business?  If a company’s given you an estimate for solar then you may have had a common experience for solar enthusiasts… sticker shock.  One of the main things slowing the spread … Continue reading

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Automotive Amnesty- Get a 15% break on those services you’ve been putting off

Every so often, we try to do something to help our clients with the high cost of keeping their vehicles up to snuff.  If you’ve had a list of repair recommendations that’s been stacking up on your vehicle then you’ll … Continue reading

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Save Green By Driving Green- Save 10% on labor charges… oh, and save the planet too.

Many of our clients don’t know about one of our shop’s proudest accomplishments, a partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation to offset the carbon production of our client’s vehicles.   Since we started our Carbon Neutral Program (CNP) in 2007,  members have … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Asian-style Peanut Noodles

Last month Drew doused us in the gooey cheese of Switzerland with his Classic Cheese Fondue recipe.  This month it’s off to sample the opulent offerings of the Orient with his Asian-style Peanut Noodles! Ingredients 1/2 cup chicken broth 1-1/2 … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Your oil level is YOUR responsibility!

We’ve had some clients return for their 4000 or 6000 mile Minor Interval Service with little or no oil registering on their dipsticks.  You may be able to put off doing some other basic maintenance, but nothing causes catastrophic engine … Continue reading

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Health Notes- What’s good for GM may not be good for you

Genetically Modified (GM) foods aren’t popular in Europe, where bans and restrictions are common.  Here in the US, we can’t even get legislation through that requires companies to tell us when our food contains GM components.  Legislation or not, it’s … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- An explosive Bridge Update!

Now that the big Shoo-Fly move is history, construction on the new bridge is settling down to a normal routine.  We expected this month’s Update would be pretty quiet until we heard about the next step on the West side … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Kids For Cash” by William Ecenbarger

Our “News To Make You Furious” column this month brought you stories about For-Profit Prisons, and the centerpiece example of the problem was the “Kids For Cash” scandal in Pennsylvania.  We gave you a couple links to follow, but as … Continue reading

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Humorousness- 30 glimpses of the real Portland

Last month’s “Humorousness” brought you jokes about Oregonians.  This month we’ll hit even closer to home with BuzzFeed’s list of the “30 most Portland things that have ever happened in Portland”.  You can probably see even stranger things by just … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Death from above… Drones are here to stay.

Greetings! Drones are the latest profit driven tool of the military/industrial/congressional complex.  In some ways it’s surprising that it’s taken so long for drone technology to advance- we’ve had remote control hobby planes for decades; putting cameras and laser guided … Continue reading

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