Category Archives: 2015 July

Tom’s Tidbits- Green Job Creation

Greetings! Yesterday was a good day for Oregon because a completely useless and damaging law was changed.  While I won’t be rushing out to exercise this new found freedom, I’m happy for other reasons.  The idea that a plant that … Continue reading

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July Two-fer from Keith Tucker

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The Devil in all of us?  The Stanford Prison Experiment

The deluge of videos showing cops gone wild continues unabated.  Many factors contribute to this horrific situation.  Racism is an undeniable part, but so are the militarization of our police forces, abusive court fines, and even outright systemic corruption.  Most … Continue reading

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FREE Sellwood Park Concerts- Relax and enjoy Oregon’s beauty

Is it the heat? No.  Is it the kids home from school? No.  Is it the big road trip back East?  No.  How do you know it’s REALLY summer?  For us, it’s the beginning of the free Sellwood Park Concert … Continue reading

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Repair or rent for summer travel? How to pick the right wheels for road trips

Don’t learn from your mistakes… it’s less painful to learn from other people’s mistakes!  Summer road trips offer plenty of these teachable moments, and over the years we’ve seen many people learn the painful way.  When planning to take the … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Billy Joel’s Grilled Tuna & Marinated Cucumber Salad

This month’s recipe comes with a little story… you know Drew as our Service Advisor and in-house chef, but he had a life before that.  Back in the day, Drew was a drummer with several local bands as well as … Continue reading

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Shop Talk for July- Thanks for voting!

Thank You For Your Support! Voting ended on Wednesday for the 2015 Willamette Week “Best of Portland” issue, and thank you to everyone who voted for us as Portland’s Best Auto Repair!  We know we moved from the top 5 … Continue reading

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Health Notes-  Natural vs. Artificial Flavors

Of course you’ve seen the labels that tell you your snacks have “natural and artificial flavors”.  What’s the difference?  Is one better or worse for you than the other? As more Americans become conscious of their food choices, producers are … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Which Portland bridges are earthquake-rated?

As the summer heats up, the Sellwood Bridge construction is continuing quietly and sweatily along.  The existing bridge is open and flowing freely, while traffic may be moving on the NEW bridge as early as this year with the project … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Big Weed” by Christian Hageseth

With marijuana now legal in Oregon, we’re seeing the beginnings of a whole new industry taking shape.  New players are entering the market and defining the rules of that market (with the loving oversight of the OLCC) as they go … Continue reading

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