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Portland, Oregon: America’s Hot Spot, Or Wishful Thinking?

Inspired By Time

I'd ask for your number, but I didn't bring paper or pen or a pocket

(With history, it’s either hard or soft. Hard history comes with footnotes, citations, and references; soft is anecdotal word of mouth. Some go both ways.) 

Time Magazine ranks Portland #1 for less than meaningful relationships by researching okcupid.com.

And you thought the heat came from the number of Volcanoes In The City Limits 

Their investigative journalist looked at boxes checked for the sort of relationship okcupid members wanted, then cross-checked where the members lived.

Portland apparently leads the pack by more than a nose.

Before listing the Top Ten friendliest locations in America, let’s look at okcupid first.

When you land on the sign-up page you’ll learn that over 56,000 people are currently using the service, or “online now.”

The drop down menus are pre-filled for Gender, Orientation, and Status. With no corrections you are female, straight, and single. So far, so good?

Anyone wondering if okcupid is OK will see the blurbs from The Boston Globe – “The Google of online dating,” which means you’ll get 6,340,986 matches in 0.5 seconds?

About.com calls okcupid “The best free dating site.” You know you’ll get your money’s worth, and then some in Portland.

The Village Voice shows a certain hippness by calling okcupid “A favorite hangout for internet goers.” It makes you want to break out the beret, shades, and snap your fingers to show you’re cool. Internet Goers?

Time says, “Completely free.” The co-pay comes later at the itch clinic.

Boston didn’t land on the top ten, neither did New York, yet they still pump okcupid. Where’s the Oregonian and Willamette Week?

Here are the top ten cities in America for most promiscuous residents (MPR) according to the experts: Read the rest of this entry

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COACHING HISTORY

IT IS A TEAM EFFORT

Racing To Portland

Great coaches create history with their accomplishments.

Their teams ride into the sunset with the crowd cheering at their back.  Then the crowd looks for the next thing to cheer for.

If you’re a history fan, the Oregon Historical Society has much to cheer for, beginning with the Spring 2011 Historian.

From there, look at the formidable line-up assembled by Kerry Tymchuk, OHS Head Coach. Read the rest of this entry

SPORT CITY

Soccer Division

You know a sport has deep roots when one city carries an MLS team, a college national champion, and rec leagues full of anxious coaches.

Something big happens when ex-football players introduce their kids to athletics through soccer.

Roots are strong when pro players stay after their league folds, and stronger yet when they coach the University of Portland to the top spot.

Vision and planning help a sport blossom.

In the Oregon History Museum’s special greenhouse, Soccer City thrives.