Willamette Week Willamette Week Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on G+ Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Share on WhatsApp Share on SMS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Whatsapp Share on Tumblr Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Share on Pinterest By Matt Stangel | Published October 2, 2017 Before Portland had bougie weed shops furnished by Design Within Reach, budtenders with man buns, and poly-hybrid designer cultivars called King Louis XIII, we had great weed. Strains like Blueberry, Space Queen and Dogshit are part of our cultural heritage. These cultivars were grown in attics and basements on suburban cul-de-sacs, and guerrilla style on government land. They were revered for their idiosyncratic highs and distinctive flavors. Since full legalization, many of these strains have become … [Read more...] about The Story of Portland Cannabis As Told Through the Iconic Cultivars of the Pacific Northwest
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By Maria Anglin Published 12:00 am CDT, Saturday, August 11, 2018 Photo: JOSHUA TRUJILLO /SEATTLEPI.COM Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Buy photo An orca surfaces in 2014 as J-pod, K-pod and L-pod packs swim in Puget Sound along the Seattle waterfront. The J Pod is under severe stress, according to recent reports. An orca surfaces in 2014 as J-pod, K-pod and L-pod packs swim in Puget Sound along the Seattle waterfront. The J Pod is under severe stress, according to recent reports. Photo: JOSHUA TRUJILLO /SEATTLEPI.COM Buy this photo The J Pod Orcas in the Pacific Northwest — and SeaWorld 1 / 1 Back to Gallery San Antonio is about three hours away from the nearest beach, but a lot of visitors from all over Texas come here to see the killer whales. Since SeaWorld brought them here in 1988, orcas … [Read more...] about The J Pod Orcas in the Pacific Northwest — and SeaWorld
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJim Robbins July 9, 2018 SEATTLE — For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest. Normally four or five calves would be born each year among this fairly unique urban population of whales — pods named J, K and L. But most recently, the number of orcas here has dwindled to just 75, a 30-year-low in what seems to be an inexorable, perplexing decline. Listed as endangered since 2005, the orcas are essentially starving, as their primary prey, the Chinook, or king salmon, are dying off. Just last month, another one of the Southern Resident killer whales — one nicknamed “Crewser” that hadn’t been seen since last November — was presumed dead by the Center … [Read more...] about Orcas of the Pacific Northwest Are Starving and Disappearing
The Pacific Northwest Trail is meant to showcase pristine wilderness, but the portion that passes through Skagit County isn’t living up to the rugged nature of the majority of the trail’s 1,200 miles. Hikers who walk the length of the trail spend months climbing mountains, scrambling over brush and dodging high tides along the coast as they make their way through Montana, Idaho and Washington. On a majority of the trail in Skagit County, however, they find themselves walking along many miles of roadways. For Pacific Northwest Trail Association Executive Director Jeff Kish, the wild parts of the trail are alluring, offering an experience that’s hard for hikers, including him, to pass up. “On a map I saw the line of where the trail went and I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place,” said Kish, who was living in Portland when he decided to hike the trail. He is one of about 300 hikers who have completed the trek between Glacier National Park in Montana … [Read more...] about Work being done to perfect the Pacific Northwest Trail
Posted May 25, 2016 at 10:15 AM | Updated October 13, 2016 at 09:33 AM Pacific_poison_oak_(Toxicodendron_diversilobum)_(5798481272).jpg Wikimedia Commons Poisonous plants -- and their twins Test your knowledge of the Pacific Northwest's most notorious flora, intermixed in this quiz with photos of their harmless lookalikes. Can you tell them apart? Let's find out now, before you learn the hard way. --Jamie Hale | [email protected] poison oak.jpg Wikimedia Commons 1. Poisonous? Not Poisonous? Poison oak 2.JPG Terry Richard | The Oregonian/OregonLive POISONOUS Name: Poison OakScientific Name: Toxicodendron diversilobum Contact with poison oak results in painful rashes that can last for days. Plants can grow up to eight feet tall, but are usually small. The best identifier is the grouping of leaves into threes – as the old adage says: leaves of three, let it be... wild mint.jpeg Wikimedia Commons 2. Poisonous? Not Poisonous? Wild Mint 2.JPG … [Read more...] about Can you identify the poisonous plants of the Pacific Northwest?