Pacific Northwest

Cute and cuddly but so powerful and fast.

Really awesome to see one live and up close, just not too close! 😉  Just sayin…

A photo of a mother grizzly bear walking with her cubs alongside a river in Yellowstone National Park

A grizzly bear and her cubs stop at a river in Yellowstone National Park.

Should Grizzlies Be Restored to the North Cascades?

The awe-inspiring bears are almost extinct in Washington State, but the government is now studying whether they should be brought back.


The most clever have figured out how to get their coffee delivered to their bed.

Portlanders Like Their Coffee Almost As Much As They Like To Sleep

OPB | Oct. 21, 2014 9:58 a.m. | Portland

Portland is known for great coffee, but new data shows that we like our beds a little more than our daily cup of joe.

According to data collected by the alarm clock app, Sleep Cycle, Portlanders spend the most amount of time in bed when compared to other major U.S. cities.

On average, Rose City residents are getting about seven hours and nine minutes of shut eye each night — that’s nearly a half hour longer than Miamians, who get the least amount of sleep.

Our northern neighbors in Seattle come in at No. 4, getting about five minutes less sleep than Portland.

But all that sleep isn’t enough to curb our coffee addictions. Sleep Cycle found that Portland is also No. 2 in coffee consumption nationwide, behind Boston. We’re trailed by other fast-paced metros like Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York, and we’re the only Northwest city in the ranking.

Okay, Seattle behind Boston on the list leaves certain Northwest residents questioning the credibility of the data.

Just sayin’