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Portland   Explore!  Portland
...your neighborhood
...your city 
and beyond...
A Web site to facilitate
the exploration of greater Portland, Oregon...

    ...its parks, its neighborhoods, its community activities...
It's a resource for active participants in the community. 
         ...Please help us add to this resource
...       ...and notify us of any errors you discover

Accurate Maps
exploring a city
For the west side of Portland:  no "paper" streets; no missing streets: stairs & trails (all the routes)
Creative Cartography
Click on a map to go the the Web site. Make a web site for YOUR neighborhood
Preparedness Issues
Responding to trouble as a community
using the Internet
Make a web site for YOUR neighborhood
OHSU Public Lectures
substantive learning about health
Avoid unsupported information; learn from those in the know.
Map of OHSU
the whole person
Lectures from OHSU that integrate the whole person: physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual health--plus the healing power of exercise.
Fit or fat?The Healing Power of Exercise
Walk Routes Project
enjoying a great city
Build up a collection of great walks.  Learn more about Portland.
Forest Park -- World class urban hiking and running
Bike Routes
traveling in a great city
Portland is widely known as the country's most bike-friendly city.
hard volunteer work for health and community
New, needed trails that provided needed connections.  Plus the SW Walking Map
Volunteer exercise is good for your health AND your community.
Portland Parks
treasures for the active hunting
Do the year-2000 Parks Scavenger Hunt.  Learn about the Eastbank Esplanade.
GHOST SHIP -- in an urban park where water meets land
Portland City Wide Parks Team
participation in important issues
Bringing together many special focus groups and individuals, such as Neighborhood Association and district/coalition parks committees, "Friends of..." organizations, businesses, and so on...
Go on a Scavenger Hunt to discover Portland's parks!
Neighborhood Emergency Teams
raising our level of competence
Valuable training by the Fire Bureau:  be better prepared for fire, medical emergency, rescue, organizing volunteers, record-keeping,... much more.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE: for when disaster strikes
Neighborhood Watches
raising our level of awareness
Organizing the neighborhood into an alert, aware community that knows what to do when trouble threatens.
Current Events
Neighbor Nite Out Picnics
parties for community policing
Having a good time with the community.
Meet your neighbors.
A Step toward understanding science
vigorous, enjoyable exercise for the brain
Having fun acquiring powerful skills and perhaps helping make Portland a "City With Science."
Three secrets. Everybody must learn them.  Few do.

Organize activities for wellness.
Responsibility for one's health

The three years of monthly "Odd Things About Portland" are now located HERE.

August 1, 2006
Six Keys to avoiding mistakes

August 22, 2006

See Glen Canyon before Lake Powell.  Spectacular!  Historic.
Da Vinci Days
Supplemental pages for 2006

NEWS ITEM   April 20, 2006

"Yahoo and Microsoft don't really have the technology to go up against Google...  They're going to have a hard time catching up.  Google has just too many smart people working too hard on this.  They are an enormous innovation engine."
Nightly Business Report, April 20, 2006

Look here to see how Google really understands real understanding, the thinking that is the power behind effective decisions--behind science, too.  What's more,  understanding has power everyone, every city, can benefit from.  Benefits will come to those who take this seriously.

Watch here for...  ??

Some Secrets of Science...
Have you ever met
a person from Porlock
obstructing public understanding
of science?
Portland has potential. The world looks to Portland for progressive trends, meaning progress in things that really count.  The Portland area has attracted Intel, Tektronics, Linus Torvalds of Linux fame, and a lot of the other computer revolution's progress-pushing industries. It is human intellect that drives such progress, and colleges and universities pepper the landscape around Portland.  Reed College ranked at the very top of WICHE's* ranking of colleges and universities by intellectual disposition, and Portland's symphony orchestra is world-renowned.   Art galleries abound, too.

Modern hi-tech industry is looking for scientific literacy.Let's look again at the potential for progress toward scientific literacy in Portland.  Our "Silicon Forest" needs a lot of mathematical elves, eccentrically inventive leprechauns, trolls that prevent bridges to the future from being built into dangerously destructive terrain, and blithe spirits that live in, and effectively interact with,  that wispy and magical world of scientific and mathematical abstraction.  Let us create a fertile Forest to house such creatures.  Let us, ourselves, become such beings, to the extent that we can.

What is . . . ??

...the difference between science and pseudoscience?
...the "magic" of science?
...the almost invisible (to human perceptions) terrain of science?
...the multidimensional map to getting there?
*Western Interetate Commission on Higher Education

A new  forum for information-sharing, education, and networking among people working and volunteering to make Portland's parks even better than they are today. 

Join in the discussions.
Portland City Wide Parks Team

Click on the pics:
Phantograms look REAL!!
BULLETIN: Phantograms are among the most stunning of visual effects.  See them at  Portland's 3D Center. 

July 18-20, 2003
The String Thing -- It does nothing you expect it to do.
Da Vinci Days, 2005
Da Vinci Days, 2004
Da Vinci Days, 2003
 Check out some secrets of science



A Little Science Project

dedicated  to the exploration of that science and math
we learned 
but never could use 
for anything.
Explore   the   Physicists' Domain
Delving into the Unknown,


Research indicates that we should keep our minds active for optimum health, especially as we get older.  It really pays to strain our minds with heavy mental weight lifting.
Look again!
What better way to keep mentally active than to work toward that understanding of elementary math and science which eludes so many learners...at first?
...or start looking here...

Science happens . . . when it's students become mathematicians and magicians.
Pseudoscience happens . . .  when they do not.

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