Nice overview in alternative newspaper Willamette Week of how marijuana is getting more and more mainstream in oh-so-green Oregon.
(Thanks to Jack Bogdanski for cluing me in to the stories via a blog post, since it's tough to find copies of WW down here in not-cool Salem.)
I found "You're Not High in Portland Until... 28 things to do when stoned in Stumptown" particularly entertaining.
Someday I hope the reporter will write a similar piece about Salem. Likely it wouldn't take too long. If he or she gets to 3 things to do, I'd be amazed.
Ride Riverfront Carousel... stare at Golden Man on top of capitol building... geez, I can't even get to three.
Being married to a dog-crazed woman, I took special note of one of Portland's 28:
Do happy hour at Sniff Dog Hotel... Sip a coffee and watch a bunch of dogs go insane in the next room. Wouldn’t it be weird if instead of shaking hands, we sniffed each other’s butts?
Excellent idea. The happy hour, I mostly mean. The Sniff Dog Hotel does indeed have a happy hour at its cafe from 5 to 7 pm, Monday-Saturday.
It all goes down Mon-Sat from 5-7pm. Come in and relax while your dog plays in our indoor park for free.
To insure doggie harmony, canine guests enjoying happy hour in the dog park will need to pass a brief temperament evaluation and be current on vaccinations prior to playtime.
Please call ahead to schedule a temperament test 503-208-2366 — think of it as a simple “meet and greet”.
Let your dog run freely in our indoor 2000 sq. ft park
Watch the game or other events on our flat screen TV's
Enjoy outdoor seating with your dog, weather permitting of course
Rent out the cafe for a special event, call 503-208-2366 for details
Sounds great. We don't have anything like that in Salem.
Well, that's not quite true. We do have a place where people can watch domesticated mammals running around crazily, vocalizing loudly for little or no reason, engaging in energetic nonsensical activities that have no discernable purpose.
It's called the Oregon legislature.