How Apartment Hunting Is Different From Shoes Shopping

What becomes immediately obvious, when you start apartment hunting, is that there are no apartments.

Food Cart Entrepreneurs, Maple Syrup Mafias, & More

“In my first two years of the food cart, people said that I’d reached the American dream. But I didn’t know what that was so I Googled it.”

“Just Quit”: How To Retire Early & What To Do Then

Americans’ biggest expenses are the ones to cut back on: housing, transportation, and food.

Mother’s Day Chat: Is This Holiday Weird Or The Weirdest?

I think Mother’s Day is *weird* and I don’t know how to celebrate it except as a daughter.

“Come On, Move In! It’ll Take You 5 Minutes!”

Choice quote: “This is a bathroom and a home office.” Very efficient.

Best Possible Use of a Vacant Lot?

Talking to a Millennial Homeowner

My friend Mo Hayes and her husband Jeff fall into this dual category of Millennials and homeowners. In fact, the two of them bought their home while Mo was still in college. What prompted them to join the 33.3 percent of Millennials who are homeowners? I asked Mo about her decision.

A Honeymoon Remembered in Receipts

A story in receipts.

Uber and PDX: A Not-Exactly-Love Story

two of the giants of our age, Portland, OR, and Uber, duking it out for dominance

Will Spoon You For Money

A woman opens up the world’s first professional (and platonic) cuddling parlor. It’s in Portland, of course.