Here’s Oregon’s New Bill to Re-legalize ‘Missing Middle’ Homes Statewide. So cool: requires cities to allow missing middle housing in low-density zones, gives them state money to do the necessary planning, and removes parking quotas for accessory homes.
We spent two weeks this month on an awesome road trip through Eastern Oregon and Idaho. Our first stop was Joseph, where we stayed for four nights (VRBO). If you’ve ever been to Jackson Hole, Joseph is a much earlier version of it: gorgeous mountains, one touristy main street, and a bunch of farmland otherwise. […]
Also featured in today’s Bridgeliner. Leah and I had a great weekend getaway for my birthday: hiking Neahkahnie, checking out Oregon Coast Rail Riders up the Nehalem river, hiking Bayocean Spit, and grilling steak while drinking an entire bottle of rosé. Can’t wait for the next one!
Most of the Columbia Gorge trails are still closed, but the Mosier Tunnel trail made for a beautiful walk Sunday afternoon. 9.47 miles in just under 3 hours. Post-hike dinner was Sushi Ichiban with Leah and Andrew.
Variety of assorted programs: Innovate Oregon – Spearheaded by TAO with programs in Amity, Dayton, Newberg, Willamina, and Yamhill-Carlton. TiE Young Entrepreneurs – School year program with state competition in May. Tualatin Mobile Makerspace – Product of the ABC competition that's now transforming to a Tualatin STEAM non-profit. Oregon Robotics Program – Amazingly broken website. […]
Is Open Source Software The Answer to Oregon’s IT Problems? Interview with Deborah Bryant, former Deputy Chief Information Officer for Oregon.
Cover Oregon: Health exchange failure predicted, but tech watchdogs’ warnings fell on deaf ears. People are the source of all technology problems.
Oregon health exchange technology troubles run deep due to mismanagement, early decisions. Great level of detail on how exactly Oracle / Cover Oregon has managed to misuse $90 million to date, and not ship a functional product. Good capital J journalism from the Oregonian.
I’ve been remiss of blogging, but for very good reason: Leah is pregnant with our first child, and we had our wedding. Plus, business is going exceedingly well. So, not a lot of free time. For the full story on Leah’s pregnancy, check out her write-up. We learned just over a month ago — on […]
Last year, I ended the season with an unbelievable day of skiing. Today, it happened again. Riley, my dad, and I arrived just before open to 13 inches of fresh. Riley, the avid tree skier he is, led the way all over the mountain. Fresh tracks and face shots galore. We finished with 16k feet of […]