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Hiking Etiquette (Is This a Thing?)

Oregon is a very beautiful state. It has many opportunities for hiking. Hikers from other countries sometimes don’t realize that just as they must learn a new culture’s etiquette (expectations for polite behavior) for going to a dinner party or attending classes, they must learn polite behavior for being on the trail. What do Oregonians […]

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Crosswalk Etiquette

 Pedestrians are people who are walking. Portland, Oregon, like many other cities in the U.S., has a special sign to alert drivers to pedestrians. It looks like this: Portland also marks safe zones at intersections for pedestrians to walk in. These zones, called crosswalks, are indicated by white stripes and look like this: Drivers should […]

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Portland Timbers & The English It Takes to Win!

As Pitbull sings, “It’s going down, I’m yelling TIMBERS!” Well, Pitbull is actually yelling Timber, not Timbers, but plenty of other people are yelling Timbers in Portland this week. PELA students take to the streets (or parking lot, at least) to show their Portland Timbers spirit. This is because this Sunday, the Portland Timbers play […]

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