Snow Peak’s New Portland Flagship Store Goes Beyond Retail

We look inside the brand's new community space ahead of its opening weekend

Renowned Japanese outdoor brand, Snow Peak, brings more soul than ever to their new headquarters—HQ4. Nestled on Portland, Oregon’s lively NW 23rd Ave, the space houses their North American team, a showroom, a large curation of goods and a restaurant. Though these are all things that could catch your eye while passing the semi-transparent building, it’s when you step into the space that guests feel …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Mesmerizing footage of the sun, health benefits from magic mushrooms, the history of food photography and more

29 Nigerian English Phrases Added to the Oxford English Dictionary The latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary includes 29 words, phrases and colloquialisms from Nigerian English—most of which have been used for decades, and have been adopted by English-speakers elsewhere. Some words already exist in English, but have a different meaning; such as “gist,” which in Nigerian English “is a noun which means ‘rumor’ …

Portland, Maine’s Plan to Become a Technology Town

Private equity firm co-founder David Roux’s donation of $100 million will help to translate Portland, Maine’s commitment to technology—and its ability to accelerate economic growth—into research and graduate programs under the Roux Institute banner. Northeastern University will manage the programs, and attendees can earn masters and doctorates in AI and machine learning. While Portland isn’t struggling economically (its unemployment rate is 2.2%), city officials and economists fear …