It’s easy to see Sandy as a drive-through town. The main drag of the small town just below Mount Hood is the very same highway that leads from Portland to the myriad outdoor opportunities on the other side, making it easy to breeze through on your way to or from the mountain. But if you decide to pull over downtown or take a jaunt down a side road, you’ll find that there’s far more to Sandy than meets the eye.
Silhouette of a wilderness ranger in the 1920s. (Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service)So you think you’re pretty knowledgeable about the Oregon outdoors, huh? Know your ash from alder, your atropa belladonna from solanum nigrum? Think you’d make a pretty good forest ranger, do you? No matter how much you know today, you still may struggle with this forest ranger examination from 1925, recently unearthed by the folks at the U.S. Forest Service.
Get out your calendars and get yourselves ready: The World Naked Bike Ride is back. Portland's preeminent nude cycling event will return this summer, on Saturday, June 23. That's just two days after the start of summer, when the weather in town is usually warm and clear - perfect for an evening bike ride in the buff.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".