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K&M Auto

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K&M Auto

K&M Auto has been a staple in the Portland auto repair community for many years. They have 4 area locations, 3 of which are located in Portland and the fourth is in Gresham. They recently acquired Oregon Transmission Center which is a long standing transmission repair shop that’s been around in Portland since about 1980. Stay safe driving this winter – K&M Auto K&M Auto is a family owned community business. They offer discounts and coupons for local folks just like you that are looking to save money on vehicle...

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Oregon Derma Center

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Oregon Derma Center

Oregon Derma Center is a medical aesthetic wellness center that focuses on helping their clients look and feel their best through a variety of dermatology services. Services available range from acne treatment, anti aging procedures (including cosmetic injections, light and laser therapy and PRP treatments) and weight loss. With the understanding that every individual’s aesthetic wellness needs are different, everyone at Oregon Derma Center works tirelessly to create a program that suits you and your lifestyle. Whether you’re...

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Oregon Outdoor Lighting

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Oregon Outdoor Lighting

Keep It Local Oregon is proud to feature the amazing outdoor landscape lighting design skills of Oregon Outdoor Lighting, Pacific Northwest’s premier LED lighting experts. They’ve earned that title by installing over 13 000 LED bulbs since their company began. Oregon Outdoor Lighting makes it their business to be on the forefront of LED lighting design sensibility, creating truly innovative outdoor lighting solutions for each and every one of their clients. They are truly passionate about their work and their unique ‘Design...

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Low Maintenance Plants For Apartments

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Plants are a great way to bring the outdoors indoors if you live in an apartment and can’t have a garden of your own. However, taking care of houseplants can be a tricky business because no matter how well you look after them, most plants aren’t actually built to thrive indoors. If you’re an aspiring indoor gardener who can’t seem to stop killing your plants, we’ve compiled a list of options that are low maintenance, resilient and therefore perfect for apartment living. If you follow this guide, you’ll never be dismayed by the sight of...

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Bionic Ears

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Hearing aid technology has advanced to the point where people with profound deafness can experience the ability to hear again. “Bionic ears,” or cochlear implants as they are more commonly known, are different than hearing aids in the fact that instead of amplifying sounds, they actually bypass damaged parts of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. If a person is profoundly deaf, then hearing aids will do them no good, but cochlear implants can. They work by creating signals and sending them through the auditory nerve to the...

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Why is pH Important for Hydroponics?

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There are a lot of things to manage when it comes to running fully functional hydroponic systems, and monitoring your pH levels is one of the most important. If you fail to do it on a regular basis, then your plants will suffer. Urban Garden Supply is a Portland garden supply and hydroponics store that has an awesome selection of gardening products. Our staff of gardening experts has the knowledge and experience to help you with any and all of your hydroponic or gardening needs. We have written this informative guide to show you how important...

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Removing Algae from Hydroponic Systems

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One of the most common problems that hydroponic growers run into is the buildup of algae. Algae are a very simple and diverse group of nonflowering plants that use photosynthesis to produce food. Algae tends to be green, brown or red and very slimy to the touch. In a hydroponic system, it can cause a number of problems. Algae are a form of plant, so it is no surprise that it can grow in nutrient-rich water that is exposed to light. In hydroponic reservoirs and grow tanks, algae can quickly grow and spread. A small amount of algae is usually...

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Plants Grown With Hydroponics

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Once you have successfully set up your own hydroponic system, the next step is deciding which plants to grow. Some plants are ideally suited for growing hydroponically, while others tend to struggle. Technically, any plant can be grown using hydroponics; however, the ultimate success of your plants depends on what system you use and how much room you have to work with. Fast-growing plants with shallow roots tend to work very well when grown hydroponically. Plants like lettuce and herbs work great with systems that completely submerge plant...

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Laws & Regulations

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As the technology for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) keeps getting better, and UAVs keep getting smaller, more affordable and more practical for civilian use, it is important for the legislation to keep up with these advancements in aerial technology. “Surveillance society” is a term that gets thrown around quite a bit these days, and it may not be far off from the truth if law enforcement agencies are able to enjoy unregulated access to UAVs. Many law enforcement agencies around the country have been using “drones” or UAVs for several years...

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Cool Uses for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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When people hear about UAV’s, the first thought that comes to their minds is probably the drones that the U.S. military has been using with increasing regularity. However, there are tons of miniature UAVs out there that are proving to be very useful for a variety of tasks. One unique way in which people have used small UAVs is in the real estate business. Some real estate agents use mini “drones” to take birds-eye photos of elegant houses for sale, or to get the full picture of a massive property from above. The UAVs can also be used to take...

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