When it comes to energy efficiency in multifamily dwellings, renters look to the landlord. While some efficiency improvements can be costly, like switching to a heat pump or installing new windows, landlords can improve energy use with smaller investments as well. Even though most apartment tenants pay their own utilities, landlords can make rental units more affordable by helping lower the cost of living in the rental. That’s a worthy consideration when the average rent in Clark County hovers around a thousand dollars a month.
This past week has been a doozy weather-wise. Triple-digit temperatures and hazy, smoky skies caused by regional wildfires — in one word, meh. Doing anything outside was more of a chore than a pleasure; and gosh darn it, that’s not fair when you live in the beautiful Northwest. Fortunately, it looks like our forecast is improving — at least for the next 10 days (thank you, WeatherBug app!) — so, let’s get outside before the rainy season starts. We know it’s coming.
Looking for an excuse to cruise? The Northwest Corvette Association will host its 33rd annual Endless Summer Cruise-In, open to all makes and models of cars and trucks, with goody bags and dash plaques for the first 100 cars.
The pattypan squash, also known as scallop, sunburst, granny, flying saucer, and Peter Pan, is a summer season delight. Many people however do not know what to do with this summer squash that resembles a scalloped flying saucer.
ChefJet provides fresh and flavorful modern Asian cuisine at the fast casual food restaurants located inside the Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield. The menu offerings cover the essentials — vegetable and meat combinations, salads and appetizers.
You can drive about 90 miles east into the Columbia River Gorge to greet “She Who Watches” (aka Tsagaglalal), a truly ancient and priceless artwork. But your visit will be tightly chaperoned and strictly hands-off; the price for unauthorized trespass anywhere near “She Who Watches” is five years in jail or $100,000.
In the early 2000s, chefs decided to “improve” the classic American burger by using meat from massaged Japanese cows or by topping or stuffing it with stinky cheeses. I am glad this burger madness is coming to an end. Trendy chains such as Shake Shack have reclaimed the traditional American burger — a flat, charred beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles (and maybe cheese) on a sesame seed bun. Many places in Clark County continue to offer the classic American burger in the traditional American setting — the drive-in.