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Mme. Defarge

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Fri Jan 13, 2023, 04:38 PM Jan 2023

Portland may be making a comeback!



Preventing catastrophe and crafting cat calendars. That's the Portland Army Corps of Engineers.
by: Amanda Arden
Posted: Jan 13, 2023 / 08:00 AM PST
Updated: Jan 13, 2023 / 11:44 AM PST
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Engineering — it’s not something that draws massive engagement on social media. But cats? Cats will get clicks.

Chris Gaylord, a public affairs specialist with the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers learned this back in 2021 when he was managing the government agency’s Facebook page.

He and his coworkers photoshopped images of cats onto Oregon infrastructure and engineering equipment for National Cat Day and it was a huge success.

So, in the fall of 2022, Gaylord thought, why not make a calendar out of those images?

“It was to spotlight our projects, spotlight our infrastructure, give people kind of an introduction to some of the different things that our organization does, some of the ways that we add value to the Pacific Northwest, but in a fun way,” he explained.

The free calendar was published in November 2022 and anyone can download it from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ digital library.

https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/army-corps-of-engineers-in-portland-makes-infrastructure-cool-with-cats/?utm_source=koin_app&utm_medium=social&utm_content=share-link

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Portland may be making a comeback! (Original Post) Mme. Defarge Jan 2023 OP
Essayons!!! ColinC Jan 2023 #1
Exactement! Mme. Defarge Jan 2023 #2
At AIT I think I was the only one that burst out in full singing mode ColinC Jan 2023 #3
Oh, but didn't you hear, Antifa rioters turned our town into smoldering ruins! Sky Jewels Jan 2023 #4
Quirky is as quirky does! Mme. Defarge Jan 2023 #5
Portlandia II: Electric Cheezburger Blue Owl Jan 2023 #6

Sky Jewels

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4. Oh, but didn't you hear, Antifa rioters turned our town into smoldering ruins!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 05:08 PM
Jan 2023


I love living in Stumptown and I LOVE cats, like lots of other Portlanders. We call it "Kitty City."

Mme. Defarge

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5. Quirky is as quirky does!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 05:36 PM
Jan 2023

It’s my true spiritual home and consider it an honor to have been attacked by a hostile domestic government during tfg’s reign of terror.

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