I was out in Bend this weekend for the Bus Project's Rebooting Democracy conference and thought you all would get a kick out of some of the names of stores we spotted during the long drive through high desert and snow back to Portland.

• Poles Galore Etc.
• CJ's Gloves for Hides
• Wet Willy's Karwash

And then this isn't exactly a store name, but did you know that Miller's Ford in Madras has "Ladies Day Tuesday"? Car lot, singles bar... same diff.