A Benson Bubbler in downtown Portland. (Courtesy, Portland Water Bureau)

Where We Live: Benson Bubblers

When you take a sip from one of the more than 50 iconic Benson Bubblers around Portland, you have philanthropist Simon Benson to thank.

In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, a person smoking a Marlboro cigarette, a Phillip Morris product, is shown in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Eugene considers downtown smoking ban

The City Council on Wednesday is set to discuss whether it should ban smoking on downtown sidewalks and in other outdoor public places, such…