But there are 40-odd cinder cones of once-active volcanos clustered near the bucolic town of Boring, just east of Portland Oregon. These, and the related lava flows, are part of the Boring formation.
I am intensely interested in this Boring volcanic activity north of Beaverton in the upper left of this map, which is close to my house.
A few weeks ago I found a warm groundwater seep in the Park near my house and it made me think.
I approach problems by first assuming the most dramatic solutions and then working my way to the plainest explanation; sort of a reverse Oxxam’s Razor. An Oxxam’s Hammer, perhaps.