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Filed Under:Local Interest / United States
Posts on Regator:220
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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

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Sun and blue sky in Puddletown

Sun! Blue Sky! Whoda thunk? That is all I have to say. Updated…from a fan: “Yes yes, I rode my bike to work today and the ride home was glorious.” Thanks Tinymeat. Sun and blue sky in Puddletown Originally uploaded by ...

Friendship Circle

Walking home the other evening, I noticed a couple standing near this sculpture looking inquisitive. I was listening to one of my podcasts, so couldn’t hear what they were hearing. As I walked by, I felt the sound that was e...

Thank you ISITE Design - Yuki’s sushi

Awhile ago, at Ignite, I send a quick email to ISITE and won a sushi dinner for two. I think it was because the wifi signal at the Baghdad had failed and I was emailing via the Blackberry. Nevertheless, I won and on Sunday, we ...

Comment Policy

As you know dear reader, when we revamped the site a few weeks ago, Metblogs instituted a new policy requiring registering to comment.  That caused a lot of kvetching within Metblogs and across the Portland blogosphere.  We’re s...

Isn’t Your Dog Worth a Few Bucks?

Yup. I am indeed one of those people who loves dogs more than kids. People at work bring their kids in, friends have new babies, I look once, say “oh cute” and walk away. These tiny shriveled (really - all babies are weird looki...

First First Thursday of Spring

So tonight is First Thursday in the Pearl - most likely the first big one of the season. Sure - the traditional galleries still do first Thursday openings throughout the winter months, but not until the Sun comes out and folks want ...

Portland Beavers Kick It Off in Style

The 2008 Portland Beavers season kicked off in style last night. I was at the opening game along with over 8,000 other fans, some of which were probably drawn by it being the first Thirsty Thursday (Miller Lite Thursdays is now the ...

Happy hour, the comeback!

Please donate to Metblogs to keep things afloat. To keep with the penny-pinching theme, here is a short list of happy hours to keep you busy during the Memorial Day weekend. Farm Café 10 SE 7th Ave Notes: Offers fresh, local organic food and beers. $2 Hand-cut fries with house-made ketchup Iron Horse 6034 SE Milwaukie Notes: 3 mini tacos or 5 [...]

Fourth Annual Zoo Brew

There are a few “kid” places I enjoy going to sans kids. For example, OMSI After Dark offers adults (21 and over) the opportunity to parade the museum kids free. Personally, I enjoy thinking about the miracle of life in the Life Science Hall, without the miracle of life obnoxiously bumping into me and screaming [...]

Tips for Uncle Gus

I ride the MAX blue and red lines several times a day, from Pioneer Square to the SW ‘burbs. Even after years of riding with Trimet, I was incognizant to obvious tips that would make my daily trips more pleasant. For example, I have caught the red line by accident and then been completely taken by [...]

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Remember that the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is in Woodburn until the end of the month. Fun for friends, families, or just couples. Probably not as fun by your lonesome… but what is? All orders of $40 or more will receive 10 free Iris Reticulata, from now through June 1st. I recommend taking a look at your [...]

Food carts, we dine with thee

Times are tough. And when the wallet is tight, people search for cheap food. Food carts are rapidly filling Portlanders’ stomachs with cheap, delicious food. Even Frugal Traveler from the NY Times agrees! I know the ambiance isn’t for everyone, but I love food carts. I love greedily devouring the food on the sidewalk or running [...]

No April Fools at K & Z

One day special at Kenny and Zuke’s. It’s called the DDD reuben and it may cause a self induced cardiac arrest. This triple-decker is described by them: In the middle is the standard reuben with 9-10 ozs of house-made pastrami, two slices of swiss, russian, and kraut. On top and bottom is another reuben, each [...]

Rainy Days

If you’ve been present this week, you know that it’s been raining. Like, soak your sneakers and turn your umbrella inside out –if you actually carry one– kind of rain. Don’t be discouraged, my fair-weather friend. I will share with you a quick list of what I will be partaking in this week. Tulip fest – [...]

Art Shmart

Enjoy free art today! The Portland Art Museum offers free admission on the fourth Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. You can enjoy portraits galore, along with other permanent exhibits. Even if you think you’re not an appreciator of the arts, just go, because it may make you smarter… and did I mention that [...]

Spring Break Zoo Madness

Since all the kiddies were out of school on spring break, I thought, why not visit the zoo? Oregon Zoo’s Spring Break Party runs through April 2nd. The zoo schedule brings you lions, penguins, polar bears, ocelots and elephants. Tips You Should Know: Parking is atrocious (and costs $2). Yes, you can park further away and use [...]

Free Cone Day!

At noon, you can grab a free cone of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream today. Four locations in the area to serve you. Ben & Jerry’s Hawthorne 1428 S.E. 36th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 Ben & Jerry’s Uptown Center 39 NW 23rd Place Portland, OR 97210 Ben & Jerry’s Portland Pearl District 301 NW 10th Street Portland, OR 97209 Ben & Jerry’s Yamhill 524 SW Yamhill Portland, [...]

Colophon: Stacy Austin

Stacy Austin gives you a brief background about the experience she is writing from, and then offers you a list of yummy gourmet pizza places.

Benjamin Franklin: Unplugged

Who exactly was Benjamin Franklin? Was he the randy old guy who jet set to Europe, flew kites and signed the declaration of Independence? Or was he an egotistical grump who feuded with his son and ultimately let him rot in jail? In his show now playing at Portland Center Stage, Benjamin Franklin: Unplugged, [...]

Portland Musicians Launch “Fair Trade Music” Campaign

PORTLAND MUSICIANS LAUNCH “FAIR TRADE MUSIC” CAMPAIGN Project Seeks to Establish Minimum Pay Guarantees for All Working Musicians Portland, OR – September 8, 2009 – A coalition of Portland musicians has launched the “Fair Trade Music” campaign, which is seeking to establish minimum pay guarantees for all performing musicians in the Portland area.  Co-sponsored by Local 99 of [...]

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