Roller Derby and Anti-Valentine’s Party

Making plans to check one of the 10 items off my list and it’s still January!  Roller Derby and what sounds like it could be a very dangerous party to follow, booze and skates? If you go, look for me, I’ll be the one with the leg warmers and Xanadu outfit. High Rollers vs. Guns N Rollers 6-8pm  Friday Feb.18th First home team hangar bout this season at the Hangar Oaks Park. General admission is $14, doors open at...

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Portland Music Awards 2012
Jan24

Portland Music Awards 2012

Plans shifted and a last minute invite to The Portland Music Awards (PMA) on Sunday night swooped in to occupy my night. I met a friend downstairs at Ringers for a drink before heading up to the award show.  He pointed me to the empty seat at their booth and when the introductions were made I found myself sitting next to Rob Wynia from Floater! I never realize Portland had this Grammy style awards show, nor did I ever think I would be...

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Top 10 Things I’d Like To See or Try in 2012

Although I seem to be out and about frequently, I often find myself reading through the paper or other blogs and saying ” I’ve always wanted to go there or do that!”  Then it’s filed away in the deep caverns of my very “of the moment” mind; only to be brought back to the forefront when I read about it through someone else’s experience. Well that just won’t do anymore! So here is my top...

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Miz Kitty’s Parlour
Jan19

Miz Kitty’s Parlour

Miz Kitty’s Parlour is a Vaudville Revusical and Novelty Show and has been a Portland event for the past decade. This January was my very first “parlour act” and I loved it! Lisa Marsicek IS Miss Kitty. Her saucy and sexy charm wins everyone over, wearing a corset, red and black stripped stockings with sequined  boy shorts that peek out from under her feathery clad derriere, she instantly puts a smile on your face....

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A Little Night Magic. A Lot of Spectacular Lights!

Maybe I was due for a little magic, maybe it was the unforgetable delight that reflected off my 2 year olds face, maybe it was the perfect mild weather we had that night - whatever it was - I LOVED the ZooLights this year! From the moment you pull into the parking lot you are greeted with bright, turn your frown upside down, lights!  As you enter the zoo you walk under an illuminated canopy of white lights and the...

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Holiday Pop Ups!

46 days till Christmas! You know what they say, it’s never to early to start procrastinating about your holiday shopping! This year six Pop-Up shops from local designers have popped up throughout downtown Portland. These shops may have just what it takes to entice you away from procrastinating and persuade you into purchasing! Today I walked past the, once vacant, corner of 10th and Alder and was surprised and...

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