I Am Not A Poet. Street Roots Releases Their First Book
Feb04

I Am Not A Poet. Street Roots Releases Their First Book

So many times after leaving Powell’s or while deciding on lunch over at the food carts, I am asked, “Would you like to buy a copy of Street Roots?” My standard reply of “No thanks” flies from my mouth without any thought and I walk on carrying my bag of newly purchased books or hot lunch.  I am ashamed to say I have been completely ignorant and presumptuous about these vendors. I am happy to say, I no longer am. Street Roots is a...

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Tuesday Night Tourney’s hosted by Rose City Pinball
Feb04

Tuesday Night Tourney’s hosted by Rose City Pinball

  Pinball is lame — said no one ever!  Pinball is the ultimate vice when “I’ve got some change in my pocket going jingle ling a ling.” So I was super pumped when I learned about the Tuesday Night Tourney’s hosted by the Rose City Pinball organization. The lights, the sounds, the anticipation of what’s next, the bonuses— all make pinball a very alluring game. My introduction to the Tuesday Night Pinball Tournament was such a...

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Prefontaine
Apr26

Prefontaine

Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than anyone else. It’s being creative. ~ Steve Prefontaine                  ...

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Exposed: Art in the Bathroom
Apr12

Exposed: Art in the Bathroom

The Porcelain Diaries: A Peek at Portland’s Funky & Fabulous Bathrooms is a collection of 51 bathrooms that are humorous, inventive and artistic. The men’s room at Rontom’s on East Burnside falls within the artistic slot of this book. Colorful, local, vibrant art, with a touch of whimsy, adorns the interior walls of this bar while a darker, deeper vibe courses it way into the men’s restroom. Kris Hargis is the artist who created...

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MarchFourth Marching Band: Joy Now!
Apr12

MarchFourth Marching Band: Joy Now!

MarchFourth Marching Band, a Portland based music and performance group that typifies the colorful, unconventional, and curiously captivating nature of Portland and Portlanders, has just celebrated 10 years of success this past March. If you’ve never had the wildly entertaining pleasure of encountering them while out and about PDX, or worse yet never heard about them, read on. Portland Monthly wrote an excellent expose of this...

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A Book, A Psychic, A Reading
Feb04

A Book, A Psychic, A Reading

Deja vu is derived from the French and literally means “already seen.” It’s a strong feeling that whatever you are currently experiencing or seeing has been seen or experienced in the past. Science has attributed this feeling to a person been given a brief glimpse of an object or sliver of a situation and then it’s removed before the brain has had a chance to completely construct a  full conscious perception of...

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