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. Continue reading
It’s the little things that mean the most-
Laughing with friends,
A compliment from a complete stranger,
The excited faces of kids mixing cookie dough,
A movie quote that warms the heart.
It’s the little things that turn out to be some of the biggest motivating factors in our lives and can also be our most memorable accessories! What? Yes, I did just take a very profound sentiment and give it a fashion spin! This is a blog about the The New Spaces, Places and Faces of Portland ,after all, and not words of wisdom from The Happy Buddah. Continue reading
Mellow Mushroom, primarily an east coast franchise, has recently planted roots on the west coast in The Pearl – 1411 NW Flanders St.
Mellow Mushroom proclaims they are more than a pizza place. Their goal is ”to provide an experience that is filled with colorful art, eclectic music and food that comforts your soul.” Continue reading
My current project is a coffee table book about memorable and unique bathrooms in Portland. This page will give you updates about my escapades in some of Portland’s most memorable bathrooms, bathroom trivia to test your P-town knowledge and sneak peeks into the book.
Bathrooms are my current fixation when I’m out on the town. A few years ago I wandered into the bathroom at the Doug Fir Lounge and wound up standing there taking in this room and feeling very confused; all the while my knees began to tightly buckle together and I started wondering “where the heck do you pee in here?”
For those of you who haven’t been to the bathroom at the Doug Fir Lounge, let me elaborate. The walls are covered in mirrored tiles with gold veining, a brightly lit light fixture bounces light off the mirrors creating a fun house effect for your eyes to adjust to. From floor to ceiling, nothing but mirrored surfaces reflecting light. When the stall doors, which are also floor to ceiling, are closed, you are left standing in a state of befuddlement – and may even begin to do the pee pee dance. I did! I was fortunate enough to have to wait only mere seconds before someone emerged from one of the closed stalls and opened the gateway to relief.
After this experience I began noticing the bathrooms everywhere I went. My mental list of funky bathrooms in Portland became longer and longer. While telling friends and occasional strangers who happen to sit next to me about these fabulous bathrooms, after all what better conversation opener than talking about bathrooms, right; everyone loved the quirkiness of this topic and an idea was born. I wanted to publish a coffee table book highlighting the funky and fabulous bathrooms of Portland!
Are there many memorable bathrooms in P-town, you ask?
The answer – YES! I have a list of 50+ bathrooms that will be showcased in this book.
I will post about the on-going book development process and these bathrooms. Please leave me a comment if you have a favorite bathroom in Portland!
You can also follow me on twitter: @PDXbathrooms
And Facebook: Girl On the Go PDX
The book will be out in time for the 2012 holiday season!!!!!
Doug Fir Lounge
830 East Burnside St.
Two of the many reasons I love Portland; your taste buds are elevated by the exquisite cocktails that are churned out by some of the best bartenders one will encounter and your circle of friends becomes elevated by the amazingly interesting people who sit next to you at the bar.
The setting was Clyde Common, a European styled tavern that is adjoining the retro cool, in a laid back betnik sort of way, ACE Hotel on SW Stark. I was enjoying my melody of olives, a ramekin of salted almonds and a delightful cocktail made by the always capable and always cordial bartenders. Continue reading