We Can Pickle That!

The line made famous from season 2 of Portlandia has a pretty decent amount of truth to it here in Portland. The 2nd Annual Perfect Pickle Competition, will take place Monday Feb.6th at Holocene from 6-12pm. Pickle Tasting is from 7-8 only. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to The Dill Pickle Club, a non-profit organization who’s goal is to broaden people’s knowledge about Portland’s past, present and future. Last...

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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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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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The Pearl’s Oldest Print Shop

The Pearl’s Oldest Print Shop is exactly what I saw printed on the window when I happened to look up. I was walking down 14th Ave, just past Johnson, and I looked up. I read the sign, I walked 5 more steps and I stopped. I was looking for a printer. Could I just walk in off the street into this extremely old building and apparently extremely old print shop and say “Hi, I need some letterhead printed. Can you help make it...

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It’s The Little Things

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...

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Hello, Mellow!

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.” I’d say they accomplished that very well.  The restaurant has a warm, fun, classic but not kitchy...

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