Cafe Nell
Mar13

Cafe Nell

    Cafe Nell is located on the corner of NW Kearney and 20th. Its location, away from the main arteries of bustling NW 21st. and 23rd Street, makes it all the more charming and intimate. As one of my favorite places in Northwest to catch up with friends and unwind at the end of the day, read on to learn more about this sweet spot-Cafe Nell-and connect the seen with the unseen.   Q. Vanessa, the vibrant and gracious owner of Cafe...

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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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Virginia Cafe, Nearly 100 Years of History in Portland
Oct15

Virginia Cafe, Nearly 100 Years of History in Portland

  Recently when my plans were derailed at the last minute, leaving me too annoyed to turn around and head back home so quickly, I walked into the first watering hole that intersected with my agitated footsteps. I walked into the Virginia Cafe on SW 10th Ave.  It was dark, the music was loud, and the joint seemed unexpectedly packed for this late hour on a Monday night. I ordered a Pendleton on the rocks and after those first few...

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The Vaux’s Swifts: A Must See in September in Portland
Aug30

The Vaux’s Swifts: A Must See in September in Portland

September brings more than the students back to the Chapman School.  Every year throughout September thousands of Vaux’s Swifts gather in Portland as they prepare to migrate to Central America and Venezuela. These fast-flying, dark, bat-like birds don’t perch but rather roost, which means they cling on the sides of hollow things like hollow tree trunks and chimney’s. The Chapman School chimney in Northwest Portland has been...

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Glowing Public Art
Jul18

Glowing Public Art

   As you walk along NW Davis Street  in Portland, Oregon towards Chinatown, your eyes can’t help but be drawn to these 17-foot tall, curvy and colorful sculptures that illuminate the street. “Nephenthes” created by Seattle based artist Dan Corson are the newest permanent additions to Portland’s public art collection. Read more below about these beauties from the artist himself as published in DesignBoom Seattle-based artist Dan...

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Zoobomb: Portland!
Apr12

Zoobomb: Portland!

Portland is known for being a city that is full of bike-enthusiasts, being bike-friendly, as well as bike-centric. It’s also known as a city that invents, embraces and exalts both the legitimate and quirky. Here’s one of those quirky, yet legitimate, thrills you can only experience here in Portland: Zoobomb. Walking past the intersection at SW 13th and West Burnside you can’t help but notice the pastel colored, trike-sized and...

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