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Happy New Year! 2015 Portland Events

Hey, Portlanders!  Happy new year!  It's 2015, and we're kicking off another great year with tons of ideas of fun things to do in Portland! I started the new year with a hike at Upper Macleay Park in Portland.

Here are some featured Portland events in January 2015.  View the Portland…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

Article: 12 Portland Hikes Worth Getting Out of Bed For

A friend posted a link to this article, "12 Portland Hikes Worth Getting Out of Bed For" (Full article here: http://www.newscastic.com/news/12-portland-hiking-trails-worth-getting-out-of-bed-for-2472641/ )

At dawn, the view from the top of Council Crest makes the whole city look like a bed of sparkling jewels nestled in the most verdant valley of an enchanted…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:00pm

Inspired by the movie Wild? Why not go on some hikes in 2015?

If you've been inspired  by the movie Wild, and would like to enjoy some Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge hikes, check out Friends of the Columbia Gorge: http://www.gorgefriends.org/section.php?id=6…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:00pm

Article: Most Anticipated Portland Restaurant/Bar Openings Of 2015

We just got through the holiday season, but we still have quite a few dark wet days ahead of us.  It's always eating season in Portland, and great food and drink abounds.  But I am always excited to hear of new restaurants, bars, and even new food carts.  There are quite a few notable new places, as covered in this article from Willamette Week: Most Anticipated Portland Restaurant/Bar Openings Of 2015.…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Choosing a Neighborhood in Portland 2 Replies

Hi and thanks for reading this, Portlanders!  I live in Cleveland and my sister and I will be moving to Portland--or nearby--this summer.  We would like to live centrally located to the Hawthorne…Continue

Tags: Milwaukie, apartment, Hawthorne, Hawthorne District, Neighborhoods

Started by Jill Huettich in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Jill Huettich Feb 4.

The skinny on neighborhood differences? 2 Replies

Hi Future Neighbors!Like many others in this discussion, I too am relocating to Portland in July 2014. I visited Portland in January and was able to explore many NE and SE neighborhoods. I will be…Continue

Started by john doney in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Katie McMahan Nov 7, 2014.

Relocating to Portland 2 Replies

Hi:  My husband and I are relocating to Portland in February.  We are looking for a neighborhood near public transportation.  I will be working in downtown Portland (2nd and Market) and will not have…Continue

Started by Maria Wilks in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Maria Wilks Jan 31, 2014.

Resources for local help - 8 year old boy with no Christmas presents!

Hi, I just recently had to rent a basement from a friends mom for a temporary solution due to a recent separation. The lady I'm renting from is in her 70's and on a fixed income and she has a son who…Continue

Started by Damon Coker in General Portland Discussion Dec 21, 2013.

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Imperfect Pitch: Portlandia tackles karaoke and consumer electronics

Portlandia Season 5, Episode 9: It’s a Competition

The Peeves: overly competitive people, karaoke, working from home, home entertainment systems, The United States Postal Service, Paul Simon


Put a Cap on It: What’s the point of seeing Paul Simon speak? Asking him the best question of course! So say resident tightasses Kath and Dave who ask him a lot of weird questions about “vocalization” in the process. Later, they’re invited to a karaoke party, but are stressed because “a karaoke party is an unspoken competition” and they only have a week to prepare. So they a hire voice teacher (Jeff Goldblum) to coach them in a rousing rendition of “Call Me All.” But Kristine Levine sings it at the party, much to their chagrin, so they do the National Anthem instead.


Meanwhile:

-SNL’s Vanessa Bayer has iPad-controlled home entertainment system installed by Speakers of the House, but it’s missing a vital cable. Special ordering it results in a creepy visit to the post office and her electronics going off late at night.

-A telecommuter (Fred) keeps on getting interrupted at  “work,” so he forms a union.

-The weirdos from Creative Jungle Virtual Playground teach you proper mic technique.




Best Bits: While installing Vanessa’s sound system, Fred hits various body parts and makes strange noises in the name of testing acoustics. It’s an eerie approximation of the common pretension from dudes that claim to be “stereo acoustics” experts. But the prize has to go to Dave and Kath singing the National Anthem at karaoke. It’s absurd because they speckle it with weird affirmations to each other, and also because it’s easy to forget that Portland’s in America.


Duds: The telecommuting bit. Instead of exploring the peculiarities of working from home, the joke here is essentially that all 4.2 million people who do so are lazy. That in itself, is lazy. This is what a good version of that sketch looks like.


Deep Cuts: Kath and Dave see Paul Simon speak at...the Star Theater? Well, the interior isn’t the Star Theater—they’re sitting down—but the show opens on its marquee. On September 24th, the date listed, this band was actually playing. And if you want to go tonight, you can catch Boyuerism: A First Thursday All-Male Review.


Grade: C. This episode weaves disparate parts together better than perhaps any one before it. When Bayer’s speakers turn themselves on, they play “Call Me Al.” When Fred’s work-from-homer is interrupted, it’s by the cable guy.


But it is disjointed in other ways. Kath and Dave make odd protagonists. What makes them good sketch fodder is that they’re annoying; Seeing them strive is strange and boring. And relegating Vanessa Bayer to what’s essentially a straight man role is criminal—she’s way funnier than either Fred or Carrie.


Beats Per Week, March 5-11

In this column, WW music calendar editor and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass.

Bubblin’ cofounder Lincolnup has started the new grime-centric Alchemy series with Knomad, bringing local DJ Danny Corn to the Liquor Store on Thursday for a promising grime set. (9 pm, $5, 21+)     

 

Since dropping one of the all-time UK garage albums Sincere, MJ Cole’s been remixing everyone from Tourist to TEED and pulling surprising grime features from the likes of Wiley. You might be tempted to lump MJ Cole in with down-and-out producers from the turn of the century trying to keep up, but you’d be dead wrong. Don’t do it. Be sincere on Friday at Holocene. (9 pm, $10, 21+)    

 

Dear Reed College Bookers, I absolutely love you guys. Thanks to you, a producer like Lindsay Lowend—a hyper maximal producer fresh out of DC and hot on the heels of a set at SF’s 1015 Folsom—can come and play in Portland in a venue as weird and turnt-up as Reed will be on Friday. (9 pm, free, all ages) 

 

Functioning as both a DJ duo and a label, Young Adults are slowly rising as one of the finer indie disco, house and pop labels around. See the founders on Friday at the Liquor Store. (9 pm, tickets TBA, 21+) 


Acid’s screeches and squelches can be a little grating, but with nearly 20 years of experience under his belt in three continents, Angel Alanis tempers the harshness of acid with neatly compressed beats and dubby samples. Catch him at Rotture on Saturday. (9 pm, $10 advance, $15 day of show, 21+)   

 

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