My early musical education, as a child of the '70s, pretty much guaranteed that I would be all but friendless throughout junior high school. Sufficient time has passed that I may declare this fact without (much) bitterness.
It didn't help…Continue
Welcome to the weekend, Portlanders! We have another great Portland blog full of great events, insights and images!
This week we cover:
Added by Angela Higgins on January 26, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments
Did y'all know that, had it not been for particular air currents and atmosphere density, and maybe a thumb-muscle, our fair city might have been named Boston?
S'truth! Co-founders Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove each wanted to name it after cities in their respective home states – Lovejoy was from Massachusetts, while Pettygrove was a Maine native. They settled their debate with a coin toss, and Pettygrove won. So instead of being named after a town in Massachusetts,…Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 23, 2013 at 9:35pm — No Comments
Welcome to our all-local Portland Blog! This weekend, we cover:
Added by Angela Higgins on January 19, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
I'm trying really hard to become a fruits-and-veggies guy.
When I was a kid I was all about the meat. I learned to appreciate that hallowed stack of blood-sludging ingredients known as the cheeseburger, and to relish (heh) the tubular excellosity of a jumbo chili-dog. Steak and chop nights at der Garrison haus had me…Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 17, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Welcome to another chilly weekend in PDX! It's only 65 days until Spring but hey, who's counting?
This weekend we have a great blog to share. Here are some highlights:
Added by Angela Higgins on January 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
I was Steampunk when Steampunk wasn't hot.
The very first science-fiction - or speculative fiction, as some writers and fans who would rather not be tied down by real-world physics and other sciency constructs prefer to call it - book I ever read was H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, and I was instantly transported by that juxtaposition of 19th Century aesthetic and prescient, other-worldly technology. Wells and Jules Verne could be seen as forebears of the genre, but…Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 9, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Welcome to our first Portland blog in 2013! This week we cover:
Added by Angela Higgins on January 4, 2013 at 7:28pm — No Comments
At first blush a newcomer to our City of Roses might be confused about our drinking establishments. “What”, he or she might ask, “are the differences between a pub, a bar, and a tavern? Or are there any?” To which some liquor-fixated folks may reply “Nuhthin', they all serve booze.” This response is erroneous of course, like saying a wildlife preserve is a zoo or a motel is a homeless shelter. There is some overlap of fixtures, quaffables, and clientele here and there, but the three species…Continue
Ladies, we should all vow to take care of ourselves this fine sunny new year. I am a volunteer instructor with Womenstrength - a series of holistic self defense classes sponsored by the Portland Police Bureau.
Classes fill up quickly - mark your calendars!
We offer several classes a month in different parts of the Portland Metro area - from Gresham to St.…Continue
Added by Laura on January 1, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments