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January 2013 Blog Posts (10)

More Cowbell, Less Cowbell, It's All Good

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…


Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 31, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland

Welcome to the weekend, Portlanders!  We have another great Portland blog full of great events, insights and images! 

This week we cover:

  • Mochitsuki - Happy New Year!
  • The Springwater Corridor Portland photo author gets treated to...
  • Ross Seligman shares some mouth-watering home for sale
  • A few dozen Portland events to…

Added by Angela Higgins on January 26, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

By Any Other

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,…


Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 23, 2013 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Portland Blog-This Weekend in Portland

Welcome to our all-local Portland Blog! This weekend, we cover:

  • Piedmont Audubon Society AKA "The Bird Wars"
  • Rob eats his vegetables
  • A few dozen Portland events!
  • The Portland Photo of the Week is treated to...
  • Ross Seligman shares an awesome NW listing
  • Woman stuck between two buildings (a must-see)
  • and more! …

Added by Angela Higgins on January 19, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Market Forces

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…


Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 17, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland

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:

  • A brand new European style market called Local Choice Produce Market opens her doors today
  • Portland Photo of the Week: Rose City Vaudeville is treated for Coava Coffee Roasters
  • Tons of…

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…


Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 9, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland

Welcome to our first Portland blog in 2013!  This week we cover:

  • The Portland Photo of the Week gets treated to Coava Coffee Roasters
  • Cold Snap 13: Dog falls in pond, water heaters go insane, hoses burst
  • How to recycle your Christmas tree in Portland
  • Tons of wintery PDX events!
  • Rob Drinks & Dishes
  • We yearn for snowsnowsnowsnow nownownow!
  • and more!…


Added by Angela Higgins on January 4, 2013 at 7:28pm — No Comments

A Man Walks Into A...

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…


Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 3, 2013 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Women's self defense classes - Womenstrength

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.…


Added by Laura on January 1, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

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