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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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Winter Break Camp at Portland Audubon at Audubon Society of Portland

December 17, 2018 at 8:45am to December 28, 2018 at 4:15pm
Don't miss Portland Audubon's Winter Break camp! Whether campers are snowshoeing on Mt. Hood and staying overnight at our new Marmot Cabin, learning the art of candle-making, visiting a wolf sanctuary, or making nature inspired art, our educators are dedicated to helping every camper build an authentic and meaningful relationship with the natural world, all while playing games, making friends and exploring!See More
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Oregon Sinfonietta Performs Mahler Symphony No. 4 in Free Concert at Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church

November 4, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
The award-winning Oregon Sinfonietta, now in its 46th season and conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, is a full symphony orchestra of 75+ members that draws together community musicians from the greater Portland metro area. The Sinfonietta performs four free concerts per season. On Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm, the orchestra presents Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 4. in G Major. Joining the orchestra for this…See More
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Holiday Wine Sale: 12 for $12 at Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar

September 28, 2018 at 12pm to September 30, 2018 at 6pm
Come stock up on delicious wine for the holidays! Here's how it works:• 12 handpicked wines all selling for $12 a bottle• $12 to taste all 12 wines• 12% off EVERY BOTTLE on our shelves• BONUS GIFT: Two tickets to a Food & Wine Pairing Class when you buy 12+ bottlesJoin us:Friday Sept 28--12 to 10 pmSaturday Sept 29--12 to 10 pmSunday Sept 30--12-6 pmSee More
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Artistic Portland introduces “Art After Dark” at First Thursday Gallery Art Walk in October 2018 at Artistic Portland

October 4, 2018 from 2pm to 9pm
Artistic Portland, a downtown co-operative gallery of 40 local artists, will open its doors for “Art After Dark,” from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, on October 4, 2018.  The evening of music, wine, food and art will give the public a chance to meet many of the artists behind the creative work at the gallery. Husband and wife duo The Sweet Peas will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and everyone is welcome to the free event. This summer Artistic Portland celebrated its five-year anniversary at 318 SW Taylor Street,…See More
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Sophisticated Beads Holiday Jewelry Show at Monarch Hotel & Conference Center

November 17, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Homemade refreshments, holiday beverages, prizes and stress free shopping all in one location!Our designs are handcrafted with a vibrant assortment of semi-precious stones accented with Austrian Swarovski crystals, pearls and sterling silver. We design with unique gemstones to create wonderful women’s jewelry that can be worn for a special occasion or every day.Beads On a Mission are two of our jewelry lines that include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds go to five cancer foundations and…See More
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Artistic Portland Celebrates the Gorgeous Gorge at First Thursday Art Walk on September 6, 2018 at Artistic Portland

September 6, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm
The Art Co-operative will honor the gorgeous Columbia Gorge at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on September 6, 2018.  The 50-foot frontage windows will artfully play on the mighty Columbia River that helped formed the region.  Many of the 40 member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will again encourage visitors to express their own creativity for free by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl.  The very popular Community Bowl Project is sponsored by…See More
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