Ladd’s Addition.
A 2.6-magnitude earthquake shook Ladd’s Addition on May 11, prompting doomsday speculation that Mount Tabor is threatening to send rivers of lava oozing down our streets. Does anyone have Tommy Lee Jones’ phone number?
Rock Taco
3rd and SW Stark, Portland OR
“Eat me!” says recently kicked-to-the-curb Shins drummer Jesse Sandoval. Or, at least, eat his taco and then get an autograph. Sandoval’s new taco cart, Nuevo Mexico, will start serving curbside grub later this week at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Stark Street.
Our House
1021 SW 4th Ave, Portland OR
A crowd was kicked out of the Multnomah Courthouse on May 11 for protesting the auctioning of foreclosed homes. Among those escorted from the building? Those going through the foreclosure process themselves. Note: Getting kicked out of one house does not inoculate against getting kicked out of another.
Frump to Fab
North Lombard and Philadelphia, Portland OR
St. Johns boosters want to beautify St. Johns plaza, and to that end they tried high-end: A fashion show May 16 at the plaza, featuring Atomic Daylight’s girly threads, raised money for the cause.
Reel Undead
4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd, Portland OR
Unholy hordes descended upon the Hollywood Theatre last weekend for Zompire, the “Undead Film Festival.” Fun fact: A “zompire” is what you get when a vampire and a zombie mate to produce an undead offspring.
Tom’s Opera
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland OR
The Portland Opera Studio Artists took Tom Waits into the opera May 17 at the Mission Theater. POSA performed a mashup of Waits’ songs sans scratchy growls. Now I’ve seen it all, Tom, I’ve seen it all through the yellow windows of the evening train…