Couldn't afford a vacation this summer? It's not too late! The new MAX Green Line, beginning service this Saturday, Sept. 12, opens up new horizons for a "staycation" within 39 minutes of downtown! Endless opportunities for pleasure and excitement are located within easy walking distance of each environmentally friendly train station in outer southeast Portland and Clackamas! Come and see! PHOTOS BY MIKE PERRAULT.
…to the career possibilities on offer at the Oregon Air National Guard recruiting station in Mall 205. Free copies of
magazine are still available. Look sharp and buy a tie at Target.
…as the breathtaking sight of AMF 20th Century Lanes appears in your window, making it possible to drink and bowl sans a designated driver. Also there's a Chuck E. Cheese across the street.
…at the vistas of downtown Lents, including the ever-popular Edmondson's Drapery. (The supports for a Corona billboard have unfortunately obscured one letter on the sign.)
…as you survey the fine erotic merchandise on display at the Fascinations Superstore. A McDonald's is conveniently located next door. You deserve a break today.
…while simultaneously enjoying a Hot Dog on a Stick and the children's ride area at the Clackamas Town Center. It's the last stop, and you'll never want to leave.
See More of Aaron's Adventure in the Slideshow Below! To read about each thrilling location, enlarge the slideshow to full screen and click the "Show Info" button. Totally worth it!
Thomas Meluch—who records under the guise Benoît Pioulard—rarely plays out, so don't miss this chance to see his gorgeous and hazy compositions live.
Erik Friedlander can make a cello sound like a cricket or a fiddle or a foghorn. Now he melds roots Americana with jazz and modern classical and photos from family car vacations.
[SCREEN] WINNIPEG BABYSITTER
Daniel Barrow's amazing collection of programming from the '80s heyday of Canadian cable-access TV. The Works at Washington High School, 531 SE 14th Ave. 10:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 10. $8-$10.
looks like a potential bust, there's still no stopping Clipse, coke rap's best duo and two of the most nimble MCs alive.
Travelers Amy O'Neal and Ellie Sandstrom's live/video reunions with friends and encounters with strangers explode into idiosyncratic dances instead of hugs and hellos.
[DISH] WIDMER BROTHERS OKTOBERFEST
Accordion tunes! German sausages! Commemorative steins of German ale! Aaaaand Dr. Theopolis. Widmer Brothers Brewing, 929 N Russell St., 281-3333. 3-11:30 pm. $1 beer tokens, 4 tokens for one stein of beer. This event is 21+.
[GREEN] MUDDY BOOT FESTIVAL
The eco-crowd converges for an outdoors fest packed with sustainable lifestyle talks, wine, food and live tunes. St. Philip Neri Church grounds, 2408 SE 16th Ave., muddyboot.org. Noon-9 pm Saturday, noon-6 pm Sunday, Sept. 12-13. $5, free for kids 11 and under.
Oswalt is without a doubt the funniest comedian in America. See his show.