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Only In PDXmas

From trail carols to NASCAR lights, Christmastime is here.

ILLUSTRATION: Adam KruegerThe start of the Christmas season in Portland has always been sparked by one particularly bright bulb—Rudolph’s red nose glowing forth from the Made in Oregon sig ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 India Nicholas

Field Trips For Grownups

The Dill Pickle Club wants you.

BRINE TIME: Dill Pickle Club founders Lucy Rockwell, Marc Moscato and Kyle Von Hoetzendorff. IMAGE: vivianjohnson.com When other people get laid off, they start a blog. Marc Moscato started a club fo ...   More
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Thanksgiving 2.0

Friends, family and a laptop display of smoked-turkey temperature readings.

Photo of Michael Weinberg by Chris ChenThanksgiving is Michael Weinberg’s favorite holiday. It’s not rife with religious complications, it involves spending all day with food and friends, ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Free Radical

Dutch musician and computer takeover theorist Goodiepal could be a genius. Or just making everything up.

IMAGE: Casey JarmanIf you believe everything you read about Scandinavian electronic musician and scholar Goodiepal, or Gæoudjiparl van de Dobbelsteen the Århus Warrior (real name Parl Kris ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Chariots Of Mire

It’s Man (and Woman and Child) Vs. Mud Puddle at Dirdy Birdy.

All over Portland, runners with impressive speed and stamina—serious athletes—have been training to run a treacherous 5k race…in a gigantic pile of mud. The Dirdy Birdy is one of th ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 India Nicholas

The Many Lives Of Holly Ellis

An indie-movie journeywoman revisits her diverse roles.

Holly Lynn Ellis is the indie film equivalent of a Leatherman. Since graduating from the University of Portland in 2001, Ellis has worked as an actor, producer, director, costume designer and location ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Nathan Dinsdale

Ghouls Out Forever

More fun than a 10-pound bag of Snickers.

Forget the trick-or-treaters. Leave a bowl of candy outside your door, put on your best Twilight costume and down a couple Red Bulls. (You’ll need the caffeine. Trust me.) Portland loves Hallowe ...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Kate Williams

Rack ’Em Up

Portland fights breast cancer, abuse and the Wicked Witch of the West with bare chests.

Mona Superhero’s A Little Voice Inside My Head Said Don’t Look BackOther towns celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a run/walk or a charity dinner. Not Portland. Bless our pervy li ...   More
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Musical Beavers

Fame, at least in Oregon, means nobody has to know exactly who you are.

This week, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame inducts seven more musicians (along with industry folks and such) into its hallowed halls. But those without a keen eye on local music history might stare cock ...   More
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Woman, Art Thou Loose?

12,000 Women of faith can’t go wrong. Or can they?

IMAGE: Matt GrigsbyWhen we received an email two weeks ago with the subject line “12,000 Women Expected at Rose Garden Arena,” WW’s hetero male staffers got more than a little excite ...   More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

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