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Thurs., Feb. 12: The Harold and Maude Squad

Join the Squad, Dale the Nail and Carl of SOLOVOX, for the big screen presentation of the 1971 Cult Classic Hal Ashby film, "Harold and Maude" with live performances of the cherished Cat Stevens soundtrack. Thursday, Feb. 12th with show times at 7 pm and 9 pm. Legendary Hollywood Theatre, 4100 NE Sandy Blvd. Tickets are $10 with a donation for the Oregon Food Bank....   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by jsword

Black Sheep Bakery: Haikus for Free Vegan Muffins!

Bring an original haiku about sheep, meat or bicycles to either of Black Sheep Bakery's cafes through Feb. 14 and get a free vegan muffin. The staff's favorite poem earns its author a free box of vegan chocolates for Valentine's Day. 833 SE Main St., 473-8534. 523 NW 19th Ave., 517-5762, blacksheepbakery.com...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by jsword

Saraveza Bottle Shop and Pasty Tavern: Bottle Swap!

Bring one unopened, unexpired bottle of anything—soda, shampoo, soy sauce, Schlitz—to Saraveza Bottle Shop and Pasty Tavern and they'll trade you a 12-ounce bottle from their selection of American craft beers. Food and personal products will be donated to charity. 1004 N Killingsworth St., 206-4252, saraveza.com....   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by jsword

Bender Weekend Free Matinees!

Look, a garage/psychedelic/lo-fi/experimental/indie/(insert hip genre here) show in the afternoon!
Sat., Feb. 7. @ 1 pm: Ty Segall, The Worthless Children, The Whines, Hairspray Blues.
Sun., Feb. 8. @ 1 pm: The Mean Jeans, Guitar Magazine, The Wires, and The Fast Takers.
Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th Ave., 223-0099. Free....   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by jsword

Sat., Feb. 21st: Columbia River Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by jumping, walking or slowly crawling into the frigid and icy Oregon waters. The event is open to the public, and all spectators are welcome free of charge!
Participants must raise a minimum of $50 for the right to take a wintry dip in the river in Febru...   More
Friday, January 30, 2009 by jsword

Pambiche: Revolutionize Your Morning

Pambiche brings a spot of cheery brightness to often-gray Portland. Heated outdoor seating, upbeat Cuban music, brilliant tropical flavors and bright colors add up to an instant party yet somehow manage to not seem annoying or cheesy. Traditional, rustic dishes are full-flavored without being too heavy or fussy. Tangy sauces, savory beans and rice, and crispy empanadas abound. The contents ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by jsword

Recession Buster Bash: Tunes, Threads, and Eggs

WW celebrates its mondo deals at 9 pm this Thursday, Jan. 29, with a Recession Buster Bash at Slabtown. Enjoy music from more than 35 bands performing at Slabtown's Bender Festival (Feb. 6-8_ over the house PA and get $2 off wristbands to Bender 09 (normally $25). Plus, let us give you the shirt off our back with free post-production reject T-shirts and a free egg sandwich to anyone who d...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by jsword

The Gypsy Restaurant & Bar: Fishbowl Fridays

A tip from a Recessions Busters member...
60 oz. Fishbowls! Groups of 3 or more. Every Friday Night from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. NW 21st & Irving. 796-1859. ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 by jsword

Veritable Quandary: Portland's Dining Oasis

Stationed at the western tip of the Hawthorne Bridge, venerable VQ's space is as warm and inviting as its menu. The dining room meanders through an autumn palette, past exposed brick and large windows. The menu wanders through France and the Mediterranean, and finally through Oregon farmland. The result is dishes like the roasted wild mushroom and baby spinach salad dressed in buttermilk bl...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 by jsword

Crystal Ballroom: Happy 95th Birthday!

This is the ninth year for the Crystal bash, and it just keeps getting better and better, so jump into the fray with us! All four floors of Portland's historic music venue will rock ‘n' roll in exuberant celebration of the Crystal's 95th birthday.

This free, all-ages gala features a full day and a full house of music including appearances by Portland indie heavywei...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 by jsword
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