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Portland Aerial Tram Hires Goats


The Portland Aerial Tram's temporary ground crew will work on all fours this weekend. It turns out that OHSU Tram is hiring six Angora, Boer and Alpine goats named Mo, Ella, Brunhilda, Olivia, Cecelia and Clarence to "mow" the Lower Station lawn this weekend, June 25 and 26.

“With summer finally here, the Lower Station lawn is ready for its first trim of the season, goats are not only an ...   More
Thursday, June 23, 2011 by KAREN LOCKE

Summer Guide 2011: Summer Events Calendar

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June 17-19: Portland Pride This year’s official theme is “Make It Happen!,” and the “it” is pride. Events include the Pulse dance party, Waterfront Festival, Dyke March, Pride Drag Race an   More

Portland May Soon Be Home to Dueling Pedal Pubs

Who Will Be Approved First?

The Minneapolis Pedal Pub

If you've been waiting to rent a pedalpub, a 14-rider cycle that often includes an onboard keg, it may be a while yet before you can pedal in unison while downing a cold one. But two Portland businesses, Pedalounge and    More
Thursday, June 2, 2011 by KAREN LOCKE

Sweet Pea’s Brulee

Food Reviews & Stories
When life gives you diabetes, make crème brûlée. That’s exactly what owners of food cart Sweet Pea’s Brulee do nearly every day. Co-owner Tim Bergam was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes four y   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 KAREN LOCKE

Drink, Don’t Drive

BikeBar combines Portland’s two great loves: bikes and beer.

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The entrance to the temple is guarded by golden lions—or would be, anyway, if this were Las Vegas. But this is Portland, so the temple honors the gods of bikes and beer, and the lions are electri   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 KAREN LOCKE

Upcoming Bike Events

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June 4: Pioneer Century Described as “the Eden at the end of the Oregon Trail,” the 55-mile route on this ride will give you elevation gains of 3,087 feet. Rest stops, maps and road markings wil   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 KAREN LOCKE

He's Got the Funding, But Will It Last?

America's Next Great Restaurant opens and Flava Flav's goes under

Soul Daddy

If Flava Flav can do it, you can too. No, I’m not talking about wooing 10 women at once with your bank balance, I’m talking about starting a restaurant with those dollars. The beginning of the new year brought news of Flav opening a New York-style fried chicken joint in his business partner’s home ...   More
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 by KAREN LOCKE

What Would Jesus Chew?

A world tour of Easter eats.

Easter is a magical time of the year—when carpenters rise from the dead and bunnies poop out chocolate eggs. There are hundreds of regional riffs on the celebration around the world: In the Czech    More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN, KAREN LOCKE

Ground Kontrol Honors Pinball Champ Scott McKinnon with Pinball Tournament This Friday

Mink Staccato High Score

If you’ve ever noticed the initials “MNK” displayed next to a high score on pinball machines around town, that’s Scott McKinnon, also known as Mink Staccato, who was a talented regular at Ground Kontrol. He died on March 27th, 2011, but his high score of 43,023,948,120 points on Attack from Mars has yet to be beaten. To pay tribute to Mink,    More
Thursday, April 14, 2011 by KAREN LOCKE
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