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Best of Portland 2011: Then & Now

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1985 - Best Pizza Thrower Dave Hite is something of a hero among working-class eaters. Before the bespectacled young man from Spokane, best known as the dapper saxophone player for the Fabulous K-T   More

Summer Guide 2011: Go Play Outside

You have 32 days off before the end of September. Here’s how you’re going to spend them.

Summer Guide 2011: Iced Coffee - Five Ways

Treat your caffeine jones with a chill pill.

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Don’t abandon that caffeine addiction you spent so much time and money cultivating over the winter just because the sun’s out. Here are five cool and refreshing ways to get your daily coffee fix   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 RUTH BROWN, ASHLEY COLLMAN

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

The Five Weirdest Rides at Pedalpalooza

2008 multnomah county bike fair photo by gabriel amadeus

Pedalpalooza is a medley of bike riding events spanning more than two weeks, very loosely organized by the folks at Shift. Anyone can organize an event and post it on the web site. Currently there are 240 events scheduled, each one more bizarre than the last. Here are the five craziest rides at this year's festival.
Tour de Franzia
Overlo...   More
Friday, June 10, 2011 by ASHLEY COLLMAN

Your Fleet Week Traffic Update

Watch out! Portland Fleet Week begins today.

USS Ingraham

Well it’s that time of year again. Fleet week is here, and you know what that means. A surge of sailors will flood our bars and strip clubs, and turn. Bridges will have to be raised as the ships navigate to their resting spots at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. According to Multnomah County, the ships will be arriving today and Thursday and will last between 7 and 9 am and 3 and 5 pm Just in time fo...   More
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by ASHLEY COLLMAN

Even If We're Just Eating in the Dark

An eye-opening evening at Portland's Blind Cafe


The Blind Cafe is an awareness dinner unlike any other. Instead of attending a social gala supporting some far-off cause, The Blind Cafe takes place in a completely dark room, letting the diners see what it’s really like to be blind, if only for a few hours.   More
Monday, June 6, 2011 by ASHLEY COLLMAN

Portlandia's Armisen to Give Oregon Episcopal School Commencement Address


Celebrity commencement speakers are a mainstay at college graduations, but not something you expect to get in high school—unless you go to Oregon Episcopal School. This year the seniors get to have comedian Fred Armisen bid them adieu. (For all you television-ignorers, Armisen is the co-star of IFC’s Stumptown satire,    More
Thursday, May 26, 2011 by ASHLEY COLLMAN

Capturing Portland's Style

Q&A with Urban Weeds' Lisa Warninger


The street is now fashion's most influential runway. Street fashion blogs are a worldwide phenomenon, with designers, photographers and journalists in every major city snapping pictures of stylish strangers on the street and posting them on the internet.   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by ASHLEY COLLMAN

Survivor: Chef Edition

Two Portland chefs compete on Food Network's "Extreme Chef"


Jersey Shore aside, America's looniest reality shows can be found on Food Network. On shows like Iron Chef America and Chopped, contestants are given surprise ingredien...   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by ASHLEY COLLMAN
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