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
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
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
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
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...
Food & Drink
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.
Movies & Television
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
Arts & Books
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.