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The Franken-Bike

Ten components. Ten local shops. One monster of a touring bike. Mary Shelley, get ready to ride.

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1. Wheels Remember, this isn't a race: This is the shit that changes your life. Strength is more important than lightweight fluff. The folks from Mavic produce the pothole-guzzling A719 rim. It gives ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Bradley Campbell

Cycle Tour 101: Your on-bike guide to Highway 101

To ride the greatest bike route in Oregon, you need to get out of Portland.

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Vicky Spring pedals atop her 14-speed Peugeot. It's 1982, or maybe '83. She can't remember exactly. But she's in Oregon, heading south on Highway 101, keeping the Pacific to her right. She's wearing a ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Bradley Campbell

The Coast

The beaches are public. You own them. Go play—hike in the old-growth forests.

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Bike: Yachats River RoadWhy go: Roll through the lands of the silent C (wear sunscreen—it's "ya-hot" out there!). What to expect: Calm country roads, the kind with slim shoulders. This nine-mile ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Bradley Campbell


Tons of public parks, an extinct volcano and nude beach volleyball to keep you jolly. Get out and collect those merit badges, without leaving the city.

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Skate: Pier ParkWhy go: It's Burnside's hot younger sister. What to expect: 11,070 square feet of ledges, rails and bowls. And a full pipe in case you're feeling loopy. Granite hubbas and a seven-stai ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Bradley Campbell

Cheap Eats 2007

Food Reviews & Stories
Kitsch never looked so cool. This little downtown cafe is an eclectic mix of Dolly Parton and aluminum water cups—cute with grit. Sandwich offerings playfully mock tradition The Prius ($4.25) a standard egg tomato and cheese affair comes layered with onion marmalade and roasted peppers. Then t   More
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Bradley Campbell

CSI+DIY = Bloody Puddle Pillow

[These aren't locally made, but we swear Portlanders would would love 'em.]

Want to take a nap? A long one? One of those deep sleeps that only the murdered can enjoy? It will take more than an ordinary pillow. It will require a    More
Thursday, May 17, 2007 by Bradley Campbell

Ron Wyden's Health Care Plan

Ron Wyden has a health care plan. That is universally smart.

Photo courtesy of Slate.com...   More
Friday, March 2, 2007 by Bradley Campbell

Jake Shimabukuro at the Aladdin Theater, Feb. 19, 2007

Jake Shimabukuro scurried to center stage, ukulele in hand. It took a moment for the sold-out Aladdin Theater to cheer. He bent down to grab a cord and stuck it into his bottom of his uke. His movements were casual, just like his clothes. On the stage there was a microphone set-up on a stand. He leaned in to i...   More
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 by Bradley Campbell

News Snack

Harvard's Faust fawns for Rhett Butler.

Star Crossed Love: David Sedaris, a squirrel, and a chipmunk.

5-year-old Katie gives Mrs. Epstein the    More
Monday, February 12, 2007 by Bradley Campbell

News Snack

Ted Nugent makes you gay and Nickelback, too.

Peyton Manning touched the Real Super Bowl MVP's ass, on multiple occasions.

NASA astronaut    More
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 by Bradley Campbell
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