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Traffic Jammed

April Fool's Jokes almost seem clichéd, unless of course they're done by accident. Sunday night was supposed to be the big premiere of the Harvey's Comedy TV Show on Comcast 14. It was all set to go, and then, "Live from Portland, it's...traffic?" Someone at Comcast 14 inadvertently played a live feed of a Portland traffic cam...   More
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 by Nate Smith

Portland Comic Hits #1 on MySpace

I have always thought Payam Karamooz was funny, but that's because he's my buddy. But now, it seems like the rest of America agrees with me. The Portland-raised comedian has achieved online fame and glory by having the most-watched video on Myspace with 75,000 views in one day. Payam's r...   More
Friday, March 23, 2007 by Nate Smith


>As someone who performs live improvised comedy, I was thoroughly impressed, infatuated and inspired by the skill and humor presented by the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company last Friday night. I noticed several other Po...   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 by Nate Smith

That's How They Roll

Quick! Strap on your fishnet stockings and dust off your Quads. The Rose City Rollers are holding tryouts tonight! If you've ever dreamt of racing around a roller rink while avoiding the burly elbows of a wiry woman with blood stains encrusted on her skirt, then this is your chance! Head out to The Hanger at Oaks Park, lo...   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 by Nate Smith

Too Much Wiggle Room

As if the children's entertainment empire The Wiggles, didn't sound NAMBLAstical enough, they are now coming to Portland on March 15 with their new show, Racing to the Rainbow. Is the starting line i...   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 by Nate Smith

LIVE REVIEW: Zach Galifianakis

Awesome beard, better jokes.

A crowd of almost a thousand devoted fans piled into the Crystal Ballroom Friday the 9th, some wearing homemade Zach Galifianakis shirts. The red-maned comedian started off the show saying, “It's good to be here in the Crystal Ballroom. I once saw a really good Spin Doctors cover band here. It was actually just the Spin Doctors covering their own so...   More
Monday, March 12, 2007 by Nate Smith

Pizza Bella

Food Reviews & Stories
This Lake Oswego pizza shop only serves 'em by the whole pie ($14.25 cheese). Add that to the fact that Bella is takeout only (no delivery) and it's highly unlikely non-L.O. residents will frequent this joint. What makes this place worth the high price and long pizza-cooling drive? The menu boasts a   More
Thursday, March 8, 2007 Nate Smith

Cowboy Up, Portland

PSU football-and Portland-get a handful with the Vikings' outspoken new gridiron coach.

News Stories
Is the People's Republic of Portland ready for a 65-year-old yahoo in a 10-gallon hat who brags about his sartorial connection to President Bush and his football teams' penchant for injuring opponents ...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Nate Smith

Trivial Anniversary

Question: How long has ShanRock been running Pub Quiz Trivia nights in Portland?

Answer: Two years.

Question: How can you get in on this awesome action?

Answer: The Olympian Open at Acme on Feb. 18.

Question: What happens if you win?

Answer: You get to compete in the Titan Invitational against the all-star t...   More
Saturday, February 17, 2007 by Nate Smith

Vulgar Vodka

A local distillery, New Deal Vodka, was dealt a swift kick in the butt last week when the federal Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau deemed New Deal's website (newdealdistillery.com) “vulgar, offensive, and in poor taste.” Tom Burkleaux, founder of New Deal Vodka, had the site changed...   More
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 by Nate Smith
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