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Material Girls

What do you picture when you think of a feminist? Power suits? Black leather? Hipster flannel? Whatever it is, odds are, Madonna has done it. Which makes the larger-than-life blond pop icon a surprisi ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Adrienne So

A Not-so-Ruff Run: Registration for 2009 Doggie Dash Now Open

Strengthen your dog-to-dog support network and sign yourself and your pup up for the Oregon Humane Society's 2009 Doggie Dash on Saturday, May 9. Neither you nor Poopsie has to be in top racing condition for the 1.5-mile course along Naito Parkway (cars will be blocked, of cours...   More
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by Adrienne So

Getting Fat on Fat Tuesday: Free Pancakes!

Okay, so we're not exactly chain restaurant fans, but for today, National Pancake Day, we will make an exception. And in honor of Fat Tuesday, it is also incumbent upon us to expand our waistlines.

From 7 am t...   More
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by Adrienne So

Keep Your Chickens In A Row: Tour De Coop Call for Hosts

The cock has crowed: Growing Gardens has just sent out the call for hosts for the 2009 Tour de Coops, where you can let other excited Po...   More
Friday, February 20, 2009 by Adrienne So

Un-shallow Your Shopping Side: Fashion Benefit For Alec

In November of 2008, two-year-old Alec Martinez was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He got through several surgeries late last year to remove the tumor, but he faces a long and difficult recovery through 2009.   More
Thursday, February 19, 2009 by Adrienne So

Registration Open for New Belgium Urban Assault Ride

Beer. Bikes.

There. I'm pretty sure I got every red-blooded Portlander's attention.

Registration is now open for this year's Urban Assault Ride on May 31, the biggest bike scavenger...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 by Adrienne So

Calvin Trillin at the Newmark Theater Rolls Out His Greatest Hits

Watching Calvin Trillin last night at the Newmark Theater for the 25th anniversary of Portland Arts and Lectures (his fifth appearance with the series) was like watching Springsteen at the Super Bowl. Admittedly, there was a little less black leather, but Trillin definitely ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 by Adrienne So

Farther Down The Line

Bar Reviews
Ten minutes after my boyfriend and I get to the Queen of Hearts (5501 SE 72nd Ave., 788-9844), a woman with a gray bob and voluminous suede parka sits down on his other side. Her name is Jennifer, and ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Adrienne So

A Slow Kid on a Bike, Coming Your Way

Indie kids on bikes is nothing new in our neck of the woods, but cross-country? That's a different story. Neo-folk singer Malcolm Rollick, who has shared the stage with such superstars as Kimya Dawson and CocoRo...   More
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by Adrienne So

And, MUSH! The Urban Iditarod is Coming

Sometimes, I find myself in the awkward position of having to explain certain things to my sedate suburban mom. "Why on earth," she asks, "would you and your friends dress yourselves up like a dog team, hitch yourselves to a shopping cart and run through the streets bar...   More
Monday, February 16, 2009 by Adrienne So
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