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Get Outside this Weekend: Upcoming Friends of the Columbia Gorge Lend a Hand Events




Yes, I know. The past few days, rain has been punishing Portland the way my aunt once punished my cousin when he threw the contents of his diaper all over the kitchen floor. Gross. But in Oregon, April showers bring more May showers, and then some sunshine! If...   More
 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 by Adrienne So

Look at Your Boobies! Wacoal Fights Breast Cancer With Bra Fittings


Calling all ladies: When was the last time you looked at your boobs? I mean, really looked? Not for any prurient purposes, but, you know. To look for breast cancer. In an event that is stunning in its sensibleness, underwear manufacturer Wacoal...   More
 
Monday, May 4, 2009 by Adrienne So

Watch Blazers, Try On Derby Hats, and Drink Free Beer at the Dapper Cap!


Even though I was born and raised in Virginia, I was never a little Southern lady. I was more a little Southern punk-ass. It's only now, years after leaving, that I realize: All Southern ladies are just a little punk-ass. How else to explain those hats that dotted every summer Sunday...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 by Adrienne So

Female Force: Michelle Obama (Bluewater)

The amazing true adventures of America’s first lady!


Books
Vancouver, Wash.-based publisher Bluewater Productions has garnered a lot of attention from CNN and Fox News for its Female Force series, featuring women like Hillary Clinton. So it’s no surpris ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Adrienne So

The Merc's Forecast: Spring 09 is the Season to Nurse Dying Farmhands to Life




(pictured, design by Sarah Wizemann's Gatsby lingerie)

Blah blah blah, Leanne Marshall, Portland's fashion scene. I am of two m...   More
 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 by Adrienne So

"Obamaaaaa!": David Sedaris at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts


There are very few things that would make me trek down from Portland to Eugene on a sunny Friday afternoon, when I should be relaxing in a beer garden. Following a rainbow to a pot of gold is one, and David Sedaris at the Hult Center for the P...   More
 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 by Adrienne So

Le Bistro Bazaar: Don't Get Mac & Cheese on Your Mother's Day Gifts




Yes, we all know and love Crafty Wonderland. But if there is one thing the Doug Fir is missing, it's Le Bistro Montage's addictive spold mac & cheese, prefer...   More
 
Sunday, April 26, 2009 by Adrienne So

Where Kelly Slater Goes, We Follow: Kiehl's and Waterkeeper Alliance Partnership


It's always a dubious enterprise when marketers join forces with environmentalists. It seems kind of deceptive. Being a responsible consumer doesn't mean "buying lots of stuff from people who will donate money." It means: Buying less stuff. Preferably, none at all.

Still. If you're going to buy high-end body lotion anyway, you might as well buy it from a company who is going to dona...   More
 
Friday, April 24, 2009 by Adrienne So

Girly Bikers, Get Set Go: Women-Specific Cycling at Bike N' Hike


I don't know why I never got into biking as a sport. Although it's the best way to get around town, it seems pretty equipment-intense to take up as a hobby. And I don't trust myself to fix my own flat or chain out in the middle of nowhere. I have trouble opening spaghetti jars. It just seems fo...   More
 
Friday, April 24, 2009 by Adrienne So

Earth Angels

Happy Earth Day! Bet you’re not as committed to “sustainable living” as these 22 Portlanders.


News Stories
It’s 9 am on a Thursday, and the thermostat in my 1999 Volkswagen Bug registers 36 degrees. If I were going to work, I’d be shivering inside my parka and heels. But this April morning, I&r ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Adrienne So
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