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I can’t stop laughing. The salesman at REI looks at me skeptically, as if he and everyone he knows already own shoes that make them look like they have Muppet feet. But come on. These are ridicu ...   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Adrienne So

Hero of the Day: Sondland Durant Foundation Leads Effort to Save Washington Park Summer Festival

(pictured, the view of Portland from Washington Park)

Three days ago, Portland Parks and Recreation announced that the beloved Washington Park Sum...   More
Friday, May 8, 2009 by Adrienne So

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!

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
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