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Debra Gwartney Live Through This

About a girl—and her mother.


Books
As you page through Debra Gwartney’s new memoir, Live Through This: A Mother’s Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love (Houghton Mifflin, 224 pages, $24), there are times when you t ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Adrienne So

Spring is Coming, and Playground Parties Too




Playground Productions hosts free outdoor parties in Portland public parks throughout the summer. The parties usually run from noon till dark, with DJs, dancing and picnicking. In order to fund these fabulous, sun-dr...   More
 
Monday, March 2, 2009 by Adrienne So

Ski Documentary Shows that Austrians Did Not Have a Monopoly on the Slopes




I started snowboarding at thirteen, on a church ski trip. When I came back, all toasty and exhilarated, I tried to share my joyous discovery with my family. There was a great silence. "Filipinos don't like getting cold," my little brother said. And that was the end of the ...   More
 
Monday, March 2, 2009 by Adrienne So

Run Up Your Tab, You Are Ruined No Longer! Maybe.




The national stimulus package has finally gone through. And while we can debate its merits all day long, I am positive that we can all agree on one important element that the package was missing. And that, my friends, was the element of surprise.

Lucki...   More
 
Monday, March 2, 2009 by Adrienne So

Wouldn't You Like To Know If You're Drinking Poop?




If you asked me where my drinking water came from, I imagine my response would be similar to many others: "The tap." That, or some New Age nonsense about the cycle of meltwater, et cetera. Many of us gloss over the fact that our drinking water doesn't come straight from some s...   More
 
Thursday, February 26, 2009 by Adrienne So

I Love Not Dying: Support the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center




I don't know about the rest of you, but when I go to Mount Hood, I enjoy the security of knowing that I won't be killed under a massive slab avalanche. That security is due to the work of the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by Adrienne So

Get Your Shop On: Nolita Warehouse Sale


If you missed Lizard Lounge's massive warehouse sale over Valentine's Day weekend, you should definitely keep your calendar open for Nolita's equally massive, equally awesome warehouse sale which starts on Thursday, Feb. 26.

The cash-only sale will feature 50-80 percent off brands...   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by Adrienne So

Material Girls


Headout
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
 

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