Daddy Rock

How to talk to your baby about her first Wilco show.

Hello, little Isla! How are youuuu? There’s a sweet little smile from my little girl! OK, Isla, Daddy needs to talk to you. You’re just 3 months old, so Daddy doesn’t know how much of th   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Artichoke Music Gets Saved!

Local folk-community cornerstone Artichoke Music survives! Early in April the shop announced its untimely closing with this grim missive: The time has come for us to close Artichoke Music, as we know it, and to regroup or redesign the model. Thanks to Kate and Steve, we have been blessed with an incredible place to come together as a community. Unfortunately, this space is not sustainable from a ...   More
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Ben Bateman

The Book Baby (and impending death by girl-mob).

This—and by "this" I mean the press release I've pasted below—is the only thing that has paused our office's ongoing, day-long conversation about Twilight and the very real possibility that we may be trampled to death by howling, lustful, bite-craving teenaged girls this evening at Portland's only sneak peek screening of the film: On Friday, October 3, 2008, Audrey DeKam of Albany, ...   More
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Sacrilege! (for only $3.95)

Once upon a time, the holiday of Christmas revolved around celebrating the birth of Christ. There were angels and wise men and frankincense and myrrh. In the past few years, though, retail shops like downtown Portland own's Funny Bone Store have been walking a fine line on the edge of hell's precipitous depths. Cards with family photos wishing loved ones holiday blessings have been replaced with ...   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Samantha Herman

And One More Makes a Soccer Team!

There has been a lot of media talk recently about families with inordinate numbers of children. And that's a personal choice. If you can properly care for 18 kids, Mr. and Mrs. Duggar in Arkansas , who am I to judge? But it does seem that some couples are incapable of handling large amounts of children traipsing through the house on a daily basis. Last week a Salem couple got in a lot of trouble ...   More
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Samantha Herman

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 course). Waterfront Park will be transformed into a "barking lot" (their words, not mine!) for an estimated 5,000 people and ...   More
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Adrienne So

ROBOTS! And the kids who love them.

An alert for cash-strapped robot lovers. The Memorial Coliseum is hosting the 2009 FIRST Oregon Regional Robotics Competition today and tomorrow. What the hell is that? FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a competition where a bunch of teams of grade school, junior and senior high school kids build robots from a kit in less than two months and then force them to ...   More
Friday, March 6, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Start the Madness: Portland Draws Washington and Gonzaga for First-Round NCAA Games

Color the Oregon Sports Authority tickled pink: The first-round NCAA Tournament match-ups have just been announced, and Northwest favorites University of Washington and Gonzaga will play their inital March Madness games in the Rose Garden on Thursday. The seedings should draw gobs of Huskies and Bulldogs fans; if you encounter the latter, you should try avoid mentioning the incident pictured above. "We ...   More
Sunday, March 15, 2009 AARON MESH


Live Nude Athene cunicularia!

On a lark, I tell my friend Ben I want to go birding with him sometime. A week later, I get an email: "A couple of people have reported a Burrowing Owl on Smithfield Road at Baskett Slough. It'll ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 Chris Barker


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