A Look Inside Purringtons, Portland's First Cat Cafe (VIDEO)

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Food & Drink
Portland has a cat cafe. It's called Purringtons. We went inside it. It's full of cats. So many cats.So many. At Purringtons there are sad cats, happy cats, playful cats, sleepy cats, sassy cats, and even the elusive friendly cat.It will feature all the fluff you need including local beer and wine, pastries, coffee, tea and "cat therapy." The cats are located in a petting lounge, next to the cafe; the ...   More
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Portland May Get North America's First Cat Cafe

You cannot bring a cat with you to the cafe, but you may be able to take one of the bar cats home.


Food & Drink
A Portland woman is racing to open North America’s first cat cafe.Purringtons Cat Lounge would follow a model used in Paris and Tokyo (see video below). Basically, patrons come into a cafe to sip wine and pet resident kitties. Bar cats, if you will.“It really is an place I think Portlanders would eat up,” says Kristen Castillo, who had the idea back in October. “It’s not really a cat shelter, ...   More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Headout: Relax The Hounds

Where to spoil your four-legged circus performers.

This week, the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater somersaults its way into Portland, with dozens of four-legged, furry stars in tow. We figured that ringleader Gregory Popovich—who’s been called a    More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Cats (Broadway Rose Theatre Company)

A journey to the heart of the Heaviside Layer.

“What’s a Jellicle cat?” It’s a phrase repeated throughout the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal oddity Cats, which somehow became an instant smash upon its 1981 release, and then   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

UPDATED: McMinnville School District Declares Students Will Keep Dissecting Cats

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 UPDATE, 2:28 pm Tuesday, Jan. 29:The McMinnville School District ruled unanimously last night that high-school students will continue dissecting cats, according to animal activists who attended last night's board meeting."We were told the decision is final and we can not bring it up again next year," says Antoinette Marcel of the Yamhill County Cat Coalition. "They didn't care at all about the ...   More
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Cat Fancy: The International Cat Show is Neither Decadent nor Depraved


Dateline: Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Holiday Inn at Portland Airport Conference Center. It’s 4 pm at the New Culture Club International Cat Show, and the Bengals are furious. The judge lifts each cat and stretches it, measuring for length, and lifts its tail, measuring it for--honestly, I have no idea, but I’m sure it has something to do with its ability to spray a fine mist when horny--while the ...   More
Friday, February 4, 2011

Cyborg Camp: The Civic Web Will Help You Find Cats, Among Other Things

Food & Drink
We've written a bit about Max Ogden and his Portland API project over the past couple months, so we won't go on about it too much more here. But Ogden spoke this past week at CyborgCamp Portland 2010, a combination conference/un-conference exploring the interactions between humans and computers, and gave a few real-life, up-and-running examples of his idea of the “civic web.” It's funny: Ogden's ...   More
Monday, October 4, 2010 Ron Knox

Positions Open for 30 Hour Drunk

Remember how much you hate sobriety, logical limitations on things, and the 24 hour day? You have a way out. PDX.fm is hosting 30 Hour Drunk, a down home answer to the 30 Hour Day charity telethon. Friday, April 16th, 2010, starting at 4 pm: 30 people, 30 hours, limitless possibilities. Ok, probably very limited possibilities. PDX.fm is accepting applications right now, and you might just ...   More
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Ben Bateman


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