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It's a River Par-tay: University of Portland Willamette River Fest April 15


Ah, the mighty Willamette, lifeblood of Oregon. Who can bike along its banks in the height of summer without thinking of its beauty, its majesty...how likely it is that a stray splash will cause a rash, or perhaps a more permanent skin condition...

We have a vested in...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by Adrienne So

Sylvie Tarpinian

Dishing pageant secrets and teaching Miss Oregon how to play pinball.


Q & A
Does anyone even watch the Miss USA pageant anymore? Ogling perfectly turned-out girls in identical swimsuits can seem a little démodé, especially when you can watch girls with bigger ha ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Adrienne So

Eating Can Change the World: Dine for Mercy Corps Today!




Oh, the recession. We clip coupons and pinch pennies, and going out to eat feels as sinful and self-indulgent as taking a bath in cologne and Bling water. Well, feel guilty no longer—or at least, just for today. Today, ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 by Adrienne So

Eat Mobile 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Getting a fizz on a hot summer afternoon has become a Mississippi neighborhood tradition. Tucked onto a small lot beside Mississippi Records, the quaint, steel-sided cart would look equally at home on a dusty Alabama roadside, but the food is fresh, delicious and totally Northwestern. Owner Nancye B   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Adrienne So

Eat Mobile 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
One-handed consumption makes the Dutch taco (waffle “taco” with fillings) the most convenient brunch experience in town. Banish your hangover with sausage patties and maple syrup ($4.50), or get a gooey lunch with the ham and cheese ($4). Like all things, the wafflaco can be taken too fa   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Adrienne So

Man vs. Wild

From foraging to fermentation, how to hone your natural instinct on a budget.


Featured Stories
You can take the man out of the wild, but you can’t take the wild out of the man. Or, better said: you shouldn’t. The sun is coming out, the rains are receding, and nature calls. Who cares ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Adrienne So

Adorbz! Crafty Wonderland's 3rd Birthday Extravaganza This Weekend!




Inside the limitless universe that is your head, conjure up the most perfect item that you could buy, beg or steal for your girlfriend/sister/best friend's birthday. Now multiply that item by about 5,000 and you have Crafty Wo...   More
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 by Adrienne So

Movie Review: Coming Up Easy




Coming Up Easy, the first feature film by local filmmaker Rebecca A. Rodriguez, debuted in 2004 and won a few awa...   More
 
Monday, March 30, 2009 by Adrienne So

When Life Hands You Multiple Sclerosis, Get Out and Walk


Yes, I know. It seems like every disease has a fund-raising walk or run. But some of those fund-raisers are more bittersweet than others, and a walk for multiple sclerosis is one of those. MS affects your nervous system, degrading the neurons so that any task requiring muscular coor...   More
 
Friday, March 27, 2009 by Adrienne So

Get Your Hands on Green Designer Wares: Greenloop at the Better Living Show




The rest of the world is just beginning to catch on, but Portlanders are pretty accustomed to the idea that green fashion is can also be eminently covetable fashion, as evidenced by this denim dress by eco-apparel line    More
 
Monday, March 23, 2009 by Adrienne So
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