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Eco-Friendly Fashion Design Competition Eschews Fur




How does an eco-conscious fashionista reconcile her love of clothes with her love for the planet? Is it reeeeally necessary to eschew conspicuous consumption and strip old tires for shoe leather, darn your old Carhatts with used dental floss?    More
 
Saturday, March 7, 2009 by Adrienne So

2009 PowerSox United States National Snowshoe Championships This Weekend!




This is not your grandpappy's snowshoe competition. This Sunday, March 8, nationally ranked snowshoe athletes from all over the country will be arriving on the flanks of Mount Hood to compete for twenty-one spots on the U.S. Natio...   More
 
Friday, March 6, 2009 by Adrienne So

Oregon Bike Polo Championships This Weekend!




Have you always pictured polo as the sole provenance of upper-crust New England types, who send their children to boarding schools with names like "Andover" and "Exeter"—the only people who can afford a sport that requires them to own SEVERAL DOZEN HORSES? Maybe they float...   More
 
Friday, March 6, 2009 by Adrienne So

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
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