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PORTLAND MOVEABLE FEAST: COMMUNITY

    “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” Would Hemingway say the same about a Portland moveable feast? He would if he booked Eastburn for dinner. Try […]

OVER-POPULATED PORTLAND? STOP COMPLAINING

    Just blame the Doug Fir Lounge, Tevor Sensor, and The Family Crest. Feeling better? You will. In a furnace showcase for a venue ten times the size, The Family Crest torched East Burnside from the Doug Fir Lounge. They added a new twist to performance art in their show. Trombone, cello, violin, and […]

LIFE REBOOT IN OREGON STARTS WITH A COLD SHOWER

      Finding water for an Oregon life reboot cold shower is not problem. Fourth biggest river, rains half a year, and this stuff cascading down cliffs. If you need a life reboot, be chill.

GREAT WRITERS ON GREAT LAKE TAHOE FIND THEIR VOICE

  “To breathe the same air as the angels, you must go to Tahoe” -Mark Twain Emerald Bay, CA side   That’s how it feels on the wild side in the time of Twain. Readers will have a much deeper appreciation for Mark Twain and the Lake Tahoe region, a place where he found his […]

BEST SELF HELP? DRIVE PORTLAND TO LAKE TAHOE

  If you need the best self help run in America, take a drive I hear you asking now, “But, Dave, where do we go?” Not Europe. Save that for family and get blamed for museum and cathedral nightmares. For this episode of Get Lost, you only need two words: Lake. Tahoe. Or three words: […]

OREGON NIGHT LIGHT NECKLACE FOR CAUTIOUS SEA CAPTAINS, AND YOU

One picture doesn’t do the Oregon Night Light Necklace justice But here it is according to a State Park sign. Click the pics for full size. It’s a cool light house map on a big screen. Now imagine yourself on a wooden sailboat exploring another poorly mapped coast line. Another chance to crash on the […]

OREGON HISTORY, EXCITING AND DEADLY FROM THE BEGINNING

Don’t mistake real Oregon History for polite/academic Oregon History The history of Oregon, a U.S. state, may be considered in five eras: geologic history, inhabitation by native peoples, early exploration by Europeans (primarily fur traders), settlement by pioneers, and modern development. This is the sort of Oregon history you get from Wiki. It’s nice and […]

KEN KESEY, SOMETIMES A GREAT OREGON IN KERNVILLE

Kernville house for Ken Kesey’s Sometimes A Great Notion In some parts of America I balk at driving the back roads. I drive on, but carefully. Those roads show more about a shared history if you look hard enough. The Siletz Highway, OR 229 headed east off of 101 north of Depoe Bay, is one […]

DEVILS PUNCH BOWL HAM HOCK STIRS IN OREGON FLAVOR

From the top of Otter Crest Loop looking south to Devils Punch Bowl Newport lies further south, Depoe Bay a little north. Oregon tourists need to feel a part of the big show to get the most out of their trip. Climb a mountain. Run a Hood To Coast. Stand in the Devils Punch Bowl […]

OREGON COAST, EARTH SCIENCE, MO’S WEST ON DAY AFTER EARTH DAY

Oregon coast part of living planet until it drops on you Earth science is easier at the Oregon coast. See the sideways tree? They don’t grow sideways on purpose. Something happened. Less theory, more practical evidence. We departed early Sunday and drove North to Newport. The first site has exposures of the early Miocene Nye […]