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NO KITTY GENOVESE FOR YOU

Would an Oregonian save Kitty Genovese? A few years back a little boy in Portland, Oregon was accidentally left on a train platform. He made it home safely with his dad. A young woman stayed with him until his father returned, just a bystander who saw what happened and took time to care. Those few minutes ended happily; it […]

TURNING PORTLAND INTO A STOP ON THE WAY TO SEATTLE

Turning Portland skyline The First Interstate Tower and Big Pink set a future that didn’t happen. Concerned citizens got a break before turning Portland into mini-Seattle One tall building was enough, or so the thought went, but two is better? Because they’re bookends instead of standing side by side, the space between them look as […]

ABIQUA FALLS DREAMSCAPE, OREGON TREASURE

  Who knew of the Abiqua Falls dreamscape? The last thing a know-it-all wants is something new, something they don’t know. It’s a problem for some, a challenge for others. A short walk to a river and waterfall? That’s what the listings say, but not if you like your car. Then it’s a longer walk, […]

UNOFFICIAL OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL BEER HAT

  As a serious blogger posting on serious topics, like beer, it’s important to open the window. You know, find common ground. Go the Oregon Brewers Festival for the beer and join the crowd. Or wear an Oregon Brewers Festival beer hat and find some education with the beer and crowds. Let the learning begin.

OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL SAFETY

  What to wear? Who to go with? The people you meet? Stay tuned for further developments. Best. Brewfest. Ever. Was it funny or drunk? Funny as anything you’ll see. No, I didn’t ask about South Park. The Portland Police were out in a festive mood.

SEATTLE, WHERE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BEGINS

  Few artists could paint a picture of Seattle that looks like Portland, but the comparisons never end. Get on the whine line and listen. Seattle traffic, Seattle housing, Seattle expansion. Look down the road and hear the same thing about Portland traffic, Portland housing, Portland expansion. Although more cites across America lay claim as […]

SHUT UP AND EAT: SOUTH PHILLY VIA SE PORTLAND

Geno’s or Pat’s? Or Shut Up And Eat? This cheesesteak. Or that cheesesteak. My readers know the value of cheesesteak. If I hear about a place from a reliable source, I’m there. Same for an unreliable source.

ANOTHER HANSEN FAN, DOCTOR HANSEN

When life takes a bad turn you need good guys. This is one of them. Dr. Hansen is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. Once you see the equipment and meet other patients, you get a bigger picture of what people like Doctor Hansen do. After it’s all over, you hope you found the right driver […]

DEPORTED IN PORTLAND: MEDICAL TOURISM VIA TIGARD AND BEAVERTON

If you need to be tough, but are a secret wussy man, bring the right back up. I brought Jason Witten to get deported in Portland. Not too many tougher than that. Together we deported in Portland; both of us on just this side of crazy celebration, yet calm.

HAWTHORNE GOLD, PORTLAND BLUES, THE QUEEN

At just the right time of day the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland Oregon gives up the goods. Panning for gold? Here it is during the Golden Hour. You can’t take it home, or invest, but you can put it away in case you need something extra. And who doesn’t need something extra now and then? […]