The City Club of Portland, a respected local civic institution founded in 1916, will release their comprehensive research study on bicycling in Portland on May 31st. On that same day, bicycling will be the subject of their Friday Forum speaking series (speaker TBD) which will be attended by...
"We really do not have a problem with mountain biking at all. In fact, we would affirmatively support mountain bike access on Mt. Hood and we'd love to build allegiances with those folks, but we just don't believe this is the proper place for this development."? Rhett Lawrence, Conservation...
We weren't so hot in 1990. Scroll down to see how we're doing now. It's always interesting to look back and see how bicycling has grown in Portland over the decades. Back in October 2005 I took some slides from a presentation by PBOT Bicycle Coordinator Roger Geller and put together a GIF showing...
A dilemma suggests a choice between two or more equally undesirable alternatives. It’s a frequent managerial situation where a decision, and ultimately trade offs must be made to solve a problem. The real problem is not the lack of attractive alternatives, but a lack of understanding of the problem itself.
A truncated quote is often attributed to Peter Drucker, “You can’t manage what you cannot measure.” The continuation of that thought continues, “You can’t measure everything that matters.” The first half has become embedded into our DNA. The second half is simply...
Towards the end of the glorious 80′s, a genius came up with this amazing idea: to bring the blues to Portland. Although it initially didn’t create much of a spark throughout the state, it continued to grow throughout the 90′s and into the massive awesomeness that it is today. National Blues musicians come through Portland, […]
I’ve been to so many First Thursdays and consider it one of the greatest ongoing events in Portland. Of all the galleries, there is only one place that hosts the ultimate First Thursday experience. Lizard Lounge has been holding these events since they first opened. Each event showcases art and music from the Northwest. Somehow, […]
When I first became of age in Portland, OR, Citysearch was the place for information about where to go Friday night. I hated Citysearch. It felt fake. It made me believe that the only genuine reviews they had to offer were the over-the-top negative comments. My knowledge of bars in my area and where I […]
Definitions: Iditarod – an important dogsled race run annually on the Iditarod Trail Urban Iditarod – a human-led shopping kart race run annually through SE, NW and SW Portland bars. ?There are no winner, there are no losers, there are just a bunch of belligerent people.? KATU NEWS The insanity of Portland’s urban iditarod can […]
Note: This was posted in 2012. Tanking got us the 2013 Unanimous R.O.Y Damian Lillard! Tanking is awesome! Last night, was a personal low for me as a Po?Zers fan. With only a few games remaining in the 2012 season, I was excited to see our team face off against the #1 team in the […]
When I first heard that a TNT show called “Leverage” was filming in Portland, I was super duper excited. “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Wire” all do a great job of capturing and depicting the pulse of the city they are filmed in. After watching the first episode of season two, […]
The Tiger is the U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 1st congressional district. As a beast and congressman, The Tiger has been a part of some landmark moments that have shaped our country. The Tiger was born in the 1950′s, when Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes was in need of a mascot to appear on packaging and advertising campaigns. […]
Its that time of year when everyone in Portland gets on their cold weather periods. The peacoats, hipster scarves, and rain boots come out in full force. Coffee shops experience a jolt in morning sales. Our town becomes a super sad depressing wet blanket. The amount of darkness and rain only prelude to the inevitable […]
Every year, just after labor day, autumn descends on God’s Country. It is a time when one can finally switch out summer sweaters for winter sweaters! The air becomes crisp and misty! And at least a dozen local hipsters must be rescued from the Sauvie Island Corn Maize. Oh yeah, and motherf**kers start busting out […]