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 […]
On the #15 bus, there was one wasted guy who smashed his foot and another guy and a chick.
Guy 1 with the bag of candy: Pop rocks are so good. Guy 2: - Did you ever get a blow job when the girl had pop rocks in her mouth? Girl: Oh we should save some for later. Guy 1: No did you? Guy 2:No heard it was...
As we put this blog into mothballs over the next few days, we'll try to leave behind a selection of good links for readers who are interested in some of the issues that we've been covering. In that regard, here's a new blog that's springing up in response to our departure; and here's another one that's been bucking Portland Polite down in Lake O. for a while now. They're just two of a couple of handfuls on our list, which we'll have on our main page soon. We wish them and all our local bloggers well -- even the ones with whom we wholeheartedly disagree.
As we depart from the blogosphere for a long-ish spell, we're anticipating some serious withdrawal symptoms. In our moments of weakness, we may turn to Twitter for the occasional outburst. We're hoping to keep that to a minimum, but that's our safety valve. If you want to follow what little we've...
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 […]
The plan has been in place for a while. Still, I have avoided thinking about this last blog post. For many reasons–mostly related to age and stage and needs–Paul & Sugerman, PC ended its operations today, December 31, 2009. This is a quiet farewell. The firm started in 1991, when two well-meaning, youthful friends resolved that [...]
Here is a video of an NBC Nightly News story that aired December 30, 2009 about Army National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate in Iraq. The video features two soldiers, Larry Roberta of the Oregon National Guard and Russ Kimbro from the Indiana National Guard. Larry is part of the group of Oregon National Guard [...]
Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian, writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges. He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in Portland. He runs through some numbers unearthed in the class action against Western Culinary Institute and its parent, [...]
Yesterday, Judge Richard Baldwin ruled that Comcast Oregon’s cable TV subscribers may seek statutory damages in their pending class action. Here is a pdf copy of the trial court’s opinion: Judge Baldwin Order & Opinion re amended class cert order. The upshot is that subscribers included in the late fee class action can seek $200, [...]
Here’s a nice summary of the case from a KGW8 news report. The story aired yesterday on Channel 8. The link is to their web version. Kudos to Anne Yaeger at KGW who did a heck of a job putting together a substantive story so quickly. Interestingly, the students interviewed are eager about their prospects. [...]
I don't have any grand proclamations or interesting stories right now. What, with summer under way, I just haven't been much in the mood for blogging. I did go to Sun River this weekend which was just okay. It is in a pretty area (see above) but too wholesome-family-fun-resortish for my tastes. But it was a great place to see a triathlon. Stay tuned for more thrills.
This has been a soggy intense week that culminated with my first argument live and in person before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I am very happy with how it went and while it is always tough to win a case there for my clients, I can say that I optimized the situation. And so it goes. I worked...
I drove over 500 miles, slept on the ground for three days, and ate out of a cooler from items purchased at a Walmart because I have to rock! And that is just what happened at Sasquatch. After a lot of sun and wind, and not a lot of rest over the past several days, I will leave the detailed reviews...