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    • Funklandia

      Funk Music. I never really appreciated it until, ironically, I took a music appreciation class at Clackamas Community College about ten years ago. I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Weird Hotels

      Portland, Oregon is weird. If you don’t know that, you’ve been living under a rock for a long time. It’s known for its weirdness. It takes pride in its weirdness.…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Eastside Distillery Taster

      I love beer. I love spirits. That’s something I’ve said repeatedly in this space. Maybe I should title this blog that. “I Love Beer. I love spirits.” It has a…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Music Millennium

      Music Millenium is fifty years old. Fifty. This is absolutely incredible. Not only are record stores a dying breed, but for any small goods business to stay open fifty years…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Oregon Dream Ponies

      “I want to ride a pony.” This is my daughter. This is her response any time I ask her what she wants for her birthday. She doesn’t want to own…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Pembiche

      My friend was in town for a conference last week. She likes to play tour guide so, even though I know Portland like the back of my hand, I let…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Portland Parks

      “One thing Portland does really well,” I told my friend after our awesome dinner at Pembiche, “Is parks.” “Parks?” She said, the look on her face curious and befuddled. “Like,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Winter Light Festival

      Winter can be a dark time. I mean, literally, the days are shorter, the sky is darker, the weather is crappier. Rain and the occasional snow storm blanket the streets,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Christmas Memories

      Another Christmas has come and gone. How was yours? When people traditionally think of Christmas, they think of cold and snow. Nevermind that the historical Jesus, whom is, after all,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Speakeasy

      Sometimes I think that I was born in the wrong era. When I watch films depicting the gangster era, the 1920’s, the era of the largely ineffective Volstead Act, I…

      Written by Rick Sadle