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    • Heavy Metal Brewing

      Two of my favorite things in this world are heavy metal music and freshly brewed beer. Thankfully, living in Portland, both of these things are easy to come by. But,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Raymond Carver

      I was one of those weirdos in high school. Okay, those who know me know might say “In high school? C’mon man!” But, all that aside, I loved reading, and…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Thanksgiving Charity

      Thanksgiving is upon us! For me, it’s the day when I can officially start listening to Christmas music without derision from the purists. It’s also the day when I can…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Brewery Run

      My disdain of running has been well documented in this space. Are there health benefits? Sure. At least, that’s what they tell me, but, as I’ve said before, just because…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • My Brother’s Crawfish

      I love comfort foods and, to me, nothing says comfort food like the cooking of the South- and the deeper the south the better. Fried chicken, okra, mashed potatoes, deep…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Mel Renfro

      The Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is one of the most exclusive clubs in the entire world. Only three hundred and eighteen men have been enshrined in…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • West Linn Halloween

      Picture me mummified. Picture me wrapped in mom’s Costco toilet paper, arms out, walking lock kneed. Frankenstein style. Picture me, toilet papered mummy—saving the toilet paper for my adolescent body,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • New Chopsticks

      This may be blasphemy for a Portland Karaokeer but—but I never cared to Chopsticks. Sure, the quality of the performers were good and the it was a happening place to…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Weird Portland/Elephants

      Keep Portland weird. It’s not just a slogan. It’s a way of life. I take it as a compliment. Portlanders embrace the idea, though if you’re not comfortable with the…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Zombie Scavengers

      Halloween is a-comin and, what better way to celebrate the scariest of all holidays than by escaping from zombie hoards? Are zombies real? Who knows. Hopefully I’ll never know first-hand.…

      Written by Rick Sadle