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    • Willems on Main

      Even though it’s just across the river from Portland, Oregon, I don’t spend as much time in Vancouver as I probably should. It’s a really cool area, though and it’s…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • British Spa

      Yeah. I like to relax. That’s no big secret, I mean, who doesn’t, amirite? But, I think of my relaxation as more “manly”. Maybe a cold brew in front of…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Makota

      “We don’t have much in the way of food,” Fred said. “I mean, we just moved. Let’s go out to eat. Our treat.” Fred is my buddy from college and…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Cascade Highlands

      Saying that you live in Portland could mean anything. It could mean that you live within the city of Portland itself, it could mean you live in the surrounding suburbs—and…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Feckin

      “That’s a great feckin beer.” Greg said. “That’s a great feckin brewer right there.” Greg guffawed. He was the funniest person in the room, in his own mind. It may…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Christmas in Portland

      Growing up in Portland had some tremendous advantages. These advantages included temperate yet varied weather, low crime rates, diverse friends and neighbors, and numerous indoor and outdoor activities. But, one…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Cosmic Tubing

      Sailing down a mountain on nothing more than a rubber tube sounds both terrifying and exhilarating. As a veteran of this activity, I can tell you that it is both.…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Resort at the Mountain

      Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift that will blow your significant others’ mind? Maybe looking for a get-away to get away from the stress inducing holiday season? Maybe it’s time…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Nutcracker

      Or, maybe you want to make your season bright by doing something classy. Maybe Christmas lights are too gaudy for you. Maybe bazaars and concerts are too rambunctious. Maybe, you…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Christmas in the Garden

      I love this time of year. I mean, Thanksgiving dinner isn’t even digested before I’m busting out my Christmas sweaters and my Christmas tunes. My love of the yule tide…

      Written by Rick Sadle