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    • 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
    • Le Sen

      I hadn’t seen my friend since high school. If you’re keeping track, that’s a really long time. We just kinda drifted apart and stopped hanging out. You know how it…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • The New Year

      Well, Portland, Oregon. Another year has come and gone. Was it good for you? I imagine if it was like most years, you had a share of good times and…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Comedy Film Festival

      Without getting into the nitty gritty, 2018 has been a tough year for me. I was speaking to a close friend of mine and I told him that I couldn’t…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • 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