Author Archives: Rick Sadle

    • The Decemberists

      Unless you have been living under a rock (which, here in Portland wouldn’t be super unusual anyway) for the last two decades, you are probably familiar with the music of…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Heat Wave

      The sun always comes out in Portland, Oregon. I know that that they may seem like an oxymoron, what with our reputation for rain and gloom out here. But, a…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Smockville Brewhouse

      I don’t talk about Sherwood, Oregon much but, I really should. If you’re into the suburban life, it’s a perfect spot to live. Nestled between Tualatin and Newberg yet still…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Skynrd Farewell

      Admit it. You’ve done it. We’ve all done it. We’ve all been at a concert, held our lighter or cell phone devices up high in the air and yelled “Free…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • 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