Author Archives: Rick Sadle

  • Renfaire

    If you could see me in Monmouth right now, you might be wondering why I’m wearing chainmaille, the helmet of a knight, a scabbard and a sword. You might be…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Long Weekend

    Just because Portland, Oregon is an awesome place to live, doesn’t mean that sometimes you don’t want or need to get away. Vacations, even short ones, are good for the…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • John Day Fossil Beds

    Like most little boys, I was obsessed with dinosaurs. Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Allosaurus, Triceratops… I loved them all. I knew everything about them, I played with the figurines, I imagined myself…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Blast Burger

    Hamburgers. Few things make me feel more American than eating a hamburger and drinking a beer while watching football on a big screen television. Not only are hamburgers delicious, they…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Haunted Beer

    Mother’s Day seems to get all the love and affection. Even in my “old age” my own mom starts dropping hints about Mother’s Day weeks before the actual day. I…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Growing Up

    One of my favorite television shows ever was The Office. In the shows’ final episode, Andy Bernard, portrayed by Ed Helms, made a profound statement that has always stuck with…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Hoho

    This may come as a surprise to you, but Panda Express is not an authentic Chinese Food restaurant. Authentic Chinese Food is free of MSG, is not drenched in sugary…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Dirty Dash

    Oregon gets a good amount of rain. This is a known fact. It’s good, though. It’s one of the main reasons our springs and summers are so green and fragrant.…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Mariner Square

    I’ve been to the Oregon Coast more times than I can count. I mean, when it’s a clear and warm sunny day, there is nowhere else on earth more breathtaking,…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Scovare

    My mother likes to buy gifts that create memories. Sure, she’ll buy you a t shirt, a pair of socks, that Blu-Ray that you have been wanting, but, her big…

    Written by Rick Sadle