Author Archives: 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
    • Vine Gogh

      Like many Portlanders, I fancy myself to be a creative person. I love to write, and sing, and draw and all of that stuff. The problem is, while I do…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Electric Boats

      I love a good boat. The old saying is, the best day of your life is he day that you buy a boat. The second best day is the day…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Rope Swing

      There is no other way to put it: I was proud of my discovery. As the new kid to West Linn, living in the poorer part of town (poor by…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Oregon Brews and BBQ

      Summer is coming to a close. While to some that is the most depressing sentence in the English language, I, for one, welcome it. That first nip of fall through…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Threat Dynamics

      There I was. I ducked and dove. Time was of the essence, but so was keeping my composure. Deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. Composure was key in that rescue situation. The…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Peter Buck

      R.E.M., the band, is best known for being the kings of alternative rock in Atlanta, Georgia. And, while Atlanta is about as far away from Portland, Oregon as you can…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Summer Sun

      There is a problem with all these sunny days in Oregon. I know, you’re probably saying to yourself “That’s crazy. How could sun be a problem?” Well, here’s the problem.…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Chair Lift

      I’ll be honest. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again because my therapist says it helps to talk about things that frighten you. I’m afraid of heights. I…

      Written by Rick Sadle