Category: Living in the Portland and Vancouver Metro Area

    • The Gorge Brews & Blues

      Summer time in the Pacific Northwest. There’s nothing like it. It’s not too hot, the rain is minimal and the views are out of this world. In the summer time,…

      Written by 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