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    • My Brother’s Crawfish

      I love comfort foods and, to me, nothing says comfort food like the cooking of the South- and the deeper the south the better. Fried chicken, okra, mashed potatoes, deep…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Mel Renfro

      The Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is one of the most exclusive clubs in the entire world. Only three hundred and eighteen men have been enshrined in…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • West Linn Halloween

      Picture me mummified. Picture me wrapped in mom’s Costco toilet paper, arms out, walking lock kneed. Frankenstein style. Picture me, toilet papered mummy—saving the toilet paper for my adolescent body,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • New Chopsticks

      This may be blasphemy for a Portland Karaokeer but—but I never cared to Chopsticks. Sure, the quality of the performers were good and the it was a happening place to…

      Written by 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