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  • Pat’s Acres

    Go karts are awesome. No matter what age you are, sitting in a Go-Kart and zooming down a track is exhilarating. And, because Go Karts are open air and lightweight,…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Hipcooks

    Portland, Oregon kind of prides itself on being cool, trend setting, and creative. Whether that creativity expresses itself in the visual arts, in music, in craft beer, or in cooking,…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Petra House

    Jordan is an often-overlooked country in the Middle East, just North East of Israel. It’s technically part of the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean is a well-known region of the world, popular…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Stone Massage

    Relaxation is pleasant. It’s good for your health. It can even be a social activity. And, I’m not ashamed, as a man, to say that I enjoy being pampered and…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Solar Eclipse

    At 10:15 on the twenty-first of August 2017, Portland, Oregon will witness the first total solar eclipse, viewable in the contiguous United States, since 1979. This is a big deal…

    Written by 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