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    • St. Mary’s

      I’ve always been fascinated by architecture. As a youngster, I wanted to be an architect. I could certainly relate to Seinfeld’s George Costanza and his erroneous claim, when asked what…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Spring

      Spring is just around the corner! You can feel it with that final bit of cold from Winter, looking to extend its life a little longer. But Spring always wins…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Spring Beer & Wine

      It’s exciting to be on the cutting edge. It’s exciting to discover something before anyone else. It’s exciting to say “I knew them back when…” or “I remember trying this…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Observatory

      “Let’s go to the Observatory for a last minute birthday thing” the text said. It seemed ominous, even though it was from my good buddy and I knew it was…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Splash Bar

      A number of years ago (though, if you ever meet my wife, she won’t tell you exactly how many years ago- likewise, I am sworn to secrecy), I took my…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Screen Door

      When we residents of Portland, Oregon picture the American South, we picture large wrap-around porches, white picket fences, mossy trees, and screen doors leading into kitchens. These squeaky screen doors…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Schnitz Portland

      Portland, Oregon has long been known as a patron of the arts; whether that art is visual, musical, architectural, or literary, if its art, Portland has it. Growing up here,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Santa Fe Taqueria

      By the time the swifts had finished their nightly retreat into the chimney of Chapman Middle School, we had all worked up an appetite. Well past our regular dinner time,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Sahhahlee

      Golf is one of the most entertaining (and sometimes frustrating) games known to man. Many of us do it (myself included) with very little success, often leading to the tossing…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Safari Sam

      The thing about kids: they have birthdays, and they usually want to make a big deal out of them. It’s understandable. So, imagine having a bunch of ten year olds…

      Written by Rick Sadle