Blog

  • Growing Up

    One of my favorite television shows ever was The Office. In the shows’ final episode, Andy Bernard, portrayed by Ed Helms, made a profound statement that has always stuck with…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Hoho

    This may come as a surprise to you, but Panda Express is not an authentic Chinese Food restaurant. Authentic Chinese Food is free of MSG, is not drenched in sugary…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Dirty Dash

    Oregon gets a good amount of rain. This is a known fact. It’s good, though. It’s one of the main reasons our springs and summers are so green and fragrant.…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Mariner Square

    I’ve been to the Oregon Coast more times than I can count. I mean, when it’s a clear and warm sunny day, there is nowhere else on earth more breathtaking,…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Scovare

    My mother likes to buy gifts that create memories. Sure, she’ll buy you a t shirt, a pair of socks, that Blu-Ray that you have been wanting, but, her big…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Live Music

    When I was a kid, I played in bands. I showed up, lugged my own gear and played at all manner of all ages clubs and bars. I loved it.…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Marvel Universe

    I’ve got a little thing for super heroes. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be able to fly faster than a speeding bullet, who wouldn’t want to drive the Batmobile,…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Not Just a Place

    Portland, Oregon is not just a place to hang your fedora; it’s not just a place to ride or bike or Vespa, over the bridges, to work at a consignment…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Shandong

    After my last visit to Lan Su Chinese Garden, I worked up a serious appetite. And, since May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I thought that I would keep…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Planet Granite

    Rock climbing. I think it’s one of those things that every kid grows up wanting to try at some point—at least adventure minded kids, like yours truly. But, when it…

    Written by Rick Sadle