• Murder Mystery

    Murder Mystery

    “Did I ever tell you about the time I was accused of murder?” This is a common way for me to start conversation at a party. My wife hates it.…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Winter Beer Fest

    Winter Beer Fest

    Summer may be over, but that does not mean that the festivals have to come to an end. Here in Portland, we don’t hibernate, we don’t stop socializing, we don’t…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Pittock Mansion Christmas

    Pittock Mansion Christmas

    It’s hard to believe it, but the holiday season is right around the corner. First, Thanksgiving, where we gorge ourselves on food and football and then, my personal favorite, Christmas,…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Dinosaurs


    Dinosaurs are amazing. As a little boy, I could name them all: Tyrannosauraus, Allosaurus, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus… I could go on, and I would if I didn’t limit myself to a…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Stickmen Brewing

    Stickmen Brewing

    Want to find a brewery in the Portland/Metropolitan area? That’s easy. Throw a pebble, or a leaf or something light weight and, wherever it lands, you will find a brewery.…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Portland Values

    Portland Values

    Portlanders are a proudly quirky bunch. You can spot us from a mile away. The greatest giveaway is our fashion sense and, namely, the shorts, matched with a hoodie and…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Lyle Hotel

    Lyle Hotel

    Who doesn’t like a weekend getaway? The 9-5 can be a grind no matter where you live and, frankly, most of us cannot afford to take week long getaways, or…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Art Activity Center

    Art Activity Center

    I will be honest here: I am fascinated by glass art. Not necessarily with the finished product, but with the process itself. Heating sand into a clear substance and then…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Govsen


    You may have heard already, but, we just had a pretty big election. Regardless of your party affiliation, I hope that you went out and exercised your right to vote.…

    Written by Rick Sadle
  • Sullivan’s Gulch

    Sullivan’s Gulch

    Sullivan’s Gulch. It’s quite a name, right? Makes me think of a Swamp in Lord of the Rings, or maybe a tavern in the middle of nowhere. Probably does not…

    Written by Rick Sadle