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    • Pumpkin Patch

      It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp and clean, the leaves are colorful and crunchy. Football occupies our weekends, pumpkin spice is suddenly treat liked the finest…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Chuck E Cheese

      If you grew up in Portland, you probably had a birthday party (or seven) at Chuck E Cheese. While Chuck E Cheese is not exclusive to Portland (in fact, they…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Mizumi

      I came late to the sushi game. “Raw fish?” I would say. “That sounds disgusting. There’s no way you’ll get me to eat that.” Well, here I am now. Years…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Fall Portland

      It’s been a hot summer. There’s no doubt. The word sweltering comes to mind. But, it’s okay.  I’ve enjoyed numerous dips in the lake, some sweaty hikes, and warm summer…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Palaniuk

      Portland, Oregon,and its surrounding communities, is a hotbed of creativity. From music, to visual art, to film making to creative writing. Something about living here in this beautifully, weird city…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Fat Head’s

      “It’s the windows,” I say. The question, posed by my friend Luis. Like so many folks, he’s new to town, and wanted to know, was: “Of all the breweries in…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Festa Italiana

      “How you doon?” If you’ve seen a gangster movie, you’ve heard that phrase. When I think of Italian culture of think of that phrase. I think of gangster movies, ,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Scared in Oregon

      I am Mr. Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving, the Christmas lights go up, Frosty gets on the roof, the manger scene hits the lawn, the Christmas music gets busted out,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Trackless Train

      I don’t make it across the river to Vancouver as often I would like too—as often as I should. I have everything that I need right here in Portland. But,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Scoop

      Summer in Portland, Oregon is fantastic. I mean, you get one of those really good summers (like we’re having) you’re looking at high 80’s and no rain for months on…

      Written by Rick Sadle