Category: Oregon

    • Weird Hotels

      Portland, Oregon is weird. If you don’t know that, you’ve been living under a rock for a long time. It’s known for its weirdness. It takes pride in its weirdness.…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Oregon Dream Ponies

      “I want to ride a pony.” This is my daughter. This is her response any time I ask her what she wants for her birthday. She doesn’t want to own…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Christmas Memories

      Another Christmas has come and gone. How was yours? When people traditionally think of Christmas, they think of cold and snow. Nevermind that the historical Jesus, whom is, after all,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • The New Year

      Well, Portland, Oregon. Another year has come and gone. Was it good for you? I imagine if it was like most years, you had a share of good times and…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Raymond Carver

      I was one of those weirdos in high school. Okay, those who know me know might say “In high school? C’mon man!” But, all that aside, I loved reading, and…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • West Linn Halloween

      Picture me mummified. Picture me wrapped in mom’s Costco toilet paper, arms out, walking lock kneed. Frankenstein style. Picture me, toilet papered mummy—saving the toilet paper for my adolescent body,…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Vine Gogh

      Like many Portlanders, I fancy myself to be a creative person. I love to write, and sing, and draw and all of that stuff. The problem is, while I do…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Rope Swing

      There is no other way to put it: I was proud of my discovery. As the new kid to West Linn, living in the poorer part of town (poor by…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Threat Dynamics

      There I was. I ducked and dove. Time was of the essence, but so was keeping my composure. Deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. Composure was key in that rescue situation. The…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Peter Buck

      R.E.M., the band, is best known for being the kings of alternative rock in Atlanta, Georgia. And, while Atlanta is about as far away from Portland, Oregon as you can…

      Written by Rick Sadle