Newest Additions
Food Adventures in Eugene
February 5th, 2013
in Eugene

Oregon, my Perspective
Rants, raves and pictures.
February 5th, 2013
in Portland

Outside The Interzone
Miscellaneous thoughts on politics, people, math, science and other cool (if sometimes frustrating) stuff from somewhere near my favorite coffee shop.
September 1st, 2012
in Corvallis

10 Bloggiest Oregon Cities
Portland (Many)
Corvallis (93)
Eugene (88)
Bend (64)
Salem (43)
Beaverton (40)
Hillsboro (23)
Astoria (19)
Ashland (12)
Tigard (10)

More Cities »
Other Oregon Aggregators
ORblogs 2.0
Bend Blogs
ORblogs R.I.P - Thanks Paul!
Portland Bars
Advertisements
Oregon Wine Tours
Portland Interior Design
Oregon Photographer
Jobs in Portland
Buy Gable Vents
Rounded Gable Vents
The Worst Bar in Portland
Portland New Years
Business Attorney Portland
Oregon Wineries
Trivia/Pub Quiz Questions
DUI Attorneys Portland
Dean Kirkland

The ZehnKatzen Times

http://zehnkatzen.blogspot.com/

Located in Happy Valley

Last update: December 15th, 2017 at 11:35 am

ping: http://ignoregon.com/ping/1518

105 post clicks in the past 90 days

By Samuel John Klein of Portland, Oregon - Graphic Designer without Portfolio, aspiring artist who dawdled too long.

3501/A.So, I just discovered a thing. My blog entry serial numbering is off by 44.I take, as many things in my life, a laissez faire attitude toward organization. I've had this blog for an awufully long time. And today, while doing some house cleaning, it

[0 clicks]

3544.One more thing to share today. Adjacent to the lot that contained the Carolina Motel is a lot that holds a little commercial strip building. In any other part of Portland this might hold some artisanal boutique or something. Here, it's much more Old Portland, and much

[0 clicks]

3543.Today I stopped by the corner of NE 112th and Sandy Blvd in Parkrose.For those who don't know, Parkrose is a neighborhood of northeast Portland, centered more or less on NE 102nd Avenue and Sandy Blvd. That intersection pretty much anchors the west end of '

[0 clicks]

3542.Yesterday morning I went down to the OSU Food Innovation Center to do a taste test. It was burger patties. Rated two samples, each about a quarter of a small patty, and since my taste buds had been sharpened by coming directly off work and not having anything since The

[0 clicks]

3540.I try to tell myself I'll be happy with just a longing glance as I drive uphill on Big 122.I try. Truly I do.But I'm smitten. Nay, addicted. Whatever. There's no treatment for this, and that's fine, just fine. It's put the mark on me. I'll take

[0 clicks]
Abysinnia, Vera Katz

3539.This week, Vera Katz, Portland's mayor from 1992-2005, died this week. She was 84 years old and since retiring from government, she had been battling cancer. She eventually succumbed to that cancer, but if you consider how long it's been since she left the Portland may

[0 clicks]

3538.There is, just about twenty-five feet north of the intersection of NE 122nd Avenue and Sacramento Street, a pedestrian overpass.Big 122 is wide. And there isn't a crossing signal north of NE San Rafael* St (which is the 2000 block north of Burnside)

[0 clicks]
DavidDoulglaslandia's Favorite Son

3537.Oregon's Junior Senator, Jeff Merkley, is a person in whom I find much to admire and inspire. He's "Bedrock" through and through, and as long as we have him as part of Oregon's congressional delegation, I feel as though there's still a significant chance that things wi

[0 clicks]

3536.Here's one from the Dept of Hometown Pride Dept, seen in a cold and wet shopping center parking lot sometime last week:

[0 clicks]
How We Found Out Dan Rather Was In Town

3535.We found out Dan Rather was at Powell's Books last night.He's a very popular guy, apparently.

[0 clicks]

3534.A tale from the branding and trademark war: Forbes

[0 clicks]

3533.Leaving work about two days ago I saw the same sort of sunrises we've been enjoying lately giving great color to the sides of the truncated cone of Loowit:

[0 clicks]
Scenes From A Southeast Portland Diner

3532.Visted Tom's Restaurant and Bar at the corner of SE César E Chávez and Division. This is the third time for me and The Wife™, and this time it was the chili burger for me (which was superb). It's also a great place to simply watch the world go by, as on the CEC sid

[0 clicks]

3531.Stopped by 122nd and Shaver for a helping of mountain with clouds and a side of lovely sunrise light.

[0 clicks]

3531.While I dither over creating art, The Wife™ takes charge and takes action, during a deliciously long afternoon sit-in at the Mighty MultCoLib's Midland Branch:

[0 clicks]

3530.The Wife™, as me, carries about a handful of art tools at almost all times. When so moved, and we get a plain coffee cup, no designs, she goes to work.The result is usually as delightful as it is simple, and authentic because it's totally of-the-moment.

[0 clicks]

3529.It's not hard to get a bridge photo in Portland. The challenge is to find unexpected settings.The Fremont Bridge is an architectural marvel and one of those things one only needs look at to know this is Portland. It is north of the city center, for t

[0 clicks]

3528.Today we went on a personal mission that was a something of a fail. Not a disaster, but something we could have done without.Digital photography, though, means that no fail is a thorough fail. We at least have some photos that scream Old Portland.

[0 clicks]

3527.Sometimes, Portland's West Hills seems to bar the way for the clouds that are trying to come over them.And all the time, with a downtown that's dominated by the hills close to hand, that's rather dramatic.

[0 clicks]

3526.The occasion of OryCon is, as one could probably expect after one reaches a certain point in their journey, an occasion to remember things and to evaluate how those things have changed, just like spending long quality time with any loved one in ones' life.T

[0 clicks]
OryCon 39: Timothy Zahn Talks To the Fans

3525.This is also the sort of reason why OryCon means so much and matters. OryCon has long had a reputation as a 'literary' SF convention which is appropriate; most Portland SF fans try to realize some sort of dream as a writer (I've known few who haven't), and in a city wi

[0 clicks]

3524.And, here's one look at my real contribution to the OryCon 39 effort: the cover of the Souvenir Program. Design by myself, artwork by the Artist GoH, the delightful Sarah Clemens:

[0 clicks]

3523.And, what 'con ... SF or otherwise these days ... is complete without a little cosplay?The friend of mine pictured, who goes by the name of Sarah, particularly rocks the idea of the Star Trek: The Original Series female crewmember who came to the NCC

[0 clicks]

3522.OryCon 39, this year, was at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel. This, through the many years the 'con was at the Red Lion Columbia River, which was and then was again the Thunderbird, was known as the "Other" Hotel, since for a long time both of them were Red Lio

[0 clicks]

3521.Alexander James Adams is a treat that we OryConians have been priviledged to for quite a long time. We love him and he loves us back and it's become sort of a mutual admiration society. This is a good thing.

[0 clicks]

3520.I picture it happened this way:Wendy's: We have the best most surreal social media strategy out there. Nobody can beat our tweets.KFC: Hold our Extra Crispy $5 Fill-up and watch this.In

[0 clicks]

3519.A visit to I've been Framed nourishes the heart. Even if I just pick up another blank book for my sketchbook/diary backstock ($3.99 for a Daler-Rowney, such a deal!).It was when I was browsing the block-printing and screenprint department that I saw this:

[0 clicks]

3518.There is a website devoted to Pacific Northwest local music; powered by Burgerville, it's called BV-Radio.com.Right now it's devoted solely to playing music by Pacfic Northwestern artists. It has just two things to do, whi

[0 clicks]

3517.Another photo taken today when I was lensing Wy'east. A look up slope, south on Big 122, from the SE corner of NE 122nd and Shaver. This is the stretch of major arterial road that crosses the Rossi property.

[0 clicks]

3516.The Mountain was in beauteous form today. Also a few days back. As circumstance would have it, I happened to be on Big 122 at the viewpoint just as the sun was coming up.The first time, about two days back, I couldn't get to the corner soon enough to catch

[0 clicks]