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The Davis Graveyard has risen from the year-long sub-subterranean slumber. The home haunt display of Jeff and Chris Davis returns for another month-long showing to entertain visitors at 8703 SE 43 Ave. (SE 43rd. Ave. and SE Johnson Creek Blvd.) in Milwaukie. Between October 1 and October 31, the display will be lights only

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As Liz’s Creative Cafe’s name implies, the tiny Ardenwald coffee shop does inspire to be creative in an artistic way. Sitting at the windowside bar with my breakfast burrito, cup of mocha and tablet in front of me, I flipped open an available sketchbook to a blank page. I picked out a semi-dull No. 2 pencil from

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Last night I had the enjoyment to watch the original RoboCop (1987) movie at Hollywood Theatre in Portland (which ended up selling out). I’ve seen the movie when it first came out in theaters (and the recent reboot).  Well, I’m not here to today to compare the 1987 and 2014 movies. Instead, my RoboCop experienc

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With three months remaining in 2014, three Bike Milwaukie ride events remain. Sunday, October 19, 2014 ride route is yet to be determined. Please stay posted for this event. Sunday, November 16, 2014 ride route is yet to be determined. At the end of September’s ride, it was announced that this ride may head to Oregon

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Ardenwald’s newest coffee shop-deli-art class, Liz’s Creative Cafe is now on Twitter! Twitter users can follow Liz’s Creative Cafe at @LizCreativeCafe.

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Okay, the moment I have been waiting for: who will I pick for Milwaukie City Mayor and Council. Here we go. Mayor PICK! Jeremy Ferguson: Running uncontested, he’s been supportive of community projects such as the Walk Safely Milwaukie Program, Milwaukie Main Street and later Moving Forward Milwaukie, public transit, a

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The average 34.5-mile round trip Milwaukie-Boring bike spin on the Springwater Corridor Trail. The weather was much more tolerable with cloudy sky and temperatures in mid to upper 60s. Signs of fall is evident as leaves begin changing color and dropping onto the trail. Most equestrians continue to fail cleaning up after the

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Following the Bike Milwaukie “Tour de Murals”, our trip finished at Milwaukie City Hall. Today being Sunday, the Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market is happening. Milwaukie’s favorite wine bar, Wine:30, served up some refreshing mimosa for a Sunday special price of $5 per glass. This certainly was a fabtastic

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Today’s Bike Milwaukie event is a preview of what Milwaukians might see soon. Milwaukie City Council unanimously approved the code changes at its regular meeting back on June 4, 2014. This code passage opens the door for new murals within the Milwaukie city limits. I supported the ordinance. When it passed, I joined t

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Somewhere in the midst of today’s Bike Milwaukie bicycle ride, the discussion of the diagonal intersection at SE Johnson Creek Blvd. and SE Bell Ave. came up. Activated on May 22, 2012, the diagonal intersection allowed bicyclists to cross the intersection in one pass instead of two via pedestrian crosswalks. Placing

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Sound the “Call to Post.” As posted on Clackamas Country Elections website, Milwaukie 2014 general elections candidates are announced and heading into the starting gate. Milwaukie City Council positions do not have party affiliations. Each position serves a four-year term with a maximum of two terms. Mayor: Jere

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If you truly want a hefty-sized, good quality, full breakfast or lunch meal quickly, then Biscuits Cafe is the place to sit down and chow down. The breakfast means business, as you can see the Meat Lover’s Scramble with hash browns and pancakes in the photo above. Biscuits offers a full breakfast and lunch menu that v

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With the passage of Milwaukie Mural Code Changes on June 4, 2014, murals may become the thing of Portland’s southeastern neighbor. Bike Milwaukie next ride on Sunday, September 21, 2014, will tour into Portland and see some of the murals. The route map has not been posted yet, but it is approximately 15 to 20 miles at

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Construction work begins on a new deck at Wine:30 in downtown Milwaukie. A two-year pilot program adopted by the Milwaukie City Council allows three businesses to construct a “parklet” in existing downtown parking spaces in front of the business. The purpose of a “parklet” is to attract more people,

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Some Halloween night displays are elaborate, hand-crafted with detail to attention, spooky sounds, creepy animatronics, and haunting lighting effects. Displays like the one described also attract crowds, day and night. Spectators show up at night with camera in hand and snap photos. Flash! That strobe light was not part of

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Pigeons flock onto a yard at SE Marion St. & SE 19th Ave. in southeast Portland Sellwood Neighborhood. The pigeons remained until the flock flew off when the people and dog on the sidewalk approached. SE 19th Ave. is a bikeway bypass for the Springwater Corridor Trail. Pigeons are also quite daring to cut into a bicycli

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Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, arf, arf! Tailwags. :3 That sums up this year’s Tour de Lab, a bicycle event that explores the routes and three or four Lucky Lab establishments. Riders had the options to choose the 19-mile “Puppy” route (elevation gain of 539 feet) or the 42-mile “Big

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Ah, breakfast for dinner. In southeast Portland along SE Powell Blvd. just west of the Ross Island Bridge is a all-nighter diner that just serves the need. Original Hotcake House serves satisfying amount of breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu items all day and all night. As quoted from the restaurant’s website, “Ou

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If your plans for this upcoming weekend included bicycling the Portland-Milwaukie “Rollin’ on the River Ride” bicycle ride, there is some bad news: there is no ride for September. Milwaukie Rules, a sponsor of the summer monthly ride, Tweeted “No ‘Rollin On The River’ this month!” T

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A cooler ride than the “Steambath Corridor Trail” ride from last night. Halfway through the ride, I learned a severe thunderstorm warning had been issued for Multnomah and Clackamas County. A check on the weather radar indicated the storm was near Mt. Hood, but nothing approaching Portland. The weather didn̵

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Portland (Oregon) had a little taste of the southeast United States weather with wretched steamy heat on Monday. I rode on the Springwater Corridor Trail for my usual 15-mile loop before my workout at the gym this afternoon. The bike computer recorded the temperature at 95°F. The air felt extremely muggy and steamy, especi

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On the next Bike Milwaukie, riders will loop the Dogwood City and tour the many local existing and future city parks. The estimated 10-mile easy-paced ride begins and finishes at Milwaukie City Hall. The group meets at Milwaukie City Hall on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.  The relatively easy ride with some hills 

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This is an interesting observation involving the speed limit signs in my neighborhood. Along SE Johnson Creek Boulevard just east of SE 36th Avenue in the Ardenwald neighborhood, there are three “SPEED 25″ signs posted just yards apart from each other. Two signs are mounted on utility poles and one sign is mount

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Looking at my photos from Providence Bridge Pedal 2013, besides being a cloudy morning, the time stamp on the starting line reads “Aug. 11, 2013, 07:42:44.” Then, another starting line photo with timestamp “Aug. 11, 2013, 08:47:19.” I do remember the starting line nightmare from last year. How did it

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Today’s 50-mile bicycle ride followed the same route and direction, and the same lunch stop at Subway as the previous July 17th  ride . One change to the ride was skipping Cathedral Par, which is down at the bottom of a steep hill. As for the weather, I can’t complain about the sun, gentle breeze, […]

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(Editor’s note: I have discontinued PDXWerewolf.com on July 26, 2014. There are a few posts of my thoughts and experience worth looking back and re-posting to BJDorr.com. This post originally posted on June 9, 2014 on PDXWerewolf.com.) Alright, normally when I see movies they are either in the local theater or I wait

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You may have already heard about the demonstration video going around about the “unmeltable” Walmart ice cream sandwich from KIKN 100.5 FM in Sioux Falls where a Walmart brand ice cream sandwich was left out under the sun and didn’t melt. The report was intriguing and it was something I thought I can easil

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Being in a city does not always mean having towering buildings, noisy traffic, and dazzling signs encapsulating anyone that it should mean escaping town and head to the mountain of solitude. In Portland, Oregon, one escape to nature is only a short bus ride away on the West Hills in southwest Portland: Tryon Creek State [&#

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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, a flood plain tucked between the east bank of the Willamette River and the bluffs of the Sellwood neighborhood, is one of the most spacious and beautiful natural areas in the Portland area. It’s one-mile dirt trail offers a quiet, shaded hike on the eastern edge of the flood basin, with [&

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