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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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If there is one way to learn about the history of your city, take a history tour by bicycle. Bike Milwaukie’s Greg Baartz-Bowman led the forty-rider Sunday ride through Milwaukie neighborhoods, pointing out key historical landmark tour. The ride started out at Milwaukie City Hall approximately 9:30 a.m.then returns to

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Saturday’s bicycling journey takes me on a 35-mile round-trip journey to the end of the Springwater Corridor  Trail in Boring, Oregon. It wasn’t until last December when the trail paving project between SE Rugg Rd. and Boring Station completed and opened to the public. This ride is very much straight forward wi

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Tommy Tutone’s lead singer Tommy Heath performs a live solo acoustics street performance at Wine:30 in downtown Milwaukie on Saturday night. What a fabtastic night and thank you Tommy Tutone and Wine:30 bar! I love it when downtown Milwaukie becomes lively on summer nights. View Photographs

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Of all the years that I’ve lived in Milwaukie, I’ve always wanted to take a cruise on the Portland Spirit. Today, I finally booked reservations, hopped on the TriMet bus to Hawthorne Bridge and boarded the Portland Spirit. The lunch cruise idea sparked yesterday afternoon when I stopped at the Salmon Street Foun

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After spending a good two-hour lunch cruise on the Portland Spirit today, I walk back across the Hawthorne Bridge to catch my bus back to Milwaukie. As I’m walking, I look down and spot a yellow and white sailboat capsized and a life jacket floating along the Willamette River east bank. Next to is a […]

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It’s been a long time (actually, since March 2013) when I last rode my traditional 50-mile loop. What I can tell you is the nice, warm and clear day brought a smile to my face. The ride also allowed me to make a few critiques about my ride. Indeed, I do need to start riding […]

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At 8:13 a.m. Pacific Time today, I received the first Tweet indicating a Malaysia Airline passenger jet had crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. As more information became available, the alleged cause of the crash is the Boeing 777 jet was cruising at 33,000 feet when it was shot down by a ground-to-air missile. [

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Today’s outgoing adventure takes me to the historic Timberline Lodge at the 5,960-foot level on Mt. Hood, the tallest peak in the state of Oregon. I started off with a fantastic and delicious lunch buffet in the historic lodge’s Cascades Dining Room (and a waffle mishap). After lunch, I shot a few photos from in

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This is my first year attending TikiKon. I worked Friday night, so I missed all the fun during the Mysteries of the Deep festivities at Star Theater in downtown Portland. TikiKon started for me late Saturday morning at the Red Lion at the Quay in Vancouver, Washington. Registration check-in in the vendor’s hall proces

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I’m yielding to a rooster crossing SE 29th Ave. in Milwaukie.

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