It’s time for another Non-Consumer Mish-Mash, where I write a little bit about this and a little bit about that. Celebrity Homing I was reading through the Sunday paper this morning when I came across the syndicated Hot Properties column which features celebrities selling their insane multi-million dollar estates. I
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May 24th, 2015
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by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) I have received a lot of phone calls and emails on the subject of marijuana, which advocates say we should call cannabis, but for the sake of brevity in this update I will call it … Contin
May 22nd, 2015
Why #OregonStrawberries are so good. Red, meaty and sweet from skin to core.
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Our You be the GM roundtable analyzes Meyers Leonard's breakout third season in the NBA.
My husband’s health insurance uses an online pharmacy that dispenses 90-day prescriptions for the normal price of a 30-day scrip, so we try to use it whenever possible. However, one of my husband’s prescriptions ran out without us noticing. This meant I had to fill it at our nearby Walgreens. So me being me, I
Portland, Ore. (May 22, 2015) – Portland Brewing unveils a limited-edition beer to kick off a perfectly paired, three-year partnership with the Portland Rose Festival. Velvet Majesty White Pale Ale is an ode to the festival’s official 2015 collector’s edition rose, “Velvet Majesty.” Like the century-old Rose Festi
When venturing out to enjoy some craft beers it can be challenging at times to seek out your favorite brewery’s latest beer release. This can possibly be accomplished by searching the craft beer bar’s website, Twitter feed or its Facebook page. Fortunately for those of us in tech savvy Portland there have been a few
After making a big leap in year three, what are your expectations for Meyer Leonard in hi his fourth season in the NBA?
NEWPORT, OR – The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), Oregon State University, and Rogue Ales & Spirits are pleased to announce the release of Wasted Sea Star. Wasted Sea Star was brewed to raise awareness about Sea Star Wasting Syndrome – a pandemic killing millions of sea stars
Oregon Senate Republicans Democrats raid K-12 education, rejecting intent of voters to spend corporate kicker on Oregon students Salem, OR – Senate Democrats are undermining the will of Oregon voters by refusing to spend the corporate kicker on K-12 education, …
Just in time for the long holiday weekend, Fort Collins based New Belgium Brewing is mixing things up a bit for the summer months ahead with its adventurous new libation Pear Ginger Beer. Thi is New Belgium’s latest Lips of Faith offering, updating the Victorian-era ginger beer with whimsical additions of lemon peel and p
Tax lesson found in Portland Art Museum? By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com There I was enjoying the spectacular Italian Fashion history exhibit at the Portland Art Museum when suddenly I stumbled upon a real-life tax lesson. Near the end …
Not since living in Colorado have I marveled at the thunderous spectacle of a spring storm. Pounding and rumbling, water sluicing quickety-quick down gutters and shimmering streets. Pittsburgh weather is, thus far, the best I have ever known, elementary school definitions of the elements, fall-winter-spring, at least. We
May 21st, 2015
Is Nicolas Batum part of this team's long-term plans, or should the Blazers look for a new starting small forward? Here's what you, the readers, are saying about why Batum should stay or go.
With only a little over week to go for the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival, the brewery has just revealed its festival’s collaborative beer. After last year’s highly sought after collaboration with Three Floyds, this year Firestone Walker has gone cross-continental and teamed up with Birrificio Itali
Our You be the GM roundtable reviews Nicolas Batum's season and his future with the team in a contract year.
SEATTLE (May 20, 2015) – Just one month away from its second annual cider competition and festival, Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) is pleased to announce an exciting list of participating cideries and ciders for 2015. Hosted by the Northwest Cider Association, sponsored by Seattle Cider Company, Capitol Cider and
LaMarcus Aldridge earned an All-NBA second team selection for the first time in his career.
I downloaded the Apple Podcast app onto my phone so I can listen to Gretchen Rubin and her sister Elizabeth Craft’s free Happier With Gretchen Rubin podcasts. I love distraction from dull tasks, I love Gretchen Rubin and I certainly love free! I’m currently reading Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits o
Do you want Nicolas Batum back next season or should the Blazers look for a new starting small forward? Cast your vote and post your comments on why Batum should stay or go.
by NW Spotlight Former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. It was awarded jointly to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge …
Bazi Bierbrasserie is well known for its appreciation of Belgian-style beer, tasty food and soccer. Now Bazi’s favorite past times are coming together for its upcoming 4th Year Anniversary. On Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00 to 10:00pm celebrate their milestone with a great night of events. Come watch soccer, drink some
Victory Brewing has announced two new releases Summer Love Ale and Sour Monkey. Summer Love Ale returns for its fifth year as Victory’s summer seasonal. However this summer the beer will also be released in convenient 12 oz. cans alongside its more familiar 12 oz. bottles. Sour Monkey is a new release that is its […
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never […]
May 20th, 2015
Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent's PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page. Friday, May 22nd Family Jam at the Lotus Seed in...
Should the Blazers re-sign Robin Lopez to be their long term solution at center, or are there better options for Portland that may be available this summer in free agency?
Portland, Ore – May 20, 2015 – Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) today announced the release of HUB Hard Cider in 16 oz. cans and on draft. Beginning June 1, the cider can be found throughout HUB’s distribution networks in Oregon and Washington, with a wider distribution beginning in the summer. In Portland, the re
Do you hope Allen Crabbe is back on the Blazers next season? Here's what you and other fans are saying about why Allen Crabbe should stay or go.
Our You be the GM roundtable examines Robin Lopez's time in Portland and whether the Trail Blazers should bring back the free agent center.
Yesterday was my younger son’s 17th birthday, and as always we made a rather enormous to-do about it. Which for us means a Birthday Day of Adventures over the weekend, plus a celebration on the actual birthday. I know it seems like I write about nothing besides birthdays lately, but that’s only because my focu
A full multimedia guide to Robin Lopez's season long beef with NBA mascots
Back in 2011 when Eric Steen was living in Colorado and teaching at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs he launched the first hikes that was part of the initial Beers Made By Walking program. When he returned to Portland the following year he expanded this program to include our state of Oregon and […]
Should the Blazers re-sign Robin Lopez to be their long term solution at center?
Last week President Barack Obama assembled his ill-fated “summit” with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.) Because of the distrust in Mr. Obama held by most of these …
May 19th, 2015
Being that Tuesday is the 2015 NBA draft lottery, which determines the order in which teams will select the first 14 picks of the draft, the Trail Blazers wanted to take a trip down memory lane by asking fans where they were when Portland won the No. 1 pick in 2007.
Rep. Jodie Hack Constitutional Amendment, If Approved By Voters, Would Establish Executive Impeachment Process Salem, OR – The Oregon House of Representatives today approved House Joint Resolution 31, an amendment to the Oregon Constitution that would establish a formal process …
Our You be the GM roundtable analyzes Allen Crabbe's surprise second season with the Trail Blazers and whether or not Portland will retain him.
Should the Blazers bring Gee back as a defensive stopper off the bench, or are there better options they can pursue this summer?
A reports says that the Spurs believe LaMarcus Aldridge is more likely than Memphis' Marc Gasol to switch teams. They'll use the re-signing of Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard as incentives to convince the Portland forward.
What did you see from Crabbe this season? Do you hope he's back on the Blazers next season? Cast your vote and post your comments on why Allen Crabbe should stay or go.
by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) At the beginning of this Session legislative leadership set up a workgroup to put together a transportation package for the state. I was a member of that group and we met for about two months … Continue re
May 18th, 2015
Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is heading into and the Blazers could possibly position themselves to offer him a contract.
Our You be the GM roundtable assesses Alonzo Gee's short time in Portland and whether or not the Trail Blazers should re-sign the defensive-minded wing.
Hullo gentle reader. Happy day after the final episode of Mad Men. Which we have not watched because we do not have cable (never have) and are impatiently awaiting its arrival to the Playstation Network, so we can get this business over with, and I can sob or jump up and down in anger, very […]
My family spent yesterday celebrating my younger son’s 17th birthday. Because we ate a filling lunch in the late afternoon, we didn’t end up needing a dinner. I finished reading my library books, but have two waiting to be picked up. My friend dropped off her volunteer cherry tomato, which was quickly transplant
Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful thumb surgery on his left thumb the team announced Monday.
Should the Blazers bring Gee back as a defensive stopper off the bench?
By Steve Buckstein Do you donate to any nonprofit organizations such as charities, churches, or think tanks? Would you rather not be subject to possible retribution for supporting what others might think are the “wrong ideas”? Then you won’t want …
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Oregonwatchdog.com This is a short essay contest, 250 to 450 words, to help promote the ideas of students, young writers (ages 35 & under) and new writers in Oregon. Even better, you CHOOSE one of …