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September 2nd, 2014

September 2nd and Facebook is populated with pictures of children, big and small, making their return to school. The bittersweet season, positively tired of sweating and stinking, showers that don’t “take”, and the crisp brown of spent life, eager for rain and green, yet sad to need a cardigan and closed-t

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August 30th, 2014

We’re taking Labor Day (actually, almost the entire week) off, but we’ll be back on Saturday with a review of Craftsy’s “Drawing with Colored Pencils” class AND a special link to save 50% on that class as well. Until then, enjoy the long holiday weekend and feel free to check out these 7 “

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August 29th, 2014

Moseying across a roadway, down into a residential area. Hunkered down behind some grass and shrubs. Checking me out, but then what? I seem ok? Deciding to continue grazing. I snapped the little fawn. Much too trusting. ~ ~ Filed under: Animals & Pets, Nature, Oregon, Photography, Wildlife Tagged: coast, deer, fawn, Nat

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In my son’s continuing saga of man &  insects: while completing a renovation project, Tony came upon these dangerous critters.Filed under: insects, Nature, Photography Tagged: danger, Nest, Photography, Tony Muncy, yellow jackets

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Filed under: flyfishing, Oregon, Photography, Rivers and Streams Tagged: freshness, morning, Nature, Oregon, Photography, River morning fly fishing cool oregon, Salmon River, SwittersB

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August 28th, 2014

Shari Landers was a woman I would have loved to meet.  Here's a tiny bit of her story:She became the first woman pipefitter in Louisiana, as well as a welder, carpenter, pot farmer, crypt caretaker, small business owner, Kool Aid mom, longshore-wo

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The brunch menu at Colin and Holly Howard’s restaurant and market is small but deliciously inventive, so bring friends because you’re gonna want to try it all. First, get a round of very garlicky...

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Announcing Goran, a new free business theme available for WordPress.com sites!

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Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

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August 27th, 2014

“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.” Khalil Gibran Filed under: Life, Mental Health, Noir B&W, Photography, Portland Tagged: bright moon, Darkness, evil, heart, Khalil Gibran, lightness, Loss, love, old gate, Photography, sin, sins, SwittersB, troubles

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Please help identify the decedent. My son seems to be having a bug week. Today at work, he came upon this insect. He held it to the sky and noticed a almost transparent space between the thorax and abdomen of the insect. It did not appear to posses a stinger. We’d be interested in identifying […]

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Furniture craftsman Reed LaPlant has bounced around the States throughout his life—from childhood in Wisconsin, to studying architecture at Texas A&M and art history at the University of...

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Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile returns for a special one-night-only appearance with the Oregon Symphony!

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Portland point guard Damian Lillard is an All-Star, All-NBA Third-Teamer, commercial actor and video game cover star, among other prolific roles both on and off the court. How will Lillard'

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August 26th, 2014

I'll send an email to my Oregon State Representatives suggesting Oregon should follow up on California's initiative in limiting Drone use in Law Enforcement.  I think it would "fly" here too.  If only we could do the

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Shoppers will have access to hundreds of clothes and shoes from designer brands like Opening Ceremony, Samantha Pleet, Luxury Rebel, Sass & Bide, Grey City, etc. For men, there will be heritage brands like Post Overalls, Carters, plus selvage denim.

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The Oregon Symphony kicks off its new season with their 18th annual concert at the Waterfront Park on Thursday. 10,000-15,000 people are expected to attend the event which includes music, dancing, fireworks, cannons, and more. Plus, it’s all FREE.

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Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80's with DJ MC.

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Fresh off of breaking Montreal Just for Laughs' back and busting out of a desert prison that resembles a sarlacc pit, Portland comedy legend Richard Bain returns to Bridgetown with his best friend and mortal enemy: Ira Novos.

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Capping off a month long grilled cheese fundraiser sparked by EastBurn restaurant owner Mike Bender’s reply to a sexist Yelp review, 9 local restaurants will put forth their best grilled cheese to raise funds for the Portland Women’s Crisis Line.

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Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal of Polecat comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows.

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The Portland Trail Blazers will be depending on their young bench players to improve themselves and the team this season. Onto which players does the burden fall heaviest? The Blazersedge Staff

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The 10-day countdown begins! The Color Run is coming to Portland on 9/6! Their 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour means new gear, new color-crazy race attractions and more! What are you waiting for? Sign up now !

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The Night Market will feature a variety of vendors representing the international community that exists in the Jade, as well as many crafters and food vendors found at the many street fairs around the city.

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If happy hour at Nick Zukin’s Mexican eat and drinkery isn’t on your radar, it is now. First, locally brewed pints are impossibly affordable ($2.50 a pop), and all the margaritas (save for the...

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STORYTELLERS for this round of Reel Stories include: JAMES WESTBY (Rid of Me, The Auteur), BETH HARRINGTON (The Winding Stream), OCTOBER MOORE (Portlandia, Grimm, City Baby), JASON ROUSE + IAN BERRY, (Make it Country) and CASEY PARKS (Diary of a Misfit, a work in progress).

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People who publish on WordPress.com are active around the world: following their passions, telling important stories, and helping others.

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August 25th, 2014

Meet the staff of Blazersedge.com! If you've been paying attention over the last week, you've seen a couple pieces penned by new authors at Blazer's Edge. Truth is, we've taken on a w

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Przybilla, who retired to his home in the Milwaukee area, spent parts of eight seasons with the Blazers. Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press

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A couple weeks ago, Pete Brown posted a wonderfully nuanced piece about Budweiser--both of them--in London Loves Business.  He argued that the two Buds were about as well-made as any on the plane

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With its 150 seats, interchangeable tables, outdoor video wall, planters full of fresh herbs, fire pit, hanging paper lamps, and outdoor walk-up window, what doesn’t Jaime Soltero Jr.’s Tamale Boy...

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Blazer fans will see a familiar face on the 2015 release of EA Sports NBA Live video game. Damian Lillard was announced as this year's cover athlete adding to his recent national exposure.

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There’s one really good reason that the readers (and writers) of several local publications continue to shower praise on Sadie Morrison and Catalina Acuña’s Las Primas, and that reason can be...

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I have been getting some questions lately from local people and online about how we pick our themes and how we learn about them together with multiple ages. I received this e-mail a bit back, which has better wording than...

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August 24th, 2014

A Blazers fan is pretty steams about Damian Lillard getting cut from Team USA. Another wants to recreate the promise of the Aldridge-Roy-Oden regime. We deal with both topics in the Blazersedge.

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The Portland Trail Blazers had their first All-Star duo in 20 years last season. Could Nicolas Batum eventually make it a trio? The

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NewWorldNextWeek.com: Episode200 - Ferguson Violence, More Water Wars, Portland Portfolio

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August 22nd, 2014

As Team USA prepares for competition, they finalized their 12 man roster Friday night. Friday evening, Team USA officially pared down their 16-man roster to the required 12, with four names removed:

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Portland's top transportation bureaucrat is part of a class of bike-friendly Generation Xers moving into the top perches of government. Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here. The post

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Portland is a city full of thinkers and drinkers, bikers and makers. Yet, one eighth-generation Oregonian truly embodies all of these attributes, designing and handcrafting leather and wood...

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You never know what you’ll see at Sunday Parkways Southeast.(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Summer might be waning, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop riding bikes! Whether you miss Peda

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SO SAD TO SAY, BUT THE SEARCH IS OVER. THEY DID NOT MAKE IT. The Tillamook County Sheriff’s office reports that the bodies of Justin Norton and Nick Santangelo were discovered last night, Friday, August 22nd, 2014, at approximately 8:30pm. Their vehicle had plunged off the gravel forest road ...

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Two new opportunities have been posted to our Job Listings this week. Check them out via the links below… Graphic Designer – e-commerce Consumer Service Rep – Yakima Products, Inc. For a complete list of available jobs, click here. If you’d like more information about the BikePortland Job Listings

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In the days since Michael Brown's shooting, bloggers have taken to their sites to share their thoughts on race, violence, media, and more.

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Have you ever found yourself staring in amazement at a word and its definition, realizing that it describes pretty much your entire life? Misophonia. It means you’re the kind of person for whom the sound of someone chewing, or tapping idly, or slurping is enough to drive you instantly and uncontrollably around the ben

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I don’t know that you heard it. That whoosh was summer passing, glorious as it was, chock full of every little thing I love. Long walks and sunsets and star-gazing, and spending time with my favorite people. Solveig and company visited Portland for two weeks, with five fun days at our house. We chatted in […]

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August 21st, 2014

Greetings Programs! It's an honorable opening as Scott reveals that some Klingons might come from Australia, sort of. Then, coast bar tales gives way to the Portland premiere of Dark Dungeons at the Academy Theater and why your soul depends on it. Next, Dally Demands you watch Twenty Feet From Stardom. Also, Dan has a quest

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I stitched this birthday gift for a friend recently. I am 99% done with my latest cross-stitch, but I needed a break. I used Renaissance Dyeing wool thread on linen fabric, backed with muslin. It's my own design, a bunny...

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Electronic signs will instruct drivers heading east at 26th Avenue to turn seven blocks south to Powell Boulevard rather than one block south to Clinton. Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here. The post

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