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December 18th, 2017

29 of The Best Things to Do in Portland: December 18-21

Cheer the Fuck Up Already: Happy Hole-Adays Are Here Again! by Mercury Staff It's here—the last week before Christmas! The last gasp of relative sanity before holiday madness crescendoes. What better way to spend it than by sharing a

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Was 2017 Portland's Year of the Sandwich? It certainly seemed that way after compiling our annual guide to the 10 best things we ate this year.

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Was 2017 Portland's Year of the Sandwich? It certainly seemed that way after compiling our annual guide to the 10 best things we ate this year.

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As single-ticket sales become the greatest source of earned income, local theater companies are designing programs and perks to cultivate new subscribers, keep longtime subscribers and lure back former ones.

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Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) Fletcher Henderson (1897-1952) Rita Streich (1920-1987) William Boughton (1948) David Liptak (1949) Christopher Theofanidis (1967) and Saki - H. H. Munro (1870-1916) Paul Klee (1879-1940) Christopher Fry (1907-2005) Abe Burrows (1910-

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The Beatles’ annual holiday tradition of recording jolly Christmas messages for fan club members was an important part of the band’s relationship with their most ardent supporters, affectionately referred to by them as “Beatle People.” Spanning 1963 to 1969, The Beatles’ holiday recordings were originally pressed

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December 17th, 2017

by Anonymous Another job I could do if I wasn't a felon. You know when you have the kind of issues that you can't even say them out loud, because you don't want the people around you to know how much and what kind of piece of shit you actually are? You know when

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A Christmas concert will take place at the Horse Brass tonight as Tom May continues a 35-year tradition. Tom May’s Annual Christmas Show 5-8:30 pm Sunday Dec. 17, the Horse Brass Pub, 4537 SE Belmont St.; Folkie Tom May has been playing professionally for 40 years during time which he’s toured extensively, writt

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Why was Marie Antoinette executed? Mostly because she ticked off the subjects: The ‘cake’ to which Marie Antoinette refers is not what we think of as ‘cake’ (a sugary confection that is a luxury). In that period of Europe –...

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COLBERT, Wash. - Bolt cutters and a tranquilizer - that's what it took to free a moose in Spokane County after a swing set standoff. The animal's fight to free itself only made the situation worse. It's a call WDFW...

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The week's highlights include "A Christmas Story Live!," Kit Harington in the miniseries "Gunpowder," the season finale of "The Voice," and the "SNL Christmas Special."

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President and Founder of the world-famous Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building, Donelle Dadigan, announced that, the Hollywood Museum is thrilled that Burt Ward and world renown Batman ‘66 collectors, will work together in the first ever “Batman ‘66” exhibit, opening to the public on Jan 12th 2018

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The Newport lighthouse was only ever active for three years, but a strong local effort ensured it would stick around for generations to come.

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[Graphic: Christmas at the Crack House, WB Skinner, DeviantArt.] By Chuck Orloski   No welcome mat upon doorstep I enter kitchen empty No stoned AARP girl upon floor The wall pictures not mine No junkie painted Michelangelo this way and The Devil loves a crack house Dirty dishes in sink are mine to rehab Bad […]

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Welcome in the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21st at Arch Bridge Taphouse with Fort George Brewery and Finnriver Cidery. From 5:00-8:00pm, the brewery and ciders will celebrate Solstice with the Mostest, an evening of holiday cheer on the shortest day of the year. The line-up of beers from Fort George includes Magn

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The fellowship program's mission is simple: To support artists by giving them stipends to create solo exhibits for Stumptown's recently redesigned downtown cafe.

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The 60 Years of the LEGO Brick set will be part of the January gift-with-purchase for the period of January 28, 2018 to the February 4, 2018 when you spend a minimum of $125 at any LEGO Brand Store. The set consists of 421 pieces and features four micro-builds to celebrate 60 years of LEGO. […]

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December 16th, 2017

by Anonymous Hey OLCC if you want to make your quotas or whatever holla at me! I was at a bar this week and legit walked in on one of the bartenders doing blow in the bathroom. Same bartender was serving people that could hardly stand who I then saw get into their car and at

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone! We’ll be taking a short break here at EmptyEasel through the end of December, so there’ll be no new posts for the next 2 weeks. . . BUT after that we’ll be back bright and early on January 1st with our regular schedule of articles. :) From all [...]

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The Trail Blazers held the Hornets to just 34.4 percent from the field on their way to victory. It wasn’t pretty, but the Port

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“There’s something about water that washes away the cares of the mind and heart.” Patricia Robin Woodruff Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: attitude, happiness, photo, quote, refreshing, SwittersB, water

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The Blazers and Hornets both tried to give the game away, but Portland held on to guarantee another winning road trip. The

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Why, yes - funds from Portland water ratepayers were used by Fireman Randy to build this demonstration home, to the tune of $940,000. The city recently sold it for $394,000. After a long legal battle, the city has agreed to...

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The Blazers take on the Hornets at 4:00 pm today on NBC Sports Northwest. Hang out and chat with us! Tip-off: 4:

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Network 23 experimented with them, but found that they appeared linked to spontaneous combustion/explosion in some viewers. Yet: Investigators have been left mystified by the case of a 70-year-old pensioner who burst into flames and died in front of horrified...

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The latest: your phone. The California Department of Health warned that people need to keep their cell phones several feet away from them to reduce radiation exposure and health risks. If these folks had been around in the horse-drawn buggy...

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A Boston University theater professor claims the Christmas carol has a “problematic history” because it was originally performed to make fun of African Americans. Jingle Bells is racist, White Christmas is racist, Baby it’s Cold Outside is sexist. What the...

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BikeCraft is back and we couldn’t be happier. This event — which is open all weekend — celebrates local, bike-inspired arts and crafts. It started in 2005 and has come roaring back this year thanks to an organizational boost from our friends Elly Blue and Joe Biel from Microcosm Publishing and Brian Echerer fro

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Portland looks to continue their good road play in Charlotte against a struggling Hornets team.

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The Infinite Art Tournament Left Bracket Third-Round Elimination: Sisley v. van Ruisdael!

Jacob van Ruisdael lost his first Tournament contest to Rachel Ruysch, but he didn't throw down his paintbrushes; he's won four in a row to make it to Third Round Elimination. He'll face a challenge here against Alfred Sisley, however, who has struggled through to a 4-1-1 record of his own, with his most recent wi

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A subversive genre bending thriller that solves one of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries - the disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt in 1967

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François Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834) Augusta Holmès (1847-1903) Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) Turk Murphy (1915-1987) Steve Allen (1921-2000) Dame Thea King (1925-2007) Alice Parker (1925) Kenneth Gilbert (1931) Philip Langridge (1939-2010) Trevor Pinnock (1946) Isabelle van Keulen (1966) and Jane Austin (1775-1817) Geo

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Featuring five spreads with over 30 pop-ups from New York Times best-selling author, artist, and pop-up master Matthew Reinhart, this breathtaking work of art revisits Pixar’s impressive history. Like each Pixar movie, each pop contains Easter eggs to other Pixar films. Pixar: A Pop-Up Celebration is a vibrant tribute

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Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979) Ray Noble (1903-1975) William Wordsworth (1908-1988) Art Neville (1937) and John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) William Safire (1929-2009) John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969) and from The Writer's Almanac: It

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December 15th, 2017

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Checking out some frame bits be

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by Anonymous What's with all the idiots sitting in their cars with their engine idling? You're an idiot because you think you need a 100-200-horsepower engine to power a tiny phone. Or you think your phone will deplete a 50-pound car battery. Or you think need to run your AC o

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I often have the opportunity to work with some really fun public events around Portland. This year I've been involved with the Portland Tweed Ride organizers' group and had the opportunity to help them produce some promotional media for their event, starting with a Save the Date card. It seemed like a great way to do some v

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Portland abandons the Mickey Mouse defense, outfoxes Orlando. In the early part of the 2017-18 NBA season, the

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Portland’s Burnside Brewing will host its 2017 Holiday Party on Thursday, December 21st from 5:00-8:00pm. This day will also see the release of its 2017 Fable Flanders Red in a limited run of 750mL bottles. Taking a blend of 24 month and 6 month aged Fable Flanders Red from French Oak barrels, notes of cherry […]

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The Portland Trail Blazers stayed comfortably ahead of the Orlando Magic most of the night, holding on for a semi-relaxed win.

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I’ve long suspected that some people will like a bad restaurant just because it has a lot of hype. Such is the case for The Shed at Dulwich. From NPR’s The Salt, The Shed at Dulwich was one of the most exclusive eateries in south London for about six months — available only by reservation,

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If your partnership was audited, would you want the IRS to select your representative? If you joined a partnership this year and it was subject to a tax assessment related to a year when you were not a partner, would you think it fair for you to pay a portion of that assessment? Of course ...

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Dear Mr. Berko: We’re both 73, and like most Americans, we’re starving for yield but scared to reach. Our neighbor told us he just bought 150 shares of Westpac Banking Corp., an Australian company. We could buy 200 shares if you think the stock, including its dividend, is safe. Also, we are told that Iceland’s ...

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Greg saw Star Wars (NO SPOILERS) and really liked it, Sarah found an Olympic jacket at a thrift store and now wants to pretend she is an Olympian, what sport would you play, free house but you have to move it, Star Wars salads, Greg's predictions, and more - have a great weekend friends! Big thanks to NEXT ADVENTURE for

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BAE Systems has unveiled a new aircraft design that could be a major advance in stealth technology. The new MAGMA drone does away with aircraft control surfaces, resulting in an aircraft whose shape remains constant throughout its entire flight. The...

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If you haven’t talked to voice activated artificial intelligence by now, I’d be kinda surprised. You’ve got Siri, Alexa, Cortana… they’re all over the place. And always listening. But let’s be honest… they don’t always do what you want them to do. So if you’ve got an idea on how

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The Portland Design Commission shot down the St Johns Neighborhood Association’s appeal of staff approval given to the Central Lofts project at 8608 N. Lombard Street, by a 4-0 vote on Thursday.

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Portland Food and Drink News Wrap-Up: The Bad, the Sad, and the Glad

by Chad Walsh 24th and Meatballs Nolan CalischLet's dig in. The

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An enhanced services district is being formed to combat problems associated with widespread homelessness.

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