September 27th, 2007

  • rarebit

a very far fetched memory of youtube, please help

it was a 60s/70s/80s era show, American Bandstand maybe..... of a moderately popular punk type guy. it was clearly lip-synchronised and he was clearly kind of poking fun at all of it, walking around in the audience etc.. fuccckkkk that's so little to go on. I think that this punk person had a more popular band, later, maybe. but his Person is a "widely known" persona, I think. eh, worth a shot. thanks.

and if that's useless, here's a question: what's the strangest/funniest thing you've ever put into your pussy or ass.
ski nut


Where have you seen the cheapest diesel or b5 biodiesel in this city? Last Saturday the stations around me (28th & SE Steele) were $2.99ish, then Saturday afternoon they were $3.07, and by Sunday afternoon when I was thinking about filling up, my local Shell had an astounding $3.17.

I mean, I know in England it's like $8/gal or something thereabouts, but being 1. a college student 2. from the east coast and 3. only having to fill up once a month or so, I am willing to drive hither and thither for the cheapest fill-up. In suburban PA where I hail from, where interstate-travelling trucks abound, diesel is usually pretty cheap. Although we surely don't have B5 anywhere, let alone standard!
red rain

Saturday, October 20, Downtown, Main Library


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Tell me about your favorite acquaintances - customers, characters, custodians, cashiers, clerks, and commuters!

The people you know but don't know. What do you know about them? What do they know about you? What do you talk about? Why is it pleasant (or unpleasant) to know them? What have you inferred about them? Have you ever gone out socially... or considered it?

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Does anyone have a good recommendation for a hotel or B&B in Eugene, or know a place I ought to avoid? It doesn’t need to be dog-friendly or anything fancy, but if there is a spiffy place you enjoyed, I'd love to hear about it.

Also, are there any yummy breakfast spots in Eugene you might recommend?

stor trooper
  • rini

Question about doctors

Do any of you Portlanders have any experience with the Laurelhurst Women's Clinic on NE 50th & Hoyt? Been there? Heard anything good or bad? I didn't see any mention of it in the memories and I can't find much online (i.e. no website). I'm just doing some research into doctors in the area who also happen to be covered by my insurance!
dripping hair
  • sassyps

Popular Mechanics--25 Things A MAN should be able to do

The List: How to...

1. Patch a radiator hose
2. Protect your computer
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized (check)
4. Frame a wall (check)
5. Retouch digital photos (check)
6. Back up a trailer (check)
7. Build a campfire (check)
8. Fix a dead outlet (kind of)
9. Navigate with a map and compass (check)
10. Use a torque wrench
11. Sharpen a knife (check)
12. Perform CPR (check)
13. Fillet a fish (check)
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid (check)
15. Get a car unstuck (check--thank you Michigan)
16. Back up data (check)
17. Paint a room (check)
18. Mix concrete (check)
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle (check--thanks Dad)
20. Change oil and filter (check_
21. Hook up an HDTV
22. Bleed brakes (I've seen it done...)
23. Paddle a canoe (check)
24. Fix a bike flat (check)
25. Extend your wireless network (check)

Im a female yet 80%

Matt says using a condom should be added...what do you think?


So, I don't have that much to do today, and it's really nice outside. I could sit here at my computer, but that seems like a waste. I have this idea it might be fun to hang out somewhere in the sun and practice my guitar. Maybe downtown, maybe elsewhere. Anyone have favorites places?
Rio Dayglo Drinks

Thankful Thursdays, Portland-Style!

1. They Might Be Giants performing at Roseland Theatre tonight. I am so there!

2. Warm, fragrant scent of spice tea on Lower SE Stark, between the railroad crossing and Grand. Are there tea warehouses in that area?

3. Polish Festival this Saturday and Sunday in North Portland near Overlook Park station (yay for easy accessibility via MAX). I've attended this annual gathering in the past years, and I've always had fun.

4. The smaller paper dimensions of the Willamette Week. Now I can have an easier time fitting the paper into my messenger bag (note: I'm still a wannabe hipster, as we all know that real hipsters read the Portland Mercury, not the Willamette Week). By the way, I do like the new WW logo....

5. Free Portland Museums this Saturday (through The Smithonian online)--thanks to mr_sunyata for this tip!

6. Damn delicious vegan cookies from a fellow damnportlander! *drinks*!


7. Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend! Thanks to lovemotionstory for this tidbit!
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First Thursday - Portland Open Studios at United Way Art of Change

First Thursday of the new season is coming next week. If you're out and about downtown, show some love to local artists that are part of Portland Open Studios, who will be previewing their works at the United Way Art of Change Gallery. Details below!

Portland Open Studios Preview
United Way Art of Change Gallery
619 SW 11th Ave. in Portland
5:30 – 9 pm on Thursday, October 4

Portland Open Studios is an annual tour of 98 artists’ workplaces. Visit the United Way Art of Change Gallery to view artworks from more than 60 Portland Open Studio artists.

Free entertainment by Michelle House. Gourmet appetizers by Le Sous Chef. Sponsored by Laura Fallon Burns, Oregon Financial Services Group.

The Portland Open Studios Preview exhibit is available for viewing at the United Way Art of Change Gallery from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday-Thursday until October 26.Collapse )
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    busy busy

Speaking of "Have you seen?"

Has anyone seen that super skinny tan guy around town who rides a ten speed wearing only cut-off jeans with the long flowing mane of hair? He's like a cross bewteen David Lee Roth and one of those creepy guys who hang out at the nekkid beach at Sauvie's Island.
Bleeding Flaming Winged Heart


Does anyone have any recommendations for persons/companies that repair roof flashing? I specifically need the flashing around my chimney replaced.

This person/company should be licensed and insured.



My friend got married up in Canada and now she wants a Divorce and is convinced she has to go all the way back to Canada to do so. So My question here is 1. Does she? and 2. How would she go about doing so since this is a same sex couple. Needless to say we're both drawing blanks here. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. 

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    curious curious
juggling bagels

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umm..okay my roommate and i are looking for an apartment and i know about all the places to look for one but i guess i was curious if anyone has ever had a two bedroom apartment that had rooms that were the same size. usually we just switch off who gets the larger room every time we move but like..i dunno why does it ALWAYS have to be like that? i mean, lots of people cohabitate who aren't doing eachother right?? anyway, thanks guys :)

Chicago, transplanting...

So I'm going to be different, and maybe be a Portlander who moves to Chicago. If any of you have moved from there to here, or here to there and are willing, I'd like to hear any advice about moving so far.
My company has an office in Bensenville, I have a feeling I could be commuting from N Chicago to Bensenville, and I don't think the CTA can quite get me all the way to that office. Would driving out there everyday really suck?
If I wanted to secure a 1 bedroom apartment and afford to have a truck load of my stuff moved out there, any ballpark idea of how much money I need to get saved up?
  • eleuvox

Possibly moving to Portland

Hi. We - my girlfriend and I - are possibly moving to Portland. We'll be making a scouting trip in October, but before then we'd like to get a feel for the layout of the city. No, we've never been.

Personally, I'd like to know where the mid to high end restaurants are located, and how competitive that industry is. That's my employment.

Where, mainly, are the clubs? Bars? The museums? Things we should know about?

But more than anything, where are the best/worst places to live? We're looking at the Ellington right now, at 1610 Ne 66th Ave. What are the advantages, cultural makeups of the different areas? Transportation issues, safety issues, economic issues?

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out. I'm sure you guys get these all the time.
  • rarebit

who's the guy who owns that basketball team

who's also a prominent portland person?

also, I asked once a long time ago for any prominent portland people you could come up with, and can't remember any of the wording so I can't really search for it easily. if you can find the link, that's the best! (it was like a year ago) otherwise, who are some prominent portland figures, in your opinion? it was worded so much better originally, and came up with some really interesting results.



Is there a good Indian grocery store in SE Portland? (besides the Indain4U convenience store thingy on Hawthorne) Or anywhere else to find paneer. Trader Joe's used to sell it, but alas! it is no more...