Hey, I was treated to the most amazing sunrays coming through the clouds early today (read: yesterday) while I was driving southbound across the Fremont Bridge.
Is there any of you local shutterbugs who might have caught a shot of that wonderful Portland sunbreak?
I dunno how you guys run your lives but I get up around 7:30 or 8:00 without my alarm clock. If I can sleep until 9:00 my friends'd throw a fuckin party, man. KRS II gets up before me but the rest of my flat-mates wouldn't roll out of bed until 2:00 in the afternoon if they didn't have to.
The rest of my 'hood seems to get moving around 11:00 on the weekends and 9:00-ish during the week.
The odd thing is I know traffic on the interstates is all fucked up by 6:30.
Who by the Hammer of Thor starts work at 6:30?
Where are you going?
So, DP'ers I ask you. What time do you get up, where do you go and how long does it take you to get there?
Peeps, I'm gonna 'cue up a beef brisket this weekend. This will be my second attempt, and the first time, I scored a nice chunk of meat from Costco.
However, I'm not a member there ... and last two times I've gone, they haven't had brisket.
I know a few non-Costco places that have brisket. But I'm looking for personal recommendations before I pick one at random and go.
All suggestions are welcome, although I'd prefer non-vegan sources. Thanks!
So, this year for Thanksgotten, my celebration the day following Thanksgiving, I'm looking to cook an entire salmon.
Last year I went with New Seasons, which was pretty tasty, but very spendy.
Is there a local distribution source where I might be able to buy a whole fish? I don't mind dealing with the head and tail (though I'd prefer something that'd been gutted).
I guess I'm looking for the equivalent to Gardner's meats, but for fish.
who the hell turned on the hurricane machine??
I'm over here in New Hampshire, being all nostalgic again, listening to The Decemberists music, and then I remembered a place I loved, the smell, the atmosphere everything.
Do any of you remember/know of/go to the little cafe the Star E Rose Cafe? If so what do you think of it (you can say good or bad, I just want opinions)
And if any of you want a now 17 year old roommate (once I save up money) I can keep things clean, as long as everything has a set place/order, and I am good at cleaning up trash/doing dishes (although around here I don't do them often, around other people, like if it were roommates or an at the time partner's family's place, I can clean up and help out very nicely ;P)
Ever since I picked up my first-ever Moleskine journal last weekend, I have been feeling creative and poetic. I shall hereby share a Portland haiku.
Nineteen dollar cut
with punk rock and cheap-ass beer
Anyone else with Portland-based haiku? And....5-7-5!
I just landed a job downtown and was wondering if anyone could recommend some scrumptilicious cafes or foodcarts to check out during lunchtime? I'll be at broadway/salmon!
does anyone have a monthly carfax account who'd be willing to check on a vin for me? i'll buy my own subscription if i need to, but would like to avoid it since i only need to check on one car.
thanks in advance if anyone can help
So I live in a trailer park that apparently is part fishbowl. This I don't have a problem with, per se.
What I DO have a problem with is twofold. 1. One of my neighbors obviously delights in making shit up about my family. The latest complaint is that I had a party last week and people "from the party were wandering around the park till 4 a.m." Not a noise complaint, but that people were walking around. Further, my party was over by 11. 2. The woman who runs the management company for the park doesn't request proof from whoever this is, just sends us a nasty warning letter or calls and then does not listen to a damn word I say. This time my husband went to the office and she sputtered a bit but finally jotted "not true" on the letter for our file (or something like that). Won't tell us who is making the accusations, throws around how "Oregon law is very specific on this kind of thing" and just is a general bitch.
And I don't call her that just because of these issues, I haven't liked the woman from the first time I met her and she said "fuck" in what should have been a professional setting.
Anyway....being relatively new to Oregon (and loving everything else about it) I was just wondering if anyone here happened to be a property lawyer or whatever and could possibly give me some advice, offlist?
I should probably add that this is not my only venue for answers, I plan on doing some other searching/asking elsewhere as well.
I am cleaning out my closets and have a small pile of hats, scarves, some sweaters, etc, that I'd like to donate somewhere for the winter months. However, I haven't seen any donation barrels at my local grocery store and I don't know of any drop-off points; I haven't even seen any signs on churches or local organizations or... well, anything, really.
I live right off Powell, so I can hop on the 9 pretty easily (depending on how many bags I end up with) to take them somewhere. I have gotten a flier or two for an organization that does a curb pickup, but I'm under the impression that they resell the items, and I want a place that collects such items and gives them out for free to high needs groups.
Does anyone know of such a place and can give me details on how to find them?
And I guess while I'm at it, I'm also looking for an animal shelter in SE that needs volunteers to play with the animals.
...The Oregon Theatre? Yes, I know they show Adult (or maybe "adult") something or other...but is it movies, or videos, or booths, or what? Or is it a big theatre with one screen? Oh, and how gross is it? I realize that's like asking how bad a piece of poo smells ("on a scale of one to ten, how bad does the shit smell?"), but is it laden with trenchcoaty perverts, with a sticky floor, or what? How's the popcorn?
I'm serious. Really. I drive by it every day, and just want to know.