I noticed that there is a newly opened Tropical Smoothie Cafe on the bottom floor of The Civic on 19th and W. Burnside.
I HIGHLY recommend it. I have not been to that location specifically, but there were 10+ locations where I grew up (which I frequented). They have TONS of smoothie flavors (and you can substitute Splenda if you like). I think the prices are comparable to Jamba Juice - each smoothie is $3-$4 or so, but they only come in one size (I think 24 oz).
They also have wraps, and sandwiches which are quite good - but a little on the expensive side.
why, great DPers, does east coast coffee suck in comparison to west coast coffee? no wonder new yorkers are so cranky; they're expected to never sleep, yet they've got crappy brown water to fuel their cynical little souls. i pity them, truly.
mmm...looking forward to my morning coffee....
portland related b/c....if you don't know, i'm not going to tell you.
as a few of you have seen, i make buttons!
I would like to extend an offer to anyone interested, I'd like to simply photograph the buttons on you. The proposed shots wouldn't include your face or anything else distinguishable, only the button, maybe your jacket or shirt.
I can't really afford to pay you, but I was thinking I could pay for lunch, i'd only need 20 minutes at the most, and you can certainly have your pick of buttons :)
please reply if you're interested, would need to be in downtown around pioneer square, powells, goose hollow/PGE park or NW.
(would like to do this tuesday, but would probably need a few people, so other days too)
Are there any cool t-shirt places online besides Threadless and BustedTees?
Are there any that are cheaper?
I want more cool/ironic shirts before I leave on my 6-week job thing, and also don't have a ton of money.
My complaint with Threadless/BustedTees is that I think spending $20 on a tee-shirt is ludicrous. Also, in my experience, Threadless shirts always shrink, and then don't fit me as well. Not really worth it.
I need a couple screens printing screens made, any of you guys know someone that can help me out?
I got cash.
I couldn't find anyone who was up for shelling out $40 for a Cirque ticket, so I'm going alone tonight. Thought I'd poke my head in and see if anyone else was going to be there this evening :D
Two stray dogs, a black lab and a pug, strolling by with no owner in sight, corner of SE 82nd and Reedway. Both have collars, no tags. I've got them lured into my back yard which is visible from the street in case owners come walking by, plus I'm kind of keeping an eye (&ear) out front for someone trying to call dogs. If these are yours or you think you know whose they are, feel free to reply here. Otherwise, I'm thinking animal control tomorrow when they open.
My name is Eva Fields and I'm sending this to tell you that my grandma Eva Rutland www.evarutland.com will be signing books in Portland. Mrs. Rutland wrote a memoir entitled "When We Were Colored, a Mother's Story" that tells her story of being a young black mother raising four children in California during the early days of integration of the 1950s and 1960s. Upbeat and funny, she states in her introduction "I was born in the olden days, when pot was a cooking utensil, webs were for spiders and civil rights were for white folks." She tells stories all mothers can relate to, like taking her four children all under the age of eight to the 5-and-10 (the Five and Dime) three days before Christmas and 5-year-old Ginger having a break down in the store because she spent all her money and forgot to buy her daddy a present. Mrs. Rutland peppers her stories with reminders of the special problems that blacks faced. She ends the Christmas story with a lament about having to walk past Woolworths during the Civil Rights era when the store was being picketed for because they would not serve blacks at their lunch counters in the South. She states "but pass it up I did. This was bigger than my pockets. These young people were bigger than me---and I couldn't let them down."
Eva Rutland is now 91-years-old and blind but she continues to write. She has published over 20 novels and is currently working on her sequel to "When We Were Colored," tentatively entitled "Grandma Troubles." She will be signing books and talking about her life on:
Saturday March 15th, 1:00 PM
Central Library - Multnomah County
801 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205