May 3rd, 2008

Yo Gabb Gabba

Salem

Im hoping to go out to Salem tomorrow afternoon for a short hike. Can anyone recommend a restaurant/cafe or any cute boutique kinda stores that I should check out? I've never been there...
law talkin' guy
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Nom Nom Nom - Restaurant Recommendation

ms_xeno and I went to Burqitu, a new African restaurant on MLK last night - we highly recommend it. The people there are very friendly, and the food is excellent. Nice enjera; I had goat, and she had chicken - they were tender and nicely spiced. They take their time; don't go there if you're in a hurry, but the wait is worth it.

Oh, and the vegetable platter was good, in case any vegetarians are interested. I don't know if it's vegan, though. They don't have a liquor license.

Burquitu is at 3939 NE MLK, next to Barberama/Javarama.
house proud

speak to me of furniture stores...

good morning, DPers.

i am looking for furniture for my new house. i've looked at ikea and craigslist, crate and barrel... but i'm wondering about the lesser known furniture places.

i'm looking for new, or in really good condition, modern furniture, which means goodwill and vintage stores are not probably going to be my best sources for possibilities. i know that place wickes is going out of business and is an option, but what are some of the other places i should look? i don't want to spend a fortune, but i am prepared to shell out some bucks for some nice stuff.

i'm also looking at Pacific Lifestyle Furniture (http://www.pacificlifestylefurniture.com/)... does anyone have any experience with this place?

and, incidentally, if any of you happen to be selling a chocolate brown couch and loveseat from a non-smoking home, i'm interested in hearing all about it.

thanks in advance!
Puss in Boots

what is wrong with me?

I feel like I should really hate Fall Out Boy, but I don't! Is there something wrong with me??

What kinds of things should you hate for moral/ethical/political/etc. reasons, but find yourself coming back to time and time again?
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COLD

bike

I'm buying a bike and i remember a posting about the best routes to use and what not but i can't seem to find them.

I thought I remembered there being a google type that you entered to and from and it would tell you the best route, am i wrong?
chococat

(no subject)

I am moving to Portland in a few weeks and I have no idea where I am going to live. I have a job, it's OK I am transferring. I have friends in Portland already. I need to know where I should live, what to do when I am there, what's interesting, etc.

ME: Film/Photography Major, kind of sk8/punk ish, tattooed, gauged ears, gay, I like to drink and dance, not afraid of drugs or "urban" areas, Have mostly lived in the artsy/alter-native areas. I have lived in Milwaukee, Phoenix, Chicago, Orlando, and Seattle. I am totally open to new experiences.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Basically I like to have fun and I don't care what people think. I am laidback and live for myself and my friends.

PS. if this doesn't fit into the standards of your comunity I am sorry, but it was the only recently updated community on LJ besides Portland Republicans.


Edit: This was first posted in pdx_artists until a member suggested that I post here.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!
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    The Faint

The Mayors Race:

So, I got my ballot today, and since I am independent, there isn't a lot of meat on there...besides the Mayor's Race.
But I don't really see myself voting for either Sam Adams or Sho Dozono. But I don't want to make a totally frivolous vote, either.
So of the 11 candidates that aren't Sho or Sam, which one is running a "serious" campaign? As opposed to just trying to get their name in the voter's pamphlet?
hahaha

Working Portland

Do you live in the Portland Metropolitan Area? Do you have a job?

If you can answer yes to both of these questions, I want to take your picture!

My name is Victor. I'm a photographer working on a portrait series about people who work. You could have any job, from garbage man to corporate middleman, burger flipper to vegan gourmet, artist to artisan, grocery cart caddy to Radio cabbie. Whatever it is you do for a living, it's interesting to me, seeing as I'm lacking in such employment myself.

If you're interested, send me an e-mail telling me what you do and where you do it, and some way I might contact you. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit www.victorfitzsimons.net. Photo shoots cost absolutely nothing except a few minutes of your time.

Thanks a lot!

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Shannon Mayorga
Painter/Curator
www.smayorga.etsy.com
Influences: Rivera, Kahlo, Ortiz, Tellado, Rich, nature, cell biology
CH-standing

Any scrub techs out there?

I have a couple questions about scrubbing in PDX: Which are the better hospitals/surgery centers to work for? Starting wages at said places? Likihood of finding a job? 

I'm just starting a surgical tech program out of state but I'd like to move to PDX in a year or two to be closer to my family. 

thanks!

stop it

Vote early, vote often!

I got two ballots in the mail. Anyone else get multiples? The Oregonian claims something like 10,000 people will because of changing party affiliations. Dammit, if I was going to win those types of odds, why couldn't it be for the lotto?

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1209786904289840.xml&coll=7

Dear Voter,

You have received this ballot because you recently filed a voter registration card with our office. You may have already received a ballot for a previous registration. In order to be sure that your vote reflects your most current registration, please use this ballot. No more than one ballot will be counted for any voter. If two ballots are returned only the one matching your most current registration will be counted.

If you have any questions, please call us at 503-988-3720.

Multnomah County Elections
jane

any equestrians?

Hello folks,
I'm looking for any info on horseback riding lessons I can scrounge up. I haven't ridden with any frequency in about 10 years so we'll call me a beginner. I prefer western to english so if any of you have leads on great instructors in that arena, I'd be much obliged to hear about them. I'd prefer to not drive toooo far to get to lessons, but I'm still flexible. Just, you know, not in Bend or anything.
Thanks!
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    Mountain Goats
"When the going gets dark..."

The Opposite of Guilty Pleasures

Inspired by ritzcrackerman's post about stuff you know you shouldn't like. But you can't help it.

What do you feel that you SHOULD like, and yet you can't make yourself like it ?

I'll start.

Joni Mitchell. Yeah, I know. Artistic genius pioneering feminist musician superior politics transcended the boundaries of jazz and rock blah blah blah. But her work just leaves me cold. I've seen her paintings and frankly find her painting more enjoyable than her music.

Next !

tis the season.

so i am going to apply for a marriage license tomorrow.
the website is being less than helpful.

do i need any special identification?
and more importantly. does oregon recognize the ULC as a valid form of ordainment?
Push Button For POPSICLES

Random? Maybe.

Does anyone know where in town I could find some vintage Tiffany silver jewelry? Specifically, I am looking for a charm on a necklace, perhaps even a cross.

It doesn't need to be really old, but maybe like fifteen years? I just don't like the direction Tiffany has gone with their jewelry style-wise, but it is tradition in my family to give a new child Tiffany silver as a gift.

Thanks.
naoshi

the yooooooge.

hello lovelies. i want to visit eugene! i'm going to the Beyond Patriarchy conference next weekend, and i figured i might as well go early and explore a little bit.

anyhoo. i need a ride down there. if anyone knows of any leads, i'd be really grateful. i have no money to offer - just food and conversation. a tuesday morning departure would be ideal. <3

NEVERMIND. found a ride. thanks!

Need ride from PDX to Oly 5/5

Hey y'all, I love Portland and all but I need to go get me a school degree too. I can meet anywhere downtown. All I have is a small backpack and I'll pitch in for gas, of course. Leaving anytime on Monday would be Grrrrreat! I'd prefer noon to late afternoon;  but again anything on Monday works.

Let me know, call me at 360-904-9081.
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