Best soul food in Portland?
Creepiest spot in Portland?
Your favorite bus stop? Bike joke? Year of flugtag?
Perhaps some of you have been to SE Asia? From what I've found out, you can get a Cambodian visa in Bangkok, but where, how much, and most importantly, how long will it take? In my research, I've been getting mixed messages about all this and I need to know ASAP! I have the opportunity to go in roughly 2 weeks so I need to know how many days ahead of time I need to arrive, and I pretty much need to buy the plane tickets tomorrow. The travel communities I'm a part of aren't very active at this hour.
P.S. I *have to* get it in Bangkok...the trip I'm going on doesn't allow time for getting a visa at the Cambodian border.
Oh, and can anyone confirm if the STA Travel office downtown is still open, or if they shut it down already?
So, today, now that the temp has dropped an the clouds rolled in, I shall be enjoying a chunk of my day working on the scripts for isues 4 of tmy Tao of Snarky comics, and fine tuning issues 1-3 while my illustrator/editor back in Michigan toils away.
Of course, to start my day, I must go grab a cup of joe for myself and my wife.
Amazingly enough, I don't feel an overwhleming urge to head downtown today..maybe tommorow, but it would be for Powell's, I think.
Anyone else just chillin at home?
I have two general admission (lawn) tickets for Tom Petty and Steve Winwood on Aug. 16th @ The Gorge Ampitheater.
I'm asking $100.
I know someone out there must want them...
I can't believe that nobody has posted about Bernie Mac dying.
...and I hope you'll listen...
I present to you, my friends, a show unlike *any* other. A show that is geared towards the music geek, the fan, the person who not only owns every album by their favorite band...but they know the idiosyncrasies of everything about that band- from whether they used a melodica for that bridge...or if the lead singer's 10 year old son wrote the hook.
Folks, friends, neighbors...I present to you, Musicology.
A show created by music geeks FOR music geeks. A little bit of Timmy Ryan, a little bit of me, Kristen Bowie.
All aspects, views, and opinions will be present and it is our *duty* to convey them to you.
A focus on local music and beyond, with a cast of thousands.
Debates, top 5's, and interviews, we hope to catch your attention on August 10th...from 7pm until 9pm on AM 970, The Talker.
Musicology. For the music scholar in all of us.
Be there. :)
Can anyone recommend a sports bar in Bend or Redmond? We're out in Sisters and thought we might go into town to watch the UFC match tonight. Thanks!
Edit: Don't worry about if they will be showing it, if you can recommend any sports bars in Bend or Redmond I can handle calling to see if they will have the UFC on.
Has anyone ever had shoes repaired over at the Nob Hill Shoe Repair shop (NW 21st at Glisan-ish)? I have a few pairs to take in there before the rain starts and I wanted to see if I could get some more reviews. I found one or two online, but more is always better.
I would go back to Hollywood Shoe Repair b/c the service and repairs were awesome, but they don't have weekend hours and I live closer to The Nob Hill place now.
i saw a tree with bunches of clusters of orange berries... anyone happen to know what it might be? it was on about 34th and hawthorne, although we saw several in that general area. the leaves looked vaguely like mimosa leaves, if that helps at all. i've googled with no results...
thanks in advance!
where can me and my ball-paddlin' buds go for a game of ping-pong and dranks?? surely portland is portland enough to have a bar with a ping-pong table?
Sooo yesterday I was wandering around downtown while waiting for a friend, and I heard a lot of shouting and chanting, so of course I think... WHOO PROTESTERS!
And lo and behold, a group of 70 or so Free Tibet marchers came through waving their flags and shouting and what not. And as I was walking past the Buffalo Wing Grill and Bar I heard someone say (swear to God...)
"What these protesters don't understand is that saying 'Free Tibet' is like the same thing as saying 'Free Arkansas.'"
I, of course, refrained from saying anything out of politeness.
After a long and arduous trek involving lots of boxes, indecision over Legoes, rubbish pile sorting, many moving vans, bouts of bronchial pneumonia, and flights over the b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l Arizona countryside, my father and I
fled from maniac hordes moved here a few days ago all the way from Tallahassee, FL in search of a more fruitful life than what we had going in Tally.
I love it here already! Beautiful greenery, a more book-loving population, communities online and offline for most anything I want to look for, public transit that does its job and then some...Wonderful!
My interests, for those interested (pun!) include but by no means are limited to:
-Judo (Anyone know a good dojo around here?)
-Paintball and airsoft (Best and worst sports ever, best because they're totally awesome, worst because they mercilessly have their way with your wallet.)
-And SCIENCE FICTION!
-Violin (Soon possibly expanding skillset to viola)
-Electric guitar (Just starting to learn this, if you hear unholy racket bellowing forth from near Portland State University it's probably me)
-3D computer modelling and artwork
-International travel and sightseeing
-Art in its myriad forms
-Space exploration (Possibly one of the best things I'll ever have taken out of Florida is an unshakeable love for NASA's work)
-Autism support and research (I'm ADD/ADHD/Asperger's/high-functioning autistic/bipolar/OCD/something. If anyone could direct me to autism resources here in Porty and/or social networking groups for people on the autistic spectrum of college age it would really be awesome and I might buy you a cookie if I happen to meet you in person.)
It's cool that you all have a meet-up amongst your members every month! I think I'll try and make it out to this month's. :D
Soooo, hopefully, talk to any number of ya'll soon, either by net or in the meat!
That I can hear from my backyard Holgate and 52nd ish. Just someone jamming in their backyard? Or something else?
ladies (or dudes, whatever),
whats your favorite henna hair color rinse and where can i get it downtown-ish?
Or, fav salon with super cheap dye service (think under $20)?
ingrown hairs. how to get rid of?!
Hey y'alls, I'm looking to create a beautiful roof-top garden on the cheap. Any tips on that in Portland? So far I have: nothing (I mean, 'cept for this freakin' awesome idea).
My mom has given me her super awesome 1950's Sonic Scout cruiser. Unfortunately, it's a bit rusty and in need of some love. As part of the deal for being able to have it, I told her I would have it restored.
Anybody know of any local-ish places that can and will do restoration work?
What are the hipster kids listening to these days? What's the next big thing? What bands from the 70s, 80s & 90s are we enjoying ironically right now? These are the things I must know!
To whom it may concern:
Just because I'm at a nightclub, and my boyfriend isn't hanging off of me, and I wear skimpy clothes and shake my ass, doesn't mean I want you to touch me.
I love to dance in a way that makes me feel sexy. I wear skimpy clothes because I feel cute and because it's a hundred degrees in there. I dance on the stage thing because it makes me feel like a superstar, plus it's less hot and more spacious up there.
That doesn't give you permission to touch or slap my ass, or to come up behind me and start dancing on me, or to start grinding against me in any way.
There's this thing called consent I believe you may have heard of, and I know you've been drinking, but asking permission (even via eye contact and facial expression) is really the polite thing to do.
Even at a strip club, you are not allowed to touch the dancers.
Dear Damn(ed?) Portlanders:
I have had a very bad day.
** A crackhead professed his love for me -- by crowing like a rooster and singing nonsense melodies -- as I was on my way to work.
** Bernie Mac died.
** The hard drive on my laptop decided to die ...
** ... and I subsequently managed to erase the OS.
** Oh, and I broke up with my Awesome Sex Pahdnah a few days ago.
Damn(ed) Portlanders, I need a distraction. What is the best place to go when one needs a strong drink and some lovely eye candy and perhaps some good music? Before I move back to the City by the Sound at the end of the month, I need to engage in some textbook Stumptown debauchery. Tonight is as good a night as any.
Where to go, o wise ones?
I eager await your responses, snarky or otherwise.
i just went downstairs to get the mail. there were these two drunk people in the elevator. they were kinda making out and kinda on the phone with someone. then he looked at me and slurred "heey good ta see ya" and he hugged me. i have never seen him before. it was very uncomfortable and smelly.
and i wasnt even shakin my ass!