Category Archives: Portland

An Interview With Neil Gaiman

Way back in the winter of 2009, I had the opportunity to interview author/geek legend Neil Gaiman while he was in Portland to promote a film adaptation of his creepy novel Coraline. I later posted it on Another Portland Blog, the … Continue reading

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In Praise of Portland Hipsters

Allow me to defend the hipster hoards. I spent a decade of my adult life among them. At passing glance, they come across as “holier than thou” and arrogant douchebags; skinny jeans and ironic sunglasses and emaciated skin over brittle, … Continue reading

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The Land of the Ice and Snow

I was born and raised in Portland, OR. so I’m pretty accustomed to the madness that ensues whenever a relatively warm region gets slammed with serious winter weather. Back in December of 2008, the city was hit by a storm … Continue reading

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Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside vs. Tom Waits

The bright-eyed and bushy-tailed band played their first gig in Amsterdam at the Paradiso this week. Here’s a few moments from their peppy cover of Tom Waits’ weird/bleak/awesome “God’s Away on Business.”  Not familiar with Sallie Ford? Their current album … Continue reading

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The World’s Oddest Barbershop

“I don’t want you to write about us on your blog or your Facebook. We don’t care about that. We’re not here for fame or glory or whatever. We’re all about haircuts.” It’s a Wednesday in the summer of 2010 … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Portland Television….

Recently, I came across this Facebook homage devoted to an icon from my childhood I had nearly forgotten. The sight of “Kite Man” flooded my brain with half-remembered memories of summer mornings  in the ’80s spent parked  in front of long-gone, Portland … Continue reading

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Stumptown Coffee Goes Abroad…

One night last winter, I was heading through de Pijp, a neighborhood in Amsterdam. The area is best known for the Albert Cuyp Market, a humongous outdoor smörgåsbord  of commerce where you can find everything from tulips to fish to cheap … Continue reading

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Waiting for Meloy…

Back in March, my gal-pal “M” and I caught The Decemberists at Paradiso in Amsterdam. It’s an amazing music venue, probably my favorite on the planet, housed inside an old church. Stained glass windows still hang over the stage, the acoustics are … Continue reading

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Feeding the Trolls

Are you looking for a quick, easy way to drive yourself absolutely insane? Well, speaking from experience, I can tell you that trying to create a Wikipedia article for a radio show with questionable notability is one way to place … Continue reading

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An Interview With Hutch Harris of The Thermals

Back in March, I had the good fortune to interview Hutch Harris of The Thermalsfor a nifty English magazine in the Netherlands called Unfold. Released biweekly, each issue “unfolds” to reveal a poster as the reader makes their way through the magazine. … Continue reading

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