A little over two years ago, we moved to this cool town, for an amazing company with which Kenny saw a bright and promising future.
I wish I had seen this video before we moved - I would have been super pumped (instead of pumped and nervous - haha.) about the uncertain journey that was unfurling ahead.
With two+ years at Nike HQ under his
No lie. This was posted on the Community Bulletin Board in my local supermarket yesterday. I read it when I went past, then doubled back to make sure I read it right, and that it did, in fact, say 'mini-goat'.
And people are so nice here that this lovely dog-walking citizen took it home to care for it until its owner is found.
This happened. Drove right by us on Barnes Road.
Gavin remarked that it looked like the bus from Scooby-Doo. Sort of. But it's more like a super-fan or funny guy who painted his VW bus that way. Maybe he farms himself out as Shaggy and does kids birthday parties?
Anyway...I present to you Portland's version of The Mystery Bus:
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PDX and American Airlines are running a Summer Splash promotion where one lucky traveler will win a $1,000 travel certificate. As part of the on-site activities, the PDX Starbucks was doing a "blend your own frappucino" thing.
We happened by on our way to baggage claim last week.
And you knew this would happen, right?
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Needless to say, the kids and
During the 35 years I lived in Philadelphia, I don't think I ever saw the Emergency Alert System (or Emergency Broadcast System) used outside of the standard, regularly-scheduled testing.
You know the one: three crackly electronic beeps (that's the official term) followed by the 1050Hz sound, and then a robot-esque voice stating whether it's a test or sharing details on what the the actual emergency
There's a world of difference between PHL and PDX.
I love flying through PDX - TSA lines move quickly, it's easy to get around and folks are friendly! I wasn't surprised to find PDX on this list of America's fastest airports. (Yet another reason for Philadelphia family and friends to plan a visit. What? A fast airport experience on the way home isn't enough to
I had one of those "Yep, I'm from Philadelphia moments" last weekend when I was walking to the Beaverton Farmers Market from my parking spot.
I was patiently waiting for the light to turn green so I could walk across the street. I stood next to the street lamp and looked around, trying not to grow oh-so-incredibly-bored while waiting the 180 seconds for the light
When we were young, the Mister Softee truck was always a welcome after-dinner summer treat for us city kids. We'd fill sweltering summer days playing kick the can, riding Big Wheels or "swimming" in round plastic pools from K-Mart in the shared driveways (or alleys - depending upon your preference :) ) behind the mid-century row houses in Northeast Philadelphia, before grabbing dinner - and
Portland is widely lauded as one of the most dog-friendly cities in America. It's definitely kind of shocking coming from Philadelphia, where, say...I've never shopped at Old Navy with a pit bull. Within two weeks of moving to Portland, I'd done that. And within a month of moving here, I'd also shopped with a pomeranian in Home Depot. To Grace's delight, the pomeranian was shaved
Here's an old shot of Grace hanging out in the parking lot in front of the Keep Portland Weird mural across from VooDoo Doughnuts.
This was back when we could still get her to wear jeans. And naturally, she color coordinated with the mural. ;)