Portlandish: Found Mini-Goat

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'. It did. And people are so nice here that this lovely...

Portlandish: The Mystery Machine

Portlandish: The Mystery Machine

Oh yeah. 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...

Portlandish: Blend Your Own Frappuccino

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...

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock

I love spending time on the Oregon Coast. It's so very different than the East Coast beaches that Kenny and I frequented in younger years. The Oregon Coast is almost always cool, the water is freezing (to my old feet; Gavin and Grace don't seem to mind - haha.) and...

Portlandish: Emergency Alert System

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)...

Portlandish: Walk Buttons

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...

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