Solstice Parties Are All The Rage

Tara and I have a friend who throws a summer solstice party every year. We’d received invitations the past couple of summers but hadn’t been able to make it. This year, we decided to RSVP early and commit to going. After all, we’ve known Lisa for a few years – she’s a fellow author thatContinue reading “Solstice Parties Are All The Rage”

You, Me and Fido Makes Three

Yesterday, we ventured into Portland despite the threat of a big windstorm. We were craving a quintessential Portland Saturday, which meant we had to start out the day waiting in line more than an hour for brunch. On purpose. Because that’s what goes down in the Rose City on weekends. Portlandia┬ádevoted an entire episode toContinue reading “You, Me and Fido Makes Three”

Mark’s Handy, Pocket-Sized Guide to the Pacific Northwest

I got a great Valentine’s Day present when I learned IFC had renewed Portlandia for a second season. I love this sketch comedy series that so perfectly skewers Portland, Oregon. So many of the skits have been dead-on hilarious it’s hard to believe Fred Armisen wasn’t born and raised here. Mayor Openly Reggae. Best lineContinue reading “Mark’s Handy, Pocket-Sized Guide to the Pacific Northwest”

The Dream Of The 90s Is Alive

“Do you remember the 90s? People were talking about getting piercings and getting tribal tattoos, and people were singing about saving the planet and forming bands? There’s a place where that idea still exists as a reality: Portland. Remember when people were content to be unambitious and sleep ’til eleven and just hang out withContinue reading “The Dream Of The 90s Is Alive”