Archive for category: Books

Hot Cocoa with Tessy and Tab at Heart Coffee

January 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm Books, Family

Here’s something that is uniquely Portland. Tessy and Tab Reading Club, a twice per month subscription by mail ‘magazine’ for early readers (aged 2-6) is located on the east side of Portland.  One afternoon late last year, magazine publisher Judy MacDonald Johnston followed her love for coffee to the newly opened  Heart Coffee on  NE 22nd and […]

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Portland Author Devon Monk – Magic To The Bone

December 24, 2008 at 12:59 pm Books

One upside to being snowed in for almost a week is that I’ve had the opportunity to catch up on some of my reading.  My latest read comes from Portland author Devon Monk. Magic to the Bone uses Portland (especially St. Johns) as the backdrop for a story of magic and mystery.  Magic “hounder “(essentially […]

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Slaying The Green Dragon

November 13, 2008 at 5:49 pm Beer, Books, Food, Interview

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about restaurants closing due to a dramatic drop in business (including the sad news that one of my favorite Portland restaurants Kalga Kafe closed). This week we received news of an entirely different sort: The Green Dragon, an extremely popular watering hole for Portland’s tech set, and the […]

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WordSuck

November 9, 2008 at 2:21 am Books

This year’s Wordstock was a mere shadow of years past. Perhaps the shows failing was the result of the tough economic times, or the shift in the board of Wordstock. Whatever the cause this year’s popular book festival was anything but festive. There are a lot of places you can place blame for the failing […]

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Voicebox Karaoke – A Fantastic Addtion to Portland's Nightlife

November 7, 2008 at 1:30 pm Books, Events, Karaoke

Karaoke is very popular in Portland, and as a result some find it very difficult to get up and belt out their favorite tunes in front of so many people. Enter Voicebox, a brand new Karaoke ‘complex’ which just opened near NW 21st (2112 NW Hoyt St). Rather than a traditional Karaoke bar, Voicebox is […]

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Wordstock – When Reading is A Party

November 6, 2008 at 6:25 pm Books, Events

Portland is one of the most literate cities in the country and so when we throw a book festival, it’s a big deal. Every year I make sure to make my way down to the sea of literature that is Wordstock. This Book-A-Palooza is a cornucopia of books, authors, readings, workshops and signings. The festival […]

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