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Monotonix in Portland

September 6, 2008 at 8:13 pm Music

Tonight MusicFest NW featured of the best shows on a stage in Portland. It was truly punk. It was crazy, wild wonderful and simply amazing. I’ll have a complete report soon. Here’s a sampling from the show. David Walker at who was at the show and captured these videos: If you're new here, you […]

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Can You Please Not Sing Along With The Music??!?

September 6, 2008 at 5:37 pm Music

I can’t say I’ve ever really been much of a fan of Vampire Weekend. When I hear their music I can’t help but hear how they’ve clearly lifted their musical influences (they’re a simple mix of 80’s ska band and Paul Simon). I had a spot in my MusicFest NW schedule so I decided to […]

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Musicfest North West and Time Based Art Festival – TBA '08

September 4, 2008 at 2:03 pm Events, Music

Tonight two major arts and entertainment festivals had their kick-off events. Both showed that Portland is big enough to support two huge festivals, even when they run at the same time. I started the evening at MusicFest NW, their kick off party was an outdoor cocktail party in the lot next to the Wonder Ballroom. […]

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Nutshell Restaurant in Portland is Screwed

September 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm Food, Vegan

The restaurant started out of a simple proposition – create a unique place which served gourmet food that used fresh local and natural ingredients and didn’t have any animal products. The words VEGAN weren’t plastered across the sign or on the menu. The food was just Vegan by nature. The restaurant had its roots in […]

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Laughing Planet – Good Solid Eats

August 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm Food

I met my friend David Walker today at Laughing Planet on Belmont for lunch. I’ve been to the restaurant many times but today as we were finishing up our lunch it struck me how much I enjoy eating there and just how consistently dependable it is. What makes Laughing Planet works so well is that […]

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