When we first learned that George Takei will be serving as the narrator for the Oregon Symphony’s 2017-18 season opening night performance of Aaron Copland’s orchestral tribute to Abraham Lincoln, we were more than a little confused.
Upon further investigation, we’re quite simply blown away. “Oh… myyyy…” indeed!
Portland loves its sweets. From decadent cupcakes from Cupcake Jones in the Pearl District to the infamous (and vegan) Cock-n-Balls doughnut from Voodoo Doughnuts. Pastries not your thing? Pick up some Bone Marrow and Smoke Cherries ice cream from Salt and Straw. Portland will candy-coat your sweet tooth.
So, imagine our excitement when Eater, Portland’s food blog, broke the news that the famous baker Christina Tosi will be bringing her mouth-watering Milk Bar treats to Portland!
Portland loves comics. We have a ton of comic book stores sprinkled throughout the city. Plus, every year near the end of the summer, we have the Rose City Comic Con – a festival where Stumptowners have the excuse to dress up like their favorite comic book and movie heroes and villains (like we need an excuse to do that).
Portland is weird. This is nothing new.
We’re both anti-consumerist and one of the most trend-setting (and trend-adopting) cities in the country, if not the world.
We have an attention-seeking population the size of a small country, willing to perform the most inane human party tricks just to have someone look at them (ever seen our unicycle-riding Star Wars-loving bagpipe player?).
So, when American Idol announced its surprisingly-early return this fall (the gods rewarded us with its cancellation a season ago, but, what the gods giveth, they also taketh away), we suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that Portland is the kickoff audition city on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Have you seen the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food? The host, Adam, eats everything imaginable, and in his recent video post, he sets his sights on Portland. Both Cooking Light magazine and Man v. Food love Portland’s amazing repertoire of restaurants and eateries.
Not familiar with the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food? This guy goes up against the biggest meals you can imagine in a desperate attempt to… well… actually, we have no idea what he’s trying to prove. It’s one of those “car crash shows” where you can’t turn away because it’s so horrible to imagine you have to keep watching.