George Takei, Abraham Lincoln, and the Oregon Symphony – three great tastes that taste great together?
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 news broke that famous baker Christina Tosi will be bringing her mouth-watering Milk Bar treats to Portland!
Amazon announced they intend to build a second headquarters outside of Seattle. Like a hot new debutante on “The Bachelorette,” Amazon told all prospective cities to duke it out for her honor. And, yes, Portland is a suitor trying to steal Amazon’s heart.
As more details come out about the 15-year-old Vancouver boy suspected to have started the Eagle Creek Fire by throwing smoke bombs, what’s an appropriate punishment for destruction of this scale?
With Portland embracing its weird culture, it only makes sense that we’d also get some of the weirdest criminals. So, when a woman threw her toddler into a nearby car (the kid’s unharmed, by the way) while running from the police, how could we possibly be surprised?
Portland’s sports teams show what good sports they are by fundraising for hurricane and wildfire support!
Portlanders aren’t just fanatics for our sports teams, we want to help wherever we can, and Stumptown’s teams are no different. The Trail Blazers, Timbers, Thorns FC, Winterhawks, and Hillsboro Hops recently announced they’re combining efforts to provide disaster relief in Oregon and throughout the country.
(UPDATED: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 – 5:23 a.m. PT)
Now that investigators have identified fireworks as the cause of the raging forest fire igniting more than 41,000 acres (nearly 65 square miles) of beautiful Oregon and Washington forest and making its way across both states, we have to ask – why do Oregon and Washington still allow personal consumers to buy and use fireworks?
Portlanders generally understand the basic concept of Labor Day – it’s a public holiday celebrating those of us who have to work or labor throughout the year. However, if that’s the case, why do so many retail stores have sales requiring minimum-wage workers to work the holiday?
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).