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December: Shaping Up To Explode My Head

I like this time of year. Holidays in the city are nice. Now that it’s December, holiday music is acceptable and enjoyable. I like seeing people decorate their houses. I like neighborhood holiday light grudge matches. If you and your neighbors compete over who blows the most fuses, I am your target audience. I will drive to your […]

Pierogi ruskie, Golabki, and My Favorite: Placki Ziemniaczane

We went to the Polish Fest Saturday. I guess last year it rained, so there weren’t as many people. This year, there were a billion other people there. But they were all nice people with babies and dogs, out enjoying the fantastic weather. And the accordions. This guy was amazing. He was like the Jimi Hendrix of accordion […]

Oktoberfest: Beer, Wiener Dogs and Schnitzel

Saturday, we went to Okotoberfest at Oaks Amusement Park. I am told it was practice for The Polish Fest next weekend, one of the most highly anticipated festivals of the year. Festing in Portland is serious business. There were a lot of people that came out to drink beer, listen to The Polkatones and do the […]

I Had A GREAT Time at Flugtag

When I say “great time,” I mean, “Couldn’t loathe humanity more.” There were 80,000 people. It was standing room only. Thumpy techno. MTV-style hosts. And just a CRUSH of people. If you haven’t heard of Flugtag, it’s a giant, corporate sponsored event where people build human-powered flying soap box carts and send them over a […]