vol 11.

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i’m chillin in portland all break (jewish *shrugs*) and had a touch of free time (ok fine nothing but free time) and thought y’all might need a little escape from your holiday swirl. yea? cool:

1.  unsure which movie will cure what the break is throwin’ at ya? this list will help. brooklyn!
2.  winter still isn’t over, but, like, good! more time to save for a hanging geodesic love seat.
3.  drake on cake is great, but we’ve got a bakestress in-house that can totally hold her own.
4.  “boy, are you wifi? because if i have to pay for your ass i’m out.” – yassss to boy are you.
5.  can we pleeeease go to matt’s bbq? the brisket is supposedly fatty / flavorful as hell now.
6.  heard lover by in the valley below via my discover weekly and now it’s on repeat forever.
7.  all right listen up, folks. janet jackson tribute night is on wed 1.13 at holocene. i repeat …
8.  and hood internet will be at mississippi studios on fri 1.22 in case you neeeeed to dance.
9.  brooke and boaz made the sweetest travel portland zine. start there and then hit the rest.
10.  “it is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” – j.r.r. tolkien

vol 10.

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i’ve been listening to beiber’s new album uhhhhlot this week and now i feel full of youthful ignorance and supersized pride but also like i’m locked in an ibiza warehouse with a rowdy gang of 14 year olds. probably best to put le beibs on pause for a sec and focus on some other nice cool things like:

1.  new rules: must love dogs, must follow @dog_rates. would pet diligently. 12/10.
2.  ever wonder wut happens at an adele concert? thx to all knowing erica, mystery solved!
3.  long dog makes clothing for long dogs (corgis, dachshunds, bassets, etc.). srsly can i live?
4.  wanna unlimited vacay in negril next year? american is selling roundtrip tickets for $391!
5.  it’s that best of time and this post + this playlist will cure even the gnarliest of music ruts.
6.  thatcher, jong-un, or putin bluetooth speaker busts? sorta leaning double thatcher tbh …
7.  once upon a midnight blurry could have been us, but we playin’ mad men 2016 vibes now.
8.  if j fernandez is considered bedroom pop, then i guess i’m into bedroom pop. who knew.
9.  for all my planners out there (wut up!!), here’s a list of good eats open on new years day.
10.  bone thugs is playing at crystal ballroom on 1.21. ugh home used to be my evvverything.
11.  late dec daters block? try the aerial tram – or – the vacuum museum – or – the grotto light festival. bankable fun times guaranteed (w/ or w/o an “only in portland” heavy sigh roll).

vol 9.

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you’re busy. i’m busy. it’s freaking busy. let’s get right to the good stuff:

1.  ever heard of structube furniture? saw on the artful desperado. looks affordable and nice!
2.  in case anyone wants to fall down an internet hole, here’s the most viral tumblrs of 2015.
3.  yo, nordstrom’s does price matching! jessica lo got them to sell her hunters for $79.99.
4.  move over, kraft cheese singles. there’s a new kid in town. man, japan is the best at foods.
5.  a nihilist charlie brown blog named may contain peanuts is my grace rn. also, i feel you.
6.  there will be a thai fried chicken joint across the street from podnah’s. end scene.
7.  can someone help me rock a weightless gold trinket skinny chambray femme look? thx.
8.  thoughts on pdx’s famous vegan bbq cart? heard they gots a brick n’ mortar in sw now.
9.  very ’bout it xmas party at produce row on fri 12.11 is looking like a must go aka u must go.
10.  “the world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.” – ernest hemingway

vol 8.

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the hiiiiiiiiills [of the atrium] are alive with the sooooooooound of [ambient ocean] music and in case you can’t remember where you parked your getaway canoe, here’s a grab bag of internet quaaludes to get you through:

1.  pacific coast storm watching and a 7 course breakfast? you had me at 7 course breakfast.
2.  jonesing for primecut’s salt + pepper hobo bag (spotted at the cleaners on black friday).
3.  i don’t think i’ve ever seen a vintage store do a look book before. damn, yo vintage. get it.
4.  obsessed with the jackets in this video + the part at 0:50 when everyone goes f-ing nuts.
5.  ’tis the season for state-wide truffle fests, apparently. so weird it might just work. to eugene!
6.  i wanted to hate this ’13 huffpo dating article, but then the 1st point became my north star.
7.  guyzzzz are these really the best holiday baked goods in all of portland? pdx n00b here.
8.  those are some sweet polaroids, casting director bonnie timmermann. great name too, girl.
9.  my excitement to see if pizza jerk lives up to its hype has become unmanageable. halp.
10.  ooo the portland mercury sex survey results are in! it’s a lot of copy for an internet thing, but full of lolz like “20% of you like to be submissive, which is why there are so many cars in portland, sitting at four-way stops, just waving other cars through.”

vol 7.

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this week has been brought to you by pie (oh my gawd so much pie), lol worthy karaoke, totally unreasonable 5pm downpours, meetings about meetings about meetings, and feeling all the feels. tldr could use a nice little list right now. oh yea? you too? ok whew:

1.  can someone make sure the new pip’s donut + chai truck will be at the holiday party? thx.
2.  hold all my calls. need to spend the rest of today perusing 30 years of janet jackson style.
3.  fyi to all da queens living in nw alphabet – boxer ramen is coming to kearny & nw 23rd.
4.  everything will be ok, but maybe watch drunk ppl being surprised by puppies just in case.
5.  i finally found a highly recommended improv show and it’s fri 11.20 at the siren theater. wee!
6.  super filtered and saturated picture of me from earlier this week. le sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
7.  this photo of burt reynolds and sally field mostly re: sally’s a+ shoe situation. that heel!
8.  there is an egg nog competition on sun 12.13. i repeat. there is an egg nog competition …
9.  omg former san antonio brewery turned shmancy hotel. how are you so beautiful? how?
10.  “even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – victor hugo

vol 6.

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holy fast ass week batman. i don’t know about you, but things feel crazier than usual right now, like major important sh*t is only a few wrong turns from going completely off the rails. when it gets like this i like to turn up the tunez to 11 and make a quick list of some nice, cool things to share with some nice, cool girls. cheers to the latter + the freakin’ weekend (ugh ♥ those booty shorts):

1.  y’all saw our very own grace rivera is one of pdx monthly’s fav instagrammers, riiiiiight?
2.  idk about you, but this thanksgiving i’m gettin’ on team dangly leaf + mini rosemary wreath.
3.  i randomly received a bits and pieces catalog and the goods are giving me major lolz.
4.  y’all think we can get a set of these balloons for the office? yea? yea? maybe? thx.
5.  here’s a 4th grader reminding us that no matter what anyone says, girl code is unbreakable.
6.  nomad expanded their hrs + added staff. thank gawd. $$$ 15 course mealz 4 everybody!
7.  this fashion takeover at the ace on sat 11.14 looks super rad. i’m goin. can’t stop me.
8.  for abs no reason, i’m really loving this pic of leo drinking a pyrex of milk. bless the internet.
9.  i wanna try big egg so bad. anyone been? worth it? pls say yes pls say yes pls say yes.
10.  witchoria is one of my favorite tumblr time wasters (a cosmic coffee would be vvv nice rn).

vol 5.

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well this has been a fun little week, hasn’t it? if my senses/sources are correct, there’s been loads of autumnal realness and chill goodness reverberating ’round these parts (note: if you haven’t felt this way, plz stop by my desk for to-go vibes). alrighty then, let’s kick this week’s list into high gear:

1.  well whaddya know? hump 2015 is finally here. gotta get up to get down!
2.  this trove of 70s street style is bringing both the noise and the funk (see above).
3.  oooo cyril hahn is playing at holocene on sat nov 7! who dat? def start with open.
4.  the mothership is hit, i repeat, the mothership is hit. omg chill omg chill omg chill.
5.  if i wasn’t getting outta dodge this wknd, i’d hit folk’s furniture pop-up. prob $$$$ tho.
6.  here’s a round up of pdx’s best hot cocoa. need confirmation if this is legit, like, asap.
7.  i’m currently lovingggg everything at schoolhouse electric esp this crescent moon bird.
8.  i wouldn’t be mad if someone got me this gold saint laurent bomber for abs no reason.
9.  am i the only one confounded by pdx’s delivery scene? finally tho, a helpful review.
10.  ezra furman is playing at mississippi studios on wed 12.2 and i’m the MOST pumped because his latest album perpetual motion people is f-ing incredible and he’s a beloved camp friend of mine. see you there?

vol 4.

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last week was a doooooozy. this week? ehhh … idk … jury’s still out. ups and downs, ebbs and flows, will do’s but srsly step off ma inbox’s not withstanding, how about a little fresh internet air to get us from now to eod tomorrow, yea?

1.  first and foremost, the struggle [for this baby panda to roll over] is real.
2.  oh good there’s an unofficial guide to pdx’s best u-pick apple orchards.
3.  vintage 90s drew barrymore is giving me all kinds of good vibes today.
4.  grüner will close for good on new years and be handed off to the ox peeps.
5.  society 6 just started selling blankets and now i’m overwhelmed by cozy/choices.
6.  “the intensity of blooms this year has no precedent” (see chilean desert pic below).
7.  this guy was called “peter butt jig” in middle school, but now he’s the mayor of my hometown and a recipient of a kennedy award. oh wassup bullies? how u?
8.  my newest off menu counter order is scrambled egg whites, spinach, and chicken over a bed of quinoa and topped with avocado + aardvark hot sauce (plated in a bowl obvs).
9.  if you’re into travel + deals, def start following the flight deal pdx. no brainer.
10.  and now … some universal pooping truths (thanks, shannon hutchinson!)

vol 3.

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ugh. this week. oy amirite. let’s lighten the mood, shall we?

1.  this seventeen mag cover from aug 1994. brendan fraser and evan dando? swoontown.
2.  here’s every important pdx cocktail bar, mapped. comment to keep ’em honest.
3.  not your average how to be an acceptable human list. decency! let’s try for it!
4.  “a desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” – john le carré
5.  rumor has it uber pdx is going to offer rides up/down mount hood this winter. whoa!
6.  parabo’s 36″ wood rails is how i framed wk’s martha rich poster for under $50.
7.  my brain’s real full rn. prob why i’m feelin’ eugenia loli‘s surreal collages (above).
8.  sometimes i binge watch apple trailers. latest finds = nasty baby + the new girlfriend.
9.  oh, you know, just some classy ass furniture for your classy ass cat. ass cat. ha.

vol 2.

OKAY kiddos. let’s get right into it:

1.  sweater weather is neigh.
2.  if you’re interested in good times, check out this post.
3.  i highly recco everybody chill for a sec and throw some d’s.
4.  whole foods is selling small oatmeal for 25 cents through 10.27.
5.  bit house saloon is throwing a “bar of the year” + ice luge party tonight.
6.  michael ian black is doing 4 shows at helium this weeeeekend.
7.  seven is a much better amount of things in a list than six.

vol 1.

thursdays are great and lists are great so … i was thinking … why not smoooosh them together and make this day supa dupa great? yea! chokay so, here’s vol 1 of a [hopefully] weekly round up of greatness:

1.  mercury is retrograde through friday (umm … duh).
2.  omg there’s a junk bonanza in ridgefield this weekend.
3.  quality bar is rocking a real nice vibe and it is vvv close to wk.
4.  ruth reichl is speaking at revolution hall on sat 10.10. her tweets are divine.
5.  autre ne veut is performing at star theater on mon 10.12. oo counting ftw.
6.  dark igloo is showing at fisk gallery on fri 10.9. pretty sure they are cool.
7.  my off-menu counter order is an egg white, spinach, and avocado wrap ($6)
8.  typatone makes out of context work emails beeeeeeautiful (ohwassup leola!)
9.  next year i’d like to go to the rockhouse negril. how do you unlimited vacay?
10.  the new el capitain system font is giving me so much life rn.