Old School

That’s a phrase now, “old school”…meaning the way things used to be done or even how things used to look.  My brother Doug was here the other night and the talk turned to his blog about a real old school in the Alameda/Alberta district in Portland.  He was writing a blog post about the Old […]

Good News!

On the whole this is NOT a season of good news, though at last the debates are finished.  The other day we noticed that something super-nice is happening downtown though…from the point of view of preservationists like us. The building which housed the S&H green stamp store in the 70’s and 80’s is being restored!  […]

“Short Stories”

“Short Stories” is the title of a little show up at Bush Barn this month…well worth seeing.  Ross Sutherland (curator of Bush House) chose pieces reflecting the title “Inside Out/Outside In”, Kathy Dinges Rice (director of the Community Arts Education program of SAA) used the title “”Who We Are”, and Caroline Brooks (the new exhibition […]

Editing Cutler City

In our two plus weeks at the beach I rode my bike around our neighborhood, Cutler City, several times a day.  Sometimes I had my camera and took pictures of my favorite small cottages, the “old” Cutler City….little  cottages for fishermen built on the sand.  Many many of these are gone and some (like ours) […]

BLINK

Well if you blinked this week you’ve almost missed it…Mary Lou Zeek’s current POP-UP gallery show, “BLINK”, which is a nice show…four rooms of painting, sculpture, work on paper…a wide variety of artists represented…a handsome show.  I went to the artists’ reception and of course it was too crowded and filled with friends for very […]

Risotto

Well, I’m beginning to think Italian thoughts, as we get organized for our trip this spring.  The other day I felt the “Spring trajectory” cross the “Italian trajectory” in my head and…presto…RISOTTO!  Our totally terrific local fish store FITTS SEAFOOD makes wonderful broth…halibut, chicken, fish stock and shrimp broth.  They make the broth there at […]