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Re: “Everything as Fuck

Don't worry, peeples. Come east of 82nd avenue. This is where the real Portland moved out to after the Portlandians took over. We still have divebars.

Posted by Samuel John Klein on 05/05/2015 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

The author of this article hit it on the head. Portland isn't fun anymore and I think more of us oldies are moving away. It's too bad. Used to be a fun and cheap place to live. Oh well.

Posted by Kimmy Irving on 05/04/2015 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

I'm going to start protesting these places by hanging around them holding a corn dog in one hand and a tiny American flag in the other.

Posted by Ten Red on 05/04/2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Cannabuzz: The Week in Cannabis

In causes that will never ever get anyware, this one is pretty adorable. God speed to y'all.

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Posted by Graham on 05/04/2015 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

Todd Mecklem: "Ian Karmel is an anagram of "ram in kale." Not that there's anything wrong with that."

And now the veggiesexual readers of this are aroused.

C'mon folks, you know in Portland there are veggiesexuals.

There totally *are*.

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Posted by Samuel John Klein on 05/04/2015 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

Ian Karmel is an anagram of "ram in kale." Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Posted by Todd Mecklem on 05/03/2015 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

" "I'M PART OF THIS, TOO." Naw kid, you're a parasite. Get symbiotic or get the fuck out." Thank-you for finally breaking it down.

Posted by Mandy Zelinka 1 on 05/03/2015 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

Hear the fuck hear!

Posted by Samuel John Klein on 05/03/2015 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

^^ Yes Todd Berry, the "dream" of Portland is no longer to see your bar / restaurant / craft / venue get successful-- it's to see it hit national- and international-level recognition. You see it in the obvious success stories like Voodoo Donut and Stumptown, but at lower levels too, like Bunk and Pine State and Little Big Burger. Your newly gentrified neighborhood isn't complete until it has its very own Salt & Straw! I mean shit, dig deeper and you'll find the same groups of asshats buying up dive bars over and over again and homogenizing them, promising all along that they're honoring the history and preserving character, etc.

I call bullshit on all of that. It takes real neighborhoods and makes them into phony plastic hashtags, landmarks to pose in front of and brag about on Instagram. It's funny: I have no desire to hang out at Stumptown or New Seasons or Sizzle Pie or Mississippi Studios because they all feel like insincerely constructed hipster / yuppie memes, requiring all the mental self-flagellation of a weekend of Coachella. Any yet people wait in line to pay out the nose for this stuff. Guess they have money with no better uses and the time to spare.

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Posted by Chunty McHutchence on 05/03/2015 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

^^ Yes Todd Berry, the "dream" of Portland is no longer to see your bar / restaurant / craft / venue get successful-- it's to see it hit national- and international-level recognition. You see it in the obvious success stories like Voodoo Donut and Stumptown, but at lower levels too, like Bunk and Pine State and Little Big Burger. Your newly gentrified neighborhood isn't complete until it has its very own Salt & Straw! I mean shit, dig deeper and you'll find the same groups of asshats buying up dive bars over and over again and homogenizing them, promising all along that they're honoring the history and preserving character, etc. I call bullshit on all of that. It takes real neighborhoods and makes them into phony plastic hashtags, landmarks to pose in front of and brag about on Instagram. It's funny: I have no desire to hang out at Stumptown or New Seasons or Sizzle Pie or Mississippi Studios because they all feel like insincerely constructed hipster / yuppie memes, requiring all the mental self-flagellation of a weekend of Coachella. Any yet people wait in line to pay out the nose for this stuff. Guess they have money with no better uses and the time to spare.

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Posted by Chunty McHutchence on 05/03/2015 at 12:21 AM

Re: “I, Anonymous

Other affronts: people in wheel chairs, people with strollers, Asians.

Posted by jonesrich on 05/02/2015 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

Hmm. Honestly I'm so entrenched in my life and work and such that I don't often notice this kind of stuff (I also have the benefit of living in SE away from most of the more hipstery sections), but I was randomly on a rare visit to NW 23rd/21st last night, and on Mississippi last week, and I gotta say yeah, there's "follow your dream/support local" and then there's "repackage that dream/stay local long enough to franchise it", and I'd say we're skirting that line at the very least.

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Posted by Todd Berry on 05/02/2015 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

THC from Cannabis smoke is instantaneously absorbed into the lungs. Second hand smoke from weed contains no THC, however, side stream smoke from burning herb, does. It's not unreasonable for people to smoke in public parks, irrespective of ill conceived ordnances, provided that nobody is nearby when they light up. Passersby can just keep their distance. What's rude is when smokers ignite combustible materials adjacent to where people already are, first.

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 05/02/2015 at 12:30 PM

Re: “New Column!

Why can't they spell "whip" correctly. This "wip" makes me think of "wipe" which is not what I want to think of when I'm eating dessert.

Posted by pork chop on 05/01/2015 at 7:00 PM

Re: “I, Anonymous

1) More incline

2) They live in DT and don't see the point in commuting to jog.

3) Making the most of what little time they have.

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Posted by stompcat on 05/01/2015 at 1:58 PM

Re: “I, Anonymous

sidewalk etiquette does not exist in this city by any stretch of the imagination

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Posted by sassmcgee on 05/01/2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

Of course, you could always walk into Red Robin and buy a piece of Beaverton.

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Posted by Um, ICE?! on 05/01/2015 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

Usually, I don't find IK very entertaining but he has a point here that I find hard to dismiss:

A guy that moved away from Portland is making money by writing about Portland to Portlanders.

Go be symbiotic with Los Angeles. the IRONY!

That'll be $14.99. Would you like a complimentary bust of Fred n' Carrie with your Portland today?

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Posted by David A. Pope on 05/01/2015 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

Cally and Susan:
I tend to think any sort of 'artist' is born, rather than bred. It is innate to their very nature, and thus, inherent to their very being -- and no amount of dollars thrown at them will change this.
I understand the argument about trying to foster this in kids, I just question how effective it really is.
Let alone the regressive nature of the tax, and how effectively those dollars are being spent.
All my favorite artists, in whatever genre' , tend to be un-professionally schooled - so perhaps my view is tainted there, but Tarentino and Fassbinder never went to film school.
How about all the important authors and painters that never had any sort of formal art training?
Just throwing money at 'Art' don't make it happen, nor even make a more refined view of it, in my opinion.

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Posted by frankieb on 04/30/2015 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

From Anthony Agondonter's Youtube profile:

"American men are correct in giving up on American women and going for the Asians, Latinas, and the European women. American men are tired of working their butts off to please the impossibly insatiable American girl. They are all twisted, so just eave them all to their lesbian girlfriends (who can't please them either)!"

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Posted by Get this!!! on 04/30/2015 at 2:31 PM

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