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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2013/08/27 07:36:38 (permalink)
Roger Goodell wanted a cold weather Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium. Blech!
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2013/08/29 16:35:52 (permalink)
Dining guide to the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon | OregonLive.com
sneaking this  guide to my area into Mr. Chips's thread. He won't mind. :)
 
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2013/08/29 19:47:56 (permalink)
EdSails

Yes, the B-52's and the Go-Go's were certainly a great part of rock. I always get a kick when I hear "Love Shack".

Ditto.  And back in the day I drove a huge '65 "Chrysler that seats about 20." 
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2013/08/31 13:48:32 (permalink)
An old friend from college visited me this week. Mark went to Willamette and shares my love for travel lists and sports and was a fellow lover of diners and oddball places, a precursor to my love of road food. I had not seen him for 16 years. He is a corporate lawyer and lives in Agana, Guam. He married a doctor late in life and he wanted to meet Trudy and Sam. We had a nice dinner at Kornblatt's Deli(road food reviewed)and stopped for dessert at the Salt and Straw,  a gourmet ice cream place with interesting flavors. i had a goat cheese, marionberry and habanero cone, Sam and mark's wife had a strawberry champagne sorbet. The lines at both places are always long. Mark and i had a fun time reconnecting and after  the visit , parted. happy to reconnect. Sam found out my deep dark secret which was not that i was a hard partier but a grind, studying at the willamette law library  because it was open till midnight. A good day.
 
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2013/09/12 11:59:12 (permalink)
hijacking Mr. Chips' thread for the winners of the Mountain Vistas 
contest from the Salem Statesman Journal-
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/01/31 12:55:05 (permalink)
In November Trudy and I took a brief trip to Seattle on a Thursday evening and Friday morning so we could finally visit a couple road food places we had never managed to get to.  Chandler's Crabhouse(mentioned in the 500 things book) no longer serves it's off the menu crab louis, But it serves numerous versions of oysters We ordered six or 7 varieties of oysters which offered a varied group which were, wonderfuli. It was pleasant evening on nthe waterfront. 
  Next day we ate lunch at Bakesman's, a working class sandwich shop with tasty turkey sandwiches which are the best I have over eaten. They are delicious, the service lightning quick and efficient. We hit the store just before lunch rush and it was filled and all customers seemed delighted  with  their food. Dinner was mac and cheese at the Icon Grill, a delightfully retro dinner tith good food served at retro prices with some upscale stuff  at higher prices. We met a couple from Anchorage who were on their way to SoCcal bur loved this place enough to stay overnight In Seattle, I visited the new Seattle city history museum and some docks dedicated  to sailboat repair. A pleasant afternoonn and evening at a new Seattle museum convenienlym located on a light rail line
 
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/02/01 09:24:12 (permalink)
A couple weeks back Sam and I attended our first Trailbalzer game of the year together. Sam started his classes atPortland Community College(PCC) this fall, worked at a men's clothing store and woks at the Mota center during Blazer hames. We saw the Blazers play the Orlando Magic weeks back after a two game losing strea. Both teams rely on outside shooting, both team shot poorly, and the Bllaers trailed by 6 after 3 quarters. But all-stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lilliard were deadeye in the4th quarter and Blazers won by 15. A pleasant game though the  team has been slumping.lately. Sam is knowledgable fan, the food service at he Mota Center much improved and we enjoyed our evening
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/02/02 14:35:20 (permalink)
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry(OMSI) had an excellent exhibition this fall featuring the greatest detective in the world Sherlock Holmes. It featured information about London of the late 19th and early 20th century. Each section provided clues and u tried to solve the mystery. There was also a recreation of Holmes living area. It was fun and I enjoyed the eager young minds working out the puzzles. As a former Sherlockian it was a joy to see young folks exercising their minds and again falling for the detective's charms.
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/08 00:26:09 (permalink)
Time to renew this thread. Just  took a wonderful one day trip to Seattle with Trudy. Stayed overnight in Tumwater where i had avery tasty burrito with halibut and shrimp at a local mini chain called El Serape. Even got a bonus when I received frequent flier miles om my airline. Surprisingly good for a random choice.
Next morning drove to Seatac and hand had breakfast at the road food reviewed 13 coins. Good hash browns, good omlette but did not impress as much in the past. But how many 24 hour places have elegantly dresses waiters and very nice staff so it was still enjoyable Finally found a spot next to the Seattle Art Museum and went to see the Joan Miro exhibit. Miro was a contemporary of Picasso and probably my favorite artist. Colors, abstract shapes that resemble birds, vibrant colos. Miros tayed in Spain throughout the Franco years and kept producing heart while opposing Franco and resisting all attempts by Franco to claim him. He did fantastic work with found objects producing marvelous sculpture that is as inventive as any I have ever seen,. At the end of his life he did some marvelous tapestries.  The exhibition covered his later years of work . There wasanotable improvement in some of his later work which I attribute to Spain's return to democracy. It was fun to learn more about an arttist I have always admired.and the art was wonderful.
  Also at the museum was a loan from Denver, Frederik Remington'Broncobuster. It'si n Seattle as a result of a Super Bowl bet. Nice glass collection as well.
     Driving back to Portland we stopped in Fife at the roadfodd reviewed Qik-Pik Drive in. Great Mountain Blackberry milkshake which was thick and tasty.Nice end to the weekend
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/08 03:03:12 (permalink)
Great to see you posting again, Jim!
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/08 08:48:05 (permalink)
Sounds like a nice weekend getaway!  The only thing I know about Tumwater is that it was the original home of Olympia beer...
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/08 09:21:13 (permalink)
Sounds like you had a terrific weekend mr chips.  I would have loved that great mountain blackberry shake.  Thanks for the report!
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/09 00:39:36 (permalink)
 A couple month;s back Trudy and I took a half day trip to Astoria on the northern  Oregon coast.We tried out a  couple new road food reviewed places and visited a new museum of interest in town. Michael Stern recently reviewed a marvelous fish and chips place  called the Bowpicker  with superb albacore tuba fish and chips. It is a small boat taking up a vacant lot between the the main highway and downtown Astoria. U  climb a ramp and rewarded with tasty fish that can be eaten at a nearby table or in your. Just the right combo of crunch, fried taste and worth the drive.  Read the review and don' miss it. We also ate at a bakery called Blue Scorcher which had good expresso and good pastries. It was reviwed  here and quickly removed but it was an adequate coffee shop but not mind blowing. There do seem to better options in Astoria.
       Astoria's old county jail is home to the newest museum in town, a salute to movies made in Oregon with a strong focus on three films made in Astoria""Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  was filmed in Astoria, Goonies  (with a very young Josh Brolin }was also filmed there and most famously Kintergarden Cop was filed there and tere were a lot of photos and videos about those three movies. The best movies made in Oregon have probably been "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and Buster Keaton's masterpiece "The General." It's promising start  for the museum and it was an enjoyable place for a movie fan to spend some time. A great one day trip. 
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/09 08:55:10 (permalink)
I've never heard of fried tuna before and it sounds interesting.  How large were the pieces?
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/10 23:49:55 (permalink)
Pieces were fairly large.
 
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/14 12:12:13 (permalink)
A couple of interesting days.Trudy and I went to the Portland Aet museum.there was a nice show featuring [aintings of Venice'scultural celebrations such as feasted days and celebrations such as the blessings of the sea and beautiful and functional musical instruments. An informative show with objects of great beauty. We also chose to lunch with thee oyster stew at Dan and Louie's Oyster Bar, a road food reviewd restaurant that is 107 year old. Prices have gone up dramatically over the last couple years to the point where it is almost a bit too much. I still like the stew and the raw oysters but i find it a bit more special occasion that casual road food treat.
 
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/14 12:26:31 (permalink)
Son Sam got tickets toMonday night's Trailblazer game 4 of the playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio completely outplayed the Blazers in the first three game and another loss would eliminate Portland from the playoffs.Sam had obtained club level seats  and all food and drink was complimentary.We ate well and enjoyed the game where the trajectory was the opposite of all that happened before. The Blazers hit open shots while  the Spurs missed a lot of shots and the Blazers pulled away. Most likely San Antonio will win game 5 in Texas but hopes still alive. Playoff basketball was a lot of fun
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/14 19:03:43 (permalink)
Nice score by Sam!!
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/19 19:35:42 (permalink)
Just got the road food 2014 bookend discoveredThe Blue Scorccher Bakery in Astoria is reviewed there again and another new place in Gearheart has been added.
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Re:Potpourri in the Pacific Northwest 2014/05/19 20:06:39 (permalink)
Fun report to read......................great to hear that Sam is doing well.  I loved reading about his baseball playing when he was in high school!
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