Posts tagged "portland"

Meet Napoleon And Rojo, Portland’s Therapy Llamas

Rojo, a 5-foot-tall llama, was happily accepting hugs from passersby at a fair when someone suggested his calm demeanor would make him a great therapist. That’s when a lightbulb went on for his owner, Lori Gregory. She started Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas, and now takes Rojo, along with his alpaca BFF Napoleon and a few…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2013

Astrology 101: How To Spot Each Sign … In “Portlandia”

Whether you live in Portland or have seen a few “Portlandia” sketches, you know this city marches to the beat of its own naked bongo drummer. As two lifelong Portlanders, we thought it would be fun to imagine where all the astrological signs fit into the culture of “Portlandia.” Is your sign tasting gourmet coffee…

My Nightmare: Portland Woman Stuck In Crawl Space Between Two Buildings, Firemen Using Lube To Get Her Out

Guys, I am kind of hyperventilating just thinking about this, but a woman in Portland, Oregon, is stuck in between two buildings, after falling while climbing. Nobody’s really sure what the woman — who is allegedly in her 20s — was doing when she fell, but my guess is something dumb like parkour. Either way,…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 16, 2013

Frisky City Guide: 10 Things To Do In Portland, Oregon

Judging from the excitement surrounding the third season of “Portlandia” and all the emails in my inbox from readers who want to know more about visiting the city, Portland is having another moment (our really big moment happened back in the early 00s when The New York Times realized that not only did Portland exist,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 9, 2013

Quiz: Do You Live In A Hipster Neighborhood?

Forbes just released a list of “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods,” which includes all the usual suspects: Silver Lake, Los Angeles comes in at number 1, with enclaves of San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Portland making predictable appearances. Just in case you don’t see your neighborhood on the list, we came up with this handy quiz to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 27, 2012

Mom Trades In SUV For Family Bike; Makes The Rest Of Us Look Incredibly Lazy

This is Emily Finch, a mother of six who traded in her gas-guzzling Suburban for a thigh-burning family bike. Apparently a full load of kids, gear, and groceries can weigh up to 550 pounds, but Finch keeps pedaling away in her cute wedge sandals, making sure to “rotate kids into pumping position to keep them…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 11, 2012

Coolest Parents Ever Recreate Beastie Boys “Sabotage” Video

As much as it pains my Brooklyn heart to say this, this little video from a couple of cool Portland parents might just score extra points in the Portland vs. Brooklyn battle. These guys made a shot-for-shot remake of the Beastie Boys’ iconic Spike Jonze-directed video “Sabotage,” starring their own children. Brooklyn, I believe you’ve…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2012

10 Things About Portland That Are Actually, Genuinely, Non-Ironically Weird

If you’ve seen “Portlandia,” you know that Portland is a weird city. If you live here, you know that people spend a lot of time, money, and energy to maintain that weirdness. The guy wearing a Santa suit and riding a unicycle around the farmer’s market, for example, he’s trying really hard. I’ve lived i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 11, 2012

Police Chase Ruins Naked Bondage Role Play

Most people celebrated Valentine’s Day with flowers and chocolate, but one Portland couple went a slightly spicier route: naked bondage role play in a grocery store parking lot. And it ended the way all the best dates usually do: with a nine car police chase and a pair of arrests for disorderly conduct.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 15, 2012

The Dream Of The 1890s Is Alive In Portland

The new season of “Portlandia” is just as funny as the first — if not more. In season one, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein noted that Portland is just a little bit stuck in the 1990s. But this season, the pair make fun of Portland’s obsession with locavore and artisanal culture, which is exactly like…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 7, 2012

Venn Diagram: Portland Vs. Brooklyn

There’s been a heck of a lot of talk about Portland lately, what with the Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein show “Portlandia,” all about how the city stuck in the ’90s with its progressive politics and its locavore restaurants and its whole DIY artisinal cheese vibe. Watching “Portlandia” was a little headsmackingly close to home for me,…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2012

Style Inspiration: Portland Right Now

After surveying the signature styles of cities like Paris, Rome, and London, I came home to Portland, a place known more for forestry than fashion sense. But contrary to popular belief, there’s more to Portland style than plaid flannel. People here favor casual dresses, cozy cardigans, pretty tights, and tough boots. Whimsical accessories are a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 7, 2011

The Frisky Guidebook: The City Of Roses

You’ll be struck by the greenery—Forest Park is the largest wilderness park within city limits in the United States, and Washington Park’s rose garden is worth a visit—and the friendly vibe of Portland, Oregon. Straddling the Willamette River, Portland is home to funky bars, a terrific underground music scene, and restaurants that would delight any…

By: Molly Niendorf / November 6, 2008

Hoo-Ha, That Was Funny!

Sex and sketch comedy go together like penis and vagina. And the good people at Planned Parenthood of Portland, Oregon get both apparently. While the health videos we watched in high school were dull, outdated, and often gross, their take on taking care of down there features cool hotties and is laugh out loud awesome.

By: Simcha / April 28, 2008

Strippers & Salsa, The Perfect Combination?

Like S&M, but have moral issues with the rough treatment of animals? Well, there’s finally a sexy place you can go with no leather or any other animal bi-products: the world’s first vegan strip club! “We put the meat on the pole, not the plate,” claims Johnny Diablo, self-proclaimed femi-libertarian and proprietor of Casa Diablo’s

By: Simcha / February 20, 2008