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A new year with The Adio Sequence on Sounds of PDX

For my first episode of 2017 we had The Adio Sequence join us in studio to talk about new music, recap 2016, and their plans for the new year. Jen Emerson and I had plenty to chat about with the … Continue Reading

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Tim Ellis Memorial

Immediately after Tim Ellis’ cancer diagnosis became public, Portland’s musical community stepped up and began delivering positive energy, love, prayers, and economic support for Tim, his wife and six children.

No doubt, you’ve either seen or read about Tim’s extraordinary Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : FoodWorx 2016

Combine the inspiring and informative talks of TEDx with the best of both the local and world-wide food and beverage industries entrepreneurs and innovators, and you have FoodWorx. The brainchild of Erik Wolf, the FoodWorx conference is designed to give … Continue Reading

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Sounds of PDX with Acorn Sound Production House

This week on the show we had special guest Gene Rowan, owner and operator of Acorn Sound Production House. In our interview Gene and I explore the bands and recordings that inspire us.

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During the show we heard some stellar … Continue Reading

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Portland’s Playlist Drop-In Session, Corner: a band that works together plays together

By | Teri Briggs

The merry band that is Corner, stopped by Portland’s Playlist last week for two hours of fun and laughter. How did the band come to be you might wonder? As the story goes, there were two … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Big Fat Wieners

Big Fat Wieners is something of a triple rarity among Portland food carts. First, Dave Thornton, the proprietor, began his food cart journey not with a trailer or truck but with an actual push cart serving hot dogs in … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Brett Burmeister

Food Carts Portland” is an online magazine covering the food cart scene of Portland. Brett Burmeister, managing editor, covers and writes about what is happening, what is new, and what is about to happen in the world of … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : “On Thin Icing”

Who knew that Ashland, OR, was such a hotbed of mystery? Author and novelist, Ellie Alexander recounts the latest bone-chilling adventure of mystery-solving chef, Juliet “Jules” Capshaw, proprietor of the artisan bakery, Torte. Jules’ exploits occur in the idyllic, Shakespearean, … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Dog Town

Hot dogs are the quintessential American street food. So ubiquitous are hot dogs that every major city and nearly every region of the U.S. has its version of the hot dog. Except Portland. The #1 food city in America does … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : 503 Burger Co.

It has come to this. Students at the Oregon Culinary Institute, rather than choosing to either work at or to open a restaurant, are now seriously considering food carts as a viable alternative as their first step in their … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Mumbo Gumbo

Family vacations are not what you may typically think of when you consider how a Portland food cart such as Mumbo Gumbo comes to be. You might assume that a stint in culinary school would be the inspiration, or a … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Gulf Bites

When the process for making a pie takes an entire day to complete, you gotta know that something special will be the end result. At the Gulf Bites food cart you can find and consume just such a pie.

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Tasty Tuesday : The Egg Carton

Breakfast is that meal. The meal that starts your day and can set your mood for the rest of day. Breakfast done right instills in you the needed power to conquer the world. Breakfast done wrong will bring out the … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Holiday Ale Festival 2015

You’ve gotta love a beer festival who’s participants give their special holiday brews names like, Santa’s Pie Hole (Coin Toss), Snowball Headed for Hell (54° 40’), Inebriated Phrunken Elf (Awesome Ales), Weapons of Mass … Continue Reading

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Give Thanks, Then Give Back

Many people scoff at Thanksgiving. It is, after all, a National holiday founded on one of the most notorious atrocities in human history, gloried by the tradition of overeating and overspending. It’s easy to be jaded.

Ken Derouchie is not … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Thick

There’s an urban legend about deep dish pizza which the residents of Chicagoland seem unable to refute. A legend so pervasive that when presented with the evidence of their misbelief, those who have accepted the legend as fact simply refuse … Continue Reading

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Swooning Over Amber Sweeney

Amber Sweeney is not shy with her advice to fellow singer-songwriters: Work hard, play nice with others, be a friendly and wonderful person. Practice.

Solid advice from a woman who has been playing her guitar since she was six years … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Village Patisserie

Village Patisserie got its start during a music concert at the Avalon in Boston, MA. It was while attending that concert Tanya met Michael. Unknown to either of them at the time, a cross-country road trip would be the catalyst … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : Straits Kitchen

It’s not often that a food cart in Portland can say that no other food cart has the same cuisine. In fact, with the number of operating food carts in PDX, it would seem impossible. The cultures represented among the … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : City Slickers

One of the great advantages of Portland’s food carts is the opportunity to enjoy the regional cuisines from many different cultures across the globe. As those cultures have emigrated to the U.S., they’ve influenced the regional cuisines of this country. … Continue Reading