The month of August 2014 was a very busy one for Tasty Tuesday. Rebecca Webb was happily occupied with her daughter’s wedding while Steven Shomler and Ken Wilson covered the on-air duties of the show. Consequently we’ve developed a back-log … Continue Reading

Vielen Dank (thanks a lot) to two dozen German visitors who arrived at the PRP.FM studio Thursday morning from the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen! If mutually breaking into dance and laughter is an indicator, they are doing a great job … Continue Reading

Whether fresh berries or snappy green beans, children at Oregon preschools are tasting more local food bounty this summer than ever before. That’s because the local environmental organization Ecotrust has launched a new phase of its Farm to Preschool program, … Continue Reading

When we left our story, the freelancers project (FLP) at Forge Portland was considering a new way to monetize. Rather than bartering their time and services, participants would instead agree to pay for skills, goods or services in dollars. … Continue Reading

Helium Comedy Club was host to the final night of competition that winnowed a spreadsheet full of hams into 12 finalists who battled it out to determine Portland’s Funniest Person: that turned out to be Steven Wilbur.

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Last chance to be Portland’s funniest person!

Helium Comedy Club is hosting the final night of competition that has winnowed a spreadsheet full of hams into 12 finalists who will battle for the Portland’s Funniest Person title tonight. First judged … Continue Reading

Time for Tasty Thursday, July 17. And, this week, one of our favorite food carts dreams of going to brick and mortar.

After only two days, Love Belizean‘s Kickstarter campaign has about 40 backers, and is nearly one-third of … Continue Reading

At first look, the little multicolored building near Mount Tabor might look like any of the other small businesses popping up along Southeast  Division. But open the door and step inside an experience a very unique endeavor.

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A quintessentially Portland music event begins tonight: the Sundown Concert  Series at Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center, in the Pearl District.


The series brings together top local musicians with a lively street fair-style exhibition of innovative local businesses and nonprofits – … Continue Reading

Pucker Up and Then Tip Your Hat to Uncle Mike!

PRP.FM Food Cart Correspondent Steven Shomler stopped by the studio this morning with this week’s food highlights:

Puckerfest 8:  July 11– 17th at Belmont Station

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No matter that he left everything on the stage at the Mississippi Blues Festival Saturday night in Davenport, Iowa, Curtis Salgado was up at 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning to fly home. Portland and another great blues festival awaited. “I still … Continue Reading

I walked into Otis Taylor’s set looking for one man playing an acoustic guitar, and was greeted by a fully amplified six-piece band, including the radiantly energetic Anne Harris: the smoking’ hot fiddle player who nearly stole the show with … Continue Reading

Saturday’s 4:00 show on the Miller Stage at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival was one I hope you didn’t miss. Lilla, whom you may know as Lilla D’Mone, is back in the Northwest and what a treat it was to … Continue Reading

One man who’s been a linchpin at the Blues Fest for more than 20 years is B-3 Hammond organ virtuoso Louis Pain. Not only does he perform with several artists over the four-day festival, he’s also in charge of making … Continue Reading

A Great Independence Day!

No better place to be than floating right under the fireworks as they seem to rain down overhead; spent much of the day searching for the perfect spot on the water. This meant several trips to … Continue Reading

Blues lovers seriously jammed at America’s birthday at the colorful, musical, sun-drenched Waterfront Blues Festival.

Here’s a video postcard from Robert Parish.

Click here for Saturday highlights.

Wasn’t planning to be at the Blues Festival yesterday. Happened to meet a guy who’s visiting Portland, here with one of the bands. Bombino! Took it as a sign I should investigate.

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First Day of the Blues.

Some wanted another degree or two on the first day – others called it “Goldilocks” weather: not too hot, not too cold, just right.

Highlights included fast rhymes from Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, the witty … Continue Reading

We’re counting down to the 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival with Portland Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester!

Sunday morning, July 6,  Norman will take the Front Porch Stage, which doubles as  finish line for the inaugural Red, White and Blues 5K/10K Continue Reading

Fans of Classic rocker Gregg Allman will be disappointed to learn he’s bowing out of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival at the last minute. In a silver lining, however, iconic Portland soul singer Curtis Salgado will step in.

Tuesday afternoon … Continue Reading