A flowery affair

A trip to the Portland Expo Center to look at home and garden installations might sound a bit like a bore to a college student, but this year’s Portland Spring Home and Garden Show might be more relevant than expected.

A penetrating act

For those who are not familiar with the term that rose in popularity from Dan Savage’s “Savage Love” column, “pegging” is defined by Wikipedia as “a sexual practice in which a woman penetrates a man’s anus with a strap-on dildo.”

Head for the hills

Matthew Bedrin loves mountains. He loves them so much that he plans to climb and ski down 40 of them before the end of this year. This Saturday, Green Drop Garage will host Pints for Peaks, a benefit party for Bedrin’s mountainous goal.

More beer for the people

While some Portlanders pride themselves on being born-and-raised in this city, many have moved here from elsewhere, attracted to all that this city has to offer. The name of a new craft brewery opening Friday pays tribute to this Portland trend: Migration Brewing.

It’s a terrible day in the neighborhood

With Valentine’s Day approaching, some single Portlanders might be planning to hide indoors and drink cheap wine on what they consider to be the worst day of the year. The folks partaking in the ninth-annual Worst Day of the Year Ride will be having plenty of fun outside though—and it has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day.

Wam, bam, thank you ma’am

Portland has done it again—another festival, this time with more beer and more movies. Wednesday marked the start of the first Beer and Movie Festival (BAM). This is yet another chance to watch movies while drinking beer—on the cheap, at that.

Behind the scenes with breweries

With the boom of Portland’s craft breweries in the last decade, it’s certain that this is a good city for beer snobs. But beer snobbery can’t be achieved with sophisticated taste terminology alone—a substantial knowledge of the brewing process is also needed.

Stretch it out

It’s common knowledge that stretching before and after exercise helps to keep muscles flexible and decreases the chance of injuries such as pulled or torn muscles. But do we ever think to stretch before and after sex?

It began in Africa

It’s a big year for Africa. This year, 17 African countries celebrate 50 years of independence, and the 2010 World Cup will take place in South Africa during June. As the world turns its eyes to this huge continent and wonders what its future holds, the annual Cascade Festival of African Films arrives right on time.

Fighting for our rights

Tonight there will be a screening of the documentary, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, co-sponsored by the Queer Resource Center, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Queer People of Color, Queer Student Alliance and MLK Commemoration Committee. While the Queer Resource Center often screens films regarding LGBT themes, this film is additionally a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Not your grandma’s pie

Going out to eat in Portland can generate thoughts of Indian, Thai and Greek cuisine, among plenty others, but what about Australian fare? If there is a gap in our foreign food choices, Pacific Pie Company has come to fill it with tasty, savory meats and veggies, all piled into a golden crust.