Archive | January, 2009

Portland Skyline

Portland Weekend: Art, Music, Film, Chocolate, Beer, Dance | January 29-February 1

No rain or snow this weekend in Portland to keep you in, and Leigh just sent over the party email. There are 70+ events, shows, etc happening starting tonight. If you want to get this weekly email of Portland Parties  (You Should.), email him at and tell him Pipeline sent ya. Plus, Follow PDXPipeline […]

Fall of the house, portland, oregon

Fall of the House is Back at Action Adventure

The first episode of Fall of the House Season 4 starts tomorrow night. If you miss this weekend, there are three more episodes left in this season–BUT really–see them all. Somehow, I missed the first two seasons of this show. But after seeing one last season, I will miss no more. It is hilarious, and […]

Dandy Warhol action at the Portland Music Awards

Reminder: Portland Music Awards | January 29 | Crystal Ballroom

[Dandy Warhol action from 2008 Portland Music Awards. Photo by The Mixtress] The Portland Music Awards are coming up in tomorrow. Pipeline will be at there “tweeting” live pictures, observations and awards winners. So, follow us on twitter for up for coverage (we GIVE AWAY PRIZES) -a couple tweets about the drink, music, food […]

last thursday at the goodfoot lounge

Portland Last Thursday at Goodfoot Lounge | January 29

January can be a rough month for Last Thursday on Alberta with the near-freezing temps, rain, and so forth. If you are looking for an alternative, how about Last Thursday at Goodfoot Lounge? This will be the first smoke-free one. From Goodfoot Lounge: Goodfoot will have an art opening Last Thursday, Jan 29th from 5-11pm. […]

Portland Chocolate Festival

Portland Twitter Prize Giveaways: Chocolate Festival | January 31-February

We are giving stuff away (who likes giveaways?) on the Pipeline twitter account. Last year, we had only one giveaway, but this year—WE ARE GIVING STUFF AWAY EVERY WEEK. The easiest (actually only) way to win these items is to follow PDX PIPELINE on twitter— Today and tomorrow (and maybe Friday), we are giving away […]


Massive III: Music, Dancing, Black Jack, Giveaways | January 31

[youtube=] Massive II , a fashion affair to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. December 6, 2008 Leigh Feldman, from the Portland Party email,  is having another one of his massive events this weekend…called Massive…III. There are a lot of great giveaways, black jack, and Pipeline is a sponsor–MEANING you should go. Plus, if you arrive […]

Valentine's Day in Portland: Love Stinks, Let's Drink | Barfly Bus |

Valentine's Day is coming up shortly. For those of you who are looking for something a bit more unusual this year, here is a Barfly Bus bar party. The last two Barfly bus event we've put up sold out in advance, so jump on it. From Jen Lane Myspace message: LOVE STINKS, LET'S DRINK ANTI-VALENTINE'S […]

Fourteen 30, Portland, Oregon

A Room With More-than-one View: Fourteen30

By Nash Young I walk into Fourteen30 Contemporary, and everything fits: the high ceiling, white walls, paintings, braided hair strung from the floor to ceiling. I won’t mention how much the braided hair costs, you have to experience the gallery for what it is: a staging ground for emerging artists. “It’s intimidating at first,” gallery […]

John Kaufmann, Senior Policy Analyst Conservation Division at the Oregon Department of Energy

Oregon Sustainability and the End of the Oil Age

By Jacksonps "We must face the prospect of changing our basic ways of living. This change will either be made on our own initiative in a planned way, or forced on us with chaos and suffering by the inexorable laws of nature." ~ President Jimmy Carter We hear about presentations on environmental concerns fairly often […]


Michael Brophy

Portland State Monday Night Lectures: Michael Brophy | January 26

Tonight's Monday Night lecture at PSU features a local artist–Michael Brophy. PNCA has this to say about him: “Any Who's Who of emerging Northwest artists would have to include Michael Brophy.” Read more on PNCA's site here. From PSU: Jan . 26 : Michael Brophy Northwest artist Michael Brophy graduated in 1985 from the Pacific […]

Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon

Things to do this Sunday in Portland | January 25

Here are some things going on today (courtesy of Leigh Feldman's Portland Party email): Sunday, January 25 # Orbita Del Verano @ Morrison Hotel (short film, dinner and fundraiser) # Crystal Ballroom Birthday Bash @ Crystal Ballroom (bands all day! Check for Alpaca!) # PDX Collective Boutique Sale @ Ace Cleaners (11 stores with big […]

Sam Adams Rally

Sam Adams Portland Rally Pictures And Video: Storm Large, Dan Savage

Sam Adams Rally, Portland, Oregon Taken on January 23, 2009 This was near the beginning, and there are many more pictures from the rally on the PDX Pipeline flickr set including Dan Savage and Storm Large.   ——————————– Video of Dan Savage’s Speech and Storm Large leads the crowd in song. This is nearly the […]

Portland Skyline

50+ Portland Oregon Events and Parties This Weekend: January 22-25

I don't know how/where Leigh is able to collect this insane amount of info, but he does and he emails it out weekly. What, you DON't get the Portland Party email? Then email Leigh at and ask to join…TELL him Pipeline sent ya. For Friday, Saturday, Sunday events…skip down to full post here. From […]

Portland International Film Festival (PIFF)

Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) Screens Oscar Nominees

As most of you know, the Oscar nominees were announced yesterday including Gus Van Sant's Milk. The Portland International Film Festival kicks off early next month, and will be screening several nominees. From Jessica/NW Film: The 32nd Portland International Film Festival Screens Oscar Nominees The 32nd Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) will provide Portland audiences […]

Portland Mayor Sam Adams

Support Sam Adams Rally | Portland City Hall | January 23

YAY! There is a Sam Adams rally in Portland at City Hall tomorrow. Now we can put up an event and partake in the crazy web traffic of Sam Adams Scandal Media Frenzyâ¬Å¾¢. YES. go traffic go. Post Rally update: Pictures (and video coming) from the Sam Adams Rally here. From Facebook event (28 34 […]

Mortified, Someday Lounge

Everyone Loves Mortified | Someday Lounge: January 23, 24

Mortified is one of the best events this weekend in Portland. As you can see, it is loved by all the media in Portland except us. That ends this weekend when the Pipeline rolls on down to Someday and jumps on this praise wagon. We will not be DENIED from the praise list want to […]

Milk movie Premier, Arlene Schnitzer, Portland, Oregon

Oscars: Milk is nominated For 8 awards Including Best Actor for Sean Penn

AND including Best Director for Portland local, Gus Van Sant Back in November, Pipeline attended the premier of Milk at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. It was a simpler time then. Snowpocalypse was a laughable thought, Oregon's unemployment rate was under 9%, and controversy-free Portland Mayor-elect Sam Adams talked about things more important than who […]

Hush Records

The Craft of HUSH Records

BY Nash Young The Decemberists’ first album is on HUSH. Chad Crouch, purveyor of the record label, says, “I’m really interested in how technology dovetails with the music industry. I started, kinda, at the very beginning of the digital revolution, and by that I mean, we started with a CD burner before people really knew […]

Portland Inaguration Parties

Portland Oregon Inauguration Events and Parties | January 20

Barfly doesn't often send out emails, but when they do…good stuff.  Links will take you to the Barfly information and reviews on the bars. From Jen Lane of Barfly Fame: Dearest Darlings: Happy Best! Day! Ever! Here's a round-up of Portland Inauguration Day festivities for your political partying pleasure. SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION ALERT! DJ Meee-owww @ […]

Brody Theater, Portland, Oregon

The Brody Theater Opens on Broadway

BY Nash Young “Please make mistakes,” Brad Fortier, comedian and educational director at The Brody Theater explains, “they’re essential to this art, because a lot of those mistakes can become very brilliant comedy if we utilize rather than minimize the mistakes.” Fortier talks casually with students, “Improv training really opens a different way of being […]

Bagdad Theater

World Oil Supply: At the Turning Point? by John Kaufman | Bagdad Theater

I know there are a lot of people out there interested in “Peak Oil”. Learn more about it and have a beer at the Bagdad this Wednesday. From Summer Lewis: The Future of Energy to Host: World Oil Supply: At the Turning Point? Presented by John Kaufman Kaufman will present and discuss the history and […]

Mercury Reporter Sarah Mirk covers: Guantanamo guard and prisoners on a speaking tour in the UK

[Edit: Sarah Mirk is a freelancer with the Mercury. In case the word "reporter" implies she's on staff.] Mercury reporter Sarah Mirk is on the road covering a story and she just put her blog online: Guantanamo Voices Guantanamo Voices is a blog tracking former Guantanamo Bay guard Chris Arendt and two former Guantanamo detainees, […]

Martin Luther King Jr Day, Portland, Oregon

Martin Luther King Jr. Film Footage: MLK Day in Portland

Obviously, tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. It's been already stated many times, but it is truly amazing that on the next day the United States will have its first black President. To observe this historical moment, Old Town Pizza is showing Civil Rights footage tomorrow evening in Old Town in NE on Martin Luther […]

Portland Chocolate Festival

Portland Chocolate Fest: World Forestry Center | January 31- February 1

The Portland Chocolate Fest is almost two weeks away, but I figure if we post it now you can start planning and I can leverage the press into getting in there free style*…and I like Chocolate, especially “cascading fountains” of Chocolate (I even overcapitalize it). Update: 2010 – Portland Chocolate Fest This Weekend + Win Tickets […]

Kennedy School: Ever been to a J.R.R. Tolkien tribute party? | January 17

This event kicks off shortly. If this doesn't work for you, here is a list 15 or more events today in Portland From McMenamins: Ever been to a J.R.R. Tolkien tribute party? Yeah, we didn't think so (unless you came last year, or the year before that…). Celebrate the birthday of Tolkien by coming dressed […]

Dandy Warhol action at the Portland Music Awards

Portland Music Awards: March Fourth, Floater, Ben Darwish | Crystal Ballroom

[Dandy Warhol action from 2008 Portland Music Awards. Photo by The Mixtress] The lineup for this year's “Portland Music Awards” has been announced. You can also vote until Tuesday. Here is the latest press release from In Music We Trust about the show: The second annual Portland Music Awards, which take place January 29, 2009 […]

Portland Skyline

This Weekend in Portland: 30+ Events | January 16, 17

There are a serious amount of events this weekend, and Pipeline will be out at three or four of them. The list below comes from Mr. Leigh Feldman of Hot Mess and Massive PArty fame. He sends out a weekly email to thousands of Portlanders every Tuesday. You don't get the email? Well, then write […]

Laughing Planet Cafe in the Ecotrust Building

BY Arthur Smid The Laughing Planet Cafe needs no introduction in Portland, but with the opening of their seventh store, it's high time for Richard Satnick to take a bow. The success of the Laughing Planet Cafe is thanks to wholesome food at affordable prices, and it's opened doors for west coast farmers. Laughing Planet […]

Apollo, Portland, Center Stage

Apollo Opening Night at Portland Center Stage | January 17

Apollo opens tomorrow night at Portland Center stage. If the mixing of Nazis, the space-race, and the civil rights movement doesn't pique your interest (what's wrong with you?), how about this bit of strangeness for Saturday's performance: Normally, Portland Center Stage has a strict no cell phone in the theater policy. But we thought that […]


Oregon Stamp Ceremony and Storm Large | January 14

There are some good events going on this Wednesday, but this is the only one with Storm Large. From the Facebook event: Come get your first day of issue postmark on the new Oregoon stamp. Official ceremony – with Storm Large singing the National Anthem!! – will be at the World Forestry Center in Portland. […]

Daniel Bozhkov

Portland State Monday Night Lectures: Daniel Bozhkov | January 12

Portland State has yet another great Monday Night free lecture with Daniel Bozhkov. Not only is Daniel a renowned artist, he apparently has a sweet day job at Walmart. From PSU: Jan . 12 : Daniel Bozhkov Daniel Bozhkov employs variety of media, from fresco to performance and video, and works with professionals from different […]

Someday Lounge, Portland, Oregon

Drinking and Drawing at Someday Lounge | January 14

This looks like a promising Wednesday Night. You “tweeps”can also follow Drinking and Drawing on Twitter: DrinknDrawPDX. From SIGGRAPH: Drinking and Drawing: An Evening of Collaborative Animation Drinking and Drawing is a super-fun animated jam session where animators and animation fans get together and do a little drinking, do a little drawing. Those who join […]


Music or a movie? | The Reel Film Festival

By Stacy Day: If you find yourself pondering that this weekend, Northwest Film Center asks “why not both?” and answers with the 26th Annual Reel Music showcase. This year's line up of musical films showing now until February 1st, is like surfing from one end of the radio dial to the other at the hand […]