Author Archives: mcrislip

The Future Show. Victoria Bar.

She Said Tonight’s Agenda: The Future Show at Artists Repertory Theatre Highlights: I like an artist who pushes the envelop; shakes things up a bit.  Unconventionality often breeds innovation and has given us the likes of Picasso and Dahli, the … Continue reading

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“As You Like It” at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven Theater. Le Bistro Montage

She Said Tonight’s Agenda:  Shakespeare”s “As You Like It” at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven Theater, followed by dinner at Le Bistro Montage Highlights: I have concluded that there must be a secret society for clueless people attending … Continue reading

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HodgePodge Catch Up. He Said Extra.

Bar 33 Brooklyn After Richard III we tried Bar 33 Brooklyn. It is a sports bar, and I think it may be the first sports bar we have tried.  Sports on big screen , sports paraphernalia on the wall, games in … Continue reading

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Richard III at Post5

She Said Tonights Agenda:  Shakespeare’s Richard III at Post5 Theater Highlights: Over the years, Post5 Theater has become one of my favorite places to see Shakespeare. Its productions always feel fresh and inventive.  Its actors always deliver enthusiastic and engaging … Continue reading

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Garbage & Happy Hour. He Said Extra

Garbage Last year Garbage was touring in honor of the 20th anniversary of its eponymous album and I was all excited until I discovered they were not coming to Portland. I was really disappointed We had seen Garbage several years before … Continue reading

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Trevor & Dots Cafe.

She Said Tonight’s Agenda  Trevor at the Artists Repertory Theater Dot’s Cafe, Highlights When I first read reviews that Trevor was a play about a chimpanzee I thought, “This sounds really stupid.”  I envisioned a cartoonish ape saying cute things … Continue reading

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Portland Garden Walk, The River Walk and Departures

She Said Today’s Agenda:  Portland Garden Tour West         Waterfront Loop         Departure Bar and Restaurant Highlights: What could possibly be better than a day of touring gardens, hiking, and eating?  My husband has said that I have three passions: gardening, my children, … Continue reading

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Ava Genes

She Said Tonight’s Agenda:  Ava Gene’s After multiple attempts to secure reservations at Ava Gene’s, this popular Italian restaurant finally decided to let us in.  Would it be worth the wait?  Located in the gentrified SE Division neighborhood, Ava Gene’s … Continue reading

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Oregon State Fair, Nineteen 33 Taproom, Local Cow. He Said Extras

Oregon State Fair Every year we go to either the Clackamas County fair or the Oregon State Fair. Kerry grew up on a farm and needs to occasionally reconnect with her agrarian upbringing. The fair is always fun: she talks … Continue reading

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The Bomb-itty of Errors & Le Moule. He Said Extras.

The Bomb-itty of Errors There are things that mark me as a geezer. I do not understand tattoos, visible underwear, the hideous square glasses frames that always look awful and hip hop. Rap is an oeuvre, like country, that usually does … Continue reading

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