Maybe you’ve noticed that food carts create a lot of container waste; just look at garbage cans on downtown sidewalks! Well, a woman named Laura Weiss thinks she has a solution. It’s called GO Box, and I just did a story on her and the idea for Neighborhood Notes. Read it here.
(written to a friend)
You make some fine pledges, my friend, and bring me no small amount of joy — not just with your too-occasional writings but with the recent news of your pending arrival in P-town. They say we put our intentions out to the universe and it responds in its own time and way, and while I didn’t realize it would take 14 years and a job to get you out here — I thought perhaps a promise of golf and whiskey would have done the trick — I shall nonetheless be happy to entertain you. And be entertained by you. And wallow in your considerable presence.
I got another chance to write for the Oregonian this week. I did a piece on places to see salmon and steelhead spawning around Portland. Enjoy it, then get out there and watch nature’s glory!
I sure had fun yesterday on Cascadia.FM’s
show, Re-Doing Media. Betsy Richter and Robert Wagner host the show, which is about the transformation of the media (whatever that term even means any more) in the digital age (whatever that
I was there to talk about the future of books and publishing, and it was a good conversation. We tackled such subjects as Is the physical book a goner, how ever will Borders survive, and are used books bad for your health. You can listen to or download the show at the Re-Doing Media site
A few links from stuff that I can remember mentioning:
is the Northwest Association of Book Publishers, to which I belong.
I’ve been doing a breakfast podcast for about a year now, and the place where the magic happens is going through some serious, positive changes. PDX.FM and PDX.AM are now known as Cascadia.FM. Over on my breakfast blog, I put up a post full of thoughts, memories, hopes and thanks.
Foodcarts are all the rage these days, in Portland and elsewhere, and just as the wave is cresting, there’s a book about it! Or, there will be very soon.
Check out Cartopia: Portland’s Foodcart Revolution
. It’s not so much a guidebook as it is “documenting – through stories and photography – the perfect storm of Portland’s independent culture, artisan economy, and foodie scene that created the street food revolution.” In other words, it’s about the big picture: the food, people, architecture, economy, urban planning, and the social scene.
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