Wednesday, June 20, 2012


My buddy Redneck has been living in Springfield, the sister city of Eugene, for years now. And I'd heard Eugene was a pretty activist oriented town, so I was curious to spend some time there.

outta the bowl transfer to fsbs, NECK!   VIDEO
ollie to fsnb low to high - NECK!
Lien melon at the more tranny oriented park - NECK!   VIDEO
Neck & I kicking it
 Over the next week I explored the city..............

the 70's style skatepark in AMAZON park.
played some disc golf across town
Had dinner with a private investigator
We ate at CORNBREAD....not sure if we had any cornbread.
radical murals all over town
one of several excellent health food stores in town
stopped by Betty's office hours to see what her work is like.
kitten on a rope
Food Not Bombs serves once a week in downtown.
the vegan Gyro from a food cart
I was unable to hook up a tour of Holy Donuts, this fritter rocked

Red Barn natural foods is right across the street from the gyro cart
this gal at VIVA was charged up about the tacos
awesome veg food cart in central Eugene
Viva's Eugene Cheese Steak sando
went to a lecture on peace at the UNIVERSITY.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Occupy Portland

So I'd be hearing about the Occupy Wallstreet movement in NYC here and there... I didn't really investigate too hard until closer to Oct 6th. From what I'd been hearing it sounded too good to be true and it was funny how I didn't see anything about it on the mainstream media.........{go figure}. Klich & Kenny and their food not bombs crowd enlightened me to some of the planning meetings for the main Portland event scheduled for 10-6-11.

That morning I rode across the Burnside bridge to see a sea of demonstrators.
Getting in a little closer, it was clear that all sorts of people were in support of the movement.
Jackie and Spenser were down from Seattle

Food NOT Bombs pedaled in and set up a free sandwich zone.
After some speeches, the MARCH around downtown began and it was a sight to SEE.

The march wound through town and ended at Chapman Square Park. FNB sets up.
Klich was instrumental in getting the kitchen set up.

early stages of tent city.

 I helped out for the next couple of days with food service. Then I moved on to Eugene...After 10 days I returned to see things at Occupy PDX much more organized. The food area was massive and Klich was in the thick of it!
The local community radio was set up and broadcasting live from the Occupation.
many sleepless nights later..... I'm proud of you, buddy!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

eccentric pdx

best bumper sticker I saw
veggie distributor that only uses bikes to deliver

Sometimes Klich will give you a sando from school on the streets.
trip to the coast with Elaine
RED & Black with the Prokop's

World famous ELAINE's homemade mac & cheese & broc
Went fruit foraging with JOY!
this cat hangs around People's Co Op
a thick slice from a pizza cart in downtown.

this was as close to a strip club as I got, much to Natalie's disappointment
Elaine took me out for waffle tacos.
YEE at Kitchen Dances... he got the Reuben.
 JUSTIN sorted me out with tickets to the IPRC's annual fundraiser 
Lisa Mae and Justin dressed up as walking poets
Sketch artist was on hand ...

check in.... I almost won an auction....almost

Former Edgemonter  - Lori D - had a show at Commonwealth skatepark one Friday night.

and now for some more randoms bits.....
I went to college with Curt one morning.
That turned into lunch @ Homegrown Smoker
I helped Klich make grape juice from the grapes in the yard. YUM
Natalie's gonna hate me for posting this one......DC VEG lunch date in downtown

got the whole gang together for breakie @ Hungry Tiger Too

food not bombs was always a blessing

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