Mardi Gras time in Portland!

Portland Mardi Gras Ball 2011

Portland Mardi Gras Ball 2011

I’m working with a great team of New Orleans ex-pats who’ve transformed themselves into the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus . In New Orleans, a krewe is mearly an organization that puts together a float, parade or celebration ball for the Mardi Gras season. There are a gazillion Krewes, some very old and revered, some new and piecemeal!

More on Krewes from Wikipedia

Continuing the tradition from thousands of miles away, The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus is hosting Portland’s First Annual Mardi Gras Ball Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at the Norse Hall on SE 11th. Tickets are $25.

Dance lessons! NOLA style food! King and Queen!

Here’s more info:

Taking the Louisiana State Song, “You Are My Sunshine” as its theme, the 2011 Ball will feature the
music of Steve Kerin and Atomic Gumbo with special guest DK Stewart, plus the Too Loose Cajun
Band featuring New Orleans’ own Reggie Houston. There will be Zydeco and Cajun dance lessons
preceding the live music that begins at 9 p.m. Authentic Louisiana fare from Swamp Shack, along
with King Cake, and an exclusive souvenir medallion will be provided to all attendees. Costumes,
masks, a parade, and the crowning of a Mardi Gras King and Queen will round out the festivities.

Tickets on sale at Tickets Oregon: http://bit.ly/MardiGras2011_Tickets

Come on out and let the Bon Temps Roulez!

Dance lessons! NOLA style food! King and Queen!

Here’s more info:

Taking the Louisiana State Song, “You Are My Sunshine” as its theme, the 2011 Ball will feature the
music of Steve Kerin and Atomic Gumbo with special guest DK Stewart, plus the Too Loose Cajun
Band featuring New Orleans’ own Reggie Houston. There will be Zydeco and Cajun dance lessons
preceding the live music that begins at 9 p.m. Authentic Louisiana fare from Swamp Shack, along
with King Cake, and an exclusive souvenir medallion will be provided to all attendees. Costumes,
masks, a parade, and the crowning of a Mardi Gras King and Queen will round out the festivities.

Tickets on sale at Tickets Oregon: http://bit.ly/MardiGras2011_Tickets
Come on out and let the Bon Temps Roulez!

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Filmusik Gamera vs Guiron on DVD

Filmusik Gamera vs Guiron on DVD – Crazy Big Fun Japanese Space Monster flick with new music/voiceovers – buy online! http://bit.ly/7RB9XM

from the crazy talented folks at Filmusik.org

See my earlier post about the Live Gamera vs. Guiron Filmusik performance at the Hollywood theater.

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Lucky Strike Restaurant Portland Oregon

You like it hot? You like it Sichuan ? This is the place for you!

See the Google reviews for Lucky Strike in Portland

On a daring visit about a week ago, we had to try the latest and greatest in Asian food. Friends had recommended it, so why not? My brother from Florida, my world-globetrotting mom, and my up-for-anything S.O. journeyed out to far SE Powell for culinary daring-doo.

This is NOT General Pao’s chicken in cornstarch sauce. This is apparently straight-up vocanic Sichuan cooking. Our table of 4 ordered the Seafood pancake, green beans, plain rice, beef with broccolli , and the plain asian vegetables.

The seafood pancake was delightful. Chock full of briny squid, shrimp and other flavors, and served with a spicy (but not overwhelming ) peppers in oil dipping sauce.

The green beans were smothered in easily avoided red chile peppers. They had a delightful salty clean flavor, balanced with a mouth numbing peppercorn. (I later found in this yelp review, it’s called “huajiao”).

The Beef and Brocolli was listed as “on the safe side” on the menu. Being vegetarian, I tried the broccolli only. Nice, garlicky and bland!

If I had do-overs, I’d take my mother and brother to a ‘safer’ Asian joint, like Om Seafood or Powell Seafood, both also on SE Powell. This is not so great for non-meat eaters, but glad I tried it!

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Wasn’t sure

You could post code in WP: And yes I *love* Hubigs Pies – Only available around New Orleans. Sweet potato out now! http://www.hubigs.com

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notes from Social Media Class at PSU

may the most effective communicator win -paul ting, freedia.co.au

 

social media is about being a good communicator…lern 2 spell

invest in realtionships – invest the time

 

 

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Cinematic Kookiness Oct-Nov 2009 Portland

Gamera v Guiron

Gamera v Guiron

We start with the EPIC
FILMUSIK: Gamera vs. Guiron
Nov. 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th, 7pm
Hollywood Theatre – $10 Students/Seniors $8
Live soundtrack, live voice, all cheese! Check out the trailer.

Whet your whistle with The Room!
http://cinema21.com/#theroom
Cinema 21!
Next screening October 24
So bad it’s good – one friend calls it the new rocky horror
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Room_(film)

And for Halloween – back to the Hollywood Theater for Phantom of the Opera!
Opens: Saturday, October 31
Looks like the Lon Cheney 1925 silent with live pipe organ
http://www.hollywoodtheatre.org/engaging/coming_soon.html

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Handmade NW :: Events Check out what we’re doing and you’re invited to join! :)

Handmade NW :: Events Check out what we’re doing and you’re invited to join! 🙂.

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