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Please don’t vote for me in the Portland Phoenix “Best Of” poll

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I was again nominated for Best Of… in the Twitter category this year. The other nominees included @nurse_abby, @missbumptious, @unnegatron (friend and former professor Jason Read) and @SoPoHomo. I am beyond flattered, largely because I am pretty much just straight up myself on Twitter and so when I am nominated it is basically like people […]

I was interviewed again on Lounging with Lanna Lee

Back in early 2012, I was on the first episode of Lanna Lee Maheux’s great podcast Lounging with Lanna Lee. Lanna has since published a podcast per week for the past 80 weeks and this week I was fortunate to be a guest on her show once again. I particularly enjoy being a guest on […]

Be dynamic, kids. Words of advice for the digital age.

Photo Credit: I don’t know who took this photo, but it is from when I worked at the USM Free Press in the mid-00s and was skinny enough to wear a tight-fitting polyester shirt without a hint of irony. I had the great pleasure of being invited to talk with the staff at the USM […]

Nailing down the tricky definition of “pop up” with Joe Ricchio

Warning: Joe Ricchio language ahead. Joe Ricchio (with whom—for the uninitiated—I worked on Food Coma TV) recently wrote Pop Up Blocker, a blog post in which he illustrates the preciousness of the pop up trend in the modern food scene. The piece was pretty well received by those I am connected with in the Portland […]

Ask Alex: How to make friends and… That’s it.

Hi there Alex! What are the best ways for post-college young adults to make friends in a new city? I moved to Portland about 3 years ago for a job. I’ve joined some clubs, tried online dating, taken a few classes, and attended just about any event that has piqued my interest since I moved […]