Tag Archives: videoport

Second Time Around: Ghost Protocol, Shallow Grave and Night of the Demons Edition

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I watch a lot of movies on the weekends, most of which are rentals (shout out to Videoport). I am going to start recapping them here, because what else am I going to do with those experiences?  Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)  The most frustrating thing about how enjoyable the Mission: Impossible franchise is that […]

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 […]

20 Portland Things For Which I am Thankful

Here are 20 Portland-y things I am thankful for. The Portland Public Library, YES Books, Longfellow Books, The Green Hand, Strange Maine, Casablanca Comics, and Coast City Comics for keeping us literate David Meiklejohn, Barry Dodd, Videoport (obviously) and the DIY film and video scene The wonderful, friendly, and beautiful staff folks at Local 188, […]

Interview: Samuel James, Part I [Videoport and Portland]

Samuel James is a well-respected, world-traveled, Portland-based Bluesman who was nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2010. I recently talked with James, who I have known since we were both scrappy mall rats, about the release of And for the Dark Road Ahead, his upcoming album. We ended up talking at great length about […]

Anna Kendrick discusses her Portland upbringing [and probably Videoport] on Nerdist

Everyone was crapping their pants about Portland’s appearance on Forbes’s annoyingly titled “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods” list last week, but I was more excited to hear that Famous Portlander / big time actress Anna Kendrick briefly discussed her time growing up in Maine’s largest city during her appearance on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Kendrick has […]

45 Characters, Famous and/or Infamous, That Make Portland an Exponentially More Intriguing Place

“I think part of the charm of Portland is that we’re all kind of famous. Like, maybe the only city outside of LA where everyone is a celeb.” — Rebecca Minnick Norm the Barber Norm the Barman Norman the Glassy-Eyed Pervert Heavy Metal Cyclist Herb Adams High-Stepping Bob Spencer Albee Samuel James’ sideburns The Whistler […]