Have you driven down northwest 23rd Ave lately? It reminds me of Fred Flintstone rumbling down the streets of Bedrock! The property owners pay outlandish taxes along with the new meters. Hard to figure but Les Schwab isn't complaining.....Remember Fryer Tuck Chicken? You can still enjoy this deep fried delight at The Cider Mill on Capitol Highway. They make the best damn fries in this town....Need carpets cleaned? Call the guy I have used for 25 years, Steve Morris - 503-635-3181....Terrific lodging in Astoria at The Cannery Pier Hotel. Terry Rosenau the owner knows how to treat a guest.
Dodger great, Vin Scully will broadcast these words for the final time October 2nd. "Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good afternoon to you, wherever you may be" ...Scully has been the voice of The Dodgers for 67 seasons. He will have plenty to do in retirement with 18 grand-children.
Whole Foods will be opening their new lower end price-point store in the old Albertson's location on State Street in Lake Oswego. Expect out of the box features including independent food vendors and some locations will offer Tattoos! The new concept is named after their private label brand "365" whatever that means.
Sally Showman is the most likable TV personality in Stumptown....The owner of Classic Chauffeur Co, John Case tells the all time best story when he picked up Elvis Presley on a closed runway located close to the Portland Airport. He has a tour jacket to prove it....Ted Cruz gives me the total creeps....When will the Mayor's race begin in this town? I have never seen a weaker campaign effort.
Terry Currier, owner of Music Millennium sent me a great CD titled Past-Present by John Scofield. Terrific with Sunday morning coffee and the newspaper....Four visits in a month to Verde Cucina in Hillsdale. This is Portland's best haunt.
Until next Friday....