Merry Christmas! I hope everyone’s having a safe time this year and enjoying good food, good cheer, and good family. Except for a (possibly) a few posts here and there, I’m expecting to take the week off from the blog—sort of a Christmas blog vacation. Happy Holidays everybody!
Yearly Archives: 2009
Yes, there are only two real shopping days until Christmas left, and I realize there are more things in town to shop for than pets, books, toys and games, and food and drink. Here’s a general roundup of more shopping options that I missed. (And I’m pretty sure I’ll miss more, too.) The Brew Shop: Homebrewing supplies for beer makers, and an excellent bottle shop for beer seekers. 2524 NE Division, 541-323-2318. Local Joe: Downtown’s … Continue reading →
The last few posts have been pretty Bulletin-centric, but what can I say? They’re publishing interesting stuff. Today it’s a compendium of their own holiday gift guide. Tech gifts, "nifty gifts" (whatever that means), practical gifts, homemade gifts, luxuries: not everything is local but it’s good for ideas. Only a couple of shopping days left, and judging by what I’ve seen so far this season, people have waited longer this year—it’s still busy out there.
The Bulletin has their annual list of big Christmas light displays online, and you should definitely drive around and check these out one of these nights. We did tonight, and while we didn’t follow the Bulletin’s list, we did catch the display at Perrigan Drive, which the paper’s article covers. It is as big and crazy as advertised and totally worth seeing.
The Bulletin’s Ben Salmon has brought back Near/Far for the third year now: the compilation of free music representing the best music of 2009. 36 free, legal, downloadable MP3s covering the best music of 2009. There are 18 from local bands like Moon Mountain Ramblers, Person People, Eric Tollefson, Erin Cole-Baker and more, and 18 from national acts like The Avett Brothers, Brendan Benson, Animal Collective, Felt, and Japandroids. It all comes with nifty artwork … Continue reading →