Month: March 2011

10 Oregon business startups pitching at Smart-ups

Who are the next up-and-coming companies in Oregon? Tell us! Tonight, 10 Oregon startups will go pitch to pitch and toe to toe in a Smart-up Ignite-Style Speed Pitch. Even better, the audience votes for the best overall pitch. The winner will deliver a “wildcard” pitch at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis on May … Read More

The trials and travails of writing travel fantasy novels

If my pen were a match, it would be wet This is not a day where I’m fired up to write a new scene, delve deep into a character, or get into the mystery and nuance of the plot, all the while subtly laying groundwork for the crucial twist at the end of the story. … Read More

New law makes Oregon homebrew fully legal again

Big thanks to the brewing community and the Oregon legislature Recent action in the Oregon House and Senate has corrected a 2010 legal oversight that temporarily held the transport of homebrew illegal in Oregon. Passage of SB 444 means homebrew competitions at the Oregon State Fair and local county fairs across the state will be … Read More

Homebrew: Rucksack Stout

Nothing makes the world come clear like a pint of darkest beer. Based off Brooklyn Brewery Original Chocolate Stout Stouts and porters are the pinnacle of beer, my favorite styles, my most savored pints. Stout will cure all ills from congressional gridlock to bad takeout, if only we would unleash pints and kegs onto all … Read More

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit

Benefit for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team In Training On Wednesday, March 16, from 7-10 p.m., Eugene’s 16 Tons hosts a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program. 80% of the $10 cover charge and 50% of all pint and wine by the glass sales will be donated to Team … Read More

Our awesomocious new slow cooker

Our awesomocious new Set ‘n Forget 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker slow cooker We love slow cooking, but had outgrown our bare-bones high-low-warm manual slow cooker. After lots of research, in January we picked up the bigger, programmable Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker. Here’s what drew us to this particular … Read More

8th Annual Eugene Irish Cultural Festival, Mar. 11-12

Get your Irish on! The Eugene Irish Cultural Festival kicks off on March 11 for its eighth year of celebrating Irish and Celtic culture. See Eugene Irish Fest.org for more info on workshops, activities, music and performances for the Mar. 11-12 festival: Friday, March 11: Evening Concert, 8 p.m. Head down to the University of … Read More

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