Saturday, August 16, 2008

Livin' in the Blurbs: Raves and Faves

Following up on a recent rave in The Oregonian, the Portland Cello Project will bring their collaborative of up to sixteen cellists to Oregon Public Broadcasting's local radio show, Live Wire!, on August 23. GSNW's favorite cello guy, Gideon Freudmann, of CelloBop and Caravan Gogh fame as well as a founding member of the Project, describes LiveWire! as "sort of, kind of, a little bit like Prairie Home Companion, but hipper and edgier."

Details: Portland Cello Project performs at LiveWire! Aug. 31, 8 pm; $15, tickets available online. The Gerding Theatre at the Armory. Phone 503-445-370.

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Regular reader Sarah sends us the news that Hollywood Farmers' Market regular River Rock Nursery is having a garage sale on August 23. They'll be featuring heavily discounted plants and supplies like pots, trellises and garden art plus a huge inventory reduction of their greenhouse stock. I know from personal experience that these folks have great quality plants at great prices, so the sale should be amazing!

Details: River Rock Nursery Garage Sale. Sat., Aug. 22-24, 10 am-8 pm. River Rock Nursery, 19350 SE Hwy. 224, Damascus. Phone 503-658-4047.

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The House O' Smoke, otherwise known as Kenny & Zuke's, is continuing their tradition of Sunday Family Dinners with a "Summer in the South of France" event on August 31. Ken will be offering up dishes from his favorite cuisine like Provencal fish soup with saffron aioli croutes, Niçoise pasta with pistou, daube of beef, ratatouille and a lemon tart. If you call and it's sold out, there's another great meal coming in September with Nick preparing "Merry in Merida," a gastronomic tour of the southern-most part of Mexico.

Details: Summer in the South of France at Kenny & Zuke's. Aug. 31, 6 pm; $30 ea. or $40 with wine or beer. Kenny & Zuke's, 1038 SW Stark St. Phone 503-222-3354.

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