2014 Portland Mardi Gras Ball

It’s that time of the year again – Mardi Gras Time!

On March 1st join Portland’s costumed finest for a night of dancing and joie de vivre at the Portland Mardi Gras Ball!

Tickets are now on sale at the Bossanova Ballroom »

March 1st 2014 at the Bossanova Ballroom 722 East Burnside Portland, OR 97214

Excellent line up of music including:

What to expect? One thing Portlanders enjoy is dressing up in costume and heading out for a night of revelry. Bring out your best over the top finery and participate in the Costume Contest. Watch the crowning of the new Mardi Gras King and Queen. And dance the night away to live Cajun and Zydeco music. Of course expect plenty of beads and King Cake.

Husky or Maltese, Whatever!

Thanks, Cafemama! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cafemama/

With a song in my heart and a spring in my step, finally one of SouthEast Portland’s great mysteries is solved!

I frequently pass a strip mall near 36th and Powell boasting the glorious sign for “Husky or Maltese, Whatever” – a restaurant that is never, ever open.

Here’s some pictures of the sign on Flickr

I’ve swung by the restaurant countless times over say the past 7 years. There are tables with table clothes, silverware, chairs, curtains pulled, signage out front – everything it indicate it’s a real working place! But it’s never, ever, ever open.
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Portland’s First Annual Mardi Gras Ball 2011

Portland's First Annual Mardi Gras Ball
Portland's First Annual Mardi Gras Ball 2011

Portland Oregon gets it’s first Annual Mardi Gras Ball!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 PM. Here’s the details:
Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez!

The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus presents Portland’s First Annual Mardi Gras Ball. Taking the Louisiana State Song, “You Are My Sunshine” as its theme, the 2011 Ball will feature the music of Steve Kerin and Atomic Gumbo with special guest DK Stewart, plus the Too Loose Cajun Band featuring New Orleans’ own Reggie Houston.
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Google HotPot Reviews

I noticed the new HotPot ratings app-thingy-Google-toy when looking for restaurants on Google. PortlandFoodandDrink.com has the scoop on Portland as Google HotPot’s test market. Because of course we are the city where The Dream of the 90s is Alive we’re a great choice. I like HotPot because you can write tiny reviews, and don’t have to worry about being long-winded. I’ve gone through and tagged many fine Vietnamese Pho joints that are my faves and are worth a visit. Nonetheless – read more about it yourself over at PortlandFoodandDrink.com.

And try it yourself at : http://www.google.com/hotpot