Also, a fish in Vacationland is making wisecracks about vegans and the poverty crisis among local alt-weekly food critics. Go read the new Portland Psst! (I'm not yelling at you, that's just what it's called).
Finally, I learned from the latter blog that LibraryThing, one of my favorite Web 2.0 sites, is based right here in Portland! I've cataloged my smallish library there, and also added a random sampler widget to the sidebar at right. Think of them as analog links to more interesting reading. LibraryThing is also supposed to recommend new books for you to read based on the preferences of other users who own similar titles. I'm picky, so it doesn't work for me as well as I'd like it to, but I'll take its advice that I read Barry Hannah's Airships. Thanks, neighbors-who-make-LibraryThing!