Classic Basement Lounge below the Historic Rialto Poolroom in Portland, OR.
The Jack London Bar is in the current issue of Playboy Magazine as one of the best bars in America. Yeah!
The Jack London’s Tuesday Night Free Lecture Series is proud to host Richard Donin present on Greenhouse Gases: What are they from where do they originate?
“A native of Portland, Oregon, Richard Donin holds a Master of Arts from Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University. As an educator, college instructor, and businessman, Mr. Donin has a broad range of experience dealing with energy, environment, and education issues. He was a science teacher and curriculum specialist for 15 years at Portland Public Schools. Additionally, for 13 years, he was an adjunct graduate instructor at Lewis and Clark College.
Richard created nationally recognized, award winning education programs receiving numerous credit for innovative work in energy and environmental education. These honors include the top U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Special Award for Energy Innovation, the U.S. DOE Award for Energy Innovation, three State of Oregon Governor’s Energy Awards, a National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) Excellence in Science Education award, the NSTA’s Exemplary Science Program honor, and others”.
Words from PDXPipeline:
This week Jesse Laird presents on “Civil Disobedience”. Laird will focus on recent civil disobedience movements throughout the world, ranging from Guatemalan peasants to an alliance of Serbian students and coal miners. The ethical dilemma at stake in the lecture is whether to obey unjust laws and cooperate with the status quo, or to resist authority while seeking the Good Society. The lecture concludes that civil disobedience is effective, common, and multicultural; that civil disobedience is a necessary part of the democratic process; that civil disobedience transforms the self and society.
Prof. Jesse Laird teaches in the Humanities,including courses in Ethics, Global Diversity, and Peace Studies, and participates in nonviolent social movements as a trainer-activist.
Tonight Kickass Oregon History and Trimet bring us Humanity on Wheels… Original stories from Transit drivers and Trimet history.
Words from DaveKnows.org:
Kick Ass Oregon History is pleased to partner with TriMet Diaries in offering for your amusement and education… “Humanity On Wheels; an Evening of Mass Transit Tales!” …
On this evening we will revel in Mass Transit Glory with the following distinguished speakers:
www.orhistory.com‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin, who has publicly commuted downtown daily since 1984, will tell the yarns of TriMet’s history, being sure to leave in all the gory details!
Bill Reagan will share his findings as a devoted Urban Explorer and Chronicler.
Jeff Guardalabene, or just Dr. Jeff will regale the swooned audience with his tales of TriMet adventures, and perhaps channel some tattered beat generation musings on public transportation.
Other Special Guests shall surely arrive (with transfer in hand, of course) and an Open Mic session shall round out the evening – where you too can share your Mass Transit Stories, both angelic and satanic in nature.
And you certainly won’t want to miss orhistory.com‘s assistant Mellia Lang’s awesome TriMet stage set – it’s like a diorama come to life!
Won’t you join us? Conveniently located in the heart of the formerly “fareless square.”
Kate Bruner will be speaking on various Asian mythologies, including Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Shinto, and other stories and beliefs.
We will discuss, among other ideas, the Hindu Trimurta, what an omphalos is, what orientation really means, where we get the word “thug”, what Indiana Jones has to do with the death goddess Kali, the differences between Eastern and Western dragons, goddess worship in India, China, and Japan, why the Chinese have a woman in the moon and who she is and how she got there, Chinese alchemy, ancient beliefs about jade, the Chinese kitchen god, the Feast of Hungry Ghosts, avatars, and the Indus Valley civilizations of Harrapa and Mohenjo Jara.