Burgerville.

On the next Outlook Portland (Sunday, 6:30am, on NW32 TV)…

Since 1961, Burgerville has been a part of Northwest life, starting at a single address in Vancouver and growing to more than 35 locations throughout Washington and Oregon. This year, the restaurant celebrates its 50th anniversary, and what was true fifty years ago is true today: ask anyone in this part of the world–they’ll have a favorite item on the Burgerville menu.

On this Sunday’s Outlook Portland, we’ll be joined by Burgerville USA‘s President and CEO, Mr. Jeff Harvey; he’ll talk about the restaurant’s founding, evolution, and freakishly-delicious onion rings. We’ll also speak with Daniel Cogan, General Manager of Burgerville’s Montavilla location…and, as a side note, I’ll solemnly vow to never again tape Outlook Portland on an empty stomach.

The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: Vince from the zombie-themed graphic novel Walking Dead.

Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Rick Emerson.

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Cars may get the glory, but bicycles have the numbers. There are more than one billion bicycles in use on planet Earth –easily double the number of automobiles– and another 130 million bikes are sold every year.

An astonishing number of those bicycles end up right here in Portland, where the streets and sidewalks are filled, year-round, no matter the weather, with pedaling enthusiasts of every stripe and variety.

From every walk of life, so to speak, cyclists emerge onto the paths and pavement of our fair city, forming –to borrow a term from Dostoyevsky– an accidental tribe, with its own culture, history, challenges, and coalitions. Portland is, in many ways, a city which runs on two wheels.

On the next Outlook Portland, we’ll be joined by Rob Sadowsky, Executive Director for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance; we’ll discuss all of the above…and more.

The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: The King of the Monsters…Godzilla.

Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Rick Emerson.

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Music composer, Kielen King.

“Run-DMC First Said a DJ Could be a Band.” -Chuck D

On the next Outlook Portland (Sunday, 6:30am, on NW32 TV)…

Throughout human history, music has adapted, evolved, and cross-pollinated, each amalgam mixing and swirling the disparate forms together, often to create something staggeringly new.

One thing, however, remains a constant: the player, the singer, the songwriter. In a room or in a studio, attempting a kind of artistic alchemy: the transformation of imagination into physical form. To capture -on tape, paper, or hard drive- what exists only as a free-floating magic within the creative center.

Sometimes, it seems so amazing that it’s a wonder it ever happens at all.

On this week’s Outlook Portland, we’ll speak with Kielen King, a Portland musician whose latest idea has been successfully transferred into the realm of the real. His past albums include Soundtrack for an Automated Night and (as part of Azure Noir) Addicted to Blue. His new project is Star Pilot’s Lament: A Musical Sci-Fi Epic.

The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: Paul Stanley of KISS…as a rubber duck.

Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Rick Emerson.

Portland’s History: The good, the bad and the sordid.

On the next Outlook Portland (Sunday, 6:30am, on NW32 TV)…

As Mick Jagger once said, there is no future, only recycled past. And one can scarcely find a pattern more frequently repeated than that of vice…and vanquishing. Indeed, in our own time -in our own city- these things are never far from sight. When in doubt, check your rearview mirror–in this case, to just over 100 years ago, when the City of Roses was both very much the same…and shockingly different.

This weekend, two different authors with a shared love of Portland will give their perspectives on the city’s cycle of rise, ruin, and reclamation:

Dan Haneckow, who writes extensively about Portland history -the good, the bad, and the sordid- at CaféUnknown.com.

And Tracy Prince, author of the new book Portland’s Goose Hollow, which contains hundreds of photos documenting a Portland era very nearly lost to history.

The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: Magic: The Gathering’s Thornscape Battlemage.

Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Rick Emerson.

Chris Haberman and K.C. Cowan

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George Carlin once said that in his opinion, the only good thing Christianity had given the world was the music. While the veracity of that belief is up for debate, this much is true: religion does absorb -and redistribute- cultural and aesthetic flavors from every corner of the world, acting as a sort of sociological greatest-hits album. The Catholic Church, in particular, has inspired -or acquired- artistic leanings from nearly every discipline, helping to accelerate the co-mingling of seemingly-disparate forms.

So it is wholly appropriate that this week’s guests were brought together in collaboration by a collection of…Patron Saints.

KC Cowan (Portland media veteran and longtime host/producer of Oregon Art Beat) and Chris Haberman (painter, musician, poet, and gallery operator) are the writer and illustrator, respectively, of the new book They Ain’t Called Saints for Nothing, which looks at the lives of 20 notable patron saints.

We’ll talk about the genesis -so to speak- of the book, as well as the appeal of saints as artistic subjects. We’ll also discuss the creative process, especially the transition from solo artist to co-creator.

The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: a small lump of ginger root from the tea drawer in the company breakroom.

Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Rick Emerson.

Indigo Kelleigh, Stumptown Comics Fest

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Let us now praise Tippy the Turtle, familiar to millions, even if they never knew that was his name.

Tippy the Turtle, along with a pirate just called “Pirate”, peered out from matchbooks and comic books for several decades, passing along the positive message that you (yes, you) could be an artist. If you could draw the turtle, the advertisement said, then a world of magical knowledge was within reach…an art school was standing by, and there, you would learn all the secrets of visual creation.

A great many of us did learn several things from this exercise:

1) Advertisements included with a pack of cigarettes or a copy of Swamp Thing aren’t necessarily the gold standard for truth, and

2) Drawing the turtle -drawing anything- is a lot harder than it seems, giving most of us a newfound appreciation for people such as this Sunday’s guest.

Indigo Kelleigh is an illustrator and designer; a creator of artwork for individuals, corporations…and for its own sake. He’s also the director of the Stumptown Comics Fest, which happens this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center.

This Sunday, he’ll join us for a discussion of art, inspiration, and what makes the Stumptown Comics Fest stand apart. Don’t miss it.

The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: The King of the Monsters: Godzilla.


Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Rick Emerson.