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It's not too late to enjoy the "2010 Waterfront Blues" in Portland, Oregon

Posted on June 29th, 2010 in Events at the B & B, Festivals in Portland.

We still have rooms for the Waterfront Blues Festival , July 2 through July 5th.  Get out and  enjoy the sun, the waterfront and the music.  

You can make your reservations at The Fulton House at any time on our website — www.thefultonhouse.com We’re located right in the city, just a few minutes from city center. Or walk a short block and take a bus or two short blocks and take the trolley.  No need to drive —  enjoy our wonderful transit system here in Portland, Oregon.

Waterfront Park Portland, Oregon Blues Festival

Summer has come to Oregon in a rush. Temperatures here in Portland are in the high 70’s-80’s, the sun is shining brightly and the weatherman  is predicting  perfectly clear skies with not a cloud in sight. But, like almost always, there is a cooling breeze that keeps us from over-heating.

Check out a video of the Waterfront Blues 2009 — Robben Ford .

Don’t miss this exciting event and great entertainers.  The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival is the 2nd largest in the USA.


Join us at 2010 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, July 2-5, Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Posted on June 18th, 2010 in Festivals in Portland, Oregon, Portland, Uncategorized.

"Water Front Blues" Tom McCall Park

The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is the largest blues festival on the West Coast and the second largest blues festival in the nation.

The festival not only brings the best blues artists to Portland, it benefits Oregon Food Bank’s work to eliminate hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry.

And we still have rooms left.  So don’t delay — book your reservations now.   Call us at 503-892-5781. or book on-line at www.thefultonhouse.com

Also, remember that there’s a bus stop a half-block from The Fulton House, which will take you downtown to the Festival. You’ll avoid the incredible hassles and expense of trying to park near the Park by taking public transportation, and you’ll also have no fears of a Breathalyzer and DUI if you have a beer or two.

Schedule of Events:  Check out the Waterfront Blues Website for more information.

Friday, July 2
Time Stage Performance
03:00PM – 03:45PM AE Kicking it off::
03:00PM – 03:45PM CU Kicking It Off: Gunnar Roads Band
03:45PM – 04:30PM MS Boogie Bone
03:45PM – 04:30PM WS TBA
04:00PM – 04:45PM AE Bob Shoemaker Band
04:30PM – 05:15PM CU Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
05:00PM – 06:00PM AE Swingin’ to the Blues: King Louie & Baby James
05:15PM – 06:00PM MS  Moreland and Arbuckle
05:15PM – 06:00PM WS Solo Lap-Slide Guitar: Colin Lake & Chance Hayden
06:00PM – 07:00PM CU  Walter Trout
06:15PM – 07:15PM AE Swingin’ to the Blues:  PorterDavis
07:00PM – 08:00PM MS  Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
07:00PM – 08:00PM WS Blues of the Delta Jukes::  Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm
07:30PM – 08:30PM AE  Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
08:00PM – 09:00PM CU  JOHN MAYALL, presented by Schwindt & Co..
08:45PM – 09:45PM AE Too Loose Cajun Band, with Reggie Houston, Steve Kerin & Portland All Stars
09:00PM – 10:15PM MS  TAJ MAHAL , presented by Safeway.
09:00PM – 10:15PM WS Texas dust, Mississippi mud:  PorterDavis
09:30PM – 12:30PM H50  
10:00PM – 11:00PM AE  Donna Angelle & Zydeco Posse
10:15PM – 01:15AM BC DME Hoodoo Moon Cruise:  Moreland and Arbuckle
10:15PM – 01:15AM BC DME Hoodoo Moon Cruise:  Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks
10:15PM – 01:15AM BC DME Hoodoo Moon Cruise: Colin Lake & Chance Hayden
10:30PM – 11:45PM MH After-hours Blues Jam:  Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
10:30PM – 01:15AM BC DME Hoodoo Moon Cruise: Lucky Peterson with:  Michael Burks
11:55PM – 01:15AM MH After-hours Blues Jam: Walter Trout with:  JOHN MAYALL
 
Saturday, July 3
Time Stage Performance
12:00PM – 11:00PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp , presented by Cascade Zydeco Association.
12:00PM – 12:45PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp: dance demonstration/class: Roland & Janine Jemerson
12:00PM – 12:45PM WS Eric Tweed
12:00PM – 12:45PM MS Dudley Taft
12:45PM – 01:30PM CU  The I-5 Nine: Healy, Miller, Bott, Pain…et al
12:45PM – 01:45PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp:  Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band
01:30PM – 02:15PM WS Blues Guitar 101:  Walter Trout
01:30PM – 02:15PM MS Ty Curtis Band
02:00PM – 03:00PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp: Capt. Leroy & The Zydeco Locals
02:15PM – 03:00PM CU Terry Robb Band
02:25PM – 04:30PM BC DME Blue Bayou Cruise:  Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Blue Bayou Cruise:  Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Blue Bayou Cruise:  Donna Angelle & Zydeco Posse
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Blue Bayou Cruise:  David Vest
03:00PM – 04:00PM WS Cigarbox guitars: Jerry Zybach
03:00PM – 04:00PM MS Northwest Women in Blues, w/ special guests Tahoe Jackson and Nicole Fournier
03:15PM – 04:15PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp:  Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
04:00PM – 05:00PM CU  Lucky Peterson with:  Michael Burks , presented by the Boeing Company.
04:30PM – 05:30PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp :  Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
05:15PM – 06:15PM WS Boogie Woogie piano::  David Vest
05:15PM – 06:15PM MS  Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks
05:45PM – 06:45PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp: Capt. Leroy & The Zydeco Locals
06:15PM – 07:15PM CU Juke Joint Duo: Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm
07:00PM – 08:00PM MS BOOKER T. , presented by FedEx.
07:00PM – 08:00PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp: Donna Angelle & Zydeco Posse
07:15PM – 08:15PM WS Super Chikan’s Chiktars and Diddly Bows: Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks
08:15PM – 09:15PM CU Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
08:15PM – 09:15PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp: Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band
09:00PM – 10:15PM WS Electric Blues Guitar 102 and 103: Michael Burks with: Lucky Peterson
09:00PM – 12:00PM H50  
09:15PM – 10:15PM MS Bobby Rush, presented by Karolyn H. March, attorney.
09:30PM – 01:00AM RE Encore After Hours:TBA
09:30PM – 11:00PM AE Zydeco Swamp Romp: Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble , presented by Cascade Zydeco Association.
10:15PM – 01:15AM BC DME “Rock the Boat” dance cruise: Bridgetown Sextet, with special guest Marilyn Keller
10:15PM – 01:15AM BC DME “Rock the Boat” dance cruise: Alan Hager & Albert Reda
10:30PM – 01:15AM BC DME “Rock the Boat” dance cruise: PorterDavis
10:30PM – 11:45PM MH After-hours Blues Jam: BOOKER T.
11:55PM – 01:15AM MH After-hours Blues Jam: Bobby Rush
 
Sunday, July 4
Time Stage Performance
12:00PM – 03:00PM AE Cascade Blues Association: International Blues Challenge Winners/Finalists
12:00PM – 12:45PM CU Billy D and the Hoodoos
12:10PM – 12:40PM AE Journey to Memphis Finals: The Catillacs , presented by Cascade Blues Association.
12:45PM – 01:30PM MS Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers
12:45PM – 01:30PM WS  
12:50PM – 01:20PM AE Journey to Memphis Finals: David Brothers Band
01:30PM – 02:00PM AE Journey to Memphis Finals: Vicki Stevens Band
01:30PM – 02:15PM CU Gretchen Mitchell Band
02:10PM – 02:40PM AE Journey to Memphis Finals: Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
02:15PM – 03:00PM MS Sultans of Slide: Amundson, Cooper & Goldwasser
02:15PM – 03:00PM WS TBA
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Driftin’ Blues Cruise:
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Driftin’ Blues Cruise: Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Driftin’ Blues Cruise: Norton Buffalo’s Knockouts
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Driftin’ Blues Cruise: Janiva Magness
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Driftin’ Blues Cruise: : Dale LeRoy Perry
03:15PM – 04:15PM CU Linda Hornbuckle & Janice Scroggins Old Time Gospel Hour, w/ special guest Lucky Peterson
03:15PM – 04:00PM AE Journey to Memphis 2009 Winner, solo-duo: Son Jack Jr. & Michael Wilde
04:00PM – 04:50PM WS  
04:00PM – 04:45PM MS Mingo Fishtrap
04:15PM – 05:15PM AE Jim Mesi Band
04:45PM – 05:30PM CU The Twisters
05:30PM – 06:30PM MS Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen , presented by First Tech Credit Union.
05:30PM – 06:30PM AE Journey to Memphis 2009 Winner, Band: Karen Lovely
05:40PM – 06:30PM WS 21st Century Blues: Chris Thomas King
06:30PM – 07:15PM CU Norton Buffalo’s Knockouts
06:45PM – 07:45PM AE Harmonica Blow-Off: : Bill Rhoades’ Harmonica Blow-off
07:15PM – 08:15PM WS Music of Louisiana’s Bayous: Atomic Gumbo: Steve Kerin & Friends
07:15PM – 08:15PM MS Janiva Magness
07:55PM – 08:40PM AE Harmonica Blow-off: Bill Rhoades’ Harmonica Blow-off
08:15PM – 09:00PM CU Kara Grainger
08:50PM – 09:30PM AE Harmonica Blow-Off: : Bill Rhoades’ Harmonica Blow-off
09:00PM – 12:00PM H50 Kara Grainger
09:00PM – 10:00PM MS Curtis Salgado , presented by Good Neighbor Pharmacy.
09:00PM – 10:00PM WS  
09:30PM – 10:00PM AE Harmonica Blow-Off: Bill Rhoades’ Harmonica Blow-off
09:30PM – 01:00AM RE Encore After Hours: TBA
10:00PM – 10:30PM TMWP FIREWORKS!
10:00PM – 10:00PM MS National Anthem: Alonzo Chadwick
10:30PM – 11:45PM MH After-hours Blues Jam: Mingo Fishtrap
11:55PM – 01:15AM MH After-hours Blues Jam: JJ GREY and MOFRO
 
Monday, July 5
Time Stage Performance
12:00PM – 12:45PM CU Gary Burford Band
12:00PM – 12:45PM AE Steve Cheseborough
12:45PM – 01:30PM MS Dani Paige Band
12:45PM – 01:30PM WS  
01:00PM – 01:45PM AE John-Alex Mason
01:30PM – 02:15PM CU Kolvane
02:00PM – 03:00PM AE North Mississippi by Northwest: McMurrian, Lemhouse, Shoemaker & Bott
02:15PM – 03:00PM MS Robbie Laws Bigger Blues Band, featuring Mz. Dee
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Sail on Sister! Cruise: Baskery
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Sail on Sister! Cruise: Kara Grainger
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Sail on Sister! Cruise: Divas of Soul (Linda Hornbuckle, LaRhonda Steele, Juliane Johnson, Janice Scroggins)
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Sail on Sister! Cruise: Ellen Whyte Quartet
03:00PM – 04:00PM CU Chris Thomas King
03:15PM – 04:15PM AE Swingin’ to the Blues: Devin Phillips Black & Blue
04:00PM – 05:00PM WS  
04:00PM – 05:15PM MS JJ GREY and MOFRO, presented by Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival.
04:30PM – 05:30PM AE Swingin’ to the Blues: Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes w/ Jim Wallace
05:15PM – 06:00PM CU Baskery
05:45PM – 06:45PM AE Swingin’ to the Blues: Robbie Laws Bigger Blues Band, featuring Mz. Dee
06:00PM – 07:00PM WS  
06:00PM – 07:15PM MS LITTLE FEAT , presented by IQ Credit Union.
07:00PM – 08:00PM AE Swingin’ to the Blues: The Twisters
07:15PM – 08:00PM CU Reggie Houston’s Crescent City Connection
07:50PM – 09:00PM WS  
08:00PM – 08:05PM MS Oregon Food Bank Presentation
08:00PM – 09:15PM MS GALACTIC with Cyril Neville and Corey Henry (from Rebirth), presented by ecoShuttle.
08:15PM – 09:30PM AE Swingin’ to the Blues: Duffy Bishop
09:00PM – 12:00PM H50  
09:00PM – 01:00AM MH After-hours Blues Jam:
09:30PM – 01:00AM RE Encore After Hours: TBA

 

STAGE KEY
H50 = H50 Bistro at Hotel 50
RE = Rafati’s Encore 310, University Place Hotel
TMWP = Tom McCall Waterfront Park
MS = Miller Stage
MH = Marriott Hotel
TBA = Stage To Be Announced
AE = A&E Front Porch Stage
CU = Credit Union Blues Stage
BC = DME Portland Spirit Blues Cruise
WS = FedEx Workshop Stage

 Featured Performers
<b></b><b>Kara Grainger</b> Kara Grainger: “One of the best new voices on the Americana scene this year belongs not to an American, but an Aussie, Kara Grainger. She brings the whole trifecta of singing, playing and writing… ” – www.americanaroots.comPERFORMANCES:
Sunday, July 4
08:15PM
Credit Union Blues Stage

Sunday, July 4
09:00PM
H50 Bistro at Hotel 50

Monday, July 5
02:30PM
DME Portland Spirit Blues Cruise


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"Weird Oregon" & Open House

Posted on June 15th, 2010 in Events at the B & B, Oregon, Portland.

Weird Oregon Book Signing Event

If you joined us for our “Open House & “Weird Oregon” book signing Event on June 12th, thank you for coming and we hoped you enjoyed our first of many events here at the B & B.  If you were unable to attend, you will have other opportunities during 2010 to join us.  Saturday’s event was filled with great conversations and stories, good fixings from “Uncle Reo’s BBQ”,  unique varieties of beers from the “Beer Mongers” in SE Portland, Wine from John’s Wine Cellar and great people. 

Jeff Davis--Author, Weird Oregon

Jeff Davis, co-author of “Weird Oregon” visited with guests, shared stories and talked about his ghosts and paranormal adventures.  Books were available for purchase as well as personalized and signed.  A treasure for your coffee table or just a fun book about legends and places to travel here in Oregon.  Maybe it could be your 100 things to see and do in Oregon–add it to your bucket list.  Click here to check out his website. 

If you missed this event, Jeff and his co-author will be revealing some of the most exciting, yet strange stories, that they encountered while they were creating the book, at these venues:

May 19, 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 18300 N.W. Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton, both will appear.

May 21, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1317 Lloyd Center, Portland, both will appear.

May 22, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2690 N.E. Highway 20, Bend, only Jeff will appear (now that’s weird).

So what are some of the things that keep Portland weird, according to the authors? A jug-shaped building, a Paul Bunyan statue, a Russian coffee house.  And even the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast found on page 60 & 61, “Could we be Nancy Bogg’s infamous Bordello?”

Weird Oregon

For every Weird Oregon book purchased at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast,  the Innkeeper donated $5.00  to the Providence Cancer Center/Portland for cancer research.  Wendy will be sending  a check for $200.  A special “Thank you” to everyone who purchased a book!

Cancer Center Providence Portland, Oregon

Thank you all for making this event successful and we hope to see you at our future events.  Follow this blog to find out about our up-coming events.


Cheese Blintzes w/Mixed Berry Sauce

Posted on June 11th, 2010 in Food & Recipes, Oregon, Portland.

It is the start of the berry season here in Portland, Oregon.  Strawberries are beginning to ripen even with all our recent rain and downpours.  Portland, Oregon has a plethera  of  U-pick Farms in both Multnomah & Clackamas counties where you will  find raspberries, gooseberries, currants, marionberries, and blueberries throughout the summer months. Here at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast,  we also have our own fresh fruits in our backyard garden. 

Below you will find one of my favorite recipes that I prepare with my berries either with fresh picked berries or frozen.  This recipe comes from the “The Culinary Institute of America’s Breakfast & Brunches”  cookbook and is located on page 124 and 129.   This cookbook is one of my essentials here at the B & B.

 

Cheese Blintzes with Mixed Berry Sauce

You can bake the blintzes instead of cooking them in a skillet, as we’ve done over the tops of the blintzes. Bake at 400°F for about 15 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.
 
Makes 8 servings
  
24 Crêpes (recipe follows) 

1 cup farmer or pot cheese (if you can’t find farmer/pot cheese– I use Nancy’s organic cottage cheese small curd )

1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese

1 cup cream cheese, softened

¼ cup sugar

3 large eggs

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter, or as needed

1. Make the crêpes and berry sauce. These can be made ahead. Let the crêpes return to room temperature while you make the filling if they have been refrigerated or frozen. Warm the sauce.

2. Combine the cheeses and sugar and beat with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt and stir until smooth.

3. To assemble the blintzes spoon 2-3 tablespoons filling on the lower 1/3 of each blintz. Fold the bottom of the blintz over the filling then fold each of the remaining sides over to make a little package. Repeat with the remaining blintzes.

4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Arrange 6 blintzes at a time in the skillet seam side down and sauté until faintly brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Turn the blintz and brown on the second side, another 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining blintzes, adding another tablespoon of butter for each batch, and serve with the warm berry sauce.

Mixed Berry Sauce

 Makes 2 cups

 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries 

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

¾ – 1 cup sugar

1–2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1. Combine 1 cup of the raspberries, 1 cup of the strawberries, ¾ cup of the blueberries, ¾ cup of the sugar, and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

2. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes. Taste the mixture and, if necessary, add more sugar. Continue to heat until any additional sugar is dissolved.

3. Puree the sauce with a blender or push it through a wire mesh sieve. Return the sauce to a simmer and adjust the flavor by adding additional lemon juice if necessary. Add the remaining ½ cup raspberries, ½ cup strawberries, and ¼ cup blueberries and simmer until the sauce is very hot.

4. The sauce can be served hot, warm or cold; it will thicken slightly when stored in the refrigerator, and keeps for up to 10 days. 

 Crêpes

You may want to make a double batch of this master crêpe recipe so you can here. Coat a baking dish liberally with some of the butter and drizzle the rest 2 cups Mixed Berry Sauce (recipe follows)1 ½ cups fresh or frozen sliced strawberriestored in the refrigerator, and keeps for up to 10 days.freeze some to have on hand for a quick meal.

2 cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon butter, melted

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Melted butter or vegetable oil to coat pan, as needed

1. Sift the flour, sugar, and salt together into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

2. In a separate bowl, blend the milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir by hand just until the batter is smooth. Let the batter rest in the refrigerator at least 1 and up to 12 hours before preparing the crêpes. Strain the batter if necessary to remove lumps before preparing the crêpes.

3. Heat a crêpe pan or small skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with melted butter. Pour about ¼ cup batter into the crêpe pan, swirling and tilting the pan to coat the bottom with batter. Cook until the first side is set and has a little color, about 2 minutes. Adjust the temperature under the pan if necessary. Use a thin metal or heatproof rubber spatula to lift the crêpe and turn it over. Cook on the other side until the crêpe is cooked through, 1 minute more.

4. Stack the crêpes to fill now, or refrigerate or freeze them and assemble them later.

Note: The thinner the crêpe the better, but don’t be discouraged if the first crêpe or two is a little uneven. With each crêpe, you’ll get better at gauging the right amount of batter and level of heat for your pan.