This week's newsletter is going to be brief. My staff has been encouraging me to take some time off so last week when looking at the calendar, decided if I didn't do it this week, there was a good chance it would never happen.
So, I'm off on a four-day motorcycle adventure, on a route not fully defined. My goal, depending on weather, is to make it up as far as Neah Bay on the Olympic Peninsula.
To prepare for a few days off, yesterday I roasted what I hope will be plenty of coffee for the upcoming weekend.
We continue to go through gallons upon gallons of cold-brew coffee. With the heat we've had this week, it's a refreshing alternative to hot beverages.
I stopped at a coffee shop in Packwood, WA enroute to Mt. Rainier. Was lucky to find a place who roasts their own coffee so couldn't resist getting a picture of the roaster. She's a whole lot cuter than me! :) Coffee wasn't bad either.
For lovers of jazz piano, this Sunday there will be another stellar concert presented by George Fendel Presents at Classic Pianos.
George Fendel Presents Singer-Pianist JOHN PROULX
John will make his third appearance in Portland where he has found a wonderfully supportive audience.John honors the classics of American song but also swings with joyous authority.
"John Proulx is the best male jazz singer of his generation." George Fendel
When: Sunday, August 16; 7 PM
Where: Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave. (Corner of SE Milwaukie & Powell Blvd.)
Reservations: call Peggie at 503-546-5622 - Call early; seating is limited
Suggested donation: $19
Wine and sweet things at intermission, courtesy of Classic Pianos
With thanks to our angels and sponsors: Classic Pianos, St. Johns Coffee Roasters, Park Lane Suites, KMHD Jazz Radio, Kirby & Amy Allen, Susan & David Gurock, Madelle & Stan Rosenfeld, and Patrick Springer
If you're a lover of jazz, you will not be disappointed.
Many thanks for your continued support and please keep the coffee flowing!
Mount & Crew