Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Creepy Pipe Crawlers

Foto-Friday for Oct. 31, 2008

It’s Halloween and we have some scary characters for you shredding Pier Park. Well, maybe not scary but definitely shredding. On this Foto-Friday, check out Thomas, David, Shawn, Benji, Morris, Mike, MC, Troy and more getting their pipe fix. See all the action in the gallery.

Pier Park Gallery


Shawn Reinert - Gap-up 180 @ Newberg

What the hey? If you’ve skated Newberg, you know how difficult it is to find the speed to even make this transfer, let alone throw in a 180. Well, Shawn did it and here’s the shot to prove it. You can check out more photos of Shawn over at his gallery on the Earth Patrol Network. Way to go Little Bob! See a larger version of the image after the turn.

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The Art Robot on Tee Fury

Electric Dance Sweater - The Art Robot

The creator of our EPM ‘Naut t-shirt designs and all around swell dude, The Art Robot, is today’s feartured designer over at Tee Fury. If you are interested in buying the electric dance sweater t-shirt, you have to hurry. The shirt is only available for purchase until 9 pm PST today. That’s how Tee Fury works.

On another Art Robot note, we will be releasing two new EPM shirt designs in the near future. So stay tuned.

Stereolab – Wonder Ballroom

Stereolab - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Oregon

Portland manages to attract its share of great bands including England’s Stereolab. When we arrived at the Wonder Ballroom, it was packed with appreciative fans even before the opening band, Monade, started their set. The mystery as to why so many people were interested in the opening act was quickly resolved when Lætitia Sadier saddled up to the mic, a bonus for Stereolab fans. Why? Well, Lætitia also fronts Stereolab. That explains why the singers of these two bands looked so similar. Anyway, the show was great and we managed to snap a few photos as well. Check them out in the gallery. EPM out!

Stereolab at the Wonder Ballroom


Yelle and Eagles of Death Metal

It’s time, once again, for YouTube Tuesday featuring two bands that are playing shows in our fine city this week. Tomorrow night, Oct. 29th, you can check out Yelle at Berbati’s and on Friday night, Oct. 31st, Eagles of Death Metal at the Wonder Ballroom. Check out all the videos after the turn.

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Un Poisson Éventé

Monday Cover Vol. 2 Issue 50 - Benji Galloway

Holy carp! That’s one sick stalefish. Yep, that’s Benji Galloway tearing-up the square bowl at Pier Park. OK, we’re out of fish references but we do have some more pics of Benji killing it after the turn.

Congratulations Benji!

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Fall Shadows

Glenhaven Skatepark

Some folks took advantage of the great fall weather this weekend that included a Saturday afternoon session at Glenhaven. Check out a few snaps of Dex, Kerri, Rick, Troy, MC, Willis and others skating in the gallery.

Glenhaven in the Afternoon

Eggs Benedict

Ed Benedict - Tread Lightly

The next skatepark slated for opening in Portland is located in Ed Benedict Park. It’s a massive plaza style offering and it looks fun as heck. Based on the progress and some other feedback, our guess it will open in the November timeframe. Check out some pics in the gallery below and then hop on over to SnA to see even more photos. Enjoy!

Ed Benedict Construction

Bridge Work

Carl Warren - Photographer

About a week ago, we launched the Earth Patrol Network, a place for folks to share their creativity with respect to photos, video and music as it relates to skateboarding. As a follow-up, we are going to start recognizing contributions and contributors to the network. Our first person of note is Carl Warren and three of his recent images from Burnside Skatepark. Thanks for sharing those Carl; they are exceptional. Check out the images after the turn.

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Skate Dad on Point

Grover with Carriage @ Pier Park

Who else but Grover would skate around the decks of Pier Park with a baby carriage? Truly a family that skates together, well, they skate together. Check out a few more pics of Skate Dad Grover after the turn. Now that’s some hardcore commitment to skateboarding. EPM out!

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