Surfrider Foundation

"Our mission is the projection and enjoyment of oceans, waves, and beaches through powerful activist work."

First Point was considered the "perfect wave" in Malibu, CA during the early 80's, but in 1984, Mother Nature's perfection was about to be destroyed.  However, three surfers were determined not to let this happen.  They worked restlessly working with local municples and organizing their efforts until they saw convincing results that their work was successful.

This was the start of the Surfrider Foundation.

To date, they are actively working in 18 other countries operating as a grass root organization with three chapters in Oregon.

Since 2006, the non-profit has been victorious in 215 of their campaigns.

Statewide, the chapters are currently working on several issues: Ban the Bag, Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), Wave Energy and Territorial Sea Planning, Marine Reserves and Special Places, and the Snowrider Project/Don't Be a Tosser.

The Portland chapter meets at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday every month at SE Lucky Lab (map).  Meetings are open to the public.  Under 21 welcome until 9pm.  

Join Surfrider here or for more information on the Portland chapter visit here.


Swedish Hasbeens

Once upon the seventies, in the south of Sweden, lived a woman named Anita.  She was a Camel smoking, curler-wearing mother who was, above all, fabulous.

Fast forward to the summer of 2006.   Not far from where Anita lived,  300+ pairs of red, white, and black of her clogs were discovered in a basement of an old clog factory.  This was the start of our new favorite shoe line, Swedish Hasbeens.

Last weekend, Lizard Lounge hosted a Swedish Hasbeens Trunk Show with 20% off all Hasbeens and gift with purchase plus Krogstad aquavit bloody marys from House Spirits DistilleryBowery Bagels,

The hardest part of the day was trying to pick a favorite....