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The Kids Are All Right

The new Culinary Arts Program is up and running at Lincoln High School in downtown Portland. It’s popular, too, with more students wanting to get in than there’s room for. Students not only learn to cook, they learn about the career possibilities in the various sectors of the food industry. We think it’s a good thing, and that’s why Kaboodle, along with several of our generous donors, helped equip the Lincoln kitchen with the tools of the culinary trades.

A big thank you goes out to KitchenAid, Cuisinart, OXO, Swiss DIamond, RSVP, Fat Daddio’s, Wüsthof-Trident, Harold Import, and Zyliss for contributing their fine products to help get the program going.

Take a look at the program’s great website.

Go here to see the KGW television news story on the program.

Want to help? We’ve set up a gift registry for the things the program still needs. Type “Culinary” into the search window.

Or, you can help fund the program directly.

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Some Love For Our Friends at Bergstrom Wines

Some Love For Our Friends at Bergstrom Wines

We at Kaboodle would like to thank the Bergstrom family, first of all for making such fine wines, but also for furnishing the outdoor areas at their beautiful tasting room with furniture from Kaboodle. Go visit the winery in Newberg; think how beautiful it is when the sun shines!

Look What Kelsey Did!

Look What Kelsey Did!

Using a roll of chalkboard table runner paper and a piece of chalk, Kelsey at our NW store created great art for the table. C’mon, you can do it, too!

Thank You, Stephen Colbert!

Thank You, Stephen Colbert!

You’ve heard of how Amazon is using its monopoly position to squeeze Hachette and its authors, including Mr. Colbert? Well, don’t kid yourself; what Amazon is trying to do to books, it wants to do to everything. Whether it’s bowling balls, tennis shoes, or auto parts, Amazon wants to monopolize the sale of everything. Everything. That’s not good for anybody, Except, of course, for Amazon.

May Gift Box Winners!


Congratulations are in order for the 4 lucky folks going home with May’s gift box chock full of awesome stuff from Le Creuset:

Chris, Becky, Joe, and George!

Thanks for being Insiders, guys, we will see you soon!

You, too, can win… we give away all sorts of cool stuff and gift cards all the time. Just make sure you are signed up to receive our Hot Sheet emails every Friday, and make sure you open them each week to be entered to win: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

A Mighty Fine Gin & Tonic

A Mighty Fine Gin & Tonic

Made with Tanqueray Malacca gin, water carbonated in a SodaStream, and homemade tonic water syrup (recipe by Jeffrey Morganthaler here). The glass is a Top Class tumbler and we’re using an ice cylinder made in this.

Super-Exciting Behind-the-Scenes Spy Shot

Super-Exciting Behind-the-Scenes Spy Shot

Sparing no expense, we’re using a borrowed skateboard, a plastic tripod and an iPhone to shoot our latest outdoor furniture tv spot.

Raw Hummus Demo this Saturday

macadamia-nutsJoin us at the Northwest Portland Store this Saturday and sample Kelsey’s amazing Raw Hummus Crave…

The Dream Bar

We just saw this bar at the High Point, North Carolina furniture market this past week. It’s pretty cool, with an incredible degree of design and manufacturing excellence. No surprise, really, considering it’s made by BDI, who makes fabulous home theater furniture. The wood is either light oak or walnut, the top is etched glass. It’s not even in production yet, but we have our order in. It’s going to sell for, probably, $2,199.

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A New Hot Pad Idea

We just saw this item and we’re think of carrying it. It’s called the Handle Hands and it has won a bunch of design awards. It’s a rigid, silicone-lined grip that clamps and locks onto a  pan handle. You just squeeze to lock it on, then push the buttons at each end to release it. It can all be done with one hand. The Handle Hands can be left on a pan while you cook. It also is really handy for pulling out a hot oven rack. It would probably sell in the $9.95 – $12.95 range.ImageImageImage


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