Archive of Shannon Murfree (Contributing Editor, Oakland, CA)

Shannon has contributed 8 brilliant piece(s).

Portland OR

Portland (or Porkland as I affectionately call it, because you will without a doubt put on weight in this town if you’re doing it right) is one of the best foodie cities in the U.S. Yes, there is the obvious San Francisco Bay area which excels at providing the ultimate culinary experience at all price points. There is also LA, if you like that sort of thing. But Portland offers all of said cities with an endearing humble approach. Here is a list of my favorites: Read More…

10 Reasons to Love Life on the Oakland Riviera vs. San Francisco

by Shannon Murfree October 16, 2013

The New York Times calls Oakland the fifth most desirable travel destination (which is probably why it took me so long to find an apartment here) and Forbes Magazine ranked the Uptown District ninth among the top hipster neighborhoods. I’ve been living the dream on the Oakland Riviera for a few months now and daily […]

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Let’s Go to Burning Man, Shall We?

by Shannon Murfree September 6, 2013

Burning Man. I experienced my first a few days ago and WOW! I was fortunate to be in a theme camp (shout out to Bouncy Bouncy Club aka BBC for a great experience!!) and also to be camping in an RV with seasoned veterans. I was well taken care of. In theory, you should be […]

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Let’s Go See Widespread In Vegas, Shall We?

by Shannon Murfree July 30, 2013

That’s Widespread Mutha’ F*ing Panic to be exact! By far my favorite band to see live, I’ve been going to their shows since 1991 when they would play small clubs on the east coast, mainly for the jam band early adopter, post Grateful Dead, college crowd. If you were to divide my musical tongue into sectors, […]

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And Justice for All?

by Shannon Murfree July 17, 2013

As the Zimmerman verdict really sinks in for most Americans, I too felt compelled to share my opinion on it. First off, this verdict did not surprise me. The prosecution didn’t seem to have a very strong case. All the defense had to do was introduce reasonable doubt, which seemed easy to do, since there […]

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