Nicole Vogel

Inside the Inauguration Portland Monthly publisher and founder Nicole Vogel will be our eyes and ears on the ground (and our elbows at the bar) at the inauguration celebrations in Washington, DC. She’ll be attending the Green Ball (the most environment-friendly pre-inauguration gala, with Wyclef Jean headlining), where she’ll attempt to arrive via bicycle, wearing an evening gown; the Texas Ball, which the Bush family is expected to attend; and the Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon for the women of the Obama administration, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Hilda Solis, and Nancy Pelosi. Nicole’s brother, Scott Vogel, travel editor of the Washington Post and founding editor of Portland Monthly, will pitch in on the blog, as will their mom, Lisa, if mom feels so moved. Bonus! During Tuesday’s inauguration ceremony, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, from Oregon’s 3rd District, will join the conversation by posting blogs of his own. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Congressman Blumenauer has carved out a unique role as Congress’ chief spokesperson for livable communities. Portland Monthly is thrilled to include his Portland point of view in our coverage of this historic national event.
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May 19, 2009
IT’S A HISTORIC YEAR. Have you heard? Yes, I guess you have. From the Olympics to politics, the David and Goliath stories of improbable success in the face of overwhelming odds have become almost...
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Jan 20, 2009
We are all the better for this day. The emotion in the crowd is fairly indescribable—overwhelming, powerful, even healing. A better writer than I can explain what this day meant to black Americans...
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Jan 20, 2009
FROM: Nicole Vogel RECEIVED: 4:40 AM our time We started at 6a on what, under normal circumstances, would be a 20-minute trip. We finally decided to go the opposite direction when all incoming...
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Jan 19, 2009
Well, you can’t see them in this picture, but this is U2 at the Lincoln Memorial rehearsing for We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration that was held Sunday at 11:30 on the steps of the...
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Jan 19, 2009
Lines are two hours long to pick up the golden tickets! Inauguration Tickets!
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Jan 19, 2009
This Shepard Fairey mixed-media collage has just been added to the Smithsonian’s collection. The graphic portrait has been an emblem of Obama’s historic campaign. The artwork is even more powerful...
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Jan 19, 2009
We leave the Newseum and off we go to find the Metro stop for the Smithsonian— we have to get ready for the Green Ball! On the way out we are reminded of the folly when I catch a glimpse of the...
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Jan 19, 2009
We walk out of the Newseum, a bit numb, and are greeted by cheers. All four inner balconies of the Newseum are full of individuals watching the President-elect on the two-story jumbotron as he...
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Jan 19, 2009
Last night was the inaugural ball at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, held at the same place as Lincoln’s second inaugural ball. The ability to eat, drink and be merry while strolling...
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Jan 19, 2009
Okay, I’ll say it: I’m exhausted from all the inaugural celebrations. I’m sure you’re thinking that you have the smallest violin for me. I’ll try to catch you up. Once we left the Capitol we...
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