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Happy New Year! 2015 Portland Events

Hey, Portlanders!  Happy new year!  It's 2015, and we're kicking off another great year with tons of ideas of fun things to do in Portland! I started the new year with a hike at Upper Macleay Park in Portland.

Here are some featured Portland events in January 2015.  View the Portland…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

Article: 12 Portland Hikes Worth Getting Out of Bed For

A friend posted a link to this article, "12 Portland Hikes Worth Getting Out of Bed For" (Full article here: http://www.newscastic.com/news/12-portland-hiking-trails-worth-getting-out-of-bed-for-2472641/ )

At dawn, the view from the top of Council Crest makes the whole city look like a bed of sparkling jewels nestled in the most verdant valley of an enchanted…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:00pm

Inspired by the movie Wild? Why not go on some hikes in 2015?

If you've been inspired  by the movie Wild, and would like to enjoy some Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge hikes, check out Friends of the Columbia Gorge: http://www.gorgefriends.org/section.php?id=6…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:00pm

Article: Most Anticipated Portland Restaurant/Bar Openings Of 2015

We just got through the holiday season, but we still have quite a few dark wet days ahead of us.  It's always eating season in Portland, and great food and drink abounds.  But I am always excited to hear of new restaurants, bars, and even new food carts.  There are quite a few notable new places, as covered in this article from Willamette Week: Most Anticipated Portland Restaurant/Bar Openings Of 2015.…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Choosing a Neighborhood in Portland 2 Replies

Hi and thanks for reading this, Portlanders!  I live in Cleveland and my sister and I will be moving to Portland--or nearby--this summer.  We would like to live centrally located to the Hawthorne…Continue

Tags: Milwaukie, apartment, Hawthorne, Hawthorne District, Neighborhoods

Started by Jill Huettich in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Jill Huettich Feb 4.

The skinny on neighborhood differences? 2 Replies

Hi Future Neighbors!Like many others in this discussion, I too am relocating to Portland in July 2014. I visited Portland in January and was able to explore many NE and SE neighborhoods. I will be…Continue

Started by john doney in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Katie McMahan Nov 7, 2014.

Relocating to Portland 2 Replies

Hi:  My husband and I are relocating to Portland in February.  We are looking for a neighborhood near public transportation.  I will be working in downtown Portland (2nd and Market) and will not have…Continue

Started by Maria Wilks in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Maria Wilks Jan 31, 2014.

Resources for local help - 8 year old boy with no Christmas presents!

Hi, I just recently had to rent a basement from a friends mom for a temporary solution due to a recent separation. The lady I'm renting from is in her 70's and on a fixed income and she has a son who…Continue

Started by Damon Coker in General Portland Discussion Dec 21, 2013.

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Every week, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records, Everyday Music and Beacon Sound, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhapsody, for the previous week. This week's in-store performances are also listed below.




MUSIC MILLENNIUM
3158 E Burnside St., 862-8826, musicmillennium.com

1. Led Zeppelin—Physical Graffiti (reissue)
2. Daniel Lanois—Flesh and Machine
3. Father John Misty—I Love You, Honeybear
4. Steve Earle & the Dukes—Terraplane
5. Pops Staples—Don't Lose This

JACKPOT RECORDS
3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 239-7561, jackpotrecords.com

1. A Place to Bury Strangers—Transfixiation
2. Dan Deacon—Gliss Riffer
3. Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah—Sour Soul
4. THEESatisfaction—Earthee
5. Dengue Fever—The Deepest Lake

BEACON SOUND
3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com

1. Dan Deacon—Gliss Riffer
2. Ibeyi—Ibeyi
3. Father John Misty—I Love You, Honeybear
4. Arthur Russell—Calling Out of Context
5. Lapsley—Understudy

EVERYDAY MUSIC
1313 W Burnside St., 274-0961; 1931 NE Sandy Blvd., 239-7610, everydaymusic.com

1. Bob Dylan—Shadows in the Night
2. Father John Misty—I Love You, Honeybear
3. Sleater-Kinney—No Cities to Love
4. John Carpenter—Lost Themes
5. The Decemberists—What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

Top 10 tracks songs streaming on Rhapsody in Portland

1. Mark Ronson—"Uptown Funk"
2. Ed Sheeran—"Thinking Out Loud"
3. Led Zeppelin—"Kashmir"
4. Led Zeppelin—"Custard Pie"
5. Led Zeppelin—"Whole Lotta Love"
6. Drake—"Legend"
7. Hozier—"Take Me to Church"
7. Led Zeppelin—"The Rover"
7. Maroon 5—"Sugar"
7. Sam Smith—"I'm Not the Only One"

THIS WEEK'S IN-STORES

Thursday, March 5

Mbrascatu @ Music Millennium, 6 pm

Friday, March 6

Tuck & Daisy @ Music Millennium, 6 pm

Sunday, March 8

Wray @ Music Millennium, 3 pm 

East Portland Residents File Ballot Petition to Secede from Portland

Residents of East Portland have complained about living in a different city—poorer, less healthy and with fewer services—since their neighborhoods east of Interstate 205 were annexed starting in 1983.

Now some of them are seeking a public vote to make it official, by pulling East Portland out of Portland.

Three East Portland residents filed a ballot initiative petition Feb. 27 to de-annex neighborhoods east of I-205. If they can gather 31,345 signatures by July 2016, the initiative could appear on the November 2016 ballot.

"East Portland is kind of doomed," says Collene Swenson, a chief petitioner. "That's what we feel. They are doing more than they ever have in East Portland right now. But it's nothing new, and it's nothing better. And meanwhile, we're helping fund the iconic parts of downtown Portland."

The ballot initiative petition was first reported Tuesday by the Mid-County Memo. In their two-page proposal, the backers say Portland City Hall has failed to provide East Portland with the same level of services.

Swenson, an insurance claims adjuster, tells WW that East Portland will be able to better allocate its resources to local services—like streets and sidewalks.

"We elect people who don't live in our neighborhoods, who don't represent us," she says. "We can all move to Vancouver, or we can remove ourselves from Portland. Because they can't fix it. We can leave and do that. We can work on ourselves."

The petitioners, who have started a Facebook page, say they plan to make East Portland its own incorporated city. That plan is a last resort.

"We asked Maywood Park and Gresham to take us in, and they never got back to us," Swenson says. "It's harder to make your own city. [But] at some point you have to throw down the gauntlet and make a decision."

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