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Consider Boxing for your new workout

Want to try a new form of exercise that gets you in shape, is fun, and reduces stress?

Fitness boxing at Sweet Science Boxing in the North Portland neighborhood of Kenton is the greatest place for the best boxing workouts in PDX.  We offer 18 classes per week, which include 12 adult and 2 teen boxing classes plus strength & stretch…

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Posted by Laurie Gold on March 9, 2015 at 1:51pm

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

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Neighborhood near max rail for student

Hello Everyone, This is my first post on this forum. I just recently got the notification of acceptance into a grad program I was interested in Hillsboro. As I'm quite unfamiliar with the general…Continue

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Started by Mikey Park in General Portland Discussion Mar 25.

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

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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

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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

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ViVoce Summer Concert at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church

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ViVoce, Portland Revels’ women’s a cappella ensemble,  weaves a love story through a tapestry of folk and other songs from Ireland, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Renaissance France and Italy, and North America.  The concert, Love’s Labor’s Lyric features performance, poetry, dance and choral music, building a story of community, courtship and marriage in a pastoral setting. Bennett Bailey, Music Director, leads the women’s choir of eighteen voices, along with Assistant Music Director, Jamie Lynn…See More
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ViVoce, Portland Revels’ women’s a cappella ensemble, weaves a love story through a tapestry of folk and other songs from Ireland, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Renaissance France and Italy, and North America.  The concert, Love’s Labor’s Lyric features performance, poetry, dance and choral music, building a story of community, courtship and marriage in a pastoral setting.Bennett Bailey, Music Director, leads the women’s choir of eighteen voices, along with Assistant Music Director, Jamie Lynn…See More
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Dharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme ofPeace in Oneself, Peace in the WorldWorkshopsActivities for ChildrenTabling by Buddhist CommunitiesSales of Buddhist meditation supplies and importsFood – Momo CartThich Nhat Hanh has had a tremendous influence on modern Buddhism worldwide. Known simply as Thay by his students, Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a severe illness this past year and is unlikely to teach again. Portland lost Kyogen Carlson, Abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center, and James…See More
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Pendleton Woolen Mills is Getting Its Own Beer

Well, now there will be three crazy-ass beer bottles being toted as carry-on luggage at PDX airport.

Alongside the omnipresent Pepto-Bismol pink Maple-Bacon beer sold at Voodoo Doughnut, and their PDX-carpet-patterned IPA, Rogue Ales will be making a "very unique graphic label" for a Pendleton Pilsner, says Linda Parker, spokesperson for the 150-year-old Portland heritage wool company. "It’s very colorful and has angles. Were we making that on a loom, it would be called a jacquard."

The Pilsner, according to Rogue, "uses floor malted barley grown on Rogue’s Farm in Tygh Valley and Liberty hops grown at Rogue Farms in Independence, OR." 

Pendleton will sell the beer at its two westside stores, along with the Milwaukie and Troutdale outlets, and of course its PDX airport outlet. They plan to debut the beer at Pendleton Bike Week on July 22.

"We had been looking for a partner in this category," says spokesperson Linda Parker, "and had an opportunity through a shared business association." And as with Voodoo Doughnut and Rogue, Pendleton is a client of "business acceleration" firm the Meriwether Group.

After novelty doughnuts, the PDX carpet and heritage plaid, the path seems clear for Rogue's next Portland-centric beer marketing tie-in: They've got to find a way to combine beer and beards.

Oh wait: They did that already. Where's the goddamn Portland four-pack?

Haute-N-Ready: Burgerville's Golden-Fried Asparagus

Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man. 

Since time immemorial, a burger combo meal has meant a hamburger, fries and a soft drink. The burgers have become more adventurous. Soft drinks now cover all the colors of the rainbow. Alas, fries have been stuck in arrested development. Part of this is due to the lack of ambition that defines julienne fry-lovers. And part of the blame lies with fast food creatives who seem stuck trying to turn the potato into something interesting.

Enter the Portland metro area’s own, Burgerville. Long standing on the line between locally sourced and fast casual, this chain has been leading the exploration into non-potato starch alternatives ever since since it proved that drive-thru onion rings don’t have to suck ass. (Oh my brothers, Walla Walla Onion Ring season draws near.) You might remember Burgerville’s fall seasonal sweet potato played a role in the column’s Fast Food Thanksgiving. But now, Burgerville is offering something you wouldn’t expect to find at a burger joint: golden-fried asparagus.

 
Asparagus is a top-10 vegetable. This is not a boast or an opinion, this is bone-hard gustatorial fact. While it seems impossible to discuss this vegetable without some glib philistine cracking wise about urine, asparagus is more than worth enduring these tiresome interactions. It simply isn’t something you’d expect at a Five Guys or Boardwalk Burgers, let alone a joint with a drive-thru.

I’ve had grilled asparagus. I’ve had it pan-fried. I’ve even nibbled on it raw—such is life, growing up with a grandfather who insists you take a few spears with you whenever you visit. Battered and deep-fried asparagus, however, is new to me—although its first introduction was in 2009, part of a Burgerville "Chef's Circle" series designed to create innovation in fast food long before somebody slammed Doritos into a taco. Longtime locals will also take note of the fried asparagus at Milwaukie's Casa de Tamales.

Burgerville's taste good all by themselves—the flaky crust gives it a welcome tempura character—but the garlic aioli that comes with them is also quite nice. 

Of course, there’s a catch: a regular order (5 spears) will run you $3.75. That’s slightly more than twice the price of a regular order of fries at Burgerville, with just a little over half the calories. Some might argue that’s spending more for less, but that would only be true if fries were more than just carb-laden ketchup scoops. 

Burgerville’s golden-fried asparagus spears are not for fry-lovers; they’re for us, the ambitious, the adventurous, the humble fast food connoisseurs yearning to eat something deep-fried and green.
Combo meal done right.

 

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