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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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Choosing a Neighborhood in Portland 4 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 on Friday.

Neighborhood near max rail for student 1 Reply

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. Last reply by Rick Hamell on Thursday.

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.

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Jill Huettich replied to Jill Huettich's discussion Choosing a Neighborhood in Portland
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Join us this Thursday, July 2nd, for our First Thursday Browse with a Brew! We have hundreds of brightly painted, beautifully stained, and totally unfinished pieces to choose from. Our wide selection is all handcrafted, solid wood, and wholesale. Stop in, grab a beer or a glass of wine, and find inspiration for your summer home update! We will be serving drinks from 4pm 6pm. We hope to see you there!See More
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Presented in Spanish with supertitles in EnglishBy Héctor Quintero | Directed by Yvonne López ArenalThrough thick and thin forever!A tragicomedy set in Havana during the second half of the 1950s, just before the Cuban revolution takes hold. When an optimistic, materialistic matriarch battles to create the appearance of wealth in front of her neighbors, she only succeeds in creating chaos for the whole family and risking what’s most important!See More
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Butts, Boobs and Body Paint: Photos of the World Naked Bike Ride Portland

On June 27, the streets of Portland filled with naked people on bikes and our photographer was there to capture the magic. Again, these photos are probably not safe for work...so look at them on your phone.

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Portland Dispensaries Will Need $1,500 City Permits to Sell Recreational Weed This Fall

State lawmakers are about to give medical marijuana dispensaries a huge economic windfall: the chance to sell weed to all adults starting Oct. 1.

But first, dispensary owners will have to give a taste to Portland City Hall.

A document produced by the city's Office of Neighborhood Involvement shows city officials will begin taking applications Sept. 1 for a permit that will be handed out to "existing medical marijuana dispensaries interested in selling recreational marijuana through Dec. 31, 2016."

Sources in City Hall say the permit will likely cost $1,500. Victor Salinas, the city's marijuana policy program coordinator, tells WW officials haven't finalized the price—but confirms it's probably between $1,000 and $1,500.

WW reported in March that Portland planned to require a $1,500 permit for recreational pot stores. That's 15 times what a bar or pub pays the city for a liquor license.

Office of Neighborhood Involvement officials have said the city would use permitting dollars to track "neighborhood public safety and livability concerns."

As state lawmakers hatched a plan to allow medical dispensaries to sell to all adults starting Oct. 1, Portland officials adjusted their own strategy.

The city began preparing the temporary permit even as the bill that allows early weed sales was still in the Oregon Legislature. (The bill now awaits the signature of Gov. Kate Brown.)

Dispensaries are likely to pay whatever the city asks. Business owners tell WW the medical marijuana market has become glutted, leaving dispensaries with an acute need for new customers—which they'll get under the state's plan.

"I know a lot of dispensary owners who are breathing a lot better," says Meghan Walstatter of Pure Green Gardens in the Hollywood neighborhood. "Honestly, I don't know how you survive without [early sales]."

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