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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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Damian Lillard To Graduate From College

Just call him Big-Brain Dame. 

Three years after leaving Weber State University—the obscure mid-major in Ogden, Utah, that recruited him out of high school—to enter the NBA draft, Damian Lillard is about to become a college graduate. Between elevating the Blazers to championship contention, signing lucrative endorsement deals and appearing in commercials with Nick Cannon and whoever the guy who plays Cliff Paul is, one imagines Lillard wouldn't have the time nor the inclination to worry about the diploma he abandoned after his junior year. 

But according to campus newspaper The Signpost, the All-Star point guard somehow found time to continue his coursework, earning a bachelor's degree in technical sales. 

“Growing up, this was one of the things I never really saw myself having an opportunity to achieve," he told the paper, "and it’s a small dream come true."

It's also a promise kept. When Weber State basketball coach Randy Rahe shepherded Lillard to Utah from Oakland, it was on the condition that Lillard would "work hard enough to get his degree," Rahe told The Signpost

Lillard—named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 23—is set to receive his diploma on May 1, "barring any postseason commitments." In doing so, Lillard enters a rarefied group: The article cites a survey from 2009 which found that only about 21 percent of NBA players have an undergraduate degree. So in case this whole ballin'-outta-control thing doesn't last, he can always fall back on, like, selling Xerox machines or something. 

Club 21 Owners in Process of Buying The Sandy Hut

The Sandy Hut is dead; long live the Sandy Hut.

The owners of Club 21, Double Barrel, and Gold Dust Meridian are closing a deal this week to buy the 92-year-old bar on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, says the Hut's outgoing owner, John Berning. The Hut is a neighborhood landmark in part because of its giant sign and purple paint job—a majestically ruinous, windowless dive nicknamed the Handy Slut even on its own T-shirts. 

Berning shut down the bar on March 1, and says that he expects to close today on the deal already in progress. Starting today, he says, it's the property of Marcus Archambeault and Warren Boothby.

Boothby declined to discuss any plans he has for the Sandy Hut, saying the deal is not complete. 

Sandy Hut—long a bar reserved mostly for day-drinkers and old-guard lovers of formaldehyde-stiff drinks—enjoyed an unexpected resurgence recently after ditching their pool table and building a music stage, booking punk, garage and psych shows including a bizarre appearance by the Dwarves the day before New Year's Eve last year. Meanwhile, four blocks up the street, bar staff says Club 21 is cutting back on its live music. 

Last June, Club 21's landlords submitted designs to demolish Club 21 (despite the bar's long-term lease) and put up a 220-unit apartment complex in place of the century-old building—once a Russian Orthodox Church—which sits on a vast parking lot and looks like a house Hansel and Gretel might find in the forest. According to a bartender there, Boothby and Archambeault were at one point considering moving the entirety of Club 21 to a different lot

Berning says Boothby and Archambeault didn't approach him with a proposal to buy the business, but that he hadn't necessarily been trying to sell.

"We just kind of ended up in talks somehow," Berning says. 

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