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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 3 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 Rick Hamell 20 hours ago.

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 21 hours ago.

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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Rick Hamell replied to Jill Huettich's discussion Choosing a Neighborhood in Portland
"Note for anyone else coming to this discussion. Rental prices in Portland are shooting up quick. $1000 might be able to find a one bedroom/one bath as of now. But they are disappearing quickly and going off the market quickly. If you look in East…"
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"At your price point you are going to be limited. MAX goes all the way out to Hillsboro though. Your best bet at that price is to find a shared space in Hillsboro and live there. Use the MAX to commute into town on the weekends and at night. I'd…"
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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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Oregon Legislature Will Fund $17 Million in Safety Improvements for Outer Powell Boulevard

East Portland's most notorious road is finally getting sidewalks.

State lawmakers are preparing to spend $17 million on building sidewalks, crosswalks and lane widening on 14 blocks of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Politicians have promised such improvements on Outer Powell for more than three decades. The funding means construction will begin in 2018.

The safety project will start at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard—which state transportation officials say is Oregon's most dangerous intersection—and continue east to Southeast 136th Avenue.

Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick will announce this afternoon that the city will contribute an additional $3 million to the project.

The project is part of a capital construction bill, a package of funding which is typically hammered out at the end of the Oregon Legislature's session.

But preparations for this project date back two years. That's when Rep. Shemia Fagan (D-Clackamas) began stumping for more sidewalk funding in East Portland following the death of a five-year-old girl crossing Southeast 136th Avenue.

Fagan and other East Portland legislators secured $4.9 million in the 2013 session to design safety improvements for Outer Powell from Southeast 111th Avenue to the Gresham border.

"Every time I've knocked on doors in Portland," Fagan told WW then, "people are pissed off—because for the last 30 years they've been hearing Powell was five to 15 years away from being a priority."

Bullying and Intimidation Blamed for PPS Board Member Mike Rosen's City Job Problems

Mike Rosen, newly elected to the Portland Public Schools board of education, begins his term this month with questions hanging over him.

The Oregonian reports Thursday that city officials put Rosen on paid administrative leave for performance problems at his job with Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services less than two weeks before the May 19 election, when Rosen won 97.6 percent of the votes. He had no opponents.

Rosen rode into office, along with three other new board members, on a wave of discontent with Superintendent Carole Smith's performance. The four new members promised to shake up the seven-member board.

Rosen's ability to do that effectively now appears uncertain.

The Oregonian reports colleagues complained of Rosen's bullying and intimidation and that concerns about his job performance stretched back years.

"He has become increasingly hostile and belligerent during meetings with me and in emails, refusing requests for information and challenging directives," Rosen's boss wrote in city documents, according to The Oregonian, "and his volatile emotions cause me to be concerned for the safety of my employees." 

In his resignation letter, Rosen wrote that he suffers from a disability, although he did not elaborate.

Rosen has previously revealed on Facebook that he experiences depression. "This year," he wrote in 2013, "I was literally felled by the worst bout of depression and anxiety I've experienced in 15 years. If not for my family, friends, doctors, generous work sick leave benefits and health insurance, I wouldn't have been able to be up and back at it."

Rosen had a lawyer before he resigned from his city job Wednesday. But Heidi Brown, a deputy city attorney, tells WW that Rosen's resignation came with no severance.

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