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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…


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…


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…


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…


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

Tags: nw, sw, apartment, ne, se

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

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.



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BabyFest! Portland's Biggest Baby Shower at Oregon Convention Center

May 16, 2015 from 11am to 4pm
If you are an Expectant or New Parent seeking the most innovative, eco-friendly and luxurious baby products & services you won't want to miss this event. This Full Day Baby Marathon will bring together many of the best companies offering resources for new parents. In addition to the expo this 'Super Saturday' will close with Portland's Biggest Baby Shower offering exclusive prizes from many of the leading companies in the baby industry. This is like no other shower you've been to!See More
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First Thursday Session: Host John Dover w/Marti Mendenhall at Mazza's

May 7, 2015 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Portland’s hot new ‘Dinner and a Show’ spot, Mazza’s, has a special Thursday night event on May 7th.  The “First Thursday Sessions,” Hosted by John Dover, joined by Jazz Singer-Songwriter, Marti Mendenhall.  John and Marti both enjoy the upbeat fun of improvisation, amazing ballads made to soothe the soul, and originals that feature a classic – yet contemporary jazz sound. They are joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including Clay Giberson on keys, Mike Doolin on Guitar, and Thomas Barber…See More
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All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

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by Emily St. John Mandel

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by Per Petterson

The Blackhouse

by Peter May

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Two Portland Architects Built a Gorgeous and Sustainable Modern Home for just $110 per Square

Do not attempt to navigate yourself to “Ideahouse.” Your GPS will misguide you to a location a mile away. You might not understand the part where you must drive into oncoming traffic, just for a second, to turn onto Breyman Avenue, the densely wooded dirt road on which architect David Horning and designer Holly Freres completed their dream house in 2014.

The good news is that you will not have to navigate yourself to Ideahouse. A shuttle service is arranged for the Portland Modern Home Tour on Saturday (tickets here). This year marks the fourth annual tour of cutting-edge home design, and includes the Holtz “floating home” on the Willamette in Sellwood and the urban 26 Burnside apartments.

Most of the tour is self-guided: just you, your car, a map and a GPS.


Until you get to Ideahouse—it’s too hard to find by GPS and the road leading to the lot near Tryon Creek park in unincorporated Multnomah County, just south of the city. To get there, you will get on a shuttle at Riverdale Grade School. As modern architecture goes, Ideahouse manages to engage the savvy and the newbie alike. Those who are familiar with the practices and principles will key in on the the hydronic radiant floors and the brass work in the kitchen. Those who enjoy gazing dumbly at pretty shapes will have plenty to look at, too.

“We knew we wanted spectacular views and large expanses of glass” to “capture certain vignettes,” while blocking less pleasing scenes, David Horning said.

The “idea” behind Ideahouse is to create a modern, artful space that’s also sustainable and financially accessible. Horning claimed his guiding question was, "Can we do good design without throwing a bunch of money at it?” Though some of the savings was made possible by Freres and Horning working as their own general contractors, they also worked to create a mix of “high, low” materials.

For example, in the kitchen they have Ikea cabinets. (See more photos here.)

“We like their modern design, but were also able to save 60% of the costs.”

The cabinets are covered in custom marble countertop, resulting in a seamless transition from luxury to sensibility, a tactic that Freres said she and Horning honed while working together when the recession hit in 2008.

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More clients “wanted to walk on the conservative side of finances," said Freres. "I say that in a welcoming way," she added, explaining that the shift to budget-sensitive design, "resulted in a whole new set of challenges...but was also fun to do."

They followed that plan on their own house.

“We thought over every single move we made—about what the cost and the benefit would be," both to the environment and to their family.

The innovative use of plywood as cladding for the walls and staircase looks beautiful and, as Horning put it, "can also take a beating," a mandatory quality for a family with two dogs, two kids, and one more child on the way.

It’s also an homage: the plywood came from Freres Lumber, which Holly’s family has been running for generations.


U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall Resigns Effective May 15

U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall has submitted her resignation effective May 15.

The state's top federal law enforcement official went on leave in March. Initially, she told U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's office that her leave was health-related but it quickly emerged that Marshall was under investigation for allegedly stalking her top drug prosecutor, Scott Kerin. That news came as her office launched the biggest investigation of public corruption in decades in Oregon, the probe of influence peddling allegations involving former Gov. John Kitzhaber and former first lady Cylvia Hayes.

Wyden, the state's senior senator, had forwarded Marshall's name to the White House for nomination in 2010, and  she became the surprise choice for U.S. Attorney after a low-profile stint at the Oregon Department of Justice's child support section.

Since she went on leave in early March, Marshall has kept a low profile as the U.S. Department of Justice conducted an investigation of her relationship with Kerin.

This afternoon, however, acting U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams informed colleagues via email that Marshall had submitted her resignation.

Williams will continue as acting U.S. Attorney.

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