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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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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.

How to explore PDX in 5 days? 2 Replies

My wife and I are visiting Portland next week for 5 days to get to know the city and hopefully find a rental. Are there any tips or direction anyone can give me as to how to best see the city and…Continue

Started by Michael Griffin in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Rick Hamell Oct 2, 2013.

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The Sunday Paper: January 25, 2015

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Below, you'll find what we think are the week's most interesting and important news stories, from Portland and beyond.

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Al Jazeera spends Saturday night with the Native Disciples gang, which is based on a rural reservation in Minnesota. “We gotta hold each other accountable, because if we don’t, nobody else will... Nobody cares about us Natives. How we eat. How we live. They don’t care. We gotta look out for each other. Now let’s take care of that. You ready?”

With Jamaica finally poised to decriminalize weed, it's a good time to read a long feature on from High Times on why people think the CIA may have killed Bob Marley.

Wolves: ranchers and other rural folks hate them, but a fresh Outside magazine feature discusses how the most polarizing animal in the West is definitely of economic benefit.

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The last week has seen endless media war around American Sniper—it is the revival of America; it is the end of America; it is the latest evidence you should never trust a movie with "America" in the title. But there are just two pieces worth your reading time. Nicholas Schmidle's 2013 profile of Kyle's life and death is extraordinarily precise and perceptive. Then there's Mark Linsanti's exclusive interview with the fake plastic baby Clint Eastwood cast as Sniper Jr. It is neither precise nor perceptive.


The University of Oregon has used positively Orwellian language in terming the release of 22,000 records by one if its professors "unlawful," when there's no indication the release was other than legal. Nonetheless, 
The Oregonian and other media have dutifully parroted the university's language, obscuring the university's weaselly ways. An Jan. 24 editorial in the Eugene Register Guard provides a more balanced view


Preparing the web for Kim Kardashian's naked rear was like teaching a bus to fly (or, how Instagram allows buttocks but prohibits pudenda).

In a long interview, Bjork raises the question: Just what does a female artist have to do to get credit for her own work? "It wasn’t just one journalist getting it wrong," she says of the media's tendency to mute her role as producer. "Everybody was getting it wrong. I’ve done music for, what, 30 years? I’ve been in the studio since I was 11."

Oregon Strippers Prepare to Fight For Workplace Protection Laws

Nude dancers who want more rights and better workplace protections are pushing forward with bills to create new rules for Oregon strip clubs. 

 A coalition of dancers, social workers and other advocates have drafted two bills they hope will get a hearing in Salem when lawmakers reconvene in February. 

And they may have a new ally. Rep. Shemia Fagan (D-East Portland) confirmed to WW that she will support the bills, given what she’s heard so far. 

One bill would require clubs to display posters on the rights of live entertainers and establish a hotline where dancers could anonymously report complaints, including wage disputes and sex trafficking. 

 Another bill would create health and safety standards for the workplace, including mandating cleanliness of the stages and poles dancers use during their performances. The bill would also allow dancers to review a club’s security footage upon request if they face incidents or altercations that occur on the job. 

 “A lot of people have multiple jobs in this economy, and what people don’t realize is that strippers are the cooks in the kitchen, or they could be your dog groomer, your daycare provider or your hair stylist,” says Elle Stanger, a dancer whose part of the group advocating for new laws. “Whether your job is sexual in nature, or not, does not determine how well or poorly you should be treated. We’re all human beings regardless.” 

“So many interest groups have an opportunity to be heard at the loudest levels in our capitol, and for a long time it’s been an unfortunate truth that this group of workers has not," adds Caleb Hayes, a lobbyist for the National Association of Social Workers.

“They haven't’ had a presence in the building actively advocating on their behalf and actively organizing workers to take part in the process.” This may change in the coming months; Hayes says the House Committee on Business and Labor plans to sponsor the bills.

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