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Moving to Portland in 2016

My daughter of 8 and I are moving to Portland next June and I have looked at the most popular neighborhoods, and the neighborhoods surrounding downtown are more inviting probably because I don't drive however my daughter is into dance so I prefer a school of the arts. I am self employed from home so that is no issue . Can someone advise me on the best places to live and rent also the best schools foe elementary. I am a single parent do I am looking for affordability .

Posted by Faliscia C. Knuckles on July 18, 2015 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Best Portland Oregon Hotels - or where to stay when you need to lay your head down at night

If you're traveling to Portland Oregon, either to visit or in preparation for moving there, you need to have a place to stay. Many people stay out at the Portland Airport, making a common mistake in thinking that it is "centrally located to everything."

No... not even close. It can easily take 45-60 minutes in normal traffic to drive the few miles from the airport to downtown. Longer if it is rush…


Posted by Rick Hamell on July 2, 2015 at 3:37pm

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


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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 Jul 3.

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

Tags: nw, sw, apartment, ne, se

Started by Mikey Park in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Rick Hamell Jul 2.

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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Portland Revels commented on Portland Revels's event Portland Revels Autumn Equinox Pub Sing
"Our apologies! The location of the Autumn Equinox Pub Sing, and our Foot Percussion Irish Ceili Lessons and Dance Party is the Kells Irish Pub located at 112 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, not the one on NW 21st. We hope you'll join us for one or…"
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Behind the Scenes Tour at Portland Breweries - Buckman Botanical, Laurelwood, Widmer & Upright

September 11, 2015 from 1pm to 5:30pm
If you think behind the scenes action, meeting the brewers and seeing where the magic happens is super fun, this tour is for you! Our Behind the Scenes Tour visits four breweries. We begin at Buckman Botanical Brewery, a nano brewery located inside a SE pub that features 49 rotating taps. After a walk through of the brewery and sampling beers there, we then head to Laurelwood, Oregon’s first certified organic brewery to enjoy snacks, more beer sampling and a full tour. Next up we visit Widmer,…See More
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GEC Emerging Green Conference 2015: Electronics in a Circular Economy at The Nines Hotel

September 22, 2015 to September 24, 2015
Hosted by the Green Electronics Council, Emerging Green Conference is the premiere gathering of technology and sustainability leaders to discuss the advances, challenges and future of sustainable electronics. Taking place September 22-24, 2015 in Portland, Oregon, Emerging Green provides a unique opportunity to network with and influence leaders in the global electronics industry. Find out more and register online today: …See More
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WWeed Grow-Off Week 9

On July 1, recreational weed became legal in Oregon. One of the things that means is that everyone can now legally grow up to four marijuana plants. Here at Willamette Week, we were so excited that we decided to have an old-fashioned office grow-off. All of our plants started the same size and they are all the P-91 strain, but each department elected to grow its plants in different ways.

See previous installments of our weed growing journey here

Is Bootsy flowering? Do roofers count as construction workers? How much mileage can I get out of anthropomorphizing weed plants?

Flowering has spread across our Willamette Week weed plants like puberty in a seventh grade locker room. Here is how each plant has handled these changes so far!


A tragic watershed moment in any woman’s life, Candis received her first cat call from a construction workers. As I was out taking this picture, a roofer working on an adjacent roof said, “She almost ready!?” “No.” I said, glowering. Of course, Candis is “almost ready.” But that’s none of that roofer’s damn business. He wouldn’t have a chance with Candis, anyway. 


The grow tent erected in the Events office can barely contain Liz, the hyper-reproductive monster plant. Liz’s steroidal sexuality can be compared to the 1980s era of porn in which every sexual feature on a performer was artificially enhanced to comic proportions. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pam Anderson and Liz were all minted in series. 


A heated debate raged on in the office this week about what exactly constitutes “pre-flowering.” Matthew from Events said, “I heard Bootsy upstairs is pre-flowering.” Quick reply came from a Rich in the sales department, who retorted, “I’m not sure if that is a pre-flower. I don’t think it is, but it might be.” While fisticuffs were (narrowly) avoided, the issue was never resolved. What do you think, dear reader? Let’s let this debate of our times play out in the comments section. 


As pointed out last week, Oscar had a bit of a head start on the rest of the plants in the sexuality department. With his relative level of experience in the area, he fancies himself a sort of sage in the sex department offering unsolicited advice on how Reggie can pick up chicks, or what way Addi should wear her leaves. It’s obnoxious, sure, but at least he’s found an identity for himself, which is more than can be said for most people his age. 


In the last week, Addi has actually outgrown Liz in terms of dimensions, if not weight. Across her broad canopy, bursts of dense, fresh foliage can be seen which are said to be the first indicators of pre-flowering. Big, intimidating, beautiful: some people get all the advantages in life. 


After my relentless shit-talking, the news team has picked up the slack somewhat with Reggie’s care. Intern Claire picked the most aphid-bit leaves and has put a little more care into the watering schedule. However, some scars run deep, and Reggie is as of now totally asexual. The more studies that come out on the impact of adverse childhood experiences for adults later in life, the more it seems that Reggie may never have the opportunity to find a healthy relationship with sexuality. 

Beer Hall: Night Of 1000 Hoplands, The Beermonger’s Sixth Anniversary, Tour De Lab

It’s a week of new things in Portland’s beer and cider scene. Fresh hop beers like Laurelwood’s Free Range Red and Workhorse IPA are making their way onto taps, and breweries are storing their big, strong, dark ales in bourbon barrels for winter. Slowly but surely, hoppy fall releases and darker lagers are taking over the taps. And what a week to embrace it. Reverend Nat’s shares their follow-up to our Cider of the Year—with four flavored variations ranging from fresh grapefruit to passionfruit, one of Portland’s finest beer bars celebrates six years in business with special regional brews, and most pubs in town still have the last dregs of the batches they sent to the Great American Beer Festival on tap. Get out, discover something new and drink often. Welcome to September in drizzly, quick-pouring, mecca. PARKER HALL.

Friday, September 4

Night Of 1000 Hoplands

Reverend Nat's release their biggest, hoppiest, cider ever this Friday, with four variations available for sampling at their NE Portland tap room. A 10% ABV cider inspired by triple IPAs, this is the next evolution in the cidery's ongoing hoppy collaborations with Barley Browns in Baker City—the first of which, 2014's Envy, was this year's Willamette Week Cider of the Year. Called "Hopland", patrons will be able to sample the cider plain, with fresh grapefruit juice zest added, randalled through chili peppers and mangos, or blended with passionfruit cider. PH. Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. 1813 NE 2nd Ave. 4-11 pm.

Saturday, September 5

The Beermonger’s Sixth Anniversary

Celebrate 2,191 days in a row with the Mongers, who offer 12 special beers. No specifics as to the what, but we do have some idea as to the who—there will be offerings from Breakside, Against the Grain, The Commons, Evil Twin, Firestone Walker, Hof ten Dormaal, Stone, De Dolle, among others. The bottle shop will also have a few rare cellared beers to add to your stash. PH. Beermongers. 1125 SE Division St. 11 am.

Sunday, September 6

Reverend Nat's Barrel Aged Cider Tasting

The second day of the weekend-long celebration for Beermonger's 6th year features six barrel-aged ciders from Reverend Nat's, and a special blend developed by Sean Campbell, Jim Bonomo, and Chris Heagney. Pours include a brandy barrel-aged Newtown Pipping, and a Lorrie's Gold aged in a 12 year high-stored Elijah Craig barrel, which should be smooth and well-oaked. PH. Beermongers. 1125 SE Division St. 2 pm.

Tour De Lab Pub Ride

Ride your bike for miles and miles with a pack of dog lovers and receive treats along the way at each pub for doing a good job, not to mention dog ears or noses. At the finish line, you get free craft beer and—what else?—all-you-can-eat hot dogs. The four-pub course is 41 miles of biking. The three-pub course starts at 10 am and goes 19 miles. Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 8 am. $39.

Wednesday, September 9

Lompoc Octoberfest Release

Lompoc releases its amber Octoberfest lager to great fanfare, including a special appearance from the Pamplemousse himself. The brewery will also be featuring a special of bratwurst and sauerkraut, just for the occasion. PH. Lompoc Sidebar, 3901B N Williams Ave. 4 pm.

Vertigo Brewing Fresh Hop IPA

Hillsboro's Vertigo Brewing releases its Fresh Hop Session Amarillo IPA, in collaboration with 54-40 Brewing and Crosby Hop Farm. Provided it showcases the hop correctly, the ale should taste like lemon and grapefruit, with a touch of tropical goodness on the back end. Yum. PH. Vertigo Brewing, 21420 NW Nicholas Court, Suite D6, Hillsboro.

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