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January 2009 Blog Posts (19)

This Week in Portland, Jan 31 - Feb 7, 2009

And the Winner of the January Portland Photo Contest is....drum roll, please.....To be Announced! You still have until the end of today, um...let's say 8pm, to get your photos uploaded to be considered in the January Portland photo contest. I wanted to give all you Monday-Friday workaday types another weekend day to take some photos and get them on the site. There are some fantastic entries already, thanks for sharing your great Portland photos!



Can you believe February is… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 31, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Happy Chinese New year

Greetings from Penang Malaysia.



I happened to read your Chinese New Year celebration. It is so different from our traditional Chinese New Year in Penang.



Here in Penang, the first day of New year is wishing our elders and off to the temple to pray. Read how we celebrate our New year in Penang.



http://www.my-island-penang.com/Chinese-New-Year.html



A must during the Chinese new year, the Lion… Continue

Added by Pearl on January 30, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Food Front in the NEWS!

Food Front was featured in a wonderful article in Edible Portland last winter. http://www.edibleportland.com/2008/01/walk_in_like_yo.html

The co-op culture grows on Portland's grocery shoppers, article The Oregonian Sep. 30, 2008
http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2008/09/coop.html#more

Added by Food Front on January 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in Portland, Jan 24-31, 2009

What a beautiful (yet cold) week it has been in Portland. I hope you got outside to enjoy some of the sunshine, and even better if you managed to snap a few photos and upload them to the site for our January Portland photo contest (hint hint). We haven't decided yet what the prize will be, but we promise it will be good. I hope to get outside and spend a little time off my computer this weekend (for a change). If you would like to get outdoors today and help some of our great Portland Parks at… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 24, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Get A Life Marching Band has Got A Life!

Get A Life Marching Band just returned from the Inaugural Parade. Congratulations to them! Click the link to read about all their interesting events.

Added by SciFiDiver on January 23, 2009 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Worst Day of the Year Ride - Portland, Oregon - Feb 15, 2009



I haven't been on my bike lately, and I miss it. In fact, my bike is sitting here right now in the office with me, giving me a dirty look and beckoning for me to take it outside, rain or shine. I guess I am kind of a wimp. I see those hardy Portlanders who battle the elements each day for their bike commute, wearing rain pants and gloves, toiling over the bridges in the cold rain. They arrive at their destinations with red cheeks, teary eyes,… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 23, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Celebrating Chinese New Year, Portland Style @ Portland's Classical Chinese Garden

Ooh, Chinese New Year fun kicks off tomorrow at the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. There are Portland Chinese New Year events at the garden from January 23 - February 8.



Visit their website for the complete rundown and a downloadable schedule.

http://www.portlandchinesegarden.org//events_classes/chinese_new_year



Speaking of Chinese, what is your favorite Portland Chinese… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 22, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

How to Save Money in a Bad Portland Economy - Free Portland Events and Workshops, Grocery Coupons, and More

These are pretty uncertain finanical times...Oregon unemployment is at the highest since 1976 (9%), housing prices continue to drop, and there are scary headlines everywhere you look. But, In spite of the harsh realities (and the enormous heating bill that I just got in the mail), I refuse to be a mongerer of more bad news (because the internet and news stands are already full of that). And I'm not the only one wanting to take action instead of just sitting here worrying about it--there are… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 21, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Portland Inauguration Events Rundown - Bars, Balls, Churches, and More

Regardless of venue and choice of celebratory style, if you're looking for a place to celebrate the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama, here's the current rundown of Portland Inauguration Events (if we missed any, just comment back and we'll add 'em):



Just added:

COOPERS COFFEE [6049 SE Stark ]

All day 8.a.m. to 10 p.m.

Showing all the inaugural events on their big screen while you can have some free chips and salsa. $1 buys your first glass of… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 18, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Good place to watch the inauguration?

I know it's on early here on the left coast but does anyone know of cool places that are going to be showing all the action from D.C. on Tuesday? It would be fun to hang out with a group of folks and celebrate W's exit and Obama's swearing in. Just checking ... thanks!

Added by John K on January 17, 2009 at 1:51pm — 4 Comments

Handy calendars are free downloads

Happy New Year 2009, Everyone. This is my opportunity to let you know about free PDF downloads for 2009:



Do you like to read? Here's a BOOKMARK.

2009 bookmark/calendar



Want something handy for your desk? Here's a quarterly that's handy for spindle holders and bulletin boards.

»… Continue

Added by SciFiDiver on January 17, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

This Week in Portland, Jan 17 - 24, 2009

Hello, Portland! I tried to sleep in this morning, but my puppy Buddha started licking my face at about 5am, trying to get me out of bed to feed him breakfast. He kept coming back every five or ten minutes for another lick fest, just in case I was thinking of dropping back to sleep. Who needs an alarm clock when you have a hungry puppy? Oh well, I needed to get up and write the blog anyway, so here I am, grouchy, with cup of coffee in hand and a (now satisfied) puppy sleeping and draped over my… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 17, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Information on Portland area hospitals, please

Professional critical care nurse looking for indepth
information on the different area hospitals. ie, quality
of care, size, performance, best ratings, who's doing the
best work in what areas.

Plan to relocate in June and could use a mentor with
some in depth information on the hospitals of the area.

Christy

Added by christy on January 16, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Portland Friends of Trees

There is a work party in Forest Park this upcoming Saturday for Friends of Trees:



Info: Friends of Trees restoration work party, all you have to do is show up.

No advance registration, no planting experience necessary, open to all ages. Gloves and tools provided, but wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather. Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Northwest Skyline Boulevard and Newton… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 16, 2009 at 7:33am — No Comments

Portland Wine Events, Wine Classes, and Wine Tastings

For all you wine heads out there, I stumbled across this website that lists all the local Portland wine tastings, classes, and wine events here in the Rose City. Check it out, there are a lot more of them than I would have expected. Below are just a few events to sample, visit their website for a full list (and, uh, drink responsibly ;-)



http://www.localwineevents.com/Portland-Wine/



Beyond the Cork (aka Wine…
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Added by Lorri E. on January 16, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

Cooking Light Best Cities, Portland Oregon #2

Seattle edged us out of #1, but Portland won a "Best Cities" award from Cooking Light magazine. I subscribe to this magazine, but to be honest, I tend to cook a little more on the *heavy* side, especially during these winter months. Comfort food...mmm.



"Portland earned the second spot on our top 20 list of Cooking Light cities because it also ranked highly in the following categories: acres of parkland per capita; percent of population that reports to be in good or better health;… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on January 14, 2009 at 7:11am — No Comments

This Week in Portland January 10 - January 17 2009

Dearest Portland,



Please forgive the tardiness of this blog which usually comes out no later than 10am Saturday morning. I just crawled out of bed, having been a prisoner of the flu (or something close to it) for over 24 hours. I feel emaciated (though a quick check in the mirror proves otherwise), dehydrated and completely vitamin deprived. FLU. Argh!! (It might actually be a strain of the 'sushi flu' according to my lunch mate on Thursday, but no one knows for sure.) Anyway, I… Continue

Added by Angela Higgins on January 10, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in Portland January 3 - January 10 2009

Hola Portlanders,



It’s hard to believe its 2009 already. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Here are mine, in no particular order:



*Eat healthier (more greens, more organic foods than not, as local as possible)

*Fix at least one meal in my home kitchen per day

*Grow a wonderful garden full of foods that are as good to look at as eat

*Shop locally as a rule- and by local I mean Oregon or Washington. I also intend to make a point… Continue

Added by Angela Higgins on January 2, 2009 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Where can I recycle my Christmas tree?

Anyone know places that are taking Christmas trees for mulching/chipping/recycling? Will the city have a pick-up day/time curbside? Just checking - thanks!

Added by John K on January 2, 2009 at 7:36am — 3 Comments

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