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February 2012 Blog Posts (19)

Busy, Busy Beavers (and Frog)

I've posted before, about Minthorn Springs Wetland in Milwaukie.  It's a great little wetland habitat, surprisingly close to commercial, light industrial, and residential development along the Milwaukie Expressway (HWY 224, connecting I-205 and HWY 99E).…
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Added by PDX Nature Nut on February 29, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland February 25-March 3, 2012

Hello, Portlanders.  The weekly edition of our Portland events blog has been posted.  This Week in Portland, we've got:

  • Portland International Film Festival Wraps Up
  • Portland Urban Iditarod Today
  • Oscar Screenings in Portland at Mission Theater

  • More Featured Portland…
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Added by Lorri E. on February 25, 2012 at 6:17am — No Comments

OREGON RAIN DOWN ON ME

When the rainy season of Spring and early Summer comes to the Pacific Northwest, we begin to forget how much that rain means to us, until the trees begin to blossom and grow their leaves, our flowers come out of their Winter dormancy and the bustle of people returns. We live for our short Summers here, realizing the rain is necessary for us to be so beautifully green. You will hear an Oregonian state that they love the rain, with an honest fervor we Oregonians will…

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Added by Iron House on February 24, 2012 at 10:29pm — 3 Comments

How I Roll

I remember, when my wife and I were getting acclimated to our new lives in Portland after having moved from Texas, being amazed at the number of people we saw riding bicycles.

To 'amazed' let me add 'nonplussed' and 'nervous' and every once in awhile but still too often for my comfort, 'terrified'. This was in 1992, when there were fewer bicycle commuters than now, but that's relative of course. Never in Dallas Texas would you have seen this number of riders on the street, and…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on February 23, 2012 at 5:34pm — 3 Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland February 18 - February 25

Welcome to another soggy Portland winter weekend and another edition of our weekly Portland blog.

This week we cover:

  • Portland dog parks
  • Beat Feet & Walking in Portland
  • The February real estate report by Ross Seligman
  • Great local Portland events such as:
  • --Scavenger Hunts Search Party at Pioneer Courthouse…
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Added by Angela Higgins on February 18, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Beat Feet

I’m a big fan of Portland. I love so much about this town that friends and family who don’t live here are probably sick of hearing and reading about it. Can’t say I blame them; proselytizing is annoying regardless of the subject or source. Sometimes my appreciation waxes rhapsodic to the point where it sounds disingenuous and even I think I sound like I’m on the payroll (and hey, Metro? I’m available!).

Of course no city is perfect, and one of Portland’s blemishes is traffic. Oh, I…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on February 16, 2012 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

Wocka-Wocka-Wocka

I haven't sat down and written a short bloggy note in awhile. Being unemployed fills so much of my time these days.

As I sit here poking at the keyboard, my little neighbor Zoey is playing a game on Cathy's computer (we're minding her while her mother seeks another daycare option). The missus has gone to meet with her doctor, leaving me to look after the munchkin. I'm happy to do this, because she's a little doll, and when not terrorizing my cats and vacuuming my favorite granola…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on February 15, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Lunch Hour 2: Art at PAW Building Site

Lunch Hour 2: Art at PAW Building Site

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Added by Lynn Rossing on February 11, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Be Part Of A CD Project!

The members of Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising would like to invite you to check out http://kck.st/Ap2afN to learn about our current Kickstarter campaign.  We are attempting to fund our latest all-original CD project and want YOU to be a part of the fun! 

 

Thanks so much, we appreciate your support!

 

Kathy, Tom, Tim and Dennis

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising…

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Added by Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising on February 11, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland February 11 - February 18 2012

Welcome to another weekend and another edition of our Portland Blog. This week we cover:

  • The Portland Photo of the Week gets treated to McMenamins
  • The Creston Kenilworth neighborhood report
  • Portland Valentines Day
  • The Rain, Lemme 'Splain
  • Montavilla Farmers Market 
  • Valloween
  • Beer Love Tour
  • Portland Mardis Gras…
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Added by Angela Higgins on February 11, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Portland's Native Plants Spring to Life

Portland's Native Plants Spring to Life

Remember all that sun we had recently?  Wasn't that amazing?  I wonder if we'll feel that kind of warmth on our shoulders again before, I don't know... June?  I sure hope so, because I've got a bad case of Spring Fever!



This past weekend, I tried to soak up as many of those precious rays as I could.  So while millions were watching Superbowl XLVI, I was out puttering…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on February 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Rain, Lemme 'Splain

Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain. ~Billie Holiday





If you like to read about other cities then you no doubt have already discovered City-Data.Com,…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on February 9, 2012 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

Moving to Portland from VT

Hi everyone.  I'm moving to Portland in June of this year from Burlington, Vt.  Where would people suggest i look for apartments, I'm in my late 20's love going out at night for dancing, dinner, drinks, etc. I'm planning on getting a dog so i would love to be by a park.  Something in the $700-$800 per month range.  Parking.   What do you all think?  Thanks so much, can't wait to be out there!!!  Also i will have my MSW, could you suggest so non-profits that might be hiring???

Added by Emily Lenilko on February 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Old Tree

I met a neighbor today. Phil has started removing an enormous big leaf maple tree from the front yard of his home. The center has rotted, and it is…

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Added by Lynn Rossing on February 5, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Portland Valentines Events 2012- Your List of Romantic Portland Restaurants, Portland Chocolate, Portland Valentine's Flowers & More

Portland Valentines Events 2012. 

Oh baby, love is in the air and we are sweet on hooking you up with all the Portland Valentines Events and Valentines day ideas you'll need to make your Portland Valentines Day truly unforgettable!  Learn about romantic getaways, the most romantic restaurants and romantic local spots to take your sweetie…

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Added by Lorri E. on February 5, 2012 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland February 4- February 11

Hey Portland! Welcome to the sunny weekend and another edition of the Portland blog!  This week we cover:

  • Awesome Portland events
  • Portland dominates in the Northwest Regional Barista Competition
  • The Portland Photo of the Week gets treated to The Screen Door
  • The Laurelhurst neighborhood real estate market report
  • A trip to Downtown…
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Added by Angela Higgins on February 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Noticing SW Portland: Motels 97201

(Reposted from my blog, noticingswportland.wordpress.com. Read the original post here.)

There are places I pass by every day on my way to somewhere else. They are part of the landscape that I see on such a routine basis that I hardly notice them. A good example of this is where I-405…

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Added by Lynn Rossing on February 4, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Graham Oaks Nature Park: Restoring Oak Woodlands in Wilsonville



Just outside the city limits of Wilsonville (the southernmost suburb of Portland) and only one and a half miles from busy Interstate 5, you can find 250 acres of beautiful open space to explore in relative solitude.  Graham Oaks…
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Added by PDX Nature Nut on February 2, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

I Got Faced Downtown

So. I went downtown to get a facial.

I probably need to state here that this is not my regular thing. I’m not a terribly “huggy” type of person, and the idea of strangers touching my face and other bits doesn’t thrill me in the least (not in this context, anyway). Plus, although I wouldn’t describe myself as a guy’s guy, this sort of activity strays a wee bit close to the edge of my gender-comfy zone. I’m not dissing dudes who do this stuff; I’m betting quite a few of my favorite male…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on February 2, 2012 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

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