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March 2010 Blog Posts (17)

This Week in Portland

Happy weekend, Portland! Here's your weekly PortlandNeighborhood blog covering:
Sweet PDX resources to help you enjoy a fair weather Portland
The Woodstock neighborhood report…

Added by Angela Higgins on March 26, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

community gardens

It's spring time and that means it's time to turn the computer off, turn the cell phone off, take the ear phones out of your ears get outside and start gardening. If you dont have room for a veggie garden in your back yard, or if you live in an apt and cant have a garden, here's a list of Community Gardens in the Portland area.…


Added by Hank Delison on March 25, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

11th Annual Art Hop Call for Artists and Vendors

WHO: Art on Alberta

WHAT: 11th Annual Art Hop Call for Artists and Vendors

WHEN: Saturday, May 15, 2010

11am – 6pm…


Added by Art on Alberta on March 19, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

rental home help


I am trying to find a home for rent with a fenced in backyard and I have not been too impressed with the listings on Craigslist. Is there anyone who knows a realtor who does rental homes?

Please help!

Thank you!

Added by Kimberly Bohstedt on March 19, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

This Week in Portland

Holy amazing weather! Happy weekend, Portland! Here's your weekly PortlandNeighborhood blog covering:

The origin of PortlandNeighborhood
The Irvington neighborhood report
Best deals in PDX
Portland Events
The Portland Photo of the Week
Chits and chats on the forum and blog…


Added by Angela Higgins on March 19, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Alice the Aphid and her Family

First there was Rosie the Riveter

Then June Clever, the Beaver’s mom

Mustn’t forget Lady Bird Johnson

All famous wives and devoted mothers

But surely none can compare

With Alice the Aphid

Alice started out as an egg that was laid by her mother last fall. As an egg she wintered over on a leaf of a rose bush in suburban…


Added by Hank Delison on March 19, 2010 at 8:43am — No Comments

St Patricks Day

Just a reminder that Wednesday is March 17th. Which as everyone knows is St Patricks day! I've included a photo of my old band playing at "Kell's Irish Pub," which has one of the biggest St Patricks day celebrations on the west coast. It's loud, it's crazy and it started last Friday night and will go on till Wednesday night. My wife and I played, in the "Fort Vancouver Pipe Band, up in Vancouver 6 times last weekend and will continue for another 5 times…


Added by Hank Delison on March 16, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland March 13 - March 20

Spring has sprung!

Well, almost. March 21st is the first official day of spring but we have been having the most incredible weather of any late winter that I can remember. Sunny, warm days have spoiled me and spoiled me good! I have been out for a run nearly every afternoon and am inspired by the new life we have around us. The cherry trees are in full bloom and many of the rhododendrons are coming to…


Added by Angela Higgins on March 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Blanche and Edmund

Blanche married Henry the Fat. The exact date has been lost in the mist of history, sometime in the middle 1200’s. In 1273 Henry died, it is said by suffocating in his own fat, leaving Blanche in the little town of Provins, France with at least 1 child, possibly more...…

Added by Hank Delison on March 10, 2010 at 10:56am — No Comments

Pooches on the Green

Fido and Lady are busily getting ready for this years Pooches on the Green. FidosCityGuide is really excited about joining the fun in Beaverton this year.

Dogs and their friends are once again invited to celebrate St. Paw-trick’s day at the City of Beaverton’s Pooches on the Green event on March 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in City Park (5th Street and Hall Boulevard). This year’s event will feature the Sir James McDonald Pipe Band, Murray School of Irish Dancing,…


Added by Jackie Catto on March 9, 2010 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Sunny Saturday

My wife and I just got back from our dragon boat practice down at River Place Marina. I should say the dragon boat/bird watching paddle. We saw at least one bald eagle and a flight of merganzer ducks. Also some herons who were reported to be "getting a bit friendly" up in the trees.

After practice the team had coffee and breakfast at theLittle River cafe where we all discussed what each of us were going to be doing the rest of the day. There is unfortunately a lawn mower in my…


Added by Hank Delison on March 6, 2010 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland March 6-12, 2010

Hello, Portlanders. It looks like another lovely spring-like Saturday outside, and there is lots to do in Portland this week from the looks of our event calendar. I was going to suggest if you do only one thing this week in Portland, it would be to go downtown to the waterfront and take in the pink cherry blossom trees. They are bursting into bloom and it is one of my all-time favorite Portland "events" to see each year. Take your camera! And, it coincides with this weekend's annual grand… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on March 6, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Announcing Solarize Southwest Portland introductory SOLAR workshop dates

The Solarize Southwest Portland program has scheduled a number of FREE introductory SOLAR workshops in March and April to explain the benefits of the program to anyone interested in participating. These workshops will be facilitated by Solar Oregon, City of Portland BPS, and resident volunteers.

Dates and locations are as follows:

Solarize Southwest Portland - Free…


Added by Ron "Mac" McDowell on March 2, 2010 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Can we grow a Solar Forest?

The past several weeks in Portland there's been so much happening that its difficult keeping up.

The Trailblazers traded for center Marcus Camby. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and other black leaders were here talking about PPD (police) actions. There were protests in the streets. The Oregon BETC is under investigation. Mayor Adams is facing a second recall attempt. PGE wants to raise electrical rates by 7.4%. Jobs are down and taxes are up.



Added by Ron "Mac" McDowell on March 2, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

The "Toyota Way"

I thought I’d never see the day, but there it was in a full page ad in the Sunday Oregonian (and god knows how many other newspapers.) In huge and straightforward type are the printed words …

Our Pledge To Toyota Drivers.”

It seems Toyota is getting serious. I gotta hand it to them, after months of perceived inactivity (and possible shushing of…


Added by Ron "Mac" McDowell on March 2, 2010 at 11:06am — No Comments

Spring in the Gardens of Rose Villa

First peas and onions planted My knees wet and muddy

I race the shower up the hill.

Coffee cup warm in my hand

I am satisfied.

There was one other crazy gardener down in the gardens this afternoon. We chatted about raspberry trimming just before we both took off up the hill ahead of the rain...…


Added by Hank Delison on March 2, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pilot Energy Program

I am hoping to particiapate in The City of Portland's Clean Energy Works Program. They are coming in the morning to spend 3-4 hours examining my house. I am wondering if anyone has any experience or comments about this before I sign on the dotted line. Thanks, Bonnie

Added by Bonnie Roseman on March 1, 2010 at 1:08am — 5 Comments

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