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April 2009 Blog Posts (21)

Studio Thirty Social Networking

Hello everyone here at Portland Neighborhood.net ~

MY FIRST BLOG on this site and it has been Crazy times when you build something and managing my marketing/networking time. I would love,love,love to be an octopus right now..

But I am a hair artist! And proud of it. If you are in the area swing on by and introduce yourself. Or just swing on by and check out my hair studio.

This is a boutique hair studio/art gallery and Session work place for hair creations.… Continue

Added by Studio Thirty on April 27, 2009 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Portland Blog: TWIP April 25-May 2

Last weekend was Oregon Coast Crab-Campathon 2009 and was a ton of fun. We camped at Cape Lookout- which is a pretty spot (the beach is killer!) but definitely busy- too busy and too cramped for my style. I felt like we had people coming at us from all directions and the camp spots were just too close together. Anyway, our Oregon crabbing adventure led us to Netarts Bay just a few miles outside of Tillamook. I had driven by Netarts Bay… Continue

Added by Angela Higgins on April 25, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Portland asks, "What do you mean, tighten my pelvic floor?" A Pilates Basic

When Studio Blue instructors ask clients to think about their “pelvic floor,” they're talking about a set of muscles that runs between the two sitz bones, the tail, and the pubic bone. The pelvic floor has three muscle layers, and for the most effective workout, it’s important to exercise the entire complex through contraction and stretching.

To find the pelvic floor muscles, sit in a chair, or on a ball. Let your weight press through your sitz bones. The sitz bones are the boney… Continue

Added by Dan Walton on April 21, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Brooklyn Plant Swap TODAY! Earth Day Exchange the 25th.

PLANT SWAP: 3522 SE 8th Ave. Portland, OR 97202 10-2.

Also bring Plants and SEED to WALLACE PARK for Earth Day 2009 NEXT Weekend.
Best to arrive before NOON, Sat 25th.

let me know if you want to be added to my Plant Swap Alert list.
I host Swaps Spring & Fall, in Parkrose...rain or shine,
under a shady carport. Shade means less stress for our plant babies.

Hope to see you out there!


Added by Julie Mikalson on April 19, 2009 at 11:07am — 3 Comments

Portland Blog: TWIP April 18-25

Hey PDX,

The weather reports say we're gonna have an incredible weekend-- seventies and SUN! Yes, yes, yes- it is officially spring (finally!). The trees are full of leaves, the tulips are now blooming all over the place and I've seen more than my fair share of freshly mowed yards (a tell-tale sign of spring in my book). My daily bike rides are better as the days are getting warmer and I'm lovin' it. I'll spend this weekend down by Tillamook on the Oregon coast crabbing and fishing.… Continue

Added by Angela Higgins on April 18, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

The weather's trying to get better..

And we have extended our hours! Active Culture is now open at 11am on Monday-Saturday. I'd love to send out a discount to Portland Neighborhood members...respond to this post and I will send you a coupon!

Added by Active Culture Frozen Yogurt on April 13, 2009 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Moving to Portland Area

Any and all info is welcomed readily. I plan to move in Spring of 2010. Why?

Well I was raised in LA, lived in Northern California for 6 years, then back to San Diego, been here 27 years. San Diego is a Technology City and a military City. Very expensive. A two bedroom apartment will cost you almost 1500.00, for a decent neighborhood. A 3 bedroom home, not new, about 300k to start. It's not where I want to stay the rest of my life. I need a more laid back place to live and don't mind the… Continue

Added by Melissa on April 12, 2009 at 5:43pm — 6 Comments


I love blip.tv way better than youtube, especially since youtube owns anything you put up.

I've created a channel for our weekly ezine: http://freetobeparents.blip.tv/

I also, love that you can use creative commons license right into the video and uplink to WordPress and Facebook.

Added by Jason Stein on April 11, 2009 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Portland--Get the most out of your Pilates workout, part 1

Pilates is a mind body integration practice. For this reason, it is helpful to start the exercises with movements that seem small, but actually train the body to utilize deep muscles that are hard to reach any other way. These muscles, though, are essential to correctly doing Pilates movements. And they’re muscles you hear Studio Blue instructors referring to through classes and privates.

A set of muscles called the iliopsoas are some of the body’s deepest muscles. The psoas… Continue

Added by Dan Walton on April 11, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Portland Blog: TWIP April 11-18

Hello Portland,

Ah, spring in Portland is an incredible thing, is it not? I am loving the Portland cherry trees in bloom, the millions of daffodils, the sunny and warm days and seeing everyone out enjoying the weather! Portland is a really active city- I tend to forget that until I hit the Tom McCall Waterfront esplanade on a fair weather afternoon and see the huge mass of walkers, runners, bikers, dog walkers and… Continue

Added by Angela Higgins on April 11, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Portland--Get the most out of your Pilates workout, part 2

Last week’s blog, discussed staying relaxed, concentrating, and using the Pilates’ breath to get the most of out of a Studio Blue workout. This week, the discussion continues. Thinking about the following before and during a workout will ensure that you receive Pilates full benefits.

• Check your alignment

• Coordinate your movements

• Create movement from your “center

• Make your movements flow

• Work to build your stamina

• Check your… Continue

Added by Dan Walton on April 7, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Study Shows that people are willing to spend up to 20% more on ecologicaly friendly products

This may not be new news, but it really does get one thinking. 20% more is a lot of money if you think about the markets for disposable products such as soda bottles and plastic bags. If we can start using biodegradeable plastics it would be very feasible considering this study.


Added by GreenRenaissance on April 5, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Some Cool Green Technology (Efficiency, Wind, Water, Solar)


*Upgrading you lights to LEDs will greatly improve your home energy consumption

*Installing a PowerWorx in your home will improve the Power Factor of your whole home

*Installing Surge Protectors in key areas such as for Entertainment Systems, Computers, Work Space, and Workshops with save on phantom loads.


*VAWT-vertical axis wind turbines such as the UGE 4kw have very low start-up speeds for their class


*harris micro hydro… Continue

Added by GreenRenaissance on April 5, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Cross Pollination

Cross Pollination is a networking website which hopes to bring portland sustainable businesses and individuals together under one collective networking site.


Added by GreenRenaissance on April 5, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Green Renaissance Sustainable Home and Business Technologies

Hello Wonderful Earth People

Word of the Day: Thermosyphon- the equilibrium height of air within a contained area is proportional to the size ratio of a particle, which is effectively proportional to the heat. Thus the heat of air is proportional to the height within a contained area.

Thermosyphon= hot big float : cool small sink

We were at the Greener Homes and Gardens Expo and it was pretty awesome!

Check out our videos…


Added by GreenRenaissance on April 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments


We are back from a glorius month in AZ--the weather was perfect and what do we get today? Nothing nice. Blizzard warnings with rain showers that will freeze. We will have to see how bad it will be tonight and tomorrow. I stayed away from computers the whole month of March so I could relax and let the world go by and it was such a nice retreat I might do it more often. Daughter and her family joined us during spring break and we had a whirlwind of activity--eating, shopping, swimming, Coyote… Continue

Added by Shirl on April 4, 2009 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland April 4-11, 2009

Hello, it's time for the weekly Portland blog with our Portland events rundown and more. I don't know about you, but I have been anticipating the nicer weather so I can start to plan my spring and summer Portland garden. I really want to do some serious vegetable gardening this year and it is already time to start planting certain things. But, with three dogs running around my yard trampling and destroying everything, I know I will have to do… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on April 4, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

What is the Green Renaissance?

The word “green” has evolved into much more than a reference to a color. It is beginning to convey a way of living, a state of technology and ultimately a point of harmony between modern humanity and our natural world. The word “renaissance” means rebirth and relates to arts and sciences. The effects of these events generally have profound changes on a society. Technology today is growing in a green direction and it is undeniable that all aspects of our modern lives are greatly influenced more… Continue

Added by GreenRenaissance on April 3, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Quilt and Craft classes for all ages, levels, and interests!!

New Quilters excited to teach anyone wanting to learn how to quilt and / or learn how to run a Long Arm Quilting Machine. Classes for all - look for updated schedules on www.sibling-arts.com located in the St. John's Neighborhood.

We also conduct Group Classes for your club or organization!

For Groups - Contact: robinsquiltnest@yahoo.com

Sibling Arts Studios also offers:

Bach Flower Remedies, Vintage Accessories, Awesome Hats, Bead Weaving / Bead Classes for all… Continue

Added by Robins Quilt Nest on April 2, 2009 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Important fundraisers coming up!

Just a quick reminder to everyone that there are a number of nonprofits in Portland struggling along with the rest of us in this unfortunate economy. Please help relieve the tight budgets if you can... and have fun while you're at it!

We are starting a project in June that has a total budget of only $16,000, which will teach 20 youth in Peru about basic health and prevention, leadership skills, and project implementation. They will then be encouraged and supported as they carry out a… Continue

Added by Katie Masferrer on April 2, 2009 at 5:13pm — No Comments

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