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April 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland

Happy weekend and welcome to another edition of the Portland Blog from PortlandNeighborhood.com.

 

This week we cover:

 

  • Spring Chinook Salmon Fishing - 101
  • An ode to Portland
  • Bike Town
  • Keeping Portland Weird
  • Portland Events 
  • $20 bucks to the Portland Photo of the Week - is it…
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Added by Angela Higgins on April 30, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland

Welcome to the weekend, PDX! And coming fresh to you every Saturday morning, another edition of our weekly Portland blog

 

This week we cover:

 

  • The Mt Scott Arleta neighborhood report
  • Urban goats
  • The Great Blue Heron
  • Portland gardening
  • Distracting Squirrels 101
  • The Portland Photo of the week - who…
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Added by Angela Higgins on April 23, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Portland's Mill Ends Park: World's Smallest

A fairly well-known bit of Portland trivia, is that Portland's Forest Park is the largest urban forest in the United States.  A lesser-known fact is that Portland is also home to the world's smallest park - according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

Mill Ends Park is located in downtown Portland, right in the middle of Naito…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 18, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments

I Opine, You Nod (and blink drowsily)

Some notes:

 

Tea Partiers, please pay no attention to the follicularly-challenged billionaire. He is fucking with you. I regret the blunt language, but really, he is engaging in ego masturbation before our very eyes. He just doesn't bother with the curtained window and the coin slot. Seriously, if this man actually becomes a contender for the office, I will chew one of my many hats (and ya'll…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 17, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland

Another edition of the weekly Portland blog is now online!  This week we cover:

 

  • Loretta Lynn and Jack Black love Portland
  • A salute to the Timbers
  • The April real estate report
  • A look at the Alberta Arts District
  • The Portland Photo of the Week- someone gets treated to Lucky Lab...is it you?
  • The Stumptown Comic Fest -…
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Added by Angela Higgins on April 16, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Spring Blooms at Crystal Springs

One of my early posts on this blog was a complete profile of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.  I visited the garden two days ago, in the evening, and thought I'd share a few pictures from my walk.  Most of the Rhododendrons have not quite bloomed.  A few have, and I'm sure a lot of the others will be bursting into bloom very soon.  But there are lots of other…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 14, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Red-flowering Currant: an Early-Blooming Oregon Native

Whether you're creating an all-native landscape or just looking to add some early interest to your yard, the Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) is one good choice.  It's a drought-tolerant NW native, and the abundant red to pink flowers that each shrub produces are a good source of nectar for many native pollinating insects (such as Mason bees).  The…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 11, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland April 9-16

Happy weekend to ya and happy Spring! The Portland blog is up and This Week in Portland we cover:

 

  • Portland Photo of the Week
  • The Pearl District Neighborhood Report
  • A Tour of Belmont
  • The Top 10 in Portland This Week
  • Homes for Sale in Portland
  • The Song of Portlandia
  • Hiking Oregon
  • and much…
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Added by Angela Higgins on April 9, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Portland's Urban Growth Boundary: Battle Lines Being Drawn

When it comes to government and planning in the Portland metro area, there's possibly nothing as controversial as the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB).  Some Portland residents don't like the idea of increased density that the UGB encourages.  Farmers naturally want to preserve nearby farmland, and anytime there's a proposed modification or expansion of the UGB, the fur is sure to fly.

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Portland's Waterfront: Cherry Blossoms

Signs of Spring are popping up - and open - everywhere!  From Trilliums at Tryon Creek, to the Red flowering currants in my yard, things are starting to come alive.

 

Just a quick post to encourage everyone to go see the beautiful cherry blossoms right now along Portland's waterfront (between the…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Why Blog About Nature in Portland?

As you would plainly see, from the nifty Outdoor Blogger Network badge - if you were on the home page of my blog called the Nature of Portland - I am a member of the Outdoor Blogger Network (OBN).  The OBN is a great way for outdoor bloggers, outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, and would-be outdoor blog readers to connect and discuss the things…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 6, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Hanging baskets & Containers

Have you ever bought an empty hanging basket, potting soil and two or three plants to go in it, then you patiently watch it grow, but it never really fills out like those you buy at nursery's? Here's the trick...



#1: when planting a hanging basket, fill it. 5 plants in a 10" basket and 7 plants in a 12". Get rid of most of the dirt around the starter plant and smash your plants together in their new pot. When you do this, the roots have a better chance of spreading out and…

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Added by Melissa Moreschi on April 4, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland, April 2-9, 2011

Hey, Portlanders. Welcome to April, and some...sunshine??   This Week in Portland, our weekly Portland events blog, has been posted. If you're looking for some fun things to do in Portland we've got a few ideas:

  • Portland Arbor Week
  • Race for the Roses
  • Trillium Festival
  • Saga…
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Added by Lorri E. on April 2, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

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