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April 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Portland Blog, This Week in Portland, April 28 - May 5, 2012

Looking for fun things to do in Portland this week? Our weekly Portland Events blog has just been posted.  This Week in Portland, we've got:

  • Portland's Ox Restaurant Opens
  • Amazing Time Lapse Video of Portland
  • Read Your Town (Portland Authors), by Rob Creighton Garrison
  • Portland 5K Fun Runs in…
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Added by Lorri E. on April 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Read Your Town

Last week I discussed libraries and book stores. This week I'm writing about books. Specifically, books about Portland, and books set in Portland. Portland is amusing, and has tons of amusements, and has quite a few museums, but She is also a Muse. Maybe it's the air, or the green, or the spooky atmosphere; something makes people want to read and write, and people generally like to read and write about what they know. This city is so ripe with storytude it's no wonder many can't…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 26, 2012 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland, April 21, 2012 - Portland Events & More

Hello, Portland!  Welcome to the weekly edition of our Portland Events blog.  This Week in Portland, we've got:

  • Portland Earth Day Events
  • Soul'd Out Music Festival
  • Portland Gardening
  • Upcoming Portland Parks Events
  • US Barista Championship
  • Featured…
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Added by Lorri E. on April 21, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Meet the Prose

I'm sitting in a library in Portland, Oregon.

Actually I'm sitting in Ledding Library, which is in Milwaukie.  I live in Milwaukie too, but I live so close to the line that if you address a letter to me you can write either Milwaukie or Portland on the envelope and the letter will reach me.  I'm thinking the founding fathers (and mothers, if applicable) of “The Dogwood City of the West”…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 19, 2012 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland, April 14, 2012 - Portland Events & More

Hello, Portlanders.  This Week in Portland we've got:

 

  • Portland Urban Chickens
  • Bridge Town
  • Featured Portland Events
  • Filmed by Bike
  • Portland Oregon Orchid Show and Sale
  • Portland Photo of the Week
  • Portland April Real…
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Added by Lorri E. on April 14, 2012 at 6:49am — 1 Comment

Bridge Town

Anyone who has an interest in getting anywhere beyond his or her own neighborhood in this town is going to be crossing a bridge.  Lucky us, there are quite a few of them.

Look, even a dedicated east-sider like me has to cross the river now and then. Usually it's to go downtown or…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 12, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Join New Belgium at Portland’s “Filmed By Bike” April 13-18

New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, today announced that it is the beer sponsor for “Filmed by Bike” in Portland, Oregon from Friday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 18. New Belgium is also host of the New Belgium Street Party on opening night, celebrating bikes, beer, cinema and the community.

 

This is the tenth anniversary of Filmed by Bike (filmedbybike.org/), a film festival featuring bike-themed movies from around the…

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Added by Crystal T on April 10, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Portland, Oregon: The Bushtit & the knitting of the most awesome sock

An amazing little birdie lives in my yard and every season she creates a most wondrous thing: an all natural knitted sock.  It's actually quite cool to see the builder at work when you know it only takes a few days to craft the sock so you are in fact, lucky to see this! Once all built, she's all moved in with her brood in a flash.…

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Added by Angela Higgins on April 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Portland Blog: This Week in Portland April 7 - 14

Happy Easter Weekend, Portlandia!  The 200th edition of our Portland blog is online!  This week we cover:

Bridemile neighborhood

Urban pond frogs & chickens

SOLV: Rob takes a trip to the beach and gives back

The best song I've heard all…

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Added by Angela Higgins on April 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Clean Break

An aspect I love about Portland: there are plenty of reasons for me to leave it.

“Oh no he DI’INT!”, I hear you sputtering, your fist clenching in rage, sending the frothy crest of your latté spouting over your knuckles.  Tut-tut, you misunderstand me.  I mean to say that I’m not just a big fan of the city, but of the state in which it resides as well.  How lucky are we that we have pretty much any and all manner of topographical wonders no more than a couple hours’ drive in any…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 4, 2012 at 4:51pm — 2 Comments

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Artistic Portland Welcomes the Year of The Rooster at First Thursday Gallery Art Walk at Artistic Portland

February 2, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Artist co-operative Artistic Portland will celebrate the Year of The Rooster on Thursday, February 2, 2017 between 4-6 pm. Lore says that roosters are a social and talkative lot so many of the Co-op’s participating artists will be welcoming patrons to visit and answer any questions they might have about their art. Refreshments will be provided to brush off the chill of winter.Bull Run Distilling will be a returning vendor of adult beverages which include small-batch crafted vodka, whiskey and…See More
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Stories From MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility at Sellwood Playhouse

January 20, 2017 at 7:30pm to January 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
FERTILE GROUND EVENT: SELLWOODWHERE:       Sellwood Playhouse, 901 SE Spokane,  Portland, OR  97202WHEN:         Jan. 20, 21, 27 & 28 @7;30 pm TICKETS:     $10 online, $15 at door, $12 students and seniors: http://www.roguepack.orgRogue Pack presents “Stories from MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility" for young men in the custody of Oregon Youth Authority. Ten youth, ages 18–24, will share their personal stories written during workshops conducted by…See More
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Kathy Boyd Wins Silver in 2016 Global Music Awards

The Pacific Northwest’s “little band that could” added yet another award to their shelf this week when the 2016 Global Music Award winners were announced and Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Risings band leader Kathy Boyd brought home a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement for her original song “Who Will Pray For Me” in the categories of song and lyrics/songwriter.  “The song “Who Will Pray for Me” was written during a time when my Mother passed away and then my brother died a mere four months…See More
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Neighborhood Suggestions?

I'm a self-employed artist, and will be moving to Portland in the Fall. I'd like to live in a neighborhood where there are other creative folks, doing their thing. Other factors that are important to me in a neighborhood are a sense of community, proximity to parks and bike paths, and easy access to public transportation; someplace that has plenty of social gathering spots, such as cafes, pubs, little restaurants, etc. and activities available like yoga, dance, open-mike and music jams. Any…See More
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Oregon's Legislative Agenda for 2017 at Celebrate Conference Center

January 12, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
W2D is pleased to have Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, State Representative Margaret Doherty and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson come talk about the 2017 Oregon legislative agenda.Oregon faces many known and unknown challenges in the months ahead. There certainly may be unforeseen consequences for states as a result of the change in leadership at the federal level. And at the state level, the defeat of Measure 97 means major challenges in funding government programs including…See More
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Urban Meadow at BodyVox Dance Center

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A celebration of BodyVox's most popular works, Urban Meadow features dances of sweeping beauty, intense physicality, and irreverent humor. Ranging from the mysterious to the romantic to the hilarious, Urban Meadow represents all the facets of BodyVox in an unforgettable program of dance theater that includes a surprise that the company is keeping top secret and under wraps. Invite your friends and family for a real treat to start the New Year!See More
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