Hello, welcome to the latest edition of "This Week in Portland". It promises to be another glorious weekend with warm and sunny weather for enjoying the Portland Rose Festival events, or whatever you have in your plans. This month's issue of Portland Monthly Magazine features the article, "30 Great Trails" if you are looking for a great hike within easy distance of Portland. I see they listed one of my all-time favorites, the Macleay Trail in Forest Park.
I thought this would be a great place where I could share some of my basic housekeeping tricks with other Portlanders, and of course, learn some from you as well. When I started my cleaning business, I quickly realized that not everything you buy in the store will get the job done. Additionally, a lot of these chemicals are toxic and obviously bad for us and for the environment. So, let’s learn how to clean simple, smart, and keep Portland GREEN!!!
I've gotten two emails now saying that there are new comments on my page, and I click the link, taking me to my page, but can't find any new comments anywhere. Nor can I find any kind of help desk on the site. Anyone out there have any ideas?
What does the Memorial Day holiday weekend bring to Portlander's this year? Well, sun and lots of it to be sure. A million boats on the Willamette. A million BBQ's in happy, sunny Portland back yards. An extra day off work for some of us if we're lucky and if not, free parking on Monday for y'all early birds who have to work. Oh and speaking of work-- all of us commuters rejoice a little something else this weekend: the re-opening of the bus mall and the return of normal bus service on 5th and… Continue
Pilates isn’t a “quick fix” activity. Yes, in only ten sessions, your body will have changed, but Pilates isn’t just about creating long, strong, lean muscles---It’s also about training the mind, and bringing into consciousness the mind body connection. Therefore, to get the most of Pilates, it’s important to see Pilates as a practice—something that is an essential part of every day.
Visiting Studio Blue two to three times a week for a guided work out will produce the best results.… Continue
Added by Dan Walton on May 19, 2009 at 4:10pm —
Hello, welcome to the latest edition of "This Week in Portland", with our weekly snapshot of weekly Portland events and more. I got up this morning and already the sun is shining and birds are chirping, so like probably nearly everyone else in the city, I am looking forward to spending a gorgeous weekend outside. I see a weekend bike ride in my immediate future, probably followed by breakfast at one of my favorite Portland breakfast restaurants (hmm, Tin Shed or Gravy this time?) and somewhere… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on May 16, 2009 at 8:30am —
A Conversation with Stahler
Stahler is one of those prolific artists that produces quality work time and time again. The type of art he creates ranges from painting and music to digital art and even stickers. In our conversation, he explained to me the world of sticker art that I had no idea existed.
Stahler hails from Bismarck, North Dakota. After feeling frustrated that he was in a community that did not readily embrace it's art scene, he made the… Continue
Help connect Lake Oswego to Portland.
Dear BTA Friends,
Metro is planning a new bicycle and pedestrian trail to connect SW
Portland with Lake Oswego. This future commuter path and the adjacent
streetcar line will serve an area that is currently very difficult to
access without an automobile.
Metro staff would like to update you on the streetcar/trail alignment
options, Dunthorpe alternatives, and Lake Oswego connections, and to get
your input… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on May 13, 2009 at 6:51pm —
Opening day is upon us, Wednesday May 13th, 3:30-7:30PM. Details of opening day events can be viewed here.
Your favorite vendor will be back again this year, and some new participants as well. See “Our Vendors” link to see who is joining the market. In addition, sign up at the information booth to receive market e.newsletters and be entered to win a $5 market token.
Changes you will notice this year include the market waste-wise… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on May 13, 2009 at 6:49pm —
Athletes of all types who add Pilates to their workout find their performance enhanced whether they’re golfing, playing football, mountain biking, or boxing. It's no accident professionals like Tiger Woods, Venus Williams and other professional athletes use Pilates to improve their games.
Golfers who practice Pilates find that the even, deep Pilates breathe helps them keep a clear head on the course. Improved posture and concentration allows the Pilates practicing golfer to maintain… Continue
Added by Dan Walton on May 11, 2009 at 4:00pm —
My friend's home is for sale and will be featured as the Oregonian 'Home of the Week' this Sunday. Perhaps there will be some Moms wanting to incorporate an open house into their Mother's Day plans! 100 year old Craftsman with gorgeous gardens, custom play house on a double lot in inner SE...perfect for a family!
Take a peek at the video of this amazing home!
Added by Michelle on May 9, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Hello, welcome to This Week in Portland, our weekend blog that today is featuring a long list of Portland Mother's Day Events and more. My own mom lives about a gazillion miles away in Florida ("Hi, Mom!"), so unfortunately I won't get to visit with her this weekend, but if you want to celebrate with your Portland Mom, there are many ideas for things to do (even if you forgot to make a brunch reservation!). If you would like to make Mom breakfast in bed for Mother's Day, try one of the popular… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on May 9, 2009 at 7:30am —
Hello, and a happy May Saturday, Portland! I woke up to a cool wet spring morning in Portland today, so I snapped this photo of my wisteria vine with raindrops off my back deck. Speaking of photos…we have a winner of our April photo contest and the launch of our May photo contest (details below).
I don't know about you, but I am so excited at the return of spring flowers and Portland gardening. I had red tulips in my backyard that I didn't even know were there! I just… Continue