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August 2008 Blog Posts (10)

This Week in Portland August 30 - September 6

Hey Portlanders, Yahoo....!!! It's Labor Day weekend! Here's hoping the majority of you are enjoying a glorious three day weekend right now! We've got a good chance for some thunderstorms today (excellent!). Soooo, here's hoping you have a great weekend-- BBQ it up, have fun, fun, fun!!

Whatcha got goin' on? Here are a few events that caught my eye:

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Added by Angela Higgins on August 31, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Diving right in

I stopped by one of my favorite dive shops on Friday—Underwater Works in Tigard—and ordered a new dive computer. I plan to do lots of Baja Sur diving in December and wanted to check out warmer dive suits, too. My shortie is perfect for Caribbean waters, but Sea of Cortez diving can get a little cool.



My task in December will be to dive several locations, including the Land's End Cabo San Lucas area, East Cape and… Continue

Added by SciFiDiver on August 24, 2008 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

This Week in Portland, August 24 - 31, 2008

Hello, Portland! We've got a ton of new members on the site this week, and it's great to see all the interaction on the discussion forums and blog. We always knew this site would get more and more interesting over time as we got new members and people started to get involved, and over the last couple of weeks we are seeing exactly that. So, thanks for your participation and involvement in making this a great Portland community site. And of course, if you enjoy the…

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Added by Lorri E. on August 24, 2008 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Thunder & Lightning

When I woke this morning to my house vibrating from thunder, I almost cried with happiness. The cracks, booms, and shakes, followed by a downpour, was enough to push me over the edge into euphoria.



It's not just that there was a magnificent thunderstorm happening on a Monday morning at 8am, but that I got to see YET AGAIN how powerful thoughts can be. Yesterday I fervently prayed to all the gods to give me RAIN since: a.) I was getting too hot and lazy to water my garden--… Continue

Added by Brittania on August 18, 2008 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

This Week in Portland August 16 - August 23

It's HAAWTT, sweet lord, I mean HOT!!!! Yes, I love it. Freakin' love it. I don't know about you, but this wonderful choking heat has caused me to dig out my neglected ole' swimming suit and hit the river! I spent yesterday afternoon swimmin' and splashin' like a fool at the public beach on Sauvie's Island and had a simply awesome time! It was 98million degrees and the water was, therefore, perfect. If you've never been out there-- do…

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Added by Angela Higgins on August 16, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

September snack

RECIPE FOR SUMMER LEISURE



Ingredients:

• beach bag

• sand chair

• sun block

• reading glasses

• beach umbrella

• Frank, Tony, Linda, Jim

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Instructions: Assemble ingredients 1-5;

Add Seeds of Civilization novels: *Tractrix, Tsubute and Triangle;

Blend carefully; Let simmer over sand.

Cooking time: 2-7 days.

Serving size: 3 novels. Calories:… Continue

Added by SciFiDiver on August 14, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

This Week in Portland, August 9 - 16, 2008

This Week in Portland, August 9 - 16, 2008

Hello, Portland! Obviously it rained last night because I awoke to a cool and wet, fresh Portland morning. It looks like a lazy day is in store, but it seems like the rain is already starting to burn off and we're supposed to have highs in the upper 60s today, with showers. Actually the temperature is perfect for outdoor events, and we all know that Portlanders never let a little rain get them down, which is a good thing, because you'll…

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Added by Lorri E. on August 9, 2008 at 9:41am — No Comments

Irvington Artisan Market on Sat - August 9

While I was out shopping, I ran into a woman who mentioned the upcoming Irvington Artist Market--something she helped to launch for the first time this year. She handed me a flier, so I thought I'd help a fellow Portland sister get the word out by posting the event here and blogging it.



The market will feature several of our local artisans hawking their handmade wares, from jewelry to cool T-shirts and more. I know I will just have to drop in this weekend and do some shopping,… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on August 6, 2008 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Red Bull Flugtag Portland - Videos!

Oh my God, what a crazy scene it was on the Willamette Riverfront today! I have never seen that many Portanders out in force for one event. What fun! I don't know what the main appeal of Flugtag is, exactly, but it is funny as hell to watch. People in random costumes doing short dances or skits, as they then launch their inventively designed "aircraft" into a very short flight...usually plummeting in some ungraceful fashion promptly off the runway and straight into the water. It was a seriously… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on August 2, 2008 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

This Week in Portland - August 2-9, 2008

Hello, Portland! I rode my bike to work in the cool drizzle yesterday morning, and as I write this blog, it's only 58 degrees out. So, it's another cool morning out there (reminding me of autumn), but summer isn't gone yet! Get outside and enjoy our drier weather before it's gone for the year. But--no worries--according to the weather report, it should get up to the low 70s today under partly cloudy skies, and back up to 80 tomorrow. And, it's a good thing we'll have decent weather, because…

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Added by Lorri E. on August 2, 2008 at 8:52am — No Comments

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Winter Break Camp at Portland Audubon at Audubon Society of Portland

December 17, 2018 at 8:45am to December 28, 2018 at 4:15pm
Don't miss Portland Audubon's Winter Break camp! Whether campers are snowshoeing on Mt. Hood and staying overnight at our new Marmot Cabin, learning the art of candle-making, visiting a wolf sanctuary, or making nature inspired art, our educators are dedicated to helping every camper build an authentic and meaningful relationship with the natural world, all while playing games, making friends and exploring!See More
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Oregon Sinfonietta Performs Mahler Symphony No. 4 in Free Concert at Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church

November 4, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
The award-winning Oregon Sinfonietta, now in its 46th season and conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, is a full symphony orchestra of 75+ members that draws together community musicians from the greater Portland metro area. The Sinfonietta performs four free concerts per season. On Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm, the orchestra presents Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 4. in G Major. Joining the orchestra for this…See More
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Holiday Wine Sale: 12 for $12 at Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar

September 28, 2018 at 12pm to September 30, 2018 at 6pm
Come stock up on delicious wine for the holidays! Here's how it works:• 12 handpicked wines all selling for $12 a bottle• $12 to taste all 12 wines• 12% off EVERY BOTTLE on our shelves• BONUS GIFT: Two tickets to a Food & Wine Pairing Class when you buy 12+ bottlesJoin us:Friday Sept 28--12 to 10 pmSaturday Sept 29--12 to 10 pmSunday Sept 30--12-6 pmSee More
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Artistic Portland introduces “Art After Dark” at First Thursday Gallery Art Walk in October 2018 at Artistic Portland

October 4, 2018 from 2pm to 9pm
Artistic Portland, a downtown co-operative gallery of 40 local artists, will open its doors for “Art After Dark,” from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, on October 4, 2018.  The evening of music, wine, food and art will give the public a chance to meet many of the artists behind the creative work at the gallery. Husband and wife duo The Sweet Peas will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and everyone is welcome to the free event. This summer Artistic Portland celebrated its five-year anniversary at 318 SW Taylor Street,…See More
Sep 13
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Sophisticated Beads Holiday Jewelry Show at Monarch Hotel & Conference Center

November 17, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Homemade refreshments, holiday beverages, prizes and stress free shopping all in one location!Our designs are handcrafted with a vibrant assortment of semi-precious stones accented with Austrian Swarovski crystals, pearls and sterling silver. We design with unique gemstones to create wonderful women’s jewelry that can be worn for a special occasion or every day.Beads On a Mission are two of our jewelry lines that include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds go to five cancer foundations and…See More
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Artistic Portland Celebrates the Gorgeous Gorge at First Thursday Art Walk on September 6, 2018 at Artistic Portland

September 6, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm
The Art Co-operative will honor the gorgeous Columbia Gorge at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on September 6, 2018.  The 50-foot frontage windows will artfully play on the mighty Columbia River that helped formed the region.  Many of the 40 member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will again encourage visitors to express their own creativity for free by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl.  The very popular Community Bowl Project is sponsored by…See More
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