Happy Halloween, Portland. Head down to the Portland Saturday Market for Halloween festivities today. The weather today seems mild, and the rain is supposed to taper off so it might be nice tonight for trick or treaters. If you have parties and other events to go to tonight, be safe and have fun. If you haven't made plans yet and are looking for something fun to do tonight,… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on October 31, 2009 at 8:41am —
We've decided to start a series of featured write-ups focusing on Portland businesses, to give props to our local independently run businesses that are a part of what makes Portland so unique, and so great! If you have a Portland business you would like to see featured, contact us.
First in the "Focus on" series, I headed over to the Concordia Neighborhood and met Kristenlee Morton, owner of Studio Thirty Salon
Added by Lorri E. on October 26, 2009 at 6:30pm —
I visited our Portland Concordia neighborhood yesterday, and met a couple of new businesses and wonderful Portlanders who own or work in them (I will post more about those later today). Concordia is in North/NE Portland and is a perfect example of one of our great Portland communities--full of independent business, quirky shops, great little restaurants, coffee shops and bars, and loads of creativity and positive energy put forth by the business owners and people who live here. As a part of the… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on October 26, 2009 at 7:54am —
Onda Gallery and Gaurdino Gallery are hosting their annual Dias de los Muertos celebration with an art opening and procession on October 29th from 6 pm - 9 pm.
Vince and I are honored to participate in both events. We are installing the altar "Doy Gracias" or "I give thanks" to anchor one corner of the gallery at Onda, and the Mexican Consulate is building an incredible altar to anchor the other corner. There will be performers singing traditional songs, reciting poetry, including… Continue
Added by Justine Avera & Vincent Ramirez on October 25, 2009 at 1:36pm —
Hello, Portland, and hello rain...it's b-a-a-c-k. Yesterday I was driving downtown and wet leaves were falling from the trees and onto my windshield. Ugh...there still might be some leaves left for a couple last chances of photos of the autumn leaves changing, but we are running out of time this season. Today's weather forecast is partly cloudy so this might be a good day to get outside!
I don't know about you, but I am in the mood for fall. The cool air has me already lighting a… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on October 24, 2009 at 6:00am —
I came across this site yesterday, Portland Ultimate Frisbee
, it looks like fun!
Registration for the 2nd Annual Stumptown Throwdown opens Wednesday, October 14th. The tournament is a one day event pitting neighborhood against neighborhood. This year's tournament will be held Sunday, November 8th at Fernhill Park (NE 37th and NE… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on October 23, 2009 at 5:30am —
This sounds like silly scary Halloween fun... http://www.bagnbaggage.org/
"A meteorite has landed in the Hillsboro area, releasing a deadly gas that has infected thousands of residents. The United States military has commandeered the Washington County Fairgrounds as an emergency treatment facility, and hundreds of people flee for their lives as the alien chemical transforms their friends and family… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on October 21, 2009 at 5:26pm —
Coava Coffee Roasters is sponsoring PortlandNeighborhood's "Portland Photo of the Week".
Starting this weekend, if your photo is chosen as the Portland Photo of the Week in our blog, This Week in Portland, you will win a pound of freshly roasted Coava coffee!
Photos submitted must taken in and around Portland
Photos must be taken by you
Winners are announced via the weekly blog every weekend
To enter a photo, simply… Continue
Added by Angela Higgins on October 20, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I made some stencils for jack-o-lanterns that anyone who likes can download and use:
There's easy, medium and hard level of difficult versions and another entry has a VERY easy stencil of Castell Coch in Wales, also, for an easy castle on your pumpkin.
Added by gaabi on October 20, 2009 at 10:19am —
I snapped a few images of Beaumont Wilshire while out and about this past weekend. This is such a charming Portland neighborhood, located in NE Portland North of Fremont St. Beaumont Village is the popular shopping and dining strip along Fremont St. featuring many great Portland businesses and restaurants. If you would like to learn more about this area, visit our Beaumont Wilshire… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on October 20, 2009 at 6:30am —
I am carrying my camera every place I go these days trying to catch some last images of Portland before the rain. Of course I will take photos in the rain, too, but October brings such bright contrasting colors and the photos are so pretty. Be sure to enter our photo contest--upload any Portland fall photo to the Photos section of the site (just click Photos on the menu bar above, then Upload), and you could win a $50 gift card. Woo hoo!
Yesterday I was all… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on October 19, 2009 at 7:30am —
I took a stroll through the Pearl District this morning, on my way to meet a friend for a cup of coffee at Barista. I beat the rain and snapped some lovely images of the Pearl as the leaves are beginning to change and the colors really pop! I love the tiny little enclaves of nature in the city with the flower pot gardens spilling color forth, and of course the red bricks, green patches of lawn, and blue sky reflected back in the windows of the lofts and… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on October 17, 2009 at 2:00pm —
These days are fast and few-- Portland in the fall, that is. We've had incredible weather these last several weeks- dry and sunny for the most part- and I feel thankful for it. Walking the dogs in nice dry weather is about to end and I am savoring every last non-muddy-paw step of the way.
The leaves are turning and they are spectacular. I am itching to get out there with my Nikon D40 this weekend, rain or shine! This is also a reminder that we are half way through October and that… Continue
Added by Angela Higgins on October 16, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Awakenings Laughter Club to celebrate first anniversary
The Awakenings Laughter Club has been filling a small studio in the SE Portland Buckman Neighborhood with peals of laughter since last October. Led by Andrea Crisp, a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Counselor, the club currently has members ranging from ages 23 to 70. All ages are welcome and regular attendance is not required. Some members come alone, some in pairs; some every… Continue
Added by Andrea Crisp on October 13, 2009 at 7:35pm —
The last few days have been beautiful and today promises to be the same. Its a toss up as to what to do today. Blog, walk the hounds, coffee at The Red E Cafe (yum!), grab some lunch at New Seasons and its either an afternoon of fishing at Sauvie Island or hiking somewhere spectacular like Tryon Creek State Park
, Eagle Creek
Added by Angela Higgins on October 10, 2009 at 10:00am —
Added by Angela Higgins on October 4, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Happy weekend, Portland-- and welcome to FALL. I was in denial for as long as I could be and finally, probably just today, have accepted it. It's here alright. The fall chill has descended, I wore gloves walking the dogs a few mornings ago, the heat has been turned back on for the first time in nearly 4 months and the leaves are starting to turn. Oh and of course, its raining more and more...not quite the constant drizzle we will expect to see in the winter months (I always say Portland winter… Continue
Added by Angela Higgins on October 2, 2009 at 4:00pm —