Hello, Portland! I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving holiday! I ate turkey with all the fixins' two days in a row, and still need to figure out what to do with all of my turkey leftovers! I cannot believe the holiday season is already here, and I am in denial over the crazy commercial shopping rush that this season has often come to represent. This year I have vowed to only make a few handcrafted gifts for close friends and loved ones, and to donate any money I would… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on November 29, 2008 at 9:49am —
Hey there Portland! I wanted to throw a post up here to let you all know about a really great opportunity to jump on the solar train that's coming your way immediately. 1 Block Off the Grid (www.1bog.org), the nation's largest community-based purchasing program for residential solar power, is expanding its operation into Portland. 1BOG's mission is to group together communities, then use our numerical might to negotiate significant discounts on residential solar installation. We make the… Continue
Added by Brad Burton on November 25, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Handmade NW is pleased to announce our new affilation with Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro division. They will be operation a charity booth and our gift wrapping table!
We hope you can make it!
Added by Handmade NW on November 25, 2008 at 11:27am —
Hello, Portland! The Portland blog is a bit late today as I am recovering from jetlag and my brain won't seem to function today! I've just spent the past week in Cancun, Mexico. I see we have several new members, events, and conversations on the website, and I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner to some of the postings ---but it cost $3 (for 15 minutes) to use the Internet from the hotel, and besides---I was attempting to stay away from my computer for a week (something that is… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on November 22, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Get a Jump on Holiday shopping
and pick up a romance, mystery, inspirational work or some poetry for someone special. Best of all, you'll also be contributing to Doernbecher Children's Hospital
(30% of your purchase price). Get to know twelve Oregon authors. We'd love to meet you, too.
Learn more: click on the banner to view our… Continue
Added by SciFiDiver on November 18, 2008 at 7:30pm —
If any of you are documentary fans, you should really try to check out the film "Dear Zachary" playing at the Hollywood Theater this Saturday and Sunday only. Be prepared, this is a devastating film that will leave you emotionally exhausted and outraged and in tears multiple times but it is also an amazing work due to not just the subject matter, but the director's intimate association with the material. You can watch the trailer and read the amazing reviews at http://www.dearzachary.com/.
Added by John K on November 18, 2008 at 10:00am —
Hey there Portland,
Hard to believe that another weekend is here already. We had quite the week, eh? A day long monsoon with clogged up (leaves, oh leaves!) street drains wreaking urban havoc and some rather odd balmy November weather. Thursday seemed like a mini spring given our blue skies and that big bright orb (sun) for the greater part of the day!
I am heading to Pittsburgh, PA for the weekend to visit my brother and will miss what looks like some *awesome* weather… Continue
Added by Angela Higgins on November 15, 2008 at 1:30am —
Ah, Portland...What a week! No matter how you voted, you'll no doubt agree that we all participated in a historical election on Tuesday. I am personally glad to see the election come to a close and am happy to resume a normal life (I've said a happy goodbye to negative commercials, political phone calls and house visits!!). I hope that regardless of how you voted, you look towards the future with hope in your heart.
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and as always, I am beyond… Continue
Added by Angela Higgins on November 8, 2008 at 7:00am —
I snapped these photos in Portland over the past two weekends. What gorgeous trees we have this year! I hope you enjoy these Portland photos.
Added by Lorri E. on November 3, 2008 at 7:53am —
Please join MomsLikeMe.com on Sunday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Sleighbells just south of Sherwood. I'll snap a free family portrait for you while you're there!
Sleighbells is the Northwest's largest Christmas gift store, situated in the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon, 20 minutes south of Portland. They feature a world class gift shop situated in 75 acres of Christmas trees and a wonderful tea house.
Sleighbells has become a family tradition for two… Continue
Added by Jen on November 1, 2008 at 12:51pm —
It's raining...and it ain't gonna stop for a long, long time. ;-) We have been spoiled by a gorgeous autumn and now its time to pay the piper- uh, the weather man...But it's ok! The seemingly eternal Portland "winter" isn't that bad at all but it sure does have a bad rap. It's only rain, people! You'll spot the true Portlander on the corner waiting to cross the street like so: they would be the one NOT carrying an umbrella in a downpour.
So, it's time to trade in your outdoor running… Continue
Added by Angela Higgins on November 1, 2008 at 10:30am —