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November 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Stranger in a Strange Land

Hello Portlanders and transplants from other places and other lands. As a recent voyager from Massachusetts (Cape Cod actually) I am attempting to adjust and adapt to the great Northwest. I haven't been doing either very well so I decided on a foray into the great neighborhoods of Portland via this great website. I sit here in front of my laptop with a fine glass of Port and hope to turn a virtual advance into reality as I seek to get to know Portland and have Portland get to know me. The…

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Added by Anthony (Tony) Teso on November 29, 2011 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

Eat, Play, Loaf

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was filled with carbohydrates and preteen girls all a-squeal, so it was a triptych of intestinal, aural, and mental degradation. Not that either the food or the young ladies was bad, it's just that my tolerance for both ill-considered self-indulgence and cacaphony was tested to the nigh-breaking point. Our home is cozy in the way someone says when they mean “small”, and at one time there were eight children camped out in the living…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on November 27, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving - This Week in Portland, Nov 24-Dec 3, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Portlanders.  Welcome to the early holiday edition of our weekly Portland blog, This Week in Portland.  This week there are tons of Portland holiday events kicking off.

 

Updated - Annual Portland Holiday Events 2011

Weekly Featured Portland Events

Top Ten List

PONGO Fund

Trees by Bike

Portland Condo Report

Portland Photo…

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Added by Lorri E. on November 24, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

PONGO Fund - Portland Food Bank for Pets Needs Donations after Roof Leak Destroyed Pet Food

The Pongo Fund helps keep pets fed in Portland and Oregon when their owners can no longer afford to feed them.

"We work for the day when no dog or cat goes hungry simply because their families cannot afford to keep them fed. More than 2,500,000 meals donated to date."

 

Reposted from http://www.nwcn.com/home/Heavy-rain-leaky-roof-destroys--134367408.html

by Frank Mungeam, KGW.com…

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Added by Lorri E. on November 23, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Portland Trees by Bike - Get your Portland Holiday Tree Delivered by Bike!

I saw the Google offer this morning for Trees by Bike and discovered this great local Portland business. 

Below, from their website, www.treesbybike.com

What is Trees By Bike?

Trees By Bike is a small business created by Portland folks who are looking to spread some holiday cheer, make a little extra money, and raise some cash for things we care about. All of our trees are locally grown and 10%…

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Added by Lorri E. on November 22, 2011 at 7:45am — No Comments

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland, November 19-26, 2011 - Portland Events & More

Welcome to another edition of our Portland blog, This Week in Portland

This week, we've got:

  • WWEEK's Give Guide
  • Portland Thanksgiving Dinner - Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Portland
  • Featured Portland Events this Week
  • Pioneer Square - Portland Tree…
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Added by Lorri E. on November 19, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Mazha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqssftOuQXI

I love rain (Mazha).... especially the magical Monsoon rain from God's Own Country, Kerala (where I grew up in a rural village). .it always pour sweet memories and its always remind me my sweet days... and always with me in my good and bad times...its depth and beauty is unexplainable in words compared to the monochromatic rain in Portland.

 

Added by Karma Pakshi on November 17, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Beloved tea shop Tea Chai Té expands with second location in Sellwood’s historic red caboose

Tea Chai Té, a beloved Portland tea shop on NW 23rd Ave., has announced the opening of its second location. Tea lovers can now enjoy Tea Chai Té’s line of handcrafted tea blends inside a historic red caboose at 7983 SE 13th Ave. in the Sellwood neighborhood. Both locations are open from 9 am to 10 pm daily.

 

In business since 2003, Tea Chai Té serves 120 handcrafted teas, tea blends and infusions in a casual and comfortable environment where customers are encouraged…

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Added by Chris Crabb on November 14, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland, November 12-19, 2011. Portland Events & More

Happy autumn weekend, Portlanders.  Here is the latest edition of our Portland events blog, This Week in Portland.

 

  • Featured Portland Events this Week
  • Portland Holiday Craft Fairs & Shopping
  • Portland Photo of the Week
  • Got a Cold? Chicken Soup Recipe
  • Portland Top…
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Added by Lorri E. on November 12, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland, November 5 - 11, 2011 - Events & More

Hello, Portlanders.  Here is the weekly Portland events rundown. This Week in Portland, we've got:

 

  • Top Ten Portland Sports Bars (Where to Watch the Ducks Game in Portland, and more)
  • Featured Portland Events
  • Portland's SafeRide Program
  • Portland Japanese Garden Fall…
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Added by Lorri E. on November 5, 2011 at 7:50am — No Comments

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Illimat Launch Party with Keith Baker and Carson Ellis at Guardian Games

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Illimat is the new classic card game created by Keith Baker and presented by the Decemberists! Celebrate the release of the game with members of the Decemberists, artist Carson Ellis, and designer Keith Baker. Learn to play, get your copy of Illimat signed by the creators, and grab some exclusive Illimat items! Learn to play: 6-9 pm. Creator signings: 7-9 pm.See More
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Join Marti Mendenhall in this debut performance at the renowned Jack London Revue. Experience Marti's new «Date Night/Body Talks» series at the Jack London Revue with jazz standards and originals themed around love and dating and the ups-and-downs that come along the way. Recently featured in Oregon Music News' «Coffeehouse Conversations,» Marti adds four new originals to this passionate, entertaining show. “Marti is not only a talented singer and writer, but she understands the audience is…See More
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2nd Annual Ecology Trivia Night at Lagunitas Community Room

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Oregon’s Economic Temperature, PERS, and the Budget at Lakewood Center Community Room

November 9, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
    Mark McMullen, State Economist and Director of the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, will discuss Oregon's economic challenges. His office provides objective forecasts of the state's economy, tax revenue and population to advance the goals of the Governor, Legislature, state agencies, and the public.  Oregon experienced faster economic growth than most other states coming out of the 2007 recession, but significant challenges lay ahead. The budget pressures on the state continue to grow as…See More
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13th Annual da Vinci Arts Fair at da Vinci Arts Middle School

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This treasured community event is one of the more popular arts fairs in Portland, promoting and celebrating local and student artists and raising money for a beloved Portland school -- da Vinci Arts Middle School.Shop for holiday gifts from fine artists and makers of art, crafts, ceramics, clothing, sculptures, paintings, pottery, photos, soaps and more. Admission is free. There will also be live music, a cafe and student artwork for sale.See More
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Duniway Holiday Home Tour & Boutique at Duniway Elementary School

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A selection of graciously decorated neighborhood homes will be on display during the Duniway Holiday Home Tour & Boutique on Friday, December 1, 2017. From historic stunners to modern creations, tour goers will enjoy their visit to impressive homes while supporting Duniway Elementary School. Attendees can also enjoy neighborhood trolley rides and live music. The Home Tour and Holiday Boutique are important fundraisers for Duniway’s PTA. All tour proceeds go directly to Duniway Elementary…See More
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