The Pacific Northwest’s “little band that could” added yet another award to their shelf this week when the 2016 Global Music Award winners were announced and Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Risings band leader Kathy Boyd brought home a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement for her original song “Who Will Pray For Me” in the categories of song and lyrics/songwriter.
“The song “Who Will Pray for Me” was written during a time when my Mother passed away and then my brother died a…Continue
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If you're traveling to Portland Oregon, either to visit or in preparation for moving there, you need to have a place to stay. Many people stay out at the Portland Airport, making a common mistake in thinking that it is "centrally located to everything."
No... not even close. It can easily take 45-60 minutes in normal traffic to drive the few miles from the airport to downtown. Longer if it is rush…Continue
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As posted on the Nature of Portland blog:
I love the sound of crickets in the evening. They always remind me of summers where I grew up in North Carolina. It seems like we had more crickets there, and where my grandparents lived in the mid-west, than we do here in western Oregon (or should I say HEAR in western Oregon?). I don't know if that's true, but it…Continue
I've been working a temporary manufacturing gig in Clackamas the past couple of weeks. It's one of those jobs where you have to wear a lab coat or a Tyvec suit, and a hair net (and, in my case, a beard net; all of the bearded employees and contracted laborers are generally identified by height and gait and general amiability.
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Sometime this coming weekend, I'm gonna have the missus drop me off somewhere, anywhere, and let me walk (or ride) home. I'll take a camera and show you what I see. It may take me awhile, but that's kind of the point, dig? I'm gonna get lost.
It's kind of a damn shame that, too often, citizens of a city become residents only of their own neighborhoods, rarely venturing outside of them. I suppose it's to be expected, given that your average human being's curiosity extends in…Continue
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One of the first places in Portland my wife and I visited when we first moved to Portland was Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
We only knew two people in the city, a couple who were acquaintances of the missus' family in Texas. They helped us move into our tiny apartment downtown and turn in the truck at the nearest U-Haul facility. After ensuring that we were…Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on July 26, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
It seems I've been circling some sort of strange otter nexus, lately.…
It's Rose Festival time in Portland.Continue
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In the winter of 1991-’92 my wife and I started discussing the idea of moving from the Dallas area.
That’s Dallas, Texas, y’all, in case I need to elucidate seeing as how there’s a Dallas, Oregon. Don’t confuse the two; Dallas, Oregon is a small town a little over 60 miles southwest of Portland, whereas Dallas, Texas is considerably larger and will be the capitol of a future post-apocalyptic petro-nation as soon as somebody green-lights the script.
Anyway. We each had lived in…Continue
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A fairly well-known bit of Portland trivia, is that Portland's Forest Park is the largest urban forest in the United States. A lesser-known fact is that Portland is also home to the world's smallest park - according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Mill Ends Park is located in downtown Portland, right in the middle of Naito…Continue
Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 18, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments
Whether you're creating an all-native landscape or just looking to add some early interest to your yard, the Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) is one good choice. It's a drought-tolerant NW native, and the abundant red to pink flowers that each shrub produces are a good source of nectar for many native pollinating insects (such as Mason bees). The…Continue
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When it comes to government and planning in the Portland metro area, there's possibly nothing as controversial as the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). Some Portland residents don't like the idea of increased density that the UGB encourages. Farmers naturally want to preserve nearby farmland, and anytime there's a proposed modification or expansion of the UGB, the fur is sure to fly.
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As you would plainly see, from the nifty Outdoor Blogger Network badge - if you were on the home page of my blog called the Nature of Portland - I am a member of the Outdoor Blogger Network (OBN). The OBN is a great way for outdoor bloggers, outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, and would-be outdoor blog readers to connect and discuss the things…Continue
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Last night I went to the opening of this show and the artists' reception is Sunday afternoon:
Richard Enger's pieces were ephemera collages with paint and Raymond Keller's were abstract paintings in unusual, bright colors (artist with two of his work below). The gallery is in a little sort of alley across SE 13th from the Black Cat Tavern and it's an artists' co-op so I want to…Continue
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