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Kathy Boyd Wins Silver in 2016 Global Music Awards

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…

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Added by Kathy Boyd on December 9, 2016 at 8:07am — No Comments

Best Portland Oregon Hotels - or where to stay when you need to lay your head down at night

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…

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Added by Rick Hamell on July 2, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

When a Cricket is not a Cricket: Cicadas in Oregon

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…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on July 27, 2013 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Daydream

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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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on June 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Get Lost!

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…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 16, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Park It

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…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on July 26, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

River Otters, Sea Otters, and Otter 501

It seems I've been circling some sort of strange otter nexus, lately.…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on June 14, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Afternoon on the Esplanade

It's Rose Festival time in Portland. 

 Last week, I decided to go down to the East Bank Esplanade to watch the ships come in for Fleet Week.  It was a beautiful afternoon, and in between ships I was able to do a…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on June 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Graham Oaks Nature Park: Restoring Oak Woodlands in Wilsonville



Just outside the city limits of Wilsonville (the southernmost suburb of Portland) and only one and a half miles from busy Interstate 5, you can find 250 acres of beautiful open space to explore in relative solitude.  Graham Oaks…
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Added by PDX Nature Nut on February 2, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Home

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…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 9, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Shadow and Light

Happy Halloween, kids! May your costumes be original and hand-made and your frights bedevil in only the most wholesome of ways. Cavort in your whimsical finery, or out of it, I don't judge. Occupy Your Sidewalks, hang upside-down from the trees and chant “Nine Nine Nine!” (yeah, it's stupid, Michelle Bachmann might be the only one to get it, and that's not exactly a “win”). Whatever. ENJOY, is what I'm saying.



Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Not for trick-or-treating… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on October 30, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Portland's Mill Ends Park: World's Smallest

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…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 18, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Red-flowering Currant: an Early-Blooming Oregon Native

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…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 11, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Portland's Urban Growth Boundary: Battle Lines Being Drawn

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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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Why Blog About Nature in Portland?

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…

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Added by PDX Nature Nut on April 6, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

12x16 Gallery Artists' Reception in Sellwood tomorrow

Last night I went to the opening of this show and the artists' reception is Sunday afternoon:

http://www.12x16gallery.com/#

 

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…

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Added by gaabi on January 8, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Now and Again

There is no greater sensory adventure to be had than in Portland in Autumn.



Every morning I get to see the streets bracketed by the golds and reds of the trees, and see and hear the skittering of crisp leaves – when they aren’t stuck flat by rain – along the pavement. Seems a pity that half the time I’m boxed away from most of it when driving; walking and cruising on a bicycle are preferable by far. Smell the damp air. Listen to the gulls and crows. Notice how the bright colors don’t… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on November 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Running To Catch Up

It's approaching a month since we've returned home, and being “idle” (are people who are searching for work “idle”? I think NOT) has started to gently nibble at my joie de vivre.



I just a couple of days ago received a form letter via email from a prospective employer thanking me for interviewing but informing me that the position has been filled. Most other applications I've made have been via website and email, a process I find much more stressful than face-to-face interviews (for… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on September 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sojourn

Have I said lately just how much I love Albuquerque, and New Mexico in general?





If I haven't, I feel the need to state it anew. I love the climate, the landscape, the cuisine, and the great people we've met in person and on-line (via Duke City Fix). I feel great about the opportunity I've taken to revisit the state of my youth (geographically speaking; I've never left the figurative state) and I'm doubly glad that my wife, who had her doubts prior to our relocation, has loved… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on June 27, 2010 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

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Rogue Pack Yoputh Theatre Open House at Sellwood Playhouse

December 1, 2018 from 10am to 4pm
Rogue Pack storytelling theatre for youth at the Sellwood Playhouse will be having an Open House to introduce our lineup of spring classes, play games, and eat some food! We will be telling our stories through writing, drawing and collage. Drop in; write your six-word memoir, a tweet story. Act out your story by playing some improvisational theatre games; or draw and collage your story. There is no one way to tell your story, so you get to choose.See More
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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
Oct 23
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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
Sep 22
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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
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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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