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Archive for November, 2009

Tis the Season!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The holiday season is official upon us. And you know what that means… it’s time for the Portland Holiday Ale Festival. The festival has come a long way from its early days. This festival is no longer just a bunch of bearded guys huddling together in heated tent drinking beer… OK, there is still a […]

When the animals go to bed, the lights come out to play.

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Life-size animal silhouettes and moving light sculptures come alive. See the Portland Zoo transformed into a winter wonderland, aglow with nearly a million lights. More than 200 animated animals swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Displays include swinging monkeys, leaping frogs, flying bats, diving […]

Not a Turkey Shoot – Portland’s Roadside Architecture

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

In case you missed the session given by our friends at the Architectural Heritage Center, you can checkout the a GoogleMap mash-up of Portland’s Roadside Architecture instead!

The Holiday Season Kicks Off this Friday

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Yep, the holiday season is upon us. This Friday is Black Friday. Downtown retailers are sure to try to lure you downtown to take advantage of their once-a-year sales events. However, there is another reason to come downtown this Friday, the Macy’s Holiday Parade. There will be about 25 floats and all of the normal […]

Another Portland (Weird) First.

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Well… Portland scored another first in the nation accolade this week when the country’s first pot cafe, called appropriately enough the Cannabis Cafe opened in North Portland. Now a second is looks to be on the way in SE Portland, called Highway 420. But Portland has not turned into Amsterdam, yet. These two new cafes […]

Keep Portland Weird Festival!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

You’ve seen the bumper stickers… or maybe even the billboard off Burnside, now it is time to experience Keep Portland Weird… the Festival. This community festival will take place this Saturday, November 14th at the Central Library downtown from noon to 4:00 p.m. There promises to be lots of music and fun activities for adults […]

NW Food & Wine Festival this Saturday

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Attention all you Foodies… this Saturday, November 14th, the NW Food and Wine Festival will be taking place at the Memorial Coliseum Exhibit Hall. The organizers this year are promising over 600 wines and participants from over a dozen local restaurants. There even promises to be a number of interesting chef demonstrations. (Anyone up for […]

Oregon suffers hops glut?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Despite having more craft breweries than any other city in the world, Portland, and the rest of the country, is suffering through a hops glut. It is so bad that some growers are not even bothering to harvest the pungent bitter little buds. Since no other style of beer takes more hops to produce than […]