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Archive for January, 2010

Samson comes to Portland!

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Even without his hair this Samson would not have a problem tearing down the temple. This Samson is on display on OMSI through June. It is one of the most complete skeletons of a T-Rex ever discovered! To find out times and ticket information visit the OMSI website at: http://www.omsi.edu/samson

Bike Ridership Down in 2009

Friday, January 29th, 2010

According to article in the Portland Business Journal, bike ridership decreased last year. There were fewer bike riders on Portland’s streets and bridge in 2009 for the first time since 1995. “The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s annual Portland Bicycle Count Report showed that the number of bicycle trips counted in 2009 decreased at similar rates […]

Did somebody say “Truffles?”

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

If you’re anything like us, just the mention of the word “truffle” sets off a Pavlovian response. (Yummm…. drool.) So with dribble cups held firmly in place, it is our pleasure to remind everyone that this weekend is the annual Oregon Truffle Festival. The festival runs from January 29th through January 31st. The main venue […]

ChocolateFest 2009!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Got a chocoholic in your life? This is your chance to indulge their passion. This weekend the World Forestry Center in Washington Park is hosting ChocolateFest 2009. There will be over 40 vendors from the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the country. There will be “Chocolate 101” informational sessions, chocolate and wine pairings, and […]

2009: Star-Studded Year for Film-Making in Oregon

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Oregon took down its biggest year yet from film, television and commercial production fees in 2009 with estimated total spending in the state around $62 million. These four major films were released with ties to Oregon: Coraline, was not only crafted by Portland-based Laika studios, but the animated family also moves to Oregon; The Road […]

Hurray! My favorite IPA is now strictly medicinal!

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Just in case you were knocking about looking for another excuse to raise a pint glass of delicious Oregon IPA, now you have it. Researchers in Germany have found that beer has very strong anti-cancer properties. They have linked these cancer-fighting abilities to naturally occurring compounds found in hops that seem to protect against both […]

Here Comes The Bride

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Did you become engaged over the holidays? Then you have to attend the Portland Bridal Show on January 16th and 17th at the Oregon Convention Center. Entering its 31st year, the show gathers more than 150 businesses for a marketplace of all things weddings: cakes, limos, honeymoon destinations, DJs, photographers, and the like. There is […]

Paint the Pearl Red this Saturday for Haiti

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The Pearl District will be hosting “Red for Relief” this Saturday to help raise money for disaster relief in Haiti. The following Pearl District businesses will be participating: Bishop’s Barbershop, Bubble Boutique, Cupcake Jones, Imelda’s, and Vault Martini Bar. Our friends at Cupcake Jones have generously offered to donate the proceeds from all of their […]

It’s Official! The Rose Festival is Portland’s Official Festival

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

It’s long been Portland’s biggest event… (Remember all those years of duck tape, sidewalk chalk, and packs of lawn chairs tethered to to the lamp posts of families jockeying for spots along the parade route?) Well… the Rose Festival may have always been the unofficial biggest event of the year, but now it can hold […]

Oregon is for Foodies… Just ask the Sea lions.

Monday, January 11th, 2010

It looks like the word about Oregon’s food scene has even got around to the pinnipeds (that’s science-geek for seals and sea lions). You may have heard about the disappearance of the famous sea lions from Pier 39.  The thousands that use to laze about and entertain tourists on Pier 39 back in the summer […]