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Archive for February, 2010

Looking for a Green Job..Well You Are in the Right City

Friday, February 26th, 2010

According to the Daily Green, Portland is one of the five best cities to land a green job. The Daily Green also listed New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Detroit, citing a report that between now and 2020, 1.9 million jobs could be created in the U.S via the stimulus package and the American Clean […]

The Blazer’s might not be the meanest… but their the greenest!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The Rose Garden Arena became the first major sports arena in the U.S. to achieve a Gold LEED rating. If you aren’t familiar with them, LEEDs ratings are awarded by the US Green Building Council for sustainable building practices, like energy and water conservation and low environmental impact. Some of the highlights… greenlights? … of […]

This One is for the Music Lovers

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Love jazz, then you will be happy to note that the Portland Jazz Festival is back February 21 – 28th. This year’s lineup features legendary artists such as John Coltrane collaborator Pharoah Sanders; the Mingus Big Band, which pays homage to the jazz great for which they are named; contemporary trumpeter Dave Douglas & Brass […]

Reason #2,348 to raise that pint!

Monday, February 15th, 2010

As if we Oregonians needed another reason to lift a delicious pint of IPA… researchers have found another reason why beer is good for you. It turns out that hops are an important source of silica, which in turn is an important building block for our bones. The best part is the hoppier the beer […]

$50 for Planting a Tree?

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Plant a tree in Portland on your residential property and you could receive up to $50 off your utility bill. The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is offering a Treebate program if you plant a tree by April 30, 2010. Not every tree will earn you the rebate, so be sure to read all rules […]

Come Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Come help ring in the Year of the Tiger! This Saturday, February 13th. It is a free event and should be fun for the whole family. The festivities start at 11:00 a.m. and go until 2:00 p.m. There will be lion dancers, traditional food and crafts, tours and a lantern sale.

Worst Day of the Year Ride this Weekend!

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

It is not too late to join this quirky Portland Tradition. The Worst Day of the Year Ride is essentially an 18 mile bike ride through Portland on what is supposed to be, statistically speaking, the worse day of the year. There will be food, music, costumes, fun and of course, this being Portland, beer.  […]

Portland is the 13th Most Secure City

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Farmer’s Insurance studied our nation for the most secure places to live based on extreme weather, housing depreciation, life expectancy, crime, and environmental hazards; and Portland arrived at the 13th slot. The top 12 cities are below.

Valentine’s Day Epicurean

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Join us for a special Valentine’s Weekend Epicurean Excursion next weekend. In addition to the regular 10:00 a.m. Epicurean Tours we will be offering a special 2:00 p.m. tour on Friday (2/12) and Saturday (2/13). A great way to jump start your Valentine’s Day Weekend for the foodie in your life. Space is limited, so […]

Bean to Buzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, February 1st, 2010

This Thursday at the EcoTrust Building, Slow Food Portland will be hosting an event they’ve called “Beans to Buzz.” This two hour event will feature two of the most important Portland food groups… coffee and chocolate. The event will feature local coffee roasters and chocolatiers who will not only hold round table discussions about their […]