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Archive for August, 2010

Good News for Foodcart Fans!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Microsoft’s search engine Bing has just added a great new feature that Portland-area Food Cart aficionados will find very useful. There is now a food cart layer for Bing maps. This layer will not only display the location of each cart, but provide links to reviews, hours, twitter feeds and more. Food carts will be […]

Buon Appetito! Festa Italiana at Pioneer Courthouse Square!

Friday, August 27th, 2010

It’s the 19th annual Festa Italiana this weekend at Pioneer Courthouse Square downtown. The Festa started yesterday and runs through Saturday (8/28). As always there promises to be nonstop entertainment and of course… lots of delicious Italian food and drink. The festivities run start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 11:00 p.m. Admission is free […]

Mario Cart Icons Painted in North Portland Bike Lane

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

File this one under keep Portland Weird. Some enterprising artist decided to enliven the morning bike commute for everyone who rides along North Williams Street by painting symbols from Nintento’s Mario Cart in the bike lane. There are stars, mushrooms, power boosts and, of course, the dreaded banana peel, which in the game makes you […]

Congratulations to Laurelhurst Market!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Laurelhurst Market just made Bon Appetit’s list of Top Ten New Restaurants in the country. As they say in the article, it’s a great place to go for good steak, without having to suffer the typical steakhouse “boy’s club” feel, or even better, the typical chain steakhouse prices. Plus their focus on showcasing local food […]

Green and Clean Portland

Friday, August 13th, 2010

According to Travel + Leisure, Portland ranks as the second cleanest city in the U.S. Our eco-friendly city ranked so high in cleanliness because residents take great pride in their public parks and love of the environment. Minneapolis was the cleanest followed by Portland, Denver, Austin, and Santa Fe. The dirtiest city in the U.S., […]

Crawfish Festival this Weekend!

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Here in Portland when we here crawfish we automatically think of Jake’s. But this weekend it’s time to think of Tualatin and their annual Crawfish Festival. This festival has been taking place annually since 1951! It is also the only festival that we know of that has been officially cursed by a “Voodoo Queen.” (Long […]

Catch a Movie in the Park

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Before summer is over, catch a movie in the park. Movies at the Park still has plenty of great movies playing through the beginning of September. The Dark Knight, Planet 51, and many others are playing soon. Grab friends or make it a date, get some food, and a blanket and make it a great […]

Bite of Oregon this weekend!

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Calling all foodies!!! This weekend the Bite of Oregon will be taking over a good portion of Tom McCall Waterfront Park for what should be a foodie’s paradise. There will be chef demonstrations, the Iron Chef Oregon competition, lots of local food, an Oregon craft beer garden and a Wine Pavilion with over 100 different […]