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Archive for February, 2011

Crystal Hotel to Open May 3rd!

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Looks like on May 3rd Portland is going to have a new hotel in town: The Crystal Hotel (303 SW 12th). The building was purchased by the McMenamin brothers in 2008 and has been more or less under renovation since then. When it opens the hotel will feature 51 rooms, starting at just $85 a […]

The Best City for Public Transportation is…

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

According to a U.S. News analysis, Portland is one of the 10 U.S. cities with the best combination of public transportation investment, ridership, and safety. The rankings take into account the spending on public transportation, the number of safety incidents per million trips, and the number of trips taken per capita. Other cities that made […]

Portland hosts GMIC Sustainability Conference

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Portland’s reputation as one of North America’s most sustainable cities gets a boost this week as the world’s greenest meeting planners, hotels, conference hosts and support vendors converge on the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel for three days of brainstorming on sustainable conferences, or “green meeting,” practices at the 2011 GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference. Over 500 […]

Portland Rated #1 for Farmers’ Markets

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Spring is just around the corner… and if you live in Portland, you know what that means. It’s Farmers’ Market time. It just so happens that Portland was rated the top city in the country by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Yeah Portland! We really can’t remember who the number two city was…. It seems like […]

Portland Named A Best Place To Live

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Sunset Magazine names Portland as one of the best cities in their February issue. Other cities that were featured included: Salt Spring Island, B.C.; Salt Lake City; Taos, N.M.; Bellingham, Wash.; Eureka, Calif.; San Diego; Sonoma County, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Crestone, Colorado.

Get PIFFed!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Portlanders love their movies, particularly independent and art house films. Whether it’s the rain that drives us inside, our fiercely independent culture, the influence of our vibrant artistic and film making community or a combination of all of those things, we love it when the lights go down and the screen lights up with something […]

Belated Congratulations to the Nines Hotel!

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Our belated congratulations to all of our friends at the Nines Hotel for being named one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels. You can find the full list online… a word of caution, however… it looks like a lot of the others on the list are in far away exotic locales like Antigua, […]

Portland is Officially a Foodie Town

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

An article posted on CBC.com names Portland as one of the top foodie cities in the US. Taking the everyday eating experience into consideration, as well as availability of fresh local produce, meats and seafood; Portland “could probably be crowned the Pacific Northwest’s capital of –isms: locavorism, vegetarianism, and microbrewism.” You can also learn all […]

Pair up two great Portland tastes

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Portland is justifiably famous for its amazing local beers, and it’s becoming almost as well known for its incredible array of quality local chocolate options. What better way could there be to spend V-Day than to pair these two great treats? Pairing beer and chocolate is not a new idea. Local (but internationally famous) beer […]

Pssst…. procrastinators… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner

Monday, February 7th, 2011

This is for the guys and gals out there who tend to let the 14th sneak up on them unprepared. You’ve got exactly 1 week until Valentines Day is upon you. If you’re looking for a little something sweet for the sweetie in your life then don’t forget our friends at Cacao, Leonidas, Moonstruck and […]