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Archive for September, 2011

OMG! IMHO this is LOL Awesome!

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I think this may be the bestest conference to ever come to PDX. Hide your camera! Hide your cats! There’s going to be some serious LOLZ in Portland this weekend ’cause the ROFLCON Summit is in town. The summit will feature a meeting of some of the leading movers, shakers, and LOL Cat subtitlers on the planet. […]

We’re Number 6…. for Foodies!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Travel + Leisure Magazine just released their list of America’s Best Food Cities and little old Portland was number 6 on the list. We received props for our 200+ food carts, our farm-to-table ethos, and our outstanding craft beer. Readers were warned not to be fooled by the notion that all “Oregonians are totally health-conscious” […]

Gift your Swift On!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

One more week to take in Swift Watch 2011. The Audubon Society of Portland has been hosting Swift Watch since September 1st.  If you aren’t in the know about the sifts, they’ve become something of a Portland tradition. The swifts in question are Vaux’s Swifts, a small migratory social insect-eating bird. As they migrate south […]

Get your polka on!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Polish music, dance, food and drink abound this weekend at “the best kept secret in Portland,” the Polish festival on Failing Street between the two historic buildings of the Polish Library and St. Stanislaus Church (3900 N. Interstate Ave), Saturday 11:00 AM-10:00 PM and Sunday from noon to 6:00 PM. Highlights include non-stop stage performances, […]

Hop Heads Meet Us in Hood River!

Monday, September 19th, 2011

One of our favorite things about the start of fall is that means its hop harvest time! And hop harvest means fresh-hopped craft beers. The Willamette Valley and Yakima Valley across the Columbia produce about 90% of the US premium hop crop. That means local brewers can fire up the brew kettles, go out and […]

Six great places to laugh in Portland

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Looking for some laughs this weekend? Portland’s got ’em. Here’s what our local comedy clubs have on tap for this weekend (click on links for tickets, addresses, and more information): Harvey’s Comedy Club – Local Ron Osborne opens for Dante and Mike Marino. 7:30 and 10PM, Friday & Saturday. Helium Comedy Club – Dave Ateli, […]

Roll out the barrels – and the puppies

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Beervana pays homage to old King Ludwig in a big way this month, commemorating the 301st anniversary of his marriage celebration in Bavaria with as much spatzle, kraut and stein-slinging as we have weekends in September (excepting, of course, Labor Day, which has traditions of its own). Mark your calendars and loosen your belts, lager […]

Pinot in the City!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

This may be one of the latest harvest in Oregon wine making history this year… but that doesn’t mean we can’t get out and celebrate the great harvests of years past at Pinot in the City. There will be over 100+ wineries, including some of the most revered names in Oregon pinot, in attendance all […]

Tourist for a weekend

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

So a good friend who shall remain nameless has come to the great land of Portland in order to have vacation and it has granted me the opportunity to be a tourist for a few days. Lincoln City, The International Rose Test Garden, and the Columbia River Gorge were at the top of the list. […]

Art in the Pearl

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Happy Labor Day! If you’re lucky enough to have today off and are looking for something to do, think about heading down to the Pearl District. Today is the last day of the 15th Annual Art in the Pearl. The festival takes place along the North Park Blocks. There is live music, theater, lots of […]