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Archive for January, 2012

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

It’s the year of the dragon according to the traditional Chinese calendar. In celebration the Lan Su Garden is hosting a variety of special activities and demonstrations all weekend. You can find a full schedule of events on their website. There will even be Lion Dances on both Saturday (1/28) and Sunday (1/29) at noon. […]

Portland one of the Top Five Places to Live in the World!!!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

The Guardian newspaper today has named Portland as one of the “Five Best Places to Live” in the world, joining the ranks of such other exotic locations as St. Pauli, Hamburg; Northern Coast, Maui; Cihangir, Istanbul; and Santa Cruz, Tenerife. The Guardian didn’t rank their top five locations with a number… but we here are […]

Portland’s the 12th Gayest City?!?!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The Advocate recently published a list of America’s Gayest Cities and Portland came in at number 12. Right in front of Austin, TX (#13) and Little Rock, Arkansas (#11)?!  We got points for our openly gay mayor; Portlandia co-creator, and Sleater-Kinney alum, Carrie Brownstein; the food and art scene in our Pearl and Alberta districts; […]

Six new stars in Beervana’s cap

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Portland’s beer scene scored another victory in its quest for eternal Beervana-dom. Or rather, six victories. DRAFT magazine named six of Portland’s beer bars in the US’ top 100 this week, including some of our downtown favorites we like to feature in our “Beervana Tour“. See the link to the full story here: http://draftmag.com/new/feature/americas-100-best-beer-bars-2012/

Portland – Fertile Ground for Playwrights

Friday, January 13th, 2012

This weekend, the fourth annual Fertile Ground Festival of New Works opens, an 11-day celebration of new plays, plays in development, and even some film and dance.

Leverage moves to Bridgetown!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

OK… the TNT show Leverage is now entering its 5th season. Since season 2 the series has been filmed in Portland, but the show’s setting has been Boston. Imagine lots of Portland locations interspersed with stock footage of the Boston skyline. While that has made for great audience participation games of who-can-guest-the-on-screen-location-first… we are all […]

Portlanders, we’re #3!

Friday, January 6th, 2012

If you engage in ten or more ecologically-minded activities regularly – things like recycling, taking transit or walking to work, etc. – you are a “super greenie.” And chances are good that if you do, you live in Portland. According to Sustainable Oregon Business, Portland ranks #3 in the nation in its percentage of Super-Greenies […]