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Archive for March, 2012

Don’t Play Hunger Games – Come to Flavor Street

Friday, March 30th, 2012

In Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular trilogy and new motion picture, “Districts” send teenagers into a battle to the death without food, defense against the elements or really any idea of what they’re up against. And they get very hungry, very fast. Great story, but we prefer adventures where we end up well-fed by a variety […]

Yes, it’s true… this year we will have roses. And they will be wild.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Good news for anthomaniacs! Anthomania, n. An`tho*ma”ni*a\, n. [Gr. ‘a`nqos flower + mani`a madness.] A extravagant fondness for flowers. – Dictionary.com We have it on good authority that this year there will be roses. OK, so this “good authority” is the Aunt Zelda of one of our bud-loving guides. But we’ve learned over the years […]

Food Cart Fun Facts

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Food Cart frenzy continues! To help you be among the few “in the know” elite food cart connoisseurs, we’ve assembled these juicy tidbits to mull over while you’re munching: Multnomah County recognizes three types of carts: Fixed, Mobile and Drive-Thru. Over 700 mobile food units (all three types) are licensed in the Portland area. […]

New “Flavor Street” Food Cart Tour!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Portland didn’t invent the food cart; we’ve just perfected it. For countless months, our number one question after a tour – from locals and visitors alike – has been which are the best food carts to try out. We all have our personal favorites and we figured why not show them off personally. So…welcome to […]

Saturday Farmer’s Market

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is the first day of the Saturday Farmers Market. Come down to the South Park Blocks to do your St. Patty’s Day shopping… we’re not sure how much corned beef they will have on hand… but we guarantee they’ll have all the potatoes and cabbage you’ll need to celebrate in […]

Who says Portland’s not sports-crazy?

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Portland is not usually described as a sports-crazy town. But this weekend we’re giving the lie to that characterization. Even though our beloved Trail Blazers are still on the road, we have lots of sporting events going on – to watch or to play in: 1. NCAA “March Madness” – Eight teams began play in […]

Food Carts top 700

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Portland’s fascination with all things good, new and innovative continues on the food front. Recently Stumptown added its 700th food cart. Yummy offerings dot the cityscape with options ranging from African to Venezuelan, Cajun to Chicago-style and Maine to Malibu. On a sunny, warm day like today, it’s a perfect time to peruse the pods […]

They’re Baaaack! Welcome back to the Saturday Market!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Portland Saturday Market is back for its 39th year. If you’ve never been… or haven’t been in a while… you should definitely make time to come check it out. There’s food, music and handmade arts and crafts by local artists and artisans. If that’s not enough of an enticement… you can also make a […]

Free Ski Friday on Mt Hood

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

It doesn’t USUALLY snow in Portland in March. But it’s kind of fun when it does, isn’t it? Especially if you’re a ski buff and – as is the case this week – it’s dumping FEET of snow on the mountains. Perfect opportunity for a free ski day, don’t you think? It’s our Portland winter […]