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The Rose Festival and Fleet Week are well into their way and the Grand Floral Parade kicks off at 10am tomorrow. For those attending, seats will already be scouted out this evening by some that will be camping overnight. With that said, if you are looking for good seats you will surely want to arrive early. For all of those that have other activities scheduled, be sure to plan your travel routes accordingly as traffic will be strongly affected.
Enjoy the sunshine while it’s still here! I hate to even mention the “r” word but yes- it is likely to begin raining early next week. So get outside, put down the remote and do something special. Take a stroll around the Waterfront Esplanade and grab some eats at Saturday Market. How about weekend brunch at Screen Door? Or a good micro beer on the large patio at the Green Dragon? Climb Mount Tabor, go hiking in the Gorge, sit on the banks of the Clackamas River, drive to Mt. Hood or get to the Oregon Coast.
For those living here at Indigo @ twelve|west I say get up to the roof and fire up the grills- get some burgers cooking and bring the potato salad, invite a few friends and enjoy the warmth of the fire pits as the sun sets. Cheers!
The sunshine is out in Portland and the weather is looking good this week. A good reason to get outdoors and soak it up! Get out and support your local community by visiting one of Portland’s Farmers Markets. Now is the time to pick up some vegetables or starts for the garden. Check out your local Farmers Market and enjoy!
NAIOP Developing Leaders Education and Networking Event- May 03, 2012, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Loyalty Building, 317 SW Alder St.
NAIOP’s Developing Leaders group presents a fun and interesting after-work event with food, refreshments, and a panel discussion of the trend toward transformation of historic properties to meet demand for “creative” office space. $15.00 Not a NAIOP Member.
Prima Salon will be doing all hair and makeup for local designer Isaac Hers’ Fall Fashion Runway Show Saturday, April 21. Purchase your tickets at Prima Salon. Seated- $40, Standing- $20 or Standing with student ID- $15. For more information visit Issac Hers.
Voted Portland’s favorite pet event, Doggie Dash is a blocks-long pet festival where you can have fun with or without your four-legged friends. Help animals in need and join the festivites at Waterfront Park when cars are banned from Naito Blvd. for the 25th Annual Doggie Dash benefiting the Oregon Human Society.
Accanto Restaurant serves brunch on the weekend with quite the array of fine dining picks. The Duck Hash was presented with beautiful colors that contrasted with delight and the flavor was lovely. The presentation was equally matched with each dish.
The Dungeness Crab Benedict was delicious and the potatoes were cooked just right- neither being too soft nor too crispy. The Croque Madame simply melts in your mouth. Overall, Brunch was delicious, very reasonably priced and comes highly recommended. Also a bonus, you can make a reservation and avoid waiting in line. My only complaint, the Bloody Mary’s were not special by any means tasting more like tomato juice than anything else. Accanto Restaurant is located at 2838 SE Belmont.
Hey Portland! It’s always a great day when you get a break from the rain- wouldn’t you agree (even if only for a few hours)? Also a good reminder that it’s officially Spring and time to start thinking about new goals. So I challenge you Portlanders- what’s next for you? How will you achieve those goals you’ve been after? What are places you’ve never been? How many times did you get out to the Coast or enjoy the mountain rivers last year?
Now is a great time to think about your next adventures and plan accordingly. Some thoughts? Try going out to the John Day River and enjoy some good old bass fishing. Or how about floating down the Clackamas River with some friends? Some small ideas to get the wheels turning.
Next on the list, go to the Scenic Gorge and spend a night or two in Hood River. It’s easy to sit back and watch the kite boarders go by while sitting down at the Events Site and enjoying a Gorge Burger at the SANDBARcafe. Feeling even more adventurous? How’s about giving it a go yourself? Take lessons and get out on the water by trying out windsurfing or kayaking. Pick fresh pears, apples and berries at the local farms. On the way back- drive Highway 35 and enjoy the lush beauty of Mt Hood’s National Forest.
Get those wheels turning Portland and get ready for Summer Fun! One of the best opportunities to fully discover what Oregon’s about! Dry Desert, Green Forests, Famers Markets, Mountian Rivers, Coastlines and just about every outdoor adventure you could possibly dream up in 2 hour car trip! Cheers!
To put it simply! Ciao Vito serves the best pork chop in town. Why does it top the charts? It comes in a thick slab of medium cooked melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Also a favorite at Cia Vito, their spinach polenta bursting with flavor from beginning to end. In terms of the other dishes sampled, the spaghetti on the entree menu was highly disappointing with little sauce and least recommended by myself. Overall, the atmosphere is enjoyable, the staff was friendly and the pork chop well- speaks for it’s self. Ciao Vito is located at 2203 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211.