Posts Tagged ‘2010’

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Photo Courtesy of Andy Carroll.

Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, with music by Swing Papillon at Bagdad Theater & Pub, Thursday, November 11, 5:30 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. music by Swing Papillon; 7 p.m. show, $8; advanced ticket sales available at the Portland REI, 21 and over.

“A festival with a purpose, the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival is a call to action. As the largest and most energized environmental film festival in the United States, Wild & Scenic filmgoers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. Experience environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action”. –Via Portland’s Bagdad Theatre and Pub.

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Photo provided by Hood River’s Fruit Loop.

“Fun festivities for the whole family in an open air setting! The Hood River Valley Harvest Fest takes place outdoors in large event tents on the Hood River Waterfront overlooking the Columbia River. Each year, more than 25,000 people wind their way through a bounty of festivities. Freshly harvested fruits and vegetables from the world class orchards and farms of the Hood River Valley. Over 100 art and craft vendors and local artists displaying their hand-crafted merchandise just in time for the holiday season”.- Via Hood River Harvest Festival.

Hood River Harvest Festival held October 15 through October 17, find out more!

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Photo by Tom Carroll.

Father’s Day is this Sunday! For those of you that can- spend time with your father and enjoy time spent with one another. My father sent me an email last Spring entitled “A gift for you”. I opened the email to find a lovely batch of flowers freshly blooming in his garden (pictured above) with a small note sharing his love for me. What a wonderful man and such a simple way to show he cared. Whether it be a visit, remembering, memories, sending a card, going for walk, surprising him with a gift, visiting a place you once spent time with one another, or calling to say words of thanks- remember your father in your heart or share the words you are able to.

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Workshop tonight, Monday April 26, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Southeast, Central Catholic High School, 2401 SE Stark St. For additional workshops coming up located in the different areas of Portland (Northeast, North, Central City, East, and Southwest), Click Here.

Words from Mayor Sam Adams:

“Dear Friends:

Phase Two of the Portland Plan workshops starts tonight, Monday, April 26th, and I encourage you to attend a neighborhood workshop. All workshops will follow a similar format to the first round, but this time you’ll have a chance to discuss a specific topic in greater depth. Participants will also discuss how we can plan in all areas for the benefit of all Portlanders. You can read more about the topics, also called Action Areas, here.

As Mayor, I am committed to addressing the significant challenges we face as a community – only 61% of our high school students graduate on time, 10.7% of Portlanders are unemployed, nearly 70% of our electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels – and the Portland Plan sets a framework for how this city will overcome these and other challenges over the next 25 years.

Your knowledge of issues and experience in Portland is an invaluable asset when it comes to making decisions about this city’s future. I hope that you will consider contributing to the conversation and helping us refine the collective goals that we are developing to realize a thriving and sustainable city for all Portlanders. Please see the workshop schedule below.

Oh, and just for fun…

We will be welcoming the community with live music, refreshments and door prizes, including donations from local businesses like Grand Central Baking, Pastini Pastaria, New Seasons Market and Meat Cheese Bread. In fact, you can enter to win in our social media contest by RSVPing to the events on Facebook and Twitter.

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I look forward to seeing you out in the community”.

Best regards,

Sam Adams
Mayor

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City Club of Portland presents the Metro Council President Debate: “With the term limit expiring for Metro Council’s current president David Bragdon, a three-way race for the top Metro position is on. On April 9, City Club welcomes Metro Council president contenders Rex Burkholder, Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey. The candidates will engage in a substantive debate about the recent adoption of urban and rural reserves, the future of Metro’s role in regional transportation planning and the broader responsibilities of Metro and its position within the region”.

Debate will held April 9, 2010 at 12:10pm.

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Photo Courtesy of Timothy Hursley

Our beloved architectural neighbors, ZGF, were recently featured in Metropolis magazine. Check it out here. Lead architect, Eugene Sandoval, tells the interesting story of designing his own firms world headquarter office building.  You can also catch explanations of all the complicated sustainable features in the building. It’s worth the read.

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Candy     Photo Courtesy of Candy Ultra Lounge.

Join Candy Ultra Lounge for their one year-anniversary party celebrating Candy’s huge success! Enjoy a VIP food buffet, red carpet, photographer, drink specials, live music, DJ Entertainment, and more as Candy celebrates with Portland’s VIP crowd and all the Candy regulars. This Friday, March 26 at 8PM.

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JakesPhoto courtesy of Jake’s Crawfish

Anyone notice the giant crab floating over Jake’s Crawfish? Who could miss it? Portland-it’s a good sign when Jake the Crab comes out as it means St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner and in fact, it’s tomorrow! St Patrick’s Day festivities will begin at 11am at Jake’s Crawfish. Jake’s will be presenting traditional Irish Fare in addition to their famous menu! There will also be live music performed by Sneakin’ Out, 5 Guys Named Moe, and Many More! Secure your place in the big tent; make your reservations for lunch or dinner and get in after your meal without waiting! Call for reservations 503.226.1419.

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The PNCA Hybrid Gallery will open it’s doors for Final Cuts:Video and Animation Works, 30 short works, by International Department Students, PNCA. Join us for First Thursday at the Hybrid Gallery, NW 13th and Washington, 5pm, January 7, 2010. Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres.

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crystal_sub                  McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom

Enjoy your New Year’s at the Crystal Ballroom (right around the corner from Indigo). Thursday, December 31, Tee Bee Enterprises presents “The Masters of Funk” New Year’s Eve Party. Featuring Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players, Barkays, Slave, Dazz Band, Liv Warfield, and Linda Hornbuckle. Doors open at 9pm, Show starts at 10pm, Cost $45 advance/day of show, *25  and over.  Dance this New Year’s!