Arrgh… (Sorry, that was a left over “Arrgh” from my pirate post last Monday. I had to use it. It was about to expire.) Ahem… Anyway, this Saturday, October 3rd, is The Wedge, a celebration of Northwest artisan cheese and cheesemakers. If you didn’t already know it, we make some mighty fine cheese here in [...]
Archive for September, 2009
This weekend at Cathedral Park in St. Johns a bunch of dedicated Portlanders got into the Guinness Book of World Records by assembling the most pirates in one location with an official count of 1,651. To be counted as a pirate you had to be wearing a bandanna on your head (Argh!), wear an eye [...]
Portland is one of the most frugal cities in the US, according to finance website Mint.com. Comparing 20 cities in 25 categories to find the cities that spend less than the national average on certain items. Portland tied with Miami, San Diego, Indianapolis and Brooklyn as the cities that cut back spending the most in [...]
The new North-South Green Line MAX started running on September 12th. The city has just finished installing all of the new public art. The city has purchased and installed 14 new works of art. This is in addition to the 12 sculptures that had originally lined the old 5th and 6th Avenue bus mall. For [...]
Labor Day weekend tolls the bell for summer’s end and, while it’s technically still summer, we wouldn’t be surprised if one or two locals are making early plans of hitting the slopes in, errr, 3 more months.
OK… we’ll dispense with the acronyms and text-talk… Time Based Art (TBA) is taking place all this week. There are lots of great events taking place all over the city. We’d highly recommend you take advantage of one. You can find out more on the site’s official website. CU there?
Portland ranks the third least wasteful city in America. Nalgene studied and ranked 23 waste-focused habits of urban Americans, from recycling, to using public transportation, to shutting off the lights when leaving the room. When the results were tallied, San Francisco earned the title of America’s Least Wasteful City, followed by New York, Seattle and [...]
In international news, a Swiss company developing a rechargeable zinc battery technology for electric vehicles said it has chosen Portland as its U.S. headquarters. We’re thrilled because this is another coup for Portland in the race to be the future electric car capital of the world. We’re not much for quotes, but this statement from [...]