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We’re ReVolting in Portland

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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 […]

Free rides on the new MAX Green Line!

Monday, August 10th, 2009

TriMet’s newest light rail line, the MAX Green Line, will soon carry riders from Clackamas Town Center to downtown Portland. The trip only takes 39 minutes even though there are a total of 29 stations along the way. Join all of us for the opening-day celebration September 12 with free rides on the Green Line […]

WSJ: Portland is Skateboarding Capital of the World

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Guests of our daily “Best of Portland” walk have witnessed the “Skate Route” signs that we always point out as part of illustrating the importance of alternate forms of transportation. And now, the Wall Street Journal has declared Portland to be the epicenter of skateboard friendliness. According to the WSJ, it took many years of […]

Looking Good and Feeling Gorgeous

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Finding it hard to stay beautiful and stress-free in the era of penny pinching? Leave it to Citysearch to find spa services on the cheap. Did you know that beauty and massage schools and under-the-radar spas provide the same services as top of the line spas, but for half the price? Yes, it’s true!!!

Travel Alternatives Group & Kimpton Hotels has named Portland the Destination of the Week

Friday, June 5th, 2009

As America’s “Best Big City” according to Money Magazine, Portland is an ideal destination to escape and play, and offers gay & lesbian travelers a progressive, open, and all around fabulous community waiting to embrace you with open arms! Kimpton Hotels (monaco-portland.com or vintageplaza.com) is offering special savings in Portland. Use the special Kimpton Summer […]

Charges for charging in a Sustainable City

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

For years, there has been an electric car charging station with two spaces specifically and exclusively for electric cars down on SW Salmon & 1st, just outside of PGE and the World Trade Center. For years, both the parking and the electricity were free. That is no more. There is a new fee structure, and […]

A New Leash on Life

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Always have to leave a party early to run home to feed and let the dog out? Next time, bring your furry friend with you. There are quite a number of dog-friendly venues in town that will not make you feel like you are running in circles:

Eastside Streetcar on track for Fall 2011!

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Right now in 2009, the Portland Streetcar stays firmly planted on the Westside of the city, looping from the South Waterfront through Downtown and the Pearl District and the Nob Hill neighborhoods. Today, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a $30 million federal investment in the Eastside Portland Streetcar Project, providing a key portion […]

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