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  • Westin
    Westin Portland Harborview offers Elf Concierge for Christmas
    The Westin Portland Harborview has a new member on its concierge staff now that its "elf on a shelf" is part of the frontline team. Its resident elf has joined the concierge team of this 1920s grande dame hotel to make the holidays...
  • Organic and made from fresh ingredients - how do you like your whiskey now?
    A distilled spirit culture renaissance
    The distilled spirit revolution has come, and we owe it to Portland. The once obscure distilled spirit is bleeding into the mainstream. And it’s welcome news to Portland’s craft distillers, with many of them seeing their flagship...
  • Zaida Johnson and Anthony Jones
    Catch George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker" this holiday season
    One Local Young Lady Lights Up OBT’s “The Nutcracker”Eleven-year-old Zaida Johnson knows all about pressure and poise. Last September, Zaida (pronounced “Zay-da”) gathered with her School of Oregon Ballet Theatre...
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters cupping demonstration
    Sampling Artisanal Coffee With Third Wave Coffee Tours
    Those who want to explore the artisanal side of Portland, Oregon's coffee scene and learn how coffee is made from seed to cup should book a tour with Third Wave Coffee Tours.Their website describes "third wave coffee" as being "...
  • GP Kitchen
    Pack a Picnic in Portland's Pearl District
    While visitors flock to Portland's downtown Waterfront to take in the scenery, concerts, and other happenings, finding a qualify place to pick up picnic items has remained a challenge until now. In October 2014, GP Kitchen, a fine foods market...
  • De-stress your holiday
    Survivor tips for de-stressing your holiday season
    PORTLAND, Oregon — The holidays are stressful enough for households trying to preserve traditions and make everyone happy. But imagine the added burden of dealing with a serious illness.Becky Olson, co-founder of Breast Friends, a nonprofit...
  • Uber ride share
    Uber ride-share company being sued by city of Portland
    The city of Portland, Oregon is taking a ride-share company known as Uber to court to prevent them from operating within the city limits. Portland claims Uber did not adhere to a cease-and-desist order filed earlier and that Uber is operating the...
  • Upcycled Totes
    Vancouver's Check 'Em Off, Green holiday gift event
    What is Check ‘Em Off, Green? It’s a place where holiday shoppers can go to check everyone off their list in a “green” way. (Green might mean upcycled materials, local, handmade, organic, Fair Trade, etc.)With over 60...
  • A client with her Chihuahua at a recent PAW Team clinic
    Donate Dog Coats for Portland's Homeless this Winter
    PORTLAND, Oregon – Plenty of good-hearted Portlanders think of donating coats for the homeless, but what about their four-legged companions? They easily get cold and wet during Portland’s winter.Portland Animal Welfare Team (PAW Team)...
  • Open Carry
    Maybe moms are demanding wrong kind of action from wrong people
    The Portland Oregonian reported late yesterday that the anti-gun Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America dumped a petition with more than 18,000 signatures at Fred Meyer headquarters in Portland, asking the chain to prevent customers from...
  • St. Johns Bridge in the mists
    Holidays in Portland
    Holiday time in Portland is a great time for taking pictures on your own and with the family. Talk about a target-rich environment! Whether you opt for crowded plazas or the great outdoors, you have quite a menu from which to choose at this time...
  • SE Wine Collective is a Stop on Tonight's Neighborhood Crawl
    Tonight: SE Division neighborhood crawl with wine, seasonal food and music
    Tonight brings a great opportunity to enjoy the shops and libations of Portland's SE Division neighborhood. The shops open their doors for the Nouveau Division Crawl with wine, seasonal food and music.OnThursday, November 20, 2014, shops...
  • Ps and Qs exterior
    Ps and Qs offers up an enticing variety for Portland's Woodlawn neighborhood
    On the corner of Portland’s NE 13th and Dekum sits a business I’m not quite sure how to describe. At the risk of selling it short, P’s &Q’s is a small market, a tiny deli, a restaurant that serves sandwiches and salads,...
  • Hip Chicks Do Wine
    Get into the Holiday Sprit with PDX Urban Wineries
    Raise a glass to the season with Portland's local winemakers. On Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm join the member wineries of the PDX Winery Association at Cyril's at Clay Pigeon Winery (815 SE Oak Street). Come early for a couple...
  • 2014 HUMP! Festival
    Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the HUMP! Film Festival
    For the past ten years, the HUMP! Film Festival has encouraged sex-positive amateur filmmakers to make their own five-minute erotic movies replete with the chance to win cash prizes. The shorts featured during this festival incorporate all the...