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July 19, 2010

Jazzercise is Alive and Kicking in Portland and Beaverton!

Wouldn’t this gal motivate you to jump around and get in shape?  Meet Nicole, dancing to Jazzercise tunes since before she was born, in her mom's belly, over 20 years ago.  She’s been leading happy students since December ’09, at the Beaverton Jazzercise center as well as in Corvallis ...

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July 16, 2010

The Oregon Coast Offers Wine, Sun, and Surf For Portland Getaways

Portland living is great for many reasons, and today I’d like to highlight one of my favorites: The Oregon Coast.

Only a beautiful 80 miles away, the Oregon Coast offers more than just the ocean, beach and sun.  It offers rest and relaxation at World-class resorts like the Salishan Spa ...

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July 13, 2010

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Brings Ashland to Life

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon!  You don’t want to miss this!

I recently cooked up a plan with Mary, a college roommate who lives in San Rafael, CA, to meet halfway, in Ashland, to take in a play and visit.  This ...

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July 13, 2010

No More Plastic Bags In Oregon?

According to the Oregonian, lawmakers here in Oregon are looking at banning all disposable plastic bags at checkout for all retailers, and, in addition, charging 5 cents for every paper bag.  If passed, the disposable bag ban law could take effect as soon as 2011,  and the 5-cent fees could begin in ...

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July 12, 2010

Shade Grown Coffee in Tigard: Java Mama

Come for the $1 latte's and great baked goods, stay for the customer service and atmosphere!

Just west of 217 and Washington Square Mall in the city of Tigard, is a little coffee shop that is making a name for itself.  You name the drink, latte/mocha, cappuccino/expresso, extra hot/ice blended ...
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July 11, 2010

Portland Real Estate Buyer’s Guide

Beginning Your Search

You can begin by looking through Portland listings with our Portland Map Search or view Portland Listings by Neighborhood. Inquire via email or phone about particular listings in which you are interested. You can save your searches and have updates emailed to you on a regular basis ...

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July 10, 2010

Portland's Tryon Creek State Park: Urban Hiker’s Paradise


If you're looking for some of Portland's best hiking trails, head out to Tryon Creek State Park, and take along your dogs.  They will be most thankful and you’ll get a wonderful workout.  Or maybe you’ll stroll peacefully along the more level paths, not wanting to hike the ...
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July 10, 2010

Discount Brokers Treat you like Just Another Number

What ever happened to personalized service?

Have you ever been to Winco? It's quite the experience, and not in a good way.

I heard that I could save money by shopping there so I figured I would check it out. After all, it's a grocery store, right? So ...

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July 2, 2010

Bull Mountain, Near Tigard, Offers Privacy, Luxury and Convenience

Located on the western edge of the city of Tigard, Bull Mountain is a community that generally features bigger established homes on larger lots.

Some of the larger older lots have been sold and redeveloped into subdivision with more homes and smaller (comparably speaking) lots. Single family homes can sell ...

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June 19, 2010

Portland's Ankeny Hardware Offers Old-School Service

Upon entering the hardware store on SE 11th and Stark, I thought, "This place isn't going to have what I need!"  I've built homes, remodeled, even  added a studio apartment in the basement of a house once, so I'm no stranger to visiting the big box store ...

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