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April 26, 2011

The Bridges of Portland, OR

Portland Metro Area Bridges

Portland metro area has 13 bridges that span the Willamette River and 2 that cross the Columbia River. While Portland's bridges have become cultural and architectural landmarks in city they do provide necessary river crossings for the city’s numerous commuters. From the Freemont Bridge south to the ...

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March 11, 2011

Portland Ranks Among Top Foodie Cities


Portland has a wide variety of farmer’s markets, first-rate breakfast joints, hip cafés, cool restaurants and hometown breweries & pubs .  And if you ask the question, which is the best restaurant in the Rose City, the answers you would receive would range like the abundant types of food served here. With access to the ...

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Feb. 26, 2011

Casa Del Pollo, Lake Oswego's Taste of Costa Rica

Casa del Pollo in Lake Oswego Oregon


Casa Del Pollo is like having a taste of Costa Rica right here in the Lake Grove district of Lake Oswego.  Located at 15910 Boones Ferry Rd in Lake Oswego, Casa Del Pollo serves up some authentic roasted Costa Rican food.  As you can tell by the name,  their ...

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Feb. 25, 2011

Portland Snow Day!

It does not take much in order to have schools and basically the city shut down a bit.  We got all of .7 inches of snow this morning and every major school district closed down, including Lake Oswego and West Linn where we live and our daughter goes to school ...

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Feb. 11, 2011

Portland Leads the Nation in Public Transportation

Portland is a highly ranked city for many things.  Portland is considered the countries Greenest city, the mostPet-Friendly, to have the best long-term value in real estate and one of my favorites, has the countries besthappy hour scene.

Well, now there is another to add to that ...

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Nov. 9, 2010

Relax! Portland Makes the List of the Most Relaxed US Cities

Just like Frankie Goes To Hollywood once said, Relax!

With all that Portland has to offer, it is no wonder why we are included in the list of the most relaxed cities by Forbes. Portland received the #4 spot with strong ranking in work hours, health and exercise.

Forbes used six different ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Portland Ranks #1 Among Pet-Friendly Cities!

Dog and owner happy to be at a pet friendly park in Portland, OR.

According to Livibility.com, Portland, Oregon ranks #1 in Pet friendly cities. The cities that made the list obviously had to have most of the amenities a pet would want, good and available veterinary care and facilities, stores for all of their toys, food and other needs, and places to go like trails, parks ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Portland Prepares for Tree Lighting, Holiday Season

Imagine it's the day after Thanksgiving and all the guests have left... you make a "leftover sandwich" packed with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and lettuce and decide it's time to get ready for the next holiday.

Well, as luck would have it, the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland has ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Portland Celebrates 57th Season of the Nutcracker

Can you imagine a birthday without a cake?  How about a tooth fairy that didn't leave you money for your teeth?  Now imagine a Christmas without seeing the Nutcracker!

I can imagine not watching A Christmas Story on TV but NOT missing the Nutcracker!  When you see the sparkling lights ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Portland Zombie Walk Attracts Living, Dead

Portland, Oregon prides itself on staying "weird" and the 2010 Zombie Walk is going to help it stay that way.

This year marks the 6th annual Zombie Walk, held on Saturday, October 23rd at 3:30pm at Pioneer Square.  Expect to see some pretty gruesome outfits covered in fake blood, guts hanging ...

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