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August 2008
Friday, 01 August 2008
 
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  All Creatures Great & Small
How Portland loves its pets
      Jenny and Abraham have been together for as long as I can remember. Years ago, when they were getting to know each other, they were still working out the kinks. Abraham’s eye would occasionally stray when they were out together. He even left her once for a few days...
         
    Pearl District Annual Sidewalk Sale
August 30th to September 1st 2008
      Like a child on Christmas Eve, you’ve been anxiously awaiting this spectacular event. And now your wait is over. For two days the Pearl District is once again hosting their annual sidewalk sale, so lace up your walking shoes and browse through trendy items from...
         
    Good to Grill
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      It’s a smell second to none. A mind-stealing summer aroma that triggers a grumble from even the fullest of bellies. It wafts from spare ribs on their sixth slow hour over hickory just as it drifts from the cheapest patty of ground chuck from your neighbor’s Weber...
         
    Out of House & Home
Sampling some of P-Towns best house infusions
    These days, mixing cocktails is kind of like chemistry class. Suddenly, we’re seeing liquid nitrogen ice cream infused with liqueur, whiskey marshmallows and gin-and-tonic jellies served on lime chips. Mixologists across the city are dazzling us with ingredient lists that read like...
         
    Tune In
Free outdoor concerts offer a breath of fresh air
      Feeling the pinch of a few too many summer indulgences? Keep the fun coming as Portland offers plenty of free summer concert series throughout August. If you’re downtown, head to Music on the Main Street, a series featuring local bands sponsored by...
         
    Neighborhood Profile: Old Town/Chinatown
At the heart of Portland history
      Traveling west over the Burnside Bridge you are greeted by the landmark Made in Oregon sign. It’s old, classic and somewhat of an historic symbol of our city’s past—just like the neighborhood it welcomes you to. This neighborhood, branching off from inner West Burnside, calls...
         
    America's original home idea show returns
      When the NW Natural Street of Dreams returns to Portland August 16–September 14 for its 33rd installment, attendees will be in for a treat. The show will feature the latest in home architecture, technology, interior design, outdoor living and landscaping like it always does. Since the...
         
    Coffee with a Cop
A Nice Blend
      They are big, well-conditioned and (gulp) armed. But the apparent distance between us and the men and women in blue who are here to protect and serve is not so big. You know them and perhaps you’ve thought about approaching them before. If you have, then now is...
         
    The Next Evolution
Athletes like Bob Burnquist and Ryan Nyquist are taking extreme sports to new heights
      Change, in any sport, is a constant. In traditional pastimes like baseball, basketball and football, such progress can usually be measured in terms of decades, as new generations build on the innovations and accomplishments of the athletes who came before them...
         
    Local Flavor
The dish on Central Oregon's thriving culinary scene
    It’s no secret that Central Oregon is a prime summer destination for all sorts of outdoor activities. Be it whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing or hiking, just about any physical challenge you desire can be found under the high desert sun...
           
 

 

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