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May 9, 2007 16:25 - Mom's Day idea's, back to the blogs and mycology, too!

So, Mother's Day is quickly sneaking up on us. 

Here are a few unique Mom's Day ideas if your bag of tricks is feeling a little less than full...

  • Pamper the momma in your life like no other at Aequis Spa in downtown Portland. Hands down the best spa experience e-v-e-r.  Every visit starts with a pampering foot massage and is followed by a to-die-for facial or massage.  You leave this place feeling like royalty and heck, what mom doesn't deserve that?!
  • Take mom out for a morning at the Farmer's Market held on Saturday's at the PSU park blocks. Have her pick out the fresh, organic (and local!) veggies (and perhaps some yummy seafood) and you can treat her by whipping up the finest salad created so far this century. Flower stands, babies, happy-tongue-wagging dogs and salt-of-the-earth Portlander's abound and are sure to create a memorable experience for all. There are very few things that we can think of that beat eating really well and supporting our local farmers. Yep, give the gift of community because feeling connected is priceless.
  • A few weeks ago, we were dying for a killer steak and ended up at the Portland City Grill. Located on the 30th floor up in the "Big Pink" in downtown Portland, the Portland City Grill offers simply stunning views of Portland's downtown and the Willamette river and let me tell ya-- we had the BEST filet mignon ever.  Seriously. So good, in fact, our dining partner was more than a little jealous (we shared-- ok, a little bit).  So far, very few places scream "special occasion" like this place.


What's cool in Portland this week

Allow us to introduce you to some super cool wearable art created by a very talented Portland artist and mycologist team.  As you know, we are all about supporting our locals and we love nothing more than to stumble across fascinating Portlander's who are doing great work simply because they love it more than life itself.

Please stop by and show your support for a local man's passion that translates into something that is so intrinsically "Portland"-- here.

Oh --  What is mycology? Learn about it here


Where've you been all of my life?

Many of you have written and asked why our blog well had seemed to run dry...well, we've been super busy rejuvenating our neighborhood pages over the last few months and what a great time it has been (and yes, we are back and ready to blog!)  We've been meeting new people and checking out new (and old) shops, pubs and restaurants all over the town. Boy oh boy, what rough work ;-)

Check out these neighborhood pages and enjoy the new additions. 

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May 16, 2007 18:46 - Interstate Farmers Market

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The sun is out and Portland feels a little bit like summer today!  I cannot tell you how much I have yearned for this time of year. Flowers blooming, biking, walking dogs without rain gear and well....our awesome Farmers Markets!!

I hope you made it out to the Farmers Market on Interstate today.  If not, you have plenty more opportunities.  Allow me to tell you a little bit about it and entice you to go!  ;-)

Who's there?

Rogue Creamery – artisan cheese
Dave’s Killer Bread –the best sandwich bread (ever!!)
Fressen Bakery – German breads and Pastry
Packers Cookies – homemade cookies
Coffee Roma – fresh brewed coffee
Herr Family Farm – cut flowers
Boyco foods – local honey
Field of Dreams Nursery – hard to find plants and shrubs
Garden Color – potted lilies, perennials
Sun Gold Farms - veggies and veggie starts
Gales Meadows – certified organic heirloom veggies
Crabapple Company – fresh salsas, hummus and spreads
Rick Steffen Farm – early season produce and berries
Por Que No? - Ready to eat tamales, beans and rice
NW Heritage Pork – Bacon, Pork, Bbq
Mikes Flame Grill – hotdog, German and chicken sausage
Simon Sampson – fresh line caught salmon
Phileo Asperagus – local asparagus
Baird Orchards – local peaches
Real Good Foods – cold pressed olive oil
Nonna’s Noodles – fresh pasta
The Brownie Farm – 9 types of Chocolate brownies (vegan options)

Coming Soon!!

Unger Farms - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and smiles!
Liepold Farms – strawberries
Creative Growers – Certified Organic Produce
Deep Roots Farm – Veggies
Ridgefield Hydro-Farm – hydroponic tomatoes, cucumbers and more
Happy Harvest Farm – veggies and berries
Alotto Gelato – home made Italian ice cream

Interstate Farmers Market

Wednesdays - 3pm to 7pm
May 16th through September 26th

3550 N. Fremont St.
Next to Overlook Park on the Max Yellow Line



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May 18, 2007 10:41 - Our Theme is 'Giving Back' in Portland...

Happy Friday, Portland

We're enjoying another day of fun in the sun in the city formerly known as Puddletown (we've heard a nasty rumor of a weekend o' rain, however)...Oh well, it *is* May in Portland, right? 

Support Your Beloved Locals

Saturday, May 19, 2007
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
1945 NW Quimby, Portland (right behind DoveLewis!)

Bring your dirty dogs to the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall and we promise to send them home squeaky clean! If you look closely — you may see a local celebrity doing the dirty work! In the meantime, kick back and enjoy lunch, a live band and a refreshing beverage. Suggested Donation: $5 per dog washed goes to DoveLewis!

Support the Rose Festival Court as they pitch in and wash dirty dogs from 3:00PM-5:00PM!

Live music from Voices of Reason (11:00AM), Kate Mann (1:00PM), and Blondage (3:00PM)!

Nominate Portland's Best Teacher

Do you know a teacher who deserves a back-to-school classroom and wardrobe makeover?

Jones New York in the Classroom is seeking nominations of Portland teachers for a $1,000 Jones New York wardrobe and $30,000 Lowes classroom makeover. 

Nominees must be public school teachers at elementary, secondary or high schools within 30 miles of Portland. 

Submit your entries here.  All entries must be received by May 31st.

Portland's Iorio Salutes Fathers

Win dinner for two for your father at Iorio Restaurant.
Up to 100 dollar value.

Our fathers continually inspire, encourage and enlighten us.
They teach us commitment, perseverance, dedication and unconditional love.

Tell us how your father enhances your life.

Creativity is welcome, so, get out your pen and paper, markers, or start typing!

Email or write to us, in one to three paragraphs, let us know why this man in your life deserves to be recognized.

Submission deadline: June 3, 2007
Announcement of winner: June 17, 2007

912 SE Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, Oregon 97214


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