Hello Portlanders, and a happy weekend to you. Here is our weekly Portland blog with our Portland events rundown, neighborhood report, and more Portland happenings in the Rose City. This week heralds the return of Cirque Du Soleil to Portland, this time with an acrobatic show called Kooza. It's expensive, but if you have never seen a Cirque show, it might be fun to check it out. Also, with spring in full bloom, you might want to get outside and take a trip to beautiful Trillium Creek Park, where the 30th Annual Trillium Festival is underway today. I am feeling the need to get outside and into gardening mode this weekend, but it's supposed to be cool and rainy off and on this weekend: still, there could be some sunny patches out there to enjoy. In addition to gardening fun, I have also been looking forward to biking! If you're in the market for a new bike to ride around Portland this spring and summer, then this weekend you will definitely want to head down to the Oregon Convention Center for The Bicycle Show's bike extravaganza. See all makes and models of bicycles, including--of course, some of our own handcrafted Portland bikes. You are sure to find your dream bike for hours and hours of riding happiness throughout our amazingly bike-friendly city.
Whatever fun Portland events you choose to do, have a great week in Portland!
Portland Picture of the Week
Our Portland Photo of the Week is by Solange. This photo captures a little slice of quintessential Portland: our Saturday Market. Thanks, Solange! It is only fitting that this shot wins Solange a $20 gift certificate to the Portland Saturday Market! Learn more about the Saturday Market. There were a lot of great images added to the Photos section of the site this week, keep 'em coming for your chance to win.
Submit your local Portland photos for a chance to win a gift certificate to one of our fine 100% local Portland businesses. Check back to see if your photo is selected for a spotlight in the weekly Portland blog!
30th Annual Trillium Festival at Trillium Creek Park
Spring is near and we are ready to welcome it with our Annual Trillium Festival! Each year the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are thrilled to share the beauty of our awakening forest with visitors as they enjoy this wonderful community event.
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 9:30am - 4pm
Cirque Du Soleil Kooza
Cirque Du Soliel is back in town with an acrobatic event, Kooza. When: Continues various times through May 16. Where: Under the Grand Chapiteau at Southwest Moody Avenue, just south of the Marquam Bridge. Tickets: $45-$125 adults, $31.50-$87.50 children 2-12; VIP tickets $250 adults, $175 children; cirquedusoleil.com or 800-450-1480. Getting there: The Portland Streetcar stops one block from the Cirque site; on-site parking is $10, cash only.
Now through May 16
The Bicycle Show
In April Bicycles are taking over the Oregon Convention
Center in Portland, Oregon - Come see 100+ companies, including Bianchi, Marin
Bikes, Co-Motion Cycles, Kona Bicycles, Kalkhoff Bicycles, Brompton Bicycles,
Momentum Magazine, Santana Cycles, Portland Design Works, Queen Bee Creations,
Rocky Mountain Bikes, Shimano, Showers Pass, Ruckus Components, Bike Portland,
Joe Bike, Rickshaw Bagworks, Nutcase Helmets, Fyxation, Clever Cycles, FRS and
United Bicycle Institute. The show floor will be covered with an exciting mix of
retailers, fabricators, industry giants and advocacy organizations all under one
This Weekend at the Convention Center
Woodburn Tulip Festival
Every week, we add our favorite Portland events to the Portland blog. There are many more Portland events to be found on the Portland Events Calendar. Browse around or add your own!
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Concordia Alberta Neighborhood Real Estate Report
By Ross Seligman
Concordia is located in Northeast Portland. It is bordered by the Alameda, Sabin, Vernon, Woodlawn, Sunderland, Cully and Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhoods. Together with Vernon, Concordia is part of the Alberta Arts area. For more infomation, click here: http://www.portlandneighborhood.com/concordia.html
In my monthly Portland real estate report, I always
talk about how each individual neighborhood is a micro-market. If you are
looking to buy or sell in a particular neighborhood, the most crucial
information that you need to know is what is going on in that neighborhood.
In this situation, the overall Portland market report is less important and
the national real estate report is just about useless. This posting is a
real estate report for the Concordia Alberta neighborhood of all homes in
all price ranges. Feel free to request particular neighborhoods in which you
are interested in buying or selling and I am be happy to do a report, just
contact me on this forum or at: http://www.propertiesofportland.com.
About Ross: I am a real estate broker with Windermere, a writer and contributor to PortlandNeighborhood.com, and a professional musician in our beloved Portland. I have two bands: Echo Helstrom and the Echo Jazz Trio. Learn more about Ross here by reading his PortlandNeighborhood profile.
Best Real Estate Deals in PDX
Every week, Ross shares with us a selection of the best real estate deals in and around Portland. This charmer is located in the Overlook neighborhood. Check out the full list of best deals.
5622 N ATLANTIC AVE Portland, OR 97217 - Overlook - $350,900
See the listing here: http://www.propertiesofportland.com/10027704
Did you know there are nearly 100 unique Portland neighborhoods? Read and learn all about these interesting urban communities.
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