Hello Portland! Here is the weekly edition of our Portland blog with a few Portland event ideas, a real estate report featuring the North Tabor neighborhood (the neighborhood formerly known as Center), the Portland photo of the week, and more. I can hardly believe we are coming up on May already. I've been enjoying watching my Portland street transform into a green (and pink, and red, and yellow) garden paradise as everything has pretty much come into full bloom by now. This seems fitting, since we are celebrating the 40th Earth Day on this year. PSU Earth Day Festival is a week long event, you might want to check it out.
I got to spend some time under my blooming wisteria vine out on my back deck last Sunday, when we had that glorious warm weather. I draped it over my pergola last year and it grew like crazy. Not only is the wisteria pretty and a nice visual reminder of spring, it smelled fantastic. While I was sitting there basking in the scent and relaxing, my dog kept sniffing around my clematis vine (which has also grown to gigantic proportions). When I went to investigate, I found a tiny little bird's nest full of four tiny little chicks. What a wonderful spring gift to discover in my own backyard. I will enjoy watching those little birds grow up and hopefully become residents in my yard this summer. I also took a few minutes to get my veggie garden started. I am no master gardener, but I definitely enjoy eating tomatoes right off the vine in the summertime, and it's so easy to plant a few of your favorite vegetables and herbs to enjoy, even if you just plant a few pots out on your patio. I enjoyed reading the posting that site member Hank put up in the Portland gardening forum. Here are a few words from Hank.
"When did we get so far away from the land that we have to take
classes in gardening, complete with power point presentations? The closest
most of us get to where our food comes from is the nearby supermarket, or, if
we are really daring, the local farmers market.
Why not take Hank's advice and go plant something! Read the full posting in the Portland Gardening forum.
There are loads of events on our calendar this week, including a couple of charity benefit events I have added to the list of featured events. Do something good for others this week and take part in one of these events.
Thanks to everyone for adding all the great Portland events. Remember, you can add your own Portland events directly to the events calendar, here. Just click "Add an Event" and fill in the details.
Portland Photo of the Week
Our Portland Photo of the Week, Daffodil Festival is by Doug Zanger.
Photo by Doug Zanger
There were tons of great Portland photos uploaded on the site this week, so go check them out. I also wanted to share the photo below as our runner up, because it made me laugh! That is one fat squirrel. Earl R. Thomas submitted this photo. Thanks to everyone for uploading your photos, we all enjoy looking at the ever growing gallery of Portland and surrounding areas (and fat squirrels).
Our weekly Portland photo winner scores a $20 gift certificate to the Portland Saturday Market! Learn more about the Saturday Market. Come and upload your Portland photos to the Photo Gallery for your chance to win each week.
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!
And now onto our featured Portland events this week. We cull the list of member added events each week and try to feature a nice handful to give you some great ideas of things to do in Portland. This week we have a nice list for you, so get out and have a great week in Portland!
Eatmobile - Portland's Food Cart Festival
Eat Mobile: Willamette Weeks Food Cart Festival.
Willamette Weeks annual food cart festival will take place on Saturday, April
24, 2010 under the Morrison Bridge at SE 3rd and Belmont.
NW's Largest Family Expo
This Weekend - An amazing weekend of family fun and entertainment! Non-stop entertainment on 3 stages, concerts by Disney artists, hundreds of interactive exhibits for kids, teens and parents, products and services designed to enrich your life! Portland's Premier Family Show features; a Twilight Party, The Big Baby Show, Pint-Size Disco, Mad Science, The Extreme FunZone; giant slides, jump houses, rock wall, petting zoo & reptile exhibit. Theme areas include: BabyFest, CampFest, Family Vacations & Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Education & Youth Enrichment, Kids Instyle, Food & Family, Health & Safety, Special Needs, Family Marketplace. Disney's Rock N Recycle will celebrate Earth Day at KidFest 2010, with entertainment and resources to help families live Green.
Bring a bag of non-perishable food, toiletries, diapers, formula and necessities for The Sunshine Division Stuff The Bus to help local families in need.
OMSI After Dark
April 28 - OMSI AFTER DARK - Treat yourself to childfree,
brain-building science fun at OMSI After Dark! Check out live demos, a
planetarium show, Science On a Sphere, SAMSON the T. rex, new featured
exhibits, and old favorites. Sample tasty snacks and sweets along with beer,
wine, and craft soda, and talk to regional food and beverage artisans about
the science behind them. The OMSI Market Cafe will be open with a special
dinner menu and cash bars will also be available for those who want more than
just a taste! It's geeks gone wild! (21-and-over only.) 21 and over ONLY
- IDs required.
PSU Earth Day Festival
April 22 for one week: PSU Earth Day Festival 2010 - This
event is a week's worth of student led sustainability action projects that
culminate in a campus-wide Earth Day festival that celebrates all of the great
work in which the PSU community is involved.
Not Dead Yet - The Film - Benefit at Hollywood Theatre
April 23-24-25: Not Dead Yet, a dramedy about life,
hot flashes and profound re-awakenings, and winner of two best feature awards,
is offering three event screenings starting with a gala reception Friday,
April 23rd at 6 PM, followed by a 7 PM show on Saturday, April 24th, and
ending with a 2 PM matinee on Sunday, April 25th.
A Child's Time to Rock - Benefit at Wonder Ballroom
April 25 at Wonder Ballroom - Two of Seattles top indie kids bands, Recess Monkey and The Not-Its, will perform a family concert benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Team in Training program. The concert is the brainchild of Hillsboro dad Michael Childs, whos raising funds for his Team in Training triathlon. The bands are donating their time, and Portland merchants are donating goods and services for a silent auction. More information is available at http://childsrock.com.
Rose City Collectors Market Show and Blanket Drive
Help us Help others, by getting the word out! The Rose City Collectors Market Show & Blanket Drive is coming up Sunday April 25th & May 16th Show hours: 9am - 3pm $2.00 & 7am $6.00 The Airport Holiday Inn's Columbia Conference Center 8521 NE Columbia Blvd., Port. Or. 97220. New, or Laundered Blankets, Coats & Socks will be collected to help The Single Homeless Women in The Catholic Charities Housing Transition Program. The Show has 200+ Tables full of Antiques & Collectibles! Come Buy, Sell & Trade! More info. Contact Tracy Balogh 503-238-0222
Midori Plays Sibelius
April 25 - The one-time child prodigy known the world over by
her first name alone Midori is now a mature musician at the absolute
peak of her powers. Whats her take on one of the most demanding works ever
written the Sibelius Violin Concerto, a masterpiece thats been called
The Portland Plan - Phase 2 Workshops
THERE'S TALKING ABOUT IT. AND THEN THERE'S DOING SOMETHING
ABOUT IT. OUR FUTURE, THAT IS. We understand that jobs, education,
equity, public health and sustainability are important to the people of
Portland because you told us. Now its time to take the next steps. The
upcoming series of Portland Plan workshops will be about setting direction
identifying our goals and choosing targets to tell us whether we met them.
Portland Blog, Forum Chatter & More
Portland North Tabor Neighborhood - Real Estate Market Report
By Ross Seligman
The Center neighborhood is now known as North Tabor neighborhood. It is located in Southeast Portland. It is bordered by the Laurelhurst, Hollywood, Rose City Park, Montavilla, Mount Tabor and Sunnyside neighborhoods. Learn more about North Tabor here.
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 North Tabor 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.
2009 was excellent for North Tabor and March 2010
shows a spike in pending sales. In March 2010, the North Tabor
neighborhood had 23 closed sales, 46 pending sales, and 116 on the market.
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. Look at this cute tudor style home located in North Portland's Piedmont neighborhood. Check out the full list of best deals.6115 N MICHIGAN AVE Portland, OR 97217 - Piedmont - $379,000
See the listing here: http://www.propertiesofportland.com/10032716
Did you know there are nearly 100 unique Portland neighborhoods? Read and learn all about these interesting urban communities.
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