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JULY 2012

From Don:

What/Why:Authors in Pubs is a ‘First Monday’ event that brings local writers into a bar, restaurant, or wherever and allows them to share their work with the patrons. This helps to boost the confidence of the writer by getting first hand feedback on his/her work. Started in September 2011, our crowd has steadily grown so we welcome everyone to our new, larger venue. The show runs about two hours and we invite you to show up early and stay after to talk with the writers or possibly buy their book. Please contact the group prior to the show if you wish to read at a future event. Bring your appetite for good writing, generous meals and tasty drinks.

Local Writers Reading Original Works

The Jack London Bar – 21+, Full Menu, Full Bar
529 SW 4th Ave. ( beneath the Rialto Pool Room ) @ SW 4th & Alder
Portland, Oregon. 97204

Event is Free – One block to transit mall, Street Parking, Smart Park lot diagonally across the street

Next Reading: Monday, Aug 6th , 2012 , From 7:30pm – 9:30pm ( Band @ 7:00 )

Hear Authors:

Don Van Kirk – writer, ex-bartender, MC
Jennifer Willis – published writer, journalist
Shawna Reppert – published author, Writer of the Future award winner
Taylor Adell Patterson – sailor, poet, writer
“Special Tribute” for Kevin Howard, as read by Cowboy Don

intermission – guest artist/painter TBA

Grant Keltner – published author, artist, photographer
Cody Newton – Writer, journalist intern, Lego collector
Jonathan Ems – author, dad, & regular guy with a job
‘Featured Author’ – Richard David Bach, published author, recovering lawyer and political junkie.

Every ‘First Monday’, Authors in pubs presents new authors to Portland. Come join us.


From Hollywood Theater:

THE HOLLYWOOD THEATRE COOKS UP 5TH BATCH OF BREAKING BAD

(Portland, OR) July 11, 2012 – The historic Hollywood Theatre is proud to bring the 5th Season of AMC’s critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad to the big screen. Season 5 will be premiering July 15th and playing new episodes every Sunday for FREE.

Breaking Bad stars the goofy, lovable dad from Malcolm in the Middle Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a chemistry teacher whose life is turned upside down by a terminal cancer diagnosis. Instead of chemotherapy and treatment, Walter does what any loving father would do and turns to a life of crime and drugs in order to set up his family financially. It’s probably less dangerous and stressful than teaching high schoolers anyways.

Malcolm in the Middle + methamphetamine = Breaking Bad? Maybe our math is off but Walter knows the right mixture of ingredients to cook up another fantastic 16 episode batch. Come get your weekly fix, you won’t even have to steal any scrap metal to sell because this event is FREE!

WHEN: Weekly Sunday showings starting July 15th. Doors open at 9:30 PM

WHERE: The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.

ADMISSION: FREE, FREE, FREE


From Kris:

Point Blank Distributing in collaboration with Bazi Bierbrasserie and Brewvana Bus Tour presents Le Tour de Belgian Biers.

The event will be held Saturday, July 21st which is officially Belgium’s Independence Day. Purchase a $5 bracelet (cash only) at any participating establishment. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13.

The Bracelet is your passport to:

· Unlimited access to hop on and off the bus at participating locations

· Exclusive access to a rare Belgian beer at each participating bar while supplies last (discount price and size of pour vary by location)

· VIP Line Access to Portland International Beerfest (entrance fee not included)

Participating locations: Apex, Bazi Bierbrasserie, Beer Mongers, Belmont Station, Bridgetown Beerhouse, and Hop & Vine. Special thanks to Portland International Beerfest for joining the tour.

For more information about the event contact 503-234-8888 or visit www.bazipdx.com


From Hollywood Theater:

This summer the Hollywood Theatre is bringing the party to the Inner Eastside! Our friends at Burnside Brewing Co. have graciously allowed us to set up shop in their parking lot, and agreed to supply our guests with delicious beer and BBQ.

Burnside Brewing Co. and the Hollywood Theatre present a free outdoor screening of INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM. The professor, archaeologist, and legendary hero by the name of Indiana Jones is back in action this summer! Relax on a hot summer night, beer in hand, while Indy faces exotic locales, black magic cults, assassins, ritual human sacrifice, a crocodile infested river and his own sidekicks. Taste Burnside Brewing’s refreshing seasonal ales: International Incident Imperial, Red Light District Imperial Stout or their Burnside Lime Kolsch. Their names alone match the adventure! A portion of all food and beverage sales will benefit the Hollywood Theatre marquee project.

Outdoor Screening of INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
WHEN: Saturday, July 21st @ 10pm
WHERE: Burnside Brewing Co. 701 E. Burnside Ave.
ADMISSION: FREE!

About Burnside Brewing Co. – Located on Burnside St in the middle of Portland’s central eastside, the Burnside Brewing Co. is decidedly in the heart of beervana. Upon entry note first the massive heart wood fir beams placed here in 1927 when the building was contracted. Care was taken to create a lively space anchored by our open kitchen layout and surrounded by our artisan built black walnut and distressed steel bar. Notice each table was created from the very same black walnut tree, felled and solar kiln dried locally. Take a seat and peruse the menu offering cured meats, charcuterie, pickling, and culinary artistry all done in-house, and designed to pair with our handcrafted beers. You’ve never been to a pub like this before!


From Chelsey:

WHAT: Whole Foods Market Best Butcher Contest 2012

Whole Foods Market butchers from across the West Coast will battle for the title of Best Butcher on Saturday, July 21. Consumers are invited to watch as competitors demonstrate butchery skills in fierce cutting and merchandising contests. The regional winner will earn a trip to the National Best Butcher Finals at Meatopia in New York City.

As part of the celebration, the two blocks in front of the Whole Foods Market Pearl store will be closed for a block party featuring chef demos in partnership with FEAST Portland, urban homesteading classes including lectures on cheese making and raising chickens, a beer garden and food tent, a variety of vendor booths and live music from local bands. Activities are family-friendly and free to the public.

For more information and to reserve a free ticket, visit http://bestbutcherpdx.eventbrite.com/.

WHO: Whole Foods Market Best Butcher regional champions from Northern California, Southern California and the Pacific Northwest
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: NW Couch Street in front of Whole Foods Market in the Pearl, 1210 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209


From Andrea:

Hello,

I want to introduce you to two easy, cheap ways for consumers to get FREE movie passes to advance screenings in
the Portland area: www.gofobo.com and the 43KIX Portland Facebook & Twitter sites.

Gofobo.com gives consumers a way to search for advance movie screenings in their area, and then download and print passes from the website. Via our 43KIX Portland pages we post codes for upcoming screenings, award movie prize packs and share entertainment news.


From Darcy:

Hello and like your mother always told you, “Eat Your Berries!”

Summer is fast approaching and this year we will be celebrating our Oregon berries at the very first Oregon Berry Festival, July 20 & 21, 2012 in Portland at the Ecotrust Building. This festival is a collaborative effort between The Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission, The Oregon Strawberry Commission, The Oregon Blueberry Commission and the Oregon Cranberry Growers Association. The Ecotrust of Oregon and The Portland Farmers Market are providing additional
support. The festival is funded in part with a USDA specialty crop block grant through the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

This festival will be a family friendly event for Oregonians of all ages. In addition, we are working in conjunction with WUSATA (Western US Agricultural Trade Association) to bring an inbound trade mission from overseas to the event, we hope this will bring some great recognition to Oregon berries and berry products from new buyers. But we will not be neglecting local buyers in grocery outlets and restaurants; we will be working to bring them to this event as well.


From Emily:

Community Outreach of Our United Villages invites you to the seventh presentation of Sharing Ideas on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at Tabor Space (5441 SE Belmont) from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Sharing Ideas showcases the positive efforts of neighbors, groups and organizations throughout Portland.

This presentation will focus on arts, music and culture as a tool for building community. Three projects have been invited to share the spark that ignited their idea, the tools and strategies used to turn their ideas into action and their hopes for the future of their project. Make connections, build support for positive efforts in the community and discover possibilities for creating similar projects in your neighborhood.

FREE and open to the community. Register to attend online or call 503.546.7499. Food provided. Child care (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation provided upon request.

To read about past Sharing Ideas events and for more information, visit our website at www.ouvcommunityoutreach.org.


From the Hollywood Theater:

Sound+Vision Fest returns for 3 nights July 26th-28th. The Hollywood Theatre is proud to bring 3 different programs:

WHEN: July 26th – July 28th, 2012 // 8 PM
WHERE: Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard
ADMISSION: $8 Single // $15 for a 3 day pass

More info: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/sound-vision/

Thursday (7/26) kicks off with New Skin for the Old Ceremony.
An evening of film and music celebrating the songs of Leonard Cohen. The event will start with a screening of New Skin for the Old Ceremony, a program of 11 short movies curated by Lorca Cohen and Darin Klein and initially shown at the Hammer Museum.

Then we hope you will join us to hear this amazing line-up: Neal Morgan (Joanna Newsome, Bill Callahan) + Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) Katie Bernstein (Houndstooth, The Hunnies) + John Gnorski (Houndstooth, Inside Voices) Davis Hooker (A John Henry Memorial, …Worms) + Laurel Knapp (Privacy).

Friday (7/27) with Primordial Visions: Musical Projections.
Sean Pecknold and Rachel Blumberg collaborate with a team of musician friends to create live improvised films scores. The musicians include Rachel, Neal Morgan (Joanna Newsome, Bill Callahan), Graeme Gibson (Fruit Bats), Marisa Anderson, Jason Leonard (Loch Lomond), and more.

Saturday (7/28) with Beautiful Information.
What do surrealist sea creatures, psychedelic slime molds and the mechanical fuzz of raw NASA imaging have in common?They’re all part of Beautiful Evidence, a one-night experimental science cinema. Curated by Claire L. Evans, science journalist and one-half of the conceptual pop group YACHT, Beautiful Evidence will pair strange artifacts of science on film with live scores composed by Portland musicians Jeffrey Jerusalem and Golden Retriever.

Sound + Vision showcases new or existing collaborations between musicians and filmmakers as a means of exploring how the moving image informs musical performance and vice versa. Past events showcased new work by Spike Jonze, never-before-seen works in progress by Michel Gondry and Lance Bangs, and performances by Sufjan Stevens, Ray Raposa, Hurry Up (featuring members of the Thermals), Eluvium and the Corin Tucker Band, among others. Guest programmers include Lance Bangs, Carrie Brownstein, Matt McCormick and Gail O’Hara.


From Kris:

Brewvana – Portland Brewery Tours
www.experiencebrewvana.com
503-729-6804

July Tours

Behind The Scenes Tours – $75
Friday afternoons 1:00 – 5:00 pm (July 6, 13, 20 & 27)
If you think behind the scenes action, meeting the brewers and seeing where the magic happens is super fun, this tour is for you! Our Behind the Scenes Tour visits four breweries. We begin at Buckman Village, a small brewery that shares space with a nano brewery located inside a SE pub that features 49 rotating taps. After sampling beers there, we then head to Widmer, Portland’s largest brewery for an explanation of the brewing process and a tour of their facility. After tasting more beers, we head to Laurelwood, Oregon’s first certified organic brewery to enjoy lunch, more beer sampling and a walk through of their brewery. Our last stop is Upright, a production brewery with a casual tasting room at a brewery that specializes in farmhouse ales with a pacific NW twist. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Saturday Imbibing Tours – $75
Saturday afternoons 12:00 – 4:00 pm (July 7, 14, 21 & 28)
Our Saturday Imbibing tour is a good mix of learning about beer and the brewing process and having a great time. The tour visits four different Portland breweries, but we only get one, very detailed tour of the brewing facility led by a brewer. Our first spot is Coalition, a small 10 barrel brewery in the inner SE where we taste their handcrafted, highly drinkable beers that reflect traditional brewing techniques and NW innovation. We then head to Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), Portland’s first eco-brewpub that offers handcrafted organic beers in a sustainably built and operating building. We get a full brewery tour with an in depth description of the brewing process as we sample beers. For lunch, we travel north to Breakside Brewery, a small 3 barrel brewery where we sample their vast selection of beers and dine in the restaurant. Our last stop is Lompoc’s Side Bar, a special tasting room that features a variety of barrel aged and seasonal beers that are only available in the tasting room where we hang out and play trivia. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

FUNday Tours – $60
Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 4:30 pm (July 1 & 29)
If your main idea is to have a great time and you are less interested in behind the scenes action, this tour is for you! Although we spend a lot of time talking about beer, we spend most of our time drinking beer! We begin sampling new and usual beer styles at Hair of the Dog, a very small 4 barrel brewery in the inner SE that is known for bottle conditioning beers that improve with age. Next we then head to Bridgeport, Portland’s oldest brewery that has been practicing the art of brewing for over 20 years. After snacking on some food and sampling fresh beer, we cross back over the river to the neighborhood’s favorite gathering spot, Amnesia Brewery, where they brew quality beer in a converted warehouse with an outdoor patio. We sit outside and enjoy the scene as we drink some delicious NW inspired brews. HOP on the bus and take a stroll to our favorite beer spots! Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Special July Tours

Sunday FUNday + Behind the Scenes Peek – $65
Sunday, July 8, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Join us for a Sunday FUNday that includes a beer tasting at Hair of the Dog brewery, where we will talk about the ingredients in beer. Next we will head to Breakside for more beer sampling, appetizers, and explanation of the brewing process plus a behind the scenes tour of their facility. Finally, we will end at Upright Brewing for beer, trivia and fun. Tour is 21+ with valid ID and all-inclusive.

Connoisseur Tour with Dan Engler – $85
Sunday, July 15, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Brewmaster and proprietor of Occidental Brewing, Dan Engler, will be leading our tour. We will begin at his brewery for an introduction, tasting and tour. Other stops on our tour are: Prost! (where we’ll eat), The Commons, Upright and Bazi.Tour is 21+ with valid ID and all-inclusive.

Brewing in Action! – $85
Sunday, July 22, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Love beer? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Just want to hang out and talk about brewing? HOP on the bus!
“Making the jump from beer lover to beer brewer was an important step in my appreciation for beer and knowledge of the brewing process. Something inside of you changes when you add your hops to the boils, and then later when you taste those hops in the final product and make the connection. There are so many beer lovers in Portland that haven’t made that step yet, and on this tour, we will give them the opportunity to do so,” says Brewvana founder Ashley Rose Salvitti.
The tour will visit The Commons, Uptown Market, Portland U-Brew, Widmer and Coalition Breweries and will teach participants:
WHY you should brew your own beer.
WHO can help you – clubs, forums, classes and other resources.
WHAT equipment you will need.
WHERE you can go to brew your own or buy supplies.
HOW to brew!
Jeremie Landers from the Oregon Brew Crew home brew club will be leading the tour. He’s been home brewing for years in Portland, volunteers at almost every beer related event and function and got married inside the Widmer brewery. Jeremie will be drinking beers with potential brewers, informing them about opportunities available for them and answering questions.
Tour is 21+ with valid ID and all-inclusive.

Belgian Independence Day + PIB Shuttle Experience – $8/wristband or $10 for two
Saturday, July 17, 1:00 – 9:20 pm
Join Brewvana for a ride to your favorite beer bars/bottle shops recognizing Belgian Independence Day and the Portland International Beer Festival.
Your wristband gets you unlimited transportation between the following locations: Apex/The Beermongers, Bazi, Belmont Station, Bridgetown Beerhouse, The Hop & Vine, Saraveza and VIP access at the Portland International Beerfest.
Transportation only.
Schedule: http://www.experiencebrewvana.com/register/?regevent_action=register&event_id=390


JUNE 2012


From Tara:
I thought this might be of interest to your audience: http://findtomorrowtoday.org/ Free and very low-cost activities for teenagers in the Portland/Metro area.


From Kennedy:

Northwest Infrastructure, LLC
Miscellaneous construction goods reclaimed from demolition projects. Inventory includes vinyl windows (72×36, 36×36, 72×48, 96×48, 72×48, 48×48), Broan range hoods, Cadet wall heaters, and Broan Air Purifying Systems. Save a bunch on your project by purchasing reclaimed materials. Email nwi.corp.llc@gmail.com or call 503.235.6392 for information, Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm. Located in Milwaukie.


From Macey:

Free Acupuncture Day on June 12th (only at WCA-Hillsdale)!

Following that, we’re running a Summer Recovery Special for teachers
only, giving them $10 treatments between June 13th and July 10th to
help fix themselves up after a long school year. Tell us where you
teach, and get treated for $10!

Schedule online at workingclassacupuncture.org or call 503.244.7525.

For more information or to follow up please contact Macey Webb at the
above phone number.

Thanks!
~WCA Hillsdale staff


From Casey:

Greetings, Portland On The Cheap!

Here at PDX Nu Shooz HQ, we are proud to announce TWO big happenings in Nu Shooz land! First: The long-awaited full-length release from Nu Shooz, Kung Pao Kitchen is now available! Kung Pao Kitchen features nine previously un-released tracks recorded throughout 1988-1992 — more filling & less calories than a plate of egg rolls (lasts longer, too)!

More information on Kung Pao Kitchen and the Shooz can be found in the attached press release and on www.nushoozmusic.com. Stop by the homepage to listen to KPK in its entirety and browse the Press page for album artwork, photos, videos, interviews & other tasty tidbits.

Second, we invite the Portland On The Cheap readers to celebrate the release of Kung Pao Kitchen — and the 33rd anniversary of the Shooz’ very first gig in Portland — at our CD release party Thursday, June 21 at Lucky Strike on SE Hawthorne from 7-9pm. Valerie and John of Nu Shooz will be hanging out, so feel free to bring any old school Nu Shooz memorabilia that you’d like to have inscribed! We will be listening to KPK in its entirety, and a special Kung Pao Kitchen Cocktail concoction will be available for $6! See attached flyer for info, or visit:
Nu Shooz Website: http://www.nushoozmusic.com/events
or
PDXPipeline: http://pdxpipeline.com/monthly-event-list/june-2012-nu-shooz-cd-release-lucky-strike/


From Joe:

University of Portland to host Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Gondoliers, set for June 1-24 in Mago Hunt Center Theater

Editor’s Note: Publicity photos for this show are attached, credit to Steve Hambuchen. Captions are included at the end of the release.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta, The Gondoliers, is this summer’s presentation by Mock’s Crest Productions, a summer professional theater company supported by the University of Portland.

The operetta is the 12th comedic opera between Gilbert and Sullivan. It first premiered at the Savoy Theatre where it ran for 554 performances.

The Gondoliers will be presented June 1-24 in Mago Hunt Center Theater on campus, 5000 North Willamette Blvd, with Thursday and Friday performances at 7:30 p.m., Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. On Saturday, June 9, there will be an additional performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors, students, or groups of 10 or more. All seats are reserved and must be ordered through the Mago Hunt Box Office by calling 503-943-7287.

Pre-theater dinner or brunch is available for $14.50 and $13.50 per person. Local beer and wines can be purchased, as well. Meal service begins 60 minutes before the show.

The Gondoliers revolves around two recently married gondoliers in Venice – one of whom, it has just been discovered, is actually the King of Bartaria. And the only person who can identify which one is King is the foster mother, who is temporarily missing. In the midst of this turmoil, it also appears that the King is an unintentional bigamist, having been wed in infancy to the daughter of a Spanish Duke. This hilarious operetta, with audience favorite music and dancing, leaves you with a happy ending.

This year’s show is being dedicated to the late Roger O. Doyle, who died on April 30 of complications from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – ALS, “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” A beloved legend at the University of Portland, Doyle devoted 40 years to the University’s performing and fine arts faculty, and for more than 20 years brought comic opera to the campus and local community.

The show features both outstanding newcomers and audience favorites, including Alexis Hamilton, John Vergin, Sammuel Hawkins, and Debbie Hunter. Tom Graff returns to Mock’s Crest Productions as guest director after directing the 2007 production of HMS Pinafore. And for the second year, Larry Larsen, chair of the Performing and Fine Arts Department, is producer, set designer and technical director.

The theater company was created in 1990 to produce high quality comic opera, employing some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest actors, singers, directors, and designers. It was founded to enhance the cultural fabric of the North Portland community and to perpetuate the University’s long tradition of support for the arts.


From Patrick:

Hello,
I am with the Pacific Northwest division of the Food and Water Watch.
We, along with several other not for profit organizations will be
holding a rally on June 26th and are hoping we might post the event on
your calender. The event specifics are listed below. Thanks for your
time and I hope to hear from you soon.

Here’s the basic info for the event:

Just Say ‘No’ to Nestlé Rally!
What: Rally telling Kitzhaber to stop Nestlé from bottling our water
in the Gorge!
Where: Terry Schrunk Plaza (SW Portland)
When: Tuesday, June 26th at 4:00 PM
Who: Speakers including Terry Sweier – an activist from a group
famous for fighting Nestlé in Michigan.

Stand in solidarity with a diverse coalition of groups and over 30,000
Oregonians who are demanding the Kitzhaber protect our water from a
Nestle water bottling plant in the Gorge! Join us for activities for
all ages, including music, adding your message to our huge banner and
more.

*Event brought to you by the Keep Nestlé Out of the Gorge Coalition


From Kris:

Brewvana – Portland Brewery Tours
www.experiencebrewvana.com
503-729-6804
kris@experiencebrewvana.com

June Tours

Behind The Scenes Tours – $75
Friday afternoons 1:00 – 5:00 pm (June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29)
The tour begins at Buckman Village, a small brewery that shares space with a nano brewery and a distillery, located inside a SE pub that features 49 rotating taps. After sampling beers there, we then head to Widmer, Portland’s largest brewery, and the 9th largest brewery in the US where we snack on some food and sample fresh beer. We then head NE to sample more beers and enjoy lunch at Laurelwood, Oregon’s first certified organic brewery. Our last stop is Upright, a production brewery with a casual tasting room at a brewery that specializes in farmhouse ales with a pacific NW twist. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Saturday Imbibing Tours – $75
Saturday afternoons 12:00 – 4:00 pm (June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30)
We begin at Coalition, a small 10 barrel brewery in the inner SE where we taste their handcrafted, highly drinkable beers that reflect traditional brewing techniques and NW innovation. Our next spot is Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), Portland’s first eco-brewpub that offers handcrafted organic beers in a sustainably built and operating building. We get a fully brewery tour with an in depth description of the brewing process as we sample beers. For lunch we travel north to Breakside Brewery, a small 3 barrel brewery where we sample their vast selection of beers and dine in the restaurant. Our last stop is Lompoc’s Side Bar, a special tasting room that features a variety of barrel aged and seasonal beers that are only available in the tasting room. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

FUNday Tours – $60
Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 4:30 pm (June 24)
We begin sampling new and usual beer styles at Hair of the Dog, a very small 4 barrel brewery in the inner SE that is known for bottle conditioning beers that improve with age. We then head to Widmer, Portland’s largest brewery, and the 9th largest brewery in the US. After snacking on some food and sampling fresh beer, we head to the Mississippi neighborhood’s favorite gathering spot, Amnesia Brewery, where they brew quality beer in a converted warehouse with an outdoor patio. We sit outside and enjoy the scene as we drink some delicious NW inspired brews. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Special June Tours

Sunday FUNday + Behind the Scenes Peak – $65
Sunday, June 3, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Join us for a Sunday FUNday that includes a beer tasting at Hair of the Dog brewery, where we will talk about the ingredients in beer. Next we will head to Laurelwood for more beer sampling, appetizers, and explanation of the brewing process plus a behind the scenes tour of their facility. Finally, we will end at Upright Brewing for beer, trivia and fun. Tour is 21+ with valid ID and all-inclusive.

Connoisseur Tour with Bruce MacPhee – $69
Sunday, June 10, 12:00 – 5:30 pm
Coalition’s head brewer, Bruce MacPhee, will be leading our tour. We will begin at his brewery for an introduction, tasting and tour. Next we will head out to Hood River to taste the farmhouse style beers at Logsdon with owner/brewer Chuck Porter. Last, we will have more beer, dinner and a tour at Double Mountain.Tour is 21+ with valid ID and all-inclusive.

Migrating Brewpub Dinner – $65
Thursday, June, 14, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Lisa Morrison will be hosting a progressive dinner to four brewpubs with Ashley Rose on the Brewvana bus.
Stop 1: Cheese Bar – Beer and cheese pairing
Stop 2: Hair of the Dog – Beer and 1st course
Stop 3: Burnside – Beer and entree pairing
Stop 4: Sasquatch – Beer and dessert pairing
Tour is 21+ with valid ID and all-inclusive.

Father’s Day Tour with Chris & Alec – $69
Sunday, June 17, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
HOP on the bus with Dad and celebrate good times with beer. Chris Milner is a mathematics professor in Vancouver with a passion for beer. He can often be found at one of many Portland area taprooms, often with his father, Alec Milner. Chris has been brewing with a friend for about two and a half years and has shared his love of beer with his father.
Alec, a retired systems analyst, has helped with brewing a number of times and has come up with some batch names and recipe suggestions. While Alec prefers lighter beers, Chris is slowly turning him to the Dark Side with the occasional porter or stout. Chris says, “ad is my best friend, so this is a fitting event to take part in. We came up with the route together.” Tour stops: Widmer, The Beermongers, Coalition Brewing and The Horse Brass. Tour is 21+ with valid ID and all-inclusive.

MAY 2012


From Jules:

A fun new special just in time for summer!

http://www.bloomingmoonspa.com/2012/05/introducing-the-tequila-wax-combo/


From Andrea:

The Portland Youth Philharmonic is having a free concert on May 27th…”Celebrating its 88th Season, The Portland Youth Philharmonic is offering a free concert on May 27th. Conductor and Music Director David Hattner selected highlights from PYP’s 2011-2012 Season for the “Concert Showcase” to be held at Jackson Middle School (10625 Southwest 35th Avenue, Portland, OR) on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

The program features: Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours and the first movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.

The Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Concert Showcase is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

Founded in 1924, the Portland Youth Philharmonic is America’s first youth orchestra. Orchestra members in PYP’s four ensembles are accepted by audition, come from 100 different schools, and range in age from 7-23. For more information about PYP, go to portlandyouthphil.org or call 503-223-5939 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.”


From Sophia:

Portland, OR– The Village Building Convergence (VBC), City Repair’s largest annual project, is now in its twelfth season. Each year the convergence is made possible through tremendous volunteer efforts and diverse partnerships that bring together Portland neighborhoods, schools, government agencies, businesses, organizations and individuals. The project fosters creativity and community collaboration by revitalizing, retrofitting, and reinvigorating neighborhoods. The VBC demonstrates the power of grassroots “sustainability” as communities come together to work, play, dream and design. This year’s Village Building Convergence will take place May 25 through June 3—with ten days of scheduled neighborhood activities that cooperatively build public places and eco-oriented projects. Participants can take part in hands-on education in permaculture design and construction, ecological building, and public art.

City Repair’s 10-day tour de force will create artistically redesigned public gathering places and intersections, spectacular earthen building structures, and delectable urban gardening projects. Each project invites community participation and inspires imagination. Whether it is getting hands and feet muddy in building a cob kiosk or sitting side-by-side engaging with thoughtful nightly presentations, the Convergence is a successful statement of common visions for a lively urban community. Evening activities include presentations by sustainability professionals and leaders—featuring Ianto Evan (founder of modern natural building in the United States, consultant to USAID, World Bank, and US Peace Corps); Starhawk (global author and activist); and Mark Lakeman (Portland native and founder of City Repair and Communitecture).

Detailed site locations and daytime event information will be released approximately one week prior to the event in The Builder—available online and at various, select locations. For more information or to get involved, please visit http://vbc.cityrepair.org or contact VBC organizers at vbc@cityrepair.org or 503-235-8946.


From Emily

Celebrate the positive things happening in community!

Community Outreach of Our United Villages invites you to the sixth presentation of Sharing Ideas on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at the June Key Delta Center (5940 North Albina Street) from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Sharing Ideas showcases the positive efforts of neighbors, groups and organizations throughout Portland. Projects will be invited to share the spark that ignited their idea, the tools and strategies used to turn their ideas into action and their hopes for the future of their project. Make connections, build support for positive efforts in the community and discover possibilities for creating similar projects in your neighborhood.

Register to attend online at www.ouvcommunityoutreach.org or call 503.546.7499. FREE and open to the community. Food provided. Child care (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation provided upon request.

To read about past Sharing Ideas events and for more information, visit our website at www.ouvcommunityoutreach.org.

ABOUT COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF OUR UNITED VILLAGES
Our United Villages (OUV) is a local non-profit organization. As a program of OUV, Community Outreach serves as a free resource for those who see value in connecting with each other. Working from the roots, we bring people together to share their ideas that inspire practices to strengthen community.


From Joel:

The Oregon Society of CPAs is holding the “Oregon Saves photo contest” until May 14. We’re just asking folks to write down what they’re saving for, snap a photo with it and send it in. We’re giving away $75 to the winner and a $50 and $25 Visa Gift card to two random drawings. Here are the details:
http://oregonsaves.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/oregon-saves-photo-contest/


From Richard

Join us for a free Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 13th, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the beautiful Oswego Hills Winery at 450 S Rosemont Road in West Linn. Stroll the grounds, visit the wine store, and enjoy familiar, light-hearted tunes presented by the Tualatin Valley Community Band, under the direction of Steve Heuser.

For directions to the Oswego Hills Winery, please visit their website at www.oswegohills.com. More information about the Tualatin Valley Community Band can be found at www.tvcb.org.

This concert will take place on a lawn, much like our Summer concerts in Cook Park. Please bring chairs, blankets, etc to sit on. Lets hope for a nice day!


From Shelly:

What: Joyce Carol Oates will be interviewed by Tracy Daugherty and
attendees are invited to attend a reception and book signing to
follow.
Title: Oregon State University honors Joyce Carol Oates
Inaugural recipient of the Stone Award for Lifetime Literary
Achievement
When: May 10, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Where: Portland Museum of Art – Sunken Ballroom, 1219 SW Park Avenue

Portland, OR 97205 | Directions
Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for students with ID. Tickets can be
purchased online at
https://pam.spotlightboxoffice.com/purchase/step4?ticketID=63600

More information about the award -
http://oregonstate.edu/cla/wlf/mfa/stone-award
Press Release -
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2012/jan/celebrated-author-joyce-carol-oates-receive-inaugural-literary-prize-osu


From Mark:

We recently deployed a promotion for three Ben & Jerry’s locations in Bend and Portland. Thought you might be interested in letting your followers know about the offers.

If you live in or around Bend or Portland, Oregon, there are three Ben & Jerry’s locations giving away free ice cream.

This is a downloadable coupon accessed via their Facebook Fan Pages.

Here are the links:

Portland
Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop location Clackamas Town Center Mall (Happy Valley, OR).

Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop location on Hawthorne (Portland, OR)

Bend
Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop location at The Old Mill Shopping District (Bend, OR)

Redemption limited to 5000 at each location. Offer ends 5/31/2012


From Allison:

Concordia University Hosts Free Community Events in May/June

PORTLAND, Ore. – Concordia University invites the public to attend the following community events this May 2012.

All events are free and open to the public and will take place on the Concordia University campus, 2811 NE Holman Street in Portland, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Concordia University website at www.cu-portland.edu/calendar.

Art Show – Through May 31
Come join us daily 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. for our annual art show featuring the works of Concordia University students and faculty. For more information, visit www.cu-portland.edu/library/events/.

Transfer Information Session – Thurs., May. 3, 7 p.m.
Learn more about Concordia University’s transfer programs in an informational evening with faculty and staff. To RSVP visit www.transfertoconcordia.com.

Master of Arts in Teaching Info Session – Sat., May 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
Students interested in either the 11-month or 22-month Master of Arts in Teaching program at Concordia University are invited to attend this info session on campus in Luther Hall. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.concordiateacher.com.

Master of Education Program Info Session – Sat., May 12, 2-3 p.m.
Students interested in Concordia University’s Master of Education program are invited to attend an information session on campus in Luther Hall. For more information, visit
www.oregoneducator.com.

Concordia MBA Info Night- Thurs., May 17, 5:30 p.m.
Join Concordia University at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, OR to learn more about Concordia’s MBA program. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.concordiamba.com.

Master of Arts in Teaching Info Session – Thurs., May 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
Students interested in either the 11-month or 22-month Master of Arts in Teaching program at Concordia University are invited to attend this info session on campus in Luther Hall. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.concordiateacher.com.

Master of Education Program Info Session – Thurs., May 24, 6-7 p.m.
Students interested in Concordia University’s Master of Education program are invited to attend an information session on campus in Luther Hall. For more information, visit www.oregoneducator.com.

Oregon Alliance of Black School Educators Banquet– Thurs., May 24, 5:30-9 p.m.
Join Concordia University for the 30th annual OABSE banquet to acknowledge student leaders from the Portland area. For more information, go to www.oabse-portland.org.


From Kris:

May Tours

Behind The Scenes Tours – $75
Friday afternoons 1:00 – 5:00 pm (May 4, 11, 18, 25)
The tour begins at Buckman Village, a small brewery that shares space with a nano brewery and a distillery, located inside a SE pub that features 49 rotating taps. After sampling beers there, we then visit Cascade Barrel Brewing, a 7,000 square foot warehouse where beers are barrel aged and conditioned and unique sour beers are produced. We get a special behind the scenes peek at where the magic happens and taste unusual beers we never thought we would like! We then head NE to sample more beers and enjoy lunch at Laurelwood, Oregon’s first certified organic brewery. Our last stop is Upright, a production brewery with a casual tasting room at a brewery that specializes in farmhouse ales with a pacific NW twist. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Saturday Imbibing Tour – $75
Saturday afternoons 12:00 – 4:00 pm (May 5, 19, 26)
We begin at Coalition, a small 10 barrel brewery in the inner SE where we taste their handcrafted, highly drinkable beers that reflect traditional brewing techniques and NW innovation. Our next spot is Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), Portland’s first eco-brewpub that offers handcrafted organic beers in a sustainably built and operating building. We get a fully brewery tour with an in depth description of the brewing process as we sample beers. For lunch we travel north to Breakside Brewery, a small 3 barrel brewery where we sample their vast selection of beers and dine in the restaurant. Our last stop is Lompoc’s Side Bar, a special tasting room that features a variety of barrel aged and seasonal beers that are only available in the tasting room. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

FUNday Tours – $60
Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 4:30 pm (May 6, 27)
We begin sampling new and usual beer styles at Hair of the Dog, a very small 4 barrel brewery in the inner SE that is known for bottle conditioning beers that improve with age. We then head to Widmer, Portland’s largest brewery, and the 9th largest brewery in the US. After snacking on some food and sampling fresh beer, we head to the Mississippi neighborhood’s favorite gathering spot, Amnesia Brewery, where they brew quality beer in a converted warehouse with an outdoor patio. We sit outside and enjoy the scene as we drink some delicious NW inspired brews. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Special May Tours

Eugene Tour & Sasquatch Festival – $89/$99
Saturday, May 12 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
It’s Eugene Beer week! HOP on the bus with Brewvana and ride to Eugene for a day full of great beer and fun.
10:00 am – Leave Portland
12:00 pm – Oakshire Brewing
1:45 pm – Ninkasi Brewing
3:00 – 6:00 pm – Sasquatch Beer Festival
8:00 pm – Arrive back in Portland
The tour includes transportation from Portland to Eugene and back, beer at Oakshire and Ninkasi, lunch by Delacata, admission to the Sasquatch Beer Festival, souvenir glass and 7 drink tickets for the festival.
Tickets are $99, but if you sign up before May, you’ll receive an automatic $10 discount.

Bring Your Mom on a Beer Tour – $65
Sunday, May 13 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Show Mom how much you care by booking seats on Brewvana’s special Mother’s Day beer tour. We’ll give her a single red rose, a chocolate bar and a 22 oz beer to take home.
We will begin at the Green Dragon for beer sampling and an introduction to the ingredients in beer. Next we’ll head to the Lucky Lab NW for beer and lunch and a tour with head brewer, Been Flerchinger. Our last stop will be Amnesia Brewery in the Mississippi district for more beer sampling and beer trivia. Tour is 21+ with valid ID and all-inclusive.

Connoisseur Tour with Ben Flerchinger – $69
Sunday, May 27 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Ben Flerchinger, head brewer at the Lucky Lab, has toured Brewvana riders through his brewery before. Now it’s his turn to lead a connoisseur tour and take you to some of his favorite places around town. Stay tuned to find out where you’ll be visiting.


From Donnie:

Hello,

My name is Donnie Yance (bass player) and my band is called Infusion.
We are based in Ashland, OR, and just released a CD of our music which
is really great and loved by age groups. Our web site is
InfusionUSA.com. Please check us out and listen to samples of our
music on Itunes.

Infusion ‘Under the Sun’ The Music and The Musicians

Under the Sun, is the collaboration of five dynamic individuals
infused by the world of rhythm and sound, establishing a unique
interplay as expressed through the music of INFUSION. Most of the
album was recorded live, capturing the true essence of the groups
energy, creativity, dynamic, and sound.

This music is new, and fresh, yet as some ‘old-school’ aspects
about it. It is funky, melodic, rhythmic, being very danceable, takes
through a journey from middle eastern sounds, to jazz, funk, rock and
hip-op, overlapping within the song, like colors of a painting. It
groves throughout, and even swings in a the ¾ epic title track song
(‘Under the Sun’). Although easy of the ear, it is musically
advanced at times (‘No Rest’), although fun and light (‘I Like
it’), as well as romantic (The One’), It is serious, ever so
passionate, very personal (What it Feels Like), and pushes to even
being spiritual (The Bucket), both musically and lyrically.

Each song reflects a very personal, passionate, and soulful union. We
hope that through our music you find the utmost enjoyment, are deeply
moved, and gain inspiration from it.


From Manuela:

Hi there,
I am writing to you because I thought you and your readers would be interested in this story.
Carrying a wallet full of loyalty cards is a waste of space; they bulk up your wallet and it seems like you can never get to a reward. It is no longer an efficient way to create loyalty between customers and local businesses.
However, LocalBonus is changing that relationship for the better. LocalBonus is a local business loyalty program that lets you shop on your credit/debit cards, rack up points and redeem them for cash back rewards. The great news is that we are launching in the City of Roses with over 200 merchants. For a limited time we are offering residents of Portland a special promotion. If you sign-up for us now at http://localbonus.com/portland, we will give you 500 bonus points when we launch in mid-April.

This is how LocalBonus works. You create an account on LocalBonus’ website. You can even login through Facebook. Then you add as many credit or debit cards to your account and start shopping at LocalBonus merchants. When you shop at a LocalBonus merchant, you gain points automatically. The average point value is 10 points per $1 you spend. However, the longer you save, the higher the value of your return.

Our site will let you search for LocalBonus merchants by category and location, and will give you the value point system of each merchant. We will also have a mobile app launching soon which will allow you to search for merchants and see your LocalBonus account on your smartphone.



From Lauren:

On April 7 and 8, Bank of America is offering its customers a way to celebrate spring and enjoy the warming temperatures with Museums on Us. In Portland, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion and Portland Art Museum are participating by offering local cardholders free admission.


From Manuela:

Hi there,
I am writing to you because I thought you and your readers would be interested in this story.
Carrying a wallet full of loyalty cards is a waste of space; they bulk up your wallet and it seems like you can never get to a reward. It is no longer an efficient way to create loyalty between customers and local businesses.
However, LocalBonus is changing that relationship for the better. LocalBonus is a local business loyalty program that lets you shop on your credit/debit cards, rack up points and redeem them for cash back rewards. The great news is that we are launching in the City of Roses with over 200 merchants. For a limited time we are offering residents of Portland a special promotion. If you sign-up for us now at http://localbonus.com/portland, we will give you 500 bonus points when we launch in mid-April.

This is how LocalBonus works. You create an account on LocalBonus’ website. You can even login through Facebook. Then you add as many credit or debit cards to your account and start shopping at LocalBonus merchants. When you shop at a LocalBonus merchant, you gain points automatically. The average point value is 10 points per $1 you spend. However, the longer you save, the higher the value of your return.

Our site will let you search for LocalBonus merchants by category and location, and will give you the value point system of each merchant. We will also have a mobile app launching soon which will allow you to search for merchants and see your LocalBonus account on your smartphone.


From Joe:

University of Portland to host 18th annual Reading Fair on Sunday, April 15

University of Portland’s 18th annual Reading Fair is set for Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chiles Center. The event is free and open to the public, and hosted by Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society. Every child attending will receive a free, new book of their choice.

The fair’s theme, “A Reader Can Weather Any Season,” is designed to be an integrated approach to literacy that will engage students from pre-kindergarten to middle school. Kid-friendly events throughout the day include arts, crafts and games that focus on reading, as well as an obstacle course.

New to the Reading Fair this year is the Wordstock reading area, where author Carmen “T” Bernier Grand will read from some of her popular and recently published children’s books such as Diego: Bigger than Life and Juan Bobo: Four Folktales from Puerto Rico. Wordstock will also be doing a drawing for two $25 Powell’s Books gift cards and tickets for free adult admission to the Wordstock festival.

Sponsors and community partners for the event include Wordstock , Saturday Academy , Learning Palace , Starbucks , Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), Bon Appétit , Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP), the University of Portland Bookstore , Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), and the University’s School of Education.


From Krissy:

I have a press release I can send you about the free weekend show and sale put on by Portland’s Post Card Club. It’s a fun sale of vintage post cards, photos and antique papers.


From Allison:

Concordia University Hosts Free Community Events in April

PORTLAND, Ore. – Concordia University invites the public to attend the following community events this April 2012.

All events are free and open to the public and will take place on the Concordia University campus, 2811 NE Holman Street in Portland, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Concordia University website at www.cu-portland.edu/calendar.

Meet the Artists – Mon., Mar. 12 – Fri., Apr. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Come join us for our new exhibition, “Art Extraordinaire”, featuring three local artists; Joyce Gabriel, Teresa Rosen, and Eugene Lee. For more information, visit www.cu-portland.edu/library/events/.

Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference – Thurs., Apr. 12 – Sat., Apr. 14
The Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre features a convocation of scholars who share new research and information on the question of the origins of the Shakespeare texts. To register and purchase tickets, visit www.authorshipstudies.org.

Master of Education Info Session – Thurs., Apr. 12, 6-7 p.m.
Students interested in the Master of Education programs invited to attend. For more information, visit www.oregoneducator.com.

Teachers Conference – Sat., Apr. 14, 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join us for the Beginning Teachers Conference sponsored by the Oregon Reading Association. For more information, visit www.cu-portland.edu/coe/conference.

Master of Arts in Teaching Info Session – Sat., Apr. 14, 2 p.m.
Students interested in either the 11-month or 22-month Master of Arts in Teaching program at Concordia are invited to attend this info session. For more information, visit www.concordiateacher.com.

Healthcare Administration Info Session – Tues., Apr. 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
Join Concordia University for a Q&A with current students and healthcare administration program director, there will be a program overview and all the pertinent details including how credits transfer. For more information, go to www.concordiahealthcare.org.

Professors Coffee Hour – Thurs., Apr. 19, 5-6 p.m.
Those considering Concordia’s Masters of Arts in Teaching are invited to come mingle with the professors. For more info and to RSVP go to http://www.concordiateacher.com.

Parent and Application Reception– Sat., Apr. 21, 1- 4:30 p.m.
Come visit and see what Concordia University is all about. Meet with faculty, staff, and current students. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.cu-portland.edu/welcomereception.

Spring Concert– Sun., Apr. 22, 3 p.m.
Join us for Concordia University’s annual spring concert at St. Michael’s Church at 6700 NE 29th Ave, Portland. www.cu-portland.edu/music.

Concordia MBA Info Night- Tues., Apr. 24, 5:30 p.m.
Join us at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, to learn more about Concordia’s MBA program. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.concordiamba.com.

Master of Arts in Teaching Info Session – Thurs., Apr. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Students interested in either the 11-month or 22-month Master of Arts in Teaching program at Concordia are invited to attend this info session. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.concordiateacher.com.

Master of Education Program Info Session – Thurs., Apr. 26, 6-7 p.m.
Students interested in Concordia’s Master of Education program are invited to attend an information session. For more information, visit www.oregoneducator.com.

Nursing Information Session – Thurs., Apr. 26, 6 p.m.
Learn about Concordia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at a monthly information session. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.concordianursing.com


From Kris, Brewvana – Portland Brewery Tours:

Special April Tours
Brewvana’s One Year Anniversary/Easter Tour – $60
Sunday, April 8 2:00 – 4:30 pm
We begin sampling new and usual beer styles at Hair of the Dog, a very small 4 barrel brewery in the inner SE that is known for bottle conditioning beers that improve with age. We then head to Widmer, Portland’s largest brewery, and the 9th largest brewery in the US. After snacking on some food and sampling fresh beer, we head to the Mississippi neighborhood’s favorite gathering spot, Amnesia Brewery, where they brew quality beer in a converted warehouse with an outdoor patio. We sit outside and enjoy the scene as we drink some delicious NW inspired brews. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Gluten Free Fermentables Tour – $85
Monday, April 9 12:00 – 5:30 pm
Gluten free or not, you will love this tour that features four different alcoholic beverage making establishments that do not use any form of gluten in the process.
Stop #1 – Bushwackers Cidery – Portland
Stop #2 – Kookoolan Meadery – Yamhill
Stop #3 – Sake One – Forest Grove
Stop #4 – Harvester Brewery – Portland
Our tour will be led by beer writer Brian Yaeger, author of Red, White & Brew, an American Beer Odyssey. Brian will be our guide as we explore a new world of fermentables.
Tour price includes transportation, samples at each location, a bagged lunch for the road, a sampling journal and a souvenir glass. HOP on the bus! Tours are 21+ with a valid ID required.

Cheers to Belgian Beers Tour – $79
Saturday, April 21 2:00 – 6:00 pm
We begin at Bazi Bierbassierie – Portland’s very own Belgian Bier Bar! With 17 taps pouring many varieties of import and domestic belgian beers styles, they cover all the bases. At Bazi, we will sample 4 different “TRUE” Belgians. Hilda, the owner will introduce the tour to the style of beer, and it’s history and guide us through a sampling.
The next two stops are The Commons and Upright brewery, both Portland craft breweries that specialize in farmhouse style ales. Farmhouse ales originally were brewed on farms in the French and Flemish regions of Belgium. These local breweries have added a pacific northwest twist to the old styles from the region.
The last and final stop will be the annual Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival. The Oregon Brewers Guild puts on the Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival each year featuring local breweries spin on Belgian style beers – all using the same yeast strain, but producing a variety of different beers.
The tour price includes beer samples at all three locations and snacks at Bazi, plus admission to the fest, five drink tickets, a stemmed tasting glass and a shuttle ride back to your pick up location after the fest. The shuttle will be running from 6-8pm. The tour is 21+ with a valid ID required.

Connoisseur Tour with Hopworks Brewers – $69
Sunday, April 22 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with the worlds ONLY carbon neutral brewery, producing all organic and sustainably produced beers. Join owner Christian Ettinger and head brewer Tom Bleigh on a tour that features their brewery, plus the breweries where they each began their brewing careers plus one other surprise location.
Stop 1: Hopworks Urban Brewery (aka HUB)
Stop 2: Surprise Location
Stop 3: Laurelwood
Stop 4: Portland Brewing Company/ MacTarnahans/ Pyramid
HOP on the bus and join Christian and Tom on a stroll to their old stomping grounds to see where they started and how far they’ve come!!!! Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

April Tours

Behind The Scenes Tours – $75
Friday afternoons 1:00 – 5:00 pm (April 13, 20, 27)
The tour begins at Buckman Village, a small brewery that shares space with a nano brewery and a distillery, located inside a SE pub that features 49 rotating taps. After sampling beers there, we then visit Cascade Barrel Brewing, a 7,000 square foot warehouse where beers are barrel aged and conditioned and unique sour beers are produced. We get a special behind the scenes peek at where the magic happens and taste unusual beers we never thought we would like! We then head NE to sample more beers and enjoy lunch at Laurelwood, Oregon’s first certified organic brewery. Our last stop is Upright, a production brewery with a casual tasting room at a brewery that specializes in farmhouse ales with a pacific NW twist. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Saturday Imbibing Tour – $75
Saturday afternoons 12:00 – 4:00 pm (April 7, 14, 28)
We begin at Coalition, a small 10 barrel brewery in the inner SE where we taste their handcrafted, highly drinkable beers that reflect traditional brewing techniques and NW innovation. Our next spot is Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), Portland’s first eco-brewpub that offers handcrafted organic beers in a sustainably built and operating building. We get a fully brewery tour with an in depth description of the brewing process as we sample beers. For lunch we travel north to Breakside Brewery, a small 3 barrel brewery where we sample their vast selection of beers and dine in the restaurant. Our last stop is Lompoc’s Side Bar, a special tasting room that features a variety of barrel aged and seasonal beers that are only available in the tasting room. Tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.


From Macy:

WHAT: 12th Annual Glass Gallery Show — a showcase of beautiful, diverse glass art for presentation and sale. The Glass Gallery is an essential element of the Gathering of the Guilds, which includes artists from four other disciplines.

WHERE: Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

WHEN: May 4-6, 2012.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and demonstrations.

WHO: More than 60 Oregon and Northwest artists will showcase and sell their creations. They are members of the Oregon Glass Guild, a nonprofit membership organization for the regional multi-disciplined art glass community.

Oregon Glass Guild has 200 members throughout Oregon and the Northwest. Members, including Gathering of the Guilds presenters, represent all categories of fine glasswork: stained glass, mosaic, kiln-formed, torchworked and blown glass. See attached examples of members’ work.

For more information, go to http://oregonglassguild.org.


From Martin:

“Puppet Stars of Stage & Screen” is the Grand Opening Exhibit of Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum at the Olde World Puppet Theatre Studios. Saturday & Sunday May 5 & 6 from 2-8 PM.

The exhibit will feature the first puppet ever seen on the Howdy Doody Show, Topo Gigio from the Ed Sullivan Show, and Hermit Crab from Wee Sing Under the Sea, the characters from Portland’s puppet fantasy DVD – Witch Key and many more. Special presentations at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Regular Hours: Thursday through Sunday each week from 2 to 8 pm.
FREE Admission – Family Fun for All Ages
Location: 906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR (503) 233-7723
http://www.puppetmuseum.com


From Jacques:

Hi,
Chen’s Dynasty is offering a 10% discount on online orders for takeout and delivery from their 2 locations (Bethany village in NW Portland and Broadway in NE Portland). See website: www.chensdynasty.com


From Bennett:

FEARLESS SPEED MEETING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
2-4 PM
This is the Fearless version of Speed Dating
A fun way to meet new folks. All age groups welcome, but you must be over 21 to participate.
No charge for the first event.
How it works: Event participants are divided into two groups: guys and gals. Each participant spends 3 minutes meeting and chatting with another participant. We will have ‘assist questions’ available for those who don’t particularly have the gift of gab. At the end of 3 minutes everyone rotates to a new partner. The process continues until all the gals have met all the guys. At the end of the event you let us know if there are any participants with whom you wish to share your contact info (email address) and we will forward that info on your behalf. Then it is up to you!
Local residents as well as out-of-towners. We will be advertising this event far and wide.
Fearless Brewing Company 326 South Broadway, Estacada, Oregon 503-630-BEER www.fearless1.com
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-9 pm, Friday-Saturday Noon-10 pm, Sunday Noon-9 pm

AND TO MAKE IT ALL THE BETTER WE HAVE
75 CENT CRAFT BEER


From Amy:

Free climate event: A Flurry of Changes
How climate shifts impact snowfall, glaciers and the way we live, work and play in the Pacific NW

What if reduced snowfall means less winter recreation for skiers and snowboarders? What if our Cascade mountain glaciers disappear for good?

The Climate Trust, in collaboration with KEEN Footwear, is offering a free event that explores how climate change is leading to significant changes and losses in glaciers and snowpack that will have a strong impact on how residents of the Pacific Northwest live. The resulting changes in stream flow and water shortages will affect all Oregonians, from farmers in eastern Oregon, to kayakers on the Clackamas River, to Willamette Valley residents who rely on drinking water from snow-fed rivers.

WHAT: A Flurry of Changes: How climate shifts are impacting snowfall, glaciers, and the way we live, work and play in the Pacific NW

Featuring:
Dr. Anne Nolin, a snow hydrology specialist with Oregon State University
Dr. Andrew Fountain, a glacier specialist with Portland State University

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15
5:30 p.m. Reception with free refreshments and light appetizers
6:15 p.m. Program begins

WHERE: KEEN Footwear, The Great Room
926 NW 13th Ave, #210
Portland, OR 97209

TO REGISTER: http://flurryofchanges.eventbrite.com
Space is limited, so please register.


From Youngna:

My name is Youngna Park and I’m the Producer of Girl Walk // All Day, an exuberant 77-minute dance music video set to the mashup musician Girl Talk’s soundtrack, All Day. We’re bringing our film to Portland for two awesome nights of screenings + dance parties at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel next Wednesday and Thursday, February 15th + 16th and a few friends recommended we give Portland on the Cheap a shout.

The film follows 3 improvisational dancers — Anne Marsen, John Doyle and Daisuke Omiya — on an urban adventure across NYC over the course of one long day. It’s a love story, a tale of escape and discovery, and most of all: the film uproots the conventions of the traditional single-track music video, and sets Girl Talk’s collage to an inventive
new narrative.

Portland Premiere of Girl Walk // All Day
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
403 SW 10th Avenue
7:30 p.m. doors / $11 / All Ages

Wednesday, February 15th
After party with DJ Beyonda
Tix + details: http://bit.ly/ace-215

Thursday, February 16th
After party with Miracles Club
Tix + details: http://bit.ly/ace-216

If you’re interested in learning more, you can see the trailer for the film here. We’ve received recent press from Pitchfork, Wired, Fast Company, New York Times, The New York Times Magazine and CBS Morning Show. We were also named the Most Innovative Music Video of 2011 by SPIN Magazine and just last week, named an
official selection of the 2012 SxSW Film Festival.


From Kris:

Brewvana – Portland Brewery Tours
www.experiencebrewvana.com
503-729-6804
kris@experiencebrewvana.com

February Tours

Behind The Scenes Tours – $75
Friday afternoons 1:00 – 5:00 pm (February 3, 10, 17, 24)
The tour begins at Buckman Village, a small brewery that shares space with a nano brewery and a distillery, located inside a SE pub that features 49 rotating taps. After sampling beers there, we then visit Cascade Barrel Brewing, a 7,000 square foot warehouse where beers are barrel aged and conditioned and unique sour beers are produced. We get a special behind the scenes peek at where the magic happens and taste unusual beers we never thought we would like! We then head NE to sample more beers and enjoy lunch at Laurelwood, Oregon’s first certified organic brewery. Our last stop is Upright, a production brewery with a casual tasting room at a brewery that specializes in farmhouse ales with a pacific NW twist.

Saturday Imbibing Tour – $75
February 11 – 12:00 – 4:00 pm
We begin at Coalition, a small 10 barrel brewery in the inner SE where we taste their handcrafted, highly drinkable beers that reflect traditional brewing techniques and NW innovation. Our next spot is Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), Portland’s first eco-brewpub that offers handcrafted organic beers in a sustainably built and operating building. We get a fully brewery tour with an in depth description of the brewing process as we sample beers. For lunch we travel north to Breakside Brewery, a small 3 barrel brewery where we sample their vast selection of beers and dine in the restaurant. Our last stop is Lompoc’s Side Bar, a special tasting room that features a variety of barrel aged and seasonal beers that are only available in the tasting room.

FUNday Tours – $60
Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 5:00 pm (February 5, 19)
Sunday evening 6:00 – 9:00 pm (February 26)
We begin sampling new and usual beer styles at Hair of the Dog, a very small 4 barrel brewery in the inner SE that is known for bottle conditioning beers that improve with age. We then head to Widmer, Portland’s largest brewery, and the 9th largest brewery in the US. After snacking on some food and sampling fresh beer, we head to the Mississippi neighborhood’s favorite gathering spot, Amnesia Brewery, where they brew quality beer in a converted warehouse with an outdoor patio. We sit outside and enjoy the scene as we drink some delicious NW inspired brews.

The above tours are all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and fun transportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Special February Tours

Hood River & More – $89
Monday, February 6 – 12:00 – 5:00 pm
What a way to start your week! Hood River is a beautiful little town, and they have great beer. Join us on a voyage from Portland to Hood River to visit three of the area’s best breweries. Our first stop will be Full Sail where we’ll tour the facility, sample beer and nosh. Next we’ll hit Double Mountain for beer and a tour, ending the day at Everybody’s Brewing for more beer.

Connoisseur Tour with Mike Branes – $69
Sunday, February 12 – 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Mike Branes, head brewer at Migration Brewery, takes you to his favorite Portland places. We’ll begin the tour at Migration, then visit Lucky Lab, followed by lunch at EastBurn, ending the tour at the Horse Brass Pub.

BEER LOVE – $69
Tuesday, February 14 – 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Are you over the lame V-day celebrations? Don’t need a day to remind you that you are single? Don’t need a day to remind you to love your partner? Then join us as we turn this Valentines Day into a celebration of our love of beer! We’ll start off showing our love for sour beer at Cascade Brewing Barrel house for their Tap it Tuesday, then head to NE for a tour of Breakside as well as beer sampling and dinner. The evening’s final stop will be Saraveza’s Bad Habit Room to have more beer and watch The Love of Beer movie. Tour is all-inclusive and will offer an additional pick up and drop off location – Apex Bar.

New School + Brewvana VIP Astoria Tour (an overnight trip) – $120 & up
Saturday, February 25 12:00 pm – Sunday February 26 – 2:30 pm
February is stout month, and Fort George has gone crazy with their dark and delicious, malty, liquid heaven beverages so we’ve got to go check them out! Hop on the Brewvana Bus and ride to the beautiful Oregon coast, check out three different breweries, and sample beer, have dinner at Fort George, spend the night in a beautiful hotel in Astoria, stop at another brewery in Cannon Beach and head home Sunday afternoon.
Itinerary
Saturday 12:00 pm – Leave Portland
Stop #1 – Rogue – beer sampling and appetizers
Stop #2 – Astoria Brewing – beer and tour with John Dalgren, head brewer
Stop #3 – Fort George Brewery – dinner and stout sampler tray
Shuttle to the Holiday Inn Hotel

Sunday 11:00 am – Leave Astoria
Stop #4 – Bill’s Tavern & Brewhouse
2:30 pm – Return to Portland

This tour is all inclusive. Beer provided for the road by Fort George Brewery. Must make a reservation in advance to secure your seats. Book together based on occupancy; with double occupancy may request 1 king or 2 queens.


From Joe:

University of Portland Wind Symphony and Orchestra concert to be held 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26
The University of Portland Wind Symphony and Orchestra will perform “Winter into Spring,” a concert on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Wind Symphony, conducted by music professor Patrick Murphy and student associate conductor Peary Webster, will perform contemporary works for wind band, including Andrew Boysen’s Twilight of the Gods, which features a stunning audio/visual realization of the Ragnarok myth from Norse mythology with visual art by Erik Evenson. David Maslanka’s emotionally charged Give Us This Day will provide a heart-pounding conclusion to this portion of the concert.

The Orchestra, conducted by music professor David De Lyser, presents, “This is Our Home,” a program featuring expressions of musical nationalism in the 19th Century. Join us for a tour of the musical landscapes of Europe and Russia as we present Bedřich Smetana’s musical depiction of Prague’s iconic Vyšehrad castle, Norwegian melodies from Edvard Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov’s stirring Overture on Russian Themes, and Jean Sibleius’ patriotic symphonic poem, Finlandia.


From Joe:

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides to give free talk at University of Portland on Monday, Feb. 27
Renowned author Jeffrey Eugenides, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his book Middlesex, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in Buckley Center Auditorium on the University of Portland campus, 5000 North Willamette Blvd. His talk, which is part of the Schoenfeldt Visiting Writers series, is free and open to the public. He will be talking about his new highly acclaimed novel, The Marriage Plot.

Eugenides was born in Detroit, Mich., in 1960. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, and received a master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Stanford University in 1986. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to acclaim in 1993. It has been translated into 15 languages and made into a feature film. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Best American Short Stories, The Gettysburg Review, and Granta’s “Best of Young American Novelists.”

Eugenides is the recipient of many awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Henry D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In the past few years he has been a Fellow of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm of the DAAD and of the American Academy in Berlin. After several years in Berlin and Chicago, Eugenides now lives in Princeton, N. J., with his wife and daughter, where he is professor in creative writing at Princeton University.

In addition to receiving the Pulitzer Prize in 2003, he also received the WELT-Literaturpreis of Germany, and the Great Lakes Book Award for his novel Middlesex. The novel was also shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, France’s Prix Medici, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

The University’s Schoenfeldt Writers Series was founded in 1988 by the late Rev. Art Schoenfeldt, C.S.C., and his late sister, University regent Sue Fields. Since the series was founded, it has brought some of the world’s most celebrated writers to The Bluff to read from their work, meet with students and faculty, and add their stories to the University’s life. Among its guests have been National Book Award winners Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, and Tim Egan, master storytellers Ian Frazier and Terry Tempest Williams, poets William Stafford and Pattiann Rogers, novelists David James Duncan and Ivan Doig, and Oregon’s Ursula K. Le Guin.


From Joe:

Nobel Peace Laureate F.W. de Klerk to speak at University of Portland Feb. 29
F.W. de Klerk, former president of South Africa and co-winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, is scheduled to speak at the University of Portland on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium, on campus at 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Tickets are free for University students, faculty, and staff; tickets for all others are $10, $5 for students. Information on how to purchase and reserve tickets can be found at www.wholisticpeaceinstitute.com.

De Klerk, who played an instrumental role in the end of apartheid and racial segregation in South Africa, will discuss the topics of Africa, Korea, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict along with Concordia University president Charles Schlimpert, George Fox University president Robin Baker, and others, followed by a question and answer period.

De Klerk became president of South Africa in September of 1989 and quickly moved to end apartheid. In February of 1990, de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and released Mandela from prison. Negotiations followed that resulted in the peaceful end of apartheid and the drafting of a new constitution. Mandela and de Klerk were both awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

De Klerk’s visit to Portland is presented by the Wholistic Peace Institute (WPI) and the Jubitz Family Foundation. The goal of the WPI is “to reduce violence and killing in the world that results from war, working to prevent war and end specific international conflicts.” University of Portland political science professor Rev. Claude Pomerleau, C.S.C., is a member of the WPI’s board of directors. For more information, visit www.wholisticpeaceinstitute.com.


From Joe:

Lillian Hellman’s play, The Children’s Hour, set for Mago Hunt Theater, Feb. 29 and March 1-4
The Children’s Hour, a play by Lillian Hellman, will be performed Feb. 29 and March 1-4 in the Mago Hunt Center Theater on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except for the Sunday performance, which is set at 2 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available beginning Feb. 20 from the Mago Hunt Box Office. For reservations, call 503-943-7287.

The Children’s Hour is a play that explores the whirlwind of public controversy and speculation. Set in the 1930s, the girls at the Dobie Wright School are happy until the new student, Mary, creates trouble for her teachers and peers. When, out of spite, Mary takes action against her teachers, the worlds of all those involved are thrust into the spotlight.


From Sharon:

34rd ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY FINE ART SHOW & SALE

The Celebration of Creativity Fine Art Exhibit & Sale is open to the public March 1 – 4, 2012. Held annually the first weekend in March at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, the Fine Art Exhibit & Sale provides an unmatched showcase for more than 80 established and emerging Northwest artists. Now celebrating its 34rd year, the Celebration of Creativity is noted for its unique displays and the high quality of work exhibited. The Exhibit & Sale will feature a variety of ceramics, fiber art, garden art, baskets, glass, jewelry, mixed media, oil, acrylic, pastel, pottery, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and wearable art – virtually something for everyone.

The Celebration of Creativity begins Thursday evening, March 1, with a “First Look Gala” from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The gala features classical music by Fleur-de-lis Panio Trio, hors d’oeuvres, and is the first opportunity to purchase art and meet some of the artists. This event is open to the public, and admission is $10 at the door with ample, off-street parking available at no charge.

Daily admission is free to the Exhibit & Sale as well as to the Friday evening Artists’ Reception. On Friday, March 4, the Exhibit & Sale runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Friday evening from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm, the public is invited to meet the artists at the Artists’ Reception and enjoy live classical music by Fleur-de-lis String Quartet.

The Exhibit & Sale continues Saturday, March 5 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and guests will be treated to classical music throughout the day.

On Saturday evening from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Southminster’s Concert Series presents The Dan Balmer Trio. Dan, a native of Portland is a nationally known jazz guitarist and composer who brings quality, class and professionalism to any occasion. Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Come, sit among the art and enjoy the music of Dan and his friends. The exhibit is open for art sales immediately following the concert.

At 10:00 am Sunday morning, Southminster Presbyterian Church invites the public to a unique “Worship in the Art” service in the sanctuary which has been transformed into an art gallery. The Exhibit & Sale is closed during worship but will resume from noon to 4:00 pm.

The 34rd annual Celebration of Creativity Art Show at Southminster Presbyterian Church is located one mile west of Highway 217 at the corner of SW Hall and SW Denney Road in Beaverton. For additional information, call 503-644-2073 or visit our website at www.celebrationofcreativity.com.


From Allison:

Concordia University Hosts Free Community Events in March

PORTLAND, Ore. – Concordia University invites the public to attend the following community events this March 2012.

All events are free and open to the public and will take place on the Concordia University campus, 2811 NE Holman Street in Portland, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Concordia University website at www.cu-portland.edu/calendar.

Celebrating African American Artists – Mar. 1-9
Come see local African American Artists featured in Concordia’s ongoing library art event series. For more information, visit http://www.cu-portland.edu/library/events/.

Athletic Complex Grand Opening Ceremony – Sat., Mar. 3, 12 p.m.
Concordia University invites the public to join in a free grand opening celebration for the Hilken Community Stadium. Festivities begin at 12 p.m., followed by a Concordia varsity baseball doubleheader at 1 p.m.

Annual Lenten Concert- Sun., Mar. 4, 3 p.m.
Join us at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 6700 NE 29th Ave, for our annual Lenten Concert.

Junior Preview Day – Sat., Mar. 10, 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Come and see all that Concordia University has to offer at this preview event for high school juniors For more information, contact Concordia’s Office of Admission at 503.280.8501 or at admission@cu-portland.edu.

Master of Arts in Teaching Info Session – Sat., Mar.10, 2-3:30 p.m.
Students interested in either the 11-month or 22-month Master of Arts in Teaching are invited to attend this info session. For more information, visit www.concordiateacher.com.

Master of Education Program Info Session – Sat., Mar. 10, 2-3 p.m.
Students interested in the Master of Education programs invited to attend. For more information, visit www.oregoneducator.com.

CU Sundays – Sun., Mar. 11, 8 a.m. at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 5650 SW Hall Blvd Beaverton, OR. The Concordia University Choir will perform several sacred pieces as a part of Sunday Worship.

Small Instrumental Ensemble Concert– Fri., Mar. 16, 7-8 p.m.
The Concordia University brass, hand bell, and string ensembles will perform at the Concordia University Fine Arts Building.

Wind Ensemble Performance– Sun., Mar. 18, 3-4 p.m.
The Concordia University Wind Ensemble will perform at the Concordia University Fine Arts Building.

Master of Arts in Teaching Info Session – Thurs., Mar. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
Students interested in either the 11-month or 22-month Master of Arts in Teaching program are invited to attend this info session. For more information, visit www.concordiateacher.com.

Master of Education Program Info Session – Thurs., Mar. 22, 6-7 p.m.
Students interested in the Master of Education programs invited to attend. For more information, visit www.oregoneducator.com.

Mayoral & City Council Debate – Thurs., Mar. 22, 7 p.m.
Join us for this Portland mayoral and city council debate. The focus of this forum is on education, from pre-K through higher ed. Newly hired President and CEO of United Way Keith Thomajan will be moderating.

Healthcare Administration Info Session – Thurs., Mar., 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Join us for a Q&A with some of our current students and the program director, there will be a review the program and all the pertinent details in regards to how credits transfer. For more information, go to www.concordiahealthcare.org

TEDxConcordiaUPortland- Sat. Mar., 31
Join Concordia University for this year’s TEDxConcordiaPortland. It’s the second annual event is focused on “Becoming Extraordinary”. For more information, go to http://tedxconcordiauportland.com/.


From Julz:

Bargain Hunting Portland
Sunday, February 5
12-5 p.m. | FREE | All Ages
More Info: www.bargainhuntingpdx.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W. Burnside Street
More Info: www.mcmenamins.com

The 9th session of Bargain Hunting is set to convene on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, noon-5 at the Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s, 1332 W. Burnside St.

Bargain Hunting is a unique, collaborative, indie clearance sale event with over 50 of Portland’s best boutiques & designers all in one place.

Come early for best selection, stay late for best bargains. Bargain Hunting – where Bloody Marys & bargains go hand in hand! Mingling & cocktails encouraged.

Bargain Hunting is a biannual sale featuring some of the best artists and locally owned boutiques in Portland. Vendors sell their high quality wares at rock bottom prices. Bargain Hunting is a great place for shoppers to find rare, one-of-a-kind, samples and limited run clothing, furnishings and more.


From Kris: Special Portland Brewery Tours

Behind TheScenes Tours – $75
Fridayafternoons 1:00 – 5:00 pm (December 2, 9, 16, 23, 20)
Tour fourbreweries to see where the magic happens at each location, with lunch at thethird stop.

ImbibingTours – $75
Saturdayafternoons 12:00 – 4:00 pm (December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
Tour fourbreweries to see where the magic happens at each location, with lunch at thethird stop.

FUNday Tours- $60
Sundayafternoons 2:00 – 5:00 pm (December 4, 18)
Visit threebreweries, with food for snacking at the second stop.

Connoisseur Tour- $69
Sunday,December 11
1:00 – 5:00pm
Mike Branes,head brewer at Migration Brewery, leads the tour to three of his favorite stopsaround town.

Every tour is all-inclusive of beer, food, souvenir Brewvana Pilsner glass and safe and funtransportation all over town. Tours are 21+ with valid ID required.

Winter Wonderland Tour – $49
Saturday, December 10
6:30 – 10:00pm
Brewing Up Cocktails + Amnesia Fest + Lompoc’s Side Bar

6:30pm Hop and Vine. BREWING UP COCKTAILS.
Beer Cocktails are the craze. This event will focus on Winter Warmers and Holiday-themed beer cocktails.

7:45pm Amnesia Brewing. WINTER ALE FEST.
Winter Warming beers plus several guest breweries seasonal favorites.

9:00pm Side Bar. LOMPOC’S HOLIDAY BEER EXTRAVAGANZA!
Lompoc has TEN different holiday beers. We won’t taste them all- but we’ll get a good start!

Tour price includes sampling at each location, your own Brewvana Pilsner glass, and admission to the Amnesia Holiday Fest. Food is not provided, but will be available for purchase at each location.

We are offering an additional Pick up & Drop off at APEX Bar on SE Division @ 5:45pm.

Beer & Whiskey – $59
Thursday, December 29
5:00 – 8:00 pm

We will begin at Burnside Brewery for a tour of their brewery and to sample some of their beers and whiskey’s.Next we head to House Spirits Distillery where we will see the stills and taste the whisky they produce that is made from 100% malted barley. Finally we will have a beer and whiskey pairing, along with food, at Produce Row Cafe.

Tour price includes beer and/or whiskey at each location, your own Brewvana Pilsner Glass, dinner at Produce Row cafe, safe and fun transportation all over town on the Brewvana Bus!

All tours are 21+ with valid ID required.


From Pekio:

I’m writing to tell you about about the 3rd Annual Season’s Eatings Local Food and Spirits Market, taking place at New Deal Distillery on Saturday, December 10th from 11am to 6pm, and hope that you’ll consider sharing this with your readers.

Each December for the past few years, we’ve transformed the distillery into a marketplace featuring a great lineup of local food artisans who offer just about every kind of deliciousness possible, from handmade pies and cheeses to charcuterie, chocolate and jam. Some of this year’s guest artisans are Olympic Provisions, Kelly’s Jelly, Unbound Pickling, Briar Rose Creamery, Xocolatl de David, Water Ave Coffee and Confectionery. New Deal will be offering samples of our vodkas, gins, and coffee and ginger liquers. Guests can sample, sip and shop to their heart’s content. Admission is free with a donation of one non-perishable food item for the Oregon Food Bank – last year we collected more than 700 pounds of food.


From Janet:

Holiday Strings performed by students of Rodel Flores
www.violinistrodelflores.com

December 23, 2011
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Tualatin Heritage Center, Tualatin
http://www.tualatinhistoricalsociety.org/heritagecenter.html for more information and directions


From Allison:
Concordia University Master of Education Info Session
Thurs., Nov.17, 6 p.m.
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St., Portland
For more information, go to www.oregoneducator.com


From Roman:

Hi – We produce the newsletter for Phagans School of Hair Design,
which has locations in Lloyd Center and Clackamas Town Center. We’d
love for you to include some deals this month:

November Specials: Black Friday and Winter Skin 9-1-1

Black Friday: Free gift bags to the first 100 people who make a purchase on Black Friday at Clackamas location only. Those who make a purchase will also be entered to win other great prizes. **

Facials: Save $5 off any Repechage treatment at both our SE and NE locations. *

More Facials: Get $10 off Repechage 4-Layer Facial ($30 instead of $40) at both our SE and NE locations. *

Facial Product: Bring in this coupon and get 20% off all Repechage product at both our SE and NE locations. *

*Expires Nov. 30, 2011.
** Available only at Clackamas location starting at Midnight on Nov.25, 2011


From Ashley:

Knick Knack Patti Whack: Buy Art for Home

Patti Smith West is hosting 4 local crafters during the month of November. Explore the store full of treasures while you check out the crafts these artists have created:

Nancy Goldman: Blinged out items

Laurie Buckley: Specializing in jewels

Julie Feuerborn: Garland, lightswitched, and repurposed items,
http://www.publicmarketspace.com/JulieFeuerbornCreations

Trina Hesson: Small painted pictures and faces,
http://www.trinahesson.com/

The second Friday of every month is Freemont Festival and we invite you to wander up 42nd street and check out the store.

We will have small hors d’oeuvres, coffee and champagne.
Friday, November 11: 6-9pm
Saturday, November 12: 11am-6pm


From Travis:

The countdown has begun! 4 days until Portland’s best Halloween party! This year 80s Video Dance Attack will be rocking BOTH Lola’s Room and The Crystal Ballroom! 8 screens on two floors, a myriad of moving lights, strobes and lasers! There will be a photo booth (just like prom!) with all photos being uploaded to Facebook. The photo with the most “Likes” wins one year of free 80s Video Dance Attack events including NYE and Halloween! Tix available NOW at Cascade Tickets. $5 Advance / $8 Day of Show. See you Friday!!!


From Allison:

Healthcare Administration Info Session – Tues., Nov, 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

Join us for a Q&A with some of our current students and the program director, there will be a review the program and all the pertinent details in regards to how credits transfer. For more information, go to www.concordiahealthcare.org

Nursing Information Session – Tues., Nov. 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

Learn about Concordia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during our monthly information sessions. For more information, go to www.concordianursing.com

Transfer Student Open House – Wed., Nov. 16, 7-9:30 p.m.

Please join us for a special information session where you can meet Concordia professors and staff members. For more information, go to www.TransferToConcordia.com

Master of Arts in Teaching Info Session – Thurs., Nov. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

Students interested in either the 11-month or 22-month Master of Arts in Teaching program are invited to attend this info session. For more information, go to www.concordiateacher.com.

Master of Education Program Info Session – Thurs., Nov. 17, 6-7 p.m.

Students interested in the Master of Education programs invited to attend. For more information, go to www.oregoneducator.com.

Concordia University Education Lyceum – Thurs., Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Concordia’s Education Lyceum will discuss school reform efforts in the state of Oregon. Guest presenter, Ben Cannon is Governor John Kitzhaber’s Education Policy Advisor. Mr. Cannon will discuss working with the Oregon Education Investment Board as part of a major overhaul effort.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting – Tues, Nov 29, 6 p.m.

Join the CU campus community and the Concordia neighborhood for the official kick off to the Christmas season.


From Megan:

I wanted to let you and your readers know about the annual Taste of Thanksgiving event that the Whole Foods Market stores in the Portland area are holding Thursday, November 10th , from 5 – 8pm.

This event gives customers the opportunity to taste Whole Foods Market’s holiday offerings – including vegan and gluten-free options – sample local wine and beer, and pick up tips for stress free holiday entertaining all while benefiting a variety of charities. Each store is giving the suggested donation of $10 or two cans of food per person to the charities involved, which include the Northeast Emergency Food
Program, the Oregon Food Bank, Sisters of the Road, Share and the Juanita Pohl Center.


From Pristina:

Just in time for the season of Spiced Pumpkin lattes and other fall latte favorites, KRUPS, the leading manufacturer of coffee and espresso machines is hosting a Facebook and Twitter giveaway for a KRUPS Milk Frother.

Indulge in the taste of freshly frothed milk by entering to win a new KRUPS Milk Frother. Starting Wednesday, October 19th and ending Friday, October 21st at 5 PM EST, send us your favorite fall latte flavor on our Facebook wall – KRUPS USA http://www.facebook.com/KrupsUSA or Twitter page – http://twitter.com/Krupsusa to enter for a chance to win the milk frother.


From Float On:
Float On, the largest float tank center on the west coast, located at 45th and Hawthorne in SE Portland will celebrate its one year anniversary by hosting a party on Monday, October 17, from 5-9 pm.

To celebrate their first 365 days, Float On is hosting a party with live music by GAEA, food and wine. They will also be offering 90-minute floats for just $35 (regularly $50) and copies of Artwork from the Void for $25 (regularly $47.95). Artists will be mingling, signing copies of the book and doing what everyone who goes to Float On does, nothing.

“This past year has been a definite success,” said Quinn Zepeda, one of the four co- founders of Float On. The center has provided over 7,000 floats out of their Hawthorne headquarters. They also published their first book, Artwork from the Void, compiled from the post-float creations of 150 local artists. Float On is also producing a 2-CD compilation of local musicians who composed their songs while doing a series of six floats. “This has all been really fun, but the best part of our first year has been the people who have come to float with us,” explains Ashkahn Jahromi, another owner. “We get to see how relaxed our customers are after they float, hear about how their time in the tanks affected them – that’s the best part about this place.”


From Kim:

JANE a theater company presents The HULLABALOO! Frankenstein the little monster

November 18 – December 18, 2011
Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm

On the Arena stage at Theater!Theatre!
3430 SE Belmont
FREE Admission
To reserve seats go to

https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=157565

(the button will say “Buy” but it is really reserve for this show!)
You can also get seats that are available by going to the box office on the day of the show. Box office opens ½ hour before curtain.

The HULLABALOO! is based on the grand tradition of British Panto, and in our 7th year we are still having a rip-roaring good time. This year we present our newest HULLABALOO! “Frankenstein, the
little monster”. Just how is a little monster created you ask? With snips and snails and puppy dog tails? Or sugar and spice and everything nice? And when a little monster runs amok, who will save the village? The HULLABALOO! “Frankenstein, the little monster” is perfect for the entire family, with rollicking good songs, silly jokes, dancing,
and much booing! and yaying! from the audience.

The script is by JANE founder and Artistic director Kim Bogus, and songs are by the award winning, nationally known musician Greg Paul.

One of the statements from JANE’s guiding values is “everyone has something to give”.
What JANE gives is the HULLABALOO! for FREE. That’s right, tickets are FREE for everyone.


From Stephanie:

Diana Abu-Jaber’s Birds of Paradise is set against the vivid backdrop of contemporary Miami and is a multilayered, beautifully textured novel about family and self, self-indulgence and generosity. Haunted by the disappearance of their ineffably beautiful daughter, Felice, two parents, Avis, an exquisitely talented pastry chef, and Brian, a corporate real estate attorney along with their son, Brian, will each be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. Meanwhile after five years of modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach, the elusive Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away.


From Allison:

Concordia University Hosts Community Events in October

PORTLAND, Ore. – Concordia University invites the public to attend the following community events this October 2011.

All events are free and open to the public and will take place on the Concordia University campus, 2811 NE Holman Street in Portland, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Concordia University website at www.cu-portland.edu.

Nursing Information Session- Mon., Oct. 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Learn about Concordia University’s Bachelor of Science in nursing degree during our monthly information sessions. For more information, go to www.cu-portland.edu/nursing.

Health Care Administration Info Session-Tues., Oct. 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Master of Teaching Info Night- Thurs., Oct. 20, 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

Apply now for elementary cohort beginning in January 2012. For more information, go to www.concordiateacher.com.

Master of Education and Special Ed. Info Session- Thurs., Oct. 20, 6-7 p.m.

Students interested in the Master of Education programs invited to attend. For more information, go to www.oregoneducator.com.

CU Sunday with the Wind Ensemble- Sun., Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m.

Living Savior Lutheran Church, 8740 SW Sagert St, Tualatin, OR 97062

The Concordia University Wind Ensemble will play several sacred pieces as part of the Sunday morning worship.

Concordia Preview Weekend- Fri-Sat., Oct 28-29, 1 p.m.

High School Seniors and Parents come and see what CU is all about! To receive more information call the Office of Admission: 503-280-8501!

Christi Crux Reformation Lectures- Oct 29-30, 7:00 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer will be the guest lecturer for the Christi Crux Lecture Series. The theme for this year’s lecture series is Translation It Is, That Openeth the Window, to Let in the Light.

Portland Reformation Festival- Sun,. Oct 30, 3:00 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church, 1015 SW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Zion Lutheran Church will host our annual all-city Reformation Festival Worship with Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer.

Come learn about Concordia’s Bachelors degree in Health Care Administration. For more information, go to www.cu-portland.edu/healthcare.cfm.


From Julie:
The next FREE DAY at the Japanese Gardens is Friday November 11, 2011 from 10-4.


From Joy:

NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED JEWELRY APPRAISER & GEMOLOGIST TO HOST WHAT IT’S WORTH EVENT AT FRED MEYER JEWELERS

WHO: Gregory E. Sherman, nationally acclaimed jewelry appraiser and one of the most highly qualified gemologists in the US will host What It’s Worth at Fred Meyer Jewelers.

With gemological credentials earned in New York, London, and the University of Nantes in France, Gregory E. Sherman is a 23-year jewelry industry professional with extensive experience in retail management, consulting, gemological research, jewelry appraising, teaching and training.

WHAT: This event is part mystery, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt. We’ve all heard the stories of someone discovering an item of great value that they unknowingly had for years. Who hasn’t secretly wondered if that could be you.

Limit one jewelry item per person on a first come first serve basis. The What It’s Worth service is not a full and complete appraisal, but a verbal approximation of value. Full and complete appraisals, which start at $75, can be scheduled during the event for a later date. The event is open to the public.

WHEN: Saturday, August 6th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Fred Meyer Jewelers new store located inside the Wilsonville Fred Meyer Store at 30300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road in Wilsonville, Oregon.


From Dawn:

Hi,
I’m looking to promote an upcoming art event at the Village Ballroom in Northeast. It’s my 2nd art show in Portland and I’d love to get some PDX folks there! There is a $3 cover/donation and there will be FREE food and beer!! Along with live music and of course….. cool art. Saturday, August 19th, 7:00pm – 10:00pm. 700 NE Dekum, Portland OR 97211.


From Courtney:

Join us at the Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust), a hub for ideas and urban community, for a unique series of outdoor concerts that tell a story about how to live deliberately in our bioregion. Learn about Ecotrust Programs and partner organizations to the tune of a homegrown music lineup, plucked from Portland’s varied and abundant music scene.

The Innovation Showcase will offer the chance to learn about local initiatives and connect with sponsors and organizations whose work corresponds with each evening’s theme. Topics include: water, food, energy, green building + forestry, and reliable prosperity.

All concerts will be powered by a solar generator from Solamor. Free bike valet provided.

Pedal. Listen. Connect.

JUNE 30
Theme: Water
Loveness Wesa and the Bantus with Everyday Prophets

JULY 7
Theme: Food & Farms
Typhoon with Wild Ones

JULY 14
Theme: Energy
Y La Bamba with (TBA 6/13)

JULY 21
Theme: Forestry (Green Construction & Materials)
Vagabond Opera with Boy and Bean

JULY 28
Theme: Reliable Prosperity
The Dimes with The Greater Midwest


From Heath:

PulsePDX is Portland’s New Zumba Experience! We have combined the high energy workout of a Zumba fitness class with the amazing lights and sounds of a night club for one exhilarating way to burn off some calories. Our classes are held each Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. We offer single class drop in tickets, Monthly Memberships, and a 10 Class Card package. We would love to be featured on your site to help increase visibility for our new business.


From Michael:
Ciao,
The 20th Festa Italiana Portland is coming August 25-27th. This is a big year for us and we would love your help getting the word out to the public. We are one of the largest and longest running events at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. We are an all volunteer, nonprofit organization that offers our Italian/American cultural event to the public with no admission charge.


From
From Stefanie:

I am the volunteer coordinator for the Interstate Farmers Market and we are looking for volunteers for both our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on May 7 and our regular
season markets – Wednesday afternoons 3-7pm next to Overlook Park and Saturday mornings 9am-1:30pm at De La Salle High School, both in North/ NE Portland from May 18 to September 28, 2011. If interested or want more info, please contact IFM.volunteer@gmail.com .


From Alyssa:

The Toyota Farm to Table Tour announced that Portland’s Hillsdale Farmers’ Market was chosen to be a part of the 2011 national tour that celebrates local cuisine across the country. The Tour will visit the Hillsdale Farmers’ Market on Sunday, May 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This national tour pairs local chefs with local farmers to offer complimentary tastings at Farmers’ Markets.


From Phil:
Useful Goods Exchange becomes Sunnyside Swap and Spring Cleanup…this is an awesome event that I have personally volunteered at for four years running. Friday, April 15th – Sunday, April 17th 2011


From Joe:

Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, set for Mago Hunt Center Theater, April 12-17

Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, will be performed April 12-17 in the Mago Hunt Center Theater on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except the Sunday performance, which is at 2 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The box office opens for reservations on April 4. For reservations, call (503) 943-7287.


From Samantha:

I wanted to share with you a new deal I’m promoting with my own Portland-based company, So Many Moments, in hopes you might want to share with the rest of your fan base.

So Many Moments is a wedding & portrait photography business, located in NW Portland, and we’re offering to buy a new iPad 2 to come complete with our ‘Keepsake Collection’ wedding photography package. All of our wedding albums come complete with an iPad friendly version, but if a couple books before April 30th 2011, we’ll also throw in the iPad!

The website is http://www.SoManyMoments.com
& check out more on the special on the blog here:

http://photographersam.blogspot.com


From Miss Frankie Tease:
Tiki Tease Time 4.22.11 at the Tonic Lounge $7 Adv. at Tonic Lounge $10 day of show
Tiki Tease Time Burlesque Show and Party starring the Lava Lounge Orchestra

Friday Apr. 22 (earth day)
9pm – 12:30 am, 21+
$7 adv. $10 day of show

From Brooke:
Greyson Chance & Cody Simpson Waiting 4U Tour
5/18/11 at 5:30pm
Roseland Theater
8 N.W. 6th Avenue 97209
Portland, OR
Link below for ticket info:
http://www.greyson-official.com/events/detail.aspx?eid=70870


From Columbia Gorge Women’s Association:
14th Annual “MOTHER’S DAY PLANT & GARDEN FAIR
Presented by the Columbia Gorge Women’s Association
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Seal and Waste Connections
Saturday – May 7, 2011
9 AM to 4PM
Camas High School Campus
26900 SE 15th St.
Camas, WA 98607
Website: www.cwplantfair.org.
Email: ladybugs@cwplantfair.org
Our first thirteen years were a tremendous success. So much so that
the fair is moving to the Camas High School Campus which offers ample
parking and easier access for both vendors and customers. We look
forward to another exciting event with over 70 regional nurseries and
local merchants displaying all types of plants and garden accessories.
Get in the gardening mood as you explore unique offerings of garden
art, wind chimes, planters, garden furniture, iron works, and much
more. Free for the children is the “Kids Zone”, presented again this
year by the Camas and Washougal High School Interact Club and
sponsored by Lowes. Kids can craft that “one of a kind” Mother’s
Day gift. Community volunteers will be helping throughout the day.
Come and enjoy the festive fair atmosphere at our new location.
The funds generated by the Garden Fair event go to sponsor
scholarships for local women who are returning to the workforce or
need to upgrade their skill levels in response to life changing
circumstances. We also fund scholarships for the “Displaced
Homemaker” program administered by the Clark College Foundation.


From Darcy:

Like your Mother always told you, “Eat Your Berries!”.

Attached is info and a logo for the first “Eat Your Berries” – The Oregon Berry Festival. Could you please post this to your event listings.

“Celebrate summer in Oregon at ‘Eat Your Berries!-The Oregon Berry Festival”. Come down to the Ecotrust Building in Portland, July 22nd & 23rd to taste and buy some of the season’s best berries and also sample amazing products made with Oregon’s berry bounty – There will be ice creams, pies, cobblers, jams, strawberry shortcake plus the unexpected taste treat like Marionberry BBQ sauce, red raspberry beer, cranberry chocolates, natural blueberry soda and much more.

This is a fun family event with a children’s activities, live entertainment on the “Blues Berry” stage, a Portland chef berry cook-off and a chance to win a berry hued bucket bike and eat your fill of Oregon berries. Admission is free! Open from noon to six on Friday, July 22nd and 11AM to six on Saturday, July 23rd.

Visit our website www.oregonberryfestival.com for more information. We are now accepting vendors, volunteers and entertainment submissions. Check back soon to buy tickets to the Gala Berry Dinner prepared by Executive Chef Phillipe Boulot and held at the Heathman Hotel on Saturday, July 23rd.”

This festival is a collaborative effort between The Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission, The Oregon Strawberry Commission, The Oregon Blueberry Commission and the Oregon Cranberry Growers Association. The Ecotrust of Oregon and The Portland Farmers Market are providing additional support. The festival is funded in part with a USDA specialty crop block grant through the Oregon Department of Agriculture.


From Jen:

I noticed on your Shopping Coupons page at
http://portlandonthecheap.com/shopping_coupons.html that you list several
sites that offer coupons and/or money-saving tips, but you didn’t seem to
reference any resources that help consumers AND charities at the same
time.

It’s just a suggestion, and you likely didn’t know about our site since
it’s fairly new, but you might want to consider listing KindCoupons.org.
KindCoupons not only helps consumers by listing great coupons, but also we
help charities by donating 50% of our profits back to them. It really sets
us apart from the rest of the sites out there (especially in this economy
where charitable giving has declined significantly).

Admittedly, I’m a little biased – but in the end, I’m sure you’d agree
that when looking out for your visitors’ best interests, it would make
sense to give them a wide variety of options to choose from. Especially,
since a lot fewer businesses give anything back to charity these days.

Thank you very much for your time.

Kind Regards,
Jen Miller
KindCoupons.org


From Ruby:

Have you wanted to splurge on a luxurious massage but just haven’t because it felt like 60 minutes just wasn’t enough time? Then, book now because a 90 minute massage is only $69 (Swedish full body). That’s only $9 more than a one hour massage, and it will leave you twice as relaxed. This special is not available with any other offers or discounts and expires 4-10-11. Please add $10 for prenatal massage, and $10 for hot stones. Book online at absolutelyflawlesspdx.com or call 503-619-6415

Ruby Buchanan
Absolutely Flawless

(503) 619-6415
2340 NW Westover Rd.
3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97210


From Amanda:

Milepost 5 Grand Opening Weekend April 8-10

The festival begins Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. with a traditional Feng
Shui Red Rice Blessing Ceremony, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony
at 8 p.m. with Portland Mayor Sam Adams and principal developer Brad
Malsin of Beam Development. The weekend-long festival includes art
exhibits in The Lofts lobby gallery and in The Studios building’s
two new art galleries. Artwork by the new residents of Milepost 5 will
also be on display throughout the second and third floor hallways of
The Studios building. The festival continues throughout the three days
with music, food and a beer garden in the restaurant and performance
space E.A.T., new businesses in the retail wing opening,
demonstrations and presentations by Milepost 5 residents, guided tours
of the property including on-going tours of the Lofts building by
Realty Trust Group, literary readings, a city-sponsored panel
discussion, film screenings, and a Bollywood/Bhangra dance party.
What: Milepost 5 Grand Opening Celebration
When: April 8-10, 2011
Where: 850 (The Studios) and 900 (The Lofts), N.E. 81st Ave, Portland,
Oregon 97213

*This is a free event and open to all ages

**On street parking—Please respect our neighbors and do not block
driveways!
Schedule of Events

Friday, April 8th

* 7 pm: Red Rice Blessing Ceremony by Milepost 5 resident Caroline
Patrick, Feng Shui Master.
* 8 pm: Ribbon-Cutting ceremony with Portland Mayor Sam Adams and
principal MP5 developer Brad Malsin, Beam Development.
* 9 pm: A Simple Colony, jazz, http://www.myspace.com/asimplecolony
* 10 pm to Midnight: DJ Prashant and Bollywood/Bhangra Dance party
* 7 pm to 10 pm: Art receptions in galleries, Open Studios 2nd and
3rd floor of Studios building.

Saturday, April 9th

* 10 am to 3 pm: Brunch at E.A.T.
* 11 am: Jessie Dettwiler, cello
* 12 pm: Tour of the Lofts building by Realty Trust Group, tour
starts in Lofts lobby.
* 1 pm: Guided tours of Milepost 5 buildings and grounds with
developers Brad Malsin and Ted Gilbert, and creative director Gavin
Shettler
* 1 pm: Alameda, folk/rock
* 2 pm: Green Spaces as Public Art–Presentation is by MP5 resident
and landscape architect, Hui Ward. Two public art projects in St.
Paul, MN and Portland, OR, the most livable cities in America, will be
presented as eco-district making strategies in retrofitting existing
buildings and infrastructure for meeting global environmental
standards, living building challenges, and watershed health
objectives. By harnessing the transformative power of nature and art,
public art not only serves as decentralized green infrastructure to
facilitate net-zero design and community-based self-sufficiency but
also creates place identity in the public realm through the making of
pilgrimage destinations and event spaces.
* 3 pm: Tour of the Lofts building by Realty Trust Group, tour starts
in Lofts lobby.
* 3:30 pm: Artist Housing Panel Discussions: The Art of Community—a
panel discussion with managers and residents of arts-focused live/work
spaces in the Northwest, discussing the successes and struggles of
organizing, developing and living in an intentional community.
Communities represented include Everett Station Lofts, Milepost 5,
Falcon Art Community, The Artistery, and the Department of Safety.
* 4:30 pm: Artists Can Own Too!—presentation of affordable housing
and ownership opportunities for artists and creatives by Portland
Housing Center, Proud Ground, and Milepost 5 Lofts.

**Panel Discussions Sponsored by Regional Arts and Culture Council and
the Office of the Mayor of Portland.

* 6 pm: Theo Danger’s Noir Cabaret,
* 8 pm: Autry! www.myspace.com/autrysmusic
* 9 pm to Midnight: Artists of Milepost 5, a showcase of music and
spoken word by Milepost 5 residents
* 10 am to 10 pm: Art receptions in galleries, Open Studios 2nd and
3rd floor of Studios building.

Sunday, April 10th

* 10 am to 3 pm: Brunch at E.A.T.
* 12 pm: Tour of the Lofts building by Realty Trust Group, tour
starts in Lofts lobby.
* 1 pm: Outside Voices, alt blues/rock
* 1 pm: Guided tours of Milepost 5 buildings and grounds with
developers and creative director
* 3 pm: Tour of the Lofts building by Realty Trust Group, tour starts
in Lofts lobby.
* 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Literary reading presented by Crow Arts Manor,
www.crowmanor.org
* 6 pm: Outside Voices, alt blues/rock
* 7 pm to 9 pm: Film screenings
* 10 am to 6 pm: Art receptions in galleries, Open Studios 2nd and
3rd floor of Studios building.


From Gina:

Did you know, the first thing people teach their new pup is how to ignore their name?

Puppy Pounce Kindergarten Voted Best of Portland by Willamette Week
• Pups ages 8 to 14 weeks at date of first class.
• Sliding scale, pay what you can

Call 503.349.3088 or e-mail jackpotgina@unleashyourself.biz to enroll in my *unique puppy program. Next class starting Saturdays/Tuesdays March 26th at 1:00pm and Tuesdays at 7pm. 8 lessons in the class series. March 26th, 29th, April 2nd, 5, 9, 12, 16 and 19th.
Imagine a young shark-toothed puppy loving and trusting you implicitly, because you don’t have to get mad, yell or spank.

During my Puppy Pounce program, you will not use force or bribes when interacting with pup. Instead, get ready to use play, that thing your puppy does best of all! Fun, effective and great for building a solid relationship between you and your pup.

What is different about what I offer… most mainstream puppy classes aren’t really designed for what’s natural in terms of how young puppies are genetically designed to learn. A pup needs to just plain move his/her little body around constantly in meaningless ways. And s/he needs to do that a whole lot more than s/he needs to be taught how to sit still in puppy class held in a distracting and many times stressful environment! I often work with people who have been through puppy kindergarten classes, that had graduated with honors. They come to me generally around 12 to 14 months of age seeking guidance for undesirable behaviors like reacting while on leash walks, not playing like they used to at dog parks and biting/lunging at people and other dogs. Based on my intense research this is often a direct result of common games in puppy classes like, playing with other pups while the owner holds the leash (intended to teach pup good manners like not biting other dogs too hard) and pass the puppy (intended to teach pups how to be handled by other people). Although trainers with good intentions have been offering this positive reinforcement format for many years (I did as well in the past). What needs to be payed attention too is follow up: we have more aggressive behaviors and shelter dogs then we ever have had before.
One of the worst fears people have is that their cute little orally-fixated pup will grow up to be a problem biter. Using Three Golden Gifts…*Guidance, Management and Education, we will teach you a new proactive way to interact with your pups . We will also prepare you for the adolescent and young adult phase. Your pup will interact with other pups and an older dogs to naturally rehearse the skills they have learned from mommy milk bags in the litter setting.

A requirement for this lifestyle approach to living with dogs requires a new thought process, intended to be the next generation in reinforcement training.

In appreciation,

Gina Micciulla
Unleashyourself.biz
503-349-3088


From Zoe:

We are a housing website that matches boomers and seniors nationwide.

We’ve also created a MEETUP group for Seniors and Boomers to meet face
to face and explore housing options in their region.
Anyone who is a member can submit ideas for a local meetup. We have
found this to be a VERY organic way to create community around a
shared housing model and are excited about the possibilities it
creates: http://www.meetup.com/Seniors-Homing-Together/
This is a great way for people to meet one another face to face in a
public place to explore shared housing. One of the venues we are
considering is a pubic library, where people can have access to
computers and register and explore other housing options as well.

Since our website is nationwide, we were hoping to be added to your
resource and links pages. The Seniors Homing Together Movement is
still in it’s infancy stages but we are so excited to share the
concept with others. At this point, the first 100 people to register
on the site from EACH STATE can sign up for free. The site will
eventually MATCH housemates and homeowners by lifestyle, region and
cost.

our website is: http://seniorshomingtogether.com

We’d love to know about your interest, share your site with our
members, and let people know about the positive strides we are all
making to keep active, engaged and happily moving forward in the next
stages of our lives.

We would appreciate if you could let PDX know we are a free website
for finding housing. Thank you so much! Looking forward to hearing
from you.

From Ryan:

We’re having an event next week that I think could be posted on your website. We’re starting up the world’s first non-profit pub. New idea. New vision. Amazing potential. Would love for you to share it on your site and get more people in the community out learning about what we’re doing and how they can be involved. We’re totally grass roots right now. It’s next Thursday at 7pm at our location and upstairs in the Village Ballroom. Here’s a flyer you can pass along as well.


From John:

Karaoke Kings PDX

Live Band Karaoke! Sing karaoke with a live band instead of a CD. The Karaoke Kings perform live band karaoke in Portland clubs and venues. Check out the website for more details .


From McKel:

Knit-a-Thon, January 15, 2011: All are welcome at this event to create
warm hats and scarves for people who need them most. The event takes
place from 8 am to 10 pm at Flying Cat Coffee Company at 3041 SE
Division. Patterns, mini-lessons, and free coffee for participants.
Bring any bulky yarn you have lying around. Donated yarn will also be
available for those who need it. Come for an hour or come for the
whole day!


From Alex:
I’m doing a live version of my podcast in a couple weeks and it’ll be
a cheap and entertaining event. Details below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/31/10

Read it and Weep Pays Homage to Keanu Reeves

Read it and Weep, a Portland-based comedy podcast, is making its stage
debut with a tribute to the incomparable Keanu Reeves. The comedy team
will be appearing for just one night—Saturday, January 15th at
10pm—at the historic ComedySportz Arena in Northwest Portland.
Tickets are just $5 at the door.

Read it and Weep is a weekly audio program that usually reviews bad
books, movies, and television shows. For their first live show, they
will be focusing instead on three works of cinematic genius: Sweet
November, Johnny Mnemonic, and, of course, Point Break.

The show will feature special guests, a Q&A session, and a live editor
to cut them off if the show stops being funny.

Tickets are available the night of the performance. More information
can be found at http://read-weep.com.

ABOUT Read it and Weep – Founded in 2009 by two comedians and a
baritoned intellectual, Read it and Weep has achieved a staggeringly
moderate amount of fame for their reviews of teen fiction, right-wing
political diatribes, new age self-help, and reality TV. They are
frequently referred to as “The Mystery Science Theater of books”
by people who haven’t listened to their episodes about movies.


From Travis:
Hello,
I’m writing in the hopes that you will list 80s Video Dance Attack’s New Year’s Eve party on your blog next week. It’s being a held at the Wonder Ballroom on NE Russell for the second year. Only $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 6 video screens and much, much more! A video dance party going until just before 2am. Doors and show start at 9pm. Tickets at Ticketmaster online, by phone, or outlets or at the Wonder Cafe. Thank You!! -Travis

www.80svideodanceattack.com

97.1 Charlie FM Presents this year – http://www.charliefm.com/pages/8785775.php?


From Allison:
Shopping on a tight budget? The Chinook Book mobile coupon pack has over $3,000 in coupons for the best green and local merchants, making it easy to drive less and save more! You can be one of 750 to win a coupon pack for free! Visit www.drivelesssavemore.com/chinookbook and play a quick scavenger hunt on the newly expanded Drive Less Save More website. A total of 750 winners will be randomly selected through January 31, 2011. Get yours today!


From Sarah:
Hello! We’re having an art show in February. It was a big hit last
year and hope you can spread the word.

2nd Annual Fun-A-Day PDX
Feb. 12th, 2011, 7pm-10pm
2800 SE Harrison Street, Portland, OR
www.artclash.com
Facebook: Fun-A-Day PDX

On Saturday, February 12th from 7 – 10 pm St. David of Wales hosts the
Artclash Collective’s second annual Fun-A-Day PDX. Organized by a
group of Philly ex-pats, Fun-A-Day PDX builds on Artclash’s annual
tradition (7 years strong) of organizing shows in Philadelphia.

Fun-A-Day is a simple concept that produces beautiful results.
Participants choose a project and produce one piece of artwork every
day for the entire month of January. The 31 resulting pieces create a
narrative outlining each artist’s journey through the first month of
the year. Projects vary from lighthearted to serious, high-brow to
low-brow. This year’s list of mediums includes sculptures, drawings,
paintings, writings, wool spinning, resumés, textiles, walking and
more!

The desire to create is a fundamental expression of humanity from
which we are often alienated or with which we are fearful of
interacting. Fun-A-Day seeks to remove the barriers to creativity by
offering opportunities and invitations for participation. We believe
everyone is an artist and everything you make is art; we seek to
create a welcoming forum for people to share what they do, to
strengthen existing communities of artists, and to kick-start new
ones.

The Fun-A-Day show is at St. David of Wales Church, a community hub in
the heart of southeast Portland. The show is a free and all-ages
event. Come out and see what your friends (and future friends) have
been up to during the first month of 2011!


From Frank:
The Rose Quarter is excited to welcome the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes for six big performances beginning December 23rd and going through December 26th.

Portland on the Cheap readers get ticket discounts!

Show Times:

12/23 @ 7pm

12/24 @ 1pm

12/25 @ 5pm

12/26 @ 11am, 2pm & 5pm

Gold Circle – $104.00 (Reg. $112.50)
Floor/100 level – $60.70 (Reg. $77.50)
200 Level – $43.70 (Reg. $54.50)
200 Level Ends – 26.25 (Reg. $32.00)

Youth (Ages 2-12) Prices:
Gold Circle – $104.00 (Reg. $112.50)
Floor/100 level – $37.75 (Reg. $77.50)
200 Level – $22.75 (Reg. $54.50)
200 Level Ends – 17.50 (Reg. $32.00)

No additional per ticket service charges. One $5 order fee applies.

*Please note that lower bowl tickets (100 & 200 Level) are SOLD OUT for December 23rd. 300 Level tickets are now available for this performance only.

Purchase tickets online:

https://groupsales.rosequarter.com/

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From Bruce:
A free performance of short plays and songs, performed by top-notch actors and musicians, free of charge, at the World Trade Center Theatre, SW Salmon & Naito Parkway. Tuesday, December 14th
Thank you!


From Allison:
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From Sarah:

Honeybee Happenings
When: Every Wednesday 10-11AM, October through March
Where: Meet at the Leach Botanical Garden Manor House
Weekly nature-related story time and craft activities for young children (Ages 1-6) and a caregiver with short outdoor explorations if weather permits. $2 per child. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit the web site or write to education@leachgarden.org.


From Matt:
Good afternoon,

Matt here, with Tawkk daily deals. We’re a new daily deal site in Portland, Oregon with a big focus on charity and local community. Merchants have showed great interest and our initial launch of a VIP Winterhawks package went great!

We’re making some minor improvements on the site, then plan to roll out new deals everyday after January 1.


From Jane! A Theater Company

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”
— Dr. Suess
JANE believes in adventure.
JANE believes theater enriches the lives of those in the community.
JANE believes theater gives us a chance to examine ourselves.
JANE believes we all have something to give.
JANE believes fun is good.

It’s that time of year again!

JANE a theater company presents The Holly Jolly Hullabaloo!
Hansel and Gretel
November 26 – December 19
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm

Theater!Theatre!
3430 SE Belmont

All performances are FREE!

First come, first served

In the grand tradition of British panto, the Hullabaloo! is at it again! Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods. They meet a band of directionally challenged Pirates, and the hijinks begin. Of course, the Witch makes an appearance to add some “drama” in the way only the Hullabaloo! can provide. This show is appropriate for the whole family.

With funny and beautiful songs by nationally known, award-winning song writer Greg Paul, and a script by local actress/producer/writer Kim Bogus.

Part of JANE’s mission statement says,”JANE believes we all have something to give.” And the Hullabaloo! is what we are giving. All performances are FREE! First come, first served.


From Becca:

Dec 6th, 2010
7:30pm-9pm
at Classic Piano Recital Hall
3303 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland

Christmas Concert hosted by Every Family Needs Music Group Piano Lessons Studio (5311 SE Powell Blvd #202) and Classic Piano of Portland
National concert artist, Joanne Smith, Mike Urquhart, president of EFNM and Tom Morrison, director of education of EFNM will be performing.


Hello,
I would like to submit to Portland on the cheap a wonderful thai massage therapist. Emily Gaspar, LMT, Integrative Thai Bodywork, is offering a special. “Refer a friend and receive 25% off your massage and your friend receives 25% off their massage.”
Here is a little bit about her practice:
Integrative Thai Bodywork applies medical massage to areas of injury, stress, or anatomical imbalance. This practice also involves traditional Thai stretching and compression techniques that have been used affectively for over 1000 years. Here’s a start to a new approach on health care.


From Molly:
Free museum access from Bank of America is coming again on November 6th and 7th This program is available the first full weekend of every month through December 2010.

Bank of America’s Museums on Us program offers Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holders free access to the below museums the first full weekend of every month through the rest of the year (this time, Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7) just by showing their cards.

The Portland Museums are:
Pittock Mansion***
Portland Art Museum


From Sheila:
$5.00 Yoga Classes ALL day, every Wednesday at Yoga NW in NW Portland.


From Frank:
Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate! comes to the Rose Garden for 7 big performances over Halloween weekend.

“Let’s Celebrate!,” features more than 50 favorite Disney characters from 16 different stories in a jam-packed celebration of holidays and festivals from around the world.

Special Ticket Discounts for Portland on the Cheap!

Thur-Sun October 28-31, 2010

VIP: $62 (reg $81)
Lower 100Level (rows 2-10): $36 (reg $50)
100/200 Level: $16 (reg $28)
300 Level: $12 (reg $23)

*There are no per ticket service fees, only a one-time $5 processing charge for each order

Order Online:
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DUST & ILLUSIONS, A documentary. 30 YEARS OF BURNING MAN
October 14th 2010 9pm
Cinema 21

After sold out screenings through the states, and a success at Film Festivals, here is the only chance to see the film in Portland. DIRECTOR will be in attendance for Q&A.

TICKETS: http://dustandillusions.com/blog/portland-screening-oct-14th-2010
Invite 200+ friends at this Facebook event from Portland and get a FREE ticket.

ABOUT THE FILM: Dust & Illusions explores 30 years of history of the Burning Man event. Born in the underground of San Francisco in the 1980s, the festival became the largest counter- cultural event in North America. It is unique in that it is created by the people who come to the event, the participants, not the organizers, and in that sense it has survived its original ideals/utopias, but the ideas have been eroded by time, pressure from the larger society. The film is a look at this necessary evolution and expansion and questions our ability to stand behind those ideals over a lifetime.


From Lynn:

“Hi, we are a local PDX based company who developed a iphone last year to help local merchant post real time free deals to users via the iphone. Our app is still running however now we are launching a “daily deals” feature in 2 weeks.” Take a look at the web site here.


From John:

Steve Forbert to Perform in Concert at the University of Portland October 13

Steve Forbert, the great American singer, songwriter, and composer is known for crafting short stories accompanied by vibrant music. He will be giving a performance on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. This concert is free and open to the public.

“From the beginning of my career I’ve always been about the songs,” Forbert once said. “Music should be truthful and real, but it should also be uplifting and healing.”

Forbert was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in 2006, and his thirty records combine rock, folk, jazz, blues, and roots. His performance is sponsored by Portland Magazine, the Honors Program, and the Schoenfeldt Writers Series.

Growing up in Meridian, Miss., Forbert first picked up the guitar at age 10. Frustrated with his job as a truck driver, the restless singer/songwriter moved to New York City at 21, where he performed for spare change in Grand Central Station before working his way up through the Manhattan club circuit. Eventually Forbert signed a recording contract and opened for artists like Talking Heads and John Cale.

As the years pass, the indefinable honesty and dignity of Forbert’s approach to music continues to have an almost magical spell on his loyal coterie of fans. Undeniably, there is something immensely appealing in his laconic delivery and hesitant assertions which still draw listeners into a universe where common people make difficult choices and occasionally win.


From Carye:
Sunday Oct 3, 2010
Hidden Portland: Old Town/Chinatown Walking Tour & Reading
Union Station, 800 NW 6th
2pm (2-3 hours)
Free
Join author & Illustrator (and Portland’s Museum Lady), Carye Bye on a free walking tour and reading in Oldtown/Chinatown.

Hidden Portland: Museums & Collections (nomads, an imprint of bedouin books, 2010) celebrates a wide release of the pocket size artist book and travel guide of Portland Oregon’s hidden small museums and hidden treasures in Portland’s more well known establishments. The book covers over 50 museums and other curious collections plus has lists of free museums, discount days, tour ideas, and the Museum Lady’s Top 10 Hidden Treasures.

This is the first museum walking tour for Bye, but since 2005 she has led over two dozen Museums by Bike tours. Hidden Portland: Museums & Collections is the perfect size book to take with you on the streets of Portland to explore. Come along on a walking tour and hear Carye Bye read from her book about the nooks and crannies, collections and curiosities in the Old Town/Chinatown area.


From Jennifer:

“Portland on the Cheap!

Please see attached press release for an event that begins this Thursday the 16th at Alpenrose Dairy and runs through the 19th. This event is the Quarter Midget Racing Regions, NO, not Midgets like small people, but Midgets like small cars! This event will feature some of the top kids in the league racing to win the title of Champion, but also the opportunity to advance onto Nationals.”


From Ali:

“I started a website about a month ago called www.pdxkidscalendar.com

It’s a comprehensive listing of kid-friendly events in PDX. It is sorted by date on the main page, but you can also sort by quadrant and by type of activity. Although I try to include all events that sound cool, most of them happen to be free or at least cheap. I think it would be a good resource for your readers…”


From Jeremy:
Nathan Clark George will be in Portland for a special night of music and
worship September 17th, 7:00PM at Central Bible Church 8815 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220-5861. Tickets are free, a free will offering will be taken.


From Dianne:
“Birthday freebies: Gustav’s gives a free Apple Strudel!”


From Bank of America:
“Free museum access from Bank of America is coming again on September 4-5! This program is available the first full weekend of every month through December 2010.
Bank of America’s Museums on Us program offers Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holders free access to the below museums the first full weekend of every month through the rest of the year (this time, Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5) just by showing their cards. The Portland area museums are the Pittock Mansion and Portland Art Museum.”


From Daniel:
“Greetings, friends! Attached is the latest and final press release for Portland’s first Candlelit Concert for Clean Energy. This benefit concert is sponsored by the Music Studio on Harrison Hill at Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in SE Portland on September 11 at 7:30 pm. Please consider listing and promoting it among your communities and friends.”


From the Oregon Zoo:
“We’ve raised our discounted admission on the Second Tuesday of every month from $2 to $4. The MAX discount still applies, and since these are busy days, we strongly encourage folks to avoid the parking headaches and take MAX. Thanks!” The next $4 Oregon Zoo Day is on Tuesday, September 14th!


From Joe at the University of Portland:
“Patrick Jordan, managing editor at Commonweal Magazine – an independent journal of opinion managed by lay Catholics – is set to give a lecture on legendary Catholic activist Dorothy Day on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. on campus at the Buckley Center Auditorium, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The lecture is free and open to the public and sponsored by the University’s Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture in conjunction with the Commonweal Speakers Program, made possible by a generous gift from James H. Duffy…The Blanchet House in Portland’s Old Town, founded by University of Portland alumni who in 2010 were awarded the Christus Magister medal at Commencement – the University’s highest honor, was modeled on Dorothy Day’s example.”

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From Frank:

The Rose Quarter is excited to welcome SportFight: Boiling Point to The Theater of the Clouds on Saturday, July 10th at 7pm.

Fresh off his TKO win at Strikeforce Challengers, SportFight founder and MMA superstar Matt “The Law” Lindland has put together yet another adrenaline-pumping night of mixed martial arts action at the Theater of the Clouds on Saturday, July 10th at 7pm.

SportFight XXVIII: Boiling Point will offer up a stacked fight card featuring some of the most skilled and exciting athletes from both the Northwest and beyond.

This installment of SportFight will also have a distinct international flavor, featuring two top Brazilian fighters: the nephew of Hermes Franka—Lucca Franka taking on Japanese sensation Eddie Matsuura.

There will be two belts on the line at Middle Weight as Casey Manrique takes on Damian Dantibo.

For the Heavy Weight Title, Daniel Stewart of Team Quest Faces the California sensation DJ Linderman.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had this much talent on a card before,” says Lindland, President of SportFight, LLC. “We’re flying in some top international fighters, in addition to some of the best free agent fighters out there. We’re talent deep, and we’re heavyweight deep. On paper, this could be one of the better shows that we’ve had.”

Portland on the Cheap readers get the opportunity for some great ticket discounts:

Floor /Section 101: $38 (reg $55)
100 Level: $27 (reg $40.75)
200 Level: $15 (reg $25)

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Looking for more? Get the Boiling Point VIP Experience!

Package includes:

A seat at a VIP Table on the Floor of the Rose Garden
Prefight Meet-and-Greet with Fighters
VIP Access to Weigh in Party at Grand Central Blowing Lounge on July 9th
VIP Access to Post Fight After Party at Barracuda Nightclub
Commemorative VIP Laminate
Dirty Boxer/Sportfight Merchandise pack

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From Tim:

*** Save $5 off tickets to SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – Saturday June 19, 2010 performance (see below for details)

Four actors and a baby grand … Staged! brings the summer musical to Milagro — unplugged!

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

It’s about one moment.

Hitting the wall and having to make a choice.

Taking a stand or turning back.

From a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship … from a young man who hopes basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to the wife of a certain North Pole resident who loves her husband but just can’t face another Christmas alone … it’s the hard choices and startling discoveries we make at pivotal moments in life that drive the songs and stories of this intimate Off-Broadway hit, a theatrical song cycle filled with love, laughter, adventure and, above all, passion for life. Join us as Miracle Theatre Group and Staged! Portland’s Musical Theatre Series collaborate to strip the summer musical down to its bare essence: compelling stories shared through song presented in the acoustic setting of the Milagro Theatre.

*** SPECIAL OFFER FOR PORTLAND ON THE CHEAP READERS … Purchase tickets for the performance on Saturday, June 19 at 8pm and upon checkout enter coupon code CHEAP to save $5 off each premium or regularly priced ticket (subject to availability; handling charges will apply; must be purchased in advance) when purchased online from http://www.pdxtix.net/milagro. ***

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD plays June 18-July 3, 2010 at the Milagro Theatre (525 SE Stark St., Portland). Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $17-$22 ($13 for students/seniors) when purchased in advance; $24-$29 ($19 for students/seniors) at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling 503-236-7253, online from www.milagro.org or in person from the PDX Ticket Network community box office at the Hollywood Theatre daily 1-9 p.m. For more information about the production, visit www.milagro.org or www.stagedpdx.org.

• Listen to a sample of the music: http://www.pcpa.org/songsedit.mp3

• See photos: http://www.flickr.com/miracletheatregroup

• Visit the SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD event page on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/SONGSonFacebook


From Darren:

Please consider ‘Third Third Thursday,’ a close-in SE Portland one-night apartment art gallery installation. Thursday, June 17th from 5:00pm – sundown.


From Nelda:

Don’t forget to mention the big Vancouver Recycled Arts Festival in Ester Short Park on the 26th and 27th!
It’s a great event. Thanks.


From John:

Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic operetta, The Mikado, is this summer’s presentation by Mock’s Crest Productions, a summer professional theater company supported by the University of Portland.

The Mikado will be presented from June 4-27 with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. in Mago Hunt Center Theater on campus, 5000 North Willamette Blvd.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and students, and $23 per person for groups of ten or more. All seats are reserved and may be ordered through the Hunt Center Box Office starting May 10 by calling 503-943-7287.


From Diana:
Portland Public Programs for Sri Karunamayi will be held May 24th and 25th at the Unity Church of Portland. The Monday and Tuesday programs are free and there is a retreat on Wednesday for a small entry fee and required registration. It’s a once a year event to meet an Indian saint named Sri Karunamayi, Amma who is currently on tour around the United States. There is a chance for anyone who wants to meet her for an individual blessing and there is a public program and specific blessings for students who wish to participate in that part of the program. Also a one day meditation retreat is offered for a small fee and registration.


From PSU Friends of History:
The PSU Friends of History will present a free lecture by Professor Bill Robbins on Oregon Statesman Monroe Sweetland on Tuesday, May 11.

Where would Portland State University be today without the influence of elder statesman Monroe Sweetland, who guided the legislation that turned Portland State College into an urban university?

The answer to this and other questions will be found in a free FRIENDS OF HISTORY lecture on Oregon Statesman Monroe Sweetland (1910-2006) to be given by his biographer, retired History Professor Bill Robbins in the Smith Center Browsing Lounge (Room 238) on Tuesday, May 11 starting at 7pm.

When Monroe Sweetland died in 2006, just four years shy of the century mark, he was the last of the old school of politicians; a tireless idealist and native Oregonian who never forgot his roots. He poured as much of his energies into organizing unions, battling for civil rights, and in turning the ideological shift of Oregon from conservative to liberal. But his gift to Portland State College was in leading the charge to turn the college into Portland State University over the objection of other similar state institutions.

Professor Robbins is a respected author and leading historian in Western American studies who has retired from teaching at Oregon State University. In 1997, he was conferred the honorary title of “Distinguished Professor” in recognitiion of his significant contributions to the field of history.
His books include Colony and Empire (1994) and Oregon: This Storied Land (2005).

WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
WHERE: SMITH MEMORIAL CENTER, ROOM 238 (BROWSING LOUNGE)
1825 SW Broadway
TIME: 7pm
COST: Free
INFO: (503) 725-5473


From Casi:

Free lecture on “Winston Churchill, Anglo-America and the “Special Relationship” to be presented by the PSU Friends of History on April 30, featuring Sir David Cannadine.

WHAT: Free lecture: the FOH 2010 ENDOWED LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY
WHEN: Friday, April 30, 2010
PLACE: PSU’s Hoffman Hall, 1833 SW 11th on the PSU campus
TIME: 7pm
LECTURER: Sir David Cannadine
COST: Free and open to the public


From Shannon:

Hawthorne Family Playschool is having an event on Saturday, April 17th from 4pm – 7pm at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion. The Annual Dance Party & Silent Auction is a fun, free and family-friendly auction & dance party to support our school!
Awesome local goods and services at the right price
Great homemade food
Live entertainment: Greasy Kid Stuff for your dancing shoes and Rick Huddle for belly laughs
Kids’ activity area
Art show by Zimbabwe Artists Project

All ages welcome, costumes encouraged!


From Vicki:

Hi there – I just wanted to let you know about some free events happening in April in Washington County.

Hearing Voices, our annual storytelling festival is drawing near. This year, it’s April 11 – 19, which is also National Library Week. We have one national performer, Willy Claflin, and several local performers (Oregon Shadow Theatre, Nuestro Canto, and the Brody Theater).

There are 12 performances, plus a storytelling workshop with Claflin, and a story swap hosted by the Portland Storytellers’ Guild. One performance by Nuestro Canto will be entirely in Spanish.


From Sally:

Here’s a great spring family event!

13th Annual “MOTHER’S DAY PLANT & GARDEN FAIR”

Presented by the Columbia Gorge Women’s Association
Saturday – May 8, 2009
9 AM to 4PM
Downtown Camas, Washington
4th Avenue between Adams and Everett – Dallas, Cedar & Birch between 3rd & 5th.

Our first twelve years were a tremendous success, and we look forward to another exciting event with over 80 regional nurseries and local merchants displaying all types of plants and garden accessories. Get in the gardening mood as you explore unique offerings of garden art, wind chimes, planters, garden furniture, iron works, and much more. Free for the children is the “Kids Zone”, sponsored by Lowes. Kids can craft that “one of a kind” Mother’s Day gift. Community volunteers will be helping throughout the day. Make this an exciting day to meander along the streets of Camas and enjoy the pristine small town atmosphere. Come and enjoy the day with your family and friends.

The funds generated by the Garden Fair are used to fund scholarships for local women who are returning to the workforce or need to upgrade their skill levels in response to life changing events such as divorce, widowhood, layoff, disability, etc. We also are currently funding a scholarship for the “Displaced Homemaker” program administered by the Clark College Foundation.


From Adam:

I wanted to let you know that Bank of America sponsors a free museum weekend in Portland. It gives cardholders free access to the Pittock Mansion and Portland Art Museum April 3-4 and the first weekend of every month until December 2010. The nationwide program provides cardholders free access to 120 of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Customers should remember to check their respective museums’ websites for holiday hours.


From Angela:
We’re hosting a free event for knitters on Wednesday, April 7th at Ecotrust downtown. There will be a panel discussion with a few local designers, a raffle, lots of yarn to touch, and the first 200 knitters through the door will get a coupon for 10% off their next yarn purchase. Event runs from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. For more information, please click here.


From Simon:
The Subterranean Howl, all ages original rock band at The Green Drop Garage located at 1417 SE 9th, Portland OR on Saturday, April 3rd 8 pm- 11 pm. Free beer and free homeade cookies.
For more info on our band www.thesubterraneanhowl.com…and feel free to download our first album for free on the website.


From Mandy:

Alpenrose Easter Egg Hunt

Date: April 3rd

Times: 10:30 AM for kids 3-5, 11:30 AM “Just for Moms” diamond necklace and earrings hunt and 12:30 PM for kids 6-8.

Location: 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR

Number of chocolate eggs distributed: over 20,000

Top prizes: 6-foot Easter bunnies for the kids and diamond jewelry for the moms

Event tip: Arrive early


From Lisa:

Here’s a cheap fun way to have fun this holiday. No payment required!

Please watch You Tube to see how to get Jollified and please feel free to share with friends! Lets see how far around the world we can create some smiles!

For those who don’t have web cams you can still check out the video and can view the photo gallery on the site.


From Ali:

Portland’s new men’s salon, Y-Chrome, celebrates its grand opening offering FREE haircuts with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy to benefit local children in need, Wednesday, Dec. 16th.

The event takes place at Y-Chrome’s new salon in downtown Portland at 609 SW Washington Ave. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


From Ben and Sara:

Just wanted to suggest an even this upcoming week

December 8-11 Portland Saturday Market will be hosting an Artisan Holiday Show at Pioneer Courthouse Square featuring artisans who handcraft all their items. It will be a great and free venue fun for all ages and supporting of local artisans in the Portland area. It will be open 11:30am – 6:30pm


From Cheryl:

We have a two-part Tree Lighting event going on in West Linn this coming weekend. There’s the tree lighting events from 6-9 at West Linn Central Village and the holiday craft at the library next door from 5-7.


From Brittney:

I have a great event/giveaway opportunity I think would be perfect for Portland on the Cheap. This Wed. they are hosting a big Sorel party at the Columbia store in downtown Portland, which will include a fashion show, a hot chocolate and schnapps bar and a bunch of giveaways, including a $500 Columbia shopping spree.

Here’s the overall info:

· Who: Sorel

· What: Apres Ski Trunk Show and Fashion Event

· Where: Columbia Flagship Store, 911 SW Broadway, Portland OR

· When: Wed., Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30pm

· Why: Glam up your footwear wardrobe, mingle, shop and sip the signature drink, the Joan of Arctic (hot cocoa and butterscotch schnapps). Enter to win a $500 Columbia shopping spree and other prizes – drawing at 7pm.

· RSVP: portlandrsvp@sorel.com


From Justin:
Halloween Hunt
October 31, 2009 12:00pm – 4:00pm
The Pearl District

The Halloween Hunt is a family friendly event happening in the Peasl District. Participating businesses will be handing out treats for all our Trick-or-Treaters! Come down to the Pearl for this once a year event!!!


From Tim:
I would like to extend an offer to you and your readers for our annual Day of the Dead celebration, this year titled CANTA Y NO LLORES (Sing and Don’t Cry):

Half-price tickets ($11 plus handling) for the 8 p.m. performance on Saturday, October 31, 2009 when you purchase online by October 29, 2009 from www.pdxtix.net/milagro with coupon code CHEAP.

Below is more information about the show, which is bilingual (English and Spanish) and appropriate for ages 5 and up.

From Oct. 30 through Nov. 15, 2009, Miracle Theatre Group is pleased to present CANTA Y NO LLORES (Sing and Don’t Cry), an original, bilingual celebration of the Day of the Dead created by Martín Milagro, directed by Olga Sanchez and sponsored by El Hispanic News.

Every fall, the dead are commemorated in a lively show of dance, music and theatre in Portland’s longest-running Day of the Dead celebration. This year, los muertos return singing old-time tunes that harken back to another era when times were tough and tradition was one of the few things folks could call their own. In the middle of the Great Depression, at a camp near where WPA workers are constructing Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, five strangers arrive from different parts of the country in search of work and a place to call home. Even as they must shed one way of life for another, and though they have lost everything they hold dear, optimism lives on. Funny and irreverent, Canta y no llores (Sing and Don’t Cry) reminds us all that the only thing to fear — in life or death — is fear itself.


From Carl:
In two weeks – Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, St Josef’s Winery will be celebrating its 27th Annual Grapestomping Festival. Planted in 1978 St Josef’s is one of the older wineries in Oregon founded when there were just 30 wineries in Oregon- now there are over 400. The Grapestomping began as proprietors, Josef & Lilli who emigrated from Germany, wanted to pass on a little bit of the harvest spirit to the people of the Pacific Northwest. Since running a vineyard and winery is a lot of hours and hard work, they believe it is important to start the busy “crush” season off with a lighthearted approach. St Josef’s first began having fun with the Grapestomping by hosting locals and neighbors with a small party and stomping in small wooden tubs. It has grown to involve not only stomping in a 8 foot tall 600 gallon Oak barrel, but great wine, Bavarian music and food in a casual, relaxed European atmosphere.

In addition to Grapestomping contests held throughout each day a great German Band from Bavaria will be performing from noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t worry about diligent training for the stomping – St Josef’s will pick a partner for you’re if you are fortunate enough to get selected. Lilli’s homemade sauerkraut and 400 lbs of special recipe sausages, along with other local foods will also be available adding to the flair of the event. The tasting room will be featuring all of the current varietals and all of the reserve wines as well as the biggest case discounts of the year. Tours with the winemaker will happen throughout the day. St Josef’s Winery has been producing premium varietal wines since 1981 and has won many local and national awards. It remains proudly family owned and operated. Among the wines made are Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lesprit (Gewürztraminer), Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Riesling.

The 27th Annual Grapestomping Festival Hours are 12-6 both Saturday and Sunday Sept 26 & 27th.

St Josef’s is located at 28836 S Barlow Road, Canby, Oregon. (503) 651-3190.
Admission is $10 for those over 21, and includes souvenir wine glass, wine tasting and additional $10 off all case discounts.


From Mike:
The Multnomah County Library is hosting a panel discussion on New Media, Old Media, and the Future of Investigative Journalism on Saturday, October 3, from 1-3 pm in the US Bank Room at the Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave.) This event culminates our celebration of Banned Books week. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Space available on a first-come, first-served basis.


From Anna:
I wanted to let you know that Anna Marie Esthetics is offering $40 (50 min) Lavender Infused Calming Facials through the month of October. This rate is over half-off what most spa’s charge for the same treatment using the same products. Anna Marie Esthetics supports low-cost skin care and reiki for individuals who are often priced out of these services.
Call (206)799-9262 to book today or check out our website.


From David:
Aikido school offers first month free
As a community service, Aikido classes are offfered at the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge, 4834 N Lombard St. First month is alway free for Adult and youth students. After free trial month, the lodge offers partial and full scholarships for low income youth. Adult classes are $55/month and youth classes are $35/month. Family rates are available as well. Youth classes, age 5-13, are M/W/F 4:30-5:30 PM. Adult classes are M/W/F 5:45-6:45 PM. More information available at 503-922-2563.
Thanks for helping spread the word about this program.


From Liz:
I wanted to let you know that the Quiznos Toasty Toasty promotion that enables customers to buy one of four classic subs for regular price and get a second for just $1 is still running and growing by the day. Visit www.toastytoasty.com for full details on this and all Quiznos promotions. On the site, there is a store locater that customers can use to identify local participating stores.


From Jeremy
I thought you might like to know about the Pictures in the Park, Free Family Movie Nights at Main Street Park in Gresham. The movies will be shown each night in August. We will be giving out free popcorn and soda for the third year in a row.

Here is the schedule:
7:15 live music with local artists
8:00-8:30 movie starts

Movie list:
August 7th, Everyone’s Hero
August 14th, Cinderfella
August 21st, Horton Hears a Who
August 28th, To Be Announced


From Steve
You are all welcome to join us each Wednesday at LO High School for the LO All-Comers meet. All ages welcome as we have special event for toddlers. Bring the entire family and enjoy a great evening of fun. Ribbons for all participants.

Wednesdays July 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Lake Oswego School High School, 6:00pm registration starts at 5:30pm.
$2.00 per athlete, unlimited events. Long Jump, High Jump, shot put, turbo jav, 100, 200, 400, 800, hurdles, and more including the always fun “Predict-a-Mile”, a 3k cross country course, and mixed 4×100 relay. Special events for toddlers. Ribbons for all.

Sponsored by Foot Traffic, LO Parks and Recreation, and the LO Track/Cross Country Booster Clubs.


    From Lara
    Saturday, August 1st, 2009: Movement Arts Fair II @ Kung Fu Outreach. Try 4 classes in 3 hours including Partner Yoga, Parkour, Kung Fu and CrossFit. $15 to pre-register, or $20 at the door.


    From Robyn (6/24/09)
    Hacienda CDC, a Portland nonprofit program is offering a free tamale to those who sign up for the mailing list. They run a great program where low income women get entrepreneurial training. Then they put the skills into practice when they make tamales with their family recipes and sell them at farmers markets. I would suggest getting a few extra tamales, or a beverage with your free tamale and tipping well since the tamales are good (they vary by the women who make them) and the cause is good!


    From Tim (06/23/09)
    Although the Miracle Theatre doesn’t start its 26th season until October, here’s an offer toward the already super-affordable season tickets. Purchase season tickets (any package) by June 30, 2009, and Miracle Theatre / Teatro Milagro will waive the $5 per person handling fee. Best deal: Preview package of five shows for only $11 per show. It’s a huge savings over the regularly priced $20-$22 tickets, and all subscription tickets can be easily exchanged if your schedule changes (a small upgrade fee applies for some packages). To order or to request a brochure, call 503-236-7253, ext. 113


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