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Four Years of Creative Pairings Portland Wine Shop

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Last Saturday I stopped by my favorite wine shop in town, Pairings Portland Wine Shop. If you haven’t been there, you have really missed something special. Pairings Portland Wine Shop is one of the most creative places you will visit. The owner, Jeffrey Weissler, is not only a wine expert, but also a very ingenious wine pairings expert. At Pairings Portland Wine Shop you’ll learn how to pair wine to your favorite food, movie, or dog breed or even to your mood.

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Bike Love from Jim Rowley

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I will now be sharing and featuring photos that express the spirit of Portland taken by photographers in and around Portland. If you’d like to contribute photos, please contact me. I recently collected these wonderful bicycle photos from Jim Rowley. You can find more of Jim’s photos at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jim-rowley.html?tab=artwork. Portland Bike Love from Jim Rowley Photo Credit: Jim Rowley Photo credit: …

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Meet Local Makers Summer Pop-Up Market

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Ullika Pankratz of UP Design Lounge Design Studio and I have put together a special “Meet Local Makers” Summer Pop-Up Market. We are transforming Living Room Realty’s beautiful Southeast office on June 18 into a pop-up market place for the day! Stop by and enjoy this great opportunity to meet and shop from some very talented local makers. Many of these artists …

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Streetcar to Montavilla

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Montavilla is bustling. Every time I walk down Montavilla’s commercial strip on SE Stark Street I notice changes. New eateries, new pubs, and new businesses. The streets are busy, parking is getting harder to find, and the sidewalks are full. Streetcar Neighborhood: Montavilla is one Portland’s “Streetcar Neighborhoods.” Portland is famous for its pocket neighborhoods, each with their own unique …

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The Colorful Fabric of Buckman

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Buckman is one of Southeast Portland’s historical, fascinating and popular neighborhoods. I recently took a walking tour of Buckman with Positively Portland Walking Tours. As always on one of these tours, I gained a greater appreciation for the neighborhood. We spent a little over two hours meandering the area gawking at what Eric Wheeler calls eye candy and absorbing the …

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Celebrating Two Years of Faces from the Neighborhood

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Faces From The Neighborhood Slide Show I can’t believe it’s been two years now that I’ve had the good fortune to interview and share the stories of all these wonderful people here in Portland.  There’s a little slide show at the link above of all who have shared with me.  Thank you all of you for making this blog what …