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Oregon Walks Keeps Portland Walkable

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I discovered Oregon Walks last year while co-hosting a walk for its annual Walktober. Now, I know Oregon Walks does more than promote walks throughout the Portland metro area. Instead, it is a state-wide pedestrian advocacy organization that promotes safe, convenient, and attracting walking routes for everyone. Oregon Walks works hard to keep Oregon and Portland walkable.

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How to Find a Tudor Revival

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Ladd’s Addition is one of my favorite neighborhoods. It’s an area of town that almost reminds me of Europe, with it’s traffic circles and diagonal street design. Ladd’s Addition is also home to some of the best Old Portland architecture you’ll find in town. Walk down any street, and you’ll find a mixture of Old Portland home styles. I took …

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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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The Art And Integrity of Eve Styles

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Portland is teeming with talent. I know I’ve said this before, but if you slow down and take the time to get to know the people around you, you can’t help but discover talent. Eve Styles, the creative director behind the independent fashion label Eve Skywalker, is one of those amazing discoveries. She is a talented and creative fashion designer, …

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It’s a Portland Bungalow, Says Eric

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What Kind of House is This?  That’s a question I asked myself often when I first moved here. I still vividly remember how I felt when I saw all the old neighborhoods, full of old houses with such character and style. The neighborhoods felt almost magical. I’d heard the terms bungalow, craftsman, and tudor before, but I wasn’t really quite …