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A City Guide to Portland

Finding a Place to Live
Portland Pictures: Portlandground.com What does Portland really look like? Great pictures organized by neighborhood.
Portlandmaps.com: This is an extraordinary resource. Just type in an address or intersection in Portland and you can see all sorts of info including topo, crime, satellite photos, improvements, property taxes, and tons more.

Renting
bestportlandrentals.com:
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- Really nice apartments in good neighborhoods. (503)-274-4066
Portland Craigslist Classifieds: A wonderful (and free) service. Craigslist is knocking newspapers out of business because their goal is to help people--instead of getting as much money per warm body as possible...like for example...
The Oregonian Classifieds Online: Since it's the only real daily paper, some listings are only here. Most listings are only in the Sunday edition (which you can buy Saturday).
Willamette Week Classifieds online: Major Portland Weekly

DRIVE: Figure out where you want to live and get in your car or vice-versa. Some apartments are only advertised with little for-rent signs on the lawn. You might find a deal, but more likely a property manager too cheap to advertise isn't going to give up much.

Buying a House
Movingtoportland.net: Real Estate Agent Susan Martens runs an Excellent website. I don't know if she is a good agent or not, but this is a terrific resource for anyone moving to Portland. If she gives the same attention to her clients, you should be in good hands.
MLS is the multiple listing system. To help sell a house, a broker can put it on this system. He loses part of his commission, but everyone in the world (including you) can find the house on the MLS. Here are a couple places to start your hunt:
Re MAX is a big broker. This is their homesearch and MLS page.
Residential MLS is a site dedicated to helping you search the MLS

Other Portland Guides that are Better than this one:
Hey! It's not like I'm making any money from this. So not surprisingly some people are doing the List-'O-Links thing better.
PDX Dirt Cheap More than just cheap Portland. This site is a good intro to neighborhoods and the general Portland vibe. Funny too.
altportland.com Claims to be a guide to SE Portland, but it's got more than that. It's like walking across a shallow river and then suddenly finding yourself up to your neck. Really deep on groceries and food, radio and a couple other topics.
Susan Martens Portland pages She gets three mentions on this page because she's just that good. Her movingtoportland.com either has or links to just about all the info you need (except other real estate brokers).
About.com-Portland Liz Mitchell has put together some really useful and comprehensive Portland info.

Neighborhoods
Portland is divided more than geographically into five broad sectors defined by the Willamette river East and West, and Burnside Blvd. North and South. That covers Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast Portland. The fifth area, North Portland, is roughly a triangle east of the Willamette, South of the Columbia, and West of Martin Luther King Boulevard (route 99E). Portland remains a city profoundly segregated by race, ethnicity, and money. The West Side of Metropolitan Portland has always been richer, the East, poorer, and the North poorest (a crude categorization with many exceptions, but unfortunately very real). The racial boundaries can seem almost surreal to migrants from NYC, SF, LA, or even Seattle. Within those five sectors, Portland is further divided into many neighborhoods, many with clear personalities and vocal neighborhood associations. Neighborhood Association Map
Printable Neighborhood Map (Adobe Acrobat PDF Format)
Movingtoportland.net: A great site run by a realtor. TONS of good info for people moving to Portland including some useful info on Portland neighborhoods. She has a great newsletter if you're looking to buy a house.
Urban Living Maps has some cute Portland neighborhood specific guide-type maps.

Schools
Oregon voters have cut school funding down to a stubby nub, so be careful where you put your kids 6 hours a day:
K - 12 Elementary - High School Ratings for Portland and Oregon: These are in Adobe PDF format so you will need the Acrobat reader you can get from Adobe's site.
Portland Public Schools Official Site Phone: (503)916-2000
Colleges: Just because it says "University" on the label, don't expect Harvard. Many are religious or trade oriented (U of P...).
Portland State University: Recently becoming a good school in many areas. The biggest in Oregon (in student count).
Lewis and Clark College: Another large Portland campus. Home of Monica and so much more.
PCC.edu: Portland Community College
Pacific Northwest College of Art Who says Art School is the last refuge of a scoundrel?

Getting a JOB
Portland Craigslist Classifieds
100 Best Places to Work in Portland: Oregon Busines Magazine
Classifieds from The Oregonian (the only big Portland daily paper)
Usual Suspects:
monster.com, careerbuilder.com, hotjobs

Stuff to Do
Portland Tribune Guide to the Next 72 Hours
Movies at WWeek.com
Recommended Events from the Portland Mercury (Great Music & Entertainment info)
Semi-official Portland Events Calendar
NW Film Festival A good annual festival with good (not just cryptic) movies.
Country Fair An annual crafts, music, art and (of course) food fair. Naked hippies take over the woods near Eugene (South of Portland) and create a tie-dyed post-apocalyptic theme park. And it's now drug free! (a real accomplishment).

Nature
Mt. Hood and The Columbia Gorge are the jewels, but the area around Portland has dozens of amazing and just fun sights to see and trails to tread. The Oregon Coast is spectacular, but no need to fret about tan lines.
Oregon Guidebook: Good Overview - bit out of date
Forest Park: The Largest forested city park in the world. If the Portland sunshine is getting to you, you can find about 40 miles of shade here. And some excellent hiking trails.
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls: There are something like 70 bona fide waterfalls in The Gorge, and all but one or two are very beautiful.
General guide to the coast

Tourist Stuff
Is Portland a tourist town? Not in the Disneyland sense. In fact, Portland sucks if you're a go-to-a-Museum, visit-a-landmark kind of tourist. But if you're a hike a trail, raft a river, ski a mountain tourist, Portland is hot stuff. But for the record, here are some of the traditional tourist-tourist Portland places:
Washington Park has several nice things:
Japanese Garden
Oregon Zoo
International Rose Test Garden
Also:
OMSI: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Gift Shop GeeGaws
Saturday Market: Tourist friendly Arts & Crafts market with a carnival food court (open warm months)
Portland Visitors Association Site
The Chinese Garden While not in the same league as the Japanese Garden, this little one-square-block oddity is a walled oasis in the otherwise seedy and seedy-adjacent Old-Town district (the part of NW Portland closest to the river and just North of Downtown).

Cars,Streetcars, Buses, Maps & Gridlock
Google Transit Google's slick new Portland Transit Trip Planner: map of routes, connections, fares, schedules... Neat!
The Best Street Map Site (google)
MSN.com Map Not as good as google maps (now that google shows one-way streets)
Bus, Streetcar, Light-Rail (Tri-Met)
Traffic Cameras
Traffic Incident Map
Bike Path Maps: Portland is an excellent city for Biking and bicycle commuting (except for the rain. And the rain).
Streetcar schedules & info
PDX Portland International Airport Bad site with useful info.

Help Someone Else:
Hands On Portland is a kind of umbrella organization that helps groups who need volunteers for (usually) worthy efforts find those volunteers. You could be a needy group, a willing volunteer, or a worthy effort. You will probably meet a bunch of cool people too.

Or you could just sit around and hope it all fixes itself.

Newspapers
Portland is not a newspaper town. The only major daily is "The Oregonian," and some days it seems like even their local stories are all from the AP or the NY Times.
They pay a company to post extracts from the paper and classifieds online (they haven't quite figured out this new-fangled internet thingy):
oregonlive.com - the Oregonian
Portland Tribune Free paper published Tuesdays and Thursdays. Good entertainment info. Aggressive, if sometimes biased investigative reporting.
Willamette Week Free Portland weekly paper. Extensive entertainment and prostitution listings.
The Portland Mercury is a humor/alternative free weekly. Also with good events & entertainment info.

Utilities
Phone: The Portland area codes are 503 and 971. For some soul destroying reason, YOU MUST DIAL 503. Just to make it more fun, for some numbers you MUST DIAL 1-(503) as if you were dialing long distance. There is no way of knowing when you need to dial 1 first. It just won't work if you don't. You also MUST DIAL 971 (but I don't think you ever need to dial 1-(971). Elmer Fudd continues to run our telephone exchange and refuses to resign despite ongoing protest.
Qwest regular landline and mobile
Verizon regular landline and mobile (seems to have the best coverage area at the moment)
T-mobile can be the cheapest mobile, depending on your plan. Not the best coverage.
Electric:PGE Pacific Gas and Electric 1 (800) 743-5000
Gas: Northwest Natural nwnatural.com1 (800) 422-4012
Cable: Comcast.com Comcast is the cable monopoly in Portland and is indifferent to the human cost of high cable pricing.

Internet Service Providers and Broadband
Your choices are dial-up, DSL, or Cable
Dial-up: I haven't found anything special in Portland. peoplepc.com or Netscape Internet Service seem as good as any and better than some.
DSL: If you can get Verizon DSL (varies by which part of Portland you're in), that seems to be the best deal for the speed at the moment. Qwest covers a big chunk of Portland though and their prices as of this writing don't seem very competitive.
Cable: Comcast is the local monopoly and their prices reflect that. You get a small discount if you get TV too. Dependable and fast though. Easystreet is independent and local and has lots of networking services (mostly business oriented).

Arts
Portland Art Museum: It won't be mistaken for the Met, the admission fee is high, and it sometimes seems more like a hobby for the old,rich, and bored, but it is worth seeing. They sometimes catch good national touring exhibits (but charge even more for them).
First Thursday Galleries: On the bright side Portland has several very good galleries. On the first Thursday of every month, many galleries are open in the evening and serve as a nominal core for an ever growing street fair in the Pearl District.
Last Thursday Art Fest is kind of like First Thursday, but smaller, more multi-cultural, less crowded, in the "Alberta Arts" district of NE Portland.
PDX Supercrafty If you are an Arts & Crafts person and willing to admit it to yourself, you can find some great info on both personal and professional craftiness here.

For the Kids and Addled Adults:
The Portland Children's Museum
Library Portland has a really good library system that makes a good effort at getting the books to the people. You can even have books mailed to you. Not just for kids.

Restuarants & Food
Willamette Week's index of restuarant reviews
Portland Citysearch
Grubnow is a Portland specific restaurant search engine with consumer menus and ratings.
Pho Hung: The best Vietnamese beef noodle soup in the city and cheap too.
I think there might be a Starbucks somewhere in Portland. Actually, I just looked it up. According to Starbucks.com there are 110. (!) I like Coffee People a lot better.
Tully's Coffee has the best bagels though (from Marcie baking).
Trader Joes Sort of a specialty market/wine shop. Great prices, good food, and lots of odd stuff to try

Shopping
Portland definitely has lots of good shopping spots.
PDX Dirt Cheap is an excellent detailed guide to buying everything for cheap. The guy who put this site together really put in a lot of effort and knows the city far better than I do. Tons of good opinionated info. Definitely check it out.
The main shopping areas are Downtown (especially the area around Pioneer square including the Pioneer Place Mall, NW 23rd Ave (aka Nob Hill), The Pearl (many terrific if not-so-cheap stores and more opening all the time), Lloyd Center (NE Portland Mall), The Hawthorne District (SE, many fun and funky shops), The Woodburn Outlet Mall (supposedly attracts more tourists than Mt. Hood), Clackamas Town Center (Home of the 100ft Tonya Harding Memorial two-by-four).

Beer and Sports
Beer is big doings in Portland. Some of the best beer in the world is brewed right here. And gets drunk (drank?) here too.
McMenamins: A local chain of brewpubs, each with a distinctive character with great beer.
Portland Brewing
Annual Brewfest
crawling
Sports
the blazers are a humble basketball franchise never seeking the spotlight and seemingly always willing to yield to their friends, The Lakers of the South. The Blazers are the only professional sporting franchise in Portland or that will ever be. Until LA finally breaks off and falls into the Pacific.

The Fuzz
Portland Police Bureau 911 or non-emergency 503-823-3333. The media would have one believe the Police spend all their time beating up old ladies, but they provide many many other useful public services. "Making a Difference Together."

Fire: Portland Fire Bureau: 911. They don't list a non-emergency number so at least burn some toast before you call.

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Oregon.gov| Government, living, visiting, working, business, education, Oregon facts, on-line services.
Completely Portland| hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.POVA
Portland Oregon Visitors Association.Oregon Top Links| Oregon OnLine
"Official site for the state of Oregon.| Includes links to county and citypages, business,| government, education, and Oregon facts."infoplease.com : Oregon| History, factoids, famous natives, etc.
Oregon Blue Book| the official state directory and fact book about all levels of government in Oregon.
Oregon State Archives|The Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission
"The Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission highlights| notable cultural and literati leaders of| the Pacific Northwest."|"You'll find artist profiles,|many with valuable bibliographies - Oregon|Originals, cultural history - |Oregon Views, Timelines, our first Map,upcoming Events, |descriptions of our organization - its goals, projects,programs, and alliances, a request for information about your interests andpotential contributions - Reach Us, and a variety of related Resources."pdxguide.com
Where to go for where to go in Portland|Interactive events calendar, maps and |directions, business directory,|music, news, sports, weather, movies and more.| One of the best and most|up-to-date |Portland entertainment resources around!Complete Guide to Portland Oregon|
"Here you will find a handy guide featuring |Portland Oregon lodging,restaurants, |art galleries, wineries, shopping, real estate,| golf, current|weather reports, beautiful| photos and more."Metro
|"Metro provides regional |services that guide growth and create livable|communities for the 1.3 million people who live in |the Portland,Oregon,|metropolitan area." Information about |urban planning, growth management|boundary, reserves, parks, greenspaces, watershed,
zoo, transportation,light rail, recycling, solid |waste, hazardous garbage, compost and landfill.Portland/Vancouver Chapter of EarthSave
|"EarthSave Portland |Vancouver promotes food| choices that are healthy|for people and for the planet. |We educate, inspire and empower people to|shift towards a plant-based diet and to take |compassionate action for all
life on Earth.""As you may have heard, recently the group of ES Portland/Vancouver leaders|announced their resignation." |"If you or an EarthSaver in your area isinterested|in leading local Portland/Vancouver efforts at this time, please|contact EarthSave's Executive Director, |Caryn Hartglass, atcaryn@earthsave.org or 800-362-3648/718-459-7503. EarthSave would be happyto make time, information, |ideas and money available for localPortland/Vancouver |activities. Portland/Vancouver has over 125 members in
your local chapter."Portland Wired| A Comprehensive Guide to Portland, Oregon
"Portland's premiere city guide, covering arts, entertainment, |sports,restaurants, events, business, education, shopping, housing, tourist|attractions, transportation, media, and more."alt.portland, or, the Portland (OR) [Low-Budget] Guide|
"Alt.portland is an alternative, non-commercial |guide for Portland, Oregon.We aim for an off-the-cuff |approach, and focus on value,price-effectiveness,| and inexpensive things to do, eat, etc. We concentrateon| the east side of Portland, because it's hip and |happening (and it's whereI live and play).| The guide is not the chamber of commerce or a visitor's|association; we don't sell ad space or favor
members (or even havemembers)." -- Vicki Jean BeauchampFleaCycle_Portland| Grassroots
virtual community serving Portland, Oregon and surrounding area.|"If it's still worth a couple of bucks |list it here. Trade and barternegotiations encouraged."| This is a members-only mailing list (subscription|required) which offers the following| resources: Trade/Barter Board, BargainBoard, |Artist/Craftsperson/Practitioner Exchange, Volunteer Links and linksto other Community Resources, |Group Calendar with reminder feature, Foldersf
or posting maps to events, Carpool Exchange, Childcare/Babysitter Referral,and Housecare Exchange.Portland Oregon Trade and Barter|
"This is a group for those who want or need services |or items which you willtrade service or Barter for goods and services. Portland Area and the|general northwest area Only. Things such as Trade services or goods. We all|can do things that others need or have something laying around |but want|something else. ie: Trade a refrigerator |for a Stove. Will watch Pets,children, house, or whatever for like services."Portland charities guide| find a charity to donate or volunteer.The City Repair Project
Placemaking, Localization and Urban Sustainability|"The City Repiar Project is a group of citizen activists|building a morecommunity-oriented and ecologically |sustainable society. We create public|gathering places and help others to creatively transform the places wherethey live."|Three Rivers Land Conservancy
|"Three Rivers Land Conservancy's mission is to preserve and protect naturalareas, scenic and recreational areas, wildlife habitat, and historic landsin metropolitan Portland."The Dirt!
Connects people to the environment through timely information and resources|"Want to know what is happening in the environmental community? Get down tothe nitty-gritty with The Dirt! a weekly events calendar serving communitiesand environmental organizations in the Portland metropolitan area."pdxnet.net
- Alternative Portland Online Guide|Search Oregon
Every Oregon City, everything in Oregon all in one place.|Your complete Oregon focused search engine. |Oregon Auctions, Autos,Books, Classifieds,| Computers, Employment, Real Estate, Shopping,Sports, Weather, |Web Development, Internet Access, and more!Portland, OR| Welcome from The Mining Company
The latest info and hottest |links to Portland's culture,| dining, business, politics and more.Welcome to Oregon|
"An extraordinary, open resource |with extensive content about the ruggedbeauty of this Pacific Northwest| state and links to all regionalInternet resources. Every Oregon community| is covered in superb detail."Portland WorldWeb Travel Guide
|Tourism and travel guide to Portland, |Oregon with online hotelreservations, interactive maps and information about tours, attractions,restaurants, events, shopping, weather and more.craigslist| Portland, Oregon Online Community
``craigslist is an online community website |intended to "help people|help each other out." Our goal is to connect people| by providing a freeresource that satisfies everyday| real-world needs. We offer a simple,fast-loading service to help our users find: everyday stuff,neighborhood communication, housing, events, and jobs. We provide|current and useful information. We do not create the content.''Downtown Portland map in PDF Format
Metro Portland area map in PDF Format| PortlandMaps
|"The City of Portland is providing PortlandMaps.com |as a new way ofaccessing public data. This data has |always existed and been obtainable by|any public citizen, but processes for finding and retrieving| it have either|been too complex or not well known by the average individual. |A widevariety of data is available for the Portland Metropolitan Area,
a few of|these datasets are |Assessor/Taxlot Information; Aerial Photography;Elevation; Schools; |Parks; Zoning Maps*; Water/Sewer*;| Natural Hazard(*=Data available for Portland only)"Where Portland is located| - links to maps of PortlandDEM Shaded Relief Map of Oregon
from theUSGS Flagstaff Products and Data Page|Interactive Geologic Map of Oregon
Volcanoes of the Portland Area, Oregon|Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument |(image updated every 5 minutes)|"The summit of Mount St. Helens is at an| elevation of 2,549 Meters (8,364feet), at 46.20 N, 122.18 W. |The summit stood at 9,677 feet before the May18, 1980, eruption. |The Observatory and VolcanoCam are located at an|elevation of approximately 4,500 feet, about five miles from |the volcano.The Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam
is brought to you by the Gifford Pinchot|National Forest, Vancouver, Washington, and Mount St. Helens |NationalVolcanic Monument, Amboy, Washington USA."Portland, Oregon in 3D|
"The Portland City Model is a 3D database |of Downtown Portland created in|AutoCAD and 3D Studio. This site includes views of the model |and VRML modelsof some of the bridges."KOIN Weather Cameras
Live shots of various locations in and around Portland.National Weather Service - Portland, Oregon| andPortland Climate Statistics
Oregon Climate Service| OCS is the official archive agency for Oregon weather and climate data.Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network - Recent Event Catalog
Yahoo's Portland pointers|Multnomah County Library
A department of Multnomah County|, serving the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.Portland (Oregon)
hosted by Galaxy|Portland and the Pacific Northwest
pdxnet.net| - Alternative Portland Online Guide
Alternative Portland's online guide to local scene, arts,| entertainment,music, culture, poetry, thoughts, writing, thinking, dining, |bars,clubs, nightclubs, nightlife, drinking, |carousing, theater, and localinformation.Oregon Tourism Commission Website
|"The Mission of the Oregon Tourism Commission| is to encourage economicgrowth and to enhance the quality of life in Oregon through astrengthened economic impact of tourism throughout the state."|This is the site to visit to find out what there is to see during yourvisit to Oregon.Portland Parks and Recreation
Oregon: National Park Guide by State|Oregon Recreation Guide
A collection of Oregon recreation information, from the travel/recreation |magazine of the American West, Cyberwest Magazine.Portland Scottish Highland Games
The 47th Annual Portland Scottish Highland Games will be held at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, OR on July 11, 15-18.Soggy Sneakers| A Guide to Oregon Rivers (mostly old info).Rogue River Mail Boat Trips
|Hydro-jet boats take you into the designated Rogue River Wilderness Areato enjoy spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife accessible only byMail Boat. Oregon Outdoor Photography Webring
You want photos? They've got'm!Oregon Scenic Photos| by Brent Bradley
Brent's large format (8x10) photos of the Oregon Coast, Mountains andWaterfalls, Cityscapes, Floral and Trees, Gardens and other Scenics arewell worth a look. You may even want to get out your checkbook ;-)Bernd Mohr's Oregon Picture Album|Photographs of Mt. Hood
Travels in Oregon|
"Beautiful scenic photographs and nature writings about Oregon, Oregoncoast and the Pacific Northwest."Overview of Portland, Oregon| by Sally Bernstein.Portland Audubon Society Homepage
PPCUG| Portland PC Users Group. Accommodations
Oregon Lodging Directory of Bed and Breakfast Country Inns & Small Hotels|Oregon Bed and Breakfasts
part of the West Coast Bed and Breakfast Page|.Oregon Bed and Breakfasts
brought to you by BedandBreakfast.com|.Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Directory
Oregon's Innkeeping Professionals.|Hosted by InnSite
, The Internet Directory of Bed & Breakfasts.Beach Resorts and Bed & Breakfasts of the Oregon and Washington coasts| from On the Beach magazineVacation Rentals and property management in Seaside Oregon
|"Property Management for Vacation Rentals in Seaside Oregon USA, offeringbeach houses, condominimums, cottages and apartments."Bandon Vacation Rentals
The Pelican's NestMacMaster House Bed & Breakfast| a downtown getaway adjacent to Washington Park.Skamania Lodge
"At the end of| Lewis and Clark's historic Oregon Trail and surrounded by|waterfalls, peaks, forests, and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge lies|Skamania Lodge - a rustic mountain retreat surrounded by breathtaking|views and a complete reverence to nature. Skamania Lodge reflects the|unique Northwestern style architecture which carefully blends into itsnatural surroundings. Furnished in warm pendleton fabrics and sturdy|furnishings, Skamania's 195 guest rooms reveal a sense of rustic|Northwest elegance."Timberline's Home Page
Timberline Ski Area boasts the longest ski |season in North America.|"In a state known for its rugged natural beauty, |Timberline Lodge is afitting monument to the pioneer spirit.| Solidly perched at the 6'000foot level of snow-capped Mt. Hood,| the lodge is surrounded by over a|thousand acres of supremely skiable slopes." Transportation|Oregon Department of Transportation
|Whether you're driving or taking public transportation |in the Portland|area, this should be your first pit stop. Roadway incident maps, roadcams |(you can even create your own custom cam page), ODOT/OSP RoadConditions Report, winter travel info, alternate routes, mileage|calculator, and general information.Tri-Met Home Page
The transit agency serving the |Portland, Oregon metropolitan region. Portland International Airport
The Bridges of Portland, Oregon| A Bizave
Page by Andrew Hall Food & Drink|Dining: Food, Wine and Beer
courtesy of the Portland Oregon |Visitors Association.Oregon Live: Dining & Bars
|Choose from more than 180 notable restaurants reviewed in Diner, The|Oregonian's comprehensive Restaurant Guide. |Search by neighborhood andcuisine.Real Good Food
Restaurant reviews from Portland, Oregon, USA|Jim Dixon, restaurant reviewer forWilly Week
,has done a |job of putting together andkeeping up-to-date recommendations of where to eat in Portland.GrubNow
Portland's site for hungry people|"Featuring hundreds of Portland restaurant |menus online. Browse by|unique categories, cuisine types, and area. Use our Grubsearch to findmenu |items containing a specific food |or seasoning you want to eat. Welist only unique places and |no chain restaurants."Portland Area Restaurant Guide| A free restaurant guide with reviews.
Restaurants in Portland, Oregon| Reviewed by Sally Bernstein & Dana Schwartz.Positively Entertainment and Dining - Online!
Featuring the best in Portland, Oregon |and surrounding areas.Western Culinary Institute
|In my opinion, WCI is one of Portland's best kept secrets(shhh!). Gourmet meals at unbelievably low prices.
"Specializing in a diversified hands-on curriculum in culinary arts|Established in 1983, WCI has a reputation as a nationallyrecognized culinary institute."Portland Pizza Joints
Northwest VEG - Portland Vegetarian Group|
"A nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, |works to educate and empower people|to make vegetarian choices for a healthy,|sustainable and compassionateworld." nwVEG holds potlucks the 3rd Sunday of| every month and regularly|organizes dine-outs at local area vegetarian restaurants |(which you willfind listed on their web site).Portland - Vegetarian Travel Guide| Co-ops, restaurants, health food stores, and more.Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants
Chefs Collaborative - Portland Chapter|
"The Chefs Collaborative is a network of chefs, restaurateurs| and other|culinary professionals who promote sustainable cuisine by teaching children,supporting local farmers, educating each other | inspiring their|customers to choose clean, healthy foods."|OSALT
Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust|"OSALT protects urban gardens and farm, |ranch and forest lands, holding themin trust for agricultural use by future generations. |Lands held in trust by|OSALT are, and shall continue to be, used for research as an integral part|of their day-to-day operations."Oregon Wines!
hosted by the Oregon Wine Advisory Board.Oregon Brewers Guild| Microbreweries of Oregon.Portland Brewing Company
McMenamins Pubs & Breweries| Entertainment, Arts, Museums,
Galleries|Oregon Attractions Guide
|"Oregon's attractions, regions and |helpful hints, making everything you|need to plan your vacation as easily accessible| as possible. Discover|some of the absolutely incredible must-see attractions that are unique|to Oregon, order free travel brocuhres."|Oregon Convention Center
|At over a million square feet, this is the largest convention center in thePacific Northwest.Portland Walking Tours
|"Portland Walking Tours offers| guided tours exploring the history, art,architecture,| fountains, parks, and unique places in the City of Roses. |Our walking tours are fun and informative| and you'll quickly see why locals love|this city so much. If you haven't been on a Portland Walking Tour, you|haven't been to Portland."Oregon Zoo
|"About 1,029 specimens representing 200 species of| birds, mammals,reptiles, |amphibians and invertebrates. Of these, 21 species areendangered and 33 are |threatened. The zoo is currently active in 21|Species Survival Plans."OMSI
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.|``OMSI began as an idea in the minds of a few |Portland civic leaders whowanted to create a museum that didn't |have "do not touch" signs on every|exhibit. They believed interest in science is best cultivated |in anactive, engaging environment |away from school books and blackboards, and|that open-ended exploration of science would pique
the interest of|people of all ages.''Children's Museum
|``Portland's Children's Museum was started in 1949| as one of the first|museums of its kind in the country. "Please touch"| is the Museum'smotto: we're filled with hands-on exhibits for| children from one to 10|years old.''Oaks Amusement Park| Where the Fun Never Ends
"Surrounded by the same stately trees for which it| was named, The Oaks, in|Portland, Oregon in 2002 celebrated its ninty-seventh consecutive year of|operation, making it one of the oldest continuously| operating amusement|parks in America. Built by the Oregon Water Power and Navigation Company,the park |opened its gates on May 30, 1905 to Portlanders|who arrived by footand on horseback, in automobiles and by boat from the Willamette River."
[...]|"We operate weekends only in the spring and early fall and daily throughout|the summer. The skating rink operates year round."|Portland Art Museum
The Oregon Symphony| "The Official Website of The Oregon Symphony: James DePreist, Music Director and Conductor."
Portland Opera|
"Changing the Face of Opera so that everyone| can enjoy it. A differentand dynamic opera company that produces opera and presents nationalBroadway productions."|Artists For the Arts| Raising awareness and funding for arts education
"Artists for the Arts is a Portland-based non-profit| organization made up of|musicians, dancers and painters who create for a living--as |well as parents,educators, businesspeople and friends of the arts dedicated to raising|awareness and funding for arts education |in tri-county schools."|Portland Saturday Market| Portland's arts & crafts market
"Established in 1974,| Portland Saturday Market is the largest outdoor arts|and crafts market in continuous operation in the United States.| Filled withthe colors and flavors|of more than 300 artisans of all ages, you'll find anarray of quality |arts and crafts, baked goods to| take home and 26 foodbooths in our International Food Court. |Shop for fine arts and crafts from
the hands of the creator -- all handcrafted items are sold by the artisanhere |at Portland Saturday Market. Rain or shine|, the Market opens everySaturday and Sunday for shopping and just| plain fun from March until|Christmas Eve."|Portland Rose Festival
|The Portland Rose Festival Highlight| Events include some of the|most visited events in the Pacific Northwest. |This includes theSouthwest Airlines Grand Floral Parade, |CART Indy Car 200 Race, U S WEST|Rose Festival Airshow, Festival Center, and much more!|The Street of Dreams
|"The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland held the first|treet of Dreams in 1975. It was the first home show of it's kind, ashowcase of magnificent| dream homes with innovative designs and newproducts. |Now, there are many Street of Dreams shows across the country,|many copies of Portland's success,| but it started here, and this show|remains one of the best."The 13th Door Haunted House
|"The 13th Door is Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington's premier haunted|house entertainment in the Northwest." (located on the west side inWashington Square) Dr. Saitos Screamland|"Portland's largest and
scariest Halloween experience is coming October 11th|through Halloween at Oaks Park. Screamland,| a benefit for the Children's|Cancer Association, will horrify you with two bone-chilling |attractions:Z100's Shock Treatment and Screamatoriaum in 3D. |Dr. Saito's Screamland is|more visual, intense, unimaginably brutal and insane than ever before!"Scream at the Beach|
The largest and highest rated |Halloween event in the Pacific Northwest,| with|more haunted houses and entertainment options| at one location than anyoneshould be expected to survive. There's| something here for |all ages and scare|tolerances. "Amazing" and "Unforgettable"
are words used by surviving guests|who have declared Scream |at the Beach to be the number |one choice for local|Halloween entertainment. Located at the Jantzen Beach SuperCenter.| Seewebsite for details and amazing pictures.ORLO
Italian for "on the brink" or "edge"|``Orlo is a nonprofit |organization using the creative arts to explore|environmental themes. Orlo "productions" |fall into four main categories:art exhibitions, live performance |work, publications, and publicawareness campaigns. |These productions use the powerful medium of the|arts to explore controversial and typically polarized social and
ecological themes and issues. |Orlo's focus is on fresh, often ironic|approaches to the these themes and the |search for elusive common ground.Orlo is developing| programs that encourage understanding |of cultural andsocial difference, and that |promote dialogue concerning pertinentecological issues.''|The Regional Arts and Culture Council
Artists Repertory Theatre|Oregon Historical Society
|"For over 125 years, OHS has been collecting, preserving, and publishing|Oregon's history. Today, the OHS complex |is a landmark in the heart of|Portland's Cultural District and offers| Oregon's rich multiculturalhistory |through museum exhibitions, research collections, and|publications."
Cinema 21 Home Page|Northwest Film Center
|The Portland Art Museum's Northwest Film Center is a regional mediaarts |resource and service organization based in |Portland, Oregon|founded to encourage the study, appreciation |and utilization of themoving |image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence,and to help create a| climate in which they may flourish. The Centerprovides a
variety of film and video exhibition, |education andinformation programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon,Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.Clinton StreetTheater
The place in Portland to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show|.
And be certain not to miss the ghoulishly delightfulRockyPDX| site for ticket price info,map/directions and pictures of the cast.Pittock Mansion
|"In an idyllic setting high above the city, Henry and Georgiana BurtonPittock built their magnificent family home, completed in 1914. Visitorsmarvel at the impressive view of mountains and city, the beauty of thecarefully crafted details and the innovative features that made it asplendid home, far ahead of its time."Cascade Blues Association
|A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of blues and roots music in Oregon and Washington Sports
Portland Trail Blazers!|Portland Beavers Baseball
Portland Marathon Home Page| Childcare
Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Online!|
"Oregon child care resource and referral (CCR&R) is the statewide|network of programs serving families, |employers, child care providers, and|communities throughout the state. Oregon's CCR&Rs serve more than 21,000families each year with child care referrals and information on how to find|and evaluate the care they need." Books, Publications & Media |PORTALS
Portland (Oregon) Area Library System|"Working cooperatively to expand and enrich scholarly information resources."Powell's Bookstore
Used, new, and out of print books|The world's largest bookstore, with over a million volumes on their shelves!The Great Northwest Bookstore
a general used book store with 150,000 books in stock.Portland, Oregon Historical Gazette| "Linking the past with the future"KATU 2 (ABC)
KOIN NewsCenter6 (CBS)|kgw.com (NBC)
News for Oregon and SW WashingtonFOX 12 OREGON kptv.com|Oregon Public Broadcasting (PBS)
The Portland Radio Guide - pdxradio.com|
(Portland) CitySearch| provided by KATUOregon Live
hosted by The Oregonian newspaper.Willamette Week Home|News4Neighbors
|"News4Neighbors is a website dedicated to supporting Portland neighborhoodsby promoting discussions about local issues. We provide tools for citizensand neighborhood associations to discuss breaking news."Portland State University Vanguard Online Edition
The News-Review Online| A feature of the News-Review of Douglas County.Cascadia News
- Your Online News Source in the Pacific Northwest.The One True b!X's PORTLAND COMMUNIQUE|
"Wherein the rootless cosmopolitan reports from the City of Portland, hishome since 1997."The Oregon Blog| Under grey skies, self-medicating with black coffee.Computer Bits Online
- Oregon's Digital Magazine.Portland Stories|
"Portland Stories is a part ofCity Stories|network of sites started byDerek Powazek
." Commerce|World Trade Center Portland
- An Outstanding International Resource.Oregon Economic & Community Development Department Home Page|
``The Oregon Economic and Community Development Department is a|cabinet-level agency, reporting directly to the governor. |As a state agency, our mission is to work with local communities and|industries to provide "more and better jobs for Oregonians." Our focus|is on the "better," the creation of jobs |that pay better, providelong-term opportunities and maintain |our quality of life.''CascadeLink|
"Community information providing governmental and non-profit information|for Multnomah, Clackamas, Clark and Washington |Counties. In Oregon and|Washington States. Transportation, community calendar,| housing, jobs,employment, arts / entertainment, libraries, education, parks,neighborhood associations, elections information, business."Moving to Portland - An Online Resource for Relocating to Portland|
"A resource for individuals and families moving to Portland, |Oregon.Information about the city, neighborhoods, schools, RE law, state, andhomes."|This is an absolutely | resource! If you|reconsidering moving to the Rose City, |this should be your first stop. If|you're a born and bred webfoot, you may well find a few unturned stoneshere.Willamette Week: Classified Ads: Rentals|
Rooms, apartments, condos, houses - even |floating homes for rent inPortland, broken down by geographic area.Portland Roommate Referral Service
|"Portland Roommate Referral| Service is a shared-housing referral service forthe entire |Portland metro area. We work to connect people who need a placeto live with those who already have a home."Portland Oregon Rental Houses
|"The largest rental information database in the Northwest, with nearly 4,000Portland area properties to choose from at any moment and over 30,000 newrental advertisements posted each year."Beautiful Places to Live in Portland
Listings for Apartments and Houses for rent in beautiful locations around NWand SW Portland, OR.RMLS™|
"RMLS™ provides a comprehensive searchable database for Real Estate inthe Portland |Metropolitan Area, Douglas, Coos, and Lane Counties in the|state of Oregon as well as Clark County in Washington."|Portland, Oregon, International Real Estate Digest
|"Comprehensive index of US real estate sites. Ratings guide users to|better, more informative sites, and from useless sites. News and|features for the industry, buyers and sellers of real estate." |Portland Professionals Real Estate|
"Homes, Listings, Jobs, Relocation, Weather, Facts, Links, |Information.Free information and relocation assistance to those planning a move to|the Portland, Oregon area." Be sure to check out the extensive list oflinks related to|employment opportunites in Portland
.Don Morissette Homes, Inc.|
"Don Morissette Homes offers excellent value on quality constructed new|homes on Portland's westside, including Tigard, Beaverton, andWilsonville and Portland's |west hills." (And we bought one!)Hasson Company Realtors|
"Hasson Company Realtors offers a powerful search engine for Portland,Lake Oswego, and |Beaverton Oregon residential, commercial, and land|properties, with photos and community information"The Equity Group, Inc. Realtors®|Portland Oregon Real Estate - Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal Properties
Coldwell Banker Online|Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal Properties
If it's on the market, it's on our web site!Portland Oregon Real Estate Services - Chris Balmes|
Chris has |"over 25 years of experience as a Realtor and 50 years as aPortland area resident."| Her web site offers listings, selling and buyingtips, information about Portland neighborhoods and schools,| and offers afree newsletter to which you can subscribe.Prudential Northwest Properties
CENTURY 21 Peninsula Realty|Reekie Properties, Inc.
John L. Scott Real Estate| - The NW Real Estate Company.Windermere Real Estate
The Sunset Group Inc. Realtors|
Featuring listings in Portland, Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard,|Tualatin, Lake Oswego and surrounding areas.Jolynne Ash's Home Buyer's Guide to Portland, OR
|"A simple guide through the home| buying jungle of the Portland MetroArea with all the weeds (and advertising) removed. No shovel required!"If you're looking to buy a home in Portland, this informative| siteshould be your first stop!Portland Oregon Real Estate -portlandhouses.com
Listings provided by Kathy Kershner, Sales Associate; ABR, CRS, GRI,WCR; Coldwell Banker, Barbara Sue Seal Properties.JoAnne Forman| Exclusive Buyers Agent for Portland Luxury Homes for sale
"Luxury home buying guide to Portland Oregon homes for sale. IncludesPortland MLS search, luxury & typical homes with prices & photos,Portland neighborhoods & schools information."Debbie Thomas Real Estate|Krav Maga Self Defense & Fitness
|Portland Community Ballet
|children and dance education for non-professional children and adults."|This is where we have our 4-year old enrolled. She absolutely loves it.Children of the Sea Swimschool|
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