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Portland’s Naked Bike Ride Pride

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If you live in Portland, you’ve either ridden in or heard about the World Naked Bike Ride. Come See the Bicycle Film Festival in Portland Tonight & Tomorrow Click here to view the embedded video. That’s because our city has a way of embracing it. If you haven’t a clue what we’re referring to or if you missed this year’s event, check out the above video and you’ll see what we mean. Enjoy! Related posts: Bikerobatics.

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‘The River Why’ Comes to Portland

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If you happen to be in Portland, Ore. Proceeds from the special screening will benefit The River Network, a Portland-based national nonprofit that has been working to save and restore rivers across the nation since 1988. The event will also be a kick-off leading up to the thirteenth annual National River Rally, which The River Network is bringing to Portland for the first time May 4–7, 2012. Related posts: Portland’s Naked Bike Ride Pride.

Portland City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

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Portland has joined a growing list of cities that have banned plastic bags. The Portland City Council unanimously (5-0) approved an ordinance this week that prohibits plastic shopping bags at major grocers and certain big-box stores. Eco News portland plastic bag banThe new rules will take effect October 15th. The ban applies to supermarkets with $2 million or more in gross annual sales plus stores with pharmacies and at least 10,000 square feet of space.

Love Your Bike? Come See the Bicycle Film Festival in Portland.

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Courting Families in Portland

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This analysis of courtyard housing in Portland offers more of that history.) And even in jurisdictions such as Portland and Seattle that have changed zoning codes to encourage courtyard housing, it’s confined to very small portions of those cities. In 2007, Portland saw that nearly all the new housing being built in the city were dense multifamily apartments or condos, and that single family detached homes were increasingly unaffordable.

Historic Portland hotel earns Green Seal Silver

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T he Heathman , a luxury hotel in Portland , has received one of the highest environmental honors in the industry. In addition to the Green Seal Silver Certification, The Heathman was the first hotel in downtown Portland to be recognized by the Energy Trust of Oregon for its commitment to the environment, as well as the first downtown hotel to partner with Pacific Power ’s renewable energy program. | Green Travel News |.

Reel Rock Film Tour in Portland Tonight

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The Reel Rock Film tour is underway and it’s passing through Portland (Oregon, that is) tonight. The Absinthe Films Premiere Tour Coming to Portland on Saturday Click here to view the embedded video. This year Sender Films and Big UP Productions bring you the hardest climbing projects, 30-foot icicle falls, big wall speed records, flaming high-lines and a 9-year-old who can boulder with the best of them. This group might be the most gutsy and intense yet.

prAna Opens ‘21st Century Town Hall’ in Portland, Oregon

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It looks like the perfect addition to the quaint and active 23rd Avenue that runs through northwest Portland, Ore. And if you’re not in Portland, be patient: word on the street is that prAna will be integrating into more communities in the near future. For 18 years prAna has dressed climbers, yogis and outdoor lovers in functional, nature-guided threads.

Portland Gets 100% Vegan Supermarket

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Portland just got a little more vegan. The world’s first and largest vegan grocery store chain, Veganz , has announced that it’s going to be popping up in the US city later this year. The supermarket of our dreams has already laid brick in Berlin, Frankfurt, Prague and several other European destinations since it’s founding in 2011, housing ten locations in total. The brand plans to also capitalize on the American hot spot with a clothing store and restaurant. .

The Absinthe Films Premiere Tour Coming to Portland on Saturday

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If you happen to be in the Portland, Ore. Related posts: ‘The River Why’ Comes to Portland. Click here to view the embedded video. area on Saturday night, don’t miss out on the Absinthe Films premiere of their latest film, twel2ve , at the Hollywood Theatre. Also screened will be the newest film from the YES crew, Yes. It’s a Movie : Click here to view the embedded video. So, yeah, it’s a double feature.

Portland, Oregon: most bike friendly in the U.S.

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head for the Pacific Northwest’s Portland. Portland is “arguably the best big city in America for cycling,” agrees Andy Clarke, president of the League of [.] Portland, Oregon: most bike friendly in the U.S. Experiences/Events News North America Oregon Portland United States Pacific Northwest| Green Travel News | Who’s the most bicycle-friendly for visitors of them all? In the U.S.,

Bubble Rap: Talking Artisanal Soda with Portland Soda Works.

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Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Portland, OR Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today artisinal craft DIY drinks food portand soda works small business sodaI asked Dan to share some soda-making tips in case you’re motivated to brew your own soda syrups at home. Below are six hopefully helpful guidelines.

Vestas Picks Portland As Headquarters City

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Vestas, undoubtedly one of the biggest wind turbine companies in the world, is going to set up its North American headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Uncategorized vestas oregon vestas portlandConstruction on what was once a warehouse for a local retailer is set to be complete by early 2012. The new Vestas U.S. headquarters is being designed and built with LEED Platinum status by Gerding Edlen,who is a local developer of LEED-certified properties around the United States.

Surfrider Portland Chapter Fundraiser & Film Premiere Event: Clean Bin Project. May 4th – 7pm

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Join Surfrider Foundation Portland Chapter & the filmmakers for this special kick off screening with beer, raffle prizes, filmmaker Q&A afterwards, and the good feeling knowing you’re supporting your Surfrider Portland Chapter & our programs such as Stormdrain Marking, Ban the Bag, Ocean Friendly Gardens, Blue Water Task Force and more! Where: Clinton Street Theatre (2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR).

Entering Portland: World Naked Bike Ride.

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Portland’s Vision Zero Plans

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Ginny Burdick with new 20 mph speed limit sign in Portland by Michael Andersen Last week, I outlined some of the key principles of Vision Zero —an approach to designing streets that prioritizes safety and human life above other considerations. Today, the city of Portland rolled out its Vision Zero commitments , including an ambitious goal of working towards zero traffic deaths and serious injuries within the next decade. OR state Sen.

Green Festival Portland is Coming This Weekend!

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Join us this weekend in bringing the best green lifestyle event to Portland! The post Green Festival Portland is Coming This Weekend! Green Lifestyle events Green Festival non-profits PortlandThe Green Festival is at the Oregon Convention Center December 9-11 and we'll be there too! appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Check Out ‘The Best Movie in Skiing’ Tonight in Portland

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Reel Rock Film Tour in Portland Tonight. Click here to view the embedded video. In their feature film project, All I Can , Sherpas Cinema blends animation and graphic design techniques to give you a unique mountain film experience. This one is different than your typical ski flick–it expresses both a love for riding in the mountains and the environmental impact of exploring those mountains.

Simply Home: A tiny cohousing community grows in Portland

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She's part of Simply Home , a tiny house community that recently got off the ground in Portland, Oregon. It appears that a tiny house boom is well underway, and along with it comes a smattering of emerging tiny house communities. Whether they are tiny or otherwise, it takes a lot of work to keep an intentional community together. Sometimes, despite the best of initial intentions, they can be waylaid by ideological differences, or poor governance.

Icy Birding along Portland’s Back Cove

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miles around Portland’s Back Cove. Trips Back Cove Maine PortlandIt was the day before Christmas in Southern Maine, and an ice storm had recently churned through, leaving the world bright and extra reflective. Home for the holidays, I convinced my mother to follow me to one of my favorite loops: the 3.5 We had no idea what we were in for. The car clock had just struck 2 p.m.

Portland Brewery Delivering Beer on Bikes

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Craft Beer Brought to City Residents Like Fresh Milk by Old Town Brewing Company Portland, OR, April 26, 2012 : Today Old Town Brewing Company announced its craft beers will soon be delivered via pedal power. The City of Portland has been named by many publications as the beer and biking capital of America. The famous Portland Pizzeria has already been delivering pizza throughout the city by bike for nearly eight years.

Portland summary, part 1

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I have only been in Portland for a day, but I have already done so much and I'm having a blast! I walked around in Mirador , a really cute eco shop, and was excited to find an artichoke steamer! : ) Believe it or not, I have a lot more to see in Portland. I'll be traveling with him to Seattle tonight, back to Portland after the weekend, and then we're driving back to Los Angeles with a stop in San Francisco. raw portland travel kombucha restaurants eco-vegan eco

Portland, Seattle, San Francisco.

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I'm about to head to Portland and San Francisco for the first time! Places that are healthy, organic, and eco-friendly get priority, but I do like the occasional vegan junk food - I hear Portland has some great corn dogs! I've got Robert Cheeke as my tour guide (who knows Portland like the back of his hand) but what do you recommend I do? portland travel SeattleAnd also to Seattle for the second time, but it will be my first experience at the VegFest.

How Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Evolved

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To get a sense of how that works, we only need look to the city that Seattle stole many of its ideas from: Portland. It took years for Portland to learn how to build great greenways. by tdamaske (license) That said, they are popular with bicyclists—they report traveling out of their way to travel on Portland’s greenways. Image by City of Portland But that building boomlet didn’t last long. Image by City of Portland.

5 Ways Open and Accountable Elections Portland Empowers Voters

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Portland aims to ensure more voices are heard in local politics. | On November 3, the Portland City Council will hold a hearing on Open and Accountable Elections Portland, a proposal to tighten campaign transparency laws and introduce a public match funding option for local elections. Portlanders may be wondering why Council is considering this proposal and what exactly it will do. Why does Portland need

Open and Accountable Elections Portland: Here’s How It Works

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Answers to your questions about Portland’s proposed campaign finance program. | On November 3, the Portland City Council is holding a hearing on Open and Accountable Elections Portland, a proposal to tighten campaign reporting laws and introduce a public match option for local elections.

Portland Is Home To the World’s First Vegan Mini-Mall

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Vegan shoppers should head west to Portland, home of the world’s first vegan mini-mall. This one-stop-vegan-shop paradise is the answer to every vegan multi-tasker’s dream.Where else can one buy coconut Read More The post Portland Is Home To the World’s First Vegan Mini-Mall appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Kailash Ecovillage: Profile of an urban intentional community in Portland

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The post Kailash Ecovillage: Profile of an urban intentional community in Portland appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle Simple Living Ecovillage Intentional community Kailash Portland sustainable livingWhen you think of an intentional community, do you envision a rural setting far away from it all with people living an abundant life in shared housing?

Video: Vegan Tour of Portland, OR with Robert Cheeke

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I really should have posted this last week before Portland was flooded with vegans from Vida Vegan Con.oh My trip to Portland marked the beginning of my gluten-free and soy-free diet, so you'll see me experimenting with the options in this video, and giving into the temptations of donuts and cake! video raw YouTube vegan portland travel soy-free robert cheeke review restaurants organic gluten-free

Vegetarian K.D. Lang Says Portland is the ‘Perfect City’

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Lang loves the city's connection with nature, laid-back liberal vibe, and abundant vegetarian food scene. Read More. Entertainment Music News Top News Vegetarian k.d.

Sightline in Portland, On Coal Exports

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I’ll be speaking Portland State University next week. Here are the details: Where : Simon Benson House, Portland State University, 1803 SW Park Avenue. (A If you’re hanging around the Rose City and you can’t stop obsessing about coal exports, you might want to check it out. A campus map is here.). When : Wed, Jan 23, 2013. 5:30-6:30pm Socializing with light snacks and wine. 6:30-7:00pm Eric de Place: presentation and discussion.

5 Tips for Portland and Vancouver BC on Uber

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Portland and Vancouver BC officials, welcome to Seattle’s pain. Stay tuned to see whether the injunction that Portland filed last week successfully stops Uber from operating until city regulations are in place—last month, that approach temporarily shut the company down in Las Vegas. Portland and Vancouver BC, this is your chance. Related Stories How Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Evolved Weekend Reading 12/5/14 Weekend Reading 11/21/14.

Gluten & (mostly) Soy free: Eating Healthy in Portland, OR

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I've wanted to go to Portland, OR for years because many say it's one of the best cities to be a vegan. After all that great food I didn't feel like I missed out on the Portland experience on a gluten-free and mostly soy-free diet. vegan portland kombucha soy-free restaurants organic gluten-freeI looked forward to trying fun things like vegan corn dogs at Hungry Tiger Too, but when I did I had quite the stomach ache from all the grease and processed soy.

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Portland, Oregon, USA - A model city

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Young Urban Leader - Urban Vision Metro Regional Government Office Portland: A Model for National Policy? Portland Ranked no 2 in the worlds Greenest Cities: Grist Where the car is not king: BBC Portland: Perfecting the art of citizen-based policy Portland : A Role Model for the Nation Portland : Profile on Smarter City Urban Planning & Design Highlights from Portland, Oregon Innovative Mayor Sam Adams Builds a Cleaner Portland :Fast Company.

Walmart green roof set up by Portland State University.

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A partnership between Portland State University and Walmart could significantly improve the design of green roofs. The roof of Walmart’s new Hayden Meadows store in North Portland will be fitted with a weather station and sensors across the 40,000 square feet of vegetative roof. The partnership will last two years, with PSU’s Green Building Research Laboratory and green roof enthusiasts benefitting from the new research.

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IKEA unveils solar energy system for its Portland store

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Portland IKEA installs solar energy system on roof. Portland IKEA installs solar energy system on roof. Portland IKEA installs solar energy system on roof. IKEA has installed an array of rooftop solar panels on its Portland store that measures 280,000 square feet. The Portland store is the 16th of IKEA’s to be completed in the United States. Sonia Renthlei: The sun as a source of infinite energy is well documented.

Comedy (and Carbon Taxes) in Portland: December 5

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Sightline Fellow Yoram Bauman—the inimitable standup economist —will be at Lewis & Clark College on Wednesday, December 5. The show starts at 7 pm in the Council Chambers (building 36 on this PDF ). It’s free and open to the public. Yoram includes a short bit on carbon taxes in his routine. He’ll also be part of an informal carbon tax conversation before the show, at 6:15.

TripAdvisor survey: travelers going greener

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News Portland San Francisco Seattle Green Travel News green travel trends ReutersGreen travel is gaining momentum with TripAdvisor members. More than 70 percent said they plan to make more eco-friendly choices over the next 12 months. Sixty-five percent said they made green choices over the past year TripAdvisor survey: travelers going greener is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Portland State University’s School of Architecture Launches Center for Public Interest Design

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Portland State University’s School of Architecture has i announced the launch of its new Center for Public Interest Design , a research center that aims to investigate and utilize the power of design to make social, economic and environmental change in disadvantaged communities worldwide.

Spring 'Round the World

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Not only did I never get the snow that was promised me here in Portland, but the rain and cold temperatures have continued—as per usual, I suppose—to drag on and on. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals.

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