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Vaux’s Swifts Are Back at Chapman Elementary!

The Vaux’s Swifts are making their annual migration through Portland once again. If you’re unfamiliar with the Vaux’s Swifts, this flock of birds uses the Chapman Elementary School chimney as an evening roost for approximately one month each year as they progress through their annual migration to Central and South America. Portlanders gather in Wallace…

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City of Portland May Enact Stronger Historical Property Preservation Codes

The City of Portland may place stricter limitations on the demolition of historic properties. Under Portland’s current regulations, a property listed on the Historical Resource Inventory cannot be demolished for 120 days after the application to demolish is submitted, which allows time for public discussion. However, if an individual or company applies to…

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Portland Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Tour – Sept. 17th and 18th

Portland’s fourth Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour will take place on September 17th and 18th. Saturday’s activities will include workshops on building and design, as well as permitting, financing, and other necessary information. Tickets for workshops are $65 for one workshop and $90 for two. An all-inclusive pass for the entire weekend is $75…

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12th Annual Organic Beer Fest: August 25-28th

The Organic Beer Fest hosts over 50 organic beers, ciders, and mead, as well as live music, sustainbility-related vendors, a children’s play area, and food. The purpose of the festival is to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainability (and of course, to celebrate great beer!). When: Noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 25…

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Neighborhood Farmers Markets!

Stop by one of our neighborhood farmers markets this week for local produce, artisan goods, and entertainment.  Do you work in the Lloyd District? Head over to the Lloyd Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 10-2. This market is year round, and hosts a variety of fresh and prepared food vendors. Grab a…

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Bike-Share Comes to Portland

With 1000 bikes parked at 100 stations around the city, Bike Town PDX is the largest bike share in the country and it launched in Portland today. Nike partnered with the City of Portland and the Bureau of Transportation to brand all the bikes with their signature logo at the cost of $10 million…

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