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Local Restaurants Nominated for National Awards

National non-profit culinary arts organization The James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists for its 2016 awards last week. A number of local restaurants and chefs were nominated this year. Best New Restaurant in the United States: Coquine on SE Belmont Outstanding Chef: Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon on E. Burnside and Little Bird on SW 6th Outstanding Baker: Kim Boyce…

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Could a “Green Loop” Be Coming to Portland?

Could a six-mile carless loop be coming to Portland? Potentially. A competition at this year’s Design Week Portland focuses on just that: A six-mile green loop that would circumnavigate the city’s four quadrants and provide a safe commute for the city’s car-free commuters. The winning proposal will be announced during April’s Design…

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Two New Parks Coming to East Portland

Portland Parks and Recreation announced the names of two new parks set to break ground in East Portland this spring. Gateway Discovery Park will be located between NE 104th & NE 106th Avenues off NE Halsey Street and Loowit View Park will be at NE 126th and Beech Street. Both parks will serve…

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