Tuesday November 26, 2013
Little Boxes returns to Portland on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving -- November 29th and 30th -- to give Portlanders an alternative to the box store shopping melee. Over 200 small independent shops have joined together to offer discounts and raffles, and a smart phone app for easy navigation of the participating destinations.
Little Boxes 2013 runs from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th. Read more about the event and see the list of participating stores.
Friday November 22, 2013
Whether you have a Fifi, a Fido or a Rex -- or, in my case, a Sasha -- Portland is a pretty good place for pooches. Here's our round-up of Stumptown's dog parks, listed by quadrant.
Have a favorite, or maybe a destination not too far afield for letting your dog loose? Leave a comment here and share your knowledge.
Photo: Portland dogs in Portland parks. ŠJosh Liberles
Monday November 18, 2013
The holidays are approaching, and in Portland every season has at least one major beer festival to go along with it. In the winter, the Holiday Ale Festival is the biggie, and it will take over Pioneer Courthouse Square for its 18th edition once again between December 4th and December 8th, 2013.
Read more about the Holiday Ale Fest, the breweries in attendance, the beers on tap and the events surrounding it: http://portlandor.about.com/od/fooddrink/fl/Winter-Warmers-2013-Holiday-Ale-Fest.htm
Photo courtesy Portland Holiday Ale Fest.
Saturday November 16, 2013
The game is afoot -- and it's right here in Portland, at OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). Sherlock Holmes and general mystery fans rejoice: the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes has its world debut in Portland, and it runs from October 10th, 2013, through January 5th, 2014.
The exhibit has original Sherlock Holmes manuscripts by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, various artifacts from Victorian England to set the mood, as well as a real, live murder! OK, a fictional murder, but there are plenty of interactivity to engage young and old in the spirit of solving a mystery using Holmes' own patented deductive reasoning and attention to detail.
For more info, read all about the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.
Photo courtesy International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.