Portland, OR Lifestyle

Mexican Salad Bowl

Savory black beans & rice, topped with a huge salad with salsa is one of my FAVORITE vegan meals. It's one huge Mexican Salad Bowl!. Mexican Restaurants are usually a good bet if you're looking for compliant places to eat when you're out and about, and Amelia's in downtown Hillsboro, OR is no exception.
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McIver State Park reopens to campers

ESTACADA, Ore. (KPTV) - Just in time for the nice weekend, Milo McIver State Park is back open for campers. The campground reopened Saturday for the first time since a fire burned 15 acres near the park entrance two weeks ago. The Riverside Day Use Area reopened earlier this week.

A Piece of the Pearl in Tualatin – Brix Tavern

“Food, glorious food! We’re anxious to try it….” echoes in mind when I get the opportunity to try new restaurants in the area. Sure, the song from the musical Oliver based on the famous Dickens work, Oliver Twist, sung by half-starving orphans dreaming of their next meal, may seem a bit of a dramatic opening for a food review. But, with restaurant closures in the area, at times, I feel like I am starving for someplace new – someplace fresh – someplace great in Tualatin…
Woodburn Independent

Musio's mullet moves up

Woodburn man makes semi-final cut; moves into USA Mullet Championships finals.A Woodburn man with aims of shaking up the mullet world got one step closer to his goal last week. Musio Chavez joined 499 other mullet-clad Americans to enter the USA Mullet Championships. He quickly moved into the next round as social-media voters pared the field down to 100 mullets. Then with ample enthusiastic support from local Oregon mullet aficionados, he inched toward the mullet cup trophy. "Round 2 (of 3) of the USA Mullet Championships, ended Wednesday," Musio said on Friday, Sept. 23. "With a tremendous amount of votes...
The Portland Mercury

No Bench for you!

Walking Tom McCall Waterfront Park today, in the beautiful fall sunshine, with my pregnant friend. Is it my imagination, or have all the park benches been removed? Been enjoying the waterfront park since the 1980s, and I remember there being park benches for people to use to sit and enjoy the views and people watching. Please tell me the benches haven't been taken away as part of an apparent ongoing citywide campaign to keep the houseless from "staying out too long," much like the way many municipal garbage cans have been taken away to keep people from actually using them (instead of having to just litter wherever). And while I'm on the subject, why is it now normal for Portland's downtown small parks and fountains to be defunct and or fenced off like a sad ghost town? COVID pandemic, roving bands of rioters, homeless camps, recession? So many excuses for county and city governments to just stop caring about public accomodations, civic beauty, and public art and fountains. When Hizzoner Ted is done blaming the commission system for not being able to govern, maybe he'll step up and show a little spine and leadership. Just maybe.

Citizens Press Council to Reconsider Dog Park Location

A growing and increasingly vocal group of Canby residents is opposing the long-delayed plans to develop a dog park on six acres of city-owned property on Northeast Territorial Road, citing concerns about safety and increased traffic as well as the project’s cost, location and environmental impacts. One of the...

Canby finalizes preliminary plans for Dog Park

Some residents are concerned about the overall cost of the project. The community will have the chance to share their input on the preliminary design renderings during an Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 28th.Conversations about a building dog park in Canby have been happening for more than a decade. Now citizens will have the chance to see words turn into action — but not everyone is happy about it. City staff recently finalized preliminary design plans for a park along Redwood Street and Territorial Road. While amenities are yet to be finalized, preliminary renderings indicate that there will be...

Increased Risk Of Suicide In Veterinary Medicine Leads To Veterinary Well-being Program

This article brought to you courtesy of DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital - sponsored content DoveLewis establishes a Veterinary Well-being Program for their staff to address rising concerns as veterinary professionals are 2.7 times more likely to die from suicide as the general population. In addition to concerns with student debt, the effects of burnout, understaffing, and demanding shifts on the floor, veterinarians are 2.7 times more likely to die from suicide as the general population according to Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study II (2020). DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital has established a well-being program focused...

Photos: Gresham Teddy Bear Parade returns

After two-year hiatus, 40th annual event brings stuffed bears, thousands of visitors into downtown.There was a buzz in downtown Gresham as thousands of visitors celebrated the return of an annual parade. Folks set up chairs and blankets along the winding route along Miller, Main and Roberts hours before the start; coffee lines stretched out the door; dogs' tails wagged; and, of course, many kids tightly hugged their own stuffed bears they brought to enjoy the festivities. "Today is such a great day," said Sue O'Halloran with a smile. The 40th annual Teddy Bear Parade returned to Gresham...

Ryan Reynolds’s Gin Finally Has Its Own Distillery

In the crowded world of celebrity spirits, somehow Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin just seems less obnoxious than the rest. Maybe it’s because his spirit is gin and not tequila (which virtually every famous person is now hawking), or maybe Reynolds just has that old-school Hollywood boozy charm. Whatever the reason, his new Aviation Gin Distillery and Visitor Center is now open to visitors in Portland, Ore.