May 25, 2008 |
Acupuncture is not just for people. It's for cities too, if the city is Portland. Adam Kuby stuck a 23-foot needle into the ground down by the Willamette River and hopes to plant more, choosing locations where he figures the city's "chi," or vital energy, needs some help. Unusual? You bet. Unusual for Portland? Not really. For several years, Portland has been reaping praise from lifestyle magazines and specialty publications, as one of the nation's more livable cities. It's listed among the best places to have a baby, grow old, go for a walk, ride a bike, take a jog, breathe clean air, own a dog, take public transportation, start a business (green or otherwise)
July 21, 2011 |
Many cities offer concert series, but few can compete with the Rose City for the most intriguing venue. The Oregon Zoo in Portland is hosting a full menagerie of top-notch acts this summer in its outdoor amphitheater. The zoo series is surprisingly inexpensive, considering the talent on the roster, which includes many Grammy winners. Tickets cost $14 to $39, depending on the act. Many of the most desirable shows are in the mid-$20s, such as Los Lobos with Los Lonely Boy (Sunday)
September 8, 2011 |
Registration is now open for the 27th Annual Catalina Island Triathlon , Nov. 5 (a Saturday) at Middle Beach in Avalon . . . . Tri-tip and BBQ chicken are on the menu for Friday's Moonlight Hike at Mt. Baldy . Tickets ($16) are limited. Click here for info . . . . The L.A. Athletic Club's Noir Soiree Oct. 7 includes a photo exhibition, wine tasting and fashion show . Early-bird tickets are $48 (through Sept. 18) . . . . Portland's Oregon Zoo offers discounted $4 admission on the second Tuesday of each month, down from the usual $10.50.
March 19, 2007 |
Two groups of tiny, dark-eyed, salt-and-pepper rabbits were released in a sagebrush field in eastern Washington last week, raising the population of Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits in the wild from zero to 20. They are the smallest rabbits in the United States and one of only two types in North America that dig their own burrows. Adults weigh about a pound, and measure a foot long.
February 21, 2013 |
Meet Eddie the sea otter. If you're truly a sports fan, he's about to become your favorite creature, because Eddie can dunk a basketball on a hoop in his pool at the Oregon Zoo. That's right. Check out the video above. Eddie, who was a rescue from the coast of California, rises out of the water clutching a miniature basketball and dunks it through the hoop. As Dick Vitale might say, "Awesome, baby!" And if you don't think it's awesome, take the advice of Neil Everett of ESPN and "take some awesome lessons.
April 19, 2011 |
In December, I wrote about the Portland Perks Package , which gave $50 cash and other freebies to holiday shoppers who stayed two nights at selected hotels in Portland. Now the package is back in time for a late spring break -- but only until the end of April. The deal: The current Portland Perks Package requires a two-night minimum stay at hotels listed on its website. Free parking, free continental breakfast for two, $50 cash and a discount book with coupons are included.