Green Hotel, Meeting Planners

Green and Environmentally Sustainable Hotels and Events are Not Just a Trend

Jan 26, 2010

Earth Friendly Hotel PracticesWhen we opened our doors in August of 2009, one of our objectives was to make the The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport as earth-friendly as possible.  More and more travelers and meeting planners are choosing hotels that engage in sustainable practices in everyday operations.  And when you are a luxury hotel in one of America’s “Green-ist” cities such as Portland, it is very important to pay attention to this fact.  It also makes us feel good as a company to try and reduce wasteful operations and toxic products.

Our sister hotel, The Grand Hotel Salem/Phoenix Grand Hotel in Salem Oregon has been on the forefront on implementing even better Eco practices by developing a Green Team” led by Sales Director Kristi Reed.

In fact- we are moving in a direction where operating a “green business” is becoming an industry standard.  This expectation is demonstrated in an article from Travel Portland

From 2009 Green Meeting Trends

…. the sustainable meeting industry is alive, growing and shows no signs of stopping.  In fact, the move from fringe to mainstream is well underway. According to the December 2008 Ernst & Young Report, Global Hospitality Insights: Hospitality Going Green, “Those companies with business models that revolve around green practices will have the strongest opportunity of achieving a ‘sustainable’ competitive advantage.”

“It’s a buyer’s market, and the buyers appear to want green,” reports Tyler Davidson, editorial director, Meetings Media. “There was a size able jump in the number of meeting planners who are planning or expect to plan a green meeting, led by 51 percent of independents [a 16 percent jump over the last survey] and followed by 46.8 percent of corporates [a 10.5 percent jump over the last survey], and 44.4 percent both of association planners and government planners.”

The MPI Business Barometer, November 2008, reports similar findings. “Many meeting professionals continue to expect a trend toward ‘green’ meetings. Technology providers and regional destinations may specifically prosper from current trends.” The same report identifies “green meetings” as a “Top Ten” trend planners anticipate influencing meetings and events business over the next six months.

A recent survey of corporate travel managers by the National Business Travel Association indicates nearly 30 percent of managers incorporate green considerations into their travel policies and that nearly 25 percent prefer green meeting suppliers. Another 30 percent will use hotels in the future that feature environmentally friendly amenities and practices.

Consumers are driving the demand. A 2008 survey on consumer choice and the environment found that customers “feel empowered when it comes to the environment and are taking some action in their daily lives to reduce consumption and waste.”  More than a third of American respondents in a TripAdvisor survey said they will visit an environmentally friendly hotel or resort in 2009. Additionally, 32 percent of respondents said they will be more environmentally conscious in their travel decisions than they were the year before.

What are your thoughts?  We would love to hear your comments on our blog or on our Facebook Page and hear your ideas on how you think we can make our hotel even “greener”.


Where to Go? Try Split Dine and Drink in Bridgeport Village To Unwind at The End of the Day

Jan 20, 2010
Enomatic Wine System

Enomatic Wine System

Hotel guests are often asking our staff about some of the unique places in the Tigard / Tualatin area to try and there has been quite a bit of buzz about Split Dine in Drink in our neighboring Bridgeport Village.  In fact, taking in a movie and enjoying a couple of glasses of great wines seem to be a favorite way to unwind at the end of the day.

What we like the most about Split is their selection of Enomatic Wines . Enomatic is a wine distribution system that creates a closed environment that prevents wines from oxidizing. Once a bottle is opened, the system instantaneously replaces any wine poured with an equal volume of nitrogen gas. It ensures that each glass will taste as if the bottle was just opened and it allows guests to taste premium wines without blindly committing to an entire bottle. This is a fantastic way to enjoy special wines without having to splurge for an expensive bottle.      The pours are computer controlled…you can order a Taste (1 oz), 1/2 Glass (3oz) or Glass (6 oz).

They also feature a warm and relaxing atmosphere and a menu with a great mix of small plates and dinners.

Recurring Events
Split has launched all new dinner, lunch, and happy hour menu’s with the vision and creation of new Executive Chef Russell Schillereff. Menu’s can be found in the Dine section of our site.

Sunday “Champagne Brunch” is served from 10am-2pm, with champagne $18: without $13 and children under 12 only $8.
Menu: Lunch and Dinner

Happy Hours everyday from 3pm-6pm, and again from 9pm- close, Specials include $5 wine, and $3 beers. The food menu can be found in the dine section of our site.

Not sure what to get?  Here are some customer suggestions we found from reviews we found on YELP:

I had the calamari appetizer and it was the best I’ve ever had. I followed that with a chicken and cheese penne pasta which was incredibly rich, but I took most of it home as leftovers, which I always nice. I had a cocktail and my date had a couple glasses of wine, which were actually quite good.

The small plates are yummy here with the chicken skewers and chicken salad topping my list. Purposely order light, so you can indulge and have some chocolate gelato for dessert.

Photo Credit: From Wine Glossary: Enomatic

Featured Business of The Month: Zao Noodle Bar in Bridgeport Village

Jan 16, 2010

Zao Noodle Bar With so many businesses, retail stores and dining choices in the Tualatin / Tigard, Oregon area- we aim to highlight some of our favorites each month by telling our guests all about them.  And since Zao Noodle Bar brings authentic street-food of China, Thailand, and VietNam to to Bridgeport Village- we thought they would be an excellent business to shine a spotlight on this month!

Our guests who have visited their Bridgeport Village location have complimented their Asian inspired menu and service many times. Favorites include Ginger-Garlic-Chili Chicken and Crunchy Thai Shrimp Salad. Promoting good health and nutrition to their customers is important to them and they openly disclose all nutritional information on their site.   Their menu features dishes that are low in fat, high (or low) in carbohydrates, and can meet nearly any dietary preference.  We love their fresh ingredients and their organic broth they use to make their Noodle Bowls.

Other things we love: They are family friendly and their “Tofu Fries” are to die for!  Overall, this restaurant has received mostly positive reviews!  Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

Zao Company President

Zao Company President

Note from the Company President Matthew Baizer:

Zao has plenty of options for all our guests so whether you are looking for low in saturated fat (Chicken PhoChicken Pho), light in calories (Crunchy Thai Shrimp SaladCrunchy Thai Shrimp Salad), vegan (Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl with 5 Vegetables & TofuVietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl with 5 Vegetables & Tofu), gluten free (Pad ThaiPad Thai), cholesterol free (Zao Spicy Black Bean Veggie Stir FryZao Spicy Black Bean Veggie Stir Fry) or indulgent (Banana Spring Roll with Coconut Ice CreamBanana Spring Roll with Coconut Ice Cream) we have an option for you.

It’s my mission to expand Zao to hungry pan-Asian diners across the country. To that extent we have made Zao available for licensing and franchising opportunities nationwide. Our licensing business is essentially for non-traditional locations and you will find our first limited service food court version of Zao (Zao Noodle Express) thriving on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in the heart of Los Angeles. With more non-traditional sites to come as well as full service franchising opportunities, this is an exciting new way to bring our food to throngs of hungry folks who haven’t been exposed to much of the fabulous fare that Southeast Asia has to offer. In order to fit with the Zao philosophy of embracing technology wherever effective and possible, we are taking all new franchise applications exclusively online. If you are interested in learning more, visit the franchising section.

Company History: In April 1996 Adam Willner founded the Zao Noodle Bar concept based on a vision of making Asian street food accessible to the American public. Prior to Zao, Adam spent ten years in the restaurant business in San Francisco where he held management positions with Il Fornaio, Etrusca, and Cypress Club as a consultant specializing in restaurant openings. He has expertise in restaurant operations, construction management, site selection, marketing, Asian food, and concept creation. During his tenures he created award winning wine and beverage programs as well as training programs for restaurant personnel. Adam earned a bachelors degree from Wesleyan University.

Zao Noodle Bar
7237 SW Bridgeport Rd
Tigard, OR 97224-7765

+1.503.620.6500

Hours

Mon – Thr: 11am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 9pm

Payment Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Cash

Reservations Not accepted

* Free parking. No validation needed.


Events in Portland

Jan 15, 2010

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FESTIVALS & ATTRACTIONS

Lan Su Chinese Garden Celebrating Ten Years with Ten Free Days – Lan Su Chinese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden turns ten. To commemorate this exciting milestone and honor our special relationship with our sister city Suzhou, we’re hosting a yearlong celebration–and everyone is invited. Beginning with ten free admission days and continuing throughout the year, we’re filling the calendar with events and surprises not to be missed.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/02/10 – 01/11/10

LOCATION:
Portland Classical Chinese Garden (Lan Su Chinese Garden)
239 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
November 1 – March 31
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PHONE:
503.228.8131

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

OMSI presents SAMSON: The Colossal T. rex Discovery – OMSI
A magnificent 39-foot fossil of one of Earth’s most fearsome carnivores will soon be on display in the Earth Science Hall. The 66-million-year-old skeleton known as SAMSON* is one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in existence. 56% of SAMSON’s original bones, including the nearly complete skull, will be displayed. SAMSON is smaller but close in weight to the T. rex known as Sue, long considered the largest T. rex yet discovered.
EVENT DAY(S):
12/17/09 – 08/31/10

LOCATION:
OMSI
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

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HOURS:
Tuesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays that Portland Public Schools are in session.

PHONE:
503.797.4000

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Adult: $11 • Youth: $9 • Senior (63+): $9 • Members: Free

Reel Music Festival – NW Film Center
Reel Music is the Film Center’s annual showcase exploring the lively interplay between sound and image and music and culture. Featuring everything from collections of vintage performance clips to new documentary and dramatic films, to cutting edge music videos and animation, Reel Music mixes everything from jazz, blues, and rock to classical, opera, and avant-garde music related works into a unique cinematic celebration.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/09/04 – 01/31/10

LOCATION:
Various locations
See website
Portland, OR

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PHONE:
503-221-1156

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World Forestry Center presents Museum by Moonlight – World Forestry Center Discovery Museum

This special after-hours event for those 21+ is designed with the coffee lover in mind. But there will be plenty of food, wine, and beer too!
After you’ve got your caffeine buzz, you can try out all the fun, hands-on interactive exhibits our museum has to offer. Test your smoke jumping skills with our Virtual Smoke-jumper, and grab your friends as you take a ride on Class IV rapids with the River Raft Adventure. Think you’re good at video games? Think again as you take the controls of a Timberjack Harvester and try your hand at being a modern day Lumberjack.
EVENT DAY(S):
12/10/09 – 01/07/10

LOCATION:
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221

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HOURS:
6:00pm – 9:30pm

PHONE:
503.228.1367

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$8 adults

Portland Japanese Garden Hosts O-Shogatsu (New Year’s) Celebration – Japanese Garden
This year the Portland Japanese Garden will celebrate O-Shogatsu (New Year’s) with a special Family Day on Sunday, January 10 from Noon-3pm. The event will be held in the Garden’s Pavilion and will include tea and light refreshments, traditional New Year’s activities for kids, and calligraphy writing.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/10/10

LOCATION:
Japanese Garden
611 S.W. Kingston Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

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HOURS:
Noon-3pm.

PHONE:
(503) 223-1321

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$8.00 Adult $6.75 Senior (62+) $6.75 College Student (w/ID) $5.25 Youth (6-17) Children 5 and under free

Rose Quarter presents FMX Gravity Slashers – Rose Quarter
Feld Motor Sports℠ announced the inaugural Gravity Slashers Freestyle Motocross tour, appearing at the Rose Garden Saturday, January 16th. The 15-stop tour will feature some of the world’s best freestyle motocross pros as they attempt to one-up each other with gravity-defying tricks.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/16/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7:30 PM

PHONE:
877.789.ROSE (7673)

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$30, $25, & $20

Rose City Collector’s Market – Rose City Collectors Market
Shop Approx. 200 Tables of Antiques & Collectibles
from Past to Present, and Collectors from miles around.

Some sellers specialize, while others offer a variety of collectibles.
Some of the items you will see at the show include:Vintage clothing, jewelry, glassware, collectible toys, militaria, automobilia, vintage books and paper items, collectible coins, postcards and ephemera, vintage kitchenware, antique paintings, collectible diecast cars & hot wheels, sports cards and sports collectibles, guns, advertising collectibles, comic books, vintage cameras and accessories and much, much more.

EVENT DAY(S):
11/22/09 – 01/24/10

LOCATION:
Holiday Inn Airport – Columbia Conference Center
8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

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HOURS:
9AM-3PM

PHONE:
503-238-0222

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$2 Admission – Early Admission: 7 am $6

World Forestry Center presents ChocolateFest 2010 – World Forestry Center Discovery Museum
Join us for the 5th annual ChocolateFest and make all your chocolate dreams come true. We’ll have over 45 vendors along with demonstrations and presentations so you can taste, smell, feel and see some of the finest chocolate in the Pacific Northwest.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/30/10 – 01/31/10

LOCATION:
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221

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HOURS:
10am – 5pm

PHONE:
503.228.1367

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$8 adults, $7 seniors (62+), $5 children. Under 3 and members are free.

IN CONCERT

Cappella Romana: A Byzantine Christmas – Cappella Romana
The virtuoso Byzantine cantor from Athens Achilleas Chaldeakis makes his Cappella Romana directing debut in a program of Byzantine chants for the Christmas season, including ecstatic verses from the Polyeleos for Christmas.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/08/10

LOCATION:
St. Mary’s Cathedral
1716 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
8:00pm

PHONE:
866/822-7735

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.cappellaromana.org

Oregon Symphony presents Schumann and Shostakovich – Oregon Symphony
Our Classical Season is led by Music Director Carlos Kalmar, with guest artists and conductors from Portland and around the world. You’ll hear some of the greatest music in the symphonic repertoire.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Benedetto Lupo , piano

Ginastera: Glosses on Themes of Pablo Casals
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6

EVENT DAY(S):
01/09/10 – 01/11/10

HOURS:
Jan 9,10 7:30pm
Jan 11 8pm

PHONE:
503-228-1353

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.oregonsymphony.org

Rose Quarter presents Slayer. Megadeth – Rose Quarter
Two names synonymous with fierce, crunching power. Two bands whose histories are inevitably intertwined in defining the thrash/metal genre. Individually, their respective prowess and accomplishments are impressive; but together, they’re brutal and unstoppable. Megadeth and Slayer will join forces to co-headline “American Carnage,” the most blistering, the most explosive, and the most eagerly anticipated mega-tour of the winter – and you do not want to miss it.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/19/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7:00 PM

PHONE:
877.789.ROSE (7673)

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$49.50, $39.50, $10

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Third Angle New Music Ensemble presents: Hearing Voices – Third Angle New Music Ensemble
Words and music combine in stories that delight, taking us on magical journeys into troll infested woods, to planets where mechanical beings communicate in musical tones, to Italo Calvino’s magically realist Italy, or even back to ‘1984’, Orwell’s epic romantic comedy (seriously…)

We introduce the premiere of “Voyage to FaReMiDo” by Oregon Symphony resident conductor Gregory Vajda, “King of the Animals” by Robert Kyr, “Greetings from 1984” by Jon Deak, and special guest Ursula K. Le Guin, narrating her “A Ride on the Red Mare”, accompanied by Bryan Johanson’s lovely score.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/22/10

LOCATION:
Kaul Auditorium
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock
Portland, OR 97202

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HOURS:
7:30 PM

PHONE:
503.331.0301

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Adult $30.00 65+Senior $25.00 Student $25.00

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Oregon Symphony presents Dvorak’s Violin Concerto – Oregon Symphony
Our Classical Season is led by Music Director Carlos Kalmar, with guest artists and conductors from Portland and around the world. You’ll hear some of the greatest music in the symphonic repertoire.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Martinu: Thunderbolt P-47
Dvorák: Violin Concerto
Respighi: boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini

EVENT DAY(S):
01/23/10 – 01/25/10

HOURS:
Jan 23,24 7:30pm
Jan 25 8pm

PHONE:
503-228-1353

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.oregonsymphony.org

Oregon Symphony Special Concerts: Garrison Keillor – Oregon Symphony
Garrison Keillor, performing artist

The host of the weekly radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor walks and talks the best of Americana. His masterful storytelling about life in the Midwest paints pictures that range from grade-school crushes, growing up in a low thermostat household to the wonderful cast of folks populating his beloved Lake Wobegon. Please note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/26/10 – 01/27/10

HOURS:
7:30pm

PHONE:
503-228-1353

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.orsymphony.org

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Oregon Symphony presents Ravel’s Concerto for Left Hand – Oregon Symphony
Our Classical Season is led by Music Director Carlos Kalmar, with guest artists and conductors from Portland and around the world. You’ll hear some of the greatest music in the symphonic repertoire.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

Ades: Overture, Waltz & Finale from Powder Her Face
Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand
Holst: Egdon Heath
Mozart: Symphony No. 34
EVENT DAY(S):
01/30/10 – 01/31/10

HOURS:
Jan 30 7:30pm
Jan 31 2pm

PHONE:
503-228-1353

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.oregonsymphony.org

ON STAGE

BroadArts Theatre presents A/Broad For All Seasons – BroadArts Theatre
BroadArts Theatre invites you to solve the mystery at A/BROAD FOR ALL SEASONS, our newest original theatre-comedy with music. If you saw WONDERBROADS, our musical that won the Oregon Book Award for Best Drama, then you are familiar with the energy and fun of our shows. In this sequel, A/BROAD overflows with BroadArts Theatre’s trademark funny, edgy, dangerous, factual, inspiring, sexy, interactive performance. BroadArts is proud to collaborate with our fellow members of the Portland theater Community as a participant in Fertile Ground: A city-wide festival of new work presented by the Portland Area Theater Alliance January 2010.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/02/10 – 01/23/10

LOCATION:
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
5340 N. Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

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HOURS:
Tues-Sat 8pm
Sun 2pm

PHONE:
(503) 288-5181

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$12 to $20 – discounts for early bird purchase

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Rose Quarter presents Tyler Perry’s “Laugh To Keep From Crying” – Rose Quarter
Amazingly, Tyler Perry has built a solid portfolio of stage productions over the past 12 years. Tyler Perry’s “Laugh to Keep from Crying” will surely bring much needed laughter with all the challenges we face today. This 11th production touches the depths of our souls and has a lot of great poignant moments. It explores confusion versus an illustration of courage. A cast of veterans from former Tyler Perry productions will provide you with a clear perception to manage your own situations but on a lighter scale.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/10/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
5:00 PM

PHONE:
877.789.ROSE (7673)

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$47.50, $42.50

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Fred Meyer Broadway Across America: Xanadu – Fred Meyer Broadway Across America Portland
PUT A BUNCH of smash hit songs, Tony® Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane and the cutest couple in town into a Broadway musical comedy blender, and what do you get? “Heaven on Wheels” says The New York Times. Taking audiences back to 1980 California, this hilarious new musical follows the beautiful Kira, who travels to earth to inspire a struggling young artist named Sonny, as she helps this aspiring painter to find his voice, discover true love and build the world’s first roller disco (not necessarily in that order).
EVENT DAY(S):
01/12/10 – 01/17/10

LOCATION:
Keller Auditorium
SW 3rd & Clay
Portland, OR 97204

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HOURS:
Tuesday-Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm

PHONE:
1.866.739.6737

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.portlandopera.org

Portland Center Stage: Snow Falling on Cedars – Portland Center Stage
This haunting story takes place in 1954, north of Puget Sound, on an island so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But when Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with murder, the community’s secrets emerge one by one. Gripping and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense.

EVENT DAY(S):
01/13/10 – 02/15/10

LOCATION:
Gerding Theater at the Armory
120 N.W. 11th
Portland, OR

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HOURS:
www.pcs.org

PHONE:
503.445.3700

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.pcs.org

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Miracle Theatre Group: American Sueño – Miracle Theatre Group
Hitchhiking down the interstate, heart on my sleeve.
Two years in a six by nine, waiting for a call from the outside.
Escaping from my past, living under a bridge.
Hiding behind my desk job, waiting for the call to run.
We are the outsiders — the homeless, the outcast, the gay, the immigrant — but we still dream “The American Dream” … everybody’s hope for a better job, a better life, a better tomorrow. Weaving together our real-life stories, American Sueño is our hopeful journey toward a new era of acceptance.

EVENT DAY(S):
01/14/10 – 01/23/10

LOCATION:
Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214

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HOURS:
Jan 14,21 7:30
Jan 15,16,22,23 8pm
Jan 17,23 2pm

PHONE:
503-236-7253

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CoHo Productions presents Hamlet – CoHo Productions
With this brisk, exciting new cut, the play focuses on the familial themes of Hamlet. The trimming shortens the overall play and gives a sharp focus to the plot lines that directly tell the story. With a company of five actors and minimal tech, this is Hamlet in its essence. Without excessive technical distractions or out-of-context ideals (post-Apocalypse, No, thank you!), this version of Hamlet will remind you why you fell in love with this play in the first place
EVENT DAY(S):
01/15/10 – 02/20/10

LOCATION:
CoHo Theater
2257 N.W. Raleigh
Portland, OR

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HOURS:
Thurs-Sat 8pm
Sun 2pm

PHONE:
(503) 205-0715

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and s

Lakewood Theatre Company presents Spider’s Web – Lakewood Theatre Company
An original Agatha Christie mystery! Clarissa, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, discovers a body in the drawing room of her home. With her husband scheduled to arrive at any moment with an important VIP in tow, Clarissa has to create an intricate web of alibis and invention to save her family. When her lies lead to new surprises the audience is left to untangle the puzzle. A captivating whodunnit.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/15/10 – 02/21/10

LOCATION:
Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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HOURS:
Tues-Sat 7:30pm
Sun 7pm

PHONE:
503-635-3901

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$26.00 – $30.00

Literary Arts presents THE MOTH in Portland Made to be Broken: Stories of Disobedience – Literary Arts, Inc.
The Moth is a huge hit with broadcasting on more than 200 stations in the U.S. and more than one million downloads per month on iTunes. Having spurred a revival in oral storytelling, The Moth is dedicated to promoting the art of storytelling through true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props or accompaniment. Each Moth event mixes humorous and heartbreaking tales told with honesty, bravery and wit.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/18/10

LOCATION:
Gerding Theater at the Armory
120 N.W. 11th
Portland, OR

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HOURS:
7:30 PM

PHONE:
1-800-838-3006

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$25

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Northwest Children’s Theater and School presents Pinocchio – Northwest Childrens Theater
“Look at that! What do you know? It’s gears and wheels that make me go!”
From a pile of shiny scrap metal comes the buzz, clink and whir of the original toy story! This industrial musical is the tale of Gepetto’s brand-new mechanical boy who learns, through much trial and many errors, what it means to be human.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/29/10 – 02/21/10

LOCATION:
Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
1819 NW Everett
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm

PHONE:
503-222-4480

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Adult $22 Youth $18

Oregon Children’s Theatre presents Giggle Giggle Quack – Oregon Children’s Theatre
They’re baaaaaack! Farmer Brown needs a vacation. Before putting his brother Bob in charge of the farm, he writes clear instructions for taking care of the animals. Duck does some creative editing and wild mayhem ensues. Bubble-bathing pigs, pizza-eating chickens, and cows at the movies highlight this barn-raising mooosical.

Written, composed, directed, and choreographed by the same great team that brought you Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type. BEST FOR ALL AGES
EVENT DAY(S):
01/30/10 – 02/21/10

LOCATION:
Newmark Theatre
SW Broadway & Main
Portland, OR 97204

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HOURS:
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13*, and Feb. 20*
Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 31, Feb. 14, and Feb. 21
(*) No 5 p.m. performance

PHONE:
503 228-9571

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
13-$24

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ON THE TABLE

The Heathman’s Holiday Tea – Heathman Hotel
The Heathman’s Holiday Tea kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with three daily seatings from November 27, 2009 through January 8, 2010. Reservations will be available starting Friday, November 13th at 6 a.m. for this popular – and cherished – family tradition. With the two-story tall Christmas tree and festive decorations throughout the historic tea court, the Heathman’s annual Holiday Tea is perfect after shopping, with friends or as a family celebration. Seatings are daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
EVENT DAY(S):
11/27/09 – 01/08/10

LOCATION:
Heathman Hotel
1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

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HOURS:
Seatings are daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

PHONE:
503-790-7752

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Adults are $32 per person and the Peter Rabbit Tea for Little Sippers is $14 per person.

ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Oregon College of Art and Craft presents OCAC Faculty Biennial – Oregon College of Art & Craft
This biennial exhibition offers an opportunity to see new work created by the OCAC degree program faculty, whose members are working studio artists exhibiting both regionally and nationally
EVENT DAY(S):
12/04/09 – 01/28/10

LOCATION:
Oregon College of Art & Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

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HOURS:
Daily 10-5
Opening reception Thursday, December 3, 4:00-7:00pm

PHONE:
503.297.5544

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Print Arts Northwest Gallery at the Washington County Museum presents Holiday Show & Sale – Print Arts Northwest
Print Arts Northwest is pleased to showcase many of its 120 artist members in a group salon style exhibit, beginning November 19th and continuing on through December and ending January 16th, 2010. The opening reception will be November 19th from 6-8pm, and will coincide with the opening of a new exhibit at the Washington County Museum called “Oregon is Indian Country”.
PAN artists are committed to their art and the public will find professional work at reasonable prices in our small gallery located right inside the doors of the Washington County Museum.
EVENT DAY(S):
11/19/09 – 01/16/10

LOCATION:
Washington County Museum
Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College
17677 NW Springville Rd
Portland, OR 97229

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HOURS:
10-4

PHONE:
503-525-9259

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Bullseye Gallery presents Mel George – Bullseye Gallery
Australian artist Mel George captures evocative, Polaroid-like memories and impressions in kilnformed glass.
EVENT DAY(S):
12/01/09 – 01/23/10

LOCATION:
Bullseye Gallery
300 N.W. 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
10-5
RECEPTION: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 5:30 – 7:30pm

PHONE:
503-227-0222

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is pleased to present Nudes by Jason Langer – Charles A Hartman Fine Art
Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is pleased to present Nudes, the latest body of work by Portland-based photographer Jason Langer. Taking the most frequently represented subject in artistic works, Langer’s lens presents the female body in contexts that pivot from a photo essay of erotica, to a collection of snapshots found in a voyeur’s diary, to a candid moment summoned from a lover’s memory. In each instance, Langer casually confronts the viewer with private, poetic moments of physical intimacy.
EVENT DAY(S):
12/02/09 – 01/30/10

LOCATION:
Charles A Hartman Fine Art
134 NW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
Tues-Sat 11-6

PHONE:
503.287.3886

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Fourteen30 Contemporary presents Forth Estate – Fourteen30 Contemporary
Fourteen30 Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of recent print editions of New York based Forth Estate. Forth Estate was founded in 2005 by Luther Davis and Glen Baldridge, in the interest of producing editioned works by emerging artists using both traditional and technologically
innovative approaches to printmaking. Forth Estate prints are in the collections of the New York Public Library, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Newark Public Library, and the Jundt Art Museum.
EVENT DAY(S):
12/11/09 – 01/23/10

LOCATION:
Fourteen30 Contemporary
1430 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97214

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HOURS:
10-5

PHONE:
503.236.1430

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Museum of Contemporary Craft presents The Academy is Full of Craft – Museum of Contemporary Craft
Museum of Contemporary Craft maps craft’s historic transition from industry to academia through works in the ceramics collection
Product design team Studio Gorm collaborates with the Museum to architect a visual timetable communicating major shifts in craft history
EVENT DAY(S):
07/28/09 – 01/09/10

LOCATION:
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 Northwest Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
11-6
First Thurs 11-8

PHONE:
503-223-2654

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Museum of Contemporary Craft presents Transference – Museum of Contemporary Craft
Glass artist Andy Paiko and sound artist Ethan Rose reinterpret the short-lived glass armonica. . Portland-based artists Andy Paiko (glass) and Ethan Rose (sound/composition) collaborate to create a kinetic-sound installation reinterpreting the glass armonica, a nearly forgotten instrument. Through movement, light and music, Transference is an exploration of the material and aural properties of glass.
EVENT DAY(S):
11/19/09 – 01/09/10

LOCATION:
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 Northwest Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
Tues-Sat 11-6
First Thursday 11-8

PHONE:
503.223.2654

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Oregon Jewish Museum presents The Shape of Time: accumulations of place and memory – Oregon Jewish Museum
The premiere exhibition in the new location is The Shape of Time: accumulations of place and memory, featuring the work of photographers Bobby Abrahamson, Jeff Amram, William Galen, Carol Isaak and Stu Levy, David Lanthan Reamer, and Sika Stanton. Guest-curated by writer-artist-cultural advocate Tim DuRoche, the exhibition explores urban landscape, public memory and progress through the lens of the Oregon Jewish experience.

EVENT DAY(S):
12/20/09 – 04/30/10

LOCATION:
Oregon Jewish Museum
1953 NW Kearney
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
Tues-Thu: 10:30a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fri: 10:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

PHONE:
503.226.3600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

PDX Contemporary Art presents John Mann Folded in Place – PDX Contemporary Art
The photographs in this series are informed by the varied ways that photography, mapping, drawing and
sculpture have each tried to describe the landscape. By incorporating each of these methods, Folded in
Place highlights the abstraction of the landscape traditionally offered by these means, while creating a
tangible photographic “place” in each image that is occupied by a mapped construction. The images
therefore provide precise photographic and mapped information while at the same time offering an
abstraction of the landscape itself.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/05/10 – 01/30/10

LOCATION:
PDX Contemporary Across the Hall
929 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
11:00-6:00, Tuesday – Saturday

PHONE:
503.222.0063

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

PDX Contemporary Art presents Megan Murphy Porcelain and Other Works – PDX Contemporary Art
In Porcelain and Other Works, Megan Murphy uses historical events and locations to construct an understanding of how our contemporary selves and culture are informed by the subjectivity of recorded history. From photographs that she has taken on location Murphy produces a transparent image that she then mounts between a mirror and a sheet of glass. Then begins a process of building up and removing dozens of layers of paint and text, imbuing the paint with an internal luminosity while replicating the effects of time: actions once taken and now remembered by how they are revealed through the progression and reflection of time.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/05/10 – 01/30/10

LOCATION:
PDX Contemporary Art
925 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
11-6pm

PHONE:
503-222-0063

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Portland Art Museum presents China Design Now – Portland Art Museum
China Design Now explores the recent explosion of critically compelling design and architecture projects created in China, contextualizing the impact of rapid economic development on these projects in the country’s major cities. This immersive, multi-sensory exhibition captures a dynamic phase in China, as it opens up to global influences and responds to the hopes and dreams of its new urban middle class.

EVENT DAY(S):
10/11/09 – 01/17/10

LOCATION:
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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HOURS:
Mon CLOSED
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

PHONE:
503.226.2811

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Adult – $15 (includes general admission Seniors (55+) and Students (18 and older with ID) – $12 (includes general admission)*

23 Sandy Gallery presents The Assignment – 23 Sandy Gallery
A national, juried exhibition of book arts organized in conjunction with the annual meeting of the College Book Art Association in Portland. This exhibit features book arts related artworks including artist books, sculptural books, book objects and altered books.
EVENT DAY(S):
12/03/09 – 01/09/10

LOCATION:
23 Sandy Gallery
623 N.E. 23rd
Portland, OR

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HOURS:
Thurs-Sat 12-6

PHONE:
503.927.4409

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Attic Gallery presents Jean Schwalbe: Acrylic Paintings on Canvas – Attic Gallery
Jean Schwalbe, born in Portland, Oregon is a petite, quiet and soft spoken woman who paints large acrylic canvases using vibrant, bright purples, reds, yellows, oranges, and blues with strong and bold brush strokes. Her pressionistic paintings become almost a surprise to the viewer as the colors are not what one would expect to find in a landscape. Jean captures energy by pushing the color palette to rich, warm and vivid hues.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/07/10 – 01/30/10

LOCATION:
Attic Gallery
206 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

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HOURS:
10-5:30

PHONE:
503-228-7830

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

First Thursday Gallery Walk – First Thursday
The art galleries in downtown Portland, Oregon, invite you to join them on the “First Thursday” of every month for an evening of art, wine and music. Walk from gallery to gallery to view all of the new art exhibits. Generally the hours are 6pm to 9pm, but please check each gallery’s website for more information and to view other artists works that they represent.
EVENT DAY(S):
08/06/09 – 07/01/10

LOCATION:
Various Portland Locations
Check Website
Portland, OR

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HOURS:
www.firstthursday.com

PHONE:
see website

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Laura Russo Gallery presents – Laura Russo Gallery
The masterful work and life of Michael Dailey will be honored in a memorial
exhibition for this Seattle artist who passed away in August 2009. The show will
include a selection of both recent and earlier abstract paintings of land and
seascapes. Our second exhibition will include paintings from the estate of
Michele Russo, featuring his distinctive nudes in striking, formal settings.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/07/10 – 01/30/10

LOCATION:
Laura Russo Gallery
805 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
Tuesday-Friday 11-5:30pm & Saturday 11-5pm

PHONE:
503 226-2754

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

Portland Art Dealers Association First Thursday – Portland Art Dealers Association
All PADA members host monthly exhibitions with opening receptions and extended hours on the First Thursday of each month.

The Portland Art Dealers Association, PADA, includes the city’s foremost art galleries, committed to representing the highest standards of fine art.
EVENT DAY(S):
09/03/09 – 06/03/10

LOCATION:
Various Portland Locations
Check Website
Portland, OR

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HOURS:
www.padaoregon.org

PHONE:
see website

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Admission is free

DANCE

Performance Works Northwest presents Distilled – Performance Works NorthWest
Current and past Alembic Curators join PWNW Board/Staff to perform
an evening of 2-5 min. micro works. Performances will be followed by complimentary
wine, apple cider and goodies plus a raffle with unusual prizes such as a cap crocheted from the plastic bags Linda Austin popped each night as part of Bandage a Knife!
EVENT DAY(S):
01/09/10

LOCATION:
Performance Works Northwest
4625 SE 67th Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

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HOURS:
8PM

PHONE:
503.777.1907

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
15-$50 Sliding scale

Polaris Dance Theatre presents iCHANGE – Polaris Dance Theatre
In iCHANGE, the dynamic dancers of Portland’s Polaris Dance Theatre (with New York guests KDNY), tackle the complexity of human relationships. The “fourth wall” will be broken as Polaris connects directly with the audience in a revolutionary performance.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/15/10 – 01/16/10

LOCATION:
Newmark Theatre
SW Broadway & Main
Portland, OR 97204

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HOURS:
8pm

PHONE:
503-380-5472

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$20-$55

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White Bird Uncaged presents Tere Mathern Dance / Minh Tran & Company – White Bird Dance
Tere Mathern: “Lucid, limpid and smart.” -Dance Magazine
Minh Tran: “A tour-de-force that left the audience gasping.” -Dance Magazine
Tere Mathern and Minh Tran are two of the Pacific Northwest’s finest choreographers.
A highlight of the program is a new collaborative duet by the choreographers who have long danced for and with each other.
Contains partial nudity.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/20/10 – 01/24/10

LOCATION:
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221

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HOURS:
Wed-Sat 8pm
Sun 2pm

PHONE:
503-245-1600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.whitebird.org

FILM

Reel Music Festival – NW Film Center
Reel Music is the Film Center’s annual showcase exploring the lively interplay between sound and image and music and culture. Featuring everything from collections of vintage performance clips to new documentary and dramatic films, to cutting edge music videos and animation, Reel Music mixes everything from jazz, blues, and rock to classical, opera, and avant-garde music related works into a unique cinematic celebration.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/09/04 – 01/31/10

LOCATION:
Various locations
See website
Portland, OR

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PHONE:
503-221-1156

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KID FRIENDLY

The Heathman’s Holiday Tea – Heathman Hotel
The Heathman’s Holiday Tea kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with three daily seatings from November 27, 2009 through January 8, 2010. Reservations will be available starting Friday, November 13th at 6 a.m. for this popular – and cherished – family tradition. With the two-story tall Christmas tree and festive decorations throughout the historic tea court, the Heathman’s annual Holiday Tea is perfect after shopping, with friends or as a family celebration. Seatings are daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
EVENT DAY(S):
11/27/09 – 01/08/10

LOCATION:
Heathman Hotel
1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

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HOURS:
Seatings are daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

PHONE:
503-790-7752

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Adults are $32 per person and the Peter Rabbit Tea for Little Sippers is $14 per person.

OMSI presents SAMSON: The Colossal T. rex Discovery – OMSI
A magnificent 39-foot fossil of one of Earth’s most fearsome carnivores will soon be on display in the Earth Science Hall. The 66-million-year-old skeleton known as SAMSON* is one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in existence. 56% of SAMSON’s original bones, including the nearly complete skull, will be displayed. SAMSON is smaller but close in weight to the T. rex known as Sue, long considered the largest T. rex yet discovered.
EVENT DAY(S):
12/17/09 – 08/31/10

LOCATION:
OMSI
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

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HOURS:
Tuesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays that Portland Public Schools are in session.

PHONE:
503.797.4000

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Adult: $11 • Youth: $9 • Senior (63+): $9 • Members: Free

Northwest Children’s Theater and School presents Pinocchio – Northwest Childrens Theater
“Look at that! What do you know? It’s gears and wheels that make me go!”
From a pile of shiny scrap metal comes the buzz, clink and whir of the original toy story! This industrial musical is the tale of Gepetto’s brand-new mechanical boy who learns, through much trial and many errors, what it means to be human.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/29/10 – 02/21/10

LOCATION:
Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
1819 NW Everett
Portland, OR 97209

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HOURS:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm

PHONE:
503-222-4480

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
Adult $22 Youth $18

Oregon Children’s Theatre presents Giggle Giggle Quack – Oregon Children’s Theatre
They’re baaaaaack! Farmer Brown needs a vacation. Before putting his brother Bob in charge of the farm, he writes clear instructions for taking care of the animals. Duck does some creative editing and wild mayhem ensues. Bubble-bathing pigs, pizza-eating chickens, and cows at the movies highlight this barn-raising mooosical.

Written, composed, directed, and choreographed by the same great team that brought you Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type. BEST FOR ALL AGES
EVENT DAY(S):
01/30/10 – 02/21/10

LOCATION:
Newmark Theatre
SW Broadway & Main
Portland, OR 97204

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HOURS:
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13*, and Feb. 20*
Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 31, Feb. 14, and Feb. 21
(*) No 5 p.m. performance

PHONE:
503 228-9571

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
13-$24

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READINGS & LECTURES

Portland Arts & Lectures presents Christopher Hitchens – Literary Arts, Inc.
Christopher Hitchens is an outspoken and controversial journalist and literary critic. His most recent book, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2008), was called “a provocative, challenging, and passionate work.” His books include the bestseller No One Left To Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family (1999), The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (1997), and Letters to a Young Contrarian (2001). His work has appeared in Vanity Fair and The Nation, and The Village Literary Supplement has said, “Christopher Hitchens has no equal in American journalism.”
EVENT DAY(S):
01/05/10

LOCATION:
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
SW Broadway & Main
Portland, OR 97205

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HOURS:
7:30pm

PHONE:
503.227.2583

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.literary-arts.org

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SPORTS

Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis – Rose Quarter
TRAIL-BLA-ZER
1.a pioneer or innovator
2.somebody who makes a new path

The Trail Blazers have always been a different kind of NBA team; accessible, creative, unassuming athletes who pride themselves on the quality craftsmanship of their game.

Join the Blazers for their 2009/2010 season.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/05/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7pm

PHONE:
503.797.9600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

Portland Trail Blazers vs LA Lakers – Rose Quarter
TRAIL-BLA-ZER
1.a pioneer or innovator
2.somebody who makes a new path

The Trail Blazers have always been a different kind of NBA team; accessible, creative, unassuming athletes who pride themselves on the quality craftsmanship of their game.

Join the Blazers for their 2009/2010 season.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/08/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7pm

PHONE:
503.797.9600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

Portland Winterhawks vs Chilliwack Bruins – Rose Quarter
The Portland Winterhawks are a major junior ice hockey team, playing in the Western Hockey League, a member league in the Canadian Hockey League, the highest level of non-professional hockey in the world.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/09/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7pm

PHONE:
(503) 797-9619

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Cleveland – Rose Quarter
TRAIL-BLA-ZER
1.a pioneer or innovator
2.somebody who makes a new path

The Trail Blazers have always been a different kind of NBA team; accessible, creative, unassuming athletes who pride themselves on the quality craftsmanship of their game.

Join the Blazers for their 2009/2010 season.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/10/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
6pm

PHONE:
503.797.9600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

Portland Trail Blazers vs Milwaukee – Rose Quarter
TRAIL-BLA-ZER
1.a pioneer or innovator
2.somebody who makes a new path

The Trail Blazers have always been a different kind of NBA team; accessible, creative, unassuming athletes who pride themselves on the quality craftsmanship of their game.

Join the Blazers for their 2009/2010 season.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/13/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7pm

PHONE:
503.797.9600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando – Rose Quarter
TRAIL-BLA-ZER
1.a pioneer or innovator
2.somebody who makes a new path

The Trail Blazers have always been a different kind of NBA team; accessible, creative, unassuming athletes who pride themselves on the quality craftsmanship of their game.

Join the Blazers for their 2009/2010 season.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/15/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7:30pm

PHONE:
503.797.9600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

Rose Quarter presents FMX Gravity Slashers – Rose Quarter
Feld Motor Sports℠ announced the inaugural Gravity Slashers Freestyle Motocross tour, appearing at the Rose Garden Saturday, January 16th. The 15-stop tour will feature some of the world’s best freestyle motocross pros as they attempt to one-up each other with gravity-defying tricks.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/16/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7:30 PM

PHONE:
877.789.ROSE (7673)

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
$30, $25, & $20

Portland Winterhawks vs Kamloops Blazers – Rose Quarter
The Portland Winterhawks are a major junior ice hockey team, playing in the Western Hockey League, a member league in the Canadian Hockey League, the highest level of non-professional hockey in the world.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/20/10

LOCATION:
Memorial Coliseum
One Center Court, next to the Rose Garden
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7pm

PHONE:
(503) 797-9619

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

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Portland Winterhawks vs Everett Silvertips – Rose Quarter
The Portland Winterhawks are a major junior ice hockey team, playing in the Western Hockey League, a member league in the Canadian Hockey League, the highest level of non-professional hockey in the world.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/22/10

LOCATION:
Memorial Coliseum
One Center Court, next to the Rose Garden
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7:30pm

PHONE:
(503) 797-9619

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

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Portland Winterhawks vs Vancouver Giants – Rose Quarter
The Portland Winterhawks are a major junior ice hockey team, playing in the Western Hockey League, a member league in the Canadian Hockey League, the highest level of non-professional hockey in the world.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/24/10

LOCATION:
Memorial Coliseum
One Center Court, next to the Rose Garden
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
5pm

PHONE:
(503) 797-9619

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

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Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans – Rose Quarter
TRAIL-BLA-ZER
1.a pioneer or innovator
2.somebody who makes a new path

The Trail Blazers have always been a different kind of NBA team; accessible, creative, unassuming athletes who pride themselves on the quality craftsmanship of their game.

Join the Blazers for their 2009/2010 season.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/25/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7pm

PHONE:
503.797.9600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah – Rose Quarter
TRAIL-BLA-ZER
1.a pioneer or innovator
2.somebody who makes a new path

The Trail Blazers have always been a different kind of NBA team; accessible, creative, unassuming athletes who pride themselves on the quality craftsmanship of their game.

Join the Blazers for their 2009/2010 season.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/27/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7pm

PHONE:
503.797.9600

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

Portland Winterhawks vs Seattle Thunderbirds – Rose Quarter
The Portland Winterhawks are a major junior ice hockey team, playing in the Western Hockey League, a member league in the Canadian Hockey League, the highest level of non-professional hockey in the world.
EVENT DAY(S):
01/30/10

LOCATION:
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

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HOURS:
7pm

PHONE:
(503) 797-9619

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.rosequarter.com

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URBAN TOURS

Portland Walking Tours Epicurean Excursion – Portland Walking Tours
A unique and delicious walking tour where you’ll taste the foods, sip the drinks, meet some artisans & vendors in their shops – while exploring the lively Pearl District. If you watch the Food Network or consider yourself a “foodie,” this is the adventure for you.
Meet your guide INSIDE and upstairs in the mezzanine library at the Heathman Hotel at 1001 SW Broadway at Salmon.

EVENT DAY(S):
03/13/09 – 03/27/10

LOCATION:
Heathman Hotel
1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

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HOURS:
10am and 2pm

PHONE:
503-774-4522

ADMISSION/TICKETS:
www.portlandwalkingtours.com

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Questions to Ask Before Selecting Your Event Venue

Jan 10, 2010

I was thrilled to discover MeetingsNet.com earlier this month, a wonderful resource for Meeting and Event professionals to network and find the latest industry news and information.  If you have not had an opportunity to explore their site, I highly recommend doing so.

I appreciate their articles for planners that provide sound advice and tips on locating and managing the most ideal venues for their event.  The first step is for planners to identify their objectives.  Here are is a list of excellent questions to ask directly from an article written by Wesley Harrington and Hugh K. Lee: Setting Objectives Before You Select a Site

There are 10 main things to consider when setting meeting goals:

1. What is the purpose of the meeting? Can we create a clear written statement of why this event is to be conducted? Does it agree with the top priorities of our organization?

2. Can we establish quantifiable goals for this event and clear thresholds of achievement by which we can determine its success? Make the objective specific, measurable, attainable and realistic, relevant, and time-based.

3. Whom are we trying to attract? Identify all stakeholders in the meeting (attendees, organization leaders, facilities professionals, etc.), and set priorities. Which group’s needs come first?

4. What do I want attendees to remember most about the event? Can we summarize the experiences our attendees should have?

5. What can prior history teach us about this meeting? Is there information that would be useful to us in determining the potential for success – or failure – of this meeting?

6. Who else has conducted the same type of meeting, and what can we learn from their experiences? Talking with meeting planning peers can be a big help in setting effective and realistic goals.

7. Do we have the resources necessary to achieve our goals? Can we successfully conduct the event with the staff we have, or do we need to consider outsourcing part or all of it? How much can we rely on volunteers, and how will we go about recruiting them?

8. Have we sought input and commitment from our staff? Have we asked previous attendees for their comments and suggestions?

9. How will we reach our intended audience? What type of marketing and promotion will we do to spread the word about the event?

10. How will we monitor and determine the success of this effort? Develop measurement tools that address the pre-meeting process, all on-site meeting elements, and the various post-meeting outcomes.


Business & Leisure Travel Tips: Adapting to Changing Airline Rules

Jan 04, 2010

Long Security LinesUnless you are living under a rock, you have heard that the airline security scare from last month has caused even more safety restrictions to air travel and is testing the patience of business travelers throughout the world.  On one hand, of course we want to do everything we can to support new ways to prevent violent and hostile acts to air travel- but the downside is these new measures will likely burden an already stressed travel industry.

Most airline passengers are frustrated by the new measures- but are willing to tolerate new restrictions if officials think they will keep them safer. Here are some of examples of what we may see for a while:

Airport police operating checkpoints for vehicles entering International Airports; Extra screening and new limits on carry-on luggage from Aviation security officials; Extra long security lines; Increased police patrols at checkpoints and screening stations at the airport; and less freedom to move around the airplane during flight.

It is unknown how long the measures would be in effect and the limits could vary from airport to airport.   Here are some of our suggestions to prevent additional headaches:

Be Prepared!! Review and/or familiarize yourself with the most recent TSA Guidelines before entering the airport by going to their site and following their Travel Assistant tips.   This section does a great job addressing many air travel questions including:

* The Screening Experience
* Dress the Part
* What You Need
* Do I Have to Remove My Shoes?
* Keep Your Experience Simple
* Travel Tips to Make Your Screening Experience Hassle-Free
* Know What to Expect

PACK LIGHTLY & BE PREPARED TO BE SEARCHED: After reviewing these guidelines- pack as lightly as possible and be prepared for your items to be searched- and possibly searched again.  The closer you can stay within the TSA guidelines- the easier it will be for you to get through airport security and on your way.   If you are delayed due to increased screening procedures- remember that it is nothing personal, it is their job to do this and keep all passengers safe.  Most travelers I talk to pack for their journey a day ahead of time so they are not rushed or frantic while packing (making it lightly they will forget some of the travel guidelines).

Check Your Flight Status Before You Leave for The Airport! Go to your airline’s Website or contact their customer service prior to

ARRIVE REALLY EARLY- I know this sounds like common sense, but you would not believe how many passengers find themselves in a pinch or experience unnecessary stress because they have failed to arrive with enough time to check in and move through security.  You must plan to arrive early to make your flying experience more enjoyable.  At this time- the TSA recommends passengers arrive 3 hours prior to their flight for all domestic flights. If you find that you have allowed too much time- enjoy a book or a favorite magazine and be grateful you are not in jeopardy of missing your flight.

Be Patient!  Be Polite! Please do not make things worse for other passengers by expressing your frustration at the new security measures.   If nothing else, think of the excellent service and luxurious accommodations you will be receiving once you arrive in our hotel- visualize yourself relaxing in our Grand Lobby…In all seriousness- as I stated before-  do not take it personally if you are subject to increased searches or delays due to heightened security.  It is a small price to pay for safety.

Here are some additional statements from the TSA:

Q: What additional security measures is TSA taking domestically?
A: TSA has a layered approach to security that allows us to surge resources as needed on a daily basis. We have the ability to quickly implement additional screening measures including explosive detection canine teams, law enforcement officers, gate screening, behavior detection and other measures both seen and unseen. Passengers should not expect to see the same thing at every airport.

Q: What additional security measures are being taken for international flights to U.S. destinations?
A: TSA issued a directive for additional security measures to be implemented for last point of departure international flights to the United States. Passengers flying into the United States from abroad can expect to see additional security measures at international airports such as increased gate screening including pat-downs and bag searches. During flight, passengers will be asked to follow flight crew instructions, such as stowing personal items, turning off electronic equipment and remaining seated during certain portions of the flight.

Q: Do passengers need to do anything differently to prepare for checkpoint security procedures? Has anything changed in terms of what passengers can bring in their carry-on or checked bags?
A: At this time, security checkpoint requirements for passengers departing U.S. airports remain the same. Passengers do not need to do anything differently, but they may notice additional security measures at the airport.

Q: Should passengers plan to arrive at airports earlier than normal?
A: Passengers traveling within the United States should give themselves extra time to check in and proceed through the security checkpoint before their flight, especially during the busy holiday travel season. TSA advises that passengers traveling on international flights to U.S. destinations allow extra time for security and arrive an additional hour earlier.

Q. How long will these measures remain in place?
A: TSA will continuously review these measures to ensure the highest levels of security.


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