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The 10th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta Coming in October!

Sep 30, 2013
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Photo Source: City of Tualatin on Facebook

Have you ever seen anyone race a giant pumpkin across a lake in a quirky costume? If the answer is no, you don’t want to miss the award-winning West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta Saturday, October 19, 2013 10am-4pm.

Spectators come from all over the United States and Canada to partake in the festivities which include pumpkin boat races, contests, music, food, The Regatta Run (a 5K), and more!

Photo Source: West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta on Facebook

Now in it’s 10th year, the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta has grown into one of Oregon’s more popular seasonal events. The 2013 great pumpkin races will be held in conjunction with Tualatin’s Centennial Celebration!

The event has drawn international attention and been featured by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Travel Channel, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, and Food Network Magazine.

So mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms (we are a short distance from this event)! This is a race you won’t want to miss!

The 10th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Saturday, October 19, 2013 10am-4pm
Tualatin Lake of the Commons – 8325 SW Nyberg St

The NEW Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway!

May 30, 2013
Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors here in Oregon and lucky for you, there is no shortage of bike paths and trails in our region. In fact, Washington County is one of the premier biking destinations in Oregon!

From the  21 miles of uninterrupted, car-free, smooth riding at Banks-Vernonia State Trail to the rugged trails at L.L. Stub Stewart State Parkthere is something for everyone here and we are very excited about our newest addition!

We received news earlier this month that The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway as the tenth designated bikeway in the state! Set in the heart of Washington County, the Bikeway runs more than 50 miles one way, and includes the numerous attractions along the roadside, such as a winery and a cidery, as well as places to stop and refuel.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) and the Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA), along with representatives from biking and community groups throughout the region, worked together to bring this new tourism asset in Washington County to fruition.

Other tips for cyclists visiting our area:

photo credit: Matt.Picio via photopin cc

Source: industry.traveloregon.com

 

Events in Portland

Jan 15, 2010

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The Portland Events Calendar covers Portland culture, from local theater to touring productions, and from beer and wine festivals to the nationally recognized Portland Rose Festival.

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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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Eating Out for Our Thanksgiving Travelers

Nov 24, 2009

Traveling during the holidays can be exciting, eventful, memorable and a good time to reconnect with your loved ones- without worrying about the cooking.  I came across this article on OregonLive.com and wanted to share with our guests.  We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and hope that you will let us know if there is ever anything else we can do to make your stay more comfortable.

Eating out on Thanksgiving – Restaurants open in Portland By Alley Hector, OregonLive.com

Not all of us want to deal with the family drama that generally ensues when Grandma and little sis’, who recently became vegan, fight over the 12 lb bird on the table. Leave the stress behind and let yourself be served.

Thankfully, many Portland area restaurants are open for Thanksgiving. Generally, you’ll to have to shell out a few bucks and make reservations as soon as possible. Here are some recommendations. Post yours below.

Jake’s Thanksgiving Buffet at the Governor Hotel
All McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants will be open for your seafood needs but if you want a buffet that will surely send you into a tryptophan coma, head out to the Governor Hotel (614 SW 11th Ave., 503-224-3400). Reservations begin at 11 am and end at 3:30 pm. $29.95 adults, $7.95 children 6-12, 5 and younger free. Call 503-241-2125 to make your reservation.

Rheinlander German Restaurant
Nothing says Thanksgiving like lederhosen. Special (meaning traditional) Dinner served 11 am-8 pm, reservations recommended.

The Heathman
This pricey Portland staple is a nice sit-down option that will please every member of the classy family. Prix fixe dining room service 11 am-9 pm. Holiday buffet 11:30 am-6 pm. The Heathman, 1001 SW Broadway., 503-790-7752. $46.50 per person ($18 for kids under 12). Call to reserve seats.

View Point Inn
For a more intimate dinner outside the city, the View Point Inn to the east with a panoramic Columbia River Gorge view is the place. And when you’ve stuffed yourself silly, you can just nab a room. At $65 a person it’s not the most frugal option, but the menu takes the traditional fare and adds significant flair, which should be worth the extra cash. View Point Inn is on the Historic Columbia River Highway, 503-695-5811.

Thanksgiving at McMenamins
Local favorites McMenamins will have a plethora of buffets at all their major locations. And at $24 per adult they’re really quite the bargain. Perhaps not as fancy as other restaurants, McMenamins always provides a warm atmosphere and plenty of room for the kids to run around in. 1 pm ’til 7 pm; reservations required | $23.95 adults; $18.95 senior; $11.95 kids 6-12; free for kids 5 and under | All ages welcome

For more recommendations visit the folks of Willamette Week, Open Table and Gayot.


Holiday Deals and Entertainment on Tap For Black Friday Shoppers at Bridgeport Village

Nov 23, 2009

pr_bridgeport-village-11Yes, Black Friday is coming November 27……the day the official holiday shopping season begins- and the day that retailers everywhere offer shoppers tremendous savings on gifts. Smart shoppers everywhere will find amazing deals and festive events throughout the day at Bridgeport Village.

Bridgeport Village is one of the premier shopping destinations in the Pacific Northwest and a shoppers heaven. The center offers an exclusive mix of local, regional and national shops unlike any other shopping experience in Oregon. To sweeten the deal, The Grand Hotel Bridgeport is offering special holiday packages for travelers and shoppers staying with us that weekend.   Stay at Portland’s newest luxury hotel! The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is just steps from Bridgeport Village. Book the Grand Shopping Package and you”ll receive a $25 Bridgeport Village gift card and gift with your stay.  To find out about hotel specials- call 866-968-5757 or email reservations@grandhotelbridgeport.com.

If you are coming by- be sure to check out some of these special events happening this Friday!


santawithbagThe Bridgeport Express begins Friday, November 27 – Wednesday, December 23 11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm.  A new addition to the holiday season, The Bridgeport Express will provide fun filled train rides around the village. This 35 passenger, solar operated train will take you to your destination. Frequent stops include: Sur La Table, Coach, Urban Outfitters, Borders Book & Music and in between Coldwater Creek & Talbots. This “green” solar train is trackless and accommodates children and adults. Rides are free!

Light Up The Night – Friday, November 27, 6pm – 7:30pm The holiday season begins with a festive celebration. Santa will be making his grand entrance on the Bridgeport Express and will set foot into his Renaissance Home. Be there as we light the Bridgeport Village Christmas Tree in center court. Afterwards visit Santa to get your holiday photo. Plus enjoy musical entertainment by Radio Disney!

Santa Photos November 27 – December 24 Monday – Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm Sundays: 11:00am-6:00pm.  Visit Santa in his Renaissance Home in center court! Children visiting Santa will be receiving a peppermint stick along with a coloring book.

Photo Credit: http://www.shoppingcenterbusiness.com/articles/JUL07/story1.shtml


Community Notes- Winter Wonderettes Opens at The Broadway Rose Theatre Company

Nov 09, 2009
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The Winter Wonderettes Opening in November!

Theatre-goers and music lovers staying at The Grand Hotel Bridgeport may be interested to know about the The Broadway Rose Theatre Company.  The theatre, located just minutes from our hotel, is the only professional musical theater company in Washington County. The theatre combines nationally and locally recognized professionals with high quality production values to bring performances that rival national Broadway tours.  A local favorite, The Broadway Rose Theatre was selected as the 2009 “Business of the Year” by the Tigard Chamber of Commerce.

The next production, Winter Wonderettes, The New ’60s Christmas Musical Created by Roger Bean, opens November 19 and will run through December 20. Gal-pal singing group The Marvelous Wonderettes have been invited to perform at the 1968 holiday party for Harpers Hardware Store. Beauty queen Cindy Lou, wise-crackin’ gum
 chewin’ Suzy, shy gal Missy, and scrappy Betty Jean create a rockin’ lively mix of 50s and 60s holiday hits and standards. But when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, with the support of some great familiar and not-so-familiar holiday gems, to rectify their holiday party without the jolly big guy in red. The result is a marvelous show that will have you dancing in the aisles and celebrating in Winter Wonderettes style.

For ticket information, visit  www.broadwayrose.com.

Photo Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer



The Grand Hotel and Bridgeport Village: A Match Made in Shopping Heaven

Sep 30, 2009

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport has been warmly embraced by our new neighbors- The Bridgeport Village shopping district.  We found this unique mix of local, regional and national shops located 10 miles south of downtown Portland to be among the best shopping districts in Oregon. Our guests will be sure to enjoy amenities such as special events, concerts and store promotions, the newest film releases at the Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX, superior guest services, a children’s play area conveniently located near center court, and free WIFI at Center Court and select stores.

Here is the best part: TAX FREE Shopping at elegant stores such as Crate & Barrel, Z Gallerie, The Container Store, Tommy Bahama, Cole Haan, Eileen Fisher, Oregon Scientific, Shoefly, Carl Greve, Bella Casa, Oblation Papers & Press, Anthropologie, BCBG MAXAZRIA, Coldwater Creek, Goodnight Room, Mario’s 3.10, lucy and so many more.

TAX FREE Dining at a diverse selection of restaurants including McCormick & Schmick’s Grill, Tutto Bene Italian Cafe & Gelato Bar, and Zao Noodle Bar in Oregon. Sinju Japanese Restaurant (named the best Japanese restaurant in Portland by Portland Monthly magazine), California Pizza Kitchen, Pastini Pastaria, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and more.

Bridgeport Village Shoppers Enjoy Dinner at Romano's Macaroni Grill

Bridgeport Village Shoppers Enjoy Dinner at Romano's Macaroni Grill

Events and Promotions this Month:
*  Dovelewis 2010 Calendar Sales – Thru December 31
* Fall Garden Display – October 2-31
* Streets of Treats – October 31
* Stroller Strides – Every Saturday at 9am
* New Balance Portland & Race for the Cure – Thru September 28
* Coldwater Creek – Value of the Sweater Knit – Thru September 29
* Goodnight Room – Back to Basics Back in Shape Sale – Thru September 30
* New Balance – Fall Sports Apparel & Shoe Sale – October 1-17
* Blue Tangerine – Event – October 1
* Merrell – Free gift with purchase – Thru October
* Carl Greve – Ippolita Event – October 2-4
* Sur la Table – Free Demonstrations – October 3
* Mario’s 3.10 – Girlfriend Day – October 7
* Crate & Barrel – Fall Upholstery Sale – Thru October 12
* J. Jill – New Collection Discount – Thru October 12
* Patrick James – Fall 2009 Custom Clothing Trunk Show – October 17
* The Container Store – Annual Shelving Sale – Thru October 18
* Yappy Hour – October 21
* Pastini Pastaria – Dessert’s on Us – Thru October 24
* Coldwater Creek – Blue Jeans in Pink – October 1-31
* The Container Store’s Store More Sweepstakes – Thru December 24
* Portland Classic Gallery – New Artist Showcase – Now Showing
* Romano’s Macaroni Grill – New Happy Hour – Daily from 3pm-close
* Emerge Medical Spa – Summer Laser Hair Removal – Sale on now
* Pastini Pastaria – New $6 Lunch Menu – Mondays-Fridays until 3pm
* The J. Jill Compassion Fund – Open Your Closet, Open Your Heart – Ongiong
* Zao Noodle Bar – Kids eat free Tuesdays!
* McCormick & Schmick’s Grill – Daily Happy Hour
* PF Chang’s New Happy Hour – Everyday 3pm – 6pm

Photo Credit:  The Bridgeport Village Facebook Page


Grand Hotel at Bridgeport – Construction Pictures

Apr 07, 2009

We’re so excited about our beautiful hotel opening in Bridgeport Village that we couldn’t resist posting some pictures of the construction.  Here are a few shots:

Grand Hotel Bridgeport Construction - Exterior

Grand Hotel at Bridgeport - Front Exterior

This shot shows the exterior of the building from SW Hazel Fern Road, the street that is being lengthened to reach the hotel.  For those of you familiar with  Bridgeport Village Shopping, this is the street that leads directly into the shopping area past PF Chang’s.   Directly behind the photographer is Noah’s Bagels, Starbucks,  and a great sushi restaurant called Sushi Land.  A few of us managers ate there the other day and I think they’ll get to know us by name shortly.

Grand Hotel at Bridgeport Construction - Left Side

Grand Hotel at Bridgeport - Left Side

From the left side you can see that the hotel will be four stories.  This is the view  standing at the Claim Jumper restaurant in Tualatin looking across SW Lower Boones Ferry Road.  We are very excited about the hotel’s location because not only is it an ideal location for easy access to shopping and eating, but it is also very easily accessible via Interstate 5.  Business travelers will have quick and easy access to the hotel from virtually any business in the area.

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Grand Hotel at Bridgeport - Lobby-to-be

This is the lobby as you walk into the front doors of the hotel.  The front desk is off to the left (under the gray beam) and the gift shop is directly next to it on the right.  You can see the beginnings of the balcony that will overlook the lobby.  Underneath the balcony is the entrance to the hallway where guests will access guest suites, pool, workout room and the executive board room.  To the right (between the scissor lifts), you can make out the entrance to our meeting room.

These are a few of my favorite shots.  Please check back with us soon!  We will also be updating our pictures at flickr on a regular basis at http://www.flickr.com/photos/grandhotelbridgeport/.

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