I white water rafted for the first time here last summer, as part of a camping trip. What a blast! The staff walks you through everything, and make you feel comfortable. The water is really, really cold, but they provide wetsuits and all other gear, for that matter.
There are a variety of runs to choose from. The Husum Falls run is the one I rafted.
They also offer kayaking lessons, which I plan on doing this summer. A nice weekend getaway!! There's camping nearby.
The POrtland Farmers Market in the south Park Blocks is full of great local and organic produce. I love going here and buying a beautiful boquet of flowers for 10 bucks. Aside from fruits and vegetables, there are baked goods, fresh seafood, cheeses, and plants for sale.
In the center, there is a small food cart area, and in the square, there is often live music to enjoy while you eat.
I love the Portland Satruday Market. You can shop, people watch, get good eats, and be outside! I like to bring people from out of town here, as it's a good slice of Portland. It's right on the MAX line, too.
They have great deals on local crafts and art!
Im not a fan of chain record stores anymore. I prefer a smaller local place that offers new and used cd's.
Tower has suffered financially over the years, too. But, I do like their abundance of listening stations. They also have deals on most new releases.
I took my pup to a training course here, and it was so beneficial for him. The teacher was very knowledgable, approachable, and made the class fun. No snobbery involved!
They give you little coupons for being on time, particpating, etc etc. for redemption after the class is finished towards merchandise or another class.
The facility is clean and open, but parking can be an issue.
...generally speaking. This one is no exception. When I first moved to Portland, I had no job leads. So, I sucked it up and went with a temp agency. I went to ALL of them. The job market was so bad in 02, that most of the temp agencies were full of people just like me.
I really didnt care for my "account rep", but she was able to get me a job pretty quickly. I had issues with paychecks and time cards....overall, it was a bad experience.
Don't go unless you're desperate!
Trader Joes is perfect for the single shopper. They have healthy, organic options for much less than the other stores around town. And, for it's small size, they'res a TON of products within it to try.
I'm not a huge fan of frozen foods, but everything Ive tried of theirs is really good. The Black Bean enchiladas, frozen pizzas, and mango chunks are all favorites.
I also enjoy the wine selection.....lots of good cheap stuff!
...is easy enough to do yourself....but, Stanley Steemer is decent if you want to hire someone. Our landlord foot the bill for them, so cost-wise they made no difference to me. However, they did do a good job. They were a bit late arriving, though.
I used this U-Haul location last summer, when I moved.
The truck itself was fine. It was the actual getting of the truck that sucked. I reserved the truck well in advance, and scheduled a pick up time of 8 AM. I get there at 8 AM, and no one's there yet.
The guy finally shows up, and he's the only one there. I had one person in front of me who was waiting, and there was a problem with her reservation, so I spent a great deal of time waiting. I was there for nearly half and hour, when it should've taken 10 minutes. Dropping off the truck was also a debacle. I'd avoid this U-Haul location.
CONS: Bad service
Radiance is independently owned, and has some great deals on candles and candle accessories. Simliar items I've seen elsewhere are much cheaper here. They also offer candlemaking, for kids as well as adults.
They're up on NE Broadway, not to be confused with the Broadway St. in downtown Portland.