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August 19th, 2009 Allison Ferre | News Stories
 

Hey, Neighbor!

     
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Piedmont
Ready, Set, Bake!
700 N Rosa Parks Way , Portland OR
Portland held its ninth annual Pie-Off at Peninsula Park last weekend. In addition to bragging rights, the winning pie—a cucumber honeydew white-chocolate-pudding pie—will go on the menu at Little Red Bike Cafe.
Lloyd District
Do the Dew
1 Center Court , Portland OR
Garret Reynolds took home top honors Aug. 16 in the BMX Dew Tour. The four-day Rose Quarter competition featured skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross.
Pearl District
Cube Incentive
1130 NW 10th Ave. , Portland OR
Hoyt Realty Group is sweetening deals for home buyers in the Pearl District by offering a gift with any purchase over $500,000—a Nissan Cube. Any condo buyers paying less are still eligible for a “Buddy” scooter.
Downtown
Fare Square
1120 SW 5th Ave. , Portland OR
No more Fareless Square for buses. TriMet’s Board voted 6-1 to eliminate free bus rides starting January in the Square. Free fares will remain in the Square for MAX and Portland Streetcar.
Hosford-abernethy
No Burger for You!
SE Powell and 25th , Portland OR
Burgerville denied cyclist Sarah Gilbert her burger fix at a drive-thru window last week, saying the convenience was for cars only. Following Gilbert’s Tweet to complain, the branch manager apologized and welcomed her back on bike. Oh, the power of Twitter.
Powellhurst-gilbert
Veggie Vandals
13132 SE Ramona St , Portland OR
Vandals destroyed crops at peak harvest at Earl Boyles Community Garden, where many gardeners relied on the harvest to feed their families. The city will host a rally Aug. 22 to clean up and replant.
 
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