Posted by Mr BBQ on March 21, 2014


6 medium-sized potatoes (about 8 oz. each)
2 Tbs. butter, melted
1/2 C. Picante sauce
1 C. shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.)
6 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
2 Chopped green onions
1/2 C. sour cream


Scrub potatoes; prick with a fork. Tear off six 18×9-inch pieces of heavy foil. Fold each in half to make a 9-inch square. Wrap each potato in a foil square. …

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Downtown Portland Crosswalk Enforcement Keeps Police Busy

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 18, 2014

The Portland Bureau of Transportation teamed up with the Portland Police Bureau to execute a two and a half hour crosswalk enforcement at SW 4th and Montgomery Tuesday afternoon.

As pedestrians continued to walk back and forth, motorcycle cops hid and waited for motorists who chose not to stop.  The exercise provided a good reminder for motorists that they must stop …

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Travel Channel International Showcases Oregon Wines

Posted by Pat Boyle on March 17, 2014

Portland, Oregon – The rest of the world is getting a peak at what Oregon wines have to offer. Travel Channel International has just premiered “Jeni and Olly’s West Coast Wine Adventure. The four part TV series will feature Portland, the Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon in two of those episodes. It was the 2nd most viewed program when it …

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McDonalds to Take a Page from the Chipotle Playbook

Posted by Jake Baez on March 11, 2014

There is a popular misconception that Chipotle restaurants are owned by McDonalds. While they were once an investor in our company, they divested in 2006 and our company went public on the New York Stock Exchange that year.

Source: Chipotle

A fact that is made evident by recent financial statistics posted by both companies. McDonald’s Feb. global same-store sales drop 0.3% in February, with …

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Posted by dshurtliff on March 1, 2014

by Mike Darcy

Plant Nerd Night arrives this year on Friday, March 7. If you have never been,
I invite you to attend. This is our 13th.Like a snowball it keeps growing and growing! It is a fun and social event and it also a learning experience with lots of plant information given out by the presenters.

The format is that there are …

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