After viewing a crapload of public records requests forms, I've found out it's free to search & view public records in person and only costs $$$ if you make copies or need help. Online, you have to pay a bunch just to view a record, 95% of the time to find out it's the wrong one!
And being that I don't have a credit card, I don't have the online option anyhow. So where should I treck myself in the morning to search for a long lost friend of mine?
Image (c) Michael Wilhelm, for the Portland Tribune
"Each September, for about a month, thousands of Vaux's Swifts roost every night in the chimney of Chapman Elementary School in Northwest Portland before they fly south for the winter. Just before dark, the swifts amass above the school in a huge spiral formation and then, as if on cue, they swirl down into the chimney, giving the impression of an avian tornado."
I went over to a friend's house near the Chapman school to watch this last night. There were probably about 15,000 - 20,000 birds. This was the third year I've gone to watch.
If you haven't caught this show yet, my Portland peeps, it's not to be missed. There's still time before the flock heads south. For a cheep date (HA!), grab a friend, a blanket, a bottle of wine, and some sweaters, and head over to the Chapman school ... it sits behind a small park on 25th between Pettygrove and Raleigh, and the chimney is on the rear side of the school. Get there about an hour before sunset, head over to the grassy slope on the Pettygrove side, or go sit behind the chimney in the field behind the school. On weekends, expect a few hundred spectators, including a group from the Audobon Society of Portland (article linked above).
Here are a few more articles about this Portland phenomenon:
Portland Tribune, Aug 2004
Willamette Weekly (Best of 2004 edition)
PulsePlanet, May 2005
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2) what size moniter do you use?
3) what internet browser do you use?
thanks so much for your time!!!!!!
Our starter went out in our 99 Ford Explorer. We need to get it fixed TODAY, and live on SE 50th and Hawthorne. Are there any recommendations on cheaper, honest, trustworthy auto care! Any good stories!???
Saturday night I went to see Danko Jones at Dantes. I got drunk and bought a shirt. After the show we took a taxi to The Montage. I lost it either in the taxi or at the Montage. If you know of anyone who found a black Danko Jones t-shirt on Saturday night, size medium, could you let me know? I really want it back.
I have been in Portland for about 6 months.. LOVE THIS TOWN! Long story short... I recently lost my job..and my wife :( and am in need of a new one (yes job...hehe)in the very near future... My background is in the area of Technical Support mostly for ISP's but I have done some hosting support.. At this time I am not a picky job hunter.. But before I start Applying at Plaid Pantry ond other places that seem to always have Help Wanted signs up. I thought I would ask the community if they have any suggestions, have herd of any openings, good advice.... have a job for me...lol
I don't want this to sound like a sob story but I am in a pretty tight spot..
Love and light to all...
Thanks in advance..
(this is new account since my ex watches this group ;)...)
Anybody have any thoughts on Music Fest NorthWest this year?
1) Someone relatively young, who isn't going to go out of practice anytime soon.
2) Gender is irrelevant (hey, it's my damn eyes, not anything else).
3) Someone close to (or in) the SW Portland area, close(r) to Lake Oswego (I'm a student at Lewis & Clark)...so the less I have to drive with dialated eyes, the better (bonus points if you can list someone who's on a really convenient trimet route).
So, go! Please help me see!
be sure to say hi when you see the little red schwinn...wooo!
x-posted on bikepirates
Thanks people and peace,
Scenarios? I either risk life and limb and dare to venture into the oncoming traffic's lane, or I risk life and limb by almost killing my engine (it's a manual) by not being able to keep the revs up in 1st gear going uphill. To make matters worse, I'm a nanny and almost always have small children in my car as I'm driving.
Bikers need to go somewhere else. If they were going to work, I could see that, but these are people that are out to pleasure ride. There is nothing but residential up on Skyline, (unless you count the one lone restaurant about halfway up), and no reason at all for me to risk getting into an accident just so they can get their jollies. It's not like there aren't other mountains around here.
Anyone else see the Bat Signal tonight? It's freakin far out! Every other time, I always missed it. If you have sky access, you should check it out. As I type this, it's still beaming strong. Look due south about 45 degrees off the horizon ....
I won't be in town for the concert (and I am super sad about that) but would like to see it put to use if someone is interested in purchasing tickets tomorrow. Let me know.
ive never needed anything like it in wisconsin.
Hehehe edited because i left myself way open on that one.
good thing i didnt put in the rest of my info.
thanks for the responses and
thanks for noticing!
is there a way for me to get rid of cable, but still get good regular TV reception?
is there a way for me to check this before i drop cable?
i NEVER watch the TV, so it seems pretty ridiculous to even be on the $12-$19 plan.
what would we need to get for our TVs to make it work, and how could we test it out?
also, i know this has been asked 1,000,000 times, but good cell phone services out there? what's your favorite company/plan?
High Speed Internet
prefer Comcast over Qwest? how much of a pain is it to switch? will i have to change my main email address (a qwest.net address)?
Anyone out there use Vonage or something similar? how is it?
can anyone tell i want to do away with paying Qwest a bill altogether, those bastards?
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