March 29th, 2007

watching you

Used toy donation

I have a bunch of used toys I would like to donate, mostly for children ages 6 and under. Do any of you know of a good place to do this? A hospital/clinic? Shelter?

Mostly the places I've been finding are for new toy donation. I could drop these off at Goodwill, but I'd rather see them go right into the hands of kids that really don't have any toys.

Lizzy Luu

Hey Guys :)

What's up? Anyways I was just wondering if any of you guys know any good jobs that are hiring that are on woodstock or downtown. I'm just about to quit wal-mart today (i have two years with them, but they suck) so I'm trying to find another job. I have a retail, nursing, cashiering, pharmacy background. anyways, thanks :)
road to morrocco

Since we're posting news in DP today....

Senate OKs Iraq Troop Withdrawal Bill

Senate Democrats ignored a veto threat and pushed through a bill Thursday requiring President Bush to start withdrawing troops from "the civil war in Iraq," dealing a rare, sharp rebuke to a wartime commander in chief. In a mostly party line 51-47 vote, the Senate signed off on a bill providing $122 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also orders Bush to begin withdrawing troops within 120 days of passage while setting a nonbinding goal of ending combat operations by March 31, 2008.

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I'm going to New York. Help! ;P

Okay, this first part is pretty much Portland related. The second part isn't, but *I* am Portland related, so that counts:P

I am going to be taking a trip to New York sometime between September and November. I will admit, I am a total naive ditz when it come to traveling arrangements. So i'm wondering what suggestions do you guys have to help set up your traveling plans.

1. Are there on-line services you have used to arrange flights, hotels, etc? and what have your experiences been with those?

2. Is there a travel agent here in the Portland area that you would recommend?

Okay, next part. I have never been to New York. I can tell you now that I will be seeing a Broadway play and also the Met. And of course, I am going to be the cheesy tourist and go see the Statue of Liberty.
But now I want your opinions. Help me, guys! I don't know when I'll get back there again, so I want to make sure I have fun and good memories.

1. What are some things you have seen or want to see in New York that you think I JUST HAVE to see or experience? If it is something you can find a website link for, I'd appreciate it!

2. Are their any hotels that you would absolutely recommend, or ones to stay away from? I am not rich, unfortunately, so I will not be able to do one of the luxery ones. But I am not afraid to pay for a nice quality hotel.

3. And I asking for any trouble in going one of th emonths I picked, Sept - November? Weatherwise, etc?

Any ideas on either the travel arrangements, or help for me once we get there, that you guys can give me would be wonderfully appreciated! I trust... Well... MOST.. Of your judgement:P

Thanks guys!
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so I'm thinking of entering the world of waitressing. I've never done it and was wondering if anyone could suggest places that are willing to train and also accepting of fun hair and piercings. thank you! ♥

Anyone want a Plainfield's coupon?

They sent me two coupons in the mail and I went the other day.

I still have a coupon for 15% off total bill with the purchase of 2 entrees and 2 beverages.

It expires on 3/31 and I can't imagine going twice in one week. Any of you fine folks want it?

Email me at

Hot Tram

Thankful Thursdays, Portland-Style!

1. Riding on the recently-completed Three Bridges section of the Springwater Corridor trail--there is an abundance of incredible scenery along the renovated parts of the trail (especially the boardwalk along the Tideman Johnson Natural Area and the visually pleasing bridges)!

2. The tasty "Hot Damn" burger (vegetarian version!) and New Old Lompoc Irish Red at Oaks Bottom Public House in Sellwood. The place is a quaint brewpub (and the burger lived up to its name!).

3. Hiking in the Powell Butte Nature Park on a sunny weekend.

4. Noticing the rousing scent of jasmine while sauntering through various Portland neighborhoods.

5. The delicious and tasty vegetarian papaya salad at Pok Pok!
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Sunday Art market

This just in from Church of Craft (

For those of you who haven't heard, the Citywide Arts Commission is
gearing up to host a weekly Sunday Arts Fair in downtown PDX.

From July through October, the parking structure at SW Third and
Alder will be converted to a giant (400 spaces!) arts fair, where
anyone may sell original work. (Which, by the way, is being defined
broadly, to include art, crafts, original music CDs, and
self-published writing.) There's a $20.00 membership fee, a weekly
$15.00 tabling fee, and they take NO commissions on your sales.
Nonprofit arts groups may be entitled to free tables to use for

Citywide Arts is taking applications for vendors now. Check out for more information.
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"Salem Fire Department responded to a call for an unknown substance at 3126 Kettle Ct. SE at 11:02 am on Tuesday, March 27, 2007. First arriving fire fighters reported that a small quantity of a gray powder was found by an employee working at Kettle Foods.

None of the 75 employees working at the time were evacuated from the building or reported feeling sick from the unknown substance. Salem Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Response Team was called to Kettle Foods and conducted tests on the substance. They determined that the substance was pancake flour."

police blotter?

Hey Damnportlanders!
I'm getting cranky. Does anyone know where you can find a Multnomah County police blotter online? The closest I've come to finding one is a Clackamas county one.
Oui Oui September 2013
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Zak...Zak...he's a _____ (fill in the blank) Maniac

ZOMG, who does NOT LOVE __________(fill in the blank)?
If you don't love them, then I don't want to hear that you don't =P

Anywho, check this out
*turns on microphone...test..test 1..2..test*
*ahem* (in best low, super echoey MONSTER TRUCK VOICE)

Sundaaaaaay SUNDAAAAAAY SUNdaaaaaay (fill in the blank answer found at link below)

Bring your kids or....bring your INNER CHILD.

Portland related because, some of you just need to chill out and build something and uh's LEGOS!!!!!
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alright, so i was just wondering...

does anyone in this fine damned city enjoy the card game called fluxx, by any chance?

i don't get to play it nearly enough, much less with anyone new and exciting. i thought it might be fun to have a get-together over dinner/drinks/coffee/whathaveyou sometime.

so....anyone want to maybe arrange a play date? :D