i'm looking for a cheap room to rent in portland. i will be staying here part time when i am not working out of town, won't be around more often than 2 weeks a month, usually a lot less. size isn't a major issue, it just needs to hold my bed and give me some privacy. when i am in town, i'll be mostly off doing the things i cant do when i'm working.
me:i won't throw any parties, don't have any pets, and won't smoke up your house. I don't mind at all if you do the above, i just won't be doing them myself.
i'd really like to be near a max line, but i do have a car so that's not strictly necessary. it's just more fun to bike around when you live off a max line. area of town not that important, hopefully near some good bars. looking to pay 200-300 + utils.
Dr. Rob Hendrickson, an OHSU associate professor of emergency medicine, wants you to send him a hobo spider IF you see it bite you or someone else.
From today's Oregonian:
The Oregon Poison Center wants your spiders. Dead or alive.
The center, based at Oregon Health & Science University, is investigating spider bites in the Northwest by learning more about which spiders bite and which bites cause infections.
Researchers are particularly interested in hobo spiders and whether they bite humans.
Hobo spiders typically are blamed for bites that lead to red marks on the body. The Oregon Poison Center takes about 1,200 calls a year from Oregonians concerned about possible spider bites.
If you see a spider bite, researchers want you to call 800-222-1222 and talk with poison center staff. And if you catch the spider, they'd like that, too.
I need to find a nice dress to wear to my brother's wedding and I have no idea where to look. Other than randomly wandering through the local malls (Lloyd Center, etc.) where should I go?
It's going to be an afternoon garden ceremony in mid-October in Southern California. I'd imagine that the weather will be reasonably warm, though you never know at that time of year. It could be cool and breezey or it could be kind-of hot. October is kind-of funny that way.
I'm not sure how much I want to dress up. But, it's probably safe to say that it's going to be somewhere between prom dress formal and a casual little sun dress. I want to look nice for those family pictures that will likely live on for generations to come. ;-)
Also, my daughter is going to be the flower girl, so I will probably choose something that coordinates reasonably well with whatever she's going to wear. But, I'm not quite sure what that's going to be just yet. All I know is that their wedding colors are sapphire blue and silver and that there's going to be a maid of honor and no other formal wedding party. Perhaps you guys can point me in the right direction to find something of the sort without breaking the bank since it sounds like the bride and groom are already super-busy.
Help me out, DPers! And thanks in advance for any and all suggestions that you guys pass along!!! =)
My girlfriend is coming to town in the first week of October. Yesterday, she expressed the desire to take me out somewhere nice for dinner while she's here. After a lot of talking, we decided that Italian would be really nice, but she's looking for somewhere kinda swanky (and, preferably, where she won't get too many odd looks for wearing her corset). However, I don't know anywhere swanky!! We're looking at no more than about $30 each for dinner and a glass of wine. Help!
Hurray. The White Stripes have canceled their tour due to Meg's "acute anxiety". I'm glad they did but for entirely selfish reasons. They weren't even going to play in Portland. C'mon now. They were going to play 2 nights in Seattle and leave us fans high and dry. They were even going to play in Anchorage, Alaska and yet they couldn't make the drive to our fine city. Now no one gets to see them play this time around. I just hope that if the White Stripes reschedule their tour, they think of us and add Portland to their schedule.
I am the proud mother of a very mouthy min pin. It has gotten almost unbearable to take him anywhere because he is a barker. He barks when I leave in the morning, when I get home (just me, not my room mates.) He barks at anything walking by, any outside noise, any inside noise. And I almost am getting to the point where I can't take him in the car because he BARKS THE WHOLE WAY! It's distracting and dangerous. Soooo, I have been thinking about getting him debarked. Has anyone out there done this? My cousin was an assistant to a vet and she said it is a pretty minor procedure.
Lay it on my portlanders. What do you think?
cheapest place to get either acrylic paint or watercolor canvas?
But to ease that inner twang from lack of animal cruelty for the day, I talked a co-worker into having her dogs leg amputated instead of undergoing a corrective surgery. See what you do, you Damn Portlanders! Some poor animal is going to be made fun of by all the barking, happy, 4 legged pooches because you wouldn't give me the validation I need to sleep at night. So, as of 6:00pm her dog is under the knife and Batman is spared for now.
(DON'T FREAK OUT ON ME. Her dog was probably going to need to have his leg amputated eventually anyways. And I didn't convince her, I just let her know that she isn't a bad dog mommy for doing it. Gave her a little reassurance at the end of a stressfull day, and she looked relieved)
AND, Batman has bark twice, yes, only two times since I got home from work. He is plotting my demise like baby stewie. But I am on to him.
This is the theme song of Oregon.