February 25th, 2010

Gardening and Writing

Hello Portland people! I have two questions to bother everyone with today:

1- Gardening classes--do you know where can I take some? PCC has a few that look promising, but I was wondering if anyone had any personal recommendations. Yes, I know that gardening is something that you learn more by actually DOING as opposed to sitting in labs and lectures, but what can I say, I miss the feeling of community that comes from being in a classroom...

2- Creative witing workshops--do any exist in Portland? Google says yes but again, I'm turning to word of mouth. I guess I'm specifically interested in ones where you write, read, edit and discuss short works of fiction.

Big, big thanks in advance :)

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Dear DP, I have 2 important questions for you...

First, I am attending an Alice in Wonderland themed tea part on Saturday and need to dress up. I'm not really choosing a particular character, but rather dressing in assorted Wonderland fashion. What places would you suggest I go to find pieces to complete this look? Socks, tights, top hats? I guess I'm looking for anything and everything. I plan on stopping in at the Metro, but beyond that I don't know many other stores to try. Steampunk would be a plus, too.

Second, I'm helping a friend of mine find paper crafting type things to make her wedding invitations with. She mainly needs to find a decent sized paper punch in the shape of a bird, "M" stickers and envelopes for her Save the Dates. Are there any other craft stores or paper crafting stores besides Michaels that we really should check out?

Oh and... gee I sure hope I didn't offend anyone with these questions. (a joke mostly for my own lulz)
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Vegan diabetics

 Since this community is so hip on all things animal-free, I was hoping someone might be able to answer a question for me.  

Vegetarian/Vegan diabetics:  where do you get your non-pork derived insulin? Or do you make an exception in this case? I'm learning about DM currently and (didn't know previously) that insulin is derived from pork pancreas.  In some cases it is synthesized in a lab.  But apparently, this is not the most common method.  How do you know what you're getting?  I see the packaging all the time and haven't seen specific Veg-friendly labeling.  

just curious.
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Dog Off-Leash Program Advisory Group Meeting

Dog Off-Leash Program Advisory Group Meeting 

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10
The Portland Building (Room B – Second Floor), 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

Getting to the Portland Building
Driving: The garages closest to the Portland Building are at SW First and Jefferson and SW Fourth and Yamhill.  
Tri-Met: The Portland Building is served by many bus lines, as well as Max. Check www.trimet.org for trip planning.

Come and share and get your word in.
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sushi party

what's your favorite japanese restaurant:
1. on the east side, preferably as close to hollywood as possible
2. that can somewhat easily accommodate a table of eight
3. offering everything from sashimi to yakisoba

thanks, y'all. my sister will be a very happy birthday girl if i can find a kickass sushi joint with a large-ass table.

I Can Haz International Cinema??

So who here has been watching movies at this year's Portland International Film Festival? If you haven't,  you better get on it quick because it's wrapping up this Sunday. So far I've watched The Art of the Steal, Learning from Light: The Vision of I.M. Pei, and City of Life & Death, which is my favorite out of the three. It's a Chinese film based on the Rape of Nanking and it was so intense that the whole theatre was crying when it. It's not playing anymore but In the future if you get a chance, definitely check it out.  

The festival wraps this Sunday. You can check out the schedule at http://festivals.nwfilm.org/piff33/ (click on the lime green calendar to sort by date). I'm excited for the two movies they're screening tomorrow night at Century 21: The Misfortunates (Belgium) and Nothing Personal (Ireland/Netherlands).