Last year, y’all helped us name the best coffee shop: Happy Cup Coffee Company. This year, we asked you to shareyour favorite brewery in Portland. Now — thanks to you and the help of a random generator — we have the official lineup for our bracket.
Who’s in the running Going head-to-head in the first round are:
How it works Beginning today, we will host several voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine Portland’s best brewery. Who moves on is up to you. Vote for your favorites, and the brewery with more votes moves on. Simple as that. We’ll go until we have a champion, which will be announced in our Friday, March 31 newsletter. You will be able to vote once per round.
How to participate Vote for the brewery you’d like to see advance to round two using this poll. You can vote for all four spots or as little as one. Once we count all the votes, we’ll share an updated bracket and new poll in an upcoming newsletter.
Want to fill out a bracket to see if you can guess who will win? Download and print the image above to take the competition up a notch. If your bracket is correct, send us a photo for a shoutout and bragging rights.
Ready to cheer your “team” to victory? Vote at the button below. ⬇️
Portland Brewery Dining Month | Tuesday, March 14-Friday, March 31 | Times vary | Locations vary | $35 | Support local breweries all March long by trying three-course prix-fixe meals and drink pairings at nine participating locations.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks | Tuesday, Mar. 14 | 7 p.m. | Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St., Portland | $5+ | If Dame is back in action for this game, our money’s on him draining 3-pointers in the knick of time.
Wednesday, March 15
“Seven Guitars” | Wednesday, March 15-Sunday, April 9 | Times vary | Brunish Theatre, Antoinette Hatfield Hall,1111 SW Broadway, Portland | $25-$38 | The 10-part Pittsburgh Cycle examines African American life in each decade of the 20th century; this installment, sixth in the cycle, is set in 1948.
The Dandy Warhols with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland | $29-$99 | The alt-pop band born in Portland will share the stage with their hometown orchestra for the first time, performing new and classic songs spanning their 25-year career.
Rainbow City Music & Arts Showcase Vol. 7 | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 7:30-11:59 p.m. | Rainbow City, 301 NW Fourth Ave., Portland | $10 | Enjoy a magical night of painting, arts and crafts, dancing, and music by The Recognitions, Smokin’ Jams, Rhymewave, and others.
Friday, March 17
Ticket to Dine | Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 26 | Times vary | Locations vary | Price of purchase | Every entree you buy at a participating restaurant, food cart, or cafe in downtown and Old Town comes with a scratch-off ticket and the chance to win prizes, like an all-inclusive staycation.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
For 50 years, Meals on Wheels People has been meeting the social and nutritional needs of older adults, like Mary, in our community. | Photo provided by Meals on Wheels People
Mary Higgins, a nurse for 40 years, understands the importance of good nutrition. But over the past year, it has become harder for her to afford nutritious, high-quality food. “Inflation caused a great change in my life,” she said.
After six months of eating mostly Cheerios and tuna fish, a friend helped Mary sign up for meal delivery through Meals on Wheels People — and Mary said it saved her life: “I’m alive because of what you guys do. Now, I’ve got actual real food to eat every day.”
Every day, Meals on Wheels People delivers 5,275+ healthy, wholesome meals to older adults in our community like Mary. Members of the MOWP Sustainers Circle provide dependable monthly funds so that no one ever has to go on a waiting list. Sustainers can set up reoccurring monthly donations for the amount of their choice. (Read: A $65 donation provides one senior with a week of meals.)
Become a Sustainers Circle Member, and help continue MOWP’s mission of providing older adults in our community with the nutritious meals they need.*
How do flowers whistle? With their tulips. Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn has been postponed a week because the flowers are sleeping in during this cold winter. The yearly bonanza of blooms is now set to open Friday, March 24 and will run through the end of April. 🌷
Five people from the Portland metro area will vie for the 2023 U.S. Coffee Championships crown next month. Our local competitors hail from Kafiex Roasters, Elevator Coffee, Less and More Coffee, and Super Joy Coffee. They’ll brew their best during the Specialty Coffee Expo at the Oregon Convention Center. 👑 (KOIN)
After a three-year hiatus, the 67th Portland Roadster Show returns to the Portland Expo Center this Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19. Auto enthusiasts can seehundreds of hot rods, custom vehicles, replicas of famous cars, vendor exhibits, vintage automobilia, model cars shows, and a 50th-anniversary tribute screening of “American Graffiti.” 🚗 (Portland Tribune)
264. That’s how many gallons of Irish coffee Paddy’s Bar & Grill plans to brew for its second attempt at claiming the Guinness World Record (which currently stands at approx. 235 gallons). Get a taste of the (hopefully historical) concoction for $5 at Paddy’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival on Friday, March 17. 🍀 (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
Try Filipino American fast food at Makulít, a new food cart parked in the Lil’ America pod in Southeast Portland. You’ll find mustard-brined chicken nuggets, adobo poutine, pancit Canton, burgers topped with pickled condiments, and more. Sauces — like a sweet barbecue with banana ketchup and lemon-lime soda — are made in-house. 🍋 (Eater Portland)
Farmers market stand Orange & Blossom will open a vegan patisserie this fall in the Vernon neighborhood. Menu items will feature seasonal ingredients like rhubarb and Oregon hazelnuts, with a rotating lineup of treats (matcha sticky buns, ice cream, and Meyer lemon elderflower tarts, to name a few), sandwiches, coffees, and teas. 🥧 (Eater Portland)
Internationally known cellist Yo-Yo Mawill join the Oregon Sympony for a one-night-only show Sunday, Sept. 10, at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The performance will kick off the orchestra’s 2023-2024 season, which will feature music composed by legends like Tchaikovsky and Mozart, as well as contemporary greats like John Williams. 🎼 (OPB)
You’ll need to have a backup plan in place before you head to Tryon Creek State Natural Area for a hike. Several popular trails, like Maple Ridge and Trillium — will temporarily close as crews clean up hazardous trees. The work starts today, March 14, and will continue into April. 🌲 (OPB)
Getting adjusted to daylight saving time? Take a sip from one of our coffee partners. Try Midnight Oil from Blanchard’s Coffee or Organic Matcha from Matcha Nude. We’re already feeling refreshed. ☕
Summer travel is just around the corner. On our radar: this mid-century modern stay in Martha’s Vineyard. For something a little more tropical, our pick is this seaside cottage in St. John. If international travel is calling your name, this charming home along the French Riviera is for you. *
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The newly purchased property is in an area that has historically seen little investment in conservation. | Photo by Oregon Metro
Metro announced this week that it acquired92 acres of land in unincorporated Clackamas County with funding from the 2019 parks and nature bond. The land is mostly undeveloped and is located in the Upper Holcomb Creek area, northeast of Oregon City.
Why it’s important The parcel is home to a wide range of habitats — like oak savanna, woodland, and prairie — that support a diverse array of plants and animals, including many in need of protection. Seasonal headwater streams, totaling some 3,000 ft in length, flow on the property, contributing to regional water supplies.
What Metro plans to do Now that the land is in Metro’s hands, the agency can begin work on its restoration — namely, removing some existing structures, pulling invasive weeds, planting native flora, and encouraging habitat diversity. Metro also plans to improve the local watershed by protecting the property’s streams and lowering the risk of flooding.
Editor’s pick: My first hike of 2023 is in the bag — and I’m looking forward to telling you all about it later this month. Hint: It’s part of the Pacific Crest Trail and you won’t have to deal with any snow.
We always want to hear about your local hiking recommendations. Share one with us and we might use it for a future Hike of the Month.
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