Archive for category: Green Living

Mr. Green Beans DIY Coffee Roasting & More Opens on Mississippi Avenue

July 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm Green Living

Between the deep recession and Portland’s native artisan culture, the DIY (‘do it yourself’) movement has seen explosive growth here. Mississippi Avenue in North Portland is quickly becoming an epicenter for this growing movement with many local businesses focused on providing resources and tools for Portlanders to take charge and do things themeselves. Up the […]

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Sunday Parkways in Portland

August 14, 2009 at 10:46 am Events, Family, Green Living

I’ve lived in Portland for seventeen years, and of all the events, activities and festivals I’ve attended in the city, one of my absolute favorite is Sunday Parkways. The event is extraordinarily simple: several miles of urban roads are closed to cars and become the playground for bikes, pedestrians, strollers, roller bladers, unicyclists, anything BUT […]

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SoupCycle – Local Organic Soups Delivered

May 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm Food, Green Living, Portland

I’ve seen a ton of great business ideas come and go.  Some of them were ahead of their time, others were great ideas poorly executed. Most often though, great ideas go down in burning flames because people aren’t patient enough to let their ideas blossom and grow. They want to get from small to huge […]

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SoupCycle Interview

May 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm Food, Green Living

One of the things I love about Portland is the way people follow their passion. Portland isn’t just a town of great ideas, it’s a place where people put their ideas into motion. One such great idea is SoupCycle which serves fresh, organic and locally made soups by bicycle.  I was so intruged by this […]

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Ecomotion's Fire Sale – Would You Buy an Electric Car for $1210?

April 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm Green Living

I’ve always fancied the idea of owning an electric car.  The idea of not ever having to fuel up at a gas station has always appealed to me. So when I saw that Ecomotion on NE Sandy Blvd. was running a going out of business fire sale I just HAD to check it out. Ecomotion […]

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