Life in Portland Blog

March 2014 Picks

It's almost Spring in Portland - the weather is getting warmer, we're trading soups for salads, and there are new buds on trees just waiting to bloom. This is the time of year when many people shake off the cobwebs and embark on some Spring cleaning and exciting DIY projects. Another seed of thought could be moving, selling, or buying. Urban Nest can help your family grow in this rapidly blossoming market.

2014 Portland Dining Month
Month of March | Various Restaurants
Your key to the city is a fork! More than 90 downtown Portland restaurants will be serving up tasty three course meals for just $29 - make your reservation online at participating restaurants, and every reservation made equals a donation to the Oregon Food Bank!

SE Portland Area Art Walk
Mar 1st-2nd, 10 AM - 2 PM | SE Portland Area
Nearly 100 artists will provide a blaze of colors, shapes, textures, and visual stimuli in SE Portland neighborhoods for the annual SE Area ARTWalk. The walk is a community-building event that has strengthened the connection between businesses, artists, and neighbors.

Classics From Studio Ghibli
Mar 1st-29th | Whitsell Auditorium
Studio Ghibli is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world, critically acclaimed for their originality and epic storytelling. This studio retrospective includes the classics Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro, as well as the recent release of Miyazaki's The Wind Rises on 35mm prints.

27th Oregon Book Award Ceremony
Mar 17th | Gerding Theater At The Armory
Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Luis Urrea, this event honors the state's finest accomplishments by Oregon writers in the genre of poetry, fiction, graphic lit, non-fiction, and young readers, and features industry giants such as Ursula K LeGuinn, and Portland favorite, Matthew Dickman.