Life in Portland Blog

April 2014 Picks

Green with garden envy? It's hard not to be when it seems like every house in Portland has beautiful Japanese maples and cherry blossoms in bloom. In the next few weeks we'll be hosting a free community discussion on landscaping and garden design. It's a perfect opportunity to stop by and discover how investing a little love into the earth can do fantastic things for the value of your home - and your overall happiness and quality of life. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned!

1984 Time Capsule Reveal
Apr. 4th, 10:30 AM | Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland
30 years ago, Portlanders buried nearly 50 items that represented the year 1984 in a time capsule. Those items will be dug up and revealed at Pioneer Square on April 4th, and then later displayed at the Oregon Historical Society for everyone to view and enjoy! Cowabunga, dudes!

Back Fence PDX: Reel Stories
Apr. 4th, 8 PM | Hollywood Theatre, Portland
A new storytelling show where film and TV clips are intermingled with true behind-the-scenes stories. The first show focuses on Writers & Directors!

Portland Canstruction®
Apr. 7th - 13th, 10 AM - 8 PM | Pioneer Place, Portland
The Canstruction® competition invites Oregon's top architecture, engineering, and construction firms to transform cans of food into fun and wildly inventive sculptures. This year's goal is to raise the equivalent of 150,000 meals to meet the needs of children in the Portland metro area.

H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Apr. 11th - 13th | Hollywood Theatre, Portland
A Portland cult gathering for dedicated Innsmouthians and horror fans, the 19th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & Cthulhu Con is packed with three days of events, gaming, films, and more. Special guests include Doug Bradley - best known as 'Pinhead' from Hellraiser.

Free Electronic Recycling Day
Apr. 26th, 10 AM - 2 PM | Sunstone Montessori School
Drop off your old computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cameras, cell phones, and other obsolete technology for pick-up by Green Century Electronics Recycling, with the goal of keeping electronics out of the waste stream, and contributing the lowest environmental impact.