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May 16, 2011
Out and About
There’s something so alluring about looking inside other people’s houses. How do they decorate? What kind of paint color did they choose? And when the houses are historical, with architectural...
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May 16, 2011
gardening events
Rare Plant Research in Oregon City is one of the best nurseries around for exotic tropicals and unusual hardy garden and container plants. But they only open once a year – occasionally twice....
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May 15, 2011
plants and politics
Newsbreak: Jasmine banned in China! According to a recently published New York Times article, both the flower and plant itself cannot be sold, purchased, worn, or talked about in China for...
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May 13, 2011
$10 and under
Step through the heavy wooden doors at Cargo in the Pearl District, and you’re immediately transported to a bazaar somewhere in Asia. I always find interesting items here that make me yearn to...
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May 13, 2011
plant of the week
Smilacina racemosa – also known as false Solomon’s seal – is one of the loveliest of spring time natives found growing in woods and forest margins of the Pacific Northwest. This beautiful,...
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May 12, 2011
adventures in garden writing
One fun facet of my job is that I am asked to trial plants every spring. Last week, I received a huge box of annual flowers and some shrubs in the mail from Proven Winners. It’s always an...
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May 12, 2011
Shopping Spree
Springtime shopping is on my agenda and I’m going to West Elm to meet some of Portland’s best Etsy artists. Thanks to West Elm and Lynn Russell who helped organize this extra cool collaboration...
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May 11, 2011
Market Watch
Local foodinista, Jim Dixon, is my olive oil confidante, my vinegar guru, and my salt sage. He searches out some of the best pantry ingredients, near and far. Olive oil is one of his specialties,...
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May 10, 2011
Years ago, I’d stand at the window of Graffeo Coffee and sniff the burnt toast aroma, while peering inside at the enormous ancient roaster. Transforming those chalky green beans from faraway...
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May 10, 2011
Out and About
The artwork of Nikki McClure is a marvel. Armed with only an X-acto knife and a single sheet of paper, McClure carves out intricate papercut portraits that celebrate everyday work that’s usually...
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