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5 Budget Destinations for May

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Portland, Oregon Now, I maybe be biased because I live here, but Portland really hits its stride in May, when the nicer weather starts coming in and the Rose Festival starts. If you're an outdoorsy person, there are neverending places to hike, we have tons of wineries, vineyards, orchards, and farmers' markets to visit.

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Winter Activities to Escape the Cold

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Portland Night Market - Once a month, a ton of local artists descend on a big warehouse in town and sell their amazing wares: homemade jewelry, jams, clothing, art, and more. We just got a new venue in Portland, called Hopscotch. Plus you'll find a bunch of food vendors outside to fuel your shopping venture.

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My Magical December

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Years ago we went up to Seattle to see the Harry Potter Exhibition, because that was a close as it was coming to us in Portland. This is the biggest fundraiser of PDXpelliarmus (the Portland chapter of Fandom Forward) and is always a ton of fun and a ton of work. As you know by now, I'm a huge Potterhead. Yule Ball Butterbeers!

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2024 Travel Resolutions

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We had a friend in town and visited two dining spots that we rarely get to, and today we're headed to Peacock Lane, Portland's Christmas street. In July, LeakyCon is coming back to Portland, so the first weekend we'll be there. The month isn't over yet. A little late, but that's okay.

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Caring Causes - Northwest Battle Buddies

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Northwest Battle Buddies: Rappel From The Tallest Building in Portland to Help a Veteran Rappel from the 42-story U.S. Bancorp Tower in Portland in support of Northwest Battle Buddies and help to fund Service Dogs for Vets. Sign up to join or donate to the cause.

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Book Nook: How to Resist Amazon, and Why

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About Microcosm Publishing Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing & Distribution is a vertically integrated publishing house that equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. All books are printed in the U.S.

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Pet Pointers: Best Cities to Walk Your Dog

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Eight of our top 10 cities — such as San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho — are in this region. See the 10 “top dog” cities and the 10 at the back of the pack below, followed by highlights and lowlights from the report. Six are in California, perhaps why Snoop Dogg chose to build his dogghouse in the state.

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