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A Place With No Ceiling Awards Honors Women In Business

A Place With No Ceiling Awards Honors Women In Business

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a woman-owned business, we at Portland Family are always appreciative when women in business get honored for their achievements. Last week during what might have been the last glorious sunny summer afternoon, hundreds gathered in the plaza of the Oregon Historical Society for the Portland Business Alliance’s A Place With No Ceiling Awards after […]

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Race For The Cure & I DO!

Race For The Cure & I DO!

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 22nd annual Race for the Cure had all the color, excitement, wacky costumes and high spirits the Race is known for. But there was a real “first” this morning. 30-year-old breast cancer survivor, Tracie Benjamin, was interrupted during a live television interview by her boyfriend of eight years, Ryan, who asked her to marry […]

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A Victory For Foster Youth

A Victory For Foster Youth

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Monday, Governor Kitzhaber will sign Senate Bill 123-A into law. The new law, developed with the input of more than 100 foster youth across the state, will guarantee the basic rights of foster children—rights to things like clothes that fit, proper nutrition, contact with their siblings, and their safety. While the existing laws already […]

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Brian Grant Shake It ‘Till We Make It Celebrity Gala

Brian Grant Shake It ‘Till We Make It Celebrity Gala

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Saturday night I had the honor of attending Brian Grant’s Shake It ‘Till We Make! celebrity gala to benefit the Brian Grant Foundation. (View gallery here) The court at Moda Center was transformed into the most gorgeous evening wonderland of class and glamour. Before sharing about the evening, you should know about Brian Grant’s work on […]

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Department of Education Proposes to Eliminate “2 Percent Rule” in Assessing Students with Disabilities

Department of Education Proposes to Eliminate “2 Percent Rule” in Assessing Students with Disabilities

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Department of Education Proposes to Eliminate “2 Percent Rule” in Assessing Students with Disabilities The U.S. Department of Education has proposed regulations, published today, to transition away from the so-called “2 percent rule,” thus emphasizing the Department’s commitment to holding all students to high standards that better prepare them for college and career.  Under the existing […]

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Sunday Parkways Opens SE Portland Streets to Traffic-Free Activities This Sunday

Sunday Parkways Opens SE Portland Streets to Traffic-Free Activities This Sunday

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunday Parkways comes to Southeast Portland this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., opening nine miles of city streets to traffic free bicycling, walking, strolling and entertainment.   The hugely popular event is free and is expected to draw about 25,000 participants in addition to involving hundreds of volunteers.   The Southeast Portland route also […]

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Thinking of Adopting a Kitty? Now is the Time

Thinking of Adopting a Kitty? Now is the Time

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shelters of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), strained to capacity by a wave of relinquished cats and kittens, are urging the public to adopt a new feline companion this week. This might be one of the largest selection of felines Portland has ever seen. Currently, five local shelters are caring for over 1,200 […]

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Elephants Delicatessen Has Delicious Addition!

Elephants Delicatessen Has Delicious Addition!

| August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Elephants Delicatessen opens its newest location, Elephants on Corbett. The site will be shared with Henry’s Wine Vault in the historic Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill neighborhood, and offers a casual restaurant and retail space, along with the Corbett Room, a beautiful private venue for events and meetings. After working through winter & spring on an extensive remodel […]

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College Affordability Coalition

College Affordability Coalition

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Oregon Community Colleges Join American Student Assistance Movement to Address College Affordability, Student Debt  Salem, OR – Fourteen Oregon community colleges have teamed up with American Student Assistance® (ASA) on a movement to address the college affordability issue by revolutionizing how students and alumni finance and repay their higher education. Through a game-changing educational membership program called […]

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Cat-Tastic!

Cat-Tastic!

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Oregon Humane Society was chosen by CATalyst Council, a national organization dedicated to improving cat health and welfare, to launch a new high-tech initiative designed to establish a relationship between pet adopters and veterinarians with the ultimate goal of saving the lives of cats. The program is slated to begin August 1st. The Portland […]

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