02.29.12 The (Extra) Morning Buzz


The Social Network

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Stay connected by following these feeds.

Twitter: Budget & Tax CenterTalking Points MemoMerritt Paulson

Facebook: KOMO NewsScott Sistek KOMOVancouver-Clark Parks and RecreationAmerican City & County magazine

Google+: Portland Nonprofits

Pinterest: Pioneer Place

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Beaverton, OR – Official Website – International Celebration – Would you like to be involved with the International Celebration and celebrate Beaverton with our partners at THPRD on July 28, 2012? If you would like to share your cultural arts, food or music with our community, please fill out an application by following the link. Food vendor applications are due February 29, artist and cultural exhibitor’s applications are due May 4, 2012.

Lake Oswego Open City Hall – Open City Hall gives residents a convenient way to have a voice in Lake Oswego government decisions.

Portland Monthly’s 2012 Best of the City Readers’ Poll — Portland Monthly Magazine  – Have you weighed in on our Best of the City readers’ poll? Vote now!


Illegal job interview questions – Do you know what kinds of questions you’re legally allowed to ask?

Measuring Influence on Pinterest – Pinterest is hotter than the sun right now and I’ve refused to write about it up to this point as I’m no bandwagon jumper. But then we started talking measurement and influence and here I am.

How More Expensive Housing Can Actually Cost You Less – An expansive new database could change the way Americans think about where we can afford to live.

Paying for parking again, and again, and again… – I used to work as a municipal planner (or, “zoner”) in an area of Florida where there were no buses, no trains and no plausible bike commuting. This was due to geographic constraints, as well as the standard poor design you will find in Florida. The number one site constraint we found (despite our absurdly low Floor Area Ratios, which maxed out at 0.35) was parking.

Inside the UGB

It also needS marketing and advertising people with better grammar.