Mindful linkage

Well, I guess my first post here will be neither fluffy nor too “journalism-y”, but more general notification type info.

First off, the BTA is looking for feedback from those of us who bike around town – not necessarily only for those who commute on their vĂ©los, but anyone in the metro area who is interested in putting in a word regarding comfort on the ever-changing paths on which we ride. Important why? This will hopefully help with the planning of the future East-side streetcar lines and other community planning. Take the survey here.

Secondly, Powell’s is having a poetry contest! The challenge: write a poem (less than 20 lines) in some way about Portland. The reward: a chance to win 26 books (!!!) of poetry and an awesome rucksack. Caveat: by entering, your email will be placed on the Powell’s new poetry email list. You can find the details here on the Powell’s site. I’ve won enough stuff completely randomly by being one of the few to actually enter, and while I doubt that will be the state of this contest, you can’t get the goods without entering, people.

Thirdly, hi! I’m “clevergirl” and I’ll be writing here now. I moved to Portland last July, and while I’m still getting used to the city, I already have my favorite places to eat (Masu), drink beer (Tugboat, so far), and have fun (section 107, PGE Park). I’m sure I’ll be writing about things that may be new to me, but possibly not so new to the natives, so I beg forgiveness beforehand. More info can be found in my profile (eventually), and maybe I’ll see you guys at the Green Dragon next week.

4 Comments so far

  1. dieselboi on April 9th, 2008 @ 8:59 pm

    I love the word Rucksack! I need to use that more. Welcome!

  2. Steve (steve) on April 9th, 2008 @ 9:07 pm

    Welcome to Portland, and welcome to Metblogs!

  3. beccalavelle on April 10th, 2008 @ 12:27 am


    1- I go to the Tugboat, and I used to pretty regularly. There aren’t too many girls there, so I assume I know you.
    2- I live in the Center neighborhood too! I know that it is not that large, so I wonder if we live close-by. I’ll keep up with your posts, and see if I can figure out if you are my neighbor (PS. CC?)

  4. clevergirl on April 10th, 2008 @ 9:26 am

    becca – Center is indeed very small, and I cover it all on foot quite frequently, so maybe you’ve seen me abouts there, too. Nice to meet you! ^_^

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