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<div style="font-size:162%;border:none;margin: 0;padding:.1em;color:#000">Welcome to [[PortlandWiki:About|PortlandWiki]],</div>
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== Things To See in Bloomington ==
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== Things To See in Portland ==
 
Start [[Downtown]] and visit the [[Wonderlab]] for a great experience for the kids, or drop by the [[Waldron Arts Center]] to check out an exhibit or show.  Maybe there's a movie showing at the [[Buskirk-Chumley Theater]], but if not, drop by [[Third Street Park]] in case there's a free [[Monroe County Civic Theater]] performance.
 
Start [[Downtown]] and visit the [[Wonderlab]] for a great experience for the kids, or drop by the [[Waldron Arts Center]] to check out an exhibit or show.  Maybe there's a movie showing at the [[Buskirk-Chumley Theater]], but if not, drop by [[Third Street Park]] in case there's a free [[Monroe County Civic Theater]] performance.
  
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<div style="font-size: 75%">[[Portal:Tourism|(More)]]</div>
  
== Things To Do in Bloomington ==
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== Things To Do in Portland ==
Catch a [[Little 500]] bicycle race in April.  Visit the [[4th Street Art Festival]] in September, or the [[Lotus World Music and Arts Festival]] in the summer.  See an [[IU Men's Basketball]] game at the famed [[Assembly Hall]], or come [[Downtown]] for the [[Arts Fair on the Square]] and [[The Taste of Bloomington]]. If the summer heat is unbearable, take a drive down [[SR 446]] or [[Fairfax Road]] to the shores of [[Lake Monroe]], and two not-to-miss state recreational sites, [[Paynetown]] or [[Fairfax]].
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Catch a [[Little 500]] bicycle race in April.  Visit the [[4th Street Art Festival]] in September, or the [[Lotus World Music and Arts Festival]] in the summer.  See an [[IU Men's Basketball]] game at the famed [[Assembly Hall]], or come [[Downtown]] for the [[Arts Fair on the Square]] and [[The Taste of Portland]]. If the summer heat is unbearable, take a drive down [[SR 446]] or [[Fairfax Road]] to the shores of [[Lake Monroe]], and two not-to-miss state recreational sites, [[Paynetown]] or [[Fairfax]].
 
<div style="font-size: 75%">[[Portal:Entertainment|(More)]]</div>
 
<div style="font-size: 75%">[[Portal:Entertainment|(More)]]</div>
  
== Places To Go Near Bloomington ==
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== Places To Go Near Portland ==
The Holiday World Amusement Park is a great value that is a two hour drive south of Bloomington.  In the fall, the amazing leaves in the Brown County State Park are not to be missed, just twenty minutes to the east.  Missing the big city life?  Indianapolis is just an hour away, Cincinnati two hours, Chicago and St. Louis four. [[Ellettsville]] is only 8 miles west on [[SR 46|State Road 46]].
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The Holiday World Amusement Park is a great value that is a two hour drive south of Portland.  In the fall, the amazing leaves in the Brown County State Park are not to be missed, just twenty minutes to the east.  Missing the big city life?  Indianapolis is just an hour away, Cincinnati two hours, Chicago and St. Louis four. [[Ellettsville]] is only 8 miles west on [[SR 46|State Road 46]].
  
== Where To Eat in Bloomington ==
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== Where To Eat in Portland ==
Visit Restaurant Row on [[4th Street]] for a variety of international dining, and check out the [[Snow Lion]] for an unusual Tibetan experience.  [[Nick's English Hut]] is a Bloomington tradition, but [[Scotty's]], [[Yogi's]], and the [[Irish Lion]] also cater to the over-21 student crowd.  The west side has a variety of steak houses, but vegetarians might prefer the [[Runcible Spoon]] or [[Roots]].  For locally crafted beverages, don't miss [[Lennie's]], [[Upland Brewery]], or [[Oliver Winery]].   
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Visit Restaurant Row on [[4th Street]] for a variety of international dining, and check out the [[Snow Lion]] for an unusual Tibetan experience.  [[Nick's English Hut]] is a Portland tradition, but [[Scotty's]], [[Yogi's]], and the [[Irish Lion]] also cater to the over-21 student crowd.  The west side has a variety of steak houses, but vegetarians might prefer the [[Runcible Spoon]] or [[Roots]].  For locally crafted beverages, don't miss [[Lennie's]], [[Upland Brewery]], or [[Oliver Winery]].   
 
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<div style="font-size: 75%">[[Portal:Restaurants|(More)]]</div>
  
== Getting involved with Bloomingpedia ==
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== Getting involved with PortlandWiki ==
The articles below provide information on how to use the Bloomingpedia site as well as some general philosophies that the Bloomingpedia Council has agreed upon to keep the article base on track.  
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The articles below provide information on how to use the PortlandWiki site as well as some general philosophies that the PortlandWiki Council has agreed upon to keep the article base on track.  
  
*[[Bloomingpedia:Introductory Presentation 2007]] - Learn more about how to use Bloomingpedia
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*[[PortlandWiki:Introductory Presentation 2007]] - Learn more about how to use PortlandWiki
*[[Using Bloomingpedia]] - All about Bloomingpedia. Learn how to read it! Learn how to write for it!
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*[[Using PortlandWiki]] - All about PortlandWiki. Learn how to read it! Learn how to write for it!
*[[Bloomingpedia:Policies and Direction|Bloomingpedia Policies and Direction]] - Best practices to follow if contributing content
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*[[PortlandWiki:Policies and Direction|PortlandWiki Policies and Direction]] - Best practices to follow if contributing content
*[[Bloomingpedia:Community_Portal|Community Portal]] - Explains what is needed to make Bloomingpedia succeed.
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*[[PortlandWiki:Community_Portal|Community Portal]] - Explains what is needed to make PortlandWiki succeed.
*[[Bloomingpedia Council]] - Information about the Bloomingpedia governance body
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*[[PortlandWiki Council]] - Information about the PortlandWiki governance body
*[[Bloomingpedia:Becoming a moderator|Becoming a moderator]]
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*[[PortlandWiki:Becoming a moderator|Becoming a moderator]]
*[[Bloomingpedia:Article Requests|Bloomingpedia Article Requests]]
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Powell's NW 10th & Burnside entrance

Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in the Portland metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.[1] Powell's City of Books is located in the Pearl District on the edge of Downtown, and occupies a full city block, between NW 10th and 11th Avenues and between W Burnside and NW Couch Streets. It contains over 68,000 ft² (6,300 m² or about 1.6 acres) of retail floor space.

The inventory for its retail and online sales is over four million new, used, rare, and out-of-print books.[2] Since 2005, its website has also offered DVDs with free shipping, with an inventory of over 40,000. At its retail stores it shelves all new and used books side-by-side. Powell's buys around 3000 used books a day.[1]

Powell's has an Internet presence which began in 1993 as email and FTP-based access to its technical bookstore; it has since expanded to incorporate fiction and other genres as a traditional ecommerce site.[3] Their website was established in 1994, before Amazon.com, and has contributed substantially to the chain's recent growth.[4]

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Things To See in Portland

Start Downtown and visit the Wonderlab for a great experience for the kids, or drop by the Waldron Arts Center to check out an exhibit or show. Maybe there's a movie showing at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, but if not, drop by Third Street Park in case there's a free Monroe County Civic Theater performance.

Afterwards, head toward the Fine Arts Square on the Indiana University campus to take in a Broadway show at the Indiana University Auditorium, or go a little further for an opera at the Musical Arts Center, and don't forget to stop by Bear's Place for a nightcap and to pick up a schedule for the Ryder Film Series.

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Things To Do in Portland

Catch a Little 500 bicycle race in April. Visit the 4th Street Art Festival in September, or the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in the summer. See an IU Men's Basketball game at the famed Assembly Hall, or come Downtown for the Arts Fair on the Square and The Taste of Portland. If the summer heat is unbearable, take a drive down SR 446 or Fairfax Road to the shores of Lake Monroe, and two not-to-miss state recreational sites, Paynetown or Fairfax.

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Places To Go Near Portland

The Holiday World Amusement Park is a great value that is a two hour drive south of Portland. In the fall, the amazing leaves in the Brown County State Park are not to be missed, just twenty minutes to the east. Missing the big city life? Indianapolis is just an hour away, Cincinnati two hours, Chicago and St. Louis four. Ellettsville is only 8 miles west on State Road 46.

Where To Eat in Portland

Visit Restaurant Row on 4th Street for a variety of international dining, and check out the Snow Lion for an unusual Tibetan experience. Nick's English Hut is a Portland tradition, but Scotty's, Yogi's, and the Irish Lion also cater to the over-21 student crowd. The west side has a variety of steak houses, but vegetarians might prefer the Runcible Spoon or Roots. For locally crafted beverages, don't miss Lennie's, Upland Brewery, or Oliver Winery.

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Getting involved with PortlandWiki

The articles below provide information on how to use the PortlandWiki site as well as some general philosophies that the PortlandWiki Council has agreed upon to keep the article base on track.

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Powell's Books on Burnside". Powell's City of Books. http://www.powells.com/info/places/burnsideinfo.html. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. "Internet Retailer Best of the Web 2006". Internet Retailer. http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=16892#powells. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  3. History of Powells.com from its website
  4. Baker, Lisa (March 19, 2004). "Powell’s success story adds a chapter". Portland Tribune. http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=23515. Retrieved 2007-08-28.