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| style="padding-left:8pt" | <h1 style="font-size:16pt;border-bottom:0 none;margin-bottom:0;padding-bottom:0;">Welcome to PortlandWiki. <small>The community-powered knowledge commons for Portland, Oregon.</small></h1>
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[[PortlandWiki:About|Overview]] &nbsp; [[Special:Search|Searching]] &nbsp; [[Help:Editing|Editing]] &nbsp; [[Help:Contents|Help]]
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<div style="font-family: PlantagenetCherokee; font-size: 14pt; margin-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 5px;">'''Welcome to PortlandWiki!'''</div>
'''PortlandWiki is a collaborative community information resource for Portland, Oregon that is powered by [[PortlandWiki:Introduction|''you'']]!''' The PortlandWiki community welcomes your creative input.
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PortlandWiki's aims to represent the [[Voice of Portland]] by providing a citizen-generated news and information resource, knowledge hub and historical archive for Portland, Oregon and our surrounding region.
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''The community powered knowledge commons for [[Portland|Portland, Oregon]].''
  
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* [[PortlandWiki:Introduction|Introduction]] - Learn more about PortlandWiki and how you can contribute!
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* [[Help:Editing|Wiki Page Basics]] - Quick tips on writing a basic PortlandWiki page.
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* [[PW:To do|To do]] - stumped on what to do? Check out our to do list for open activities, big and small.
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* [[PortlandWiki:Community Portal|Community Portal]] - Where we discuss what is needed to make PortlandWiki succeed.
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* [[PortlandWiki:Policies|PortlandWiki Policies]] - Best practices to follow when adding content.
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* [[PortlandWiki:Administrators|Administrators]] - Names of some of PortlandWiki's more active admins, what they do, and how to contact PortlandWiki.
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* [[PortlandWiki:Article ideas|Article ideas]] - Suggest an article topic, or find an article to start building!
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* [[Special:ShortPages|Add Content Here!]] - Help PortlandWiki flesh out skimpy articles crying out for your content contributions.
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'''<big>[[PortlandWiki:Tell us how you found out about this site|Tell us how you found out about PortlandWiki!]]</big>'''
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| <big>'''Interested in the [[PW:Barnraising|PortlandWiki Barnraising event]]?'''</big>
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PortlandWiki's [[PW:Barnraising|Barnraising event]] is where ''you'' help decide which improvements to PortlandWiki are most urgently needed, and then help make them!
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'''''[[PortlandWiki:About|PortlandWiki]] is built by you.''' Just [[Special:UserLogin|login]] and click the "<span class="plainlinks">[http://portlandwiki.org/index.php?title=PortlandWiki&action=edit Improve]</span>" button at the top of any page and share your knowledge.''
  
* '''Where''': [[Central Library]]
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* '''When''': Saturday March 5, 2pm - 5pm
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Keep checking this space, details will be posted as soon as we get them! Event planning is here on the wiki and open to all to view and edit, at [[PortlandWiki:Barnraising]]!
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== Places to go near Portland ==
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[[File:Largest-frying-pan.JPG‎|thumb|Long Beach, Washington: Convenient Portland getaway and home to the "[[World's Largest Frying Pan|world's largest frying pan]]."]]
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* Visit beautiful [[Timberline Lodge]], a National Historic Landmark. The lodge was constructed in the late '30s as a [[Works Progress Administration]] (WPA) project during the Great Depression.
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* Ski the slippery slopes of [[Mt. Hood]].
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* Explore the active volcano at [[Mt. St. Helens]].
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* Meander along the [[Pacific Coast]], less than a two day power walk from Portland.
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* During [[Cascadia]]'s wet months, succumb to a weekend bender in [[Bend]], where the sun ''do'' shine most o' the time.
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* Spend the July 4th holiday in [[Long Beach]], [[Washington]], a pinnacle of patriotism and home to the [[World's Largest Frying Pan]].
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* Find your perfect [[Halloween]] pumpkin at the [[Pumpkin Patch]]!
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* And don't forget about [[Oxbow Regional Park]]. According to PortlandWiki News, it's "[[Old_news#Monday_.7C_September_6.2C_2010|a wonderful place to raise your homeless family]]"!
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== Things to see in Portland ==
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[[File:Horse-spotting.JPG‎|thumb|[[Horse_rings|Horse spotting!]] Just one of many fun activities you can do in Portland!]]
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* Check out [[Ground Kontrol]], a classic arcade and bar. Ground Kontrol is all-ages from Noon - 5pm daily, and 21+ only after 5pm nightly.
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* Drop by the [[Living Room Theater]] to check out a show.
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* If you are not into movies and want a cool hangout, drop by [[Backspace]].
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* [[Art]]! The first week of the month offers [[First Thursday]]. Browse through the many art galleries throughout gritty [[Old Town]] and the shiny and plasticine [[Pearl District]].
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* Meander through the [[Portland Police Historical Museum]].
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* Walk through the [[South Park Blocks]], which run through the [[Portland State University]] campus.
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* [[Green industry]] - In Portland it's easy being green.
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* [[Huber's Café]] - For Portland's oldest restaurant, every day is Thanksgiving.
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* [[Swifts]] - A stunning aerial performance visible any September evening in Northwest Portland.
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* [[Personal Telco]] - Portland's answer (so far) to "Internet as [[public utility]]."
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* [[Yellow Bike Project]] - (Pictured here in black 'n' white.) A community cycling "first."
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* [[Charles Olds]] - Olds shot a man "just to watch him ...uh... succumb from injuries suffered as a result of an act of manslaughter."
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* [[CivicApps]] - An open data / open source project sponsored by several Portland-area government agencies.
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* [[Portlandia]] - The second largest hammered copper statue in America! (The largest is the Statue of Liberty.)
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* [[East 82nd Avenue]] - A major North-South arterial on Portland's Eastside. Gateway to [[Felony Flats]].
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== [[Things to do|Things to do in Portland]] ==
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[[File:Monday Meet May 3 2010.JPG|thumb|[[User:Kotra|Kotra]], [[MarkDilley|Mark]] and [[User:WardCunningham|Ward]] wrangle wild wikis at [[Backspace|Backspace Cafe]].]]
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* Solitary ad''vice'': [[DIY|Do something yourself]].
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* Chug a barrel o' locally brewed [[Microbrew|microbrew]].
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[[File:Single-Bowl-Bubbler-NW-18th-NW-Couch.JPG‎|thumb|'''Gargle some holy water.''' Single bowl [[Bubblers|Benson Bubbler]] on corner of NW Couch St & NW 18th Ave. Near entrance of [[Saint Mary's Cathedral]], Portland.]]
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* Lasso unruly bookworms at [[Powell's Books]].
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* Entertain the wildlife in beautiful [[Forest Park]].
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* [[Walks|Walk]] around [[Old Town/Chinatown|Old Town]].
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* Bike along [[Waterfront Park]].
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* Stage a peace rally at [[Pioneer Square]].
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* Skate on thin ice at [[Lloyd Center]]'s [[Ice Rink]].
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* Make your way through town riding the [[MAX]].
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* [http://wizbangpop.com/2010/06/20/naked-bike-ride-through-portland-oregon-ends-in-serious-accident.php Risk your hide] in [[Portland]]'s [[Naked Bike Ride|naked bike ride]]!
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* Waive your hands in the air "like you just don't care" at a live [[music|concert]].
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* Get religion by becoming a "[[Portland Trail Blazers|Blazer Believer]]."
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* Shamelessly show off your naked feet by hiking barefoot with [[Portland Barefoot Hikers]].
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=== Government ===
 
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[[The game of go]]
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[[Companies]]
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[[For sale]]
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[[Wanted]]
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=== Activism ===
 
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* [[Occupy Portland]]
[[B2B]]
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[[Green industry]]
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[[Cleantech]]
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[[Sustainable technologies]]
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[[High tech]]
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[[Taxis]]
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=== History ===
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=== Business ===
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* [[Startup]]
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* [[Bridgetown Bucks]]
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