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2009-12-15 07:01:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbox Republic, the private network for people of all orientations, relationship combinations and lifestyles to meet online and in person, has added top regional nightlife venues to its fast-growing partner network. These partnerships begin an international program to connect and socialize local communities of like-minded people. New partners include Vibe Entertainment, 1015 Folsom, 103 Harriet, 111 Minna Gallery, and Paradise Lounge in San...

2009-11-24 09:53:00

TUALATIN, Ore., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday shoppers looking for green gifts can add to their list the new +ECO Solar Weather Clock and +ECO Solar Weather Station from Oregon Scientific (www2.oregonscientific.com). The sleek, eco-friendly clock and weather station are must-haves for gadget gurus and make practical gifts for just about anyone on your holiday gift list, especially the eco-conscious. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091124/NE16613 ) Each of the new +ECO...

2009-11-10 13:21:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InstantAction, a leading online gaming platform that brings AAA-quality games to the web and social networks, today announced plans to hire positions in product management, marketing, account management, web development, quality assurance, and operations in its Portland office. As one of the fastest-growing new gaming development platforms on the web, InstantAction is expanding and looking to increase its current workforce by 25 percent....

2009-10-19 04:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated marketing communications firm Koopman Ostbo (KO) has been named agency of record for the Agri-Business Council of Oregon. The agency will develop a comprehensive marketing communications program highlighting the importance of agriculture in Oregon. A campaign will be developed and unveiled at the Agri-Business Council's annual Denim & Diamonds gala event on Nov. 20. "The selection committee was really impressed with Koopman...

2009-09-28 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa, located in NW Portland, announces the opening the first spa in the Portland International Airport this coming fall. After an extensive interview and proposal process, The Dragontree was selected based on their established history of providing exceptional therapeutic services, commitment to being a sanctuary from the stresses of life, and dedication to reflecting Portland's values of ecological consciousness and...

2009-09-17 06:40:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A combination of wine and mystery threads Judy Nedry's delightful new release, "An Unholy Alliance" (published by iUniverse). Initially, Ms. Nedry was inspired to write about the major changes she witnessed in the Northwest wine industry in the late 1980s where it was only a matter of time before the bucolic, idyllic landscape changed. Instead, what followed was a work of fiction about the Oregon wine industry, one that involves amateur sleuth Emma...

2009-09-08 07:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), a leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the entertainment and advertising industries, today announced that Bill Livek, the company's Chief Executive Officer, will present an overview of the company at the Kaufman Brothers 12th Annual Investor Conference on September 10, 2009 at the W Hotel in New York. The company's presentation is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. ET. About Rentrak Corporation...

2009-09-04 09:03:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing service, has outfitted nine Portland vehicles with complementary bike racks, and 40 vehicles with federal Northwest Forest Passes and / or Oregon State Park Passes. As with all Zipcars, these vehicles include gas, insurance and 180 miles of driving, and are parked in nearby, convenient locations. What: 9 Zipcars -- Subaru Imprezas and Outbacks -- have been outfitted with Yakima bike racks through the fall...

2009-08-20 12:51:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. ranked Centerstance #20 in Oregon and #1177 nationally on its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. As a leading expert in Technology and Business consulting services in the Pacific Northwest, Centerstance provides business strategy and technology consulting to clients in a...

2009-08-11 07:45:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Safe Routes to School Conference, promoting walking and biking to school, takes place in Portland, Oregon on August 19-21, 2009. Themed "Two Steps Ahead," the national conference highlights how Safe Routes to School programs are changing the habits of an entire generation and keeping thousands of families ahead of health, traffic safety, and environmental concerns. "A simple intervention like walking to school is a climate change...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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