Back in the Blog Saddle

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I’m happy to be back on the blog after being ousted by Fiona! But now I’m back, and first off, I would like to congratulate Jesse and Fiona Yun on the birth of their daughter, Avani, the newest Yun! I would also like to congratulate William Sampson and his wife Elizabeth on their newborn boy, Darwin, as well. Continue reading Back in the Blog Saddle

Organic Beer Blog

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As I write this and look out at the rain-soaked landscape here at ecoShuttle, I can’t help but pine for those days of sunshine and beer that are just around the corner in Portland. While the weather isn’t here just yet, I would like to list some delicious ORGANIC beers that are available in the Portland area, as well as some local brewpubs featuring organic beers that you can visit either on your own or as part of an ecoShuttle brew tour that we would love to help put together for you. Continue reading Organic Beer Blog

Rainbow Wedding Blog

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Happy Friday! How the days are just flying by, it’s unbelievable. I just recently attended Basic Rights Oregon’s LGBT Wedding Expo on behalf of ecoShuttle and I had a great time (http://www.kgw.com/lifestyle/Portland-hosts-same-sex-wedding-expo-139657403.html). We had a drawing for 6 hours of free wedding transportation and the lucky winner was Christoph Long. Christoph and his partner are getting married in 2013 and we are so happy to be working with them on their wedding transportation. Congratulations, guys!  Continue reading Rainbow Wedding Blog

Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tasting

Happy Fall Season blog readers!

I don’t know about you, but I’m already excited about tearing into a massive Thanksgiving Day feast!  But lo and behold, there is much more to Thanksgiving Day than just eating and watching football (at least for some of us).  If you are trying to change things up this coming Thanksgiving Day weekend, there is a cornucopia of wine tasting Continue reading Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tasting

Sustainable Wine Tasting This Thanksgiving

Hey Everyone!  If you’re wondering what to do this Thanksgiving, you ought to consider checking out some sustainable wine tasting options at Sokol Blosser (http://sokolblosser.com/) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (http://wvv.com/), our good friends in wine country!

Standing Room Only?

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Mark is back on the blog this week.  Fiona did a great job last week with her account of picking up garbage from the Willamette River, thanks Fiona!

One part of my job involves mapping things out on Google maps.  Like most people, I prefer the hybrid map that shows street names across satellite images.  One thing I keep noticing is how developed everything is, and how new developments keep popping up.  It makes me wonder; where are all of the animals hanging out?  Continue reading Standing Room Only?

What’s Trending in Trashion?

 

What’s Trending in Trashion?

Hey Gang!  This week I’d like to focus some attention on an interesting effort to reuse junk and make it into fashionable clothing, otherwise known as “Junk to Funk” (http://junktofunk.org/index.php).  Junk to Funk is part visual/performance art, part fashion, part sustainability education, and part entertainment. Continue reading What’s Trending in Trashion?

Waterfront Blues Fest

 

This year’s Waterfront Blues Festival will mark ecoShuttle’s 5th year sponsoring the event (http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/).  The company is sponsoring headliner Maceo Parker (http://maceoparker.com/), which means someone from the company will get to introduce his set!  Maceo started out playing with James Brown, and then he played with George Clinton’s Mothership.  After that collaboration, he teamed up with another former Parliament member, Bootsy Collins in his group, Bootsy’s Rubber Band.  We’re excited to see this guy! Continue reading Waterfront Blues Fest

Better Living? You bet!

 

            Hello blog readers!  I hope that any of you who made it to the Better Living Show this weekend had a great time.  On behalf of all the ecoShuttle family that was there, I have to say we had a great time commiserating with everyone, and checking out new green products and innovations.  I personally was excited to see the Nissan Leaf in person.  Have I mentioned that ecoShuttle is getting one?  I’m sure that I have, but just for good measure, we’re getting a leaf!  I have to also say that next to the Leaf was an old 1960’s MGB that had been converted into an electric vehicle, and it was sharp looking! Continue reading Better Living? You bet!