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Green energy advocates keep it positive

sceneblogbwUniversity of Portland’s Buckley Center was filled with eager students, professionals and community members last weekend for a conference titled “Transforming Our Energy Futures.” The event painted a rosy picture of progress for alternative energy initiatives across the region - in spite of both federal and state inability to pass key energy legislation.

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On the Scene: Tourism recovering in Portland

sceneblogbwTravel Portland President and CEO Jeff Miller presented his annual State of the Industry talk over breakfast on February 17 at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland. Spirits were high as Miller provided a bright outlook for the industry that finally began to recover in 2010 after suffering during the economic downturn.

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On The Scene: The Oregon Zoo

sceneblogbwThe director of the Oregon Zoo, Kimberly Smith, spoke to City Club members last Friday, unveiling a variety of new initiatives for the state's most popular paid tourist attraction.
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On the Scene: Revenge of the Electric Car

sceneblogbwPortland State University and Portland General Electric brought filmmaker Chris Paine to Portland Thursday as part of the day-long forum on the future of electric cars at the 2011 Portland International Auto Show. The director of 2006's award-winning "Who Killed the Electric Car?" presented an audience of several hundred people with a carload of ideas.

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On the Scene: Bushwhacker Cidery

sceneblogbwA longtime staple of pubs in England, alcoholic cider also has a long tradition in the U.S. That is why Johnny Appleseed planted his seeds, after all. And now the nation's first modern ciderhouse has landed smack dab in brewery-centric Portland.
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On the Scene: leadership summit returns

sceneblogbwThe Oregon Business Plan's seventh annual leadership summit got under way this morning with the theme of breaking from business as usual. This theme comes despite major similarities between the state economy now in 2010 and in 2002 when the first summit was held.

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On the Scene at Emma

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Ever wonder what the deal is with that building on East Burnside that features three images of a woman wearing glasses, accompanied simply by the word "Emma?"

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On The Scene: The Portland Bottom Line

sceneblogbwMercy Corps held a book release party Wednesday for the launch of "The Portland Bottom Line: Practices for Your Small Business from America's Hotbed of Sustainability." The book was the brainchild of Peter Korchnak, and it features 51 stories from small business owners with a focus on sustainability.
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On the Scene: Notes from a cliffhanger

sceneblogbwThe race for governor remains too close to call after a wild night that saw Republicans dominate nationally and Democrats fight to hold their ground in Oregon.

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On The Scene: Portland gets its app on

sceneblogbwPortland celebrated this week the second round of its CivicApps project, an open source design contest for smart phone applications using Portland data sets to address civic issues.

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