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Revision as of 10:12, 29 August 2010

Welcome to PortlandWiki

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Welcome to sunny Portland!

PortlandWiki is an up-and-coming city wiki for Portland, Oregon that you are invited to contribute to! A city wiki (or civic wiki) is a website about a town, city or region, that anyone can contribute to. PortlandWiki welcomes content contributions and editorial assistance from anyone interested in building an outstanding knowledge base and community resource for the Rose City.

PortlandWiki aims to represent the "voice of Portland" by providing a citizen-generated news and information resource, and a knowledge "hub" and historical archive for Portland, Oregon and our surrounding region. This project is new and encourages your participation! So what are you waiting for? Start typin' if you want to help out: register an account, explore, and add anything you think is useful. You can also click "edit" to make improvements without logging in, if you like. Then come back often and see what others have added.

PortlandWiki grows and thrives with your input, and with contributions from people like you. You are invited to participate in one of our PortlandWiki "edit parties" every Monday evening. Check out our Monday Meets page to find out when and where you can attend the next one. As participation grows in size and diversity, PortlandWiki becomes more interesting, useful and fun!

PortlandWiki turns one year old on September 28, 2010. By contributing to this web site, you have a wonderful opportunity to add your "voice" to this unique community resource. We look forward to building this wiki with you! Getting together with others to work on PortlandWiki is a great way to discuss contribution ideas, get help with figuring out "wiki text," and have fun! We also discuss PortlandWiki at WikiWednesdays, which are also free and open to anyone. Come on by and join PortlandWiki's unique civic society of knowledge builders!

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Featured Articles

Getting Involved With PortlandWiki

Please visit one or more of the links below to find out more about how you can help build PortlandWiki.

  • Introduction - Learn more about how to use PortlandWiki: how to read it, how to write for it!
  • Wiki Page Basics - Quick tips on writing a basic PortlandWiki page.
  • Community Portal - Where we discuss what is needed to make PortlandWiki succeed.
  • PortlandWiki Policies - Best practices to follow when adding content.
  • Administrators - Names of some of PortlandWiki's more active admins, what they do, and how to contact PortlandWiki.
  • Article ideas - Suggest an article topic, or find an article to start building!
  • Add Content Here! - Help Portland Wiki flesh out these content-poor pages.


Places to go near Portland

Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and the Pacific Coast are all within a two hour drive from Portland. These are all great places to be during the few months of the year when it is not raining - basically, July 4th - October 4th.


Things to see in Portland

Start Downtown and visit the Ground Kontrol for a great experience for the kids, at any age, or drop by the Living Room Theater to check out a show. If you are not into movies and want a cool hangout, drop by Backspace.


The first week of the month offers First Thursday. Head towards Fareless Square for many galleries, then onward to the Portland Police Historical Museum for historical events known as the start of the Portland State University campus.

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Friday | August 27, 2010

Horse teams and hand tools--that's how streets were built a hundred years ago.

Ninety-Seven Year-Old "Green Jobs" Initiative
These employed folks (and their horses too!) from nearly a century ago already had "green jobs." Then cars came along and ruined everything.
Go to story: N Jonesmore Street, 1913

Thursday | August 26, 2010

Burnt Coal Fires Up Young Artists
Kids tell Oregon’s Boardman Coal Plant to walk the plank.
Go to story: In Portland, Students and the Community “Paint Past Coal”

Wednesday | August 25, 2010

Canine Cops To Sniff Rails From Portland To Seattle
Amtrak's Vernae Graham claims doggy detectives to thrust noses into "all sorts of illegal substances."
Go to story: Amtrak Goes to the Dogs

Tuesday | August 24, 2010

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Portland Casinos Await Voter Approval
Measure 75's passage will bring gambling halls to Multnomah County dog tracks. Coming next: dens of iniquity and houses of ill repute.
Go to story: Ore. casino backers drop lawsuit, voters to decide

Monday | August 23, 2010

Pakistan Flood Relief: Be The Change
As Pakistan's "epic floods" continue, Portland's Mercy Corps dives in.
Go to story: Project: Pakistan Flooding - Mercy Corps is providing clean water, staple foods and clean-up tools to families affected by massive flooding in Pakistan, which has killed at least 1,600 people and affected 20 million people.

Sunday | August 22, 2010

Portland's fake Jimi Hendrix poses with Vancouver B.C.'s actual blonde.

Vancouver B.C. Blonde Does Her Part To Help "Keep Portland Weird"
Beer, Jimmy Hendrix and a "sunny and stinking hot" Saturday Market are all part of her plan.
Go to story: Perfectly Portland

Saturday | August 21, 2010

Portland's Mayor Takes Aim At Loose Cannons
Mayor Sam Adams asks openly female city attorney to come up with new strategies for reducing gun violence in city. Local firearm fanatic Kevin Starrett derides proposal as "a desperate move by a disgraced mayor."
Go to story: Portland Mayor Proposes Gun Restrictions After Rash Of Shootings

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