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Things To Do This Weekend

This weather is nothing short of glorious—and it’s supposed to last all weekend. Enjoy the heck out of it while we have it. As usual, we’ve got suggestions for things to do below.

Press Cider at Portland Nursery

The apple press will be running through October 27. Bring your own apples (and container!) or pick up apples and pears for just .69 per pound at Portland Nursery on Stark or Division. Both stores have old favorites (Braeburns, Jonagolds) plus regional winners (Mutsu, Swiss Gourmet) and several varieties of pears.

Breakfast/Brunch at Jam on Hawthorne

If pancakes are good and waffles are better, then French toast, especially when it’s made with thick slices of challah bread and a Grand Marnier-infused batter, may be best of all—which is exactly why you need to ask for a plate when dropping by Jam because that’s how the kitchen makes it. If you’re not in the mood for sweet—and trust us, with its liberal dusting of powdered sugar More…

Learn to Naturescape

Learn how to design a low-maintenance, chemical-free landscape that conserves water and minimizes pollution, all while saving you time, money and energy! You’ll get natural gardening and landscape design tips, take a field trip to a nearby naturescaped garden, and receive a comprehensive workbook and a native plant to get started! Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Happy Hour at The Fireside

If you’re able to duck out of work early enough to take advantage of this city’s many happy hours, you’re not just lucky—you’re spoiled. That’s because Portland chefs plan and execute their menus with careful precision, and the folks in The Fireside’s kitchen are no exception to this rule of thumb. Here, you can bite into a Hunter sandwich (roast beef, mushrooms, arugula and horseradish aioli, served with a side of fries), More…

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