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When they weren't busy winning Ironman triathlons and coaching athletes to national success, the trainers behind Multisports.com spent their time like many Americans: hanging out with their favorite pooches. Eventually, the team found a way to incorporate their four-legged friends into their runs, as well. Thus, the Petco 5K9 Walk Run was born. Now a national series of 1-mile and 5K runs, the dog-friendly events promote outdoor activity while raising funds for local animal welfare groups with the help of the Petco Foundation. In addition to hitting the course with their pets, participants can also discover the latest exercise innovations during a visit to the event's health and fitness expo.
North Lombard and N Woolsey
Portland,
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From her days in the Navy to a love for yoga, Terri Chadney has always been into fitness. In 1994, she and her husband, Jay, opened West Coast Fitness to share that passion with her old neighborhood, which until then did not have a gym. "She wanted to reinvest in the neighborhood," Jay says. Here, the duo leads a staff of experienced trainers, who do everything from one-on-one training to group fitness classes such as yoga and spinning. As the yoga director, Terri requires that each yoga instructor have at least five years of teaching experience, thorough training, and a perfect letter B imitation. The rest of the staff boasts similar credentials, such as the Zumba instructor who has been dancing professionally for most of her life. And because they're not contractors, the trainers care about every aspect of the gym, not just making a sale. "They really invest themselves with the members," says Jay, "Our [trainers] come in, hang out, take classes, bring their dog." For Jay and Terri, the most rewarding part of owning West Coast Fitness has been "seeing changes in the members," says Jay. He sees members who are in better shape than when they first joined 15 years ago—and Terri loves to see the seniors in her yoga classes up on their feet and doing strength-training exercises after coming in with crutches or walkers. The St. John's location's spinning studio includes a 6-foot screen, sending riders on virtual trips via instructive DVDs even when a class isn't in session. Members can also log in to ActivTrax online or at the clubs' kiosks for custom workouts based on their goals and experience, as well as meal planning and progress tracking. The staff members engage parents' little ones with baby-sitting services in a colorful playroom. They have also stocked the gyms with tanning booths, and massage therapists help soothe stress and exercise-induced aches; the saunas and HydroMassage beds also help members unwind.
7522 N Lombard St
Portland,
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For a quick bite to eat in Portland's St. Johns neighborhood, Leisure Public House's menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Be sure to complete your meal at Leisure Public House with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Leisure Public House's wifi. The patio tables outside of Leisure Public House are the perfect spot for a summer meal. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Leisure Public House also offers catering. You can also grab your grub to go. null You can eat for next to nothing at Leisure Public House, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15.
8002 North Lombard Street
Portland,
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Do things a little different at The Foggy Notion. Drink some beers. Listen to some music. Play some pinball. Wait, was that skeeball? It is all acceptable and encouraged at the Foggy Notion. The North Portland lounge is a little ‘off the beaten path,’ but sometimes getting lost is a good thing. They have food at The Foggy Notion and a jukebox--that is, if there isn’t a band playing. The people there are nice, so you’ll be amongst good company. Might as well find a seat and get comfortable. Attention, tattoo fans: if it’s a Tuesday and you're inked up, they’ll even give you a free drink. The Foggy Notion is that place you don’t remember, but you never forget.
3416 N Lombard St
Portland,
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For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub is a top pick. McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. The bar at McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Eat out with the little ones at McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub's outdoor patio. You won't feel cramped at McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. Customers here often groove to live music or a DJ. Pump up your night with performances from McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub's live DJs. Musical groups perform live at McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub, so tables can perk up with some tunes. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. Dogs are welcome at McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub, so feel free to bring Fido along. The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Getting your food to go is also an option. Catering services are also available. null Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at McMenamins St Johns Theater and Pub.
8203 N Ivanhoe St
Portland,
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Fresh off a hit debut album?which saw airplay in the US and 11 other countries?and a recent sophomore album, Ryan Meagher (pronounced ?Marr?) is making serious waves in the jazz community. Lauded by publications such as JazzTimes and Cadence Magazine, Meagher fills his compositions with traditionally jazzy melodies and contemporary rock influences. He honed his chops with a music scholarship to San Diego State University, as well as by playing with legendary jazz musicians such as Wynton Marsalis. He proceeded to earn a Master of Music from the University of Nevada?Reno, and now splits his time between the East and West Coasts where he teaches and focuses on creating what he describes as ?jazz music for the indie rocker.?
1334 NW 25th AveSte 201
Portland,
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