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That's U-Pack Moving in a nutshell! U-Pack is the perfect moving solution when you want the convenience of full-service movers combined with the cost savings of a rental truck. You pack and load, and we drive--it's that simple! U-Pack has nearly 300 locations to help you move nationwide.
Audubon Society of Portland's mission was solidified in 1902, when a few like-minded conservationists came together to found the organization. In their own words, this group set out "to use any and all lawful means for the protection of the wild birds and animals for the State of Oregon and elsewhere."
Their first success came quickly, when the Society helped pass the Model Bird Law in 1903, which protected native birds from being shot and sold. Since then, the Society has advocated for countless creatures, from northern spotted owls to wild salmon, the latter of which kind of look like birds if you squint really hard.
Today, the Society stands more than 14,000 strong. The support of these members helps maintain nature sanctuaries with hiking trails, fund educational initiatives, and run a care center. The care center is an especially vital resources, as it rehabilitates approximately 3,000 animals every year and responds to thousands of wildlife-related injuries.
Missing Sock Laundry’s staffers deftly cleanse clothes of dirt and grime using environmentally friendly materials. Customers drop off laundry and can either return later for pickup or arrange an at-home drop-off, freeing up precious time for careful observation of definitely living lawn gnomes. Regular laundry service ($1.50/lb.) restores most fabrics to immaculate form, and down-filled items ($3.50/lb.) receive special attention to maintain their signature fluffiness. Comforters and sleeping bags ($20 each) also undergo careful cleaning after being soiled by mud-wrestler roommates. Missing Sock Laundry's eco-friendly soap lifts away dirt without bruising nature with unsafe chemicals, and high-efficiency washers and dryers conserve water and electricity that can be later used to build a working hydroelectric dam.
dinner at your door was founded by owner Margot Feves, a chef who strives to prepare healthy, organic, locally sourced, and, above all, delicious meals to be delivered straight to the homes and mouths of busy folks around Portland. After you purchase your Groupon, you can schedule the pick-up or delivery of two balanced, well-portioned meals for two ($28 value per week). A new fall menu recently revealed its culinary colors; choose one salad, such as a fresh spinach mix with cranberries and feta, and one side dish, such as autumn squash with a hint of brown sugar for Jaggernauts everywhere. Enticing entrees include whole-wheat penne with ground turkey and autumn veggies, or sweet-and-savory pumpkin soup with a tinge of apples and curry. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are always available. Buy two Groupons and feed a family of four, or get one Groupon to satisfy two hungry people and their imaginary friends.
For the chefs at Ultimate Events Portland Inc., meals are only limited by two factors: the availability of seasonal ingredients and their own imaginations. The company specializes in in-home chef experiences, where seasoned culinarians design a customized three-course menu complete with wine pairings. Using the client's kitchen, they're able to craft dishes from around the world, drawing on the cooking techniques and flavors of Europe, the Middle East and Mediterranean, Asia, and America, in any combination. Ultimate Events Portland Inc. also caters large- and small-scale events, designing ornate centerpieces and place settings in addition to the colorful hors d'oeurvres and the main meal. Past projects have featured elaborate touches such as fountains, ice sculptures, and butlers who arrive via jetpack.
50 Plates celebrates the 50 states with an emphasis on using local, sustainable ingredients in its American fare. Each plate captures the nostalgia of a bygone American dish and reinvents it via applied phlebotinum. Naturally raised meats, sustainably caught fish, and cage-free chicken populate the menu of modern American comfort food. Start your meal with dirty-rice beignets ($8), bursting with the flavors of Andouille sausage and Creole tartar sauce, and Castroville artichoke rolls ($7) that ooze California chevre, roasted garlic, and avocado ranch. For the main course, a plate of Memphis-style boar ribs ($20) flanked by barbecue baked beans and Grandma Betty's potato salad will earn you an esteemed position in the clean plate club. If you're not as stuffed as a kleptomaniac senator's pockets, gird yourself for indulgent old-school desserts such as chocolate and peanut-butter pudding ($7) and devil's food cake slathered with fudge frosting ($8). Foodies can wash it all down with a signature cocktail from a selection of flag-waving American spirits such as bourbon and rye ($9 each).