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March Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Mar 1, 2017 in Featured, Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Mar 4-5: America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show http://christinepalmer.net/ Great vintage items from every year, brought to you by courteous and knowledgeable dealers from all over the US. Toys from the 1880’s – 1970’s, period furniture and lighting, estate & costume jewelry, pop culture and so much more.   Mar 8-12: Portland Metro Dealers RV Show http://www.portlandmetrorv.com/ The Portland Metro RV Dealers Association rolls into the Expo Center for the 59th annual RV show. Whether you are looking to rest and relax or hit the road and adventure, this event won’t disappoint. Step inside and tour a recreational vehicle that fits you and your family.   Mar 11: The Portland Women’s Expo 2017 http://www.pdxwomensexpo.org This year The Portland Women’s Expo will feature 450 exhibitors, world class food & wine, exciting live music, massage garden, beauty bar,...

February Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Feb 1, 2017 in Featured, Portland | 0 comments

  Feb 1-5: 34th Reel Music https://nwfilm.org/festivals/34th-reel-music-festival/ This film and music festival is an annual showcase that explores the interplay between sound, image, music and culture. The festival features collections of vintage performances, documentaries, music videos, and animations. It also explores a wide variety of music genres including rock, blues, jazz, classical, opera and avant-garde.   Feb 1-26: The Tale of Sleeping Beauty http://nwcts.org/content/sleeping-beauty Northwest Children’s Theatre and School presents the world’s oldest and revered fairy tale: The Tale of Sleeping Beauty. But this time it has been taken over by a company of crazy bird puppets! These feathered friends will stop at nothing to step into the lime light and re-write history! Most enjoyed by ages 5 & up.   Feb 3-4: Portland Seafood & Wine Festival...

July Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jun 29, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

July 1-4: Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com Since 1988 the Oregon Food Bank has produced its largest fundraising event, the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival features 50 performances on four stages. Bring the family for the festival’s spectacular 4th of July fireworks show!   July 4: Pepsi 4th of July Spectacular http://oakspark.com/ Head to Oaks Amusement Park for Portland’s favorite 4th of July celebration! Featuring first come first serve access to all picnic areas, extended ride and roller skating hours and the city’s best fireworks display.   July 5 – Aug 30: Concerts in the square http://thesquarepdx.org/events For the 26th year in a row, Pioneer Courthouse Square will host Noon Tunes Concert Series by 101.9 KINK. Concerts are every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm – 1pm and feature dozens of artists. Nine of the concerts...

Is Your Real Estate Site Affected by Google’s Panda 4.0

By on Jun 18, 2014 in Blogging, Featured, National, Unlock Social Media | 2 comments

This latest Google update, Panda 4.0 was released on May 20, 2014, and it is going to affect the way Google ranks your real estate website. The update is geared towards leveling the playing field between the big box entities and smaller businesses. I think this is a good thing and it creates a lot of opportunity for the real estate blogger to rank higher. it’s all about the content, yet there’s a caveat… Google wants to improve the quality of search results by finding those sites that try to exploit keywords to snag searchers, and those sites that produce low quality content with little or no real value to the reader and lower their ranking. If you’re content is informative and true to its topic with unique and informative articles then you’re in luck, Google will reward you. Think about it. What does Google want? It wants purveyors of good content. Most people searching on...

5 Real Estate Apps for Home Buyers

By on Mar 18, 2014 in Featured, Mobile Apps, National, Tech Tips | 0 comments

Are you considering moving to a new home? If you are interested in checking out open houses for your new place, you are not alone. This can be an exciting yet stressful time simultaneously. However, you can minimize your stress by making things easier while looking for your new home. All you have to do is download a few helpful real estate apps to your smartphone or tablet. A recent study by the National Association of Realtors and Google have revealed that 68 percent of people looking to find a new home relied on these apps while searching for their next home. Zillow • Zillow is probably the perfect and one must have real estate app for everyone who is searching for a new home. It is an award winning app that gives you all the information you could possibly want about homes that are available. It uses your smartphone’s GPS to provide you with directions and provides you with...

LinkedIn: Visually Enhance Your Professional Profile

By on Mar 18, 2014 in Featured, LinkedIn, National, Unlock Social Media | 0 comments

The Professional Gallery feature on LinkedIn gives users the chance to enrich their profile with visual elements such as photos, audio recordings, presentations and videos. By making the right additions, you can display it, and not just say it from your LinkedIn Profile page. Here is how you can create an attractive portfolio that will amplify your networking possibilities. First Steps to Editing Your Professional Portfolio From your LinkedIn profile, select profile>edit mode. Next, go to your Experience, Education or Summary section and click on the button at the top for adding visual content. Depending on your plan, you can upload files or take content from URLs. Any content you add can also be changed later as necessary.   Embedding a Slideshow from SlideShare You can quickly add a slideshow to your profile using SlideShare. This is convenient if you’ve already used...