You may not know it, but on Saturday mornings, the Park Blocks outside the Smith Memorial Student Union and Neuberger Hall transforms into a foodie’s paradise. Picture it: heaps of organic vegetables and fruit—picked that morning—mounds of musky mushrooms and loads of loaves, dusty with flour and still warm from the bakery.
We are lucky to live in a city that can marry eating, to a fun night out on the town (drinking), without robbing us too much of our hard-earned cash. The trouble actually is: Where do we go? With so many great places to eat and drink, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are a few old Portland stand-by eateries. The trouble actually is: Where do we go? With so many great places to eat and drink, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are a few old Portland stand-by eateries.
Soon, immediate family members of deceased soldiers and disabled veterans hurt or killed since Sept. 11 will likely qualify for a tuition waiver at Oregon University System schools and Oregon Health and Sciences University. Senate Bill 1066, introduced by Gov. Ted Kulongoski, has been approved by Oregon legislators and awaits the governor’s signature.
If the idea of French music makes you think of a pleasant combination of romance and passion, finished off with a dash of pretense, you may want to go check out the ballet this weekend.
For senior Melyssa Sharp, free time is a luxury she hasn’t had in a long time. As a single parent to a 10-year-old son, Sharp has three part-time jobs and is a full-time Portland State student. For Portland State’s student parents, successfully juggling the demands of family, work, finances and school can be a constant challenge–and some say it’s often schoolwork that gets left for last.
Deciding to eat healthy doesn’t mean re-making your entire diet. There are a handful of changes you can make right now to get yourself on track, and fortunately, they are inexpensive, quick and relatively easy.
The director of the University Studies mentor program was fired from her position last week, and says she plans to file a grievance with the Portland State faculty union because of her termination.
It’s been more than six months since Aramark returned to the Portland State campus, and finally they’ve gotten comfortable in their freshly remodeled food court in the Smith Student Union. During all the fanfare that marked their arrival, Aramark promised improvements in food consistency, affordability and even more efficiently planned space for the students, faculty and staff who eat there regularly. But have they delivered?
Portland Mayor Tom Potter called for the city’s residents to help improve public high schools by volunteering as mentors to students and donating money to expand classes in his annual State of the City address Friday.
Sure, it looks like a restaurant. It may even smell like a darn good one at that. But, it is not. Food for Thought, Portland State’s cooperatively run vegetarian cafe, is actually a glorified bake sale. As a student group, the finances rely heavily on a hefty wedge of the student fee pie to continue to operate smoothly.
Students will pay less for a few items at the Aramark food court this term after the company conducted research that revealed their prices on those foods were too high, according to the company.