Marijuana wedding expo coming to Portland | OregonLive.com

Getting married is, allegedly, super stressful. There’s the planning and the seating charts and the whole thing where you spend your life savings on a party you won’t even remember. But in Oregon at least, you can now legally add a little relaxing agent to the mix: cannabis.

On March 26, the Cannabis Wedding Expo is coming to Portland to show you just how you can add legal weed to your celebration of love.

The event, which is 21 and over, will be held at The Left Bank Annex. It costs $10 to attend, which is basically the same as the Portland Bridal Show, which begins Feb. 25 at the Convention Center, but probably won’t feature much in the way of weed.

The expo promises to help 4:20-friendly couples discover “custom hemp wedding dresses, cannabis floral arrangements, cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, photographers, transportation companies and more.”

In Portland specifically, they will be “be

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Everyday People: Couple fills niche with taxi, coffee shop

Richard Afornorpe stands by his Downtown Coffee Shop taxi.

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Richard Afornorpe stands by his Downtown Coffee Shop taxi.


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Kristina and Richard Afornorpe in the Downtown Coffee Shop.

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Kristina and Richard Afornorpe in the Downtown Coffee Shop.


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Richard Afornorpe

Richard Afornorpe

Native Ghanaian Richard Afornorpe jaunted along the famous Portland International Airport carpet in 2002 to meet his future wife, Kristina, and her family.

They had met on a dating site while he still lived in Ghana. After

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2017 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is the big hoss of GM’s luxury lineup. It’s more than just the high-falutin’ version of the Suburbans, Tahoes, and Yukons that almost rival it for luxury fittings; it’s probably the most recognizable Cadillac on the road today, thanks as much to its beveled edges to its imposing stance.

Available in base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum configurations, the Escalade goes from well to lavishly equipped with the tick of a few option boxes. 

The Escalade earns an impressive 7.7 on our overall scale thanks to its comfort and surprising performance. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

There’s no question that the Escalade boasts more bravado than just about anything else to ever hit the road, but this latest SUV is far more luxurious, refined, and capable than ever before. Straddling the line between tasteful and excessive, the Escalade’s unmistakable style is evident from every angle. At its

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Marijuana wedding expo coming to Portland

Getting married is, allegedly, super stressful. There’s the planning and the seating charts and the whole thing where you spend your life savings on a party you won’t even remember. But in Oregon at least, you can now legally add a little relaxing agent to the mix: cannabis.

On March 26, the Cannabis Wedding Expo is coming to Portland to show you just how you can add legal weed to your celebration of love.

The event, which is 21 and over, will be held at The Left Bank Annex. It costs $10 to attend, which is basically the same as the Portland Bridal Show, which begins Feb. 25 at the Convention Center, but probably won’t feature much in the way of weed.

The expo promises to help 4:20-friendly couples discover “custom hemp wedding dresses, cannabis floral arrangements, cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, photographers, transportation companies and more.”

In Portland specifically, they will be “be

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2017/02/marijuana_wedding_expo_coming.html

Guess who’s buying tiny Tiller, Oregon?

By now the whole world knows that the entire southern Oregon town of Tiller was up for sale. What’s not known is the name or intentions of the buyer.

After news about the opportunity to purchase a slice of the American dream with little red tape went viral earlier this month, offers and ideas started pouring in.

The sleepy town once dominated by the logging industry could be anyone’s with $3.85 million and a plan to retain the quiet ambiance and not disrupt the lives of the 250 people who live nearby, according to listing agent Garrett Zoller.

Three solid offers shot in quickly, and they’re still rolling in.

Zoller of Medford-based Land and Wildlife realty received inquiries from Chinese investors and California developers. A man in New Jersey, hoping to escape the East Coast rat race, wanted to put together a group of friends to buy the unincorporated

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North Carolina dominates NCAA Final Four talk across country; Oregon tied for last place

Everybody loves a winner, which must be why the University of North Carolina is dominating Final Four-related Google searches in almost every state. The Tar Heels have won five NCAA tournament titles, most recently in 2009. All-time greats such as Michael Jordan have laced them up for ol’ UNC. The late Dean Smith, who coached at the school for more than 30 years, is one of college basketball’s towering figures.

Then there are the three other teams. Little Gonzaga University in out-of-the-way Spokane has been a tournament regular for more than a decade, but this is the Bulldogs’ first appearance in the Final Four. It’s the top-searched team in all of two states: home-state Washington and neighboring Idaho.

The University of Oregon and the University of South Carolina, the Final Four’s underdogs, only win the search race in their own states. Oregon is in its first national semifinal since it won the

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Portland’s biggest Pokemon tournament draws nostalgia, world-class competitors

A few years ago, Sam Hough traveled to Utah for a one-week family vacation.

At least that’s what he told classmates who didn’t press the issue.

He didn’t want to make a big deal about it, but had anyone, Hough would have told the truth: He was at a Pokemon tournament, competing at one of the highest levels in the franchise’s trading card game.

On Saturday, Hough was at it again in the Oregon Convention Center, joining 615 other Pokemon enthusiasts determined to be the very best. (Like no one ever was.)

He’s been at it since he was 9.

Now 17, the Grant High School junior is known as one of the top Pokemon players in the world. The set of cards he used in the 2016 master’s division championship is even displayed on the game’s official website.

What’s more, there’s video of Hough’s matches on YouTube.

Hough’s more open about the hobby now. That’s not altogether surprising —

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$250M party house is the most expensive home for sale in US

by: AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press
Updated: Feb 10, 2017 – 10:11 AM




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LOS ANGELES (AP) – At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood

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Cadillac’s Escalade provides comfort, convenience for the entire (big) family

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By G. CHAMBERS WILLIAMS III

The Cadillac Escalade was completely redesigned last year. It comes with a new 6.2-liter, 420-horsepower V-8 engine, connected to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Cadillac Escalade was completely redesigned last year. It comes with a new 6.2-liter, 420-horsepower V-8 engine, connected to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The newest generation of Cadillac’s full-size SUV, the Escalade, came to market just last year, featuring more of what has always made it popular: luxury, versatility and styling. It’s also more fuel-efficient.

For 2016, the only changes are the addition of standard Lane Keep Assist on all trim levels; enhanced CUE infotainment features, including Apple CarPlay capability; and four new exterior colors: Gray Silk Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Crystal White Tricoat and Dark Emerald Metallic.

A product of the General Motors Arlington plant along with its siblings, the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC

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The 2018 Tahoe RST is the muscle car of Chevy SUVs

Chevrolet is adding some muscle to its full-size family truck.

The Tahoe is now available with GM’s 420 hp 6.2-liter V8, which was previously reserved for SUV duty in the GMC Acadia Denali and Cadillac Escalade. The current Tahoe tops out with a 355 hp 5.3-liter V8.

It comes in a performance package offered on the sporty new Tahoe RST model, which features black trim, a body colored grille surround, and a set of eye-popping 22-inch rims. A Suburban RST is also offered with only the appearance updates.

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Along with the engine, the package brings GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, a sport-tuned version of its Magnetic Ride Control active suspension and a free-flowing Borla exhaust system. Chevy claims the pipes boost the amount of power that makes it to the rear wheels by as much as 10 hp and help the Tahoe RST

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