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Services and Professionals in Portland (Companies And Services in Ask A Merchant) With so many professional services available, it's difficult to find the right service providers your your business. From accountants and attorneys, to business consultants and business development managers, the choices can be overwhelming. How do you know the services are reliable? How can you find the public relations agency that best represents your company? How do you know which recruiter can find you the best employees? With the Ask a Merchant directory, all the answers to your professional services questions, big or small, are just a click away. Expert merchants from the Portland Metro Area are ready to answer these questions. Visit askamerchant.com for answers to all your professional services questions.
 

Sherwood Country Club Destination Weddings

While researching and finding a suitable destination wedding location may seem overwhelming, there are some wedding halls that help relieve couples of a few other planning-related duties as well. At Sherwood Country Club, we offer a variety of full catering services in addition to providing you with an exquisite and romantic destination wedding location.

Built just outside of the beautiful and sunny Los Angeles, Sherwood Country Club resembles the historic and popular forest it was named after myriad years ago. Everything at Sherwood, from the beautiful Lake Sherwood, to the peaceful waterfall, to the vibrant-colored flowers, combine senses of romance and fantasy that can enhance the mood and presentation of your wedding.

Our catering services include your choice of individual meals or a set buffet, and our Executive Chef and Pastry Chef may even be able to accommodate any special requests or dietary needs. By allowing Sherwood Country Club to cater your wedding, you have one less decision to make, while making the most important decision of your life!

For additional information regarding Sherwood Country Club for a Southern California Wedding, please visit: www.SherwoodCountryClub.com

Invitation provided by Sherwood Country Club.
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An Affair to Remember

When you think about weddings or brides, you probably never think about the phrase An Affair to Remember. Well perhaps you should, if you're looking for a reliable and professional wedding planning service in Portland! An Affair to Remember specializing in wedding consultations and designs, creating the perfect wedding for any bride and groom. They take care of every potential wedding detail (including the texture of the bride's flower bouquet!), so that the happy couple can relax and enjoy what's to come without worrying about any of the planning.

If you want to have a wedding to remember, we recommend An Affair to Remember.

Places to Visit in Portland: An Affair to Remember*
Category: Event, Party, and Wedding Coordinators
*Editors Favorite
Sara Alamdar, AskAMerchant.com Editor

 

About Portland
Oregon’s largest city and the Pacific Northwest’s third largest, Portland boasts a population of approximately 2 million residents in the Portland Metropolitan Area.  Known as the “City of Roses” for its ideal climate for growing roses, Portland is also known for its many parks, public transportation system and the Trailblazers NBA basketball team.

Portland’s Location
Portland is located in Oregon state where the Willamette and Columbia rivers meet.

Portland’s Neighborhoods
Northwest Portland includes the Pearl District, Old Town Chinatown, the Northwest District, and various residential and industrial neighborhoods.

North Portland is a mixture of residential, commercial, and industrial areas.

Northeast Portland is made up of a diverse collection of neighborhoods, including exclusive residential areas and working-class neighborhoods.

Southeast Portland incorporates the warehouses along the Willamette through historic Ladd's Addition to the Hawthorne and Belmont districts and Gresham.

Portland’s Climate
Warm, sunny and dry during the summer with an average high of 81 degrees in July.
Winters are usually mild to chilly with moisture and a high of 46 degrees in January.
Average of 155 days a year with measurable precipitation.

Portland’s Square Miles 145.4 square miles
Portland’s Population 568,380 residents
Portland is: the Largest City in Oregon and the 23rd largest city in the U.S.

2000 Portland Demographics:
- White 77.9%
- Hispanic or Latino 6.8%
- American 6.6%
- Asian 6.3%
- Native American 1.0%
- Total Population (2000 est.)= 529,121

Portland’s Major Attractions
Portland Art Museum
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Portland Classical Chinese Garden
International Rose Test Garden
Forest Park
Portlandia statue
Powell's City of Books

Important Phone Numbers in Portland
Emergency:
Police: 911
Fire: 911
Sheriff: 911
Non Emergency: (503) 823-3333

Transportation:
Airline Information: 503-460-4234
Public Transportation: (503) 238-RIDE
Radio Cab: (503) 227-1212
Broadway Cab: (503) 227-1234
Yellow Cab: (503) 227-1234
Portland Taxi: (503) 256-5400
Portland Shuttle: (503) 327-1094
Northern Lights Towncar Services: (503) 760-2478
Lucky Limousine & Towncar: (503) 254-0010
Amtrak: (800) USA-RAIL
Alamo Rent-A-Car: (503) 513-9550
Budget Car and Truck Rental: (800) 826-2090
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: (503) 284-8055
DMV: (503) 299-9999
Dept. of Transportation: 503-731-8200

Utilities:
Portland Water Bureau: 503-823-7770
Public Utilities Commission: (503)823-3008
Portland General Electric Co.: (503) 464-8000
Pacific Corporation: (503) 813-5000
Constellation Energy Group: (503) 552-6150
Northwest Natural Gas: (503) 226-4211?
Comcast Cable: (503) 335-3663?
Time Warner Cable: (503) 234-6183?
DISH Network: (503) 684-1567
Qwest: (866) 438-4939

Other:
Multnomah County Library (503) 988-5123
Portland Development Commission (503) 823-3200
Oregon Convention Center Info (503) 235-7575

City Information:
City/County Information Center(503) 823-4000
Travel Portland (503) 275-9750

School Districts:
Portland Public Schools (503) 916-2000

Newspapers:
The Oregonian (503) 968-3162
Northwest Examiner (503) 241-2353
Business Journal of Portland (503) 274-8733
Willamette Week (503) 243-2122
Portland Observer (503) 288-0033

Radio:
KNRK FM - (503) 733-5470
KGON FM - (503) 733-5466
KKRZ FM – (503) 226-0100
KVMX FM - (503) 517-6400
KWJJ FM  -  (503) 226-9653
KFXX FM – (503) 223-1441
KXL AM - (503) 243-7595
KOAC AM - (503) 293-1982

Television:
KATU TV Ch. 2 - (503) 231-4222
KOIN TV Ch. 6 - (503) 464-0600
KGW TV Ch. 8 - (503) 226-5000
KPTV TV Ch. 12/30 - (503) 906-1249
KRCW-TV  Ch. 32 - (503) 644-3232
KOPB-TV Ch. 10/27 - (503) 244-9900

Business:
Better Business Bureau (503) 226-3981
US Patent and Trademark (800) 786-9199
US Copyright Office (202) 707-3000
CDC (800) 611-5170
CA Contractors Licenses (503) 378-4621