Articles by Hannah Aronowitz

Hannah Aronowitz

Hannah Aronowitz has been living in Portland on and off for over a decade and as much as she enjoys basking in the sun of Spanish-speaking countries she can't seem to stay away from a Pacific Northwest summer. Recently returned from Colombia where she was writing for several publications as well as dropping knowledge on local radio stations and TV news programs, she loves being home and is planning on sticking around for a while. She lives in northeast's Sabin neighborhood with the world's best roommates and can frequently be found biking between Townshend's, the People's Yoga, the Bye and Bye and La Sirenita. 

We All Scream for Locally Made Ice Cream!

The Scoop: Portland’s Locally Made Ice Cream

The Scoop: Portland’s Locally Made Ice Cream

As summer finally arrives in Portland with glorious sunny days and uninterrupted blue skies, it’s time for Portlanders to make some tough decisions about how to best enjoy our blissful bit of summertime. Neighborhoods Notes did some rough research and tedious taste-testing to provide you with a short list of the best ice cream in town for the perfect accompaniment to a warm July afternoon. If you more...

All Work and No Play Makes Life Kind of Lame

Recess is Back in Portland

Recess is Back in Portland

Deadlines, computers, cell phones, commuting, work. The daily grind has made being grown-up rather … boring. A dull day lowers your mood and energy level and widens the waistline. But taking some time out of your day to play could be just the thing to lift your spirits and rock your heart rate. Word is spreading across Portland that full-grown kids are bringing back recess. On any given Wednesday evening in more...

Preserve Local Foods for the Winter Months

Stashing Summer’s Bounty: A Quick Guide to Canning

Stashing Summer’s Bounty: A Quick Guide to Canning

With farm-fresh produce overflowing baskets at the farmers’ market and berries ripening on the vine in backyards, it’s hard to imagine Portland without locally grown green (or red, or purple) goodness. However, while the wealth of summer’s bounty is upon us, the wise will find ways to prolong having locally grown vegetables and fruits grace our tables. Freezing, drying and canning are all great more...

Acrobatics, Aerial Dance, Fire Spinning, Unicycling and Clowning Around

In Portland, The Circus is Always in Town

In Portland, The Circus is Always in Town

Double-decker bikes, fire-spinning clowns, flying trapeze artists and death-defying acrobatic stunts. In Portland, you don’t have to wait for the circus to come to town. From concerts to parks, in studios and on the street, circus arts performers are taking over every inch of this city. For exercise, fun, a challenge and a treat, ordinary folks are realizing they don’t have to leave town to join the more...

Good Soil Is the Foundation of Your Garden's Success.

Urban Gardening: Get the Dirt

Urban Gardening: Get the Dirt

Dirt has long gotten a bad rap. It’s messy, hard to haul and a lot less sexy than vegetable starts. However, as the foundation of the success of your summer vegetables, the garden bed is of the utmost importance to growing an organic backyard garden. For a first-time urban farmer taking on the task of manipulating a grassy bit of yard into a vegetable bed, or a seasoned gardener who wants to re-vamp their more...