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Pumpkins in a Bin

It’s the Pumpkin Beer Festival!

Pumpkins in a BinPumpkins are a major part of the fall season. Eating, decorating, smashing, and even making beer – pumpkins can be used for so many things, it is no wonder they are so fascinating. They also make a great focus for a fall event, as demonstrated by the Rogue Ales & Spirits Killer Pumpkin Festival. If you like pumpkins, enjoy festivals or are interested in trying pumpkin beers, this pumpkin festival is for you!

The Pumpkin Festival

On October 21, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Rogue Ales & Spirits will be putting on this year’s Killer Pumpkin Festival at 928 SE 9th Ave. in Portland. The event, held in partnership with BREWPUBLIC’s Killer Beer Week, will feature all things pumpkin, including:

  • Over 30 pumpkin beers
  • Hand planted and hand picked pumpkins from Rogue Farms
  • Pumpkin decorating, carving, bowling and smashing
  • Snacks from Rogue’s special pumpkin menu
  • Pumpkin cocktails
  • Pumpkin spiced soda
  • Costume contest – for adults, kids and dogs

This event is family-friendly and dog-friendly. The suggested donation is $5 at the door, and all the proceeds will go to CAMP UKANDU.

CAMP UKANDU is a charity that serves children with cancer and their families, providing them with “outrageously fun” camp experiences.

Last year’s Pumpkin Festival attracted a large amount of people, so this year is likely to be popular. Fortunately, the outdoor event can accommodate a lot of attendees, and you do not have to buy tickets early.

Fun for the Whole Family

The Pumpkin Festival is a community event open to the whole family, including your dog. So please feel free to bring all your loved ones, including your furry companion. And if you want to really do it right, dress up in costumes. With separate costume contests for kids, adults and even dogs, you will have multiple chances to win if you all participate.

Take Advantage of Everything Portland Has to Offer

Portland is an amazing city and seems to only get better with each passing year. We want our residents to make sure they get the most out of their Portland experience. If you have questions about our apartment community, or if you would like to learn more about our floor plans at our Portland apartments, please contact us. We are happy to assist you!

Variety of Cheeses

Have a Cheesy Good Time at The Wedge Festival!

Variety of CheesesAre you looking for something fun and unique to do on Saturday, October 7, 2017? With the arrival of autumn, you may be looking to get out of the house and try something new. If this sounds like you, then pay a visit to The Wedge Festival, at Alder Block, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What is The Wedge Festival?

The Wedge Festival is one of the more unique experiences in the Greater Portland area. The Wedge Festival is a farmers market style event that pays homage to cheese and everything that pairs well with the cheese. There are going to be more than 60 vendors that are selling cheeses and specialty foods.

This means that you have the opportunity to sample and buy a variety of cheeses, breads, crackers, beers, wines, ciders and other foods that pair well with cheese from local vendors in your community. If you love cheese, love supporting local businesses and/or love wine, this is the place for you to be. We highly recommend that you bring a cooler and stock up on your favorites.

How Much Does The Wedge Festival Cost?

It is important to note that if you would like to taste various cheeses, a tasting ticket is required. The tasting ticket sells for $15 if you buy it in advance or $20 if you buy it at the door. In addition to being able to sample cheeses, you will receive $5 off the purchase of your favorite cheese with the tasting ticket. Children 12 and under are free, so bring your kids along and experience a unique opportunity to sample cheeses and foods that you may not normally get to try out.

Portland is a community that has a lot of unique offerings. There is always something going on within the community, just like The Wedge Festival. If you are looking to move to a community where events are offered that appeal to you, Portland may be the right place for you. If you are beginning your search and are looking for apartments in Portland, be sure to check out everything that Axcess 15 has to offer. Visit our website today to learn more about our community or stop by for an in-person tour and find out how we can make you feel at home.

Beer Being Poured

Get “Hoppy” at the 14th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Beer Fest

Beer Being PouredWhen the days start to get shorter and the temperatures start to drop at the end of the summer, the hops harvest begins. To celebrate the annual Oregon hops harvest, residents of our Portland apartments and locals from all over the state gather for the annual Portland Fresh Hops Beer Fest.

Enjoy Flavorful Craft Beers from Local Oregon Breweries

The 14th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Beer Fest provides local breweries with the opportunity to showcase their amazing beers. Each and every beer that is available for sampling at the event has been carefully brewed using hops that have been freshly picked off the vine. This gives the beers a crisp, unique flavor.

More Than Just a Beer Sampling Event

The Portland Fresh Hops Beer Fest is more than just a beer sampling event. In addition to providing you with the opportunity to sample craft beer, you will have the opportunity to grab a bite to eat from local food vendors or purchase merchandise from one of the many crafters or local distributors.

This year there will even be a home brewing demonstration. The home brew demonstration will be provided by Portland U-Brew. Demonstrations will occur on Saturday, September 30 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Event Details for the 14th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Beer Fest

This tasty beer fest is a two-day event which is scheduled for Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017. It will be held at Oaks Amusement Park located at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. The event will be held 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission and parking for the event are free. However, if you wish to sample any of the beers you will have to purchase tickets. A beer tasting package is available for $20 and includes a glass and 8 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $2 each or $5 for 4 tickets.

Attending fun, exciting events like this is extremely easy when you become a resident of our Portland, Oregon apartments. Call us today or stop by our office to learn more about our one- and two-bedroom floor plans which are conveniently located near it all in Portland.


Bring Your Appetite to the Feast Portland Event!

SandwichesFresh, plentiful ingredients such as wild salmon, abundant fruits and vegetables combine with talented chefs to create a unique culinary culture in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re ready to explore the food scene in Portland, you may be feeling as if having so many available choices makes it hard to know where to start.

Fortunately, residents of our apartments in Portland can experience the city’s fabulous culinary scene in one venue by attending Feast Portland. Here are five things you can expect to enjoy at this year’s Feast Portland.

Sandwich Invitational

Presented by superstar basketball team the Portland Trail Blazers, the Sandwich Invitational kicks off Feast Portland on Thursday, September 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Big flavor and tantalizing creativity will be brought to you courtesy of 19 of Portland’s best chefs. Vote on your favorite sandwich so the chef who created it has a chance of winning the Sandwich Invitational championship trophy.

A Grand Tasting By New Seasons Market

Portland’s iconic New Seasons Market presents a Grand Tasting on Friday, September 15, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. You’ll have a chance to try food and beverages from 80 different vendors representing the best of Pacific Northwest culinary traditions. Vendors include vintners, bakers, brewers, cheesemakers, and other top-quality artisans.

Kilts Not Required: American Single Malts

Sponsored by Imbibe, Kilts Not Required provides an excellent opportunity to taste a wide variety of skillfully crafted single malt whiskies. You’ll be able to enjoy this event on Saturday, September 16 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Because Breakfast

Presented by Stumptown Coffee Roasters on Sunday, September 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Because Breakfast is a breakfast enthusiast’s dream come true. You’ll never look at the morning meal quite the same way after experiencing this event’s handcrafted pastries, specialty coffee drinks and morning cocktails, and other breakfast treats.

Pizza & Burgers

Enjoy the best pizza and burgers Portland has to offer on Sunday, September 17 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Pizza Jerk, this event provides the perfect grand finale to a weekend of sampling a smorgasbord of Portland cuisine.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about our apartments in Portland.

Plate of Gourmet Food

Spend Labor Day Weekend at The Bite of Oregon!

Plate of Gourmet FoodFood festivals are far more than just a weekend to eat too much. They’re a way to learn about specialties that can only be found in your area, and it’s a chance to discover new businesses in your neighborhood to support. If you live in our Portland apartments, make sure you attend The Bite of Oregon this Labor Day weekend (September 1 to 4 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) to open your eyes to the flavors all around you.

Seven Regions to Try

Oregon is number nine in terms of land mass in the U.S., and its regions are as distinct and diverse as they are wonderful. Each of the 7 regions of the state will be represented at this event, so even if you haven’t visited them all, you can still get a sense of the locations through its food. Tickets are just $5 for a one-day pass and $10 for a weekend pass, or spring for the date-night package for $42 or the beer-enthusiast package for $35.

The Hard Stuff

What good is delicious food if you don’t have a beverage to pair it with? Whether you like soft or hard drinks, you’re going to find something tasty. Oregon has more than a thousand vineyards, and now is the time to start comparing and contrasting the merits of each if you haven’t already. You’ll also have access to plenty of brewed selections from 13 of Oregon’s best breweries. If you prefer something a little more intense, sample some of the spirits from Oregon distilleries instead.

More Food Fun

If you love watching the competitions on Food Network and Bravo, then you’re going to love the Iron Chef battle happening in the Portland Rose Quarter. It features many of the state’s top competitors showing off their chops in front of the crowd. In addition to food, mixologists will compete as well in their own special showdown. The Bite of Oregon also features a dessert corner to score everything from ice cream to s’mores.

Those who live in our apartments in Portland have come to expect a lot from the city, and luckily this event doesn’t disappoint. For an apartment community that holds itself to the highest of standards, contact Axcess 15 for more information on our availability.

Ribs With Spices

Where to Get the Best BBQ in Portland

Ribs With SpicesResidents of our  Portland apartments will be glad to know that they don’t have to go far to get great barbecue. The city has several outlets that are all highly rated in Google reviews and by local news outlets. Since they all have high ratings, the atmosphere of the restaurant will often be the factor that determines which one you like. With that in mind, here are some of the top options:

Podnah’s BBQ

This restaurant is described as “hip” and they are said to have “great cocktails.” One reviewer says that the meat was so good that sauce was hardly necessary. Overall, the vast majority are very happy with Podnah’s. It is located at 1625 NE Killingsworth St.

Road Runner BBQ

This is an outdoor cart/truck rather than an eat-in restaurant, and it’s great for a “quick bite” or for those who have young kids with them. It is said to have the best brisket in Oregon. You’ll find this bright red station parked at 5205 SE Foster Rd.

Slabtown Ribs & BBQ

If you’re looking for something indoors yet casual, this room is where to go. It has fast service and short wait times despite being a fairly small eatery. Slabtown’s slow-cooked meats are so tender that they fall off the bone, and they have rave reviews for flavor and tenderness. Its address is 2606 NW Vaughn St.

The People’s Pig

“Chill” is the word used to describe the vibe here, and this is despite its hundreds of reviews. So many reviews indicate that it is very popular and likely busy as well. Along with pork, it has great fried chicken and other meats. Find it at 3217 N Williams Ave.

These are just a few of Portland’s seemingly-endless barbecue restaurants and stands. The area’s overall offerings trend towards a combination of “hip” and “quick bite,” but if you take a closer look, you’ll find that there are delicious exceptions to the rule. As with any kind of food, part of the fun is checking out multiple eateries – so don’t be shy to visit several before deciding on a favorite!

After you’ve had your barbecue, come home to a wonderful apartment to relax and unwind. Just stop by our office to see which apartment homes we currently have available.

A Projector

Enjoy Outdoor Movies in Portland This Summer

A ProjectorLooking for some summer fun in Portland? Entertainment and recreation options abound in the city and surrounding area this time of year.

Residents at our Portland apartments looking to get outdoors for affordable fun have to look no further than Portland’s 11th season of Movies in the Park. According to Portland Parks & Recreation, the beloved summer series gives crowds frequent opportunities to gather in various parks and “experience cinematic magic in an outdoor setting.” During this year’s 12-week schedule, residents are being provided 41 movies at 40 sites across Portland and nearby communities. Take a look at which family-friendly screenings are coming up.

August Movies

  • Aug. 17: Experience action and adventure with Indiana Jones in Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, which will be shown at Oregon Park (NE 30th and Oregon Street).
  • Aug. 18: If you want to escape to a fantasy world, hit up Dawson Park (N. Stanton and Williams Avenue) to watch director Ron Howard’s 1988 film Willow.
  • Aug. 19: Made available through a partnership with the Latino Network, this viewing of Moana at Glenhaven Park (NE 82nd and Siskiyou Street) will feature Spanish audio with English subtitles.
  • Aug. 23: The original 1984 Ghostbusters will be showing at K’unamokwst Park (NE 52nd and Alberta Street). The screening will feature English audio with Spanish subtitles.
  • Aug. 24: Head to Elizabeth Caruthers Park (3508 SW Moody Ave.) to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox, courtesy of a partnership with South Waterfront Community Relations.
  • Aug. 25: Enjoy the voice talents of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake in the 2016 film Trolls, playing at Laurelhurst Park (SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd. and Stark Street).
  • Aug. 27: Visit April Hill Park (SW 58th and Miles Street) for a screening of Kubo and the Two Strings, as well as pre-entertainment from the acoustic Rogue Bluegrass Band.

September Movies

  • Sept. 1: Travel to a park not so far away (Mt. Scott Park at SE 74th and Reedway Street, to be exact) and enjoy the Disney’s recently released off-canon Star Wars story, Rogue One.
  • Sept. 2: A tale as old as time re-told in a live-action adaptation, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be showing at Montavilla Park (NE 83rd and Glisan Street), thanks to the Montavilla Neighborhood Association.

According to Portland Parks & Recreation, the movies start at dusk, with concerts and pre-movie entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. for many screenings. All events are free, thanks to partnerships with neighborhood organizations and community members. Visit the website for a complete list of movies and concerts in local parks happening this summer.

With everything the Portland community has to offer, there’s nothing better than being a part of it. Learn more about what apartment living has to offer in this bustling city by contacting or visiting our Axcess 15 apartment homes, conveniently located in the Lloyd District.


Don’t Miss Corgi Walk in the Pearl!

CorgiOne of the great things about being an Axcess 15 resident is that it puts you up close and personal with all of the features, attractions and events that make living in a city like Portland so exciting. Case in point: if you’re a corgi lover like the rest of us, you won’t want to miss the Corgi Walk in the Pearl 2017 that is coming up soon!

Corgi Walk in the Pearl 2017: What You Need to Know

Hosted by the Oregon Humane Society, Corgi Walk in the Pearl 2017 will be taking place on Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It’s an event that began 10 years ago by Lynde Paule, a dog fancier who just wanted to create a great venue for dogs and their owners and to raise money to care for injured, abused, abandoned or neglected dogs at the same time.

While it’s true that the event is corgi-centric, all of our furry little friends are more than welcome to attend. The event takes place on the third Saturday in August every year and is a great way to raise money for both the Oregon Humane Society and Corgi Rescue. Even if you’re not a corgi owner, you should still stop by and watch all the corgis and corgi-mixes as they show us all a thing or two about what it means to have a good time.

Corgi Fashion Show and Doggy Ice Cream Social

After the walk portion of the event concludes, there will also be a limited-entry Corgi Fashion Show starting at 11:00 a.m. Afterward, there will also be a Doggy Ice Cream Social where man’s best friend can find a great opportunity to meet a few new “best friends” of their own.

Tickets to Corgi Walk in the Pearl 2017 are available to purchase online at the Oregon Humane Society’s official website. You should also feel free to visit the event’s official website to find out more about Corgi Walk in the Pearl itself.

If you’re looking for one- or two-bedroom Portland apartments, you’ve come to the right place. To find out more information about our features and amenities, or to check and see which floor plans are available, please don’t delay – contact us today.

Ice Cream Cone

Five Ice Cream Spots to Visit in Portland

Ice Cream ConeThe Pacific Northwest has long been known for its iconic craft beer and coffee scene, but ice cream is another artisan product that’s making a splash on the region’s culinary landscape. Following are just five of the options available to residents of apartments in Portland to enjoy cold and creamy Pacific Northwest goodness.

Salt & Straw

Innovative flavors, a fun environment, and small batches produced daily combine to make Salt & Straw a longtime Portland favorite. Everything’s made from scratch using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Newest flavors include Roasted Strawberry Coconut Sorbet and Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero.

Cool Moon Ice Cream

Famous for its ice cream sandwiches, Cool Moon Ice Cream also makes excellent use of local fruits and berries. Be sure to try seasonal favorite Pumpkin Ice Cream in autumn. Custom made ice cream cakes and pies are available by special order to make your celebrations shine.

Ruby Jewel

All sweet treats are handcrafted from fresh, natural ingredients sourced from Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. Fortunately, there are multiple locations of Ruby Jewel around the city, so you’ll never be far from your favorite ice cream fix. Try their Dark Chocolate and Fresh Mint Ice Cream Sandwich, or get creative and custom-design your own from a list of ingredients such as Honey Lavender, Oregon Strawberry, and Vanilla Bean. If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, keep in mind that Ruby jewel does catering and also has an ice cream cart that you can rent out by the hour.

Alotto Gelato

Serving authentic Italian gelato in a charming, intimate setting, Alotto Gelato is a perfect after-dinner dessert stop for a grand finale to a special evening. You’ll be entranced by the rich and sumptuously silky texture, as well as by the creative flavor combinations such as Hazelnut and Blood Orange and Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting.

Fifty Licks

Fifty Licks specializes in French-style ice cream that’s built on a base of creamy, handcrafted custard. Try the Blood Orange Creamsicle for something truly divine. They also have an ice cream truck available to rent for corporate picnics, weddings, and other occasions that call for a special touch.

Please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience for more information on exploring Portland’s amazing culinary scene.

Burger With Fries and Beer

Try These Tasty Burgers in Portland This Summer

Burger With Fries and BeerPortland, Oregon has a reputation for having some of the tastiest burgers in the Northwest. Here, restaurants serve up enough variations on the classic burger to satisfy just about any palate. Following are some of the best burgers in Portland. Each place is chosen for its high-quality beef, tasty bun and top-notch toppings.

Bar Bar

If you are looking for a tasty burger in a unique atmosphere, this is the place to go. This cozy live music spot is a burger lounge and patio. It has been serving up some of the juiciest burgers since it opened in 2010.

Killer Burger

Killer Burger has locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. They certainly serve up a tasty burger. Every burger is made with 100% beef and includes bacon and fries. That alone should be enough to convince you to try this burger spot.

Brunch Box

This industrial modern burger joint serves up some of Portland’s most interesting burgers. It is a favorite of hipsters who enjoy the unique toppings—like Spam. They also serve delicious loaded fries.

Foster Burger

Black walls and colorful posters give it a unique vibe. The menu features classic burgers that are made from local, grass-fed beef. They also serve a few specialty burgers, which are all tasty. A favorite is the Cattail Creek Forager burger, which is made of Cattail Creek lamb and features beer braised portobello mushrooms.

Bit House Saloon

Bit House’s signature burger will blow you away. It is made with grass-fed beef, griddled onion, American cheese and house pickles. It sounds so simple but it is mouth-watering unbelievable. If you are in the mood for a craft beer, Bit House has a huge selection of IPAs, stouts and ciders.


The old factory warehouse has been completely transformed into a chic restaurant that serves up some of the best burgers in Portland. The burgers are made from scratch and feature fresh ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible.

Little Bird Bistro

If you are looking for a good date-night burger joint, this upscale restaurant is the place to go. It features large windows, romantic table linens and stunning vaulted ceilings. Perhaps the best thing about Little Bird Bistro is the food, especially the burger. The French creations offer a unique taste for the palate.

Axcess 15 apartments in Portland offer exceptional quality and amenities. Our community is in close proximity to all of Portland’s best hot spots and restaurants. Contact us today to schedule a tour!

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