Albertsons Bonds, Short Term, High Yield, Fixed Income Investment, Yielding 8% YTM

This week, Durig takes another look at the number two grocer in the United States. Albertsons has made a significant turnaround in the past few years after its purchase of Safeway stores in early 2015. With its most recent quarterly results, the company has now logged seven consecutive quarters of identical store sales growth. In addition, the company’s online grocery sales grew by 40% year-over-year, a massive win for this traditional brick and mortar retailer. (Other results from its Q2 results, see bullets above)

Police Keep it (Mostly) Peaceful in Portland Protests

Thirteen people were arrested and six people were injured, with one requiring hospitalization, after a day of protests in Portland Saturday.  The Portland Police Bureau, several other local and national law enforcement agencies, and civic organizations and leaders throughout the city had spent weeks preparing for much worse.  It was their stated mission to protect members of the right-wing group, Proud Boys, and left-wing Antifa protesters, from each other by keeping them separate.  For the most part, they succeeded.  However, the Proud Boys have already warned they’ll be back.

Portland Leaders Nervously Prepare for Dueling Protests Saturday

A cursory glance at the extended weather forecast— and the local news— suggest that Portlanders might be advised to spend this weekend somewhere calm, like the Oregon coast.  Or, for that matter, perhaps Syria.  To be sure, there are plenty of events happening in and around the city.  The Portland Police want you to know that.  The main event, of course, is an expected right-wing rally, and left-wing counter-protest, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.  To those expected to attend, including many from out of town (or out of state), Portland’s political and business leaders had a simple message: stay home.

Ready to Rumble: Portland Police Call for Backup

Two weeks before the next scheduled outdoor MMA fight downtown, Portland police are taking no chances.  Dueling protests, between right-wing and left-wing groups, have been arranged at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on August 17.  Neither side has bothered to ask for a permit.  The police, tasked with keeping these groups apart, have frequently been outnumbered by Antifa demonstrators, and thus unable to complete their mission.  This time, they’re apparently calling in backup, and lots of it.

Portland Mayor Criticized From the Right; Receives Challenger from the Left

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler did a lot of talking on Monday, but didn’t end up saying very much in his first press conference following an overseas vacation.  He said the dueling protests between far-left and far-right demonstrators, which frequently devolve in to violent street brawls, are a black mark against Portland’s reputation, yet offered no ideas on how to repair it.  He said he plans to discuss ways to better control future protests, yet offered no ideas of his own.  He offered no timetable for any solutions or ideas he might have alluded to, yet the city’s next outdoor MMA fight is scheduled for next Saturday.  While Wheeler has withstood a barrage of criticism, much of it from the out-of-state right, his battle for re-election was joined this week from the left.

Eight Injured in Portland Street Brawl; Police Can’t Keep the Peace

Portland’s street-brawling season began with a bang on Saturday.  Dueling right- and left-wing protesters took to downtown this past weekend, and the usual carnage ensued.  Portland police, tasked with keeping the two belligerents separated, were unsuccessful in doing so.  When the tear gas cleared, three people were arrested, eight were injured, and the right blasted the police, and the city, for allowing the violence to occur.  Spray, rinse, repeat.

What Makes a Wedding Special? How Does a Bride Plan for Such an Event? Making Your Wedding an Affordable Dream Wedding.

What makes a wedding special? Is it money?  No.

Is it doing what your friends did ?  No.

It’s about making it your special day. We have won “Wedding Venue of the Year” three times in a row and what we believe brides really want is their own special day. A day that bring their family and friends in from the present and past to meet and enjoy the time with their spouses family and old friends.  A wedding should feel very warm inside and be a joyous occasion.

From the venue to the bride’s dress, everything should be welcoming, open and fun. Even though it is not as important as the ceremony itself, this might just be the most important day of your life. Our best advice is to simply try to enjoy the entire journey, the time with family, because this great event will pass rather fast and the memories will be significant and long lasting.

Best Low Cost Wedding Ideas: DIY Themed at an Award Winning Venue

Affordable Dream Wedding – Winner of Best Wedding Venue three years in a row.

Oregon’s Best Wedding and Venue Idea’s

The wedding industry is facing many challenges including lower marriage rates and brides wanting to reduce their costs that average around $33,900.  No wonder the wedding industry is seeing very little, to no, growth. One slice of the wedding industry is doing very well and that’s the lower cost Do It Yourself (DIY) wedding industry.

We believe if you live in Oregon we can provide ideas that could bring a great/dream  wedding for well under $15,000.

Best Wedding Venue in Oregon – Affordable Dream Wedding

  • Voted the Best Wedding Venue (Gold) for 2019 by Salem’s Oregon Statesman Journal  
  • Voted the Best Wedding Venue (Gold) 3 years in a row by the Statesman Journal

Affordable Dream Wedding is very proud to win the gold medal for the best wedding venue, for three years in a row, if helps when you have a historic pioneer church built 1892 or a 127 years ago.  We believe this is the oldest continuously run wedding and church in Oregon. For 127 years strait years the chapel has had some type of services at the same location. On many clear evenings it almost appears the belfry is touched by God.

Portland’s Best Mobile Advertising – Low Cost Large Video Wall Display Rentals with LED Trailers

Advertising. Even to those of us with decades of experience, and intimate knowledge of its complex and inner workings, it can still be both overwhelming and at times surprising. It never ceases to amaze how advertising has evolved through time. From carved wooden signs, to painted ones, radio ads to television, billboards to internet ads. Even the clothes we wear advertise companies, political opinions, and even our intentions.

Things You Might See on the Sidewalks of Portland

We’re proud that we were able to work with Portland City staff and officials to develop The Portland Loo, which is the name of the freestanding restrooms you can see on some of Portland’s busiest sidewalks. Of course our sustainably-minded city loves the off-grid solar-powered components! These and other features helped the city get their first patent for the design, which was devised to discourage crime with graffiti-proof wall panels and open grating. They look pretty sleek and modern too, even though the first one was installed over 10 years ago! Since then, Portland has become pretty famous for many more things you’ll likely find on its sidewalks:

Renting a Jumbo LED Screen / Video Wall in Portland?

Oregon Best Low Cost Large Screen Rental Service

It was a hot summer day in Portland Oregon. The cool breeze wicking away the sweat as I sat cross legged in the shade of the jumbotron at the country music festival. People were pouring in excited to hear a mixture of local and Nashville artists playing for the next 3 days, while we gorged ourselves on curly fries, turkey legs, sausages on sticks, and tried to keep cool.

The Hubbard Pioneer Chapel & Wedding Venue Celebrates the Church Building’s Historic 125th Year.

The Affordable Dream Wedding Pioneer Church/Chapel in Hubbard, Oregon, just celebrated the building’s 125 birthday of continuous operation, making this one of Oregon oldest churches still located at its original location, and we believe, Oregon’s oldest pioneer church that has continuously served its community around Portland.