portland-skyline-and-bridgePortland will be the location for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training September 28-October 2, 2009. You will learn all the TapRooT® tools, and also many advanced skills, that a Team Leader needs to collect information, analyze root causes, and develop effective fixes that will help your company improve performance.

For more information and to register for the course, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=707&l=1

Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of July 2008, it has an estimated population of 575,930, making it the thirtieth most populous city in the United States, and has been referred to as the greenest city in the United States. Portland is Oregon’s most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, after Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington.
(Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland,_Oregon)

Often called “the big city with the small town feel,”  Portland is known for its mild weather, breathtaking scenery, exciting location, and friendly people. The city has made many “Best Of” lists, including Top 10 Least Expensive Cities, Top 10 Places to Vacation, Top 10 Best Places to Live, and Top 25 Arts Destinations. With so much to offer, here are just a few attractions and restaurants to check out on your visit to Portland:

pittock-mansionThe Pittock Mansion was home to Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. Located high in the West Hills of Portland, the mansion sits 1,000 feet above the city’s skyline.

Portland Japanese Garden is nestled in the city’s scenic West Hills. The garden is authentically Japanese and consists of five separate and distinct garden styles.

The Pearl District offers visitors outstanding shopping, dining, arts & crafts and much more in this historical area of Portland.

Page’s Northwest Guide Service will show you the best fishing in Oregon, specializing in sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, shad, and walleye. Enjoy a day fishing many of Portland’s beautiful rivers–the Columbia, Willamette, Tillamook Bay, Yaquina, Siletz, and the Nehalem.

The Grotto is set among 62 acres of botanical gardens. As an internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary, The Grotto offers a place of peace and quiet reflection. More than 100 beautifully sculpted statues and shrines are nestled among flower-lined pathways, and visitors can enjoy spectacular cliffside vistas.

Dining in Portland:

restaurant-in-portlandPortland is a diverse city, and she shows that off in many ways. But the city’s passion for food and drink is something to be reckoned with. New restaurants pop up as often as daily menu specials, and emerging neighborhoods, markets, microbreweries and wineries make Portland a culinary playground.

Henry’s 12th Street Tavern features fresh seafood, USDA choice steaks, pastas, pizzas, and even authentic Asian dishes. They also offer more than 100 varieties of beer.

Huber’s is Portland’s oldest restaurant and creates delicious entrées like Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey Florentine, Hazelnut Encrusted Gorgonzola Filet, and Beef Stroganoff.

Lucy’s Table is located in the trendy Nob Hill district and offers such dishes as Wild Boar Ravioli, Seared Scallops, and Tea Smoked Crispy Skinned Duck Breast.italian-meal2

Meriwether’s Restaurant is located in the historic Vaughn building on the site of the famous 1905 World’s Fair. They offer beautiful garden dining with a Pacific Northwest menu.

Mint 820 is located in the historic Frederick Torgler Building and they offer a wide range of menu options like Tequila Marinated Pan Fried Snapper with a Quinoa Salad, Red Chili Sauce, and Snow Peas topped with Spicy Slaw.

For more information and to register for the course in Portland, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=707&l=1