2011 Better Living Show – Join me on KGW! #PDX #Giveaway

2011 better living showI’m excited to be telling you about the 2011 Better Living Show. It’s the largest sustainable lifestyle show in the Northwest with over 300 exhibitors and takes place March 25th-27th at the Portland Expo Center.

Among those, (and I admit the one I am excited about,) is the Ford Drive Green Pavillion. Ford will be bringing their current and “soon to be available,” (maybe even the 2012 Focus Electric,) electric and hybrid vehicles! Plus, you not only get to look at them, but they will be allowing attendees to go for street drives in order to experience the vehicles first hand. The following models will be available for test drive:

  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Ford Escape
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid (the most fuel efficient sedan in America)
  • Ford Escape Hybrid (the world’s first hybrid SUV)

My kids, however, are excited because once again they will get to have fun at Planet Kids. This is the place that you won’t be able to get your kids out of! There is the Salmon Tent Story Time & Animal Dress-Up Parade which is hosted by the Mt. Hood National Forest Service and Oregon Adventure with Radio Disney and USA Pears. These are just 2 of the events going on in Planet Kids during the weekend.

But I guarantee the big draw will be Recycle on the Run with NFL Player Ovie Mughelli from the Atlanta Falcons! Ovie will be hosting the game on Friday and Saturday. (Check Schedule for times.) Ovie started his Ovie Mughelli Foundation in 2008 in which he encourages underprivileged kids to make practical sustainable changes in everyday life.

ovie mughelli recycle on the runOvie will also be available for autograph sessions throughout the weekend.

Admission for the show is FREE! Parking is $8 per vehicle and is you carpool with 3 or more people you will save $1.

So now on to the giveaway portion of this.

On Friday March 25th my kids and I will be on live TV with Ovie and Drew Carney of KGW at the Portland Expo Center. The kids will have the chance to run through Ovie’s “Recycle on the Run” game and interact with him. I get to invite 2 local readers and their kids to come with me!

RULES FOR ENTRY (mandatory entry):
In a comment answer the following question.. What has your family done to green itself?

Please be aware that filming will take place at 6am.


*Disclosure: No compensation was given for this post.*


  1. Hmmmm, good question, We recycle as much as possible, have a veggie garden, shop local (when possible), and I try to combine trips to take kids around, but that is a hard one!
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