Renkoo Tip of the WeekEveryone has had the problem “Where should we go for lunch?” — often when you’re travelling, but sometimes even on your home turf when you’re just sick of deciding. Just hit our new This Week in Lunch page — or try our new Renkoo toolbar — and let Renkoo do the thinking for you!

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week… besides visiting Little Fox, of course…

Speaking of lunch, you can share your lunch with 20 children for just $10. We’re big believers in lunch, so we’ll make it sweeter. Donate fifty bucks and let us know, and we’ll send you a limited-edition, beautiful Renkoo tee shirt.

How big is your appetite? That’s the real question facing you this Wednesday as we head to Boston for the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl. Are you gonna buy the Scooper Pass and enter the nation’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival three times or will once be enough? Come on, listen to your inner child and get the Scooper Pass! You don’t have to have an entire bowl every time, just sample the ice cream from 11 ice cream companies (Ben and Jerry’s, Baskin-Robbins and Cold Stone to name a few) and raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

On Thursdays all through June, you can have dinner and a movie at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. You and your date can dine al fresco and then view a fully restored Gene Autry western. Tonight “The Singing Cowboy” is showing. The runtime on this 1936 classic is only 54 minutes so you’ll be home way before bedtime.

Danny Ocean and his gang are back at it in the third installment of the series. Ocean’s Thirteen opens tonight so it’s a Friday night movie for you and your gang of 13. If nothing else, go see Al Pacino and Andy Garcia together for the first time since The Godfather Part III.

The Grandest Grand Floral Parade is the culmination of Portland’s centennial celebration of Portland history, culture and yes, roses. For the first time everyone is invited to cast a vote for the best rose after the parade. One of many fun facts about the floats: they use enough roses to send your mom a dozen roses every day for 30 years.

Vivienne Westwood is one of Britain’s best known and admired fashion designers and today is your very last chance to catch her 36 Years in Fashion exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. This is the only North American venue of a four-year international tour. The accompanying catalog is the first full-length study of her work and features a foreword by the designer herself and more than 200 illustrations.

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We’ve all had this problem: Where do we want to go for lunch? Well, now with Renkoo’s This Week in Lunch feature, you can easily search for a place in your area. You simply enter in your ZIP code or a city/state (or leave it blank for a completely random place), decide whether or not you’d like to see the fun animation or hear the delightful sounds, and hit “Find Lunch”!


At the end of the animation, This Week in Lunch will have selected a place for you, and it’ll also show you some additional information, such as what others have tagged the place with, as well as More Info and Plan an Event links.


If you don’t like the place that you were given, just search again. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always search for a place and add it to Renkoo. Remember, anyone can use This Week in Lunch or search for a place, but you have to be registered and logged in to add a place.

Picnic baskets!

June 2, 2007

The profile questions this week let you share picnic baskets.

The question you can answer for you is:

What’s in your picnic basket?

And the question you can answer for friends is:

What do YOU think is in this person’s picnic basket?

Log in to Renkoo and give your own answers on your profile

And thanks to Renkoo question archives, you can fill in answers to past questions-of-the-week that you might have missed, too.