• Kodaline’s “In a Perfect World” Merits a Listen

    I’m sincerely hoping any diehard Kodaline fans out there forgive the tardiness of this writeup on their new release, “In a Perfect World.” But honestly, some of us over here in the U.S. haven’t heard much about them just yet. [...]

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  • PDX Farm Fiesta 2014

    Love music + Love people = a really great day out on the Farm on August 9th. Enter to win tickets plus Camping! Planting a Dream on the Farm Many years ago, the Ouchida Farm in Damascus Oregon was a working [...]

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  • Getting Smart at the Nerd Convention: OSCON 2014

    Last week, planeloads of tech-y superheroes descended upon Portland en masse: OSCON was happening! The 5-day Open Source convention kicked off Sunday, with an Ignite event (fully catered with hosted bar), followed by a Glow-in-the-dark 5k run around the downtown Portland Waterfront loop. [...]

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Local Music

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standard PDX Farm Fiesta 2014

Love music + Love people = a really great day out on the Farm on August 9th. Enter to win tickets plus Camping! Planting a Dream on the Farm Many years ago, the Ouchida Farm in Damascus Oregon was a working [...]

Photo: Teri Briggs

image Tim Snider’s “In Brazil” – Electrifying!

In a cozy homecoming concert, local favorite Tim Snider previewed his new album, “In Brazil,” for Portland fans last week. Upon his return from a recent tour, everyone welcomed the multi-talented musician to Vie de Boheme, a friendly wine bar [...]

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video A New Tool in the Forest Balancing Act

Sure, you expect your forests to do a lot: provide jobs and timber, store carbon, shelter wildlife, and support the ecosystem. But how much of each function is enough? And worse, how much is too much for the forest to survive? [...]

Local News

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image Dale Schlueter – Remembering a Local Legend

Some readers will be too young to remember the early days.  It was before “Rip City!” and Blazermania became part of the local lexicon.  But to be sure, Dale Schlueter had almost as much to do with it as the [...]

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standard Viva La Riverlution!

Time once again for The Big Float. With 90 degree temps on Sunday, life will definitely be a dream on the Willamette!

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image Portland’s Funniest person: And the Winner is…

Helium Comedy Club was host to the final night of competition that winnowed a spreadsheet full of hams into 12 finalists who battled it out to determine Portland’s Funniest Person: that turned out to be Steven Wilbur. Willamette Week reports Wilbur cracked [...]

Community Voices

Friends of the Children

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Friends of the Children’s Mission To provide our most vulnerable children a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become a healthy, productive member of the community. [...]

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image Dance Wire: Portland Dancers’ Hub

Portland is home to an abundance of dance companies, studios and dancers in styles ranging from ballet, aerial, and hip hop to tango, Bollywood and swing. Until Emily Running stepped up with her non-profit called Dance Wire – finding out [...]

Be the Match bone marrow recipient Kimberly Christensen

image Be the Match, Portland!

Be the Match is the subject of our Community Voices series all week. BTM raises critical funds for people who have types of blood cancers and need transplants. Leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia are the most familiar. Seventy percent [...]

Lifestyle

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image Getting Smart at the Nerd Convention: OSCON 2014

Last week, planeloads of tech-y superheroes descended upon Portland en masse: OSCON was happening! The 5-day Open Source convention kicked off Sunday, with an Ignite event (fully catered with hosted bar), followed by a Glow-in-the-dark 5k run around the downtown Portland Waterfront loop. [...]

big_float

standard Viva La Riverlution!

Time once again for The Big Float. With 90 degree temps on Sunday, life will definitely be a dream on the Willamette!

FOREST.jpg

video A New Tool in the Forest Balancing Act

Sure, you expect your forests to do a lot: provide jobs and timber, store carbon, shelter wildlife, and support the ecosystem. But how much of each function is enough? And worse, how much is too much for the forest to survive? [...]

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image Who is Portland’s Funniest Person?

Last chance to be Portland’s funniest person! Helium Comedy Club is hosting the final night of competition that has winnowed a spreadsheet full of hams into 12 finalists who will battle for the Portland’s Funniest Person title tonight. First judged [...]