• A Swing and a Miss!

    Martha Garkey, identified in a 1940 Oregonian caption as a “star outfielder for the Lind-Pomeroy girls’ softball team who is rated one of the outstanding feminine stars in the northwest.” Along with “hitting any pitch,” Miss Garkey (no “Ms.” In [...]

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  • Preschoolers Taste Summer

    Whether fresh berries or snappy green beans, children at Oregon preschools are tasting more local food bounty this summer than ever before. That’s because the local environmental organization Ecotrust has launched a new phase of its Farm to Preschool program, [...]

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  • Freelancers’ Challenge: What is Your Value?

    When we left our story, the freelancers project (FLP) at Forge Portland was considering a new way to monetize. Rather than bartering their time and services, participants would instead agree to pay for skills, goods or services in dollars. The idea, explained [...]

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Local Music

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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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standard A Swing and a Miss!

Martha Garkey, identified in a 1940 Oregonian caption as a “star outfielder for the Lind-Pomeroy girls’ softball team who is rated one of the outstanding feminine stars in the northwest.” Along with “hitting any pitch,” Miss Garkey (no “Ms.” In [...]

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image Preschoolers Taste Summer

Whether fresh berries or snappy green beans, children at Oregon preschools are tasting more local food bounty this summer than ever before. That’s because the local environmental organization Ecotrust has launched a new phase of its Farm to Preschool program, [...]

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image Freelancers’ Challenge: What is Your Value?

When we left our story, the freelancers project (FLP) at Forge Portland was considering a new way to monetize. Rather than bartering their time and services, participants would instead agree to pay for skills, goods or services in dollars. The idea, explained [...]

Pips & Bounce

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A ping-ponging pair of Portlanders, Michael and Eugene Jung, are hoping to propel their love of pips and paddles from a pop-up project to a permanent PDX ping-pong palace. The brothers, who started an enterprise called Pips and Bounce in [...]

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

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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 Preschoolers Taste Summer

Whether fresh berries or snappy green beans, children at Oregon preschools are tasting more local food bounty this summer than ever before. That’s because the local environmental organization Ecotrust has launched a new phase of its Farm to Preschool program, [...]

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image Freelancers’ Challenge: What is Your Value?

When we left our story, the freelancers project (FLP) at Forge Portland was considering a new way to monetize. Rather than bartering their time and services, participants would instead agree to pay for skills, goods or services in dollars. The idea, explained [...]

BITE SAMPLE

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Time to clear your palate for the largest food event in Oregon, The Bite of Oregon, at Portland’s Waterfront Park August 8-10. A benefit for Special Olympics Oregon, The Bite is celebrating 31 years of bringing together Oregon’s top chefs, [...]

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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. [...]