• 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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  • 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 [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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Local Music

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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? [...]

RAF

standard Concert Review: RAF

They had go-go dancers. They wore early 60s tailored suits. Behind the drummer hung the flag of the Royal Air Force. But the RAF performance at the Star Theatre Friday, July 18th, was not a nostalgia show. It was a [...]

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standard Ringo – Forever An “All-Starr”

At 74 years young, Ringo Starr is still quite an attraction.  Even though he was often thought of as the least popular Beatle, he can pack the house. I was in Bend visiting my friends Diane and Steve and they purchased tickets [...]

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image “Leap to Flame” Raises Bar

A Friday event at Portland State University promises to be one of a kind: “Leap to Flame,” by Max Ribner and friends, a uniquely uplifting performance for all ages. This won’t be just any ole music show. Rather, it is [...]

Local News

STEVEN Wilbur

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 [...]

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standard A Knockout for Mr. Moon

Perhaps because it’s the “Summer of the Super Moon,” a small ad from RM Parish’s attic floor Oregonian archives rose up from the dark side earlier this week. According to the paid newspaper announcement, there was a children’s radio program [...]

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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 [...]

Soap Box Derby

standard PDX’s Knights of the Soap Box Cars

Despite the fact that laundry soap doesn’t come in large wooden boxes anymore, the Soap Box Derby (now featuring the words “All American” in its title) rolls on every summer. When the Sunday Oregonian devoted most of its July 24, [...]

Community Voices

Friends of the Children

standard Friends of the Children

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. [...]

Emily

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 [...]

Camp Yak

standard Teaching Children the Language of Friendship

Camp Yakety Yak – a non-profit summer camp with one of the all-time great names — provides instruction in social and emotional skills to children with special needs and their siblings. All this week on the PRP stream, we’ll featuring an [...]

Lifestyle

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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? [...]

Microphone

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 [...]

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standard Murphy The Horse Needs Your Help

When you hear the names Red, Monty, Diesel, Asher, Major, Zeus and Murphy you might think they are members of a new indie band. But anyone who knows anything about Portland’s Mounted Patrol knows the above mentioned are horses. Murphy [...]

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video Water at Sundown

A Portland environmental organization is helping restore crucial watersheds by investing in projects that have the greatest chance of success. And to bring attention to its work, Ecotrust invites the public to a series of free concerts – including one [...]