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Oregon Cultural Trust double arts and culture dollars

As with recycling, beach access, vote-by-mail and weed, Oregonians have charted their own course to fund arts and culture. In this week’s Community Voices feature, we’re digging into the archives to feature the Oregon Cultural Trust, a permanent fund with … Continue Reading

Community Voices: Children’s Healing Arts Project

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that provides free art programing to children, teens and families affected by illness, disability and special needs. Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program, CHAP … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 8: Changes to the Central Eastside

From milestones like OMSI to the Tilikum Crossing, the recent transformation of Portland’s Central Eastside is dramatic. The previously-industrial area now features tall residential buildings near the Burnside Bridge and new office buildings near the Hawthorne Bridge.

After actively preserving … Continue Reading

Kinship House

Kinship House: Championing Foster Families

This week we’re digging into the archives to feature Kinship House as part of our award-winning Community Voices series.

A stable, healthy home is of utmost importance in building supportive foster families. The Kinship House helps to minimize these transitions … Continue Reading

Youngset Cooperative Preschool

Youngset Cooperative Preschool: Learning Together

The transition to kindergarten can sometimes be difficult for children. It’s essential to have a solid foundation in place with which a child can flourish in the classroom. At Youngset Co-op Preschool children are provided with the emotional, social and … Continue Reading

Snowman Foundation on Community Voices

Northwestern composer and pianist Michael Allen Harrison founded the Snowman Foundation in 1999 as a solution to defunding of music programs in public schools. In addition to giving children a complete education, Harrison believes that music gifts us a greater … Continue Reading

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PRP Concert Picks for the First Week of November! (11/2-11/8)

Inessa’s Picks:

Thursday, November 2 Odesza “A Moment Apart” Tour at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Rose Quarter

Odesza “A Moment Apart” Tour at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Rose Quarter
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
300 North Winning Way, Portland
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The Portland Kitchen

The Portland Kitchen: Culinary Arts & Life Skills

For the teen who dreams of being the world’s best pastry chef, there’s a place they can go to cook up kitchen experience, friendships and social skills. It’s called The Portland Kitchen.

As a nonprofit, The Portland Kitchen is … Continue Reading

Portland youth get second chance at RAHS

By Emily Neelon |

Thanks to Premier Mortgage Resources  for spotlighting RAHS on Community Voices! ~

Founded in 1983, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) serve Portland’s at-risk youth. Providing mentorship, outreach, training and … Continue Reading

MRG Foundation challenges oppression through collective action

By Emily Neelon |

Supported “by the community, for the community”, MRG Foundation works strategically to develop genuine solutions to difficult issues. Their community-oriented, progressive approach empowers those most impacted by injustice, challenging oppression through collective action.

MRG fights for … Continue Reading

Community Warehouse turns houses into homes

By Emily Neelon |

Take a minute to picture where you grew up. Did you sit around a kitchen table each night and eat dinner with your family? Did you burrow under your blankets and hug your pillow when you … Continue Reading

Neighborhood Partnerships empowers Oregon residents

Founded in 1989, Neighborhood Partnerships (NP) began as small fund that teamed up with other local foundations to provide grants to neighborhood-based organizations. With the vision of bringing corporations and neighborhoods together to create long-term, lasting change, NP grew with … Continue Reading

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PRP Team Concert Picks! (9/28-10/4)

Veronica Bisesti’s pick:

Friday, September 29 The Dream Syndicate at Star Theater

The Dream Syndicate is touring their new album, “How Did I Find Myself Here?”, and Portland is one of the last two stops before they take their music … Continue Reading

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Call-to-Action for Homeless

Portland’s new socially minded business organization, Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX) combines business advocacy with technology to press for grassroots social change.

In it’s monthly Call-to-Action BBPDX features an appeal by Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis for Portland business leaders … Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Oregon’s New Distracted Driving Law

Courtesy of OPB

Starting Oct. 1, drivers in Oregon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cell phone and electronics use.
Repeat offenders … Continue Reading

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NWCT educates and entertains Portland’s youth

Northwest Children’s Theater and School aims to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of their young audiences. Home to one of the largest theater schools on the west coast, NWCT produces five main stage performances every year.

NWCT was founded … Continue Reading

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Vestibular Disorders Association helps individuals find balance

Over 35% of adults over 40 in the U.S. suffer experience vestibular dysfunction during their lives, going on to later develop chronic vestibular disorders. These disorders develop when the inner ear and brain that process sensory information are damaged. Vestibular … Continue Reading

Eagle Creek Fire, with Possible Drinking Water Effects, becomes Top Priority Wildfire in Nation

Courtesy of OPB

Of all the resources that hang in the balance as firefighters attempt to slow the growth of the Eagle Creek Fire, one stands out: the Bull Run watershed.

It’s 150 square miles of hemlock, fir and cedar

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Talk Modern on Sounds of PDX

Emerging synth-pop duo Talk Modern recently joined me on air for an in-depth interview and surprise listen to the entirety of their forthcoming EP, XO. After connecting over social media, the band give me an early listen to the tracks

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Second Step Housing empowers homeless families

There’s no quick fix in beating the cycle of poverty. Providing long-term, sustainable solutions for homeless women and their children, Second Step Housing (SSH) empowers families to overcome financial and social barriers to a better quality of life.

Identifying the … Continue Reading