by Michele Van Kleef

What happens when you bring in an author and public radio personality, specializing in finance, to a music-based radio station?

Tess Vigeland and I have been friends since we were teenagers in the church choir. Along … Continue Reading

He’s heard comparisons to author J.K. Rowling, and Wilsonville author C.W. Trisef agrees his books share magical elements with the “Harry Potter” stories. But Trisef’s “Oracle” series distinguishes itself by combining fantasy with real-life mysteries, geography and history.

In book … Continue Reading

Portland, OR, is one of the premiere cities for those who are known as “foodies.” A culinary mecca, if you will. The diverse culinary culture of Portland has brought about an equally diverse sub-culture of food writers. Authors and bloggers … Continue Reading

Portland Food Cart Stories

The chronicler of Portland’s food cart scene, Steven Shomler, is out Tuesday morning with his new book about (obviously) the food cart scene in Portland: “Portland Food Cart Stories.”

Who serves masterpieces from mobile kitchens? Who served at … Continue Reading

Friends and fans are trying to drum up funds to build a memorial for the late Portland cartoonist John Callahan. After a kickoff party in October, the Legacy-Good Samaritan Foundation has donated land for the memorial on NW Marshall at … Continue Reading

The latest Oregon Book Awards are out: Graham Salisbury, whose books are set in his native Hawaii, took home his eighth award, extending his record: Salisbury has won twice as many Oregon Books Awards as any other author.

Salisbury’s “Calvin … Continue Reading

2014 marks the centennial of Oregon’s former poet laureate William Stafford.

In commemoration of his life and work, Friends of William Stafford will be hosting events and programs throughout Oregon for the entire year.

Meanwhile, Ooligan Press, which is … Continue Reading

Inessa and Graham Nash

What an amazing time this afternoon at Powell’s City of Books. The Graham Nash autobiography is a well-known story to many, but to read it (and it reads like an album. It SINGS!) is to stand in awe of a … Continue Reading

Little Free Library

I love seeing these little free libraries sprinkled around town. This one is near the corner of S.E. 50th and Clinton St.  It had a number of books inside and a VHS movie.

What is a Little Free Library?


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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt, whose 45-year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, weaves together a captivating story of her origins and rise to stardom in the music scene of the 1960s and ’70s. In Simple Dreams (Simon & … Continue Reading