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Week nine of the new Portland Radio Project (PRP) and  Portland Center Stage (PCS) concert series “Local Spins” showcases musician, singer and song writer Amber Sweeney. 

Somethin’ special is in the air when Amber lets loose with her soulful

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Week eight of the new Portland Radio Project (PRP) and  Portland Center Stage (PCS) concert series “Local Spins” showcases tribal-hypsy-reggae-rocksters The Sale.

Like a warm embrace on a brisk fall day, The Sale’s harmonies wrap the listener in intimate … Continue Reading

It’s not often that a food cart in Portland can say that no other food cart has the same cuisine. In fact, with the number of operating food carts in PDX, it would seem impossible. The cultures represented among the … Continue Reading

One of the great advantages of Portland’s food carts is the opportunity to enjoy the regional cuisines from many different cultures across the globe. As those cultures have emigrated to the U.S., they’ve influenced the regional cuisines of this country. … Continue Reading

Typically when one of Portland’s food carts closes shop, that’s it for that culinary concept. The particular cuisine served by a cart will no longer be available when that cart closes. Except in the rare instance when the victuals served … Continue Reading

Week seven of the new Portland Radio Project (PRP) and  Portland Center Stage (PCS) concert series “Local Spins” features a very fine partnership between two creatives: singer-songwriter Michele Van Kleef and guitarist (among many, many other talents) Tim Ellis.

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“The First Cut is the Deepest” has been widely covered by many artists, and now we’re adding our spin: the second is the sweetest. We’re thrilled to celebrate the numero dos birthday of Portland Radio Project! This renegade, “OMG we … Continue Reading

Homelessness in Portland, one of America’s most “livable” cities, is an emergency, according to Portland officials. What’s not clear is why the situation is only now being officially considered a crisis, when the number of people sleeping on Portland … Continue Reading

Milagro Theater presents La Muetre Baila (translation: The Dead Dancer) a comedic journey through the underworld. Just in time for Halloween, right?

And seasonality aside, it’s a play with both cultural roots and a playful newness. That’s the kind of Continue Reading

Theresa Therriault, a volunteer for The Bloom Project, and I in the studio this past spring. The Bloom Project was featured on PRP’s ongoing series Community Voices, which highlights non-profit organizations in the Portland community.


 

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Week five of the new Portland Radio Project (PRP) –  Portland Center Stage (PCS) concert series “Local Spins” features a troubadour for our modern times, Eric John Kaiser.

Eric shares the zeitgeist of Pink Martini’s global grooves but brings

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So what do two natives of Brooklyn, New York, one of whom is a chef trained in vegan cooking, who are looking for a change of scenery and lifestyle, and want to open a food cart do to realize their … Continue Reading

There is a distinctive breed of food cart in Portland. Those carts who do not set up shop in a pod but choose to be mobile. They travel tirelessly across the city taking their culinary wares to multiple locations and … Continue Reading

This week, Rock Block was proud host to three amazing local bands! Goldfoot stopped by first to give us a taste of their music, talk about an upcoming music festival they have joined, and to share what currently inspires them … Continue Reading

The season begins with Our Town, a play that for many of us was the first play we saw or read as teenagers.  In this PCS production, the play’s classic everyday life details, big and small, crushing and elevating, … Continue Reading

Anthony Medici from LiquidLight dropped in to chat with us on the Rock Block at the PRP studio this week. LiquidLight is releasing a new album –UNINITIATED. He premiered the title track with us live on air – and we … Continue Reading

This past Wednesday, we were priveleged to enjoy a lighthearted drop in session with Crystal and Angela Lariza of The Lariza Sisters. The sisters entertained us with a live concert and many nostalgic moments from their childhood. It was … Continue Reading

KATU anchorman Steve Dunn stopped by the PRP studio Wednesday morning to champion the work of a local nonprofit, Children’s Center, which provides services to Clackamas County children who have suffered neglect or abuse.

“When you talk to someone … Continue Reading

It was Turkish immigrants settling in Germany during the late 50s who were responsible for what would become the most popular street food in Deutschland. Know as Döner, a flatbread sandwich filled with meat and veggies, became so popular that … Continue Reading

Rivers. We play and fish in them, draw from their banks to sustain industry, agriculture and our drinking water supply. They’re part of our geography and our history.

But they might not be part of our future.

According to The … Continue Reading