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Village Patisserie got its start during a music concert at the Avalon in Boston, MA. It was while attending that concert Tanya met Michael. Unknown to either of them at the time, a cross-country road trip would be the catalyst … Continue Reading

Scroll through Open Adoption & Family Services’ website and you’ll find some common themes: openness, nonjudgment and connection.

Open Adoption & Family Services, (OA&FS), is a private nonprofit adoption agency that launched in Eugene, OR, in 1985. Today it’s licensed … Continue Reading


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

The nonprofit KUZA takes its name from a Swahili word that encompasses a handful of verbs – to flourish, educate, raise up, develop, praise, exalt, foster and make grow.

And this mission of KUZA is like its name – multi-layered, … 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

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

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

The Vegan Beer and Food Festival is coming to Portland. Wait… a vegan beer and food festival that was not in Portland? Too true. The VB&FF got its start six years ago in a large city in the southern section … Continue Reading

No, Kargi Gogo is not a phrase that describes fast driving or a toddlers way of asking for a ride in the car. Nor is it the name of a New York disco from the seventies. Kargi Gogo is a … Continue Reading

For Eric and Nicole Gitenstein it was an epiphany they had while walking through downtown Portland. They realized they could save money by living in Portland rather than making the frequent flights to and from Phoenix, Arizona to snowboard on … Continue Reading

Dedication to one’s craft is a key ingredient for those who are providing food through their food cart. With competition from many other food carts in PDX, excellence in craft is a main requirement for long-term survival. At Polli TicoContinue Reading

When was the last time you heard of someone making pizza dough from the yeast found on local grapes? Never you say? Well, now you have. And not just any pizza dough, but San Francisco-style sourdough pizza dough. That’s exactly Continue Reading

Seeing as how beer is made from natural ingredients, you’d think that it would logically follow that beer is organic. In Europe that’s just how it’s done. In fact, the Europeans make organic beer as a matter of course. But … Continue Reading

If you want to know where to find the best food in any city or town, follow the locals. It’s a tried-and-true formula that will ensure you find the hidden gems among the local bistros. In Portland, when in comes … Continue Reading

Youth Music Project is a nonprofit organization that provides music education for Portland area youth by offering free or low cost lessons to those who qualify along with free instrument use and performance opportunities for all. The Bany family and … Continue Reading