Bits and Pieces


Rollin' film on road

Filmmaker Allie Bombach of Portland and her team spent the past four months in a 23-foot Volkswagen Airstsream touring the country, interviewing people about living out of school buses, vans and other small spaces to pursue their passions like surfing and climbing.

Along the way, they've shown the film they made, "23 Feet," at film festivals - in a theater attached to their Airstream - and they're returning to Portland for a free showing, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Lizard Lounge, 1323 N.W. Irving St. The film was funded by Horny Toad, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based lifestyle apparel company, and produced by Red Reel.

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This and that

The Portland area continues to be a major influence in the world of flying discs - Frisbee that is. Two metro-area competitors won titles at the record Freestyle Players Association World Freestyle Disc Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

Jake Gauthier of Portland teamed with Seattle's Randy Silvey and L.A.'s Dave Lewis to win the open co-op division; it's his third world freestyle disc title. Multiple world champ Lisa Hunrichs of Milwaukie and partner Mary Lowry of Seattle won the women's division. Lori Daniels of Portland and Jake Gauthier placed second in mixed pairs co-ed.

Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center plans to build an outdoor performing and gathering space - an interactive arts plaza - on its current parking lot, 8371 N. Interstate Ave. Organizers are tabbing it as a dynamic new environment for the Kenton neighborhood.