Yard to Table event fun, family friendly

Yard to Table event fun, family friendly

Greg Baartz-Bowman loves living in Milwaukie, and he wants to keep spreading the love....

Oregon Ballet Theatre saying goodbye

Oregon Ballet Theatre saying goodbye

Principal dancer Alison Roper spins in a tribute as she prepares to retire Alison Roper’s...

Bits & Pieces: The condors have landed

Bits & Pieces: The condors have landed

The Oregon Zoo built a new habitat for critically endangered California condors, and last week...

Music fills hearts, souls across city

Music fills hearts, souls across city

Annual Soul'd Out fest brings dozens of acts covering wide range of genres Now in its fifth year,...

Live Music

Live Music

April 4 Little movies Somewhere in West Texas, Joe Ely gets ready for a show as the dust blows...

The Short List

The Short List

STAGE 'Midsummer (a play with songs)' Third Rail Repertory's show by David Grieg and Gordon...

Pioneer Courthouse Square's turns 30

Pioneer Courthouse Square's turns 30

Portland’s living room turns 30 years old on Sunday, April 6, and it’s still as popular...

'Lend Me a Tenor' brings nonstop energy, mistaken identity to stage

'Lend Me a Tenor' brings nonstop energy, mistaken identity to stage

A classic farce set in Cleveland, Ohio, will close the New Century Players’ season, when...

Wanderlust, Umbrella juggles acts

Wanderlust, Umbrella juggles acts

Festival performers swing into action with a gathering of clowns, comedy and cabaret Cirque du...

'Boogie Cat' ready to howl about health care blues

'Boogie Cat' ready to howl about health care blues

Third annual event rallies for single-payer system Ken Cropper, a retired Portland-area union...

Gymnast stretches his limits

Gymnast stretches his limits

Cirque du Soleil's Umihiko Miya breaks through barriers with acrobatics Since April 2010, Umihiko...

Cherie Price helps audience pause, ponder serious subject

Cherie Price helps audience pause, ponder serious subject

Portland actress says 'Menopause' has its share of laughs Cherie Price admits that she has gone...

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Portland's Features

April 15, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Rio 2”; “Draft Day”; “Under The Skin”; “The Raid 2”; “Jodorowsky’s Dune”; “The Unknown Known” This week April 16: “Heaven Is for Real” (TriStar), PG, 100 minutes About — A father…
Jay Ponteri's new book.
April 15, 2014

Author has marriage issues all locked up

by Stephen Alexander
'Wedlocked' shows how couple wrestles with difficult times The ingredients for a stellar memoir are simple: lay your soul bare for all to judge you. Actually doing that, though, takes exploring…
by: MITSUBISHI MOTOR SALES OF AMERICA - Mitsubishi returns to its roots with the 2014 Mirage, the company's first new subcomapct is years.
April 11, 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES: Back to basics

by Jim Redden
Although I'm very much in favor of small cars that get high mileage, Mitsubishi made it hard for me to like the 2014 Mirage, it's first new subcompact in years. For starters, unlike most test…
by: COURTESY OF JONI KABANA/OBT - Oregon Ballet Theatre is preparing for Celebrate and its big send-off for longtime principal dancer Alison Roper (above).
April 10, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Tommy Davidson The renowned comedian, going back to his days on “In Living Color” and recently on Showtime in “Chocolate Sundaes,” appears in Portland. He’ll be joined by Sonmore, Bill Bellamy…
April 10, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
April 11 Shakin’ all over Just in time for the slew of earthquakes hitting our region, Portland’s Shook Twins are promoting a haunting new, gypsy-flavored folk single called “Shake” off their…
April 10, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Muy Guapo!

by Jason Vondersmith
The fellows from Muy Guapo, who competed in the 2013 Long Beach Red Bull Flugtag event in their Mexican pro wrestling-themed garb and riding a bull craft, built themselves a sled shaped like a…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE - The Davenport restaurant features a wide open dining area, with lots of clean lines and light. Its a new restaurant that is elegant, upscale and relaxed, an example of a top-end Pacific Northwest bistro.
April 10, 2014

At Davenport, fish makes you smart

by Anne Marie DiStefano
Bread & Brew My new favorite restaurant is Davenport, and my new favorite fish is smelt. Rarely served in restaurants, and with an extremely limited season, Columbia River smelt are usually…
April 08, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Live Wire's big news

by Jason Vondersmith
The radio/stage variety show Live Wire! Radio has always featured interesting guests and fun topics, and it has been recognized for its hard work through the years. Public Radio International…
April 08, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Notable new releases: • Last week “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”; “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D” • This week April 11: “Rio 2” (20th Century Fox), G, 101 minutes About: Blu, Jewell and…
by: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY - The redesigned 2014 Kia Forte is a looer - and that's just the start.
April 04, 2014

2014 Kia Forte EX: A bold redesign

by Jim Redden
When Datsun first entered the American market, it was accused of copying other cars. Some thought the 510 sedan was deliberately modeled after the BMW 1600, while the Fairlady sport car looked…

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Apr 03, 2014

Bits & Pieces: A new company

by Jason Vondersmith
A new theater company, Clever Enough, has started in Portland and will launch with a production of “Hamlet.” Valerie Asbell is the founder and artistic director. For info: www.cleverenough.org.…
Apr 01, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Thousands to arts

by Jason Vondersmith
The Oregon Arts Commission, supporting its multiyear Sustaining Oregon’s Arts program, has awarded $237,500 in capacity building grants to 17 Oregon arts groups. The grants range from $3,100 to…
Apr 01, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Notable new releases: • Last week “Noah”; “Cesar Chavez”; “Sabotage”; “The Lunchbox” • This week April 4: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (Marvel), PG-13, 136 minutes Our patriotic hero…
Apr 01, 2014

Strong plot propels 'Veronica Mars'

by Stephen Alexander
New mystery requires no TV or movie knowledge When I told my fiancée Sarah that I was going to read a book based on the “Veronica Mars” TV show and movie, she rolled her eyes. I understood her…
by: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS - The stylish 2014 Mazda CX-9 is unchanged from last year, which is a good thing.
Mar 28, 2014

2014 Mazda CX-9 Touring: The large SUV that's fun to drive

by Jim Redden
Mazda made few changes its the 2014 CX-9 crossover since last year's minor redesign. That's a good thing, since the redesigned fixed its biggest problem by replacing the large, goofy looking…
by: COURTESY OF SHORE FIRE MEDIA - A lot of people believe big things are ahead for The Strypes, four teenagers from Cavan, Ireland, who are rockin their way through the U.S. for the first time. They play Holocene, March 28.
Mar 27, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
March 28 Boyos to men A long time ago, you weren’t really a rock ‘n’ roll band unless you played some Chess-label blues covers, some Chuck Berry tunes, and boasted a lead singer who took some…
Mar 27, 2014

Bits & Pieces: 'Oregon Art Beat'

by Jason Vondersmith
If it means anything in the Portland art scene, it’s likely been featured on the longtime OPB program “Oregon Art Beat.” The show turns 15 this year, and OPB and The Peoples Art of Portland plan…
by: COURTESY OF JOAN MARCUS - The Broadway musical 'Sister Act' comes to Portland, with the nuns rockin' Keller Auditorium, April 1-6.
Mar 27, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE 'Hamlet' Post5 Theatre puts on the Shakespeare classic, starring Ty Boice, Jeff Gorham and Tobias Anderson, directed by Paul Angelo, and conceptualized and edited by artistic director…
Mar 25, 2014

Bits & Pieces: The Eagles are coming

by Jason Vondersmith
It’s usually a big news event when the Eagles announce their tour dates, and it’s not an exception in 2014 as the group continues its “History of the Eagles” tour and it has added a stop in…
Mar 25, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Notable new releases in theaters: Last week “Muppets Most Wanted”; “Divergent”; “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” This week March 28: “Noah” (Paramount), PG-13, 139 minutes It’s the story of the man…