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SPARTAN RACER AMELIA BOONE ON THE RUN AGAIN

SPARTAN RACER AMELIA BOONE ON THE RUN AGAIN

Back from an injury, former world champ signs to pro team

JFK: Inspiring  a new generation

JFK: Inspiring a new generation

OHS' 'High Hopes' marks president's 100th birthday with display of rare items

Legendary bassist, ukulele star Ritz dies

Legendary bassist, ukulele star Ritz dies

The Wrecking Crew session musician worked with greats, including Herb Alpert

'CARMEN' A DANCE OF LOVE, BETRAYAL, MURDER

'CARMEN' A DANCE OF LOVE, BETRAYAL, MURDER

Northwest Dance Project turns Bizet's opera into story ballet, led by Ihsan Rustem

Signs of spring include new wines

Signs of spring include new wines

Signs of spring include crocus, robins and the releases of new wines

SHAKE OFF WINTER WITH WALK IN WOODS

SHAKE OFF WINTER WITH WALK IN WOODS

Explore Hoyt Arboretum's 'living museum' right in the city's backyard

Blitzen Trapper goes 'Wild and Reckless'

Blitzen Trapper goes 'Wild and Reckless'

Portland indie band stars in its own theater concert show

Sláinte (Cheers)! Kells hosts first Irish Beer Festival

Sláinte (Cheers)! Kells hosts first Irish Beer Festival

Portland brewers to offer samples at St. Patrick's Day events

AUGUST WILSON'S CREATIONS COME TO LIFE

AUGUST WILSON'S CREATIONS COME TO LIFE

Monologue contest winners celebrate playwright, and a couple of them are going to New York City

Rae Gordon, band make it in Memphis

Rae Gordon, band make it in Memphis

Group a runner-up in the International Blues Challenge in Tennessee

'AKBAR'S ELEPHANT' IN THE ROOM

'AKBAR'S ELEPHANT' IN THE ROOM

'Oregon's sculptor' Lee Kelly installs piece in Fox Tower lobby

Cirque du Soleil brings 'KURIOS' to life in Rose City

Cirque du Soleil brings 'KURIOS' to life in Rose City

The Canadian acrobatic company announced that the new show lands at the Portland Expo Center Aug....

JD McPherson, Big Head Todd ready to rattle 'n' roll 30th Blues Fest

JD McPherson, Big Head Todd ready to rattle 'n' roll 30th Blues Fest

Festival organizers announced on Wednesday, March 1, about two dozen performers who will appear...

POWFEST SHOWCASES FILMS BY WOMEN

POWFEST SHOWCASES FILMS BY WOMEN

Female filmmakers continue their dialogue March 2-5 in Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

Local comic heads to La La Land

Local comic heads to La La Land

Time ripe for move, but Bri Pruett thinks Portland is hilarious

A portrait of Nichelle Nichols of 'Star Trek'

A portrait of Nichelle Nichols of 'Star Trek'

Wizard World Portland Comic Con headliner the subject of local artist's painting

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Portland's Features

COURTESY: KATE SZROM - Lauren Weedman returns to Portland Center State at The Armory with 'Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore,' following her successful stagings of 'The People's Republic of Portland' (twice) and 'Bust.'
March 22, 2017

Lauren Weedman goes country (and sings)

by Jason Vondersmith
One-woman show explores life of big hair, tight jeans, love and heartache
COURTESY PHOTO - Author Jeannette Walls never let her tough upbringing ruin her spirit. 'All these things I went through, they just happened to me,' she says.
March 22, 2017

Walls turns bad memories into valuable life lessons

by Jason Vondersmith
Voices lecture series brings 'Glass Castle' author to city April 5
COURTESY PHOTO - TONY STARLIGHT
March 22, 2017

Live Music

by Jason Vondersmith
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond


COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER PEDDECORD - Eric Skinner (above) and Daniel Kirk and their Dance Ensemble put on music-inspired dances at BodyVox, March 23-April 1.
March 22, 2017

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas
COURTESY: PORTLAND ART MUSEUM - It's 'Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi's St. John Altarpiece.'
March 22, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
COURTESY PHOTO - Amy Shively Hawk says her stepfather Jim Shively 'didn't share the details' of his time in POW camp, as told in 'Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton.'
March 20, 2017

Book Report: Book by Hood River writer tells POW's story of survival

by Michaela Bancud
'Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton' a tribute to stepdad
COURTESY PHOTO - James D. Thayer spent many years researching for his book, 'Hiking from Portland to the Coast,' traversing many trails from the city to the coast. 'In the seven years I was walking those trails, I ran into three people,' he says.
March 20, 2017

Head to hikers' heaven between Portland, coast

by Jennifer Anderson
Book weaves local history, stories about 30 less-traveled trails
March 20, 2017

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...
March 20, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
GENESIS AMERICA - The 2017 Genesis G80 is an attract midsize luxury sedan with a range of available engines and optional all-wheel-drive.
March 17, 2017

Test Drive: 2017 Genesis G80

by Jim Redden
The new midsize sedan competes well against more expensive offerings from established luxury manufacturers.
COURTESY: EDWARD CURTIS/THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - Shown is an Indian from the Klamath tribe. OPB producer Eric Cain traveled all over the state to talk to tribes who still live in Oregon for a new documentary, 'Broken Treaties.'
March 15, 2017

OPB history series puts lens on state's Indian tribes

by Lyndsey Hewitt
'Broken Treaties' opens eyes to Oregon Native experience March 20
COURTESY: KEVIN THOMAS GARCIA / MAMMA MIA - Actresses Niki Badua, Lizzie Markson and Chloe Kounadis perform 'Mamma Mia' on its exciting final farewell tour. It stops in Portland from March 24-26.
March 15, 2017

Actress Markson wraps up last tour of first job out of college

by Lyndsey Hewitt
'Mamma Mia!' star heads to Keller, talks about life on road
COURTESY PHOTO - The Duck mascot sits as 'The Thinker' at the Portland University of Oregon academic center.
March 15, 2017

UO grad sets school pride in bronze

by Jason Vondersmith
Alison Brown, class of 2011, is the official University of Oregon sculptor
March 15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day events

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a few of the things to do to help the Irish celebrate their big day March 17
COURTESY: GARY NORMAN - CoHo Productions' 'Playhouse Creatures' features (clockwise from left) Brenan Dwyer, Jacklyn Maddux, Lorraine Bahr, McKenna Twedt and Dainichia Noreault.
March 15, 2017

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Milwaukie resident Julie Brundage offers Baloo a special treat during a home visit with Lap of Love veterinarian Dr. Lori Braun.
March 15, 2017

Mobile vet Lori Braun lets pet owners say farewell at home

by Ellen Spitaleri
Milwaukie resident Julie Brundage turned to Lap of Love when her cherished dog, Baloo, began to show signs of slowing down
COURTESY: BRANFORD JONES - The 'Trippy Trio' version of the band Cracker plays Lola's Room at The Crystal Ballroom, March 17.
March 15, 2017

Live Music

by Jason Vondersmith
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond
March 15, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
COURTESY PHOTO - Sisters Angela and Aubrey Webber, The Doubleclicks, did it again, gathering more than $72,000 in Kickstarter pledges for their new CD 'Love Problems.'
March 14, 2017

Doubleclicks' 'Love Problems' adds up to another Kickstarter smash

by Pamplin Media Group
A campaign started in mid-February was supposed to raise $35,000 to fund recording sessions. But, 1,870 people later, it piled up…
COURTESY: STUMPTOWN STAGES - Jon Conver (middle) feels good every night he gets to play Drew in 'Rock of Ages' for Stumptown Stages. 'I see a lot of myself in Drew,' he says. The show has been extended through March 19.
March 13, 2017

With power chords and big hair, Conver proves '80s are alive

by Jason Vondersmith
Stumptown Stages extends popular 'Rock of Ages' show at Brunish Theatre

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Mar 13, 2017

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...
COURTESY: MICHAEL DURHAM/OREGON ZOO - The Oregon Zoo's otter pups could fit in two hands a week after birth. They have since grown, and will soon be available for public viewing.
Mar 13, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
COURTESY: RENATO MANGOLIN - Companhia Urbana de Danca of Brazil makes its Portland debut, March 9-11 at Newmark Theatre.
Mar 08, 2017

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas
Mar 08, 2017

Live Music

by Jason Vondersmith
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond
COURTESY PHOTO - Fresh off its Large Brewery of the Year award last week, Breakside opens a third location, the first on the west side. The 13-barrel brewhouse opened to the public March 6.
Mar 08, 2017

Bread & Brew: Breakside Brewery opens Slabtown 'hop lab'

by Jennifer Anderson
The Slabtown brewery will be designed around maximizing hop flavor and creating different ways to use hops
Mar 08, 2017

Women's Expo offers resources

by Lyndsey Hewitt
The expo's organizers are aiming higher at 15,000 attendees at Oregon Convention Center
COURTESY PHOTO - 'Kubo and the Two Strings' was Laika's latest Academy Awards nominee.
Mar 06, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
COURTESY PHOTO - Patricia Kullberg says there's 'incredible resilience' in Portland's disenfranchised people.
Mar 06, 2017

Book Report: Medical memoir tells stories of resilience among poor

by Michaela Bancud
'On the Ragged Edge of Medicine' draws back curtain on poorest people
Mar 06, 2017

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...
COURTESY INFINITI - The new 2017 Infiniti QX30 is one of the sportiest looking and driving of the new breed of subcompact luxury crossovers.
Mar 03, 2017

Test Drive: Infiniti QX30

by Jim Redden
Anyone interested in a small, agile and sophisticated subcompact crossover has to put the new Infiniti QX30 near the top of their…
COURTESY: OPEN SIGNAL - Organizers hope the Open Signal/Portland Community Media building stays busy; an open house drew hundreds of people last weekend. (This photo depicts a building design plan to be put in place later in 2017).
Mar 01, 2017

Studio bridges digital divide

by Jason Vondersmith
Open Signal creates social change through media access for all
COURTESY: JOSEPH CULTICE - Skillet, which plays the Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, March 5, features (left to right) Jen Ledger, John Cooper, Korey Cooper and Seth Morrison.
Mar 01, 2017

Christian rock band Skillet sizzles with new album, tour and vibe

by Jason Vondersmith
'Unleashed' packs a punch in professing band members' faith
Mar 01, 2017

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas
Mar 01, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
COURTESY PHOTO - Joe and Madison Greer say that starring on 'Relative Race,' a BYUtv production, was a life-changing experience.
Mar 01, 2017

SE Portland couple appears on 'Relative Race' TV show

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Greers compete for $50,000 and hope to find long-lost relatives
Mar 01, 2017

March Arts

by Jason Vondersmith
It's a monthly look at arts gallery openings and other arts happenings
Mar 01, 2017

Live Music

by Jason Vondersmith
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond
COURTESY: OUTSIDE THE FRAME - Filmmaking has helped some disenfranchised youth deal with their situations. 'Lost Boys of Portlandia' will be screened March 1.
Feb 27, 2017

'Lost Boys of Portlandia' lets city's homeless youth be creative

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Documentary organized by Outside the Frame and Nili Yosha to show at Havurah Shalom March 1
Feb 27, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
Feb 27, 2017

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...