Forest of Arts to celebrate with music, environment

Forest of Arts to celebrate with music, environment

“Celebrate the natural environment and see art created out of organic substances found in...

Author makes 'Chicken Soup' from youthful struggles

Author makes 'Chicken Soup' from youthful struggles

Shannon Kaiser thrives as a writer and life coach When Shannon Kaiser submitted her first article...

Project Pabst

Project Pabst

PBR-loving city can drink in 3 days of music Matt Slessler, a field marketing representative for...

Bread & Brew: Clutch banks on sausage as new fast-casual trend

Bread & Brew: Clutch banks on sausage as new fast-casual trend

Could pad thai sausage — with all of the ingredients stuffed deliciously in the sausage...

Fans warm up as Winterhawks start season, shoot for WHL championship

Fans warm up as Winterhawks start season, shoot for WHL championship

Fans warm up as Winterhawks start season, shoot for WHL championship Summer turns to ice for the...

New skydiving venture ready to call Mulino Airport home

New skydiving venture ready to call Mulino Airport home

Pacific Northwest Skydiving Center, LLC., started a lease agreement with the community airport in...

Coleman Ranch Ride: Event benefits Rider Relief Fund

Coleman Ranch Ride: Event benefits Rider Relief Fund

A total of 39 riders took part in a guided tour of the Coleman Ranch in Molalla, benefitting the...

White Horse owners giving Molalla landmark a facelift

White Horse owners giving Molalla landmark a facelift

Ryan Gengler and Ben Rash of Silverton bought the restaurant and lounge after it had been closed...

Clark takes stage for Sundays at Seven

Clark takes stage for Sundays at Seven

Merideth Kaye Clark “sings beautifully and connects effortlessly with her audience,”...

WWII milestone highlights sacrifices for freedom

WWII milestone highlights sacrifices for freedom

OC-based museum hosts survivors, talks, memorabilia - World War II, the most destructive war in...

OCHS grad finds new purpose in ride across country

OCHS grad finds new purpose in ride across country

Brady Stroh continues biking for teammate killed in car crash Brady Stroh, as the only Oregon...

Molalla Train Park to celebrate Founder's Day, 60th Anniversary

Molalla Train Park to celebrate Founder's Day, 60th Anniversary

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Portland's Features

September 30, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “The Notebook”; “Tracks” This week Oct. 3: “Gone Girl” (20th Century Fox), R, 149 minutes About — A man becomes the central figure in an investigation of the well-publicized…
Photo Credit: DOUG BERGER/NWAPA - The new Kia K900 during the recent Run to  the Sun event organized by the Northwest Automotive Press Association.
September 26, 2014

2015 Kia K900: Ready to challenge the world

by Jim Redden
The all-new, full-size 2015 Kia K900 sedan is long and sleek, like a Jaguar. It has a big mesh grill, like a Jaguar. It has a 5.0-liter V8, like a Jaguar. It has a leather interior and other…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GP KITCHEN - GP Kitchen co-owner James Joyce will open a second location Oct. 16 in the Pearl District.
September 26, 2014

Bread & Brew: Hey, cheeseheads, time for some Bad Habit

by Jennifer Anderson
Welcome to fall, hungry readers. Still shaking a hangover from Feast PDX? Nothing like some hair of the dog. This week I have the scoop on a boozy brunch spot and a new Pearl District market. I…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Bill Nye will bring his special brand of pop culture science literacy to Lewis & Clark College Oct. 25. Tickets are available now.
September 25, 2014

Bill Nye The Science Guy coming to L&C

by Pamplin Media Group
Engineer, educator, author to speak at Lewis & Clark Bill Nye — scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor — will bring his special brand of pop culture science literacy to Portland at 7…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MATTHEW MURPHY - Kinky Boots kicks off the Broadway Across America series in Portland, Oct. 1-5. It tells the story of Charlie Price, who takes over his fathers struggling shoe factory, and finds inspiration from entertainer Lola.
September 25, 2014

'Kinky Boots' kicks up curtain

by Jason Vondersmith
Tony winner opens Broadway Across America's 20th season The 20th season of Broadway Across America staging shows in Portland surely will be entertaining, starting with “Kinky Boots,” Oct. 1…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID KINDER - Northwest Childrens Theater and School presents Sherlock Holmes, Sept. 27-Oct. 26.
September 25, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Northwest Quilting Expo Quilts are on display and ready for purchase, and seminars also will be held. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 25-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Expo…
September 25, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Sept. 30 Justin case you forgot In six studio albums and numerous live shows, Justin Townes Earle has created a compelling body of award-winning work that has put him at the forefront of the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Acclaimed writer Nicholas Kristof, an Oregon native, wrote A Path Appears with wife Sheryl WuDunn.
September 25, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Returning writer

by Jason Vondersmith
Yamhill native Nicholas Kristof, an award-winning author and columnist for The New York Times, will be the guest speaker at the Senior Advocates for Generational Equity event on Oct. 5. Kristof,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FIRST NATIONAL TAPHOUSE - Portland's new First National Taphouse is a sort-of bank where customers make withdrawals by the pint.
September 25, 2014

Bread & Brew: Soak up the tap, coffee with Duck Bread

by Jennifer Anderson
If it sounds like a bank, that's because it used to be one. Portland's newest watering hole is called the First National Taphouse, which just opened nearby Portland State University at 1962 S.W.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE FERMENTATION FESTIVAL - Samples of beet kvass (a drink that contains probiotics and enzymes) by Southeast Portland-based Salt, Fire & Time await fermentation enthusiasts at last year's Fermentation Festival.
September 24, 2014

Fermentation Festival ready to get ripe

by Jennifer Anderson
The crock has runneth over. Now five years old, the Portland Fermentation Festival is expected to draw bigger crowds than ever, with a lineup of local experts slinging their handmade pickles,…

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Sep 23, 2014

Author relies on news sense

by Stephen Alexander
Dana Haynes, mayor's publicist, pens spy thrillers Last week, when I emailed Dana Haynes asking for a publicity photo, he responded quickly with an attachment of an image for actor Denzel…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN VINCENT - The Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Sep 23, 2014

Urban tranquility: the Lan Su Chinese Garden

by John Vincent
Nestled behind walls, between the office buildings and light rail lines of Northwest Portland, lies the Lan Su Chinese Garden, an urban oasis, an escape from the pace of the street, and an…
Sep 23, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “The Maze Runner”; “This Is Where I Leave You”; “Tusk” This week Sept. 26: “The Notebook” (SPC), R, 104 minutes About — It’s not the 2004 epic, but a French World War II story of twins…
Photo Credit: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY - The exterior of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is crisp and slightly aggressive looking.
Sep 19, 2014

2014 Santa Fe Sport: Just don't call it a station wagon

by Jim Redden
The 2014 Santa Fe Sport is a prime example of why there aren't many station wagons being made anymore. Hyundai's compact, five-passenger crossover is basically a station wagon disguised as a…
Sep 18, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Virginia Cafe

by Jason Vondersmith
The year 1914 apparently was a fairly big year in Portland, as several 100-year anniversaries are being celebrated this year — Pittock Mansion and Crystal Ballroom included. Another one is…
Sep 18, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Feast Portland The annual food and drink festival, held at various venues around the city (31 events, 13 venues) and celebrating Oregon’s bounty, will be Sept. 18 through 21. Tickets range…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JORY LEE CORDY - Neo-garage band The Orwells play at the Star Theater on Sept. 25, bringing to Portland their devil-may-care way of rockin. Their lead singers name: Mario Cuomo.
Sep 18, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Sept. 19 Raindrops keep falling on their heads The Robin Jackson Band will release its first “official” music video, “October Rain,” which was shot over five months in 10 Portland locations,…
Sep 16, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Dolphin Tale 2,” No Good Deed,” “Love Is Strange,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” This week Sept. 19: “The Maze Runner” (20th Century Fox), PG-13, 113 minutes About — A young…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Eagle Creek is within the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness of the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Sep 11, 2014

Wild by nature

by Kylie Wray
In the Wilderness, human use is not a priority and visiting warrants caution The Mt. Hood Wilderness is within driving distance for many local hikers. But just because it is accessible doesn't…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform at the Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro.
Sep 11, 2014

Wings ready to soar over Washington County

by Doug Burkhardt
Annual air show returns to Hillsboro Airport soon For three days this month, the skies above Hillsboro will be filled with daredevil pilots and precision flying maneuvers as the annual Oregon…