Alice Sumida learns to dance through history

Alice Sumida learns to dance through history

At 100, dancer says she focuses on good life, positive attitude Wearing a bright yellow,...

Restored vehicle is more than just living history

Restored vehicle is more than just living history

Local man's replication a tribute to his grandfather A few weeks ago, Corbett resident Chad Olin...

Parker Stables is turning out champions

Parker Stables is turning out champions

Two nationally ranked dressage competitors hail from training center Set among the rolling hills...

WildRiver BBQ and Cruise In draws record crowds

WildRiver BBQ and Cruise In draws record crowds

What could be more fun than a warm summer day spent in a shady grove enjoying barbecue, checking...

Pickathon picks up the pace

Pickathon picks up the pace

Annual Pendarvis Farm show tries to stay true to its indie roots It’s that time of year...

Velodrome Challenge rolls into town

Velodrome Challenge rolls into town

The Cadonau family’s Alpenrose Dairy, at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, has quite a jewel on its...

Estonia tour touched hearts, lives

Estonia tour touched hearts, lives

Oregon City chamber choir steps into Baltic nation's proud history When I mentioned to friends...

Tamale Boy's grown up and living on Dekum St.

Tamale Boy's grown up and living on Dekum St.

The folks at Tamale Boy say the secret ingredient to their food is love. That may be the case,...

Sand in the City

Sand in the City

Annual event pits corporate types in building contest Once again, our corporate citizens are...

Lake Oswego chef a contender on new 'Food Fighters' show

Lake Oswego chef a contender on new 'Food Fighters' show

Home cooks compete against pros to win cash on new TV show Elisha Joyce of Lake Oswego considers...

Where the 'wool hits the road'

Where the 'wool hits the road'

The Traveling Ewe puts together fiber-focused adventures - Alpacas, lunch, yarn and wine —...

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

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

The late Harry Harvey had the idea for a park where families could go to ride and learn about...

Portland's Martin an unlikely auto collector

Portland's Martin an unlikely auto collector

Portland jewelry designer will bring three Italian cars to Concours Rick Martin admits he is an...

1960s icons flex muscles

1960s icons flex muscles

Mustang, GTO rev up the show at Concours d'Elegance The annual Forest Grove Concours...

Lavender Festival on tab at six area farms

Lavender Festival on tab at six area farms

The Oregon Lavender Festival runs this weekend -- Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13 -- with dozens...

A dose of HOPE

A dose of HOPE

Cannabis community comes together to help girl, 4, fight rare cancer - On a recent sunny day,...

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Portland's Features

by: JOHN M. VINCENT - The redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy is large and more refined, but still comes standard with all-wheel-drive.
August 01, 2014

2015 Legacy 3.6R Limited: Subaru refines its family car

by Jim Redden
Subaru's 3.6-liter Boxer engine is one of the company's best-best secrets. Everyone knows every Subaru comes standard with all-wheel-drive in every model, except the BRZ sports car. And many…
by: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - The Washington County Fair, always a staple of Portland-area summers, will be July 24 to 27 in Hillsboro, where a night might bring another award-winning photograph, such as David Blairs (above).
July 24, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Washington County Fair It’s B.F.F. (Big Fair Fun) at the doings out in Hillsboro, which run through Sunday, July 27, and features motorsports events on Friday night and a Mexican Rodeo on Sunday…
by: COURTESY OF MICHAEL BUSSE - Creatively playing party and mellow music and everything between, Brooklyns Miniature Tigers visit Portland next week, July 30 at Holocene.
July 24, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
July 24 Wyatt works Move over Sheryl Crow. Just like you did, Jaime Wyatt straddles the lines that cross the worlds of rock and folk in order to create intelligent pop. With a voice that’s…
Portland Claymation animator Will Vinton.
July 23, 2014

Vinton, Gnosis deal puts Claymation animator in director's seat

by Pamplin Media Group
Gnosis Moving Pictures and Vinton Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday the two companies have signed a co-production deal on a slate of CG animated feature films, to be directed by Oscar winner…
July 22, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Planes: Fire & Rescue 3D” This week July 25: “Hercules” (Paramount), PG-13, 100 minutes About — The King of Thrace and his daughter seek the Greek demigod’s help in defeating a…
July 22, 2014

Freddys' story tied up nicely with a bow

by Stephen Alexander
Journalist Leeson brings merchant Fred Meyer's story to life Sometimes the best questions are those that are so obvious that no one bothers to ask them. Imagine this scenario: You are driving…
by: CHRYSLER FIAT MOTOR COMPANY - The Dodge Dart is all dressed up and ready to go for 2014.
July 25, 2014

2014 Dodge Dart: Have it your way

by Jim Redden
Dodge has come up with neat trick to keep its 2014 Dart competitive in the hotly-contest compact car market niche — offer it with a dizzying array of trim levels and option packages that allow…
July 17, 2014

Robin Hood Festival celebrates 60 years

by Susan Danz
Sherwood celebrates 60 years of medieval and modern fun This year’s 60th Robin Hood Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, in Old Town Sherwood promises to be a special event. The…
by: COURTESY OF PHOTOMARS - A beautiful setting under the St. Johns Bridge is part of the 34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, July 18 to 20, which includes many top Portland-area performers.
July 17, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
July 18-20 Free jazz The 34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival runs Friday to Sunday, July 18 to 20, under the St. Johns Bridge, and is free. Here’s a quick summary of each day’s bands: •…
July 17, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Outdoor movies

by Jason Vondersmith
Drive-In at Zidell Yards, the Northwest Film Center/Zidell’s pop-up outdoor film series sponsored by Laika, will feature five movies: July 18 — “Purple Rain,” 7:30 p.m., “Mean Streets,” 11:30…

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Jul 17, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Oregon Berry Festival It’s the fourth annual event highlighting one of our sweetest bounties, from marionberries to olallieberries. There’ll be vendors and products, cooking demonstrations…
by: GARY ALLEN - Special Olympics - Dundee Mayor Ted Crawford competed in the Oregon Mayors Bocce Cup Friday alongside 12 other mayor teams to  support the Special Olympics. Crawford was eliminated in the first round after scoring six points in the three-game round robin format.
Jul 16, 2014

A friendly game of bocce between mayors

by Katy Sword
Competition — Oregon Mayors Bocce Cup designed to raise awareness for Special Olympics Despite sweltering heat, spirits remained high at the Oregon Mayors Bocce Cup Friday at the Austin Sports…
by: COURTESY OF STEVEN KENNEY - ‘Mother Counselor' - Two Portland researchers are writing a book about women in the KKK, including information about Maybelle Bents and her involvement early on in the organization.
Jul 16, 2014

Tales from the Grubby End: The Ku Klux Klan in Newberg

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Maybelle Bents 'Mother Counselor' in women's wing of organization As tempting as it is to think Yamhill County enjoys a special isolation from the rest of the world — and I suppose in some ways…
by: SUBMITTED - New movie - Patricia Arquette plays a single mom in the new film ‘Boyhood' trying to raise her two children in Texas. Filmed over the past 12 years, the film opens July 25.
Jul 16, 2014

Review: A charming simplicity

by Katy Sword
It’s a dynamic often seen. A young, single mom struggles to raise her children, meets some bad men along the way and their childhood vanishes before her eyes. Such is the premise of Richard…
Jul 16, 2014

An uncommon event is on tap

by Katy Sword
Annual wine festival gives opportunity for small labels to showcase wares When the Indie Wine Festival in Portland lost its venue, Ryan Fish with Vista Hills Winery wanted to make sure there was…
Jul 15, 2014

The big screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”; “Third Person” This week July 18: “Planes: Fire & Rescue 3D” (Disney), PG, 83 minutes About — Dusty may never race again because of engine troubles,…
by: KIA MOTORS AMERICA - The 2014 Kia Optima remains one of the most impressive midsize cars on the market today.
Jul 10, 2014

2014 Kia Optima: No changes required

by Jim Redden
Kia can be accused of resting on the Optima's laurels for 2014. But those laurels are worth at least one more year. The midsize Optima was completely redesigned in 2011 into one of the best…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Improv star Domeka Parker, shown at her beloved Brody Theater, undergoes surgery this week.
Jul 10, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Parker's ordeal

by Jason Vondersmith
Best wishes, and hopes for a speedy recovery, go out to Domeka Parker, the longtime improv star in Portland and director of development and marketing at The Brody Theater (featured in the June…
by: COURTESY OF TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - (Left to right) Alex Fox, Olivia Shimkus, Leif Norby and Todd Hermanson perform in The 39 Steps at Lakewood Theatre Company, July 11-Aug 17.
Jul 10, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Portland Historic Races The annual showing and racing of classic automobiles features an entry list of more than 250 autos for racing and 700 collector cars and hot rods for display. The…
by: COURTESY OF JP CUTLER MEDIA - The Northwest String Summit rocked Hornings Hideout in North Plains last year, and it returns July 17 to 20.
Jul 10, 2014

A meeting of the musical minds

by Rob Cullivan
Northwest String Summit brings bluegrass to Horning's Hideout July 17-20 Horning’s Hideout in North Plains hosts one of the most popular summer roots music fests around, the 13th annual…