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March on!

For eclectic band, it's 12 years of fun A lot has transpired since March 4, 2003, when a loose...

Portland Dining Month features 100-plus restaurants

Portland Dining Month features 100-plus restaurants

Think you can’t afford to eat out in Portland? Now’s your chance to try those places...

Iceland beer fest hot ticket for locals

Iceland beer fest hot ticket for locals

Two of Portland’s most popular craft brewers are making a splash halfway around the globe...

Bacon and beignets? Izakaya brunch embodies hipster Japanese

Bacon and beignets? Izakaya brunch embodies hipster Japanese

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Playwright George Herman to attend Rex Putnam High School's 'A Company of Wayward Saints'

Playwright George Herman to attend Rex Putnam High School's 'A Company of Wayward Saints'

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Local wines taste gold at national competition

Local wines taste gold at national competition

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Portland's Features

March 03, 2015

An image that will last forever

by Stephen Alexander
What's the most important book in your life? Tell us It has been a busy few months for your local book scribe. Immediately following the holidays there were trips to Los Angeles and Dallas to…
March 03, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, Feb. 27 “Focus”; “Red Army” This week, March 6 “Chappie” (Columbia), R, 120 minutes About — It’s a futuristic movie by the makers of “District 9,” about a stolen police robot…
Photo Credit: JOHN M. VINCENT - The 2016 Kia Sorento is equally at home in the city and the county.
February 27, 2015

2016 Kia Sorento: Right-size crossover

by Jim Redden
Sport utility vehicles come in so many sizes these days, it's hard to keep them all straight. For example, not so long ago, you had to buy the biggest truck-based models to get room for seven.…
February 26, 2015

Bits & Pieces: Dancing stars

by Jason Vondersmith
The winners of the third annual White Bird Dance Awards have been announced, and they’ll be celebrated during the Flock Fete, Sunday, March 1, at The Exchange Ballroom, 123 N.E. Third Ave. The…
February 26, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. SE Area ARTWalk There’ll be nearly 70 artists exhibiting their colors, shapes, textures and visual stimuli as part of the annual event, a free, self-guided tour that features creative…
Photo Credit: PHOTOS COURTESY OF PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL - A festival favorite, Lucky Peterson plays the Aladdin Theater on the final night of the Portland Jazz Festival, March 1. Saxophonist/composer Hailey Niswanger, who will soon release album PDX Soul, plays at Jimmy Maks on Feb. 27.
February 26, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Portland Jazz Festival The Portland Jazz Festival finishes up Sunday, March 1. Here are some performances you might want to check out: • Saxophonist, composer and West Linn High graduate Hailey…
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February 25, 2015

Oregon City poet Cindy Williams Gutiérrez's debut wins acclaim

by Raymond Rendleman
There are no houses. Only walls of light. Only roofs of maples. Only stillness that flows. Not even rivers rush. The day begins and ends with the sun. The only mirrors are the eyes surrounding…
February 24, 2015

Portland Opera pushes its limits

by Jason Vondersmith
Songbook series offers popular tunes from Broadway, Hollywood What? Portland Opera singers not singing opera? Bob Kingston, the opera’s resident historian and lecturer, and some resident artists…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Pictured here as a soldier, C.E.S. Wood fought against Native Americans in the 1870s but eventually befriended them and advocated for them.
February 24, 2015

Soldier, writer, activist: C.E.S. Wood did it all

by Rob Cullivan
McMenamins talk explores significant legacy of C.E.S. Wood As a boy, he witnessed Abraham Lincoln campaigning for president and, as an elderly man, he died the same year the Allies stormed…
February 24, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “McFarland USA”; “The Duff”; “Leviathan”; “Hot Tub Time Machine 2”; “The Last Five Years” This week, Feb. 27 “Focus” (WB), R, 105 minutes About — The life of a veteran con man is…

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Photo Credit: AMERCIAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY - The 2015 Honda Civic looks sharp, thanks to styling improvements over the past three years.
Feb 20, 2015

2015 Honda Civic: Improvements pay off

by Jim Redden
It's amazing what a good nose job and butt lift can do. When Honda released its redesigned Civic in 2012, it landed with a resounding thud. The exterior styling was generic and the interior…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BRENDAN COUGHLIN - Keyboardist Sarah Fennell (hanging high) and guitarist/vocalist Matt Sheehy (standing below her)  were part of Cover Oregon ads, a sideshow to their main gig with Lost Lander.
Feb 19, 2015

For 'Medallion,' Lost Lander plumbs depths of love, loss

by Jason Vondersmith
Band gets out of its comfort zone for sophomore album It’s only an anecdote in Matt Sheehy’s career, but it’s kind of an interesting one. A past member of Ramona Falls and current leader of Lost…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SCOTT PEMBERTON - Portlands Scott Pemberton has a new album, Timber Rock, an ode to his guitar, and he plays Star Theater on Feb. 20.
Feb 19, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Feb. 19 Lichen his songs NYC multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Elliot Moss has been compared to Bon Iver and James Blake, among others, as he mixes electronic, jazz and ambient…
Feb 19, 2015

Bits & Pieces: New PNCA campus

by Jason Vondersmith
The new Pacific Northwest College of Art campus flagship, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, will be featured from 6 to 9 p.m. First Thursday, March 5. The building will…
Photo Credit: PHOTOS COURTESY OF BROADWAY IN PORTLAND - A new production of Newsies, with its high-energy dance and song, is part of Broadway in Portlands 2015-16 season.
Feb 19, 2015

Spotlight shines on Keller lineup

by Jason Vondersmith
Six-show packages on sale now include 'Annie,' 'Motown' The 2015-16 U.S. Bank Broadway in Portland season at Keller Auditorium has been set. Six-show subscription packages are available by…
Photo Credit: PHOTOS COURTESY OF PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL - Becca Stevens is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, making music in pop, rock, jazz and hip-hop and will perform solo and in collaboration at the Portland Jazz Festival, which began this week.
Feb 19, 2015

Jazz fest hits high notes

by Rob Cullivan
Biggest event ever has star lineup, free shows, tributes to Sinatra About 17,000 jazz fans are expected to attend about 30 shows during the 12th annual Portland Jazz Festival, which kicked off…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PATRICK WEISHAMPEL/BLANKEYE.TV - Portland Center Stage and Syracuse Stage put on Other Desert Cities, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Jon Robin Baitz, Feb. 27-March 22.
Feb 19, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Portland Home and Garden Show Nice weather brings thoughts of doing constructive things outside, right? The Portland Home and Garden Show, a 68-year tradition, is all about ideas, plans…
Feb 17, 2015

Bits & Pieces: Solid as a rock

by Jason Vondersmith
Susan Dieter-Robinson and her husband, Tom Robinson, suffered a great loss when their daughters were killed by a car near their Forest Grove home in October 2013. Amid their grief, the couple…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DICK TRTEK - Bambi is part of the Belmont goats herd that has drawn attention in Southeast Portland. Some of the Belmont goats will be part of Lan Su Chinese Gardens Year of the Ram festivities.
Feb 17, 2015

Totes goats

by Jason Vondersmith
Hoof it to Lan Su Chinese Garden for Year of the Ram festivities For the next Year of the Dragon, things should get interesting at Lan Su Chinese Garden, the oasis in Northwest Portland that…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVE ANDERSON - Dave Anderson has stayed busy through cancer treatment, and hell record his second CD on Feb. 20 and 21 at Harveys Comedy Club.
Feb 17, 2015

Anderson jokes while he copes with cancer

by Jason Vondersmith
Comedian, TV and radio host maintains a healthy outlook Life goes on for Dave Anderson, the acclaimed Portland television and radio host and standup comedian, which means dealing with cancer…