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COURTESY PHOTO - Lisa Goyne of Portland and her Beagle are gearing up to hike the Pacific Coast Trail in support of her favorite charity, Cascade Beagle Rescue. Beagles are a breed used in animal experimentation.A hike and a cause

Lisa Goyne of Southwest Portland loves both dogs and hiking, and this summer she’s geared up to hike 450 miles along Oregon’s section of the Pacific Crest Trail in support of her favorite charity.

Cascade Beagle Rescue is a Portland-based nonprofit that works nationally to address the top two surprising issues facing beagles today.

They are the No. 1 breed used in animal experimentation, and one of the Top 10 dogs found in animal shelters.

On May 19 she plans to launch the fundraising portion of her “Follow Your Nose” hike with a party set for 6-9 p.m. at Opal 28, 510 N.E. 28th Ave.

Tickets are $40 and include food, drink and entertainment, as well as a silent auction with items like art, photography, getaways and spa packages.

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Alpenrose turns 100

Alpenrose Dairy celebrates 100 years in 2016, and festivities get going with the 50th-year opening of Dairyville, the Western-themed “town” located on the 52-acre dairy farm. It’ll be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays from June 5 through Aug. 28.

Dairyville includes the Confectionery, the Great Western Bank, the Dairyville School and post office. Model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes. The Ice Cream Parlor stays busy during warm days (with Alpenrose ice cream, of course). The Western-town tradition was started in 1956 by Carl Cadonau Sr., originally called Fun Day Sunday!, open after church for community members.

Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, off of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway (

Another 100th milestone

The (private) birthday party for the Historic Columbia River Highway and centennial rededication will be held June 7 at Troutdale, Vista House, Glenn Otto Park and Multnomah Falls.

There’ll be former governors (Barbara Roberts, Ted Kulongoski) and area dignitaries, an antique car cavalcade, a biplane flyover, a “Roll On, Columbia, Roll On” sing-along with Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale and more. The main activities take place at Multnomah Falls, starting around 9:45 a.m. It’s for invited guests only.

There’ll also be yearlong events in Columbia Gorge communities. See for more.

Constructed between 1913 and 1922, the highway was dedicated on June 7, 1916, drawing attention around the world and opening up views of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. It became known as the King of Roads. The construction of Interstate 84 in the 1950s left the highway fragmented, but it since has been refurbished for pedestrians and bicycles; the newest bicycle/pedestrian state trail section near Hood River will be open Sept. 24.

Federal show

The lobby of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, 1000 S.W. Third Ave., will be open for a free traveling art exhibit, “A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation,” during regular business hours through July 18.

The exhibit tells the story of Mendez v. Westminster School District, the first federal class-action lawsuit that challenged primary school segregation in the United States. Courts ruled for the child plaintiffs in the mid-1940s. Later in 1947, Gov. Earl Warren signed a bill making California the first state to officially desegregate its public schools.

Write Around’s 50th

Write Around Portland has a noble cause, running community-building writing workshops in hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, prisons, treatment facilities and social service agencies. It takes the writings of individuals, publishes them in books, and offers free public readings.

The 50th anthology, “Draw the Outside,” will be read in the coming week: 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, PCC Willow Creek Center, Great Room, 241 S.E. Edgeway Drive, Beaverton; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, Taborspace, 5441 S.E. Belmont St.

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Portland presence

The independent film “Cold Sun,” screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France last week, features three Portland actors: Dave Velarde, Joseph Thomas Bailey and Brent Kublick.

The film was shot in Simi Valley, Calif., by Portland resident Isaac Medeiros and produced by Raging Gopher Productions. From “A prostitute, two convicts, a priest and a movie director collide in the California desert of the 1920s in a twisted tale of obsession, greed and betrayal.”

It’s slated for worldwide distribution.

COURTESY PHOTO - Noted author Ayelet Waldman will be giving a lecture in Portland about Shoah (Hebrew for Holocaust).Waldman talk

The Cogan Memorial Lecture and The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University welcomes author/radio commentator Ayelet Waldman, who’ll talk May 26 about the Holocaust, in a lecture titled “There’s No Business Like Shoah Business: Why is a Nice Jewish Girl from New Jersey So Obsessed with Her People’s Greatest Tragedy?" (Shoah means Holocaust in Hebrew).

Waldman, the wife of author Michael Chabon, wrote on the topic in “Love and Treasure” from 2014.

The details: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., free.

She also has written “Red Hook Road,” “Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace” and “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits,” which was adapted into the film “The Other Woman” with Natalie Portman.

Flower bounty

The Bloom Project, which arranges for retailers to donate flowers post-holiday to hospice and palliative care patients, has announced that it received one of the largest donations after Mother’s Day from the likes of Zupan’s Markets and Market of Choice.

Since 2007, The Bloom Project, located at Teufel Holly Farms at 160 S.W. Miller Road, has distributed more than 150,000 bouquets to patients and logged more than 51,000 donated volunteer hours.

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50 in 50 in 50

Leo Hurd of southern California band Side Trippers and Tristin Shiells are doing something quite unique: Attemping to play 50 shows in 50 states in 50 days. The tour started May 4 in Flagstaff, Ariz., passes through Portland on June 18 (Thirsty Barn, outdoor venue near Rose City Food Park, 5221 N.E. Sandy Blvd.) and concludes June 22 at Los Angeles.

The tour supports Side Tripper’s “Mythology and Impassioned Forces” album. There’ll be big shows, but mostly acoustic shows. For more:

A second ride

RailsNW and the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad have added a second exclusive coast excusion for the Oregon Coast Crawler, powered by the McCloud River Railroad No. 25 locomotive (used in the movie “Stand By Me”). The first one is Oct. 1, departing Garibaldi, going along the northern Oregon Coast through Wheeler and Rockaway and stopping in Batterson, before returning to Garibaldi, all on tracks that see limited service. The second date is Oct. 15 to take advantage of fall colors. For info:,

Concocting creative cocktails

Want to be part of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition?

Video auditions are being taken through, with regional semifinalists being named June 6. Finalists will be flown to London, home of sponsor Bombay Sapphire and its new Laverstoke Distillery, to vie for the North American title.

Calling geeks

The GeekCraft Expo PDX, described as Etsy-meets-Comic Con, takes place 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 11-12 at DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

It was founded by Daniel Way, a comic book writer (“Deadpool,” “Wolverine: Origins”) who created the show with his wife, Kimberly Matsuzaki. It takes place in 16 cities and, for the first time, in Portland.

It’s a curated craft market for geek-themed crafts — clothing, accessories, toys, home decoration, furniture, art and more.

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Paying dues for blues

As announced last week, the Waterfront Blues Festival and organizer the Oregon Food Bank will be charging admission for the first time in its 29 years of providing great blues around the July 4 holiday. There has been free entry for the past 28 years, with donations accepted, and it regularly draws crowds of 100,000.

“We simply can’t afford to run it anymore,” says Tara Taylor, the food bank’s lead festival organizer. “Frankly, 40 percent of those who come through the gate do not contribute.”

Attendees were asked to contribute a $10 donation at the gate; now it’ll be a $10 admission charge, which will help with operating costs, including paying for musical talent.

The blues fest will be held July 1-4. For more: www.waterfront

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