PERILOUSLY perched POOCH

PERILOUSLY perched POOCH

When the worried calls start coming in, Farm and Garden Store employees know Bojo is perched on...

TV legend Davidson shows his 'Wicked' side

TV legend Davidson shows his 'Wicked' side

Singer, actor takes on 'Wizard' role, touts young stars John Davidson as the Wizard might be the...

The genius of David Foster Wallace

The genius of David Foster Wallace

Book, film explore the late writer's brilliance, darkness The late David Foster Wallace may be...

Pickathon makes families feel welcome

Pickathon makes families feel welcome

Indie-roots music festival distinguishes itself through children's, teens activities To the...

Oregon City Library to showcase 'groundbreaking' authors Trevor Dodge, Hannah Gildea, Margaret Malone

Oregon City Library to showcase 'groundbreaking' authors Trevor Dodge, Hannah Gildea, Margaret Malone

Maureen Cole is inviting the public to put on their literary hardhats and come to a event...

Kukai brings its ramen game to Portland

Kukai brings its ramen game to Portland

Yes, it literally was 100 degrees outside, but families with small children and grandmas sat...

Happy Valley resident Hailey Kilgore named Oregon's Outstanding Teen

Happy Valley resident Hailey Kilgore named Oregon's Outstanding Teen

The 16-year-old Clackamas High School student will move on to the national pageant in August - ...

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COURTESY: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - Bronwyn Gibson, a Lake Oswego High and University of Oregon grad, has made the Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals dance squad.
August 04, 2015

Bits & Pieces: New Sea Gal

by Jason Vondersmith
From the Lake Oswego Review’s Cliff Newell: Bronwyn Gibson, 23 and from Lake Oswego and a University of Oregon grad, has made the Sea Gals, the dance team for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. Making a pro sports dance team is almost as tough as making…
August 04, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, July 31 “Vacation”; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”; “A Lego Brickumentary”; “Irrational Man” This week Aug. 5 “Shaun The Sheep Movie” (Lionsgate), PG, 86 minutes About — Shaun takes a day off, and it get crazy on an outside-the-farm…
GENERAL MOTORS CORP. - Trust me, red really isn't necessary for calling attention to yourself in the new Corvette.
July 31, 2015

2015 Chevy Corvette: Best of all worlds

by Jim Redden
My test 2015 Corvette Z51 had an Eco mode and a 200 mph speedometer. What kind of message does that send — that it's the perfect car for those worried about their carbon footprint while shattering the speed limit? Actually, it means the…
COURTESY: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Dru Rutledge plays Laurey and Jared Q. Millers plays Curly in Oklahoma! by Broadway Rose, starting Aug. 3.
July 30, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE ‘Oklahoma!’ Broadway Rose puts on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs from 1944. It’s set in Western Indian Territory in 1906. As local farmers and cowboys clash, cowboy Curly and farm…
July 30, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Aug. 2 Anatomy of sound Formerly from Oregon, New York City’s Jordan Bagnall and Darren Bridenbeck are My Body, the latest electropop sensation to sweep the nation. Classically trained Bagnall is the duo’s lead producer and uses both natural and…
July 30, 2015

Bits & Pieces: The Bite of Oregon

by Jason Vondersmith
Heads up: The largest culinary event in the state usually draws around 50,000 fans of food and drink. It will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7 through 9 at Waterfront Park. Tickets are only $5, and proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon. New…
COURTESY PHOTOS - Starring at Pickathon, the Quebe Sisters bring country swing from Texas and Summer Cannibals  serve up hot rock n roll right here in Portland.
July 30, 2015

Pickathon: Eclectic lineup, sonic adventures

by Rob Cullivan
Viet Cong, Quebe Sisters, Summer Cannibals offer varied sounds It’s time for one of the Portland area’s best and most popular summer festivals. Pickathon, Friday through Sunday, July 31 through Aug. 2, at Pendarvis Farm, 16581 S.E. Hagen Road in…
COURTESY PHOTOS: RED BULL - Members of Team Yakima celebrate their 2008 Red Bull Flugtag Portland title, having pushed and flown their Big Wheel craft the longest distance. Yakima will sport another team this year - and fly a birthday cake.
July 30, 2015

Flugtag competitors ready for Willamette flights of fancy

by Jason Vondersmith
Team Yakima won last Portland event, hopes for a repeat Maybe it wasn’t the wisest thing to do, but Lyle Ramsdell recently looked up something on the Internet: Worst injury in Red Bull Flugtag events. “It’s not pretty,” he says, of what he found on…
July 30, 2015

Dylan concert electrified nation

by David S. Fine
Guest column In February 2014 there was a massive media flurry surrounding the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first performance on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” Last Saturday, July 25, was the golden anniversary of another groundbreaking event in the…
Mikel Kelly
August 03, 2015

The summer of 1958, when life was simple - yet awesome

by Mikel Kelly
I know we’ve already had something like 85 days this year that were 90 degrees or above, but to this native Oregonian, summer is only just now really getting here. There are many reasons we think that, of course, not the least of which is the fact…

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Jul 28, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, July 24 “Paper Towns”; “Southpaw”; “Pixels” This week July 29 “Vacation” (WB), R, 99 minutes About — Rusty Griswold, son of Clark (Chevy Chase) of the movies of yesteryear, takes his…
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, USA, INC. - The exterior styling of the 2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport attracts a lot of attention, for all the right reasons.
Jul 24, 2015

2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport: Good looks, good performance

by Jim Redden
Lexus, the upscale arm of Toyota, has been building its performance image in recent years with "F Sport" versions of various models. With the 2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport, the company has hit the…
COURTESY: OBON 2015 - Rex and Keiko Ziak of Obon 2015 are surrounded by Japanese flags captured on the battlefields of WWII. These flags and the stories they carry will be part of the Yosegaki Hinomaru exhibit, opening July 25 at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.
Jul 23, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE JAW: A Playwrights Festival The 17th annual festival by Portland Center Stage features four new staged readings and performances by Susannah Mars and Merideth Kaye Clark, Eowyn Emerald and…
COURTESY PHOTOS: PETER VAN HOUTEN - Its quite a spectacle when pianists and 10 grand pianos fill the stage for the Ten Grands event (above), founded by Michael Allen Harrison. Ten Grands on the Green takes place on an Aloha golf course July 25.
Jul 23, 2015

Ten Grands on the Green raises money for music education

by Jason Vondersmith
Michael Allen Harrison’s Ten Grands stands as one of Portland’s unique events, annually filling a concert hall the past 15 years with the majesty, sound and intensity of 10 pianists and their 10…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SOULFUL GIVING FOUNDATION - Linda Yoshida, left, and Michelle Guthrie attend last years Soulful Giving Foundation blanket concert as board members who work to raise money for cancer research.
Jul 23, 2015

Personal ties inspire Soulful Giving

by Katy Sword
Spread out love and a blanket at annual cancer fundraiser Each Soulful Giving Foundation board member has a personal tie to cancer. Whether it’s a friend, family member or loved one, the eight…
Jul 23, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
July 31 to Aug. 2 Here a Pick, there a Pick Pickathon, a premier indie roots festival, takes place from Friday to Sunday, July 31 to Aug. 2, at Pendarvis Farm, 16581 S.E. Hagen Road, Happy…
COURTESY: STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Influential punk rocker Jake Burns (front) and Stiff Little Fingers are still singing songs of social conscience, long after the end of the Northern Ireland Troubles. Theyll perform July 24 at Hawthorne Theatre.
Jul 23, 2015

Stiff Little Fingers still foster punk pride

by Rob Cullivan
Belfast band's songs chronicle generation of political conflict Singer-guitarist Jake Burns is one of the most influential punk rockers of all time, but no one is more surprised than him. “I…
Jul 21, 2015

Bits & Pieces: OMHOF inductees

by Jason Vondersmith
The Oregon Music Hall of Fame announced its 2015 inductees last week. The induction ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. It will…
COURTESY PHOTOS: ROSS HALFIN - Formed in 1970, Aerosmith is still playing with (above, from left) bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer, singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Brad Whitford, and guitarist Joe Perry. Below, Hamilton says the band seeks an emotional connection with audiences.
Jul 21, 2015

Aerosmith bassist still feels 'Sweet Emotion'

by Rob Cullivan
Tom Hamilton and company play Ridgefield July 28 Tom Hamilton, bassist for Aerosmith and co-writer of some of the famed group’s hits, reminisces for a moment. “I seem to remember it being a long…
Jul 21, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, July 17 “Ant-Man”; “Infinitely Polar Bear”; “Mr. Holmes” This week, July 24 “Paper Towns” (20th Century Fox), R, 109 minutes About — A young man and his friends go on a road trip to…