The show goes on: Meyer pays tribute to Ellis

The show goes on: Meyer pays tribute to Ellis

Violinist's holiday series raises funds for late friend's foundation Portland rock violinist...

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE IS GENDER NEUTRAL

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE IS GENDER NEUTRAL

Portland Playhouse puts modern spin on classic Scrooge story A month ago, as rehearsals started...

'TORUK' TAKES FLIGHT WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

'TORUK' TAKES FLIGHT WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Show inspired by 'Avatar' lands in Portland Cirque du Soleil’s newest show coming to...

Come out of your shell, and eat oysters

Come out of your shell, and eat oysters

Tour, shuck, taste Oregon coast's fresh seasonal bounty I’ve always been a sucker for these...

IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Want to give gifts that have meaning? Look locally Sure, there’s always the Amazon gift...

'La Belle' begins new chapter for Imago

'La Belle' begins new chapter for Imago

Long-awaited work is mashup of stories The long wait is almost over, the end of the project is...

Take your last ride on a Harley hearse

Take your last ride on a Harley hearse

Funeral directors' new company offers custom-built motorcycle The short story is that Ron and...

Artists welcome visitors to Open Studios of Beavercreek

Artists welcome visitors to Open Studios of Beavercreek

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Oregon City's Bike Concierge powers unique views of local landmarks

Oregon City's Bike Concierge powers unique views of local landmarks

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COURTESY TOYOTA - The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is a styling small car that's fun to drive and easy on the wallet.
December 02, 2016

Test drive: 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

by Jim Redden
Starting at under $19,000, the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM hatchback is a lot of fun for the money, especially when equipped with the…
COURTESY: KATE SZROM - Darius Pierce plays Crumpet in 'The Santaland Diaries,' Dec. 2-24 at Gerding Theater.
November 30, 2016

Holiday Happenings

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some events and attractions starting (or continuing) this weekend in the Portland area: • If you’re driving on Highway 26…
COURTESY: MIKE PARK - Jazz musician and cutting-edge saxophonist Kamasi Washington & The Next Step play the Roseland Theater, Dec. 1.
November 30, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Dec. 1 Sax education One of contemporary jazz’s most innovative and imaginative musicians, Kamasi Washington laughs when asked if his…


COURTESY: DAVID KINDER - Northwest Children's Theater and School stages 'The Wizard of Oz,' Dec. 3-Jan. 1.
November 30, 2016

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE Amy Schumer The famous comedian is touring and stops in Portland. She is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the…
COURTESY: BLAKE SAKAMOTO - Blake Sakamoto's 'The Season Electric' concert returns after a four-year hiatus.
November 30, 2016

(Electric) sounds of the holidays

by Jason Vondersmith
All ages can enjoy seasonal songs that are hardly standard Nothing says holiday music like an electric guitar, a keytar and a…
COURTESY: ERRISON LAWRENCE - Acrobats, including Gabrielle Martin, perform as part of the overall story in 'Toruk, The First Flight.' Says Martin: 'It's a little bit more opportunity to play a character.'
November 30, 2016

Aerialist's dream takes flight

by Jason Vondersmith
Martin goes on first Cirque touring show with role in 'Toruk' From just up the Interstate 5 freeway in Vancouver, British Columbia,…
November 30, 2016

December Arts

by Jason Vondersmith
Some arts happenings, starting with First Thursday, Dec. 1: • A reminder: Some 250 Andy Warhol prints, courtesy of the Jordan D.…
November 30, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Authors unite More than 85 authors will attend and meet fans at the Oregon Historical Society’s annual Holiday Cheer, a book sale and…
COURTESY PHOTO - CAROLYN WOOD
November 29, 2016

Olympic athlete dives into memories, submerged and vivid

by Michaela Bancud
Carolyn Wood's book reflects on the solitude of swimming Four-hundred yards kicking, 400 yards pulling, 400 yards of individual…
November 29, 2016

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Big screen Last week, Nov. 25 “Moana”; “Bad Santa 2”; “Lion”; “Allied”; “Rules Don’t Apply” This week, Dec. 2 “Jackie” (Fox…
COURTESY IMAGE - The Portland Art Museum has an African American art exhibit opening that will include Nelson Stevens' 'Spirit Sister.'
November 29, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
PBS for kids Oregon Public Broadcasting will launch a new PBS Kids Channel on OPB , starting in early 2017. The channel, available…
FORD MOTOR COMPANY - The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid proves alternative fuel vehicles don't have to look dorky. It is sharly styled and available with multiple wheels and tires.
November 25, 2016

Test Drive: 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

by Jim Redden
The new version of Ford's midsize hybrid delivers a smooth ride, a premium feel and high mileage, which will be even more important…
COURTESY: TARINA WESTLUND - Portland Cello Project evolved from 10 cellists playing at the Doug Fir Lounge to a nationally-recognized group celebrating 10 years of entertainment.
November 24, 2016

'Cellobration' marks 10 years of tunes

by Rob Cullivan
Innovative Portland Cello Project to play Schnitz on Nov. 25 In the fall of 2006 a group of 10 cellists got on stage at Portland’s…
November 24, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Nov. 25 Fasten your seatbelts Will Toledo, aka Car Seat Headrest, sounds like a younger Beck and an even younger Ray Davies. The…
COURTESY: NASHCO PHOTOGRAPHY - Matthew Braunger appears on his 'Made of Mistakes' tour at Aladdin Theater, Dec. 23.
November 24, 2016

Laugh Track

by Rob Cullivan
Nov. 26 Improv with strings attached Comedy Sportz Portland and Tears of Joy Theatre will present “Puppets vs. People” at 2 and 8 p.m.…
November 24, 2016

Holiday Happenings

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some events and attractions starting this weekend in the Portland area: • The 29th annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade takes…
November 24, 2016

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Holiday happenings It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? Thanksgiving is on Thursday, and holiday sights and…
November 24, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Tasul gone It’s sad that the Oregon Zoo just welcomed young 1-year-old polar bear Nora, effectively replacing the late Conrad as the…
November 23, 2016

Oregon City resident Naomi Rux featured in Portland Ballet shows

by Ellen Spitaleri
Two Clackamas County residents will take to the stage when the Portland Ballet presents 'The Enchanted Toyshop' and 'Gift Box' on Nov.…
November 21, 2016

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Big screen Last week, Nov. 18 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”; “Edge of Seventeen”; “Bleed For This”; “Manchester by the…

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COURTESY PHOTO - Portland's Alexander Yu, joined by his mother and martial arts master Jiamin Gao, won three medals at the World Tai Chi (Taijiquan) Championships.
Nov 21, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Top Reveler Performing arts group Portland Revels has hired Bruce A. Hostetler to be the organization’s first artistic director. He…
Nov 21, 2016

Roll on, Columbia, roll on

by Jason Vondersmith
Woody Guthrie's songs about mighty river recorded for new album The 26 songs that Woody Guthrie wrote for the Bonneville Power…
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES USA - The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid offers all the features of the company's popular mid-size gas-powered sedan, plus the hgher mileage of a well designed hybrid.
Nov 18, 2016

Test Drive: 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid

by Jim Redden
Even with all the affordable mid-size hybrid sedans on the market today, th 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid is still among the best
COURTESY: KENGO KUMA AND ASSOCIATES - The new buildings at Portland Japanese Garden (as in this rendering) were designed by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma.
Nov 16, 2016

City's slice of Japan gets bigger, better

by Jennifer Anderson
$750,000 grant helps garden double in size, add features The view of Mount Hood from Portland was stunning last week, in the crisp…
COURTESY: DAVID STRAUB - Artists Repertory Theatre's 'A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration' helps welcome the holidays, Nov. 22-Dec. 23.
Nov 16, 2016

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE Tears of Joy Theater Two generations of puppetry come together in “Coyote Tales.” It’s performed with puppets, masks and…
COURTESY: VICTORIA SMITH - Former Portland resident Corey Harper, who once opened for Justin Bieber, plays Mississippi Studios Nov. 20.
Nov 16, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Nov. 18 Poly jammer us Ben Bloom, guitarist for Seattle’s Polyrhythmics, says the best way to play his axe is to think like a singer.…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Cecilia Puglesi/Yijun Liu' short 'Shift' is one of 16 animated shorts Cinema 21 will show in the coming week as part of 'The Animation Show of Shows.'
Nov 16, 2016

Animation puts art in motion

by Rob Cullivan
Cinema 21 to host annual festival with 16 films Nov. 18-24 For the past 18 years, “The Animation Show of Shows” has highlighted the…
COURTESY: BRIAN ROSS - Brett Baker is the new president of the Rose Festival Foundation, and a lifelong fan of the big Portland celebration.
Nov 16, 2016

Rose Festival blooms under Baker's leadership

by Jason Vondersmith
Foundation president oversees new parade route, other changes Brett Baker has been in banking for years, and these days manages a…
Nov 16, 2016

Exhibit looks at information as art, more

by Rob Cullivan
With the election of Donald Trump as president, folks are thinking about how messages are conveyed in a way they haven’t in a while.…
COURTESY: LOU HAMMOND GROUP - Santa Claus greets riders of Oregon's The Polar Express.
Nov 15, 2016

ALL ABOARD FOR NORTH POLE

by Jason Vondersmith
Annual holiday Polar Express train chugs out of Hood River The North Pole is officially open for business — well, Oregon’s North Pole,…
COURTESY: DISNEY - West Linn's Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins recently finished filming their show 'Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? The show airs Tuesdays on channel Freeform starting at 5 p.m. PT.
Nov 15, 2016

Lauren B returns to the TV spotlight

by Andrew Kilstrom
Bushnell, Higgins adjust to life after 'The Bachelor' Saying that Lauren Bushnell’s life has been a blur since getting engaged to Ben…
Nov 14, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
New album Sallie Ford is doing pretty well after dropping “and the Sound Outside” from her music title. The Portland singer-songwriter…
COURTESY PHOTO - KRANS
Nov 14, 2016

Book Report: Workin' on mysteries, with a few clues

by Michaela Bancud
Krans' tarot deck, guide offers beautiful insight into unknown The artist Kim Krans introduced a new generation to the centuries-old…
Nov 14, 2016

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Big screen Last week, Nov. 11 “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”; “Almost Christmas”; “Arrival”; “Shut In” This week, Nov. 18…
COURTESY PHOTO - It's an Acadia Bistro dish.
Nov 09, 2016

Bread & Brew: Settle in with fall comfort food

by Jennifer Anderson
With October behind us (the never-ending wet leaves and bowls of leftover candy as reminders), we’re fully ready to settle in for the…
COURTESY: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - 'The Devout'
Nov 09, 2016

NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS READY FOR THEIR CLOSEUP

by Jason Vondersmith
Festival week celebrates local independent cinema Some of the region’s best will show their work at the Northwest Filmmakers’…
COURTESY: ENSO MAZZEO - The fashionably dressed Barb Wire Dolls play The Raven, Nov. 13.
Nov 10, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Nov. 11 Houston, we have a party Fronted by passionate alto singer Kam Franklin, whose voice reminds the listener of Gladys Knight,…
COURTESY: KIMMIE FADEM - The Portland Youth Philharmonic begins its 93rd season Nov. 12 with a world premiere of Tomas Svoboda work.
Nov 10, 2016

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MUSIC ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ The Oregon Symphony orchestra plays John Williams’ memorable score as the Steven Spielberg/George…
COURTESY: JON GARCIA - The late Lisa Lepine was credited with establishing the folk scene at the Laurelthirst, worked as a talent buyer for McMenamins and with Portland events and hosted popular garden parties.
Nov 09, 2016

Gala to honor late music promoter

by Rob Cullivan
Local community to pay tribute to Lisa Lepine on Nov. 13 Several area musicians are gathering to celebrate the life of Lisa Lepine,…
Nov 09, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jennifer Anderson
Please don’t ‘pinkify’ the beer Portland beer enthusiasts may be interested in a new book by Oregon beer writer Ginger Johnson. In…