Putting the POW in empowerment

Putting the POW in empowerment

Annual festival fetes women's role in filmmaking Tara Johnson-Medinger, the executive director...

Live Music

Live Music

March 5-6 Say you wanna Rebelution The party this week will definitely be at the Crystal...

Indie filmmakers embrace plot twist

Indie filmmakers embrace plot twist

Whiteman brothers' 'Childhood Machine' to screen at Whitsell Brothers Christof and Sean Whiteman...

Abdul-Jabbar lets kids 'steal' a few lessons from his books

Abdul-Jabbar lets kids 'steal' a few lessons from his books

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar knows how to score points. Now, the NBA scoring leader is scoring points with...

March on!

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

What would happen if Burgerville opened a sister restaurant focusing not on burgers but fried...

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'

Kelley Marchant first saw “A Company of Wayward Saints” when she was in high school...

Local wines taste gold at national competition

Local wines taste gold at national competition

Romanesque-style villa hosts events, including an open nursery in May - When two of Burl and...

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Photo Credit: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY - Sharp lines mark the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit.
March 06, 2015

2015 Honda Fit: The ultimate economy car?

by Jim Redden
The 2015 Honda Fit helps explain why all-electric and even hybrid cars are selling so slowly these days. It isn't just that gas prices have fallen to their lowest levels in years. With the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DONNA FIEGEL - Guys and Dolls celebrates the golden age of Broadway and itll be staged at Keller Auditorium, March 10-15.
March 05, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE ‘Sequence 8’ The 90-minute, all-ages circus show, a new creation by Montreal’s Les 7 Doigts de la Main (“The Seven Fingers of the Hand”), features high-flying aerial arts, acrobatics and…
March 05, 2015

Bits & Pieces: Stars coming

by Jason Vondersmith
With the announcement that Madonna would be coming to Portland to perform at the Moda Center, it’s sure stacking up as an outstanding year for music legends to visit the Rose City. Part of the…
March 03, 2015

When the 'Bell' tolls for a beloved favorite

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…

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Feb 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.
Feb 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…
Feb 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…
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…