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Alberta Last Thursday Needs Volunteers

Help support one of the best monthly art events in our city by volunteering at Last Thursday on Alberta.  (reposted from Jennifer Honaker)

Show your support for Last Thursday (July 26th) by becoming an official Last Thursday Volunteer! Volunteers shifts are only 3 hours so you can still enjoy the festivities half the night! We have about 20 hard-core dedicated volunteers so far and we…
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Added by Lorri E. on July 10, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

Meet the Prose

I'm sitting in a library in Portland, Oregon.

Actually I'm sitting in Ledding Library, which is in Milwaukie.  I live in Milwaukie too, but I live so close to the line that if you address a letter to me you can write either Milwaukie or Portland on the envelope and the letter will reach me.  I'm thinking the founding fathers (and mothers, if applicable) of “The Dogwood City of the West”…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 19, 2012 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

How I Roll

I remember, when my wife and I were getting acclimated to our new lives in Portland after having moved from Texas, being amazed at the number of people we saw riding bicycles.

To 'amazed' let me add 'nonplussed' and 'nervous' and every once in awhile but still too often for my comfort, 'terrified'. This was in 1992, when there were fewer bicycle commuters than now, but that's relative of course. Never in Dallas Texas would you have seen this number of riders on the street, and…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on February 23, 2012 at 5:34pm — 3 Comments

On Belmont

Today the missus and I took a walk in our old neighborhood in Sunnyside, on SE Belmont. We make no bones about it, we would move back if circumstances allowed. We’ve always regretted moving from that street.

How to describe Southeast Belmont Street? The first word that comes to mind is ‘eclectic’, but then in Portland it’s practically an unwritten ordinance for citizens to use that word when describing their neighborhood, or favorite eatery, or church, or pet. Calling Belmont…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 26, 2012 at 4:41pm — 5 Comments

Grand Life

If you’re not paying much attention while you’re traveling SE Grand Avenue in Portland, you could easily believe you’re on a generic every-town thoroughfare through a run-of-the-mill district of light industry. Admittedly it isn’t as visually interesting as the city’s tree-lined residential streets, or the parti-colored shops of Hawthorne Boulevard, but if you pull yourself out of that commuter on-my-way-elsewhere daze, you’ll see things and places that assure you you’re nowhere else but…

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Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 18, 2012 at 7:27pm — 3 Comments

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13th Annual da Vinci Arts Fair at da Vinci Arts Middle School

December 2, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
This treasured community event is one of the more popular arts fairs in Portland, promoting and celebrating local and student artists and raising money for a beloved Portland school -- da Vinci Arts Middle School.Shop for holiday gifts from fine artists and makers of art, crafts, ceramics, clothing, sculptures, paintings, pottery, photos, soaps and more. Admission is free. There will also be live music, a cafe and student artwork for sale.See More
Oct 10
Connor Laubenstein posted an event
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Duniway Holiday Home Tour & Boutique at Duniway Elementary School

December 1, 2017 from 9am to 9pm
A selection of graciously decorated neighborhood homes will be on display during the Duniway Holiday Home Tour & Boutique on Friday, December 1, 2017. From historic stunners to modern creations, tour goers will enjoy their visit to impressive homes while supporting Duniway Elementary School. Attendees can also enjoy neighborhood trolley rides and live music. The Home Tour and Holiday Boutique are important fundraisers for Duniway’s PTA. All tour proceeds go directly to Duniway Elementary…See More
Oct 6
Ann Singer posted an event
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The Afterlife Haunted Fun House at Sellwood Playhouse

October 27, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Rogue Pack Storytelling Theatre for youth puts on their 2nd annual Haunted Fun House! Experience the Underworld as seen through the eyes of teen youth as they walk you through eternal darkness to the land of lost souls, through Elysium Fields to Eternal Paradise.  Written and presented by girls 10-17 in the foster care system from Boys & Girls Aid.Rogue Pack, a nonprofit theatre for underserved children, will guide anyone ages 8 and up ages their home at Sellwood Playhouse while telling…See More
Oct 6
BodyVox posted an event
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skinner|kirk | BodyVox Dance Performance | Feb. 1 - 10, 2018 at BodyVox Dance Center

February 1, 2018 at 7:30pm to February 10, 2018 at 9pm
Join us for skinner|kirk, the second show of our 2017-2018 Dance Performance Season at BodyVox!BodyVox is thrilled to welcome skinner|kirk Dance Ensemble back to our stage for a sixth year.  BodyVox founding members Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk continue their legacy of choreographic projects, presenting an evening of new work.  Their history of inspiring collaborations with musicians, composers, designers, and artists promises to make this a production to look forward to.  Martha Ullman West of…See More
Oct 4
Willamette Women Democrats posted an event
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Defending the Constitution & States’ Rights in the Age of Trump at Lakewood Theater Community Room (lower level)

October 12, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will discuss her involvement with other Attorneys General in confronting the most egregious policies of the Trump administration. Attorney General Rosenblum has joined in a lawsuit against the Trump administration aimed at preventing the elimination of the DACA program and in suing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for her roll back of regulations that keep for profit universities from defrauding students. Additionally, she has warned Interior Secretary…See More
Oct 4
da Vinci Arts Middle School posted an event
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13th Annual da Vinci Arts Fair at da Vinci Arts Middle School

December 2, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
This treasured community event is one of the more popular arts fairs in Portland, promoting and celebrating local and student artists and raising money for a beloved Portland school -- da Vinci Arts Middle School.Shop for holiday gifts from fine artists and makers of art, crafts, ceramics, clothing, sculptures, paintings, pottery, photos, soaps and more. Admission is free. There will also be live music, a cafe and student artwork for sale.See More
Oct 1
BodyVox posted an event
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LEXICON | BodyVox Dance Performance at BodyVox Dance Center

November 30, 2017 at 7:30pm to December 9, 2017 at 9pm
Join us for LEXICON, the first show of our 2017-2018 Dance Performance Season at BodyVox!Dance and technology join together in this exploration of space, sound, light, and motion.  Using infrared sensors, live video graphic generation, motion capture, and other techniques, BodyVox creates a stage experience like no other.  The company continues its legacy of pushing the bounds of our senses and perceptions, taking dance to new horizons.Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 - 7:30 pmDec. 9 - 2 pm…See More
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