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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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The Wind & The Wild | BodyVox & Imani Winds | April 24-25, 2018 at Revolution Hall

April 24, 2018 at 7:30pm to April 25, 2018 at 9pm
BodyVox and Chamber Music Northwest team up once again with the Grammy nominated wind quartet, Imani Winds, for fresh performances at Portland’s beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art performing arts center, Revolution Hall. On the heels of their popular 2013 collaboration, Imani Winds’ penchant for adventurous and dynamic music pairs beautifully with BodyVox’s exquisite and playful choreography. This evening promises to be an exciting and multifaceted production. Tickets start at…See More
Apr 6
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CONTACT Dance Film Festival III | BodyVox & NW Film Center | April 12-14, 2018 at BodyVox

April 12, 2018 at 7pm to April 14, 2018 at 10:30pm
The Northwest Film Center and BodyVox are pleased to partner in presenting our third Contact Dance Film Festival, a showcase featuring award-winning collaborations between filmmakers, dancers, and choreographers, and insightful contemporary dance documentaries. These works sparkle with invention and inspiration and will open your eyes to a special genre of hybrid creativity. The screenings will take place at both the BodyVox Dance Center, NW 17th & Northrup, and the Northwest Film Center’s…See More
Apr 3
Willamette Women Democrats posted an event
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All Politics are Local: Meet the candidates! at Celebrate Conference Center

April 12, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
   W2D is pleased to welcome candidates W2D has endorsed in the upcoming May primary races for State and Metro: Val Hoyle (Oregon Commissioner of Labor & Industries), Lynn Peterson (Metro Council President), and Rachel Prusak (House District 37). Val Hoyle’s background includes serving in the Oregon State House and as Democratic House Majority Leader. The Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) is tasked with upholding the rights of workers and citizens, making sure that workers are…See More
Mar 30
Ann Mackiernan posted an event
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Gathering of the Guilds at Oregon Convention Center

April 27, 2018 from 10am to 7pm
More than 350 Northwest artists will be showcasing their work in beads, ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood at the 2018 Gathering of the Guilds featuring the Oregon Potters Association's Ceramic Showcase.Features: daily art demonstrations, live music, hourly door prizes, family-friendly crafts & education.Event runs from Friday, April 27 to Sunday April 29.  Event times vary per day.See More
Mar 4
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May Primary: Your Vote is Your Voice - Use It! at Celebrate Conference Center

March 8, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
   W2D is pleased to welcome the candidates in the upcoming May primary for Clackamas and Washington County Commission and Metro. They are Joe Buck for Metro, Sonya Fischer for Clackamas County Commission and Kathryn Harrington, Greg Malinowski, and Kimberly Culbertson for Washington County Commission.   County Commissioners and Metro officials have a significant impact on our daily lives, however, if there is low voter turnout, a commissioner or Metro candidate, can be elected by receiving…See More
Feb 27
Jerry Milani posted an event
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2018 Wizard World Comic Con Portland at Oregon Convention Center

April 13, 2018 at 4pm to April 15, 2018 at 4pm
Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise), the Justice League trio of Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries," "Lost"), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter franchise), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Joe Flanigan ("Stargate: Atlantis"), Nichelle Nichols ("Star Trek"), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, "Stranger Things") and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie) are among the dozens of celebrities and…See More
Feb 15
Lea McWhorter posted an event
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Sophisticated Beads Spring Jewelry Show at Monarch Hotel & Conference Center

May 5, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Refreshments, prizes and more. Find the perfect gift for that special person for Mother’s Day or unique treasures for yourself!The Sophisticated Beads collection is handcrafted with semi-precious stones accented with a vibrant assortment of gems and sterling silver. Beads On a Mission - One of our specialty jewelry lines include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds goes to five cancer foundations.We also support Nairobi tribal women in Kenya by purchasing their beads. Stop by and see our…See More
Feb 12
Willamette Women Democrats posted an event

Clean Energy Jobs Bill: Curbing Pollution Creates Clean Energy Solutions at Celebrate Conference Center

February 8, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
Tera Hurst of Renew Oregon and Nancy J. Hamilton of the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate will discuss Oregon’s Clean Energy Jobs bill with Lisa Adatto, Board Member of Climate Solutions.   The Clean Energy Jobs Bill is one of the most important bills in this year’s short legislative session. It puts in place a cap and trade program for carbon emissions, and charges companies that exceed their allowance. These funds pay for the expansion of wind and solar power, public transit and for other…See More
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