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  • Richmond January 14

    By Sean Barnett, Elisabeth Varga & Allen Field   A meeting of the board of the Richmond...

  • Kerns January 14

    By Heather Waisanen Happy New Year! Start 2015 by getting to know neighborhood issues and meeting...

  • Richmond 12/14

    By Elisabeth Varga   The Richmond Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on November...

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Other News

Tales from the streets of Lents

By Midge Pierce In her intriguing debut novel, The God of Sno Cone Blue, Marcia Coffey Turnquist proves you can go home again. It’s especially true when you plumb for deep life experiences in an unpretentious corner of SE Portland where your parents are still living in your childhood home. Many [...]

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City of Portland Implements New Tree Program and Regulations

The City of Portland’s Title 11 Tree Code regulations will go into effect on Friday, January 2, 2015.  The Tree Project, including the new Code adopted by Portland City Council in 2011, is managed collaboratively by the Bureau of Development Services and Portland Parks & Recreation.   The Tree Project [...]

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Carol Basch’s new works at Eastside Exchange Building

Carol Basch’s new works at Eastside Exchange Building

Carol Basch’s new works – The Brooklyn Figure Series and The Torn Torso Monoprints show at the Eastside Exchange Building, 123 NE 3rd Ave. through February 25. The Figure series began with old black and white family photographs evolving into images no longer referring to the original photo. The Torso [...]

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Clinton Street Theatre Presents Burroughs

Clinton Street Theatre Presents Burroughs

The new year at Clinton Street Theatre brightens the dark winter days with tantalizing and uncommon films, music and community events. Saturday, January 3 – Monday January 5, the newly-remastered 1985 documentary, Burroughs screens each day. This engaging film explores the life of novelist, essayist, painter, and spoken word artist [...]

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Tom Paxton rambles into town

For nearly half a century, Tom Paxton has been a thoughtful voice addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. The folk legend appears in a rare Portland concert January 16 at Alberta Rose Theatre. [...]

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Fertile Ground Fest 2015

from Woman on the Scarlet Beast 
photo by Russell J. Young

Portland‘s Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Work returns for a sixth year with actors, dancers, designers, producers, artists, writers, performers and dance, clowns, visual art, film and premieres of works presented on stages all over town for 11 continuous days. The Fest begins Thursday, January 22 and runs through [...]

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The ARCO PDX Winter Concert

The ARCO-PDX Winter Concert is Saturday, January 17 at Refuge PDX, 116 SE Yamhill St beginning at 8 pm. Warm your winter with fiery sounds from Vivaldi and Portland’s Kenji Bunch. Skip VonKuske’s one-man cello/laptop/guitar band, Cellotronik opens the night with original music and then, cello-shredders Hannah Hillebrand and Liz [...]

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Searching for Aztlán

photo by Silvia Malán-González

Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St. presents the world premiere of Searching for Aztlán, a modern tale rooted in the 50-year-old Chicano movement. The story takes place in January 2012 and the Tucson school board has just accepted a preposterous new bill, HB 2281 (not a fictitious bill), shutting down [...]

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Impulse! Improvisational Comedy

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals presents Impulse! Improvisational Comedy Troupe, January 22 – February 7, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm in their studio at 1939 NE Sandy Blvd. Back for its 8th straight season, this fearless troupe of Young Professionals takes on a new set of games and sketches [...]

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WINTERFOLK 27 – Bryan bowers

Bryan Bowers

The 27th annual Winterfolk Benefit Concert for Sisters of the Road is Saturday, January 31 at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., and this year’s headliner is autoharp master and Northwest musical treasure, Bryan Bowers. Bowers name has become synonymous with the autoharp, a 36 string instrument introduced in [...]

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