The genius of David Foster Wallace

The genius of David Foster Wallace

Book, film explore the late writer's brilliance, darkness The late David Foster Wallace may be...

Pickathon makes families feel welcome

Pickathon makes families feel welcome

Indie-roots music festival distinguishes itself through children's, teens activities To the...

Oregon City Library to showcase 'groundbreaking' authors Trevor Dodge, Hannah Gildea, Margaret Malone

Oregon City Library to showcase 'groundbreaking' authors Trevor Dodge, Hannah Gildea, Margaret Malone

Maureen Cole is inviting the public to put on their literary hardhats and come to a event...

Kukai brings its ramen game to Portland

Kukai brings its ramen game to Portland

Yes, it literally was 100 degrees outside, but families with small children and grandmas sat...

Piano.Push.Play

Piano.Push.Play

Project plays it forward with rescued pianos set up around Portland — and the help of an app...

Happy Valley resident Hailey Kilgore named Oregon's Outstanding Teen

Happy Valley resident Hailey Kilgore named Oregon's Outstanding Teen

The 16-year-old Clackamas High School student will move on to the national pageant in August - ...

Just Freshy goes online with local foods, goods

Just Freshy goes online with local foods, goods

Sara Tetreault grows padrón peppers in her Mount Tabor backyard garden — the kind you can...

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Portland's Features

July 28, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, July 24 “Paper Towns”; “Southpaw”; “Pixels” This week July 29 “Vacation” (WB), R, 99 minutes About — Rusty Griswold, son of Clark (Chevy Chase) of the movies of yesteryear, takes his family to Walley World; Stars — Ed Helms, Christina…
July 27, 2015

(curved portion)A FAMILY AFFAIR(line below; none above)for 17 years(also, reflow deck, please)

by Shannon Wells
To the casual observer, summer festivals are where youthful-minded adults go to let their hair down, indulge in intoxicants, bang drums in circles and dance with abandon to the sounds of various rock, folk and hip hop musicians. And they wouldn’t be…
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, USA, INC. - The exterior styling of the 2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport attracts a lot of attention, for all the right reasons.
July 24, 2015

2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport: Good looks, good performance

by Jim Redden
Lexus, the upscale arm of Toyota, has been building its performance image in recent years with "F Sport" versions of various models. With the 2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport, the company has hit the bullseye. A surprisingly large number of strangers asked…
COURTESY: OBON 2015 - Rex and Keiko Ziak of Obon 2015 are surrounded by Japanese flags captured on the battlefields of WWII. These flags and the stories they carry will be part of the Yosegaki Hinomaru exhibit, opening July 25 at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.
July 23, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE JAW: A Playwrights Festival The 17th annual festival by Portland Center Stage features four new staged readings and performances by Susannah Mars and Merideth Kaye Clark, Eowyn Emerald and Dancers, The Seseisiunists, SubRosa Dance Collective,…
COURTESY PHOTOS: PETER VAN HOUTEN - Its quite a spectacle when pianists and 10 grand pianos fill the stage for the Ten Grands event (above), founded by Michael Allen Harrison. Ten Grands on the Green takes place on an Aloha golf course July 25.
July 23, 2015

Ten Grands on the Green raises money for music education

by Jason Vondersmith
Michael Allen Harrison’s Ten Grands stands as one of Portland’s unique events, annually filling a concert hall the past 15 years with the majesty, sound and intensity of 10 pianists and their 10 grand pianos in specially arranged music. For the…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SOULFUL GIVING FOUNDATION - Linda Yoshida, left, and Michelle Guthrie attend last years Soulful Giving Foundation blanket concert as board members who work to raise money for cancer research.
July 23, 2015

Personal ties inspire Soulful Giving

by Katy Sword
Spread out love and a blanket at annual cancer fundraiser Each Soulful Giving Foundation board member has a personal tie to cancer. Whether it’s a friend, family member or loved one, the eight volunteers have felt that devastating loss. It’s not a…
July 23, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
July 31 to Aug. 2 Here a Pick, there a Pick Pickathon, a premier indie roots festival, takes place from Friday to Sunday, July 31 to Aug. 2, at Pendarvis Farm, 16581 S.E. Hagen Road, Happy Valley. Musicians and bands featured include Ty Seagall,…
COURTESY: STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Influential punk rocker Jake Burns (front) and Stiff Little Fingers are still singing songs of social conscience, long after the end of the Northern Ireland Troubles. Theyll perform July 24 at Hawthorne Theatre.
July 23, 2015

Stiff Little Fingers still foster punk pride

by Rob Cullivan
Belfast band's songs chronicle generation of political conflict Singer-guitarist Jake Burns is one of the most influential punk rockers of all time, but no one is more surprised than him. “I certainly didn’t expect to be doing this 37, 38 years…
July 21, 2015

Bits & Pieces: OMHOF inductees

by Jason Vondersmith
The Oregon Music Hall of Fame announced its 2015 inductees last week. The induction ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. It will feature performances by Storm Large, The Delines, and The…
COURTESY PHOTOS: ROSS HALFIN - Formed in 1970, Aerosmith is still playing with (above, from left) bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer, singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Brad Whitford, and guitarist Joe Perry. Below, Hamilton says the band seeks an emotional connection with audiences.
July 21, 2015

Aerosmith bassist still feels 'Sweet Emotion'

by Rob Cullivan
Tom Hamilton and company play Ridgefield July 28 Tom Hamilton, bassist for Aerosmith and co-writer of some of the famed group’s hits, reminisces for a moment. “I seem to remember it being a long summer day,” he says. “I rolled a teeny thin joint to…

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Jul 21, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, July 17 “Ant-Man”; “Infinitely Polar Bear”; “Mr. Holmes” This week, July 24 “Paper Towns” (20th Century Fox), R, 109 minutes About — A young man and his friends go on a road trip to…
COURTESY OF HARRINGTON FAMILY FOUNDATION  - Joey Harrington and a handful of Portland's top chefs will make the Aug. 1 benefit a star-studded event.
Jul 19, 2015

Eat, drink up for a good cause at benefit dinners, festivals

by Jennifer Anderson
Bread & Brew Lite: Food and drink news and reviews Portland's food scene is an embarrassment of riches. But one thing Portland chefs know how to do is give back to the community. All year-round…
BMW NORTH AMERICA - Yes, those are four doors on the 2015 MINI Cooper. But the bigger news is the selection of engines in the line up.
Jul 03, 2015

2015 MINI Cooper 4 door: Fun in a small package

by Jim Redden
The MINI Cooper comes in a four-door hardtop version this year. OK, so that's not the most groundbreaking announcement in the world. Although the sedan is 6.3 inches longer than the coupe, the…
COURTESY: NW STRING SUMMIT - The Northwest String Summit has always featured the Yonder Mountain String Band, and it has grown to draw thousands to North Plains.
Jul 16, 2015

Horning's Hideout dishes out heapin' helping of Americana

by Rob Cullivan
Roots music hums at Northwest String Summit July 16-19 Many of us have a songwriter we love. But Nicki Bluhm doesn’t just love Tim Bluhm’s songwriting, she’s married to it — literally. “He’s my…
Jul 16, 2015

Bits & Pieces: Davis signs TV deal at Comic Con

by Jason Vondersmith
Announced last week at San Diego Comic Con: Darren Davis, a Portland comic book creator and publisher, has signed a deal to develop a comic book property into a television program. “Insane Jane”…
PHOTO BY RUSSELL J. YOUNG - Ethan LaFrance separates Olivia Shimkus and Jake Simonds in the Portland-area premiere of the comedy 'Unnecessary Farce,' July 11-Aug. 16.
Jul 16, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Suburban fun It’s a big weekend (July 17-19) for events out in the suburbs: • The Gresham Arts Festival goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (www.greshamoregon.gov). • The Portland Highland…
COURTESY: BLONDIE - Blondie takes the stage at Project Pabst this weekend at Zidell Yards in the South Waterfront area.
Jul 16, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
July 16 Google their choogle Banditos’ bio notes this sextet uses “the populist choogle” of Creedence Clearwater Revival, in addition to “garage punk scuzz,” “hill country mojo,” and “Slim…
COURTESY: CATHEDRAL PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL - A feature of the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Portland native Hailey Niswanger, 25, says that fusing jazz with other forms of music brings younger fans.
Jul 16, 2015

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival cues up blue notes below bridge

by Rob Cullivan
Three days of free music on tap at park Matt Tabor’s next concert will be a walk in the park. Pianist for The Blueprints Trio, Tabor will join drummer Dave Averre and bassist Craig Snazelle for…
Jul 14, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, July 10 “The Gallows”; “Amy”; “Cartel Land”; “Minions” This week, July 17 “Ant-Man” (Disney), PG-13, 117 minutes About — Scott Lang goes from con man to (sometimes) tiny superhero…
Jul 14, 2015

Bits & Pieces: Velodrome racing

by Jason Vondersmith
Many things happen at the Alpenrose Dairy property, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, including some high-level bicycle racing, especially in the Velodrome Challenge, a 16th annual event that will be…