New skydiving venture ready to call Mulino Airport home

New skydiving venture ready to call Mulino Airport home

Pacific Northwest Skydiving Center, LLC., started a lease agreement with the community airport in...

Two guys, a T-bird and Route 66

Two guys, a T-bird and Route 66

Retirees to raise awareness for diabetes during trip along iconic U.S. highway When asked to come...

It's sink or swim as Lobster House fills New England niche

It's sink or swim as Lobster House fills New England niche

Looking for lobster in Portland is a little like looking for Italian food in Mexico. It can be a...

Wings ready to soar over Washington County

Wings ready to soar over Washington County

Annual air show returns to Hillsboro Airport soon For three days this month, the skies above...

Sunset High School sophomore sheds light on rare cancer

Sunset High School sophomore sheds light on rare cancer

Teen will share story at Dragonslayer Walk for Sarcoma event Nathalie Traller's dark brown hair...

A community on parade

A community on parade

57th annual event attracts all ages to downtown Danice and Bruce Tombleson enjoy parades so much,...

Paws for a Cause is huge success

Paws for a Cause is huge success

Results of Oregon Dog Rescue's biggest fundraiser were better than ever It all started with...

At TBA 14, ideas take center stage

At TBA 14, ideas take center stage

Annual festival draws cutting-edge artists from around the world Sept. 11-21 Somewhere between...

16th century, Hillsboro style

16th century, Hillsboro style

The 16th century has returned to Hillsboro. The Oregon Renaissance Festival has entertained...

Author dishes out another helping of 'Food Lover's Guide'

Author dishes out another helping of 'Food Lover's Guide'

Liz Crain surveys the eclectic array of small plates that just arrived in front of her, a brunch...

Miss Oregon will seek national-level crown

Miss Oregon will seek national-level crown

Rebecca Anderson, an OC resident, heads to Miss America pageant As she prepares to head to...

Coleman Ranch Ride: Event benefits Rider Relief Fund

Coleman Ranch Ride: Event benefits Rider Relief Fund

A total of 39 riders took part in a guided tour of the Coleman Ranch in Molalla, benefitting the...

White Horse owners giving Molalla landmark a facelift

White Horse owners giving Molalla landmark a facelift

Ryan Gengler and Ben Rash of Silverton bought the restaurant and lounge after it had been closed...

Mustang girl

Mustang girl

Molly Burton has an easy smile and a confident, calm demeanor. Perhaps that’s why Lucy, the...

Clark takes stage for Sundays at Seven

Clark takes stage for Sundays at Seven

Merideth Kaye Clark “sings beautifully and connects effortlessly with her audience,”...

WWII milestone highlights sacrifices for freedom

WWII milestone highlights sacrifices for freedom

OC-based museum hosts survivors, talks, memorabilia - World War II, the most destructive war in...

Freedom Summer, 50 years later

Freedom Summer, 50 years later

In 1964, a civil rights and voting campaign drew young volunteers to Mississippi; the experience...

OCHS grad finds new purpose in ride across country

OCHS grad finds new purpose in ride across country

Brady Stroh continues biking for teammate killed in car crash Brady Stroh, as the only Oregon...

Molalla Train Park to celebrate Founder's Day, 60th Anniversary

Molalla Train Park to celebrate Founder's Day, 60th Anniversary

The late Harry Harvey had the idea for a park where families could go to ride and learn about...

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Portland's Features

September 16, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Dolphin Tale 2,” No Good Deed,” “Love Is Strange,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” This week Sept. 19: “The Maze Runner” (20th Century Fox), PG-13, 113 minutes About — A young…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Eagle Creek is within the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness of the Mt. Hood National Forest.
September 11, 2014

Wild by nature

by Kylie Wray
In the Wilderness, human use is not a priority and visiting warrants caution The Mt. Hood Wilderness is within driving distance for many local hikers. But just because it is accessible doesn't…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ACOUSTIC MINDS - The FEMM-EDM Showcase, Sept. 19 at Dantes, features female electronic dance music acts such as Acoustic Minds with Amanda and Jenni Price.
September 11, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Sept. 17 Capital time Mexico City synth-rockin’ quartet Rey Pila preview their upcoming sophomore album on this tour and are led by Diego Solorzano, whose band has played with the likes of Muse,…
September 11, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Opera's outreach

by Jason Vondersmith
The Portland Opera is on the brink of its 50th anniversary season, which starts in November, but it will be sending out its resident artists to give a series of previews. The 50-minute program…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JEFF BUSBY - Luke George and Collaborators are part of Time-Based Art Festival, Sept. 11-21 at venues around the city.
September 11, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Time-Based Art Festival It’s the 12th annual, 10-day collection of cutting-edge performance and visual arts, hosted by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. There’ll be live…
September 11, 2014

Tour de Parks explores Tigard on Saturday

by The Times
On your mark, get set, ride! Bicyclists from across Washington County will converge on Tigard this weekend for the seventh annual “Tour de Parks” bike ride. The free bicycle ride will travel…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOHN VALLS - Chefs prepare dishes during Nicky USA's 'Wild About Game.'
September 10, 2014

Bread & Brew Lite: Meat, veggies, beer - oh my!

by Jennifer Anderson
What's on tap this week at Bread & Brew? Celebrations of meat, veggies, whiskey, beer and local artisans — all things that make Portland wonderful, of course. There’s a new food and drink…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: RYAN WEINHART - Starting near the Mexican border and climbing all the way to British Columbia, Ryan Weinhart has been on the Pacific Crest Trail since April.
September 11, 2014

Weinhart's 2,500 miles and counting

by Patrick Malee
Ryan Weinhart’s first encounter with the Pacific Crest Trail came more than 10 years ago, when he was with the United States Marine Corps in California. Weinhart, a West Linn native, thought…
September 09, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
This week Sept. 12: “Dolphin Tale 2” (WB), PG, 107 minutes About — Winter’s surrogate mother passes, leaving handlers of the prosthetic-tailed dolphin searching for a companion; Stars — Morgan…
September 09, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Helping Hoyt

by Jason Vondersmith
About 80 arborists from around the Pacific Northwest will gather at Hoyt Arboretum on Saturday, Sept. 6, to help maintain Hoyt’s global tree collection. It’s the 29th year of “Arborists in the…

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(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: PMG - Melinda McQueen of Portland is our winner
Sep 08, 2014

Pamplin E-Blast iPad Winner!

by Pamplin Media Group
Melinda McQueen of Portland is our winner Congratulations to our "E-Blast" iPad Giveaway contest winner, Melinda McQueen of Portland. She is the proud owner of a new 16GB iPad mini! Melinda will…
Photo Credit: MITSUBISHI MOTORS - Despite it's unconventional looks, the Mitsubishi MiEV is a real car and now the cheapest all-electrric car in America.
Aug 21, 2014

2014 Mitsubishi MiEV: Bargain basement electric car

by Jim Redden
It's almost hard to write a serious review of a car that looks as silly as the MiEV. With its bulbous cab and skinny tires, Mitsubishi's tiny all-electric car appears to have escaped from a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JAMES MINCHIN - Fresh off her appearance at Chinook Winds Resort & Casino, Melissa Etheridge will take part in the season-opening Live Wire! Radio show, Sept. 9 at Newmark Theatre.
Sep 04, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. First Thursday Summer’s winding down, and with it the best time to tour the art galleries in the Pearl District and elsewhere; First Thursday happens Sept. 4 at participating galleries. A…
Sep 04, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Victorious Oaks

by Jason Vondersmith
Ask the coaches and some of the skaters on the Oaks Senior Precision Team, and they will tell you they have been roller skating since they could walk. All that time spent on wheels paid off in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE APPLESEED COLLECTIVE - The Appleseed Collective, playing Sept. 4 at Secret Society, plays bluegrass, ragtime, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz and western swing.
Sep 04, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Sept. 4 Johnny Be Appleseed Formed in 2010 in Ann Arbor, Mich., The Appleseed Collective plays bluegrass, ragtime, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz and western swing. The band actually embodies its…
Kerry Eggers explores the century of rivalry in his new book.
Sep 02, 2014

Tribune writer documents good and bad of Civil War (football)

by Stephen Alexander
Eggers' ambitious project leads to 488-page book College football season is upon us. That means it is just a few months until the Civil War, the biggest sporting event in the state, which pits…
Sep 02, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “The Trip To Italy” This week No film openings of note Next week Sept. 12: “Dolphin Tale 2”; “No Good Deed”; “Love Is Strange”; “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” Movies in the Park…
Photo Credit: MITSUBISHI MOTORS - The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander sports a new aggressive grill  and available GT package.
Aug 29, 2014

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander: Value-packed crossover

by Jim Redden
It's seemed like Mitsubishi's days in America were numbered just a few years ago. At the height of the Great Recession, officials with the Japanese auto manufacturer were quoted as saying the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID FRIEDMAN - Art in the Pearl lights up the Pearl District with art from the likes of West Linns Eileen Sorg.
Aug 28, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Art in the Pearl It’s artists galore, with more than 100 booths of art joined by music, food and other activities at the annual Labor Day weekend event. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,…
Aug 28, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Aug. 28 Wet behind the ears This is a literally cool cause — Slabtown hosts its annual Water for the Homeless Gods benefit, and will take cash donations and/or bottled water to distribute to the…