Film fest features foreign flavors

Film fest features foreign flavors

Portland's 39th celebration of world cinema opens Feb. 11 Foreign flavor comes to our city in the...

Hot jazz for cool nights

Hot jazz for cool nights

Concerts, events channel Coltrane in tribute to what would've been saxophonist's 90th birthday...

Female Monster Jam drivers step on gas

Female Monster Jam drivers step on gas

Get behind the steering wheel, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s piloting a...

Postcards from the past

Postcards from the past

-  Gresham man enjoys collecting postcards from Oregon's past David Sell was touring the...

Peter Cetera of Chicago fame plays in Oregon

Peter Cetera of Chicago fame plays in Oregon

Peter Cetera has had two big-time music careers. For nearly two decades, Cetera was singer,...

Laissez le bon temps rouler! (let the good times roll!)

Laissez le bon temps rouler! (let the good times roll!)

Mysti Krewe of Nimbus hosts Portland's Mardi Gras ball When Jane-Clair Kerin moved from...

Augureys seek real title in fictional sport

Augureys seek real title in fictional sport

Portland team will compete in regional quidditch tourney The people who play quidditch, the...

Estacada artists paint different worlds

Estacada artists paint different worlds

Books are known for taking people to other worlds, but does visual art do the same? Many of the...

Be part of Oregon City Team Kyla at Shamrock Run in Portland

Be part of Oregon City Team Kyla at Shamrock Run in Portland

When their 7-year-old daughter Kyla was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in June 2005, her...

Milwaukie couple opens Mezza Restaurant in Woodstock

Milwaukie couple opens Mezza Restaurant in Woodstock

Joris Barbaray and his wife, Gisella, met at Val Thorens, a French ski resort, where he was a...

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HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY - Hyundai says the 2016 Tucson incorporates 'Fluid Sculpture 2.0 design language.' We just say it looks great.
February 12, 2016

2016 Hyundai Tucson: Not too small, not too big

by Jim Redden
The new category of subcompact crossover SUVs are attracting a lot of attention these days, but don't tell that to Hyundai. The South…
BUSHNELL
February 11, 2016

Bits & Pieces: 'The Bachelor'

by Jason Vondersmith
Lauren B, aka Lauren Bushnell of West Linn, received a rose from Ben Higgins during the sixth show of “The Bachelor” on Monday, but…
February 11, 2016

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE ‘Contigo Pan y Cebolla’ Put on by Milagro Theatre, it’s the classic Cuban comedy by Hector Quintero, set in late 1950s Havana,…
February 11, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Feb. 11 Quakin’ all over Portland’s Battleme began as a project by former Lions singer Matt Drenik, and releases its new album…
COURTESY: PULEHU PIZZA  - It's Portland at its best: A food cart expands into an actual kitchen at The Lumberyard indoor bike park in Northeast Portland, through the power of community. Pulehu Pizza's grand opening celebration is set for Feb. 20.
February 11, 2016

Aloha! Pulehu Pizza carves out new space

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland boasts some of the best pizza in the country, but this month there’s one more pie spot to love. Pulehu Pizza, a…
COURTESY: CBS - Portland-area native Zach King and wife Rachel will be watching The Amazing Race as fans after participating in the reality show.
February 09, 2016

Socially savvy team vies on 'Race'

by Jason Vondersmith
When Portland-area native Zach King and wife Rachel auditioned and then earned a spot on the 28th season of “The Amazing Race,” they…
February 09, 2016

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, Feb. 5 “The Choice”; “The Lady in the Van”; “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”; “Hail Caesar!” This week, Feb. 12 “Deadpool”…
Phillip Margolin's new book.
February 09, 2016

Margolin applies his modus operandi to new legal thriller

by Michaela Bancud
Former criminal defense lawyer Phillip Margolin’s new novel “Violent Crimes” comes out Feb. 9, and it’s the fifth in the Portland…
COURTESY: COLIN OBRADY - Colin OBrady represents Portland atop Aconcagua in South America, part of his Explorers Grand Slam quest.
February 09, 2016

Bits & Pieces: Next up: Carstensz Pyramid

by Jason Vondersmith
Portland native Colin O’Brady has completed another step in the mountaineering feat called the Explorers Grand Slam — climbing the the…
February 08, 2016

Springsteen sets March concert at Moda Center

by Pamplin Media Group
“The Boss” is coming to Portland. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play at the Moda Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.…
AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY - The 2016 Acura TLX is sharply styled, not too big on the outside, but surprsiingly roomy inside.
February 05, 2016

2016 Acura TLX: Thinking outside the sport sedan box

by Jim Redden
Acura introduced its category-busting TLX luxury sedan last year and has left it largely alone for 2016. Why change what works, even…
February 04, 2016

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Chinese New Year Among the events: The Chinese New Year Cultural Fair — Year of the Monkey takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6…
February 04, 2016

February Arts

by Jason Vondersmith
(Note: The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings in the first edition of each month to coincide with…
BUSHNELL
February 04, 2016

Bits & Pieces: Chinese happenings

by Jason Vondersmith
The Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., is hosting an exhibit, “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion,” through June 1,…
February 04, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Feb. 5 Bounce house rock Energetic, thy name is The Outer Vibe. Featuring Andrew Dornoff on bass and vocals, Lisa Kacos on trumpet,…
COURTESY: WENDY RED STAR - The photographic work of Native Americans by Portlands Wendy Red Star and Will Wilson, both featured in an upcoming Portland Art Museum exhibit, certainly contrasts with the early 20th century photos of Edward Curits.
February 02, 2016

Exhibit juxtaposes contemporary Native photography with Edward Curtis' historic work

by Jason Vondersmith
The work of photographer Edward S. Curtis, notably the production of the extensive books “The North American Indian” and the hundreds…
February 02, 2016

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, Jan. 29 “Kung Fu Panda 3”; “The Finest Hours”; “45 Years”; “Fifty Shades of Black”; “Jane Got a Gun”; “Son of Saul” This…
February 02, 2016

Bits & Pieces: World-record pace?

by Jason Vondersmith
A Portland man, Colin O’Brady, has set out to conquer the mountaineering feat the Explorers Grand Slam, which includes the Seven…
HONDA NORTH AMERICA - The exterior of the redesigned 2016 Honda Civic is bolder and more aggressive than previous versions.
January 29, 2016

2016 Honda Civic: Redesign includes many improvements

by Jim Redden
The Honda Civic has significantly upped its game for 2016. The popular compact has been completely redesigned, with sharper exterior…
COURTESY PHOTO - Mark Hummel and other harmonica greats play the Aladdin Theater, Feb. 3.
January 28, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Feb. 3 Reedin’ and riffin’ Grammy nominee Mark Hummel is bringing the 25th anniversary edition of his Blues Harmonica Blowout here and…

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Jan 28, 2016

Now that's funny

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 28-30 Don’t punch his baby Among other things, Brian Posehn doesn’t want you to punch his baby. Posehn co-writes Marvel’s…
COURTESY: CRAIG SCHWARTZ - Dael Orlandersmith brings her self-reflecting one-woman show Forever to Portland Center Stage, Jan. 30-March 20.
Jan 28, 2016

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE Broadway Rose Six awkward tweens vie for the coveted spelling championship in the fast-paced, Tony Award-winning comedy “The…
TULLOCH
Jan 28, 2016

Bits & Pieces: She's back!

by Jason Vondersmith
Faithful viewers of the supernatural police show “Grimm,” filmed in Portland, will be tuning in Friday night to see another plot twist…
COURTESY: COLIN BISHOP PHOTOGRAPHY - Cider business will be on the table as industry expects gather in Portland for CiderCon, Feb. 2-6.
Jan 28, 2016

Lucky Horseshoe keeping it ultra-local with February beer

by Jennifer Anderson
This week in Bread & Brew, a Southeast Portland neighborhood pub is taking local to the extreme, and the Rose City will play host to…
COURTESY PHOTO - Chris Botti has played with many famous musicians and singers, and he never wants to stop touring. The older I get the less (home) matters to me, he says.
Jan 28, 2016

A Botti of work

by Jason Vondersmith
Life on the road leads Oregon's famous trumpet player back to town for a show Chris Botti wants to play trumpet forever. He wants to…
COURTESY PHOTO: INTERNATIONAL CAT SHOW - Some of the breeds of cats that will be at the International Cat Show are the seal-mitted Ragdoll, the Bengal and the Lykoi, the Werewolf Cat.
Jan 26, 2016

Head to the cat show (the kitties command it)

by Jason Vondersmith
Proceeds from 11th international show to benefit food bank In a city known for its dogs and bikes, going to see the cool cats at the…
COURTESY: CHAD GAETZ - Works by artists such as Chad Fez Gaetz (his piece Helianthus, right) will be part of the first Portland Winter Light Festival, Feb. 3-6.
Jan 26, 2016

Four-day light fest puts shine on city

by Jason Vondersmith
Free public events mesh arts, science to ease winter gray About 100 years ago, lights were considered an attraction, a luxury — and…
Jan 26, 2016

Bits & Pieces: New project

by Jason Vondersmith
The August Wilson Red Door Project, which works to honor the famed late African-American playwright, has a new direction for 2016 —…
Jan 26, 2016

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week, Jan. 22: “Dirty Grandpa”; “The 5th Wave” This week, Jan. 29 “Kung Fu Panda 3” (DreamWorks Animation), PG, 95 minutes About…
Elliot Acerkman's new book.
Jan 26, 2016

Elliott Ackerman's view of war

by Michaela Bancud
Writer, decorated Marine will read from his debut novel Elliot Ackerman will read from his debut novel “Green on Blue” ($17.99,…
BMW NORTH AMERICAN INC. - Unmistable BMW styling marks the 2016 340i.
Jan 22, 2016

2016 BMW 340i: Ultimate sport sedan

by Jim Redden
The BMW 3-series is considered by many to be the best compact luxury sport sedan line on the market, and for good reason. It is…
COURTESY: DENEE PETRACEK - Garage rocker Ty Segall will play Aladdin Theater, Jan. 23, a day after releasing a solo album.
Jan 21, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 23 Ty one on One of the hardest working nouveau garage rockin’ cats in show biz, Ty Segall and his band Fuzz released their new…
COURTESY: SYLVIA MALAN GONZALEZ - Broken Promises, which has also started its run at Milagro Theatre, tells of a womans unwilling fall into the crime world.
Jan 21, 2016

Creativity from the ground up

by Jason Vondersmith
Fertile Ground celebrates new work in performing arts The Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, now in its eighth year, shines the…
COURTESY: KATE SZROM - Great Expectations shows at Portland Center Stage, Jan. 22-Feb. 14, with (left to right) Maya Sugarman (Estella), Stephen Stocking (Pip) and Dana Green (Miss Havisham).
Jan 21, 2016

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Pet shows A reminder that the Rose City Classic dog show takes place at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr., starting at 8 a.m.…
Jan 21, 2016

Bits & Pieces: Bushnell and 'The Bachelor'

by Jason Vondersmith
It’s looking good for West Linn’s Lauren Bushnell on “The Bachelor.” The woman known as Lauren B on the ABC dating competition show…
COURTESY PHOTO - The latest incarnation of the Guess Who, which includes original drummer Garry Peterson (second from right), plays Chinook Winds in Lincoln City, Jan. 29-30.
Jan 21, 2016

Guess who's coming to Chinook Winds? Yep, the Guess Who

by Kerry Eggers
Band of 'American Woman' fame marks 50th year, plays two shows at casino For 50 years, music from the Guess Who has filled the air…
COURTESY: OWEN CAREY/COHO - Grace Carter plays the main role, Charlotte, in Yellow Wallpaper, a highlight of Fertile Ground Festival.
Jan 21, 2016

'Wallpaper' examines postpartum breakdown

by Joseph Gallivan
Fine acting, stage sets make internal struggle more potent Grace Carter’s adaptation of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” a highlight of the…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Sakchai 'Chai' Jivagunchainan left a career as a tobacco trader in Thailand to eventually open a Thai restaurant in Wilsonville.
Jan 21, 2016

Still serving delightful dishes

by Jake Bartman
Owner of Thai Delight restaurant remains hard at work Hard work has taken Sakchai “Chai” Jivagunchainan a long way. When he moved to…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: ELLEN SPITALERI - Arnold World has been setting up his paper flower making hobby at Powells Books on West Burnside nearly every day for two years. He once made flowers for Mayor Charlie Hales and wife Nancy.
Jan 19, 2016

Arnold's world of paper flowers

by Ellen Spitaleri
Precisely rolled napkins turn into beautiful petals It started as a hobby that got out of control, says Arnold Drake World, about…
Jan 19, 2016

Bits & Pieces: Lights fest

by Jason Vondersmith
It’s going to be a pretty cool — and colorful — event, the first of its kind in Portland: The Portland Winter Light Festival, Feb. 3-6…