Test Drive: 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Mazda's fun-to-drive compact continue to impress, even though there are newer competitors on the market

Shop, eat, drink in NoPo, raise funds for Eagle Creek Fire

Portland Tribune - Features
Visit North Mississippi Avenue to help fire relief efforts for Friends of the Columbia Gorge on Monday
COURTESY: KATE SZROM - 'Fun Home,' a play based on Alison Bechdel's memoir about growing up, opens Portland Center Stage's 30th season, Sept. 22-Oct. 22.

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Fun Home,' Jim Norton, 'Age of Heroes' and Sunday…

Wendy Wilson: Still holding on

Gresham Outlook - Features
Famed musician and mom Wendy Wilson finds harmony while living in Camas, Washington.

Clackamas County Arts Alliance opening doors to positive…

Clackamas Review - Features
Youth Arts for Change aims to use the arts as a catalyst to open doors for youth, promoting positive change, and forging constructive connections

Book Report: Resiliency, survival at heart of Denfeld's…

Portland Tribune - Features
Portland writer also wins national award for social justice work; North Portland resident talks about 'The Child Finder'

'Happy Daze' comes to Clackamas Community College gallery…

Clackamas Review - News
West Linn-based artist Josh Gross captures the story of one joyful day in 2017

Test Drive: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Toyota builds a mid-size pickup for the serious off-road crowd, but offers premium touches, too

Over 400 cars to cuise in to historic downtown Oregon City

Clackamas Review - News
Eighth-annual car show hosted by Downtown Oregon City Association returns Saturday, Sept. 16

Local author's 20-year dream becomes reality with film…

Portland Tribune - Features
'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' film adaptation of book by local author Kent Nerburn explores heart of Native America.

Are we already halfway to St. Paddy's Day?

Gresham Outlook - Features
Edgefield marks progress toward March holiday with Saturday celebration in Troutdale.

Cully, other projects in works as Parks Foundation turns 15

Portland Tribune - Features
Another $150,000 needed to develop Northeast community park by early October; donors, corporations and sports franchises are eyes for help

Test Drive: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Redesigned for 2017, the Kia Optima Hybrid offers higher mileage and better performance than last year's version

Lake Oswego Reads picks post-apocalyptic novel for 2018

Lake Oswego Review - News
Popular citywide reading program will grapple with 'the search for meaning and the will to hope'
COURTESY PHOTO - Pigs on the Wing, the famed Pink Floyd tribute act, returns to Portland to play at Revolution Hall, Sept. 9.

Live Music

Portland Tribune - Features
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Mac Demarco, Michael Franti and Spearhead and…

Book Report: Local author's book is out of this world

Portland Tribune - Features
Valerie Geary wraps family theme in a paranormal mystery, 'Everything We Lost,' which follows her first book, 'Crooked River'

Test Drive: 2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH-AWD A-Spec

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Acura improves its compact TLX sedan for 2018 and offers the A-Spec for enthusiasts

Art in the Pearl: Field of Dreams in the North Park Blocks

Portland Tribune - Features
130 artists will have their work on display at the 21st annual art celebration and competition this weekend.

Rose Quarter gets a bigger Bite of Oregon

Portland Tribune - Features
Four-day event wipes off dust, moves away from the waterfront; patrons can taste great food from food cart operations and restaurants

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Mahrajan,' TBA 17 and 'An Octoroon'

Life on four wheels: Robert Marrella's passion plays out at…

Portland Tribune - Features
75 year old met the love of his life roller skating at Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink.

Books to make your mouth water

Portland Tribune - Features
Two releases tell backstories of local distillers, star chef: they are 'Hello! My Name is Tasty' and 'High-Proof PDX'

Test Drive: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Limited

Portland Tribune - Wheels
The South Korean automaker's first all-electric car is priced less than most rivals and still has enough range for everyday driving

New job is a bed of roses for east coast transplant

Portland Tribune - Features
Rachel Burlington is ready to bloom as the curator for the International Rose Test Garden, just in time for centennial celebration this Saturday.
COURTESY: SAMMI WONG - The Korean Food Festival will celebrate the trendy food culture and perhaps gain some national attention from the Korean American Coalition of Oregon convention held in Portland.

Bread & Brew: No passport needed - All-star chefs fire up…

Portland Tribune - Features
The festival is set for Sept. 10, shortly after the Korean American Coalition of America convention in Portland

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Festa Italiana, Oregon State Fair and Hawthorne…

For music lovers, two fests are better than one

Portland Tribune - Features
Iggy Pop, Beck to star at combined Project Pabst, MusicFest NW concerts at Waterfront Park, Aug. 26-27

NORA THE POLAR BEAR SAYS GOODBYE

Portland Tribune - Features
Beloved animal moving to Utah next month while Oregon Zoo prepares for major upgrade of exhibit.

Doubleclicks zoom to No. 1 on Billboard album chart

Portland Tribune - Features
'Love Problems,' the Doubleclicks' fifth album. It was funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $72,406 from 1,870 people (double the…

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including The Bite of Oregon, Doctors Without Borders and Pickathon

With Nancy Pearl's fiction debut, it's the librarian's turn

Portland Tribune - Features
Author from Seattle and inspiration for The Librarian Action Figure to talk about novel 'George and Lizzie' on Sept. 6 at Powell's

Livestock and cake: Another day at the Clackamas County Fair

Clackamas Review - News
Five Days of Fun came to a close Saturday, but there was still plenty of activity on the last day of the fair

Level Beer brewery offers true brews

Gresham Outlook - News
Newly-opened brewery off Marine Drive strives for less alcohol in their beers.

Test Drive: 2017 BMW X4 M40i

Portland Tribune - Wheels
BMW competes in the high performance compact crossover market with a more powerful version of the X4 xDrive28i

'Newest old bar in Clackamas County' reopens in Oregon City

Clackamas Review - News
505 Tavern renamed Thirsty Duck, gets new look, menu featuring $9 half-pound Tillamook cheeseburger at 505 Main St.

Daughter, dad are on a racing roll

Portland Tribune - Features
The Portland Adult Soap Box Derby is a tradition for Crystal Potter and her father. 20th annual event to take place this Saturday.

Kids at heart: Adults gotta play, documentary shows

Portland Tribune - Features
Filmmaker and Adult Soap Box Derby organizer explores world of grownups who like games from their youth

Designer gets inspiration from strong women

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
Lake Oswegan Joan Robbins has launched a clothing line for mature women. You can view the fashions at Fade to Light, Portland Fashion Institute's…

Bread & Brew: Paella Sundays and Puerto Rican fare

Portland Tribune - Features
Pop-up events at shuttered restaurant offer mix of food, fun, including tableside cooking by Jose Chesa

Bronze by design in downtown Gresham

Gresham Outlook - News
Cascade Locks sculptor Heather Soderberg's work enhancing the downtown Gresham area.

Portland's Bipartisan Cafe: A vision of small-town…

Portland Tribune - News
The cafe founded by Peter Emerson seeks the ideal of civil political discourse in a time of partisan rancor.

Rock 'n' roll icon will twist Lincoln City

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - Rock 'n' roll legend Chubby Checker, 75, brings 'The Twist' to Chinook Winds Resort and Casino, Aug. 24-25. Checker still loves to dance and sing, saying 'it's one thing I've been able to master.'
Chubby Checker heads to Chinook Winds, Aug. 24-25; he says 'I can't count that high' to a question of how times he has performed in Oregon

WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT

Portland Tribune - Features
Six ways to keep your summer cool on the Willamette River, including barges, sailboats, vintage boats, jetboats, electric boats and, of course,…

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - SE Wine Collective is celebrating five years.
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including SE Wine Collective, Bigfoot festival and Voices

Test Drive: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Good looks, a roomy interior and decent performance combine to make the new compact crossover a serious contender

'How much is this worth?'

Portland Tribune - Features
Famous PBS program 'Antiques Roadshow' will stop in Portland to tape show, appraise items. Show hasn't been in city since 2004.

IN PHOTOS: Dinosaur Jr. headlines Pickathon 2017

Gresham Outlook - News
The popular and nationally renowned music festival brings tens of thousands of fans and dozens of bands to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley

'Pollinator' stamps create a buzz

Portland Tribune - Features
Michael Durham's bee photo chosen for 'Forever' series; the Portland freelance photographer enjoys taking pictures of wildlife

Bits and Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY IMAGE - Oregon Children's Theatre is collaborating with other companies on a Judy Moody play.
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including Judy Moody, Stephen King, Princess Diana and Terry Currier

Steve Earle to revisit outlaw roots at Revolution…

Portland Tribune - Features
Earle is touring in support of his latest album, 'So You Wanna Be an Outlaw,' which he sees as a stylistic return to where he started as a brash,…

The Batmobile and me

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As you might expect, my largest fan base is kids. You can see their faces light up when they see the Batmobile

Beer brewers, drinkers embrace Oregon City

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - Bent Shovel Brewing was part of the early craft beer revolution in Oregon City. Now there are seven, each complementing one another with their own styles and vibe.
With seven breweries in two years, craft beer hot spot is born in the city just south of Portland

The high art of kite flying

Gresham Outlook - Features
Gresham retiree Hugh Hall spends 100s of hours building kites with 120-foot tail.

Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 4Motion

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Volkswagen may be late to the three-row crossover party, but it 2018 Atlas is well worth considering.

Board invests 'sweat equity' into fundraiser

Portland Tribune - Features
Judi Swift and Madi Deotsch say what motivates them is seeing 'tangible' results from Soulful Giving Foundation fundraising

Bits and Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including 'Drive-In Movie Spectacular,' AFPA World Football Championships and 'Game of…

Misty hillsides, atrocities, rock 'n roll and…

Portland Tribune - Features
Legendary, whimsical British songwriter/rocker Robyn Hitchcock and Patterson Hood of politically charged Athens, Ga., rock band Drive-By Truckers…

THE 19TH PICKATHON: Creating a unicorn

Gresham Outlook - Features
Art, wellness complement eclectic lineup, sounds at Happy Valley's Pendarvis Farm.

EVERYDAY LIVES UNDER THE LENS

Portland Tribune - Features
The new Portland Art Museum exhibit features photos that show African-Americans in ordinary settings - something rare from the 19th century and…

Bits and Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY: JEFF HAYES - Artists Repertory Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season.
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including Smokey Bear, RACC, Artists Rep and OMHOF

Rising Phoenix, new community theater group based…

Clackamas Review - Features
Susan Scovil is taking a leap into the unknown by starting Rising Phoenix Theater, a group based in Milwaukie

Irving Berlin's Melody Lingers On at Clackamas…

Clackamas Review - Features
Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents show 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 4-27

Test Drive: 2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

Portland Tribune - Wheels
The 2017 Countryman is a family-oriented small crossover that stands out in a crowded field

Gresham rocks!

Gresham Outlook - News
Locals with brushes, positive outlooks spread painted rocks across East Multnomah County.

Artists reduce and reuse to create art

Gresham Outlook - News
Recycled materials take center stage at art show at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale.

Can't take the heat? Get out of the kitchen!

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
Too hot to cook? Try these salads. If they need any preparation involving heat it can be done on the barbecue grill.

Wok fired up for Beijing street food sandwich

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - Portland's top food and drink (like the Danwei Canting dishes here) will be on display at dozens of Feast Portland parties throughout the city this year. Tickets are still available to the Sept. 13 Sandwich Invitational at the Rose Garden and other events.
Feast Portland is coming up and, although many events are sold out, tickets remain for the must-see Sept. 13 Sandwich Invitational

THE 19TH PICKATHON: Creating a unicorn

Portland Tribune - Features
The festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley includes the likes of Robyn Hitchcock, Jonathan Richman and Drive-By Truckers

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including JAW: A Playwrights Festival, 'American Obon' and…

Live Music

Portland Tribune - Features
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Neil Diamond, Ten Grands on the Green and Led…

Oregon City library plans Zine Fest, first curated…

Clackamas Review - Features
Oregon City Public Library's first Zine Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29 to feature 20 zinesters showcasing their work

HELEN'S PACIFIC COSTUMERS HANGS IT UP

Portland Tribune - Features
127-year-old shop closing, a victim of the times. Store employees start campaign to save the costumes.

Humanitarian mission draws local doctor to South…

Portland Tribune - Features
Mark Nichols says life in the African country is so different than life in the United States; he says, 'I'm happy to be an American ...'

Book Report: Everything's coming up rosé for wine…

Portland Tribune - Features
Katherine Cole's book examines the wine's journey to the top, and how it holds its own in the wine world while being lively, fun and easy on the eyes

Movie Time

Portland Tribune - Features
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'The Emoji Movie,' 'Kong: Skull Island'…

Take a bite out of East County

Gresham Outlook - News
The food will be savory and sweet, with prices running between $2 and $9 at the event.

Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

Portland Tribune - Wheels
With 238 miles of range and a starting price under $30,000, Chevy's new compact electric vehicle is a game-changer

HOORAY FOR BOLLYWOOD: DANCE PARTY TURNS 15

Portland Tribune - Features
DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid present Andaz, their bhangra and Bollywood event, at the Analog Theater, July 29

Fairs are ticket to summer fun in sun

Portland Tribune - Features
The good times are coming in St. Helens, Hood River, Hillsboro, Canby, Clark County and Salem

Open Tandoor fires up happy hour to a taste of…

Portland Tribune - Features
North Williams Avenue has become a haven for happy hours, with other establishments such as Vendetta, Kayo's Ramen Bar and Las Primas Peruvian…

OMSI sci-fi film fest brings art, insight

Portland Tribune - Features
The lineup for the July 21-Aug. 5 fest includes 'The Thing,' 'War of the Worlds,' 'Inception,' 'The Fifth Element' and 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - The Oregon Brewers Festival is a big attraction.
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Flicks on the Bricks, Sunday Parkways and Oregon…

MatchWithFeast campaign kicks off

Portland Tribune - Features
Now through July 26, donations will be matched for childhood hunger through Feast Portland campaign

A cause with soul

Gresham Outlook - Features
Soulful Giving Blanket Concert is bigger than ever, with three new acts and new ticket options.

City full of artists

Gresham Outlook - News
Gresham celebrates 16th Arts Festival, reclaims world record for largest display of chalk art.

AUG. 21 SOLAR ECLIPSE WILL GIVE US AN EYEFUL

Portland Tribune - Features
Jim Todd, OMSI director of space science education, offers some advice on how to enjoy the big event in Portland and beyond

Agricultural center readies for open house

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Thet North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora will host the greater community to share its latest research

Test Drive: 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe

Portland Tribune - Wheels
The SVR version of the F-Type is the faster version of Jaguar's true sports car yet, and a bargain considering everything it comes with

LONG-RUNNING LOVE STORY

Portland Tribune - Features
Robert Olsen is set to run his 100th marathon, while husband Bruce Swanson is preparing for his 162nd

Summit-time, and the pickin' is easy

Portland Tribune - Features
Northwest String Summit returns to Horning's Hideout near North Plains this week with diverse music lineup.

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including The Big Float, 'Cosi Fan Tutte' and 'Cthulhu: The…

Songwriting, aging, the old 'hood

Portland Tribune - Features
Beaverton-bred, Nashville-based singular singer, songwriter and storyteller to perform at Northwest String Summit this weekend

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including Poet's Beach, Pittock Mansion and Maroon 5

'Woodies' cruise to Concours d'Elegance

Portland Tribune - Features
Cars with the Beach Boy factor are a highlight at the Forest Grove car show on Sunday, July 16

Live Music

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - Nu Shooz is part of a tribute to former nightclub owner Tony DeMicoli, July 16.
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Quarterflash, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival and…

Allie Kral goes Yonder and beyond

Portland Tribune - Features
For the fiddle player and singer, the retooled version of Yonder Mountain String Band is 'a different band with a different sound'

The masters of mixology

Gresham Outlook - News
Sometimes with the input of customers, local bartenders create innovative summer cocktails in Gresham.

RACE, POWER, AND PLACE: 'THIS LAND' LOOKS BACK

Portland Tribune - Features
Oregon Humanities project, 'This Land,' examines state history of land ownership, bias, belonging

Grow healthy with medicinal plants

Portland Tribune - Features
Book 'Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants' by Scott Kloos identifies local, wild species that promote wellness

Test Drive: 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD

Portland Tribune - Wheels
The 2017 V90 Volvo Cross Country T6 AWD is essentially a sport wagon with additional clearance, making it the ideal vehicle for those in the Pacific…

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