Marinated in music

Marinated in music

Native son Craig Carothers sings his way back to Oregon at the Walters Cultural Arts Center.

Major exhibition of Louis Bunce's work shows in Salem

Major exhibition of Louis Bunce's work shows in Salem

Portland artist painted abstract mural that hangs in Portland International Airport.

'Next to Normal' anything but business as usual

'Next to Normal' anything but business as usual

Hillsboro Tribune reviewer says Theatre in the Grove's current offering 'not to be missed.'

Lavender's Green highlights old-fashioned fashion

Lavender's Green highlights old-fashioned fashion

Hillsboro resident Kay Demlow has spent 25 years researching and sewing historically correct attire.

RAIN (ART) RETURNS TO HILLSBORO

RAIN (ART) RETURNS TO HILLSBORO

Portland artist Alex Chiu's sidewalk art comes to Hillsboro's Orenco Station.

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


Hillsboro's Features

January 18, 2017

Community calendar - Jan. 18-28, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
A listing of events and activities in the western Washington County area.
COURTESY: KATE SZROM - (Clockwise from top) Leif Norby as John Jacob Astor, Ben Rosenblatt as Captain Jonathan Thorn, Shawn Fagan as Wilson Price Hunt and DeLanna Studi as Marie Dorion play in Portland Center Stage's 'Astoria: Part One,' opening Jan. 20.
January 17, 2017

'Astoria: Part One' tells little-known tale of expedition

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Portland Center Stage show based on novel by Peter Stark.
January 17, 2017

Community briefs

by Kathy Fuller
Here's a roundup of events and activities coming up in western Washington County.


COURTESY PHOTO - Oregon Ballet Theatre's junior company  will perform a sneak peek of 'Crush,' choreographed by retired ballerina Alison Roper.
January 14, 2017

Ballerina Alison Roper to speak at the Walters

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
UPDATE: The Oregon Ballet Theatre performance scheduled for Tuesday evening has been cancelled due to inclement weather concerns.
COURTESY PHOTO - Bagpiper Robin Scott will pipe in the haggis with traditional Scottish pomp and circumstance at the Jan. 28 Burns Night Supper hosted by Bag&Baggage Productions.
January 14, 2017

Bag&Baggage to celebrate revered Scottish poet

by Michael Sproles
Bag&Baggage Productions is celebrating the life and poetry of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns with a traditional Burns Night…
COURTESY: KATHERINE WILSON - The members of the Delta Tau Chi fraternity in the movie 'Animal House,' which itself is the subject of a new documentary, 'Animal House of Blues 33 1/3,' by Katherine Wilson. The film's relationship to Oregon is explored in the new documentary. That's the late John Belushi in the middle, fourth from left.
January 13, 2017

'ANIMAL HOUSE': REVISED DOCUMENTARY TELLS STORY OF PEOPLE BEHIND THE FILM

by Rob Cullivan
They were both “depressives,” and shy enough that they gravitated toward one another. “We could be quiet together, and not have to be…
COURTESY PHOTO - Left to right, Johnathan Swartout, Jennifer Yamashiro, and James Grimes will appear in Theatre in the Groves production of 'Next to Normal.' opening Friday.
January 12, 2017

Theatre in the Grove opens 'Next to Normal'

by Kathy Fuller
Theatre in the Grove is ready to jump into the New Year with its next production, “Next to Normal,” opening Friday, Jan. 13 and…
January 12, 2017

This and That

by Kathy Fuller
A roundup of upcoming events in the greater Portland area. Here’s a roundup of upcoming events and activities in the greater Portland…
COURTESY PHOTO - Sitting, Aubrey Crouch plays Miranda in Forest Grove High Schools production of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest.' Standing in center is Tori Parker as Propsera and watching is her spirit Ariel, played by Linnaea Rusaw.
January 11, 2017

'Tempest' opens Friday at Forest Grove High School

by Kathy Fuller
The Forest Grove High School Theatre Department brings Shakespeare’s classic story of love and revenge, “The Tempest,” to the stage…
January 11, 2017

Community briefs

by Kathy Fuller
Upcoming events, activities and opportunities in the Washington County area.
January 10, 2017

Community calendar: Jan 11-20, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Events and activities in the western Washington County area between Jan. 11 and 20. THEATER TEMPEST — Forest Grove High School…
COURTESY PHOTO: FRANK HUNT - The cast of 'The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree' are having a swashbuckling good time with the play, which runs through Jan. 22 at HART Theatre.
January 09, 2017

Pirates swashbuckle, sing their way into HART

by Michael Sproles
STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy puts a twist on traditional pirates. Pirates have always swashbuckled their way to fortune, but…
COURTESY: NBC UNIVERSAL - The stars of 'Grimm' celebrate episode No. 100. There'll be 123 episodes before the show ends in 2017.
January 06, 2017

'Grimm': As series wraps up, cast members laud Portland

by Jason Vondersmith
When NBC’s “Grimm” began filming in 2011 in Portland, actors and producers and others said that the city and surrounding areas would…
COURTESY PHOTO - Jeff Farrar, manager at Ridgewalker taproom in Forest Grove, plays the Sassy Santa in a video advertising an ugly sweater dance party at the venue. Farrar and his co-workers have a good time coming up with new, entertaining material for the taprooms Facebook page.
January 05, 2017

A stormtrooper and a Wookiee walk into a bar... Taproom adds costumes and fun to its menu

by Michael Sproles
Forest Grove's Ridgewalker Brewery crew has some fun making videos for Facebook followers
COURTESY PHOTO - Rabbi Menachem Rivkin, far left, gets ready to light a giant menorah during a Chanukah celebration held Dec. 25 at Orenco Station's Central Park.
January 05, 2017

Happy Chanukah: Hillsboro's Chabad Jewish Center holds menorah lighting

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Members of Hillsboro's Chabad Jewish Center celebrated Chanukah by lighting a large menorah at sundown Sunday, Dec. 25 in a public…
January 04, 2017

Community calendar: Jan. 4-13, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
THEATER NEXT TO NORMAL — Theatre in the Grove presents, “Next to Normal,” beginning Jan. 13, with performances through Jan. 29.…
January 04, 2017

Community briefs: Local events and news

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Upcoming events and news in the western Washington County area.
COURTESY PHOTO - The Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Fitness Challenge begins Jan. 7 with 12 weeks of classes and activities to help participants improve their health through fitness and nutrition.
January 03, 2017

This New Year, keep your resolution - join the Fitness Challenge

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Hillsboro Parks and Rec offers 12-week program to build healthier habits.
COURTESY PHOTO - 'Rift,' by Lee Smith. Smith is one of three new artists at Sequoia Gallery+Studios.
January 02, 2017

Hillsboro's artwalk set for Jan. 3

by Kathy Fuller
Start the new year with art. Downtown Hillsboro’s First Tuesday Artwalk is set for Jan. 3, with several artist receptions on tap. At…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Oregon Symphony will present a free community concert Jan. 5 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.
December 30, 2016

Oregon Symphony slates free family concert

by Michael Sproles
Now in its 120th season, the Oregon Symphony is the oldest orchestra west of the Mississippi. The program serves more than 225,000…

Don't miss the local news

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Toy inventor Hansan Ma holds one of his Playskool Play Family toys that has put him into the Toy Hall of Fame.
Dec 30, 2016

Inventor has ties to toy in hall of fame

by Ellen Spitaleri
They may be small in stature, but Fisher-Price’s Little People have just been awarded a huge honor. On Nov. 12 they were inducted into…
COURTESY: TRAVEL PORTLAND - Portland's creative culture shines in its independently published zines, which started becoming popular in 2001. The annual Portland Zine Symposium has been held every July for 16 years.
Dec 29, 2016

Portland's zine scene promotes local coolness

by Jennifer Anderson
Want the low-down on Portland’s pizza scene? You could go online for the same old reviews. Or you could go retro and pick up a copy of…
Dec 28, 2016

Community calendar, Dec. 28-Jan. 5, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Upcoming events and activities in western Washington County. THEATER NEXT TO NORMAL — Theatre in the Grove presents, “Next to Normal,”…
Dec 28, 2016

This and That: a roundup of upcoming events in the greater Portland area

by Kathy Fuller
Here’s a roundup of upcoming events and activities in the greater Portland area from the Portland Tribune. Kennedy coming It’s…
FILE PHOTO - Gray whales are migrating south along the Oregon coast for the next few weeks. This week, volunteers will be stationed along the coast to help visitors spot the whales.
Dec 27, 2016

Whale migration begins as grays head south

by Kathy Fuller
Gray whales are on the move along the Oregon coast headed south to their winter grounds off Baja California, Mexico. Trained…
COURTESY: AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION - People from all walks of life have climbed Mount Hood to raise more than $5 million for lung disease research since 1987. Registration is open now for teams that will start training in January and summit the mountain in June.
Dec 24, 2016

Climbing for clean air: American Lung Association event trains climbers

by Jennifer Anderson
Climb of Mt. Hood, other peaks raises awareness of lung cancer, which is rising among women.
COURTESY: KENGO KUMA AND ASSOCIATES - The new buildings at Portland Japanese Garden (as in this rendering) were designed by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma.
Dec 22, 2016

City's slice of Japan gets bigger, better

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland's Japanese Garden gets $33.5 million expansion, including tea cafe, classroom space.
Dec 22, 2016

Community briefs

by Kathy Fuller
Local and regional activities and events coming up in January.
Dec 21, 2016

Community calendar

by Kathy Fuller
Events and activities in western Washington County, Dec. 21-30, 2016.
COURTESY: HENRY HIGGINS BOILED BAGELS - Bagels are a central part of the Jewish food tradition. Hanukkah this year runs Dec. 24-Jan. 1.
Dec 21, 2016

Bread and Brew: Top spots for Hanukkah noshing

by Jennifer Anderson
New York-style bagels, pastrami, potato latkes part of holiday feast.
FILE PHOTO - Cozy up at the Walters Cultural Arts Center Tuesday for Tales by the Fire.
Dec 17, 2016

Bag&Baggage actors present readings on romance at annual Tales by the Fire

by Kathy Fuller
Walters Cultural Arts Center hosts B&B actors Cassie Greer and Peter Schuyler.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Hillsboro resident Linda Holland, shown here in her studio, is the recipient of Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council's 2016 Endowment Award.
Dec 16, 2016

Hillsboro artist, mariachi band awarded for contributions to community

by Michael Sproles
Artist Linda Holland and Hillsboro School District's Una Voz Mariachi Band named Arts & Culture Council Endowment Award winners for…
COURTESY: KATE SZROM - Darius Pierce plays Crumpet in 'The Santaland Diaries,' Dec. 2-24 at Gerding Theater.
Dec 15, 2016

Holiday Happenings

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some events and attractions starting (or continuing) this weekend in the Portland area.
Dec 14, 2016

Community calendar

by Kathy Fuller
Events and activities in western Washington County, Dec. 14-22, 2016.
COURTESY PHOTO - The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, conducted by Forest Grove resident Brian Oberlin, plays the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro Dec. 16.
Dec 14, 2016

It's all about the MANDOLIN

by Michael Sproles
Oregon Mandolin Orchestra on stage Friday at the Walters Cultural Arts Center.
FOREST AVENUE PRESS
Dec 13, 2016

Portland's spooky underbelly shimmers

by Kevin Harden
'City of Weird' book tells short tales of otherworldly Portland.
COURTESY PHOTO - 'The Holly Jolly HART Family Christmas Variety Show,' which is a new, original production for the theater, plays one more weekend.
Dec 12, 2016

HART's original holiday variety show hits the mark for fun

by Tina Arth
'Holly Jolly Family Christmas' runs one more weekend at Hillsboro's HART Theatre.
COURTESY PHOTO - Winter Village at Orenco Plaza will be open for ice skating and other winter festivities through Jan. 2.
Dec 10, 2016

Skate the day away at Winter Village

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Winter Village at Orenco Station Plaza is growing in its second year. More than 5,000 ice skaters turned out last year prompting city…
COURTEYS PHOTO - The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra will play its holiday concert at the Walter Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro on Friday, Dec. 16.
Dec 10, 2016

Mandolin orchestra brings holiday favorites to the Walters

by Kathy Fuller
The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, conducted by Brian Oberlin, returns to the Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro, on…
COURTESY PHOTO - Amanda Houston's painting was selected as the city of Hillsboros official artwork several years ago. The city is soliciting entries for the 2017 selection.
Dec 09, 2016

City, business seek artwork for consideration

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
City of Hillsboro will select a piece of art for 2017 to become official artwork.