Local author dishes out modern advice for modern relationships

Local author dishes out modern advice for modern relationships

Sarah Mirk looks far, wide to pen love, dating guide Portland author Sarah Mirk titled her new...

Pop art to the max

Pop art to the max

Legendary psychedelic artist heads to Portland for retrospective of his work When Peter Max was...

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...

Etheridge still going strong, coming to Oregon - again

Etheridge still going strong, coming to Oregon - again

She enjoys being role model, mother, gay activist, cancer survivor Rocker. Songwriter. Guitarist....

Mustang girl

Mustang girl

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

Head to Fogo for heaping helpings of meat

Head to Fogo for heaping helpings of meat

Bread & Brew I should have stopped at six servings. But the meat sweats got the better of me, and...

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,”...

Oregon cat lover No. 1

Oregon cat lover No. 1

Kim Everett-Hirsch plans going out with one last giant cat show If you want to meet somebody who...

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...

Photographer uses old-school methods for fresh look at state

Photographer uses old-school methods for fresh look at state

Nancy J. Smith finds niche market for scenic calendars The technological revolution happened...

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...

Learning to fly

Learning to fly

The three-day Tree to Tree Adventure Camp teaches youngsters wilderness and communication skills...

Feast Portland a foodie hit

Feast Portland a foodie hit

If you ever wanted to learn how to butcher a pig, shuck an oyster, shake a cocktail, make a pie,...

X marks the spot at venerable Pickathon

X marks the spot at venerable Pickathon

John Doe and punk rock legends chug along, headline indie roots fest It doesn’t hit you...

Pickathon picks up the pace

Pickathon picks up the pace

Annual Pendarvis Farm show tries to stay true to its indie roots It’s that time of year...

Velodrome Challenge rolls into town

Velodrome Challenge rolls into town

The Cadonau family’s Alpenrose Dairy, at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, has quite a jewel on its...

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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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 was brought to Portland earlier this year by factory representatives who said the midsize was their most important new car.
August 22, 2014

2015 Chrysler 200: Back in the game

by Jim Redden
Shotgun marriage or strategic partnership — call it what you will, Fiat's acquisition of Chrysler has revived the once-bankrupt American automaker. Sales are up on the strength of several new…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF VANCOUVER WINE AND JAZZ - Lee Ritenour, a 17-time Grammy nominee, plays at the 17th Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival, which takes place Aug. 21-24.
August 21, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Oregon Renaissance Festival It has started and goes through Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday (and Labor Day) at the Washington County Fair Complex, 873 N.E. 34th…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS - Americana fans rejoice: Dead Winter Carpenter splays Doug Fir Lounge, Aug. 22.
August 21, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Aug. 22-24 Parking lot punks Centaurpalooza, the “premier parking-lot based underground DIY punk/rock/metal festival” in the Pacific Northwest, is in its sixth year and takes place this weekend.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON STATE FAIR - The Oregon State Fair starts Thursday, Aug. 22, and features entertainment from the likes of  reggae star Ziggy Marley and country rockers Charlie Daniels Band. For complete info: oregonstatefair.org.
August 21, 2014

Dish out less at gate at this year's state fair

by Jason Vondersmith
Organizers reduce admission, but keep quality of acts high The 149th Oregon State Fair, which starts Friday, Aug. 22 and goes through Sept. 1, has always blessed visitors with an excellent…
August 21, 2014

Bits & Pieces: $125,000 for plays

by Jason Vondersmith
The Oregon Community Foundation has awarded Artists Repertory Theatre a $125,000 Creative Heights grant to launch its two-year, eight-play New Play Development program. It’ll create…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL - Noted joke writer Emo Philips appears at The Bossanova Ballroom on Aug. 23.
August 21, 2014

Emo Philips starts laugh riot

by Rob Cullivan
Jay Leno reportedly considers Emo Philips “the best joke writer in America,” but you can judge for yourself when Philips headlines a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in The Bossanova Ballroom,…
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.
August 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…
David Shafer's new novel is getting a lot of attention.
August 19, 2014

David Shafer 'chuffed' by success of 'techno-thriller'

by Stephen Alexander
David Shafer is the toast of the literary community. His debut novel, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” has been met with rave reviews by some of the country’s harshest and most influential critics. The…
August 19, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Notable new releases in theaters: Last week "Let's Be Cops"; "The Giver"; "Land Ho!"; "What If" This week Aug. 22: "When The Game Stands Tall" (Tri-Star), PG, 115 minutes About — It's about De…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Beat Goes On formed three years ago with the intention of giving forgotten musicians a chance to play again. This weekend, the local band will perform for the third consecutive year in the Multnomah Days Parade.
August 15, 2014

And the band played on

by Caitlin Feldman
The Beat Goes On adult marching band plays from Portland to Shanghai Being 71 is no excuse not to feel like you’re 18 — at least that’s the way Patti Waitman-Ingebresten sees it when she twirls…

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Photo Credit: DAIMLER MOTORS - The 2014 Mercedes CLA250 is a luxury compact that delivers.
Aug 15, 2014

2014 Mercedes CLA250: The luxury compact for status seekers

by Jim Redden
Affordable luxury compacts are a hot market niche right now — not inexpensive compacts with luxury features, but reasonably priced compacts made by luxury manufacturers with all of their upscale…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PETER MAX - The exhibit of work by iconic artist Peter Max at Pioneer Place will include Statue of Liberty.
Aug 14, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo The fun continues through Sunday, Aug. 17, in Canby. The details: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14; 10 a.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday, Aug. 15-16; 10 a.m.-8…
Aug 14, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Aug. 14 North country Seattle roots country band Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer will make the release of their debut CD “The Flower of Muscle Shoals” with this show. Gifted with a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DEW TOUR/ALLI SPORTS - BMX rider Scotty Cranmer and the rest of the Dew Tour stars will tackle streetstyle courses in downtown Portland, Aug. 16 and 17.
Aug 14, 2014

Dew Tour do it downtown

by Jason Vondersmith
The BMX and skateboarding stars of the Dew Tour will compete in the heart of downtown Portland for the first time, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17. The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MODERN KIN - Portlands Modern Kin combines indie roots and post-punk sound, and theyll be part of MusicFest NW, which moves to Waterfront Park to appeal to more people.
Aug 14, 2014

Waterfront to host one wild weekend

by Rob Cullivan
MusicfestNW features eclectic lineup Aug. 15-17 Spoon, Girl Talk, Phantogram, Haim, Run the Jewels, tUnE-yArDs, Future Islands, F*cked Up, Man Man, The Antlers, Gardens & Villa, and The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PDX ADULT SOAP BOX DERBY - Creativity, piloting and speed - relatively speaking - are part of the fun in the PDX Adult Soap Box Derby, which will be held at Mt. Tabor, Aug. 16.
Aug 14, 2014

For daredevils, race is all downhill

by Jason Vondersmith
Expect some beer, blood to be spilled at annual Soap Box Derby Fast and fashionable or slow and stylish, people will be rolling downhill in notable events in August. The same weekend as the Dew…
Aug 12, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “The Hundred-Foot Journey”; “Into The Storm”; “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”; “Magic in the Moonlight” This week Aug. 13: “Let’s Be Cops” (20th Century Fox), R, 104 minutes About —…
by: FIAT AUTO GROUP - The 2014 Fiat 500L is for those who want something truly distinctive.
Aug 08, 2014

2014 Fiat 500L: And now for something completely different

by Jim Redden
The 2014 Fiat 500L is my nominee for Oddball Car of the Year, and I say that as someone who likes oddball cars. The Fiat 500 that was reintroduced to America a few years ago was rightly hailed…
Aug 07, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Aug. 10 Lounge-tronic Aaron Meola, manager of Portland electronic music label Dropping Gems, and John Kammerle, aka Rap Class, sit in Pinky’s pizza joint on North Interstate Boulevard in North…
Aug 07, 2014

'Shark Week' offers frenzy of activities about the predator

by Jason Vondersmith
Discovery Channel to air 13 shows, talk show and more Marine biologists and aquariums are not necessarily on board with the thinking, but “Shark Week” returns for its 27th season of weeklong…