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Photo Credit: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY - The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is a handsome, reasonably priced mdsize car.
December 19, 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata: Targeting the affordable family car buyer

by Jim Redden
I was shocked when I first saw the 2015 Sonata. Almost all of the reviews have lamented how Hyundai has toned down the swoopy styling of the last generation Sonata. But the new version is a…
LIVE MUSIC
December 18, 2014

LIVE MUSIC

by Rob Cullivan
An Updated list of Live Music happening around town Dec. 18 Rock times three OK, this show is gonna be fun with a capital ... oh heck, it’s gonna be all caps FUN! The Muffs, fronted by the…
December 18, 2014

Christmas Events List

by Jason Vondersmith
MUSIC Portland Baroque Orchestra The orchestra plays J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio,” with more than 40 musicians and soloists taking part. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, Trinity Episcopal…
Chistmas Ships - The Short List
December 18, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Events and Happenings around Portland HOLIDAYS Holiday Happenings It’s a week before Christmas, and we’re in the middle of Hanukkah. There are plenty of new listings on page B2, since most…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FROM THE TOP, INC. - Kiarra Saito-Beckman, a violin prodigy from Bend, will be a featured performer in the Aaron Meyer Holiday Concert Series this week.
December 18, 2014

Violin prodigy has the world on a string

by Jason Vondersmith
A rock violinist himself, Aaron Meyer knows something about being a bit wicked and a tad wild with the bow and stringed instrument. And, when he watches — and hears — young Kiarra Saito-Beckman,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOHN VALLS - Feast Portland, which included the Night Market at Zidell Yards (left), drew more than 12,000 people in 2014. Next year its scheduled for Sept. 17-20.
December 18, 2014

Portland food lovers will have lots to feast on in 2015

by Jennifer Anderson
Brunches and brewpubs, a steady stream of food-carts-turned-restaurants, and artisan products sprouting like a Chia Pet. If there’s one word for the food and beverage trends of 2014, it’s…
Photo Credit: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CONPANY, INC. - The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid is arguably a better car than the non-hybrid version, and that's saying a lot.
December 12, 2014

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid: Best of both worlds

by Jim Redden
Falling gas prices are depressing the sale of gas/electric hybrids, which have historically cost more than equivalent gas-only automobiles. So how can manufacturers get potential customers to…
December 12, 2014

LiveMusic!

by Rob Cullivan
Dec. 12 Well, are they? The Supersuckers call themselves “The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Band in the World.” Featuring Eddie Spaghetti on bass guitar and lead vocals, “Metal” Marty Chandler, Dan…
Photo Credit: COURTESY IMAGO THEATER - Imago Theatre has long been known for its unique, costumed shows, and the biggest, 'Frogz,' returns to the Portland stage, Dec. 12 through Jan. 4.
December 09, 2014

After 32 years, fans keep 'Frogz' hopping

by Virginia Werner
You might go your entire life without encountering a frog with an inferiority complex, or penguins playing musical chairs. That is until you check out Imago Theatre’s production of “Frogz,”…
Photo Credit: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Lincoln High School - Contemporary Large Group
December 08, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Oregon High School Dance Category Championships

by Portland Tribune
Portland area high schools garner top honors at the sixth annual state dance competition Top dance teams from across Oregon competed this past weekend, Dec 6, at Canby High School in the sixth…

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Photo Credit: NORTHWEST AUTOMOTIVE PRESS ASSOCIATION/DOUG BERGER - This is the last year of the current version of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which offers affordable fun.
Dec 05, 2014

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata: More than a modern MG

by Jim Redden
Those who describe the Mazda MX-5 Miata as a modern version of the classic British sports car never owned one of those roadsters from 1950s ands 1960s. Yes, the basic concept is the same — a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY FILE PHOTO - The Christmas Ships Parade on the Columbia and Willamette rivers starts Dec. 5. See christmasships.org for schedule.
Dec 04, 2014

Holiday happenings

by Jason Vondersmith
Some of the upcoming holiday and Christmas festivities: MISC. The Polar Express The Mount Hood Railroad plays off the storyline from the movie of the same name, treating kids to a special time…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OWEN CAREY/OCT - Oregon Childrens Theatre's Young Professionals put on 'The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs' from Dec. 5 to 20.
Dec 04, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
It’s a busy week in Portland, so we’re providing an extra long “Short List”: MISC. Holiday Happenings The holiday festivities continue. One highlight: The Bull Santa Jam, Sunday, Dec. 7, at the…
Dec 04, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Dec. 4 Merry compilation Tender Loving Empire, a record label and handmade goods store, hosts a free bash with live music at its new second location at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at 3541 S.E.…
Dec 02, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Horrible Bosses 2”; “Penguins of Madagascar” This week No notable releases; (“Wild,” based on the adventure and book by Portland writer Cheryl Strayed and starring Reese Witherspoon,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE GROTTO - Holiday displays are lighting up all over the city, including The Grotto.
Nov 27, 2014

Holiday happenings

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE Portland Center Stage The company puts on two traditional shows, David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries” with Darius Pierce as Crumpet the Elf, and The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol:…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PATRICK WEISHAMPEL/PCS - Portland theater veteran Darius Pierce reprises his role as Crumpet the Elf in The Santaland Diaries.
Nov 27, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Holiday happenings It’s events galore in the next five weeks or so as we celebrate the holidays. Look for holiday listings in each of the next five editions of the Tribune, including in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JEANANNE SIZEMORE/MAGENTA THEATER - To raise money for building improvements - and for publicity, women who work for Magenta Theater in Vancouver, Wash., posed for a 2015 calendar, au naturel.
Nov 27, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Baring all, sort of

by Jason Vondersmith
The Magenta Theater in Vancouver, Wash., has gone all-out to promote itself and to raise funds for building improvements. “The Ladies of Magenta 2015 Calendar” kind of says it all. The calendar…
Nov 27, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Nov. 28-29 Double soul Vocalist-songwriter- harmonica-player Curtis Salgado, doles out a double dose of blues ‘n’ soul this weekend. Salgado won three 2013 Blues Music Awards, including being…
Nov 25, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Keep on Keepin’ On”; “Low Down”; “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I” This week, Nov. 26 “Horrible Bosses 2” (WB), R, 108 minutes About —Three employees (from the first “Horrible…