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25th Anniversary of the Grotto’s Festival of Lights!

Twenty-nine years ago, a Catholic priest and some volunteers and staff at The Grotto, the Catholic shrine and sanctuary in Northeast Portland, had an idea. Why not put on a Christmastime light show? The idea was to invite paying visitors to the 62-acre refuge at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 85th Avenue during one of the most important times in the... Read more ›

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Last Chance to Hit the Corn Maze at Sauvie Island!

A Portlandia themed Halloween corn maze this year, “Put A Bird On It” takes on a whole new meaning… Portland’s original cornfield maze ventures into its 14th season at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. This year the Portland Corn MAiZE is celebrating Portlandia, “the city where young people go to retire,” as well as featuring the... Read more ›

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Portland’s Newest Burger Joint, Jackson’s Lite-N-Tasty.

Americans are fat because our lifestyles have evolved faster than our diets. Those all-American foods—burgers, fries, milkshakes—were sustenance, not indulgence, for generations stained with oil and soil. So what happens now that we’ve traded lunch pails for Aeron chairs? I’ve thought a lot about that in the three years since I lost 100 pounds by counting calories. It’s possible we’ll get... Read more ›

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The Brokerage House is Going Independent!

Hey Everyone, Some new and wonderful things are happening for The Brokerage House! They have left the Keller Williams family and started an independent Brokerage! Don’t worry they didn’t go far. They are still located in Portland, OR. and can help you with all your real estate needs. Check out our website and like us on Facebook. In other exciting... Read more ›

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Spooky Halloween Event at Lonesomeville Studios

Twenty-five years ago, artist Danny Hills and Wayne Hughes bought a crumbling 19th-century home – originally known as Blampede Farm – in the heart of Southeast Portland. Falling in love with the beautiful old Queen Anne style home and acreage around it, they made it their life’s work to restore and reconstruct the place, from the cabinets and furniture to... Read more ›

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Community Involvement Initiative:The Skidmore Prize

The Skidmore Prize program is a community involvement initiative sponsored and administered by Willamette Week. The Skidmore Prize is intended to recognize and encourage long-term commitment to the non-profit sector and to inspire others to get involved. Winners are selected via an application and interview process from the following categories: Animals, the Arts, Community, the Environment, Wellness, Schools, Social Action,... Read more ›

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Mobile Art: Offensive or Awesome?

When Rev. C.E. Linville noticed people praying outside his 1987 Toyota Tercell, he assumed they were worshipping false idols. Turns out, they were actually praying for his very soul, which was sentenced, apparently, to eternal damnation, as the Tercell driven by the 60-year-old retired mail carrier is covered with a**holes. Photos of dog anuses line the Tercell, with a statuesque... Read more ›

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Bringing in the Fall at Morso

Kenny Giambalvo steps back from day-to-day operations as the Pearl District space reaches beyond Italy on its fall menu. Five months after launching Morso in the Pearl District, former Bluehour chef Kenny Giambalvo has stepped down from day-to-day operations at the casual Italian-American cafe. While he remains tied to the brand as “culinary director,”  owners Bob Lightman and Ryan Finley... Read more ›

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Oregon Sustainability Center, is back on the table…

Metro has said publicly that a new headquarters hotel at the Oregon Convention Center would get a $10.4 million cash subsidy from the regional government and the City of Portland. But documents show the real subsidy is hidden in the fine print: The developers want another $111 million over 30 years. Under their proposal, the Portland-based Schlesinger Cos. and Mortenson... Read more ›

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Check Out the Oregon Symphony performance this weekend!

For listeners who wring their hands over the graying of classical music, the Oregon Symphony performance at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Saturday night was a welcome one.   Both of the star guests were closer in age to the average Portland Youth Philharmonic musician than to most of the audience members.  The conductor was Aziz Shokhakimov, the 24-year-old Uzbek phenomenon... Read more ›

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8 Reasons Mount Hood is Awesome!

From moonlight snowshoes to slope-side saunas, winter brings lots of reasons to swoon over our signature peak. 1 YOU OWN THE MOUNTAIN Gather up your ski buddies and rent out the east side of Mt Hood Skibowl as your private kingdom for the night. 2 BECAUSE SNOW GLOWS When moonbeams bounce of off new fallen snow, the forest is as... Read more ›

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Sufjan Stevens At Aladdin Theatre December 6

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens has always been artistically uncompromising enough to do exactly what he wants, no matter how potentially career-ending—and he’s always been talented enough to do it with grace. Early in his career, the Detroit-born, Brooklyn-dwelling indie darling recorded a song cycle of electronic compositions based on the Chinese zodiac. Promoting the musician’s new Christmas CD box... Read more ›

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