The cat's meow

The cat's meow

Annual show makes for purrfect weekend Dogs had their day at the recent Rose City Classic Dog...

'Hulk' to make smash at Comic Con Portland

'Hulk' to make smash at Comic Con Portland

Ferrigno, other fantasy fan faves to appear Jan. 23-25 When the feeling hits, the emotions grow...

Creativity takes root on Portland stages

Creativity takes root on Portland stages

Polished or in progress, Fertile Ground's new works are noteworthy The Fertile Ground Festival of...

Casting a bright light on shadows

Casting a bright light on shadows

What do you remember of your life prior to your 10th birthday? Stop. Think. Do you remember what...

Tall ships on the horizon

Tall ships on the horizon

Historic fleet will chart Columbia waters this summer If, come July or August, you see what looks...

Polaha upbeat on cop comedy

Polaha upbeat on cop comedy

'Backstrom' political incorrectness sure to raise some eyebrows The new Fox comedy crime...

Slice of heaven

Slice of heaven

Bread & Brew: Portland sees rise in bakeries, bread shops What is it about Portland and...

Born to write book about The Boss

Born to write book about The Boss

White cruises back streets for 'Springsteen: Album by Album' When Ryan White was 10 years old in...

Fertile fields

Fertile fields

Artists in all genres plant creative seeds, watch them grow on Portland stages There’ll be...

'Office' star mines comedy in crime

'Office' star mines comedy in crime

Rainn Wilson plays cranky detective in 'Backstrom,' TV show set in Portland Two things will be...

Comet, eclipses on deck for 2015

Comet, eclipses on deck for 2015

Mt. Hood college planetarium to explore comet, eclipses, more Skygazers rejoice! The coming year...

Barlow twists Prohibition-era classics

Barlow twists Prohibition-era classics

Bread & Brew We drink cocktails for all sorts of reasons — just one of which is the...

Bits & Pieces: Running down a dream

Bits & Pieces: Running down a dream

A Portland tribute band has won a top honor for the second year in a row. Petty Fever, a...

Duck fans flock south

Duck fans flock south

UO success means more team followers, ticket and retail sales The Oregon Ducks are flying south...

Live music had Portland rocking in 2014

Live music had Portland rocking in 2014

If you’re a fan of hearing music live, 2014 offered an eclectic selection of chances to do...

Good-natured art

Good-natured art

Hilary Pfeifer applies her imagination to the natural world to create playful works In her...

Playing Scrabble with champ spells disaster

Playing Scrabble with champ spells disaster

I’m sitting across the table from Conrad Bassett-Bouchard of Portland, with a Scrabble board...

A pool of their own

A pool of their own

The Oregon Zoo looks forward to its pachyderms using the new Elephant Lands pool during warm...

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Photo Credit: TATA MOTORS - The Jaguar XJL is one of the most beautiful cars on the road today.
January 23, 2015

2015 Jaguar XJL 3.0 AWD: Who could ask for more?

by Jim Redden
At first glance, outfitting Jaguar's largest car with a V6 engine would seem to be mistake. The XJL — the long wheelbase version of the top-of-the-line XJ — is over 17 feet long and weighs more…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FICTIONIST - Fictionist, performing at the Doug Fir Lounge on Jan. 22, plays an insistent yet friendly combination of synth pop, art rock and 90s Brit rock.
January 22, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 22 Stranger than truth Provo, Utah, band Fictionist combines synth pop, art rock and '90s Brit rock sounds to write catchy, bouncy music that echoes MGMT with hints of the Killers, Franz…
January 22, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. ChocolateFest The newspaper USA Today recently named it one of the top 10 Novelty Food Festivals in the country. It’s a fundraiser for the World Forestry Center, and the 10th annual event…
January 20, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “The Wedding Ringer”; “Paddington”; “American Sniper” This week Jan. 23 “Strange Magic” (Touchstone/Lucasfilm Ltd.), PG, 99 minutes About — It’s an animated film (written by George…
Photo Credit: VOLVO CARS NORTH AMERICA, LLC - The redesigned 2015.5 Volvo S60 is, dare we say it, sexy.
January 16, 2015

2015.5 Volvo S60: Back in the fight

by Jim Redden
The upgraded Volvo S60 is an excellent entry level luxury sport sedan — stylish, comfortable, reassuring to drive, and thousands less than some of its competitors. But interested buyers are…
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January 15, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents’ Theatre Vertigo presents the Lukas Barfuss dark comedy, directed by Bobby Bermea, about Dora, a girl who becomes a woman and goes off tranquilizers,…
Photo Credit: CHAD_KAMENSHINE - Electronica duo Beacon, playing Holocene on Jan. 22, brings a cohesive and melodic sound to the stage.
January 15, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 17 Prophet’s margins As a member of legendary proto-Americana band Green on Red and as a sideman and solo artist, Chuck Prophet is one of those cats who keeps real rock ‘n’ roll alive,…
January 15, 2015

Bits & Pieces: Book awards

by Jason Vondersmith
The finalists and fellowship recipients have been announced for the 28th annual Oregon Book Awards, which will be held April 13 at the Gerding Theater. Mitchell Jackson, author of “The Residue…
January 13, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Taken 3”; “Inherent Vice”; “Selma” This week Jan. 16 “The Wedding Ringer” (Screen Gems), R, 101 minutes About — A groomsman-for-hire throws a wrinkle into nuptials, creating a bromance;…
Photo Credit: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. - The Sunaru Impreza was slightly restyled and outfitted with more standard equipment for 2015.
January 09, 2015

2015 Subaru Impreza: Ideal affordable daily driver

by Jim Redden
In many respects, the Subaru Impreza is the ideal affordable daily driver for the Pacific Northwest, which is probably why you see so many of them around. For one thing, it is the least…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The gritty and rootsy Lyman Louis will be among the guest performers at Park Place Cafes Local Song Crafters Series kickoff, Jan. 10.
Jan 08, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 9 No. 1 in Sweden Portland’s 1960s-influenced power popsters The Cool Whips recently were feted by a Swedish Web radio show called Ice Cream Man Power Pop on Radio Andra from Goteborg. The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MATTHEW MURPHY - Jillian Mueller (Baby) and Samuel Pergande (Johnny) star in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage, which plays in Portland Jan. 13-18.
Jan 08, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MUSIC ‘Ravel’s Bolero’ The Oregon Symphony, led by music director Carlos Kalmar and accompanied by virtuoso pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, plays the classic as part of its program. 7:30 p.m.…
Jan 06, 2015

Something new for show and tell

by Stephen Alexander
Patent lawyer does poetic justice with childrens' book Literature is an art fed by the change, conflict and exaltation of human lives. When changes happen in their lives, prose writers try to…
Jan 06, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week No notable releases This week Jan. 9 “Taken 3” (20th Century Fox), PG-13, 109 minutes About — Liam Neeson and his particular set of skills return in his memorable role as ex-covert…
Photo Credit: DOUG BERGER/NORTHWEST AUTOMOTIVE PRESS ASSOCIATION - The all-new 2015 Acura TLX cis a well balanced entry level lexury sport sedan.
Jan 02, 2015

2015 Acura TLX: Finding the sweet spot

by Jim Redden
Some carmakers who use letters to designate their vehciles are changing them to reduce confusion in their lines. Acura took a different route — it changed cars, blending the compact TSX and the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NAOMI LAVIOLETTE - Naomi LaViolette has two albums and new original material, and shell also play cover songs from her favorite artists at Jimmy Maks, Jan. 10.
Jan 01, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
As 2015 kicks off, here’s a look at the year ahead in live music: Patti Smith, the poetic dean of insurgent rock, plays the Crystal Ballroom on Jan. 20. Meanwhile, Sage Francis, forefather of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - (Left to right) Heath Koerschgen, Marilyn Stacey and Louise Chambers play in The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock by Oregon playwright C.S. Whitcomb at Lakewood Theatre Company, Jan. 9-Feb. 15.
Jan 01, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. ZooLights The holiday lights shows are going away, and one of the best and biggest remains through the weekend at the Oregon Zoo. Opens at 5 p.m. nightly through Jan. 5, Oregon Zoo, 4001…
Dec 30, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Unbroken”; “Into the Woods”; “The Imitation Game”’; “Big Eyes”; “The Gambler”; “American Sniper” This week No notable releases Next week Jan. 9 “Taken 3”; “Inherent Vice”; “Selma”…
Photo Credit: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY, INC. - The 2015 Honda Accord Sport is one of the bet affordable family cars on the market.
Dec 28, 2014

2015 Honda Accord: Even basic version is a good buy

by Jim Redden
Automotive manufacturers want their vehicles to look good, so they traditionally provide car writers with fully-loaded versions, even if most buyers choose cheaper ones. So it was something of…
Dec 25, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MUSIC Portland Youth Philharmonic It’ll be a day after the big day, but the Concert-at-Christmas is the most popular event of the Portland Youth Philharmonic season and features dynamic…