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Aug. 4-7, 'the best weekend of the year'

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Happy trails and tails: Dog-friendly hikes abound

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Struggling for citizenship

Struggling for citizenship

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COLUMBIA GORGE GETAWAYS MADE EASY

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It's fair time nearby, a short drive away

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Cello Project's purple reigns at dance party's Prince tribute

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ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastFriday, July 22

Lakou Mizik, a multi-generational Haitian band that blends many traditional styles (including Vodou drumming) with modern sounds, bring their spirit-stirring rhythms to Portland. Portland-based kompa group Balans opens the show. 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 28

Legendary British country-rock guitarist and Grammy Award-winner Albert Lee has toured and recorded with Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton, the Everly Brothers, and even was a member of The Crickets. He now comes to Portland to perform, with Kate Taylor, the sister of super-famous songwriter James Taylor, scheduled to open the show. 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 29

Rolling Stone called Patrice Pike “Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant all rolled up into a tiny but explosive package.” Join Patrice and former Portlander/now-Austinite Raina Rose for a great night of original bluesy folk-rock at the Alberta Rose Theatre. 8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 5

Let’s Fall in Love”—Renee Terrill pairs her bright, sweet voice with artistic expression to take the listener on an emotional journey through the Great American Songbook. Renee will be backed by the Mike Horsfall Trio. 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 11

Show/Show is a comedy showcase featuring award-winning stand-up comedians performing live with their own jokes animated by some of Portland’s finest animators. Performers include Bri Pruett, Gabe Dinger, Jason Traeger, and Curtis Cook. Stick around for a showing of The Hoofnagle Tapes by Erik Hoofnagle immediately afterwards. 8:00 p.m.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055

www.albertarosetheatre.com

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ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelWhether you want to show your American pride, your support for our armed forces, or want to display a more custom message, flying your flag on a quality in-ground flagpole is the best way to do it.

But how to know what pole is best for you? When considering an in-ground flagpole for your home or business, here’s a few things you’ll need to keep in mind:

Height and Location - A flagpole should look good (proportional) in relation to the house or building that it stands next to or in front of. Choose an area that is open, without trees or powerlines that can tangle with your flag. Then choose a flagpole height that’s within a few feet of your roofline as seen from the street.

Choose a Style and Finish - Telescoping, Sectional, and One-Piece are some of the more popular styles. Sometimes one is more suitable than another depending on the site and application. Popular finishes include satin, brushed aluminum, and a wide variety of powder coated colors.

Call Before You Dig - Whether you choose to have one of Elmer’s experts install your flagpole or you want to set it up yourself, always “call in a locate” first. Dialing 811 before you dig will give your local utility companies a chance to verify that it’s safe to install a flagpole in your chosen location.

Do you have more questions about in-ground flagpoles? Feel free to give us a call, send us an email, or stop by anytime.

Elmer’s Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214

www.elmersflag.com

Brought to you by Dr. Cristina Mondragon, M.D. - The Portland Clinic - MEDICAL INSIDER -


THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Dr. Cristina Mondragon, M.D.Summer is upon us and travel season is in full force. At The Portland Clinic we believe in traveling smart and being prepared so vacation time is spent relaxing and enjoying instead of dealing with avoidable health situations.

Before departure:

Talk to your doctor about your travels plans. They can provide a vacation override to allow you an early refill on your maintenance medications.

Update vaccinations: include a tetanus update if you are not current, and a flu vaccine, especially during flu season.

Pack a travel health kit including over the counter items:

Antidiarrheal medication; Antihistamine/Decongestant; Anti-motion sickness medication; Acetominophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen for pain or fever; Mild laxative and antacid; Cough suppressant/expectorant/drops; Antifungal and antibacterial ointments/creams and bandages; 1% hydrocortisone cream.

During your trip:

Practice good hand and food hygiene to prevent traveler’s diarrhea caused by improper food handling

For areas/countries with mosquito/tick borne illnesses, use insect repellant containing DEET (30%50%) or picaridin (up to 15%); do a thorough tick check after outdoor activities.

Practice pedestrian/motor vehicle safety; traffic/vehicular accidents are a common cause of injury while traveling

If you or your doctor ever feel the need, don’t hesitate to consult a travel expert.

Safe travels!

The Portland Clinic

800 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

(503) 223-3113

www.theportlandclinic.com

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PARR LUMBER - Marshall SmithFew home improvements can pay for themselves like new siding. Siding is a home’s first defense against wind and rain and is probably the largest contributor to a home’s curb appeal. Parr Lumber experts will help you choose the right siding products to increase the value and improve the look of your home while also protecting it from the weather.

Several factors should be considered when deciding on the type of siding to install, including durability, appearance, cost, maintenance, installation requirements, and ease of replacement.

Fiber cement siding by James Hardie® is the most popular horizontal lap siding in the country and is available in standard primed grey or several pre-painted colors with patented ColorPlus® technology. The ColorPlus process applies 50% more paint than a typical painter and adds beauty and durability. Fiber cement is attractive and extremely durable. It carries up to a 30-year warranty but can be more difficult to install than other siding options since it is heavy and brittle.

Parr Lumber also carries an excellent selection of natural wood and engineered wood siding. Though it is expensive and requires annual maintenance, wood siding is an attractive choice that can be stained to preserve its wood grain. Engineered wood siding, such as Smartside® from LP Building Products®, has an authentic wood grain appearance and comes with a 50-year warranty.

Parr Lumber employees can help you understand the benefits of each product and walk you through the installation process. Speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable salespeople today.

Parr Lumber

We have 10 locations in the Portland area.

Visit our website to find one near you.

1-866-214-7277

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LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT  -  Jennifer Cook-Buman When considering a move for yourself or a loved one into a senior living community, the options can be overwhelming, and the information confusing, with several types of licensures for senior communities available.

Continuing Care: Requires an upfront buy-in and continued monthly payments, and one must be independent upon move in, in most cases. Has care available to meet nearly every foreseeable need to end of life.

Assisted Living: Provides assistance with the activities of daily living – medication management, mobility, etc. To what extent can vary. 3 meals a day are included, and transportation to shopping and medical appointments is typically included as well.

Memory Care: Designed to care for those with dementia diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Caregivers have received more training, and there are more of them per resident than assisted living.

Adult Foster Care Homes: Single family homes that have been built or converted to house up to 5 residents. Onsite caregivers assist with all care needs. Care homes are licensed differently and their abilities vary with their license level. Generally, a quieter environment than assisted living, with fewer activities.

State regulations set a minimum standard for each type of licensure, but each facility has the option to offer greater care capabilities than what is legally required, e.g. some assisted living communities can accommodate special diets, even lift devices, others cannot. It’s important to check with each community and not to rely on others for this information.

Living Right Senior Placement

P.O. Box 534, West Linn, Oregon 97068

(503) 780-7353

Visit us at: livingright.net/

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Stan Robinson and Brian Jarvis - Pacific West Roofing - ROOFING INSIDER -


PACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Stan RobinsonSummer is a popular time to replace your home’s roof. If a metal roof is on your list of roofing options, consider these pros and cons.

Pros of metal roofing:

Metal roofing is durable. A metal roof should last as long as your house, and will survive windstorms, snow and rain water. It’s also resistant to mildew, fire, insect infestation and rot.

Most metal roofs are noncombustible, earning them a Class A fire rating. Though warranties, many companies guarantee their metal roofing product to last between 20 and 50 years.

It’s lightweight. Metal roofing runs from 1 to 1.5 pounds per sq. ft. compared to 7.5 to 10 pounds per sq. ft. for concrete tile. Metal roofing may be applied directly on top of existing roof materials on battens.

Disadvantages of metal roofing:

PACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Brian JarvisIt’s expensive. The cost of a metal roof ranges between $150 and $600 per 100 square feet; but you save on maintenance expenses in the future.

Accessibility. It can be difficult to walk on a metal roof in wet weather and when moss or algae have grown on it. And, cleaning off storm debris can be challenging.

Before you decide on the type of roof for your house, be sure you consider your home’s style and the area you live in.

Pacific West Roofing

9360 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 850-0680

www.pacificwestroofing.com

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Brought to you by Jan Nielsen - Nielsen's Jewelers - JEWELRY INSIDER -


NIELSEN'S JEWELERS - Jan NielsenWhile savoring a glass of wine at one of my favorite Portland restaurants, I overheard this conversation:

"Oh, is that a new necklace? I love it!"

"Yes, Bill gave it to me for our anniversary. Ten years, can you believe that? He said he wanted me to know that he couldn't imagine being married to anyone else."

Attention, all men out there! Women love it when you give them jewelry.

There’s just nothing like your significant other selecting something with only you in mind. Giving jewelry for a special day or event transforms the piece from a thing to a story.

Women especially love telling the story of how their husband or boyfriend gave them that special piece of jewelry.

And, what’s more: Getting her a piece she really likes. That’s why we keep 'Wish Lists' for our customers. Men love shopping here; yet, they are sometimes clueless on what to buy. But when we know their wife, we point them in the right direction.

And, ladies, make sure we get to know you and you create those wish lists for us! That way, when men come into our store, we can give them hints and point them in the right direction. Men want that special gift they select to be loved and worn.

And, for the story to be told.

Nielsen’s Jewelers

825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 234-1614

www.nielsensjewelers.com

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsWhether you’re looking to raise capital, limit your personal liability or create a business that stands the test of time, there’s no better choice than filing articles of incorporation to form a corporation. Here are five steps to address first.

Appoint directors. Every corporation needs a board of directors to be considered legally valid, and their names should be included on the incorporation documents. Your board will have enormous influence over the future of your company, so choose wisely.

Issue stock. Every corporation must have shareholders. This means authorized (but unsold) stock must be listed in the articles of incorporation, and a formal resolution must be passed approving their sale.

Register an EIN. A Employer Identification Number (EIN) is like your business’s social security number. You’ll need it to file taxes, open a corporate bank account and (most importantly) get paid. The IRS makes it easy to obtain an EIN on their website.

Craft a shareholders’ agreement. Though not technically required, a shareholders’ agreement prevents co-founders from suddenly selling their shares to an outside interest, while also establishing contingencies if a founder loses control of their stock due to divorce or bankruptcy.

Hire a corporate lawyer. You need an experienced business attorney to draft your articles of incorporation. They will ensure your business is protected and ready to succeed.

Ken Mitchell-Phillips has decades of experience working with large Fortune 500 companies and small and medium-sized corporations. Call today!

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

lawofficesofkenmitchellphillips.com

Brought to you by Shelley Kuhnhausen Howard - Kuhnhausen's Furniture Showcase - FURNITURE INSIDER -


KUHNHAUSEN'S FURNITURE SHOWCASE - Shelley Kuhnhausen HowardWho says a space-saving storage bed has to put function before style?

That’s certainly not the case with Whittier Woods’ Mantel Storage Bed—available now at Kuhnhausen’s Furniture Showcase!

What I like about the Mantel bed is how it blends “antique” design principles with modern aesthetics, producing a truly original piece of art.

Built out of American alder hardwoods, the raised panels and imposing wood finish are straight out of the 18th century. But because this is a Whittier product, the elegant design doesn’t impede 21st century functionality. The WHITTIER WOOD - The McKenzie Collection presents an atmosphere of style and elegance.McKenzie Mantel Bed comes with six capacious drawers, each with ball bearing drawer slides. The use of strong, square lines and lack of overt ornamentation on the wood panels make the McKenzie collection indubitably modern, without sacrificing that heirloom style.

Whittier Wood uses English dovetail drawer construction as well as mortise and tenon joinery for added strength and stability. The McKenzie collection is available in glazed antique cherry and caffè finish.

And for the nature lovers out there, you can rest easy knowing that Whittier Wood products are certified by the international Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.

So what are you waiting for? Stop and shop at Kuhnhausen’s Furniture Showcase today!

Kuhnhausen’s Furniture Showcase

2640 East Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214

(503) 234-6638

kuhnhausensfurniture.com

Brought to you by Adam East - Alberta Rose Theatre - LIVE SHOWS INSIDER -


ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastStart your summer with a Dolly Parton tribute night and a contemporary high-octane Mexican fiddling band at the Alberta Rose Theatre.

June 25

Local musicians will belt out favorites from country music legend Dolly Parton during the evening’s Dolly Parton Hoot Night. Performers include: Lenore, Gerle Haggard Band, The Dolly Partners, Ashleigh Flynn, April Brown, Karyn Ann, Rocky Butte Wranglers, Malachi Graham. 8 p.m.

June 26

Portland-based singer-songwriter Edna Vazquez brings her fusion of Mexican traditions with modern sounds, sharing the evening with the Villalobos Brothers, a contemporary high-octane Mexican fiddling band. 7:30 p.m.

July 8

Stomp along with Austin-based high-energy bluegrass quintet Whiskey Shivers. Bohemian country music songwriter, Amanda Richards, and Dead Remedy's Aaron Baca will also perform this evening. 8 p.m.

July 10

A screening of the film Malheur: Seasons of Change includes a live performance by Skip vonKuske, who scored the film’s soundtrack. The evening highlights the release of the enhanced DVD and Live Soundtrack CD of the film. 7 p.m.

July 11

Storytelling singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves returns to Portland to share his thought-provoking American folk music this evening. 8 p.m.

July 12

With her eclectic sound that draws from classical, folk, pop, jazz, and Americana music, pianist and singer-songwriter Vienna Teng is sure to entertain you. Justin Klump joins her for this performance. 8 p.m.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055

www.albertarosetheatre.com

Brought to you by David Anchel - Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too! - FLAG, BANNER, KITE INSIDER -


ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelIf you’ve ever seen a U.S. soldier in full uniform, you may have wondered why the flag patch on their right shoulder is affixed “backwards.”

In other words, why is the star field on the right-hand corner of the flag, rather than the left?

The answer has everything to do with the rectangular subset of the American flag that has 50 white stars and blue backing. It’s typically called the “union” or canton.

According to the flag code, when worn on either the left or right shoulder, the American flag patch should face forward (to the observer’s right). Per the Department of Defense, this “gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.”

If that still doesn’t make sense, imagine a normal standard bearer marching forward while carrying the American flag. The star field would come first, followed by the red and white bars. Anything else would look absurd.

Bonus flag trivia: Can tearing an American flag ever be done respectfully? Consider the story of Robert E. Peary, the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. Like any good explorer, Peary planted a U.S. flag there.

But Peary actually made several attempts to reach the North Pole, and tore off scraps of the flag at each of his successive “farthest norths.” Thus, we remember Peary as the only man in history to be honored for ripping up an American flag.

Elmer’s Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214

www.elmersflag.com

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by Rob Cullivan
July 16 showcase to raise money for possible TV pilot Two Portland comedy writers, Niall Graf and Luis-Enrique Marquez, are raising…
COURTESY: RUGGED MANIAC OBSTACLE RACE - The Rugged Maniac 'Warped Wall' is tough to negotiate.
Jul 11, 2016

Like mud, fun? You might be a Rugged Maniac

by Jason Vondersmith
Race popular with competitors of all ages, shapes, sizes Whether climbing “The Warped Wall” or swinging on “The Ringer,” or doing…
Jul 11, 2016

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Big screen Last week, July 8 “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”; “The Secret Life of Pets” This week, July 15 “Ghostbusters”…
COURTESY IMAGE - It's 'American Tango,' by Jennifer Vandever.
Jul 11, 2016

Book Report: 'American Tango' a breezy dance through a stalled life

by Michaela Bancud
Vandever's funny, taut novel takes on marriage, middle age, dreams How to keep moving forward when your life has stalled out — that’s…
COURTESY: MONICA FRISELL - A star of the Northwest String Summit, Danny Barnes and his banjo have seen a lot of highs in the music business. 'It's a war of attrition. I just stayed at it long enough where I have my own thing,' he says.
Jul 11, 2016

Banjo master Barnes is a wild and crazy guy

by Rob Cullivan
String Summit headliner has No. 1 fan in Steve Martin Danny Barnes didn’t see it coming. “It was a complete surprise to me,” says the…
COURTESY: DISJECTA - In selecting works for Portland2016 Biennial, curator Michelle Grabner (left, with painter Ellen McFadden) used 'regionalism,' or how artist' work reflects their geography or culture.
Jul 07, 2016

DISJECTA BIENNIAL FORGES REGIONAL IDENTITY

by Jennifer Anderson
Event spreads across city, state with more artists, venues Each summer for the past 15 years, Portland art lovers have been treated to…
COURTESY: NWSS - Cool lighting is part of Northwest String Summit, July 14-17 at Horning's Hideout in North Plains.
Jul 07, 2016

Unwind, unwire, unplug and cue up the strings

by Rob Cullivan
Get bluegrass, roots fix at annual summit at Horning's Hideout Skye McDonald, co-owner and promoter of the Northwest String Summit,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Performance of Odysseo by Cavalia
Jul 06, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Cavalia's 'Odysseo' ready to impress

by Portland Tribune
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: ADAM WICKHAM The horses and riders and acrobats and all the background people put on a run-through of Cavalia's…
COURTESY: TRIUMPH STUDIOS - Lakewood Theatre Company opens its season with the Portland premiere of 'Nines,' July 8-Aug. 14.
Jul 06, 2016

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE ‘Nines’ Lakewood Theatre Company opens its season with the Portland premiere of the Tony Award-winning play. It’s the story of…
Jul 06, 2016

July Arts

by Jason Vondersmith
(Note: The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings in the first edition of each month to coincide with…
COURTESY PHOTO - Goo Goo Dolls feel compelled to play popular songs such as 'Iris,' 'Name' and 'Slide.' They perform at McMenamins Edgefield, July 8.
Jul 06, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
July 8 Gaga for Goo Goo Bassist Robby Takac of pop rockers Goo Goo Dolls says the band has a problem when it performs live. “We’ve got…
COURTESY: WILD ABOUT GAME - Bites by Chef Cody Utzman, of Frankie's Restaurant in Albany, were among the dozens of innovative dishes served at last year's Wild About Game event. The meat cook-off is a fundraiser for The Portland Kitchen, a local nonprofit.
Jul 06, 2016

Get tickets for fall chef events

by Jennifer Anderson
Bread & Brew Portland’s chefs aren’t just here to feed you. They want to entertain, educate and inspire you, too. A number of Portland…
COURTESY PHOTO - Alexis Mather is Miss Oregon.
Jul 06, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
And the winner is ... Alexis Mather, Miss Portland, was crowned Miss Oregon on Saturday night, July 2, in Seaside, at the annual Miss…
COURTESY: JOHN BENSON - The noted Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd features a spectacular light show and art video design for its 'Space and Time Continuum' production, which stops at Keller Auditorium July 14.
Jul 06, 2016

Brit Floyd pays tribute with great effect

by Jennifer Anderson
Band brings lasers, videos, Pink Floyd catalog to Keller As any Pink Floyd fan knows, the awe-inspiring laser light shows and other…