Portland puts its flavor on Thanksgiving

Portland puts its flavor on Thanksgiving

Bread & Brew There used to be just a handful of go-to spots for a good Thanksgiving Day meal in...

Virtuoso violinist goes for baroque

Virtuoso violinist goes for baroque

Monica Huggett brings theatrical flair to PBO for 20 years World-renowned baroque violinist...

20 years later, Starlight still shines

20 years later, Starlight still shines

Crooner brings star power, show-biz legends to new digs Tony Starlight, known outside of the...

Acclaimed violinist Pitcairn plays with famed 'Red' piece

Acclaimed violinist Pitcairn plays with famed 'Red' piece

She owns historic Stradivarius, and she'll appear locally Elizabeth Pitcairn is coming to town...

Flash Gordon!

Flash Gordon!

Musical parody of sci-fi hero spiced with Queen score Steve Coker remembers the summer of 1980,...

Levy examines De Niro the man, admires him

Levy examines De Niro the man, admires him

The actor declines requests for interviews, but author pushes on Robert De Niro has played some...

Forever young

Forever young

Concert ushers in Portland Youth Philharmonic's 10th decade As the Portland Youth Philharmonic...

Dance becomes a combat sport in TopShakeDance's new show

Dance becomes a combat sport in TopShakeDance's new show

Inspired by duels, 'a-Bout,' pushes physical limits In the 1990s, says Portland choreographer Jim...

Slabtown, iconic outpost for live music, closes

Slabtown, iconic outpost for live music, closes

Northwest venue gave misfits of all stripes a sense of belonging When Doug Rogers was 14 in the...

Female 'Odd Couple' to put audience in stitches

Female 'Odd Couple' to put audience in stitches

Todd Tschida wanted to direct a show for the Milwaukie-based New Century Players that was by Neil...

Finding your inner singer

Finding your inner singer

Sing Portland! gives ordinary folks stage to express themselves Are you a secret shower singer?...

Latest planetarium show a galaxy of images

Latest planetarium show a galaxy of images

It's quite big, and MHCC plans big presentation The first thing you need to know about the Milky...

Sirens call: Festival celebrates, promotes women in art, comedy, music and more

Sirens call: Festival celebrates, promotes women in art, comedy, music and more

More than a decade ago, the perception was that women in the local entertainment business —...

Paddlin' in the pumpkins

Paddlin' in the pumpkins

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta excites as Halloween draws near Floating and frolic and fun were...

Cocktail week raises the bar on the craft, business of mixology

Cocktail week raises the bar on the craft, business of mixology

Bread & Brew If Oregon was a cocktail, what would it be? There’s a good chance it would...

Bravo for 50 years

Bravo for 50 years

Portland Opera marks 50-year milestone with 'Die Fledermaus,' its 1964 debut Portland Opera...

Clackamas District Garden Clubs devoted to community service

Clackamas District Garden Clubs devoted to community service

Before every meeting of the Clackamas District Garden Clubs, all members recite a pledge vowing...

Light the Night walkers honor, remember Bethany Hartung

Light the Night walkers honor, remember Bethany Hartung

The facts are stark: Bethany Hartung graduated from Clackamas High School in 2003, was diagnosed...

GHS senior returns to starring role at OTC

GHS senior returns to starring role at OTC

The duo that charmed audiences in last year’s “Fancy Nancy” is back for the Oregon...

Haunts, hangouts and spooky stuff

Haunts, hangouts and spooky stuff

Kids of every age don't need to look far for Halloween happenings Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and...

Brick-and-mortar Cultured Caveman needs to evolve

Brick-and-mortar Cultured Caveman needs to evolve

Bread & Brew Four months ago, Cultured Caveman became the latest Portland food cart to cross the...

AcroYoga: Connect and play

AcroYoga: Connect and play

New yoga participants encouraged to get off mat and 'engage with other people' You may have seen...

Davis Graveyard haunts Milwaukie once again

Davis Graveyard haunts Milwaukie once again

Creator Jeff Davis talks about his famous graveyard The Portland Tribune paid Jeff Davis a visit...

Forest of Arts to celebrate with music, environment

Forest of Arts to celebrate with music, environment

“Celebrate the natural environment and see art created out of organic substances found in...

Project Pabst

Project Pabst

PBR-loving city can drink in 3 days of music Matt Slessler, a field marketing representative for...

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON ZOO - The locomotives for the Washington Park and Zoo Railway have been renovated and will be offering free rides this weekend.
November 21, 2014

Zoo offers free train rides this weekend

by Jim Redden
The Oregon Zoo will offer free rides to visitors on the scale-model trains that make up the Washington Park band Zoo Railway. The two locomotive were refurbished while the track was realigned…
Photo Credit: JOHN M. VINCENT - The new Volvo V60 station wagon may be the sexist looking family hauler on the market.
November 21, 2014

2015.5 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design: Not your father's Volvo wagon

by Jim Redden
The 2015.5 Volvo V60 marks a welcome return to the field the Swedish-based car company once dominated, station wagons. Volvo's wagons were phase out after it was acquired a few years ago by a…
November 20, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE Adam Carolla, John Oliver Funny man Adam Carolla will do his “The Adam Carolla Podcast,” which receives more than 5 million downloads per month, from Portland. The details: 7:30 and 10…
November 20, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Nov. 21-22 If you’ve been lucky to catch Portland’s Ages and Ages, you’ve been lucky enough to be lifted up — and we mean UP — by their infectious folk-pop-rock music, which combines choral…
November 20, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Laying 'Groundwork'

by Jason Vondersmith
The Portland Children’s Museum, near the Oregon Zoo at 4015 S.W. Canyon Road, has a new permanent exhibit, “Groundwork,” which opens Nov. 22, and is meant to teach young people how to build…
November 18, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Rosewater” This week Nov. 21 “The Imitation Game” (Weinstein), PG-13, 113 minutes About —A limited release, it’s about a British logician (Benedict Cumberbatch) who helps crack…
November 18, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Storm appearance

by Jason Vondersmith
Storm Large will perform and sign copies of her new album, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St. Pink Martini’s Heinz Records released Large’s new album, “Le…
Photo Credit: SUBARU OF NORTH AMERICA, INC. - The 2015 Subaru BRZ continues to emphasize the joys back-to-basic sports cars.
November 14, 2014

2015 Subaru BRZ: Cheap thrills

by Jim Redden
How much fun can you have with just 200 horsepower these days? The answer is a lot, if it's produced by the Boxer 4-cylinder engine in the Subaru BRZ. The BRZ bucks the automobile industry's…
November 13, 2014

Bits & Pieces: Forbes' big gig

by Jason Vondersmith
China Forbes has earned acclaim as the singer for Pink Martini, since joining the group in 1995, but now she’ll get to perform opera arias of which she’s long dreamed. Forbes will perform with…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOSH HOYER AND THE SHADOWBOXERS - The nine-piece Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers play funky, soulful blues and appeal to fans of Curtis Salgado to James Brown. Theyll play Duffs Garage, Nov. 18.
November 13, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Nov. 15 Snakebitten! Every now and then a band releases a song that places it firmly in the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll history. “Learning Slowly” is that song, courtesy of fuzzy-wuzzy Philly trio…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOAN MARCUS - The worldwide Broadway hit Mamma Mia! comes to Portland, bringing its irresistible slew of ABBA hits, Nov. 25-30.
Nov 13, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE ‘True West’ The final play of Profile Theatre’s Sam Shepard season continues, as brothers examine their relationship and manage fraternal conflicts, the final of Shepard’s “family quintet”…
Photo Credit: PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEAN BAKER - Sculptor Adam McIsaac off some works in progress (above and left). He has excelled at Pacific Northwest Native art over the years.
Nov 13, 2014

Natural wonder

by Dean Baker
Adam McIsaac carves and casts new art for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's new building After 20 years carving his way into the heart of Pacific Northwest Native art, Adam McIsaac is…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NU SHOOZ - Valerie Day and John Smith, the wife-husband leaders of Nu Shooz, believe their style of R&B is making a comeback.
Nov 13, 2014

Nu Shooz 'Can't Wait' to do pair of shows

by Rob Cullivan
Jimmy Mak's to host '80s chart-toppers as they renew live gigs In 1986, it was impossible to go anywhere as summer beckoned without hearing “I Can’t Wait” by Portland band Nu Shooz. Coupled with…
Nov 13, 2014

Zoo train's a-comin€sÄô

by Jason Vondersmith
The Oregon Zoo train will be open to the public Nov. 28 for ZooLights, organizers say. After work was done on them, the Old West-inspired Centennial steam locomotive and the retro-modern…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Shane enjoyed his ride in Eric Peterson's Ferrari 599 GTB.
Nov 12, 2014

Exotic cars lifts spirits of ailing kids

by Jim Redden
Although Eric Peterson is enjoying the benefits of being a successful high-tech consultant — including a growing exotic car collection — he is also giving back to the community by giving sick…
Nov 11, 2014

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Interstellar”; “Big Hero 6”; “Citizenfour”; “Laggies” This week Nov. 14 “Rosewater” (Open Road), R, 165 minutes About — It’s directed and written by comedian Jon Stewart, and it’s…
Photo Credit: DOUG BERGER/NWAPA - The 2014 Cadillac ATS in Central Oregon during the Run to the Sun event organized by the Northwest Automotive Press Association.
Nov 07, 2014

2015 Cadillac ATS: Big surprise in a small package

by Jim Redden
When Cadillac first revealed that it intended to challenge the best European road cars, a lot of automotive enthusiasts rolled their eyes. After all, like Lincoln, Cadillac made its reputation…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ELLEN WHYTE - Grammy-nominated vocalist Ellen Whyte and her Plus Sized Band play Duffs Garage, Nov. 14.
Nov 06, 2014

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Nov. 7 A good Reed Playing a mix of hard rock, funk and soul, The Dan Reed Network packed local clubs in the mid-1980s before catching the eye of industry big shots. Eventually signed to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - Lonely hearts are central in Lakewood Theatres She Loves Me, Nov. 7-Dec. 21.
Nov 06, 2014

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’ Stumptown Stages puts on a musical revival about the “Peanuts” gang and Charlie Brown’s average day. Roger Welch plays Charlie Brown. 7:30 p.m.…
Nov 06, 2014

Bits & Pieces: WOJ second

by Jason Vondersmith
It couldn’t have been much closer. Wheels of Justice, the Rose City Rollers’ all-star roller derby team, lost to Gotham of New York by three points, 147-144, in the championship bout of the…