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Ben Parzybok's first novel, "Couch," is about three roommates who try to take a couch to Goodwill but end up letting it take them where it wants to go. His new novel, "Sherwood Nation," is about a barista who gives water to those who need it in a drought-stricken Portland and ends up running a city-within-a-city.
3 hrs ago | The Oregonian
Anton Cobb, 32, was featured on the Rachael Ray Show Sept. 15. Last month I wrote about a Portland man who raises money for the Oregon Food Bank by sitting in Director Park at a table with a red checkered tablecloth , a flower and a sign that says: "I am skipping lunch so that 30 children won't.
3 hrs ago | OregonLive.com
Eddie Muller knows what's important. "Of all the classic film genres, noir remains the most relevant and valid," he told The Oregonian last year.
3 hrs ago | OregonLive.com
Open Meadow Middle School students now have the opportunity to learn filmmaking skills at a state-of-the-art media arts studio --- right inside their own North Portland campus. Hollywood Theatre Education Programs won a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to pay for the studio , which includes 16 production stations and editing bays, each equipped with DSLR cameras, light kits, sound equipment and MacBook Pros loaded with the Adobe Creative Suites.
4 hrs ago | OregonLive.com
Kimberley Hamilton stepped away from the front desk at Portland Community College 's downtown administrative office for less than a minute to take a new employee to another room. Her wallet, iPhone and glasses were in the purse, along with a $3,000 diamond ring and $750 pendant necklace - both sentimental heirlooms that had belonged to a grandparent.
4 hrs ago | K103
At 2:30 a.m. Tuesday an SUV and a semi collided on the top deck of the Marquam Bridge causing Interstate 5 northbound to close. The driver of the SUV wasn't hurt.
8 hrs ago | OregonLive.com
A new 7,000-square-foot children's center, located at 6650 SW Capitol Highway, has three large classrooms, two outdoor play areas, and a room for extra activities, such as yoga classes or family training seminars. ) A new $5.2 million children's center in Southwest Portland is poised to welcome 96 impoverished 3 and 4 year olds to its classrooms Tuesday - all as part of a larger effort to turn around the area's relationship with its low-income residents .
At $10 a pop, tickets to the productions in the Seattle Fringe Festival provide an excellent level of return on investment as measured by serendipity. Organizers call it "a port of call for exceptional artists from the touring circuit."
Gresham firefighters responded shortly before 2 p.m. to the scene of a fire at the Golfside Apartments, 1999 N.E. Division St., in Gresham. The fire brought out at least nine firetrucks, most from Gresham and at least one from Portland, which responded quickly.
Portland police used a stun gun to arrest a 16-year-old in North Portland early Sunday. Police said the 16-year-old was struggling as they took him into custody and had choked a female officer involved in the arrest.
PORTLAND, Ore. Police on Monday responded to two videos captured over the weekend that were posted on Facebook and show a fight between a 16-year-old boy and several officers early Sunday morning.
James Ivory, the Oscar-nominated director of "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day," will introduce his film "Maurice" at the Hollywood Theatre on Oct. 10. Ivory grew up in Klamath Falls and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1951. He founded Merchant Ivory Films with his partner, producer Ismail Merchant, in 1961 and the pair made almost 40 films before Merchant's death in 2005.
A new documentary film on endangered wild steelhead trout, 'Wild Reverence: the Wild Steelheads Last Stand,' will be shown one night in Portland, as it swims its way along on its West Coast tour. The showing will be Friday, September 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The populations of steelhead trout, the official state fish of Washington, have declined drastically in the Northwest.
Bride-to-be whose fiancA© died just days before their wedding has a heartbreaking photo shoot in her dress 'to say goodbye' The dramatic moment firefighters abseiled down a cliff in the dark to rescue teenaged girl who plunged 40ft over the rocky ledge Rescue crews arrived minutes after receiving reports that the girl had gone over the edge at Rocky Butte in Northeast Portland This is the dramatic moment firefighters abseiled down a cliff in the dark to rescue a girl who had plunged 40ft over the rocky ledge. The teenager, who has not yet been named, was badly injured when she fell over the edge at Rocky Butte park in Portland, Oregon.
The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a pole at Northeast 111th Ave. Saturday night ran from the scene of the crash, police report. Witnesses say a passenger in the vehicle stepped out of the car before collapsing on the ground.
Earlier this year, Portland dancers Jen Hackworth and keyon gaskin ventured into a new type of collaboration with one another, by organizing a set of dance classes for young children called Dance/Play/Move - an innovative and " creative movement dance experience " for kids . Originally just an experimental one-off, the first 6 week round of sessions proved so rewarding for participants and teachers alike, it was self-evident they'd be looking to do it again.
The Cycle Oregon volunteer disappeared Sept. 17, 2011. It was final night of the seven-day ride and it was the 25th anniversary year of the event.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:40 am
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