Mel Brown keeps the beat with Dizzy Gillespie's music

Mel Brown keeps the beat with Dizzy Gillespie's music

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WUSHU WARRIORS NURTURE MARTIAL ARTS AND CULTURE

WUSHU WARRIORS NURTURE MARTIAL ARTS AND CULTURE

Chinese family dynasty takes root, thrives with two studios in Portland

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PDX Jazz Festival highlights music icons

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Lego artists keep dream of BRIX Museum alive

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'THE ART OF THE BRICK,' LEGOS STYLE

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A portrait of Nichelle Nichols of 'Star Trek'

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Portland's Features

COURTESY: MONSTER JAM - Tyler Groth drives the the popular and well-decorated Zombie track in Monster Jam, which stops at Moda Center, Feb. 25-26.
February 20, 2017

MONSTER JAM

by Jason Vondersmith
Identical twins rev up their engines, pit Zombie vs. Police at Moda Center
COURTESY PHOTO - 'Rescuing Penny Jane'
February 20, 2017

News overload? Burrow into a book

by Michaela Bancud
Nonfiction work, two novels offer welcome distractions from everyday life
February 20, 2017

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...


JAGUAR LAND ROVER - The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is the company's first crossover, and it competes well against other performance compact SUVs on the market.
February 17, 2017

Test Drive: 2016 Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport

by Jim Redden
The F-Pace is designed to compete against other luxury compact crossovers with performance options. It undercuts them in terms of bang…
COURTESY PHOTO - Jon Conver, who has starred in the touring production of 'Rock of Ages,' joins the Stumptown Stages cast for the 1980s musical.
February 16, 2017

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas
COURTESY PHOTO - The Wizard World Portland Comic Con takes place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19, at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more: wizardworld.com/comiccon/portland.
February 15, 2017

Pop culture heroes inhabit Wizard World

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Portland Comic Con brings social media stars, artists, vendors, more
February 15, 2017

Live Music

by Jason Vondersmith
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond
February 15, 2017

Photo show focuses on female veterans

by Lyndsey Hewitt
One-night exhibit puts lens on 20 from Oregon who served
February 15, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
February 15, 2017

Willamette Falls Symphony presents 'The Planets and Heavens'

by Ellen Spitaleri
At the Oregon City United Methodist Church, 18955 S. South End Road, the concert will be conducted by Mark Perlman, on 3 p.m. Sunday,…
February 14, 2017

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas County Historical Society Executive Director Claire Blaylock said that it would be nearly impossible to describe all of the contents of the Kaegi Pharmacy with text.
February 14, 2017

Museum of the Oregon Territory to celebrate grand re-opening

by Raymond Rendleman
Kaegi Virtual Pharmacy seeks to bring alive the experience of the Kaegi Pharmacy circa 1910 using virtual and augmented reality.
February 13, 2017

Intel hosts Lego tourney

by Jason Vondersmith
There is also the Bricks Cascade coming up, and Legos in the movies
February 13, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Timna Rockman, left, is serving as a shelicha, or emissary, from Israel, sharing Israeli culture with American students in an effort to correct common prejudices about the Israeli-Arab conflict. She is a houseguest of Michelle Minch and her family in West Linn.
February 09, 2017

Woman shares Israeli culture, life with local students

by Barb Randall
Israel's Timna Rockman is in the US to share a true picture of Israeli life, culture
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Grapefruit has long been enjoyed by those wishing to lose weight. It is low in calories and high in fiber. But it can be dangerous for those taking certain medications.
February 09, 2017

Eating grapefruit can be good for some, bad for others

by Barb Randall
Barb Randall shares warnings about mixing some medications with grapefruit, and also Valentine's Day wine events
COURTESY PHOTO - A chocolate pistachio pudding from Tusk is one of the desserts as part of the annual Chocolate for Congo event that continues all month at a dozen participating Portland venues.
February 09, 2017

Bread & Brew: Perk up from winter gloom with coffee, chocolate

by Jennifer Anderson
Case Study Coffee will host a tasting and mixer; Chocolate for Congo ramps up
COURTESY: JASON QUIGLEY - Larry Crane, owner of Jackpot Recording Studio, is celebrating 20 years of operating one of Portland's top music businesses. He's also a successful magazine editor, educator and archivist for the late Elliott Smith.
February 08, 2017

SOUND BUSINESS MODEL

by Jason Vondersmith
LARRY CRANE AND JACKPOT RECORDING STUDIO MARK 20 YEARS OF MAKING MUSIC
COURTESY: LEELA CYDCROSS - Salt & Straw is an attraction most days, including Valentine's Day.
February 08, 2017

Heart on fire? Seven ways to shower your sweetie with love

by Jennifer Anderson
Romance, culture and adventure abound on Valentine's Day and beyond
COURTESY PHOTO - McQueen
February 08, 2017

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas

Don't miss the local news

COURTESY: SUSANA MILLMAN - Dark Star Orchestra
Feb 08, 2017

Live Music

by Jason Vondersmith
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond
Feb 08, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
COURTESY: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - Irish 'eco-horror' movie 'Without Name,' about a man sent to survey an ancient forest, is a highlight of the 40th Portland International Film Festival, Feb. 9-25. It's part of PIFF's After Dark lineup. For more: nwfilm.org.
Feb 07, 2017

Around the world in 40 years

by Lyndsey Hewitt
PIFF hits milestone, screens 166 films at venues around town
Feb 07, 2017

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
Feb 07, 2017

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...
COURTESY: ANGELA M. SANDERS - Portland author Angela Sanders mixes her love of mystery and writing with an affinity for perfumes and vintage couture, such as the 1930s dressing gown in the above photo.
Feb 06, 2017

Book Report: A 'cozy' nose for mystery

by Michaela Bancud
Angela Sanders' popular fiction writing is like 'cupcakes' of literature
COURTESY CHEVROLET - The new hatch is well integrated into the lines of the Cevy Cruze sedan, resulting in an even sportier looking compact economy car.
Feb 03, 2017

Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback

by Jim Redden
Chevy designers have done a good job grafting a hatch onto the back of a Cruze sedan, resulting in a more stylish and practical…
COURTESY: ALLYSON RIGGS/NBC - The third and final 'Grimm' gala was a bittersweet affair as castmembers reminisced of their time together on stage as the show comes to an end. (Left to right) Reggie Lee, Claire Coffee, Jacqueline Toboni, Sasha Roiz, Silas Weir Mitchell, David Giuntoli, and Bree Turner.
Feb 01, 2017

'Grimm' gala raises $804,000 for children

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Actors celebrate as Doernbecher joins Grimmster Endowment for $3.7 million fund
TRIBUNE PHOTO: LYNDSEY HEWITT - The Portland Art Museum held a soft opening of 'Constructing Identity' last week where attendees could get a first look at the art. The exhibit is on display through June 18.
Feb 01, 2017

Race, culture and expression

by Lyndsey Hewitt
'Constructing Identity' showcases African American art at Portland Art Museum
COURTESY PHOTO - The Portland Night Market is heading into its second year as a free, all-ages event that offers food and drink sampling, shopping, art and music under one roof.
Feb 01, 2017

Night Market brings oysters, chocolate

by Jennifer Anderson
Eat, drink, shop, be merry and celebrate love in Rose City
COURTESY: DAVID KINDER - Triangle Productions' 'Forever Dusty' tells the story of Dusty Springfield, Feb. 2-25.
Feb 01, 2017

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas
COURTESY: GREGG ROTH - Peter Frampton comes to play in the Portland area again, Aug. 6.
Feb 01, 2017

Live Music

by Jason Vondersmith
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond
COURTESY: PITTOCK MANSION - 'A Golden Age of Poster Design' is on display at Pittock Mansion.
Feb 01, 2017

February Arts

by Jason Vondersmith
It's a monthly look at arts gallery openings and other arts happenings
COURTESY: JOHN CURTIS - The Kids' Trout Pond is part of the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show, Feb. 8-12.
Feb 02, 2017

Bits and Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
COURTESY PHOTO - MARIN ALSOP
Feb 01, 2017

Maestra Marin Alsop lends voice to lecture series

by Jason Vondersmith
Music director and conductor tells her inspiring story in Voices lecture Feb. 8
COURTESY: PORTLAND ART MUSEUM - 'Rodin: The Human Experience,' which shows through April 16 at Portland Art Museum, showcases 52 selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, all casted by the Rodin Museum in Paris.
Jan 30, 2017

FEATS OF BRONZE

by Joseph Gallivan
At Portland Art Museum, Rodin's sculptures stun with their craft, psychological intensity
COURTESY: JOAN MARCUS - Tickets are going to be hard to come by for 'Hamilton' early next year.
Jan 30, 2017

Bits and Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing ...
Jan 30, 2017

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest ...
COURTESY INFINITI - The 2017 Infiniti Q60 is an aggressively styled sports coupe designed to complete with the best in the world.
Jan 27, 2017

Test Drive: 2017 Infiniti Q60

by Jim Redden
Nissan's luxury line is upping the ante with fresh designs and sophisticated technologies.
COURTESY PHOTO - The Oregon Distillers Guild event showcases small-batch, handcrafted spirits from more than 40 distillers in the Pacific Northwest. Five Portland chefs will prepare bites for guests, which is included in the admission price.
Jan 25, 2017

Bread and Brew: Follow your spirit guides at Toast 2017

by Jennifer Anderson
Annual craft distillers festival set for Feb. 18 at Leftbank Annex