Portland city officials are celebrating the newly-completed Southeast 50th Avenue Paving Project, part of a Fixing Our Streets initiative paid for by a local gas tax approved by Portland voters in May 2016 and a heavy vehicle use tax.
With a new production of “The Magic Cloth,” created in collaboration with the ingenious puppeteer and co-designer of the Lion King, Imago Theater, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., is bring back its globetrotting production ZooZoo this holiday season.
Top female directors share their experiences in the film industry in the new documentary ‘Half the Picture,” a feature length film about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood.
As a black, immigrant gay woman, her perspective on the world is unique. Comedian Gina Yeshere hits Portland for a show on Monday, Dec. 17 at the Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St. Doors open at 7 p.m.
A young man gets some tips about bike helmet safety from trauma nurses at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center during the annual Holiday Bike Drive sponsored by Legacy and the Community Cycling Center in northeast Portland. The Dec. 2 event gave over 300 bikes and helmets to young people in the community, the first bike for some.
A jobs and housing mission grows
A northeast Portland non-profit is breaking down employment and housing barriers
Blight to give way to affordable housing
The destruction of a much-maligned former strip club, the Sugar Shack, in the Cully Neighborhood of northeast Portland, kicked off Monday
February stop added to book tour
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has added Portland to the list of cities she will visit to promote her new book, “Becoming.”
City Hall event to include film screenings
Mayor Ted Wheeler and members of the Portland City Council honor homeless youth filmmakers
Children particpate in holiday program
Children lean to love each other no mater color, creed or status
Supreme Court sides with accused serial killer
Oregon’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling by throwing out the confession of a black man accused of strangling four black prostitutes in the 1980s.
Catherine Mary Galbraith
Advocate for historic preservation was friend to black community
In Loving Memory
Gary Ann Taylor was a beloved and long time resident of Portland
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Non-profit opens complex for 153 households
People are coming together to solve Portland’s housing crisis. Central City Concern, Portland’s non-profit serving people impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions since 1979, has opened Hazel Heights, the first of three buildings in the Housing is Health initiative—a pioneering commitment from local hospitals and health systems in supportive, affordable housing.
Applications opened this week for Prosper Portland’s first Small Business Internship Grants, available for up to 12 eligible small businesses to promote diversity in the workforce.
The Northwest Film Center presents ‘Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise,; the 1979 documentary about the black jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, and poet known for his experimental music, ‘cosmic’ philosophy, prolific output and theatrical performances. Screens Thursday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Admission is $5
Personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits from the Mt. Hood and Pinchot National Forests near Portland and Vancouver are now available at Forest Service offices and many local vendors.
Conner Youngblood, a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist, is known for playing no less than 30 different instruments, mixing folk and ambient electronica, and writing songs about nature and travel.
Artists Repertory Theatre presents “Everybody,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama. The funny and haunting production is an inventive twist on the medieval morality play ‘Everyman’ where participants fight to cheat death in the company of their friends and loved ones.