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April 18th, 2014

If you’ve been around the Portland food scene for a while, you were probably familiar with Robert Reynolds and his cooking school. Robert was an institution in the community, and when he died in 2010, a dedicated group of people formed Good Keuken, a new school in his honor. Now that school has closed, at least [&

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Ten restaurants will be joining the Portland Street Seats program this year. Street Seats is a program of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that allows businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park. Based on similar programs in

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Let me start this seasonal update by noting that I Love wildflowers.  I mean I really love them.  I seek them out every year and I do extensive planning around the timing of the peak blooms of different wildflower locations in the Bend, Oregon area.  Yesterday, I drove to Central Oregon’s beautiful Smith Rock State

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April 17th, 2014

This is my 20,000th tweet. Umm, yay I guess? — Alex Mills (@Viper007Bond) April 18, 2014 Since September 6th, 2008: Signed up for a Twitter account due to rmccue and Jeffro2pt0's naggings on #wordpress. No clue if I'll actually use this or not… — Alex Mills (@Viper007Bond) September 6, 2008

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The upcoming PhpStorm 8 features built-in WordPress support, as explained in this support document. However what’s the best way to set up your WordPress install in order to write plugins? Here’s my personal answer — feel free to suggest alternatives in the comments section. When working on a WordPress plug

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It was recently announced that Kenji Bunch will take over as the artistic director of Fear No Music, one of Portland foremost new music ensembles, at the end of this season. Stepping down from that leadership position is Paloma Griffin Hébert, who will continue to play violin with the ensemble. In the meantime, Fear No Mus

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This is one of the reasons I never “like” a brand on social media. From the NY Times, General Mills, one of the worlds largest food companies, has quietly added language to its website that customers give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities,

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“Can a coffee machine connect 2 strangers? After a year in the making, watch the Coffee Connector finally make its debut in a conference at the Time Warner Center in New York” How would you feel about having to make friends with a stranger in order to get coffee out of a vending machine? Not […]

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Brooklyn artist Oliver Herring visits OSU and throws a party

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Cascade Baking Co.- Cascade Baking Company is providing five different Easter Breads. Our breads include Byznatine, Rosemary Panmarino, and Braided Easter bread  Our Apricot Delight and Hot Cross Buns are available now through Easter. Orders for Good Friday and Saturday should be made in advance for guaranteed selection

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Former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State University with a new role — adviser to the university on mari…

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PHILOMATH — Philomath Middle School eighth-graders spent Wednesday planting trees, learning how infra-red cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles are used in forestry and practicing use of the ra…

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ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

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This path leads back to Riverfront Park at the south end of town, next to what I guess is a water treatment place. I didn’t actually walk down the path when I took this picture, but I plan on doing so soon.

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They spent the past year building and waiting and dreaming — all for the moment that they could walk into the front door and call the four walls around them home.

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by Obsidian Photography Special Events & Openings: Oregon Crepe Co.'s Grand Opening, April 19 4-7pm "A Movable Feast, Opera House Party", April 19 Earth Day at the Garden, April 19 Free Stories from the Dark Side, April 24 at the Grand Theater  Brewer's Tasting Dinner at the Garden, April 24 Painter's Hall

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By “Miss Nelson”, Salem Elementary Teacher, As a teacher, I try not to spend too much of my own money on my classroom, but when it comes to new books that the kids are dying to read, I find it hard to resist. One particularly challenging demographic is the reluctant, below-grade-level, male reader. Lots of […]

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April 16th, 2014

PORTLAND — Leaving the Trail Blazers' locker room following the regular-season finale, Wesley Matthews was wished well in the playoffs.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The showdown was overshadowed by a meltdown.

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Spending the season on the scout team was tough for Jalen Grimble.

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Oregon State senior Kavin Keyes came off the first base bag to make a tag early in Sunday’s game against Washington State.

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University Housing and Dinning Services (UHDS) at Oregon State would like to remind all admitted students that they will need to apply for housing for this upcoming school year. The UHDS housing application for housing can be found here. I would also encourage you to check out and to stay up to date of all […]

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We are incredibly fortunate that cellist Alban Gerhardt has performed with Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony several times over the last few years. Their ongoing collaboration continues to strive for the highest levels of musicianship as was witnessed on Sunday, April 6th, when they performed Shostakovich’s Second Cel

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Whether you buy a turn-key home or one that's in need of a little tender loving care, every owner will add bits and pieces to make their new house into their new home.

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Who says economists are not intriguing?  Apparently they are according to The Oregonian, which is running a poll and the quarterfinal match up is Monica Wehby versus local economist 

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Like any other piece of software, fonts are governed by licenses. The premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property in the United State, Frank Martinez Esq. of The Martinez Group will show how font licenses function, and how your organization …

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These lovely tulips were growing at the edge of a yard off of 2nd Ave. about a week ago. I think there used to be a house where these flowers are now, but these tulips seem happy enough to exist in its place.

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Sometimes a fresh idea for a story takes off where the previous story ends. Most recently, my Ode to Croutons brought me back in touch with one of my favorite ingredients: caramelized onions. …

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The 27th Oregon Dance Concert featured a dance about evolution, showing the progression of species through movement.

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April 15th, 2014

Valorie Carrigan, 37, of Philomath, was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday regarding a September 2012 car crash that killed Oregon State University student Chelsea Duffy.

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Realtors and economists are quietly optimistic 2014 will be a good year for the national real estate market, finally ending the roller coaster highs and lows of the last decade.

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by Dan Lucas I have been somewhat horrified at the headlines about the budget problems in Polk County. Things have gotten so bad that Polk County now goes for 14 hours a day without sheriff’s patrol and the sheriff’s office … Continue

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These gorgeous trees line one of the baseball fields at Stayton High School on Locust St. I like them. I took a picture. Here it is.

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Insurance plans now must cover breast-feeding equipment, advice

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Insurance plans now must cover breast-feeding equipment, advice

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Insurance plans now must cover breast-feeding equipment, advice

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Welcome to Tasty Type, our series that’s all about having fun with typography and stuff to eat—or in this case, drink. For our third Tasty Type, we wish you a very Hoppy Earth Day on April 22, 2014. We decided to celebrate Earth …

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Welcome to this month’s Dig This Design, our series dedicated to showcasing the websites we think are making waves on the web. It’s purpose is to recognize our peers—the creative teams and companies that are filling the web with beautiful …

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There weren’t a lot of fireworks or “gotcha!” moments.

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There weren’t a lot of fireworks or “gotcha!” moments.

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There weren’t a lot of fireworks or “gotcha!” moments.

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The ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse happened on the night of April 14 and into April 15, 2014. Clouds obscured the moon at the start, but finally cleared off during the transit and into the eclipse. The lunar eclipse started around 10:50 p.m. PT and finally became a total eclipse around 12:15 a.m.

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April 14th, 2014

Tonight is the “blood moon” or the full moon lunar eclipse. I hoped to capture the moonrise this evening, however, clouds moving in didn’t make that happen. Instead, here are a few shots from Rocky Butte, an extinct volcanic butte in northeast Portland. The beacon tower is for aircraft at the Portland Inte

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While manager Lloyd McClendon is no fan of the transfer rule, he certainly has no problem challenging the application of it to get the Seattle Mariners a run.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While manager Lloyd McClendon is no fan of the transfer rule, he certainly has no problem challenging the application of it to get the Seattle Mariners a run.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While manager Lloyd McClendon is no fan of the transfer rule, he certainly has no problem challenging the application of it to get the Seattle Mariners a run.

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Nolan Hansen knew he needed to get bigger and stronger when he decided to walk on with the Oregon State football team.

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Nolan Hansen knew he needed to get bigger and stronger when he decided to walk on with the Oregon State football team.

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