A total of 74 Philomath Middle School students are in its production of “High School Musical, Jr.” — nearly a third of the school’s entire student body.
March 7th, 2014
March 6th, 2014
When the Oregon State women’s basketball team dropped its first game of the season, 61-56 to Penn State, ranked in the top 15 at the time, it wasn’t a big surprise to the outside world.
Logan Ice doesn’t act or talk like you might expect a Division I baseball freshman would.
More than 1,000 students attended the first off-campus housing fair Thursday at Oregon State University.
For anyone still suffering from PTSD thanks to Cameron Diaz's unbelievably awful turn in The Counselor, here's some terrible news: She's in another movie! Specifically the Annie remake produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith, who in a perfect would would be collaborating on... I don't know. Not this? A movie b
Here is the beer news from around Oregon for Thursday, the 6th of March. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for
TACOCAT, LONNIE WINN, FINE PETS(East End, 203 SE Grand) Read our article on Tacocat.
Maybe it's the weather but emotions seem to be running high on this week's Mercury Letters pag
Portland might get Google Fiber, which would be a pretty big deal—but amidst all the talk of blisteringly fast internet speeds, there are a lot of questions. How much would it co
Today is the release celebration for the first of Deschutes Brewery‘s 2014 Reserve Series beers, Mirror Mirror, which is taking place at both Pubs all day long. (Event pages
Let's take a ride on Conflict-of-Interest Pony once again... Yes,
Portland-based ensemble Vagabond Opera performs at The Majestic Theatre
Host of The Soup, Joel McHale teams up with his buddy Jim Rash from Community to produce what very well may be the best True Detective parody the internet has to offer. Why? Because McHale and Rash recognize True Detective's most basic problem—YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND A GODDAMN WORD THEY'RE SAYIN
I began reading "Savage Love" at the young, impressionable age of 13. At the age of 13, I could comprehend the concept that humans are not only attracted to opposite-sex humans, but can and are attracted to a very broad spectrum that defies being limited to a fixed number of categories. Reading "Savage Love,"
Monday morning, Kickstarter announced that the crowdfunding platform has received over $1 billion in pledges for projects around the world. $215 million of that has gone into games projects. T
The Blue Man Group is coming through Portland this weekend for five performances, March 7-9. Since interviewing a Blue Man is a weird thing to do on a Tuesday afternoon, the Mercury
I try not to hate-read conservative racist comments anymore, because they just take up room in my brain and they don't do anyone any good. But
Donna Bolt, whose car killed an 89-year-old pedestrian, is sentenced on assault charge
This week we have no less than four new themes on WordPress.com! Sixteen Nine We’re proud to have released Sixteen Nine, a StudioPress creation based on their rock-solid Genesis 2.0 framework. Its strong vertical layout and clean typography make it the perfect vehicle of expression for any blog, while its …
I'll tell you what: My favorite dress—my absolute FAVORITE dress—was designed and made by Portland dressmaker Amelia Blakeman. I bought it over two years ago, and it still makes me f
To the ladies on OKCupid who go on and on about being "born and raised in Portland." With your "I'm one of the few people around whose actually from here," go fuck yourself. If you're from Portland, that's cool. I'm from somewhere too. But, if you start your profile out with it, wearing it like a tacky badge of honor, yo
Lawmakers in Crimea, the autonomous peninsula in Ukraine currently hosting a large amount of Russian troops, unanimously approved a March 16 referendum on whet
Jeff Shultz captured (with his camera) this lovely pair of mallard ducks in the water next to the SCTC buildings on 2nd Ave. I tried to get a shot of them the other day, but the lighting was all wonky, so I failed. Thanks, Jeff!
A new Oregon State University study of girls study of girls ages 4 to 7 indicates there’s a link between girls who play with Barbie dolls and their subsequent view that they don’t have as many…
Development would infringe on wetlands
WASHINGTON — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
Getty Images' vast library of award-winning professional photographs and illustrations is now at the disposal of every WordPress.com blogger.
Both lanes of Highway 34, about 11 miles west of Alsea, re-opened at 2:20 a.m. Thursday after a landslide closed it off 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
March 5th, 2014
I went to the other dental office today, that is handling the overflow of the office where my dentist works. My dentist is quitting her job in about a week at that office. Maybe I mentioned that. They don't know when, they told me, they'll be able to hire another. This other office is incredibly busy. I waited an h
On a night when Oregon State needed to be great, the Beavers were somewhere closer to pretty good.
Live from the Moda Center as the Portland Trail Blazers host the Atlanta Hawks. The Blazers are covered in stink after their loss to the Lakers
Police Chief Mike Reese was pointedly clear when he wrote the Citizen Review Committee—a volunteer panel tasked with handling police misconduct appeals—and said he wouldn't overturn a discipline finding that cleared a controversial cop accused of menacing his ex-wife and her new husband. The letter, sent Janu
Scott Rueck is hoping to have a tough decision soon — how to work sophomore guard Jamie Weisner back into the Beavers’ rotation.
A potentially controversial report examining notably low supervisor/employee ratios across the city of Portland's workforce—part of an ongoing effort to further scru
I've been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia's actions. pic.twitter.com/7Rk2k8iOIK— David Cameron (@David_Cameron)
Another week, another music section, but before we get into that, did you know that Portland's—nay, the world's—greatest musical event happens this weekend? 'Tis the Malt Ball, and it's a beer festival and music f
Another week, another music section, but before we get into that, did you know that Portland's—nay, the world's—greatest musical event happens this weekend? 'Tis
COMICS—Will Eisner was one of the most influential cartoonists ever to practice the form, and to honor his life and work, cities all over th
The steady-ish stream of design showcases that have already come and gone in these early days of 2014 seems to be taking a slight pause, but there are still a few things kicking
The steady-ish stream of design showcases that have already come and gone in these early days of 2014 seems to be taking a slight pause, but there are still a few things kicking on this week's calendar for those in search of the new, the discounted, and the shopping experience that includes free booze: THURSDAY
Lindsay—the new Lindsay Lohan reality show that was unasked for, but commissioned by Oprah Winfrey anyway—debuts this Sunday on OWN at 10 pm. And if this trailer is any indication? OHHHHHH BOY! Get ready for a real shitnado! (That's... ummm... a shit tornado. I'll work on it.) Meet Lindsay's
Here is a late-edition Oregon beer news for Wednesday, March 5. I will be updating this post very occasionally throughout the rest of the afternoon, so if you have any news to share please
The Malt Ball is, objectively, the best event ever. Why? Because what other event pairs the two things you love most in life, which is to say, beer
CNN says: Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage on Wednesday, but suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support some types of civil
BURNS — Unlike cows that haven’t ever had a run-in with wolves, ones that have can experience stress-related illnesses and have a harder time getting pregnant — meaning decreased profits for r…
Are you heading to Austin over the next few days? Come say "Howdy" at one of our SXSW events.
The Kiwanis Clubs of Corvallis, Sunrisers and noon club, had a great Wednesday morning putting Ki
I just got this book, The Martian, by Andy Weir last week for Pete for our 16th wedding anniversary and he read it in two days. Giving fiction is always tricky, especially as a gift and especially having not read...
Events 03-05-2014Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Noon Club Weekly meeting
Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this lovely morning sky yesterday. So that’s what it’s like to get up at daybreak. Thanks, Maryann.