Shari Landers was a woman I would have loved to meet. Here's a tiny bit of her story:She became the first woman pipefitter in Louisiana, as well as a welder, carpenter, pot farmer, crypt caretaker, small business owner, Kool Aid mom, longshore-wo
August 28th, 2014
The brunch menu at Colin and Holly Howard’s restaurant and market is small but deliciously inventive, so bring friends because you’re gonna want to try it all. First, get a round of very garlicky...
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Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam
August 27th, 2014
Furniture craftsman Reed LaPlant has bounced around the States throughout his life—from childhood in Wisconsin, to studying architecture at Texas A&M and art history at the University of...
Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile returns for a special one-night-only appearance with the Oregon Symphony!
This photo as a story. Well, not the photo itself, but how it came to be. My telephoto lens died recently when I was shooting a sunset image. I couldn’t afford to replace it, so I figured I’d do without for a while until I could. But last night, some …
■ Don Pellum and Devon Allen talk to the media after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of
Portland point guard Damian Lillard is an All-Star, All-NBA Third-Teamer, commercial actor and video game cover star, among other prolific roles both on and off the court. How will Lillard'
August 26th, 2014
Mike Morovick felt like he was starting over as a long snapper.
So it is… Connie Johnson… 50,180 … 57 percent Jim Rogers … 37,935 … 43 percent 93 percent of the vote tallied. What does this signify? More or less than this… In Vermont, less than a quarter of registered voters were expected to turn out Tuesday, but the colorful races included a Democr
Shoppers will have access to hundreds of clothes and shoes from designer brands like Opening Ceremony, Samantha Pleet, Luxury Rebel, Sass & Bide, Grey City, etc. For men, there will be heritage brands like Post Overalls, Carters, plus selvage denim.
The Oregon Symphony kicks off its new season with their 18th annual concert at the Waterfront Park on Thursday. 10,000-15,000 people are expected to attend the event which includes music, dancing, fireworks, cannons, and more. Plus, it’s all FREE.
GASTON — Divers recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a popular lake west of Portland on Tuesday, a day after finding another family memb…
Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80's with DJ MC.
Fresh off of breaking Montreal Just for Laughs' back and busting out of a desert prison that resembles a sarlacc pit, Portland comedy legend Richard Bain returns to Bridgetown with his best friend and mortal enemy: Ira Novos.
Capping off a month long grilled cheese fundraiser sparked by EastBurn restaurant owner Mike Bender’s reply to a sexist Yelp review, 9 local restaurants will put forth their best grilled cheese to raise funds for the Portland Women’s Crisis Line.
Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal of Polecat comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows.
The Portland Trail Blazers will be depending on their young bench players to improve themselves and the team this season. Onto which players does the burden fall heaviest? The Blazersedge Staff
The 10-day countdown begins! The Color Run is coming to Portland on 9/6! Their 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour means new gear, new color-crazy race attractions and more! What are you waiting for? Sign up now !
The Night Market will feature a variety of vendors representing the international community that exists in the Jade, as well as many crafters and food vendors found at the many street fairs around the city.
If happy hour at Nick Zukin’s Mexican eat and drinkery isn’t on your radar, it is now. First, locally brewed pints are impossibly affordable ($2.50 a pop), and all the margaritas (save for the...
STORYTELLERS for this round of Reel Stories include: JAMES WESTBY (Rid of Me, The Auteur), BETH HARRINGTON (The Winding Stream), OCTOBER MOORE (Portlandia, Grimm, City Baby), JASON ROUSE + IAN BERRY, (Make it Country) and CASEY PARKS (Diary of a Misfit, a work in progress).
I’ve posted photos of this bridge (and the one I was standing on when I took the photo) before. But I like it, so here it is again.
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Lebanon and Corvallis are ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, on the Top 10 list of Oregon communities on the rise compiled by NerdWallet, a personal finance website dedicated to helping co…
Its name notwithstanding, a rock band of middle-schoolers is losing its unknown status
Oregon State University staff members on Monday put the final touch on a project to create an extra wildfire evacuation route for residents of the Vineyard Mountain area north of Corvallis.
The Emmys welcomed plenty of movie stars to television's biggest awards show, including Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey, Mark Ruffalo and the reigning Oscar winner for best actor,…
Once again, Albany’s ATI Northwest Art & Air Festival drew nearly 60,000 people over the three-day weekend.
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August 25th, 2014
Meet the staff of Blazersedge.com! If you've been paying attention over the last week, you've seen a couple pieces penned by new authors at Blazer's Edge. Truth is, we've taken on a w
Residents concerned about plans for a 37-lot development off Southwest West Hills Road met for the second time Monday night with the developers.
Przybilla, who retired to his home in the Milwaukee area, spent parts of eight seasons with the Blazers. Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press
JEFFERSON - A truck delivering cattle feed to a local farm was struck Monday afternoon by a northbound Amtrak Train at a rail crossing on Duckflat Road near Pearson Road northeast of Jefferson.
CHUCKMALLOY In Idaho I am a University of Idaho alum who enjoys following Boise State sports. My golf clubs have “Vandal” headcovers and occasionally I’ll wear a “Bronco” shirt on the course – just to mess with people’s minds and give myself a mental edge. Of course, when I hit a series of errant shots an
A couple weeks ago, Pete Brown posted a wonderfully nuanced piece about Budweiser--both of them--in London Loves Business. He argued that the two Buds were about as well-made as any on the plane
There’s always some extra incentive for a Football Championship Subdivision team when a Division I program is on the schedule.
NAPA— Businesses in California's wine capital on Monday mopped up thousands of dollars in high-end vintages, swept glass from ghostly downtown streets ordinarily bustling with tourists and rus…
With its 150 seats, interchangeable tables, outdoor video wall, planters full of fresh herbs, fire pit, hanging paper lamps, and outdoor walk-up window, what doesn’t Jaime Soltero Jr.’s Tamale Boy...
Blazer fans will see a familiar face on the 2015 release of EA Sports NBA Live video game. Damian Lillard was announced as this year's cover athlete adding to his recent national exposure.
There’s one really good reason that the readers (and writers) of several local publications continue to shower praise on Sadie Morrison and Catalina Acuña’s Las Primas, and that reason can be...
I have been getting some questions lately from local people and online about how we pick our themes and how we learn about them together with multiple ages. I received this e-mail a bit back, which has better wording than...
Some of the brightest ideas in business get their start on a college campus.
This nifty old red barn on Stayton Rd., just outside of Stayton, has ’1951′ written on the front, so I’m guessing that’s when it was built. It looks pretty darn good for its age.
Some of the brightest ideas in business get their start on a college campus.