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May 5th, 2016

In the silence of love you will find the spark of life. Rumi The post Spark appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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Camille Pissarro1831 - 1903Caribbean-born; FrenchLambasted Andrea Pisano in Round 1.Came from behind to beat 15th century master Pisanello in

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May 4th, 2016

It seems that Portland is experiencing a real surge in auto traffic lately. I notice it, and my friends and family are always complaining about it. There’s no doubt that there’s more traffic, but what can realistically be done about it? Metro has produced an interesting look at the data in a very accessible Regional ...

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The latest projects proposed in Portland, as filed with the Portland Bureau of Development Services.

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The Multnomah County Central Courthouse project is slated to go before the Portland Design Commission for advice during the group’s May 5 session.

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A British architect and an American structural engineer recently shared with the DJC why they have opposing opinions about cross-laminated timber.

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Event May 5 2016 10:00- 11:00am

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Bids due: May 17 2016 3:00pm

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Bids due: May 12 2016 10:00pm

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Bids due: May 9 2016 2:00pm

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Bids due: May 19 2016 2:00pm

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My third start on this post, words seemingly impossible to come by. Our bed, my comfort in this strange limbo. We are tired. Tired of being tethered to the house. Tired of waiting in spaces only temporarily organized while magic and building occurs. Tired of tradesmen filing in and out every day but Sunday. So […]

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Projects succeed or fail based on a wide variety of influences and activities. There are the knowns, the unknowns and the unknown unknowns. Successful projects require: visionaries; good design, engineering and construction; great coordination; and owners who are willing to see efforts through to completion. Ensuring that p

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A number man standing in front of 4000-4016 NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) near NE Shaver Street, looking east, 1929. For more information on the number man, please click here.     View this image in Efiles …

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May 3rd, 2016

View of southwest Portland from Portland Heights, circa 1885.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1880s, Downtown, Southwest, Southwest Hills

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Odilon Redon1840 - 1916FranceBeat Robert Rauschenberg decisively in Round 1.

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May 2nd, 2016

View of ships in the Portland Harbor on the Willamette River. This image comes from a 1904 souvenir picture book.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1900s

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May 1st, 2016

A short while back I wrote an article for EmptyEasel about art school, and how to decide if it’s right for you. I wrote that article because most young people—and many who are no longer quite so young—believe they must attend art school if they’re going to be a successful artist. And yet, if you [...]

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April 30th, 2016

I knitted a head warmer thingy with cables! This is very exciting. I messed up quite a bit but kept going anyway, realizing what I did wrong and not doing it again. I just turn that crazy part underneath when...

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Deep focus #sellwood #oaksbottomrefuge #oaksbottompark (at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge)

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Alexander Rodchenko1891 - 1956Russian

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April 29th, 2016

Completed in 1872, this image shows the Jacob Kamm residence at its original location on SW 14th Avenue and SW Main Street, 1892. The structure was moved to make way for the construction of Lincoln High School and is now … Continue reading

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April 28th, 2016

Crew on Truck 3, a 1950 American LaFrance, leaving Station 3 at 1425 NW Glisan Street, 1950. This structure, currently Touché Restaurant, is slated to be demolished to make way for a multi-unit apartment complex.     View this image …

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To be great, be whole; Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you. Be whole in everything. Put all you are Into the smallest thing you do. So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor Because it blooms up above. Fernando Pessoa   The post

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Berthe Morisot1841 - 1895FrenchDefeated Giovanni Battista Moroni in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!Lost to Gustave Moreau

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April 27th, 2016

by MJ Skegg Oregon Wine Month is nigh upon us (that’s May, if you're not sure) and the corks will be popping all over wine country for special events and promotions. There are options though for the non-peripatetic who don’t want to leave town. Restaurants

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by Megan Burbank If you've been to a comedy show in Portland, chances ar

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by Doug Brown

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by Bobby Roberts A Tribute to Erykah BaduTonight's tribute to Erykah Badu promises to flood your senses with interpretations of the visionary artist's neo-soul. Local musicians w

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by Christopher Frizzelle

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by Dirk VanderHart The City of Portland will spend

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by Rob Simonsen This is now Portland’s series to lose. After game four it was announced Chris Paul

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by Mercury Staff [

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by the Mercury Endorsement Strike Force LEO ZAROSINSKI IF YOU'RE STILL

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by Ned Lannamann via Instagram

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by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Oh she is not born like other girls, but I know how to conceive her. Oh she may not look like other girls, but she's a snarl tooth seether. LET'S GO TO

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by Anonymous Yes, I was standing in the middle of Interstate Avenue this morning. Yes, I was preventing you from getting somewhere. Maybe you were even on the clock. Did you notice the woman on the street with me? Did you use your Uber-advanced skills of perception to see that

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by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers After a well-deserved week off, the Timbers are

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In 1941, the Oregon Art Project of the Works Project Administration wrote Portland’s Commissioner of Public Works and proposed that this photo of Portland’s Front Avenue be the basis of a painting for his office. The photo was taken two …

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Theatre Vertigo's Got Some Answers by Katie Pelletier A GUILTY PLEASURE of mine after a long day is to flip through television programs while browsing something like Facebook or Instagram, limited only by the number of screens I can assemble. Thea

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Justin Tussing's roadie chronicles by Sarah Meyer JUSTIN TUSSING'S cinematic, Almost Famous-esque second novel, Vexation Lullaby, offers a split narrative revolving around Jimmy Cross, an aging iconoclast and "statue begging to be to

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Is Beyoncé the victim of "Napoleon Dynamite Syndrome"? by Ian Karmel I DIDN'T SEE Napoleon Dynamite when it was in theaters, but I was in high school when it came out, so I didn't need to see it in theaters—or at all. The mania cam

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Portland's best places to get your goat. by Heather Arndt Anderson GO AHEAD, admit it: You've wondered how those cute little goats in Lents would taste in a tortilla or a curry. Well, wonder no more! Finding good places to eat the flesh of the Hor

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The finest from the Eastside's fanciest new market, Providore Fine Foods. by Andrea Damewood PINE STREET MARKET, that new fancy food hall with nine stalls from Portland's heavy-hitting restaurants, is now open for business. But the Eastside hasn't

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser: deleted customer reviews. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story

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(Expensive) Affordable Housing, and a Homelessness Throwdown by Mercury staff (Expensive) affordable housing! Homelessness throwdown! AS THE CITY'S housing crisis worsens, the Portland Housing Bureau is unleashing a fire hose of pub

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Here's your cheat sheet for May's most important races. by the Mercury Endorsement Strike Force CITY OF PORTLAND MAYOR: Sarah Iannarone CITY COMMISSIONER, POSITION 1: Amanda Fritz CITY COMMISSIONER, POS

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Jules Bailey says a controversial police policy is on the way out. Is he right? by Dirk VanderHart NO ISSUE in this mayoral election has bedeviled candidate Jules Bailey more than the 48-hour rule, the contract provision giving Portl

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