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December 8th, 2016

How many victims will we tolerate on Division? Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here. The post

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PDX has landed the top spot as the most instagrammed spot in Oregon. Followed by Seaside Beach and then Multnomah Falls. The Fair-Haired Dumbbell, Oregon’s First Crowd-funded Building, offers the non-wealthy an investment option. And Oregon police recently brought two jailbirds in for mug shots: a man and his pet parr

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by Dirk VanderHart Steve NovickIt's a well-worn tradition of Portland City C

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Claude Balbastre (1724-1799)Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)Gérard Souzay (1918-2004)James Galway (1939)andHorace (65-8 B.C.)Diego Rivera (1886-1957)James Thurber (1894-1961)James Tate (1948)Mary Gordon (1949)Bill Bryson (1951)

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Good Morning, News: Snow, a Big Day For City Council, and the Rape Kit Backlog

by Doug Brown Good morning, Portland. Put on a sweater and click these links. And, just to get it out of the way early, here's a link about today's weather, an

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Intrigue. Cast. Inventive. Story. Tense. Compelling. Production. Amazon. Suspense. Yes.Filed under: 10 Word Review, In My Opinion, TV Tagged: 10 Word Review, amazon, amazon original, amazon prime, man in the high castle, opinion, review, television reviews, tv reviews

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You lack the season of all natures, sleep. Macbeth (3.4.167) My sleep pattern of late, of the last month or a bit longer, has been disrupted and wildly inconsistent. Generally, on a work night, I can manage to drag myself to bed around eight and a half to eight hours before the alarm is set …

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In a city with nearly as many pho restaurants as Starbucks, there's an overwhelming and seemingly never-ending number of options. And we're looking for the best.

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Cirque du Soleil's "Toruk - The First Flight," which is based on James Cameron's Oscar-winning epic "Avatar," promises high-flying thrills, but fell flat on it Na'vi face on opening night.

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The story of Portland's Santacons is long and strange, starring riot police, bananas, Chuck Palahniuk and, of course, Santa.

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EuropaCorp has debuted the first trailer for The Circle, James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, and Ellar Coltrane. Eggers’ novel focuses on a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Intern

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This might be only the second-ever tiebreaker in the Second-Round Elimination stage of the brackets. In it, we'll start to resolve the tie between Sir Henry Raeburn and Ljubov Popova in their September match by pitting them against Lorenzo Ghiberti and William Holman Hunt, who fought to a tie back in January

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If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. Meister Eckhart The post thank you appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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To mix up its product offerings a bit after celebrating its 25th year in business during 2016, New Belgium Brewing is excited to announce four new year-round releases to ring in the new year of 2017. These four new beers include Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour and Voodoo Rang

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Trump to name Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA

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by Anonymous I don't know why, but when I see someone with a huge grin on their face, it annoys the fuck out of me. I saw a guy earlier today pull into the Fred Meyer parking lot after I had just finished parking. His grin was a mile wide, and there was nothing to indicate why

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December 7th, 2016

by Dirk VanderHart It wasn't a final vote, but if you were watching Portland City Council consider a new proposed campaign finance system

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Our dearest Colorado Springs friends trekked all the way across the street for a day of fun. I made chicken noodle soup for lunch, but it was difficult for everyone to eat because there were cookies RIGHT there and waiting to be decorated! I decorated each cookie to order and could scarcely keep up with […]

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Club Mod uncorked a special live show at the studios of All Classical Radio on Saturday evening that was delightful, informative, and extremely well played. The show was part of the Messiaen Mélange Musique festival that celebrated music created by or connected with Olivier Messiaen. Composer/impresario Bob Priest, who stu

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Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including New Year’s Eve, Winter Festival, Viva’s Holiday & more.

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Nearly from the start, 2016 has been notorious for what's felt like an onslaught of notable deaths.

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by Dirk VanderHart

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[Photo: Abbas in Russia] Ramzy Baroud, PhD In July 2003, the then Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat, described Mahmoud Abbas as a ‘traitor’ who “betrayed the interests of the Palestinian People.”   Arafat loathed Abbas to the very end. This particular outburst was made during a meeting

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by Suzette Smith Yesterday Michigan scene indie folk old boy Fred Thomas debuted a video for the first single from his upcoming record Changer (out Jan 27 on Polyvinyl) via NPR’s

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December 11 @ Union/Pine – Holiday season is nearing in all its gift-giving glory, and along with it comes the annual go-to pop up, Give Good Gift. Join over 40 of Portland’s favorite stores, designers, and artisans for the big one day affair, Sunday December 11th from 10am to 6pm at Union/Pine. Make a day [R

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Disney Television Animation and Disney😄 have revealed the official teaser trailer for their upcoming DuckTales revival . The new DuckTales series’ adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie—and the optimistic-yet-temperamental

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Looking for the perfect gift for someone this holiday season? Maybe someone who loves comic books and graphic novels? Perhaps someone who loves blaxploitation? Perhaps someone who is easily offended, and you want to piss them off in some capacity? …

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December 31 @ Portland HIlton and Executive Tower – This year is the 26th Annual Champagne Ball and the party is packed with all new entertainment, and includes the biggest countdown the Champagne Ball has every seen.

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by Dirk VanderHart Joe Schlaud Mayor Charlie Hales s

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Media Monarchy plays Pegasus Warning, Band Of Heathens, Jesca Hoop and more on #PumpUpThaVolume for December 7, 2016. ♬

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Stop by Bar Vivant for Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. for free tapas & amazing drink specials and tasty treats from their new tapas menu! Come on Thursdays when it’s Happy Hours All Night featuring $4 Tinto & Txakoli + 10% off all wine bottles.

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Win Two Tickets to See "The Siren Theater's Best Christmas Ever!"

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Hey guys! Now more than ever you need A GOOD LAUGH, am I right? Then here's your

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by Anonymous Social graces. Doesn't exist. No such thing as politeness or consideration. I could be standing there and instead of a greeting, it's a demanding do this for me, a complaint or what I'm doing wrong. First words out the mouth. Sometimes the greeting is a claw finge

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In Case You Forgot What Snow in Portland Looks Like...

by Bri Brey Portland is abuzz with rumors that it may snow tomorrow! ⛄❄️❄️❄️⛄ For other cities this may be a run-of-the-mill winter occurrence, but not in Portland! Your Twitter feed and Instagram are about to 🔥 light up🔥 with pic

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We drink a lot of coffee.  Everyday in the morning, then some decaf each night in Grannies cups.  K’s Granny.  It’s cool.   Point is, we like coffee.  Today we decided to spread love and kindness through coffee.  We went through a drive-thru and paid for the person behind us.  

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by Anonymous Portland. Please deal. Change will continually happen. For better or worse, whether you like it or not. What one person likes another dislikes. Stop crying. Get with it or get out. I'm a transplant from 2000. Never thought I'd say the T word. Who cares? What a dum

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Exemplary people from PBOT, the Community Cycling Center, and Better Block have been recognized. Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here. The post

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Explore Oregon in stunning 4K.

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This Bud’s for Brew: Coalition Brewing's CBD Beer

by Brian Yaeger

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Things to Do Tonight!

by Mercury Staff

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Today join BridgePort Brewing as the brewery helps support a great cause, Oregon Wild’s Oregon Brewshed Alliance. From 4:00 to 7:00pm, BridgePort Brewing will donate $1.00 from every pint of Ebenezer Ale sold in its pub towards the great work that Oregon Brewshed Alliance does for the residents of Oregon. For this fundrai

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America’s Best Beer Destinations Named in the First Travelocity Beer Tourism Index  Last year, in a Travelocity survey of 1,003 people, more than three-quarters of those surveyed said they would like to go on a trip where they visited craft breweries and sampled local beer. Recognizing this interest in beer touri

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Oregon is Finally Processing Its Rape Kit Backlog, But That's Just the Beginning of Changing How We Handle Sexual Assault Cases

by Megan Burbank JENNIFER ILETT Last spring, the Oregon Legislature passed two bills reforming how t

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Every job has its plusses and minuses. I usually joke that everything about writing is great except the salary, but there's actually another downside that freaks me out nearly as much. A reasonable working definition could be: "writing about things you don't understand." The next story is always something intrigui

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Celeste Lewis (Sally Painter) BY LUKE AREHART Next in our continuing series profiling Portland architects through their careers, interests, skills and passions is Celeste Lewis, founder and principal with Celeste Lewis Architecture. Lewis has over two decades of experience in...

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Something about pizza, toxic armories and the future of farming + this day in history w/"A date which will live in infamy" and our song of the day by Robyn Hitchcock on your Morning Monarchy for December 7, 2016.

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I looked at all the trees and didn’t know what to do. A box made out of leaves. What else was in the woods? A heart, closing. Nevertheless. Everyone needs a place. It shouldn’t be inside of someone else. I kept my mind on the moon. Cold moon, long nights moon. From the landscape: a …

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December 30 & 31 @ Doug Fir lOunge – Jerry Joseph has worn a lot of hats over more than three decades in the music trenches – righteous rocker, hyper-observant cultural observer, spiritual & political firebrand, force of nature live performer – but the bedrock of what he does has always been songwriting

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Global package delivery juggernaut UPS has chosen Portland to debut its first electric-assist trike in the U.S. In a statement released today, UPS said, “The deployment of the eBike is part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to reduce carbon emissions as city populations and e-commerce grow, and traffic, noise and air q

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Movies Best Bets: Critic Marc Mohan takes the measure of 'Aquarius,' 'Spartacus' and 'Star Wars,' too.

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