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June 30th, 2016

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. Pema Chodron The post

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June 29th, 2016

Get to know Al Horford and take a look back at his 2015-16 season.

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It's an offseason edition of the Rip City Report, with The Oregonian/OregonLive's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers' Casey Holdahl.

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President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey, who has used creativity and the element of surprise to his advantage during his time in Portland, could do anything when NBA free agency opens Thursday.

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The Blazers reportedly prefer Hassan Whiteside to Dwight Howard as the team enters the NBA free agency period.

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The Portland Trail Blazers have taken the first steps of free agency, extending qualifying offers to Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless, making all three restricted free agents.

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Contract information, free agent details and future draft picks for the Portland Trail Blazers heading into the 2016 offseason.

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Get to know DeMarcus Cousins and take a look back at his 2015-16 season.

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Wildlife Groups Support Senate Action on Fire Borrowing, Forest Management Reforms By Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, The American Wildlife Conservation Partners, a coalition of over 30 hunting and outdoors organizations, recently sent a letter to key leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. In li

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June 28th, 2016

If the Blazers pursue a center in free agency, Hassan Whiteside, Dwight Howard, Bismack Biyombo are available.

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Get to know Harrison Barnes and take a look back at his 2015-16 season.

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A look at 10 power forwards that could be targets for the Trail Blazers in free agency.

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The third annual event, which raises money for Special Olympics, will feature 3-on-3 tournaments, a 3-point shootout, slam dunk contest and skills challenge from July 30-31.

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In McCollum's wide-ranging interview, he asks Silver about moving the NBA All-Star game somewhere exotic, in-game celebrations, ads on jerseys and suspending Draymond Green in NBA Finals.

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Get to know Hassan Whiteside and take a look back at his 2015-16 season.

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June 27th, 2016

Free agents Russ Smith, Scotty Hopson and Jordan Bachynski have reportedly accepted invitations to join the Portland Trail Blazers for NBA Summer League, which begins July 9 in Las Vegas.

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The Blazers are exploring broadcast partnerships with Comcast SportsNet Northwest, ROOT Sports Northwest and Fox Sports, but must make a decision by 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Possible free agent targets for Trail Blazes including big man Hassan Whiteside and forward Harrison Barnes.

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, If you’re driving around Portland this summer, you may encounter one of these colorful billboards by Multnomah County Farm Bureau asking an important question: Who’s your farmer? Many people don’t realize that 98 percent of Oregon farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Farm Bureau’s

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June 26th, 2016

Art is a communication form, yet most of us don’t know what we are trying to communicate and need to try lots of different things before finding out. Personally, it took me until I was 54 before I found out what the hell I was trying to communicate. In the end, it turned out to [...]

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June 25th, 2016

Up early for an excursion to the Paint Mines. Forty five minutes and a world apart, Indians roamed here, made pottery from the clay, killed buffalo, lived well. My goodness, what perfection, the two of us, the birds and Pilar and Pedro’s cousins, hopping up a storm. Can you spot the second one in the […]

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By American Forest Research Council, Local Forest Products Industry Builds Habitat Home in Springfield for Navarrete Bravo Family The Navarrete Bravo family will be joined by Springfield Mayor Lundberg, partners from the forest products industry, and Habitat supporters in celebrating the groundbreaking of the family’s Hab

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June 24th, 2016

The injury-plagued star has reportedly begun a coaching career.

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Second round pick Jake Layman watched the Blazers closely during their playoff run in the spring and thinks he can be a immediate contributor in his rookie season in Portland.

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Here's a look at all of Neil Olshey's draft day moves, starting with his brief tenure as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Clippers through last year's 2015 draft with the Blazers.

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The Blazers ended draft night only making a minor splash, landing Maryland forward Jake Layman. Now the team turns to free agency, which begins July 1.

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. Brunner, a fourth generation rancher and cattle feeder from the Flint Hills area of Kansas, stressed to the subcommittee that over-

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June 23rd, 2016

From the press release: The Cascadia chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA (NACUSA) is thrilled to announce a first-of-its-kind exchange between six Northwest-based composers and a select number of their Cuban composer colleagues. Currently there are 76 Cascadia Composer members, making it the largest N

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Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)Mieczyslaw Horszowski (1892-1993)George Russell (1923)Adam Faith (1940-2003)James Levine (1943)Nigel Osborne (1948)Nicholas Cleobury (1950)Sylvia McNair (1956) andAnna Akhmatova (1889-1966) Michael Shaara (1928-1988) David Leavitt (1961)

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Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there. Rumi The post Stay appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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With plenty of storage, a lockable stow area, secret compartment and modular power, it’s no wonder that California-based designer Sean Woolsey decided to name his desk after Bond, James Bond. The Woolsey Agent Desk ($3,850) is made of American Black Walnut finished with a natural, food safe, hand rubbed oil and wax finish

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June 22nd, 2016

Erica Dunn (Green Hammer) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT The latest installment in our series highlighting local architects introduces us to Erica Dunn, lead architect at Green Hammer. Serving as the design team manager and lead architect in this design-build firm, Erica...

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Francesco Manfredini (1684-1762)Étienne Nicolas Méhul (1763-1817)Frank Heino Damrosch (1859-1937)Jennie Tourel (1900-1973)Walter Leigh (1905-1942)Sir Peter Pears (1910-1986)Hans-Hubert Schönzeler (1925-1997)Pierre Thibaud (1929-2004)Libor Pešek (1933)Pierre Amoyal (1949)Christopher Norton (1953)and Harriett Mulford St

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By Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, Fighting Lodging Tax Creep In virtually every corner of the state, local and county governments seem to have their eyes fixed on lodging taxes and opportunities to raise them. The recent successes of the lodging industry are being widely reported as more tourists find themselv

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by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manager Associated Oregon Loggers Possible Anti-Forestry Ballot Initiatives: November’s general election might include three state-wide anti-forestry ballot initiatives—only if each petition clears two very tough hurdles by late July to qualify for the ballot. Although the petitions received

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Filed under: Flowers, Gardening, Photography Tagged: beauty, fuchsia, Garden, Oregon, photo, Portland, roses, SwittersB, Yard

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Mezco Toyz will be releasing an officially licensed 15-inch talking Chucky doll later this year. Before he became possessed by the Spirit of Charles Lee Ray — a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler” — Chucky was just a harmless Good Guys doll. His face not yet scarred, his clothes not yet b

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June 21st, 2016

From the press release: Metropolitan Youth Symphony (MYS) kicks off its summer tour to China with a free noon concert at Director Park on June 23.  Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish opens the hour-long performance by the MYS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Interim Music Director William White.  Repertoire will sh

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Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795)Harry Newstone (1921-2006)Lalo Schifrin (1932)Diego Masson (1935)Philippe Hersant (1948)Judith Bingham (1952)Jennifer Larmore (1958)andAlexander Pope (1688-1744)Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1972) Donald Peattie (1898-1964) Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) Ian McEwan

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Filed under: Beauty, Flowers, Photography Tagged: Garden, photo, pink roses, Portland, Raindrops, SwittersB

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By NFIB Oregon’s economy has recovered since the recession, but younger workers lag behind. If younger generations are our future, that future might not be so bright if current trends continue. Oregon had the fourth-highest youth unemployment rate in 2015 at 22.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 201

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Anytime, anywhere. The functionality of a Leatherman tool, with you everywhere. Engineers designed multiple tools in each 17-4 stainless steel bracelet link, making usable tools like Allen wrenches, screwdrivers and box wrenches available at a moment’s notice. Adjustable to accommodate any wrist size and fully customizabl

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June 20th, 2016

It’s only 80 today in Portland, Or….but much hotter elsewhere it appears. So, a suggestive image from 1973 in Eastern Oregon in the Ochoco Mountains…the temps were sub zero those few days…the coldest I have ever been exposed to. Quiet, still, so cold. I clicked a few shots with my old Pentax camera.

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Hey there, ho there, hi! Much of the random and sundry this Monday afternoon, list style: Pilar, neighborhood rabbit. Thusly named by enforcing sexist stereotypes of size. Pilar is a small bunny. Her larger companions are named Pedro. They woo us daily with cuteness and by gobbling dandelion after dandelion. Teeny-tiny c

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Learn to make the most of free WordPress.com customizing options, or plan and build your business website.

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June 25 @ The Secret Society – Brownish Black doesn’t walk the line between garage and soul – they destroy it. The Portland-based octet started out as a three-piece garage rock band, whose raw energy pulled a handful of the city’s best players into its gravitational field, yielding bigger and funkier

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June 26 @ La Merde – For seven years, Triviology has hosted this annual pub quiz and fundraiser in support of equal rights for LGBTQ people.

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June 20 @ The EastBurn – It’s Gonna Be Okay is free WEEKLY stand up comedy show EVERY Monday. The show showcases the best comedians in Portland along with some travelling national comics.

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From the press release: The award-winning youth ensemble Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra performs a program of music for string orchestra on Wednesday evening, June 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Portland State University’s Lincoln Recital Hall. Admission is free. PACO’s Great Northwest Tour, celebrating the 50th anniversary

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Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)Wilfred Pelletier (1896-1982)Chet Atkins (1924-2001)Ingrid Haebler (1926)Eric Dolphy (1928-1964)Arne Nordheim (1931-2010)Mickie Most (1938-2003)Brian Wilson (1942)Anne Murray (1945)André Watts (1946)Lionel Richie (1949)andKurt Schwitters (1887-1948)Lillian Hellman (1905-1984)Vikram Seth (1952)

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