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October 16th, 2017

It's good news for road safety advocates. The post What you should know about Oregon’s new distracted driving law appeared first on

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Joey Spiotto has teamed up with the Little Shop of Pins to release this new limited edition Eleven pin just in time for Season 2 of Stranger Things! Head on over to their store and pick one up before they all disappear into the upside down. Order HERE for $10.

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Media Monarchy plays Fat Animal, Worriers, Wasteband and more on #PumpUpThaVolume for October 16, 2017. ♬

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Composer Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet will celebrate Halloween season with the classic film "Dracula" on Oct. 25 in Portland.

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Hustler Mag's Larry Flynt Offers $10 Million for Info Leading to Trump's Impeachment

What a time to be alive. by Katie Herzog Looks like Dan Savage isn't the only

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Portland comes in just behind New York City in a national ranking of the most-friendly cities for vegans and vegetarians.

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Recently named Portland's best restaurant, Coquine will host a collaborative dinner between chef Katy Millard and her former mentor, San Francisco's Daniel Patterson.

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Our group has chosen to see only two plays per theater for the 2017-2018 season, and we most certainly would not have chosen this one had we realized its nature.

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We had such a wonderful time photographing Ashley and Kevin’s wedding at Abernethy Center this summer. Everyone enjoyed the night alongside the smiling couple. From the groovy jams to the take-home s’mores, every detail was perfect. We asked the happy couple some questions about their day, and here’s what

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I repeat: People on foot have priority on paths. The post The Monday Roundup: Shameless pathlete, Skid Row’s low-riders, e-bike subsidies and more appea

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Winter is coming, and Alicia Silverstone wants Portlanders to give up their wool coats.

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Impeachment hustle, phony mortgages and the USA Liberty Act + this day in history w/the Kissinger Peace Prize and our song of the day by Langhorne Slim on your Morning Monarchy for October 16, 2017.

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by Anonymous We both work as servers in a restaurant. I had/have a thing for you but you don't even seem to notice me. In fact, when we do work together, you are mean and bossy to me (which i also kinda dig). Lately we've been working different shifts so I haven't been able to

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School districts continue to grapple with parents' sensitivities to books that might call into question their values or beliefs.

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Timbers Clinch Playoff Return With Resounding Win Over DC

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers In another yet odd year, everything is coming up green and gold.

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by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! You can scratch my back, we'll get cozy and huddle. I'll lay down my jacket so you can walk over a puddle. LET'S GO TO PRESS. Let's kick off the

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by Mercury Staff The closer we get to Halloween, the more the city's levels of fun-loving mayhem will rise. Behold the candy-splattered sonic madness of Wild Body at Sound + Vision! Bathe in

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An artist and lighting specialist is spending a week speaking to a studio of Portland State University architecture students, stressing the importance of incorporating nighttime elements into their designs.

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Marvel Studios has debuted the new Black Panther trailer. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old

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SUB-BIDS REQUESTED Port of Portland Terminal Terminal Balancing Concourse E Extension Sealed Bids Due: 10/30/17 at 12PM (PST) The following scopes are bidding from this package at this time: – Driven Steel Pipe Piles Project Contact: Uma.Dasa@skanska.com Access Documents: Danielle.Armstrong@skanska.com 222 SW Columbia

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SUB-BIDS REQUESTED City of Portland Burgard and Lombard at North Time Oil Road Intersection Sealed Bids Due:Project Bids: 10/24/17 at 2PM Sub Bids Due: 10/23/17 at 2PM 10/30/17 at 12PM (PST) We are looking for the following sub bids along with any others that would like to submit: Asphalt Paving, Signs, Striping, Sawing of

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SUB-BIDS REQUESTED Meadowlark (Rivergate V) TI Package Bids Due: October 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM (PST) The Following Scopes are Bidding: Metal Framing & Drywall, Thermal Insulation, Flooring, Painting & Finishes, Specialties, Equipment & Furnishings, MEP, & Low Voltage Electrical Project Dates: Selected Scopes o

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SUB-BIDS REQUESTED TriMet Elevator Refurbishment Program (ERP): NE 42nd Avenue TC Max Statioin, NE 60th Avenue Max Station and NE 82nd Avenue Max Station (Phase 1) Bids Due: October 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST Pre-Bid Conference: A mandatory pre-bid conference with be conducted on October 16, 2017 @ 10AM PST. The pre-bid will s

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SUB-BIDS REQUESTED Oregon State Capitol Accessibility, Maintenance & Safety (CAMS) Renovation Bid Package #1 – All Work Portland, OR Pre-Bid Meetings: Demo & MEP Prebid: 10/16/17 at 9AM Earthwork/Shoring/Landscape Prebid: 10/16/17 at 1PM All Other Work Prebid: 10/17 at 9AM Bids Due: 11/2/17 at 2PM Bid Document

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SUB-BIDS REQUESTED Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension Project Bid Packages: Concourse E Extension – Early Procurement Sealed Bids Due: 11/10/17 at 12PM (PST) The following scopes are bidding: • BP 007 – Structural Concrete • BP 008 – Below Grade Waterproof ng • BP 009 – Struct

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[Photo: Sauds laud Trump with ceremonial sword and slam Iran Mystery Vault.] By Mahboob Khawaja, PhD. merica under President Trump continues to foster an agenda of extreme perplexity, triviality and confusion in dealing with urgent global affairs. If the administration is to learn from the history, it must be candid, focuse

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Vanport apartments on N Victory Boulevard and water tower no. 2, 1943.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, North, Vanport, Victory Boulevard

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Poverty and Age in Oregon Oregon Workforce And Economic Information Oregon’s poverty rate dropped more than 2 percentage points in 2016, to 13.3 percent. Among the states and Washington, D.C., Oregon’s 2016 poverty rate ranked right in the middle at 25th lowest. Poverty rates in 2016 ranged from 7.3 percent in New Hamps

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Paybacks to Planned Parenthood massively increased in 2015-17 biennium Oregon Right to Life In passing HB 3391 this summer, Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, and legislative Democrats massively expanded taxpayer-funded abortions. The bill was the self-stated top priority of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. Suspecting

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New program & commission to protect Oregon ag heritage Oregon Department of Agriculture  From protecting agricultural lands using easements and covenants, to helping farmers and ranchers keep their operation in the family through succession planning, the newly formed Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program and its soon-to

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It has now been two years since 54°40’ Brewing opened its doors and this Saturday, October 21st, the Washougal based brewer will celebrate with its 2nd Anniversary Party. From Noon to 10:00pm on Saturday 54°40’ Brewing will be hosting a day of fun filled activities. The brewery will host brewer led brewery tours, food

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Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) Franz [Ferenc] Doppler (1821-1883) James Lockhart (1930) Derek Bourgeois (1941) Marin Alsop (1956) Erkki-Sven Tüür (1959) Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962) and Noah Webster (1758-1843) Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) Günter Grass (1927-2015) Thomas Lynch (1948) And from the W

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Suntup Editions is pleased to present Firestarter by Steven Stroud. In this version of the cover art from Firestarter, the eyes are colored blue. If you look at the dust jacked on the book copy, the eyes are green. The reason for this is that when Steven Stroud was creating this painting, there was no […]

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After orbiting the sun for the four years, Ecliptic Brewing will host its 4th Orbit Anniversary Party on Saturday, October 21st from 11:00am-11:00pm. “This year has been quite the ride,” said Owner and Brewmaster John Harris in a statement. “From installing a canning line to a busy summer in the pub, I am excited to [

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Press Release: Ground Breaker Brewing maintained their grip on the Gold Medal in the Gluten-Free beer category at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival®. This is Dark Ale’s third Gold Medal in the Gluten-Free beer category from GABF, having previously won the Gluten-Free Gold Medal in 2014 and 2016. Since opening their d

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October 15th, 2017

For centuries, artists have told their students and proteges to invest in the best tools possible: the best marble and chisels, the best paper and charcoal, the best supports and paints. It’s such a popular refrain that it’s become cliche—but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. The fact of the matter is that you get

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My article about violinist Tomas Cotik and his new album of music by Astor Piazzolla has been posted online in Oregonlive here. It will be in the print edition later this week. Cotik is a professor on the music faculty of Portland State University. One of the cool things that is doing is a concert and CD presentation in whi

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A frustrated CJ McCollum vented that he is “getting a harsher punishment than the people actually involved in the event.” Portland Tr

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Meet Your 2017 NWSL Champions: THE THORNS

by Erin O'Regan The Thorns are y

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Several of the inmate crews are all women, and they actually seem to prefer it to conventional prison. This is an interesting look inside fire-line life, though it raises a few questions: they like what they're doing, and they're motivated...

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Here we go again: another climate-goes-amuck movie that ends up looking like Venus smashes into Earth. This one checks off all the boxes: catastrophic climate change, the hubris of geoengineering, people freezing in place, lasers shooting out of satellites, smart-alecky but

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Trolley picture of the day

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Architect Charles Rose (Charles Rose Architects) BY BRIAN LIBBY Urban Design Panel: the Broadway Corridor Please join AIA Portland, the American Planning Association – Oregon Chapter, and ASLA Oregon for a presentation and discussion about the future of the downtown...

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It is once again time for me to reach back in the refrigerator for some "choice cuts". Each time, I will be featuring sizzling and succulent morsels that are grabbing my ear right now that range from funk to country, from afro-beat to garage rock, etc. Sometimes there will be a theme to these songs that ties them all to

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Post-mortem dissections of the brains of 112 former NFL players recently revealed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (or CTE) in 111 of them. The study was published last summer in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association and summarized by the...

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Once we decided to pull the plug on Portland, which happened on June 24 (our wedding anniversary) we set about selling our house. And since everyone told us houses sell much better in summer, we were on a very tight timeline. We had to get rid of a bunch of stuff to make it presentable […]

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There are 84 easter eggs laced into this beautiful piece by Kevin M. Wilson / Ape Meets Girl, how many can you find? The key is below if you get stuck. You can purchase the Old Curiosity Shop print from Hero Complex Gallery HERE. – Inspired by Gremlins – 36” x 24” Screen Print – […]

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