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March 20th, 2019

Beniamino Gigli (1890-1957) Lauritz Melchoir (1890-1973) Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) Dame Vera Lynn (1917) Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-1970) Marian McPartland (1918-2013) Henry Mollicone (1946) and Ovid (43 BC - AD 17) Ned Buntline (1823-1886) Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) and from the Composers Datebook: On this day in

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Hoodline has ranked America’s 50 favorite bookstores.  Topping the list is Oregon’s Powell’s City of Books (my favorite all-time book shop), located at 1005 W. Burnside St. in Portland. With an impressive five stars out of a whopping 3,831 reviews on Yelp, Powell’s is the largest new and used bookstore

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March 19th, 2019

North Carolina artist Joseph Bounds creates stunning, one-of-a-kind portraits and figure paintings by blending elements of Cubism, Neoclassicism, and Minimalism. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that his paintings ARE paintings, at first glance. The smooth application of paint (with very few visible brushstrokes) an

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Accelerators are nothing new. They’ve become a quintessential part of many startup ecosystems. But more often than not, they’re rather one note. Because the vast majority of those accelerators are only accelerating one thing: tech. But there’s more to startups than just tech. Especially around here. That&#

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Jason has a new corn dog obsession after eating the best corn dog in the world at Disneyland. How will this small turkey dog from Trader Joe's stack up?

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More bad news for ODOT. The post Pressure builds on ODOT as new concerns surface around I-5 Rose Quarter project appeared first on

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The Portland Diamond Project’s Craig Cheek recently spoke about the prospects of Major League Baseball arriving in the Rose City. The post Group still swinging for the fences appeared first on

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TweetToday, Tuesday, March 19th, Steve Jones and Adam Lindsley release their new book, Cheese Beer Wine Cider: A Field Guide to 75 Perfect Pairings published by Countryman Press. This 224-page book dives into 75 intriguing cheese pairings that includes 25 with beer, 25 with cider and 25 with wine. Cheese Beer Wine Cider is

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Woman Shocked to Discover She Was Seeing a Pedophile (Spoiler: She Wasn't Seeing a Pedophile)

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage

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by Ned Lannamann Portland MercuryAfter closing in January 2018 and several months of controversy and spec

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Vibrant!, a 12-story mixed-use tower on a quarter-block at the northwest corner of Northwest 14th Avenue and Raleigh Street in the Pearl District, opened last week. The post Pearl District affordable housing is

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by Anonymous Thanks to the internet and the wonderful world of social media, no greater hater has climbed to the top of the swamp that is humanity than the grammar nazi. Apparently your (fellow internet user) comment, rant, argument or whatever it is you are posting should ha

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Nationwide, construction employment continues to rise, with 338,000 jobs gained in the past year. In Oregon, nearly 110,000 workers were employed in the construction industry. However, an aspect of booming construction employment that doesn’t get much attention is women in the trades. Women in Construction Week was cel

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For years, one of the primary means of tax deferral on real estate projects was the 1031 exchange. In 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the landscape of financing and investment options for projects by restricting the scope of 1031 exchanges and creating tax- deferral benefits for qualifying investments in opportun

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Opportunity zones may have been the most-discussed federal tax change for developers and property owners in the past two years, but changes to various deductions and treatments of pass-through entities also have caught interest. The post

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Building permits issued for March 11-17 A $1,869,473 addition permit was issued on deferred submittal for storefront and curtainwall systems on Providence Park at 1844 S.W. Morrison St. The applicants are Vivian Calvin and Huey Na of Turner Construction Co., and the owner is the city of Portland. A $4,477,038 addition pe

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March 11-17, 2019 A pre-application conference is sought and a design advice request is pending for a proposed seven-story market-rate apartment building at 1120 S.E. Morrison St., a full-block property currently occupied by a 113-year-old warehouse building and a surface parking lot. The building would contain approxima

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Okay, then: ATLANTA — A two-line proposed bill would require men to report "certain events" of a sexual nature to law enforcement. HB 604 would amend Chapter 1 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia so that "any...

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Hood plays off the bench and sometimes off the radar, but he matters.

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Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless showed off some unorthodox dexterity against the Pacers.

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Russell Courtier Found Guilty For Racially-Motivated Murder of Larnell Bruce

by Alex Zielinski LEVI HASTINGSRussell Courtier has been found guilty in the racially-motivated murder

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Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts has gone from idolizing Lakers legend Jerry West, to being good friends. “Never meet your h

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by Anonymous Most cops are good cops. In Portland, we don't have the best, but we don't have the worst. But most cops are good cops. But is that good enough? I mean, is this the standard we are holding them to, that MOST are good? Would we want to fly with an airline that says

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'Traffic violence' comes of age. The post At hearing on speed limit bills, lawmaker bristles at mention of ‘traffic violence’ appeared first on

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The story behind the ubiquitous ads. by Rich Smith You've

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by Alex Zielinski Little Big Union Last weekend, workers at local fast food chain Little Big Burger o

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Cannabis Delivery Service Eaze Is Now Operating in Portland

by Josh Jardine One of the greatest things you can do for your fellow human is a simple but underrated act: fulfilling a shopping list for them, and b

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  Adam’s Proposal at Multnomah Falls: She Said ‘Yes’! Adam proposed to Stacey at Multnomah Falls this winter, and she said “YES!” We asked them to tell us a bit about how they got together and details about the proposal.  Stacey: We met in high school. I think he had a crush o

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Lillard reflects on his time in Portland with Shaun Powell of NBA.com. The

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Shout out to all the fair-weather family bikers! Rumor has it the gorgeous weather won’t last, but it’s lovely out right now and my kids’ bikes have lots of new company at the school bike racks. Our Family Biking column is sponsored by Clever Cycles. ➤ Read past entries here. Have you ever excitedly g

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ENGINEERING RH2 has promoted Edwin Halim to its principals group. He specializes in the design of complex facilities, including reservoirs, booster pump stations, lift stations, water and wastewater treatment facilities, transmission mains and HVAC systems. Please send your announcements for DJC People to djcpeople@djcOr

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ENGINEERING RH2 has promoted Chris Roberts to its principals group. He has 17 years of experience specializing in the design and implementation of electrical, control and telemetry systems for water and wastewater facilities. Please send your announcements for DJC People to djcpeople@djcOregon.com. The post

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REAL ESTATE SVN Commercial Advisors has added Nick Williams to its commercial real estate team as an advisor in its Salem office. Williams previously served on the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce staff beginning in 2012; he departed as CEO in December 2018. Before that, he focused his career on finance and insurance. Plea

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The Fight to End the Electoral College is Gaining Traction

by Wm. Steven Humphrey CSA IMAGES / GETTY IMAG

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Bottleneck Gallery has been working on an exciting project for months, and today, alongside with Justin Ishmael of ISH, they’re ecstatic to announce our officially licensed screen print of Mike Bryan’s original painting for the sci-fi classic, RoboCop! Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop is a late 80s genre gem which depicts a f

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Good Morning, News: Paul Ryan Joins Fox, West Coast Wildfire News, and Sweeping State Gun Control Blocked

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today.

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Whether you’ve watched Cheers or are inspired by positive experiences of your own, the idea of opening a bar is one that plenty of people have in their lifetime. Who wouldn’t want to have the coolest place in town where all of their friends come to hang out? The dream of opening a bar is […]

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Are you planning to take college classes during the spring semester? It’s a little different if you’re just starting out now as opposed to beginning school in the fall. For one reason or another, your reasons for starting classes during the spring semester classes might be more than acceptable including transferring fro

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Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar have released the full trailer for Toy Story 4! Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hal

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Despite an injury scare to CJ McCollum, Portland still ranks in the upper-third of the league’s hierarchy in this week’s round-up.

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For the second year, Blazer’s Edge Radio will host this free contest—with the winner taking home a pair of Blazer’s Edge socks!

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Major helmet tech breakthrough with local roots. The post Portland researchers behind major new helmet tech launched by Trek/Bontrager appeared first on

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Can anyone tell of us the location of the 3 Star Restaurant? This image is from 1969.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.

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Timothy A. Duy Director, Oregon Economic Forum Department of Economics, University of Oregon The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity jumped to 1.51 in January from an upwardly revised December reading of 0.41. Highlights of this month’s report include: – Employment services payrolls (mostly temporary help jobs) j

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By day, she visits morgues, observes autopsies, and studies pictures of crime scenes. By night, she turns nightmarish imaginings into precise, red-splattered miniatures.

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Tweet For its new beer release today, Level Beer will partner with a bar and arcade that both share similar branding. On March 19th from 7:00-11:00pm, Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade will host the official launch party of I’ve Got Next Hoppy Pale Ale as that arcade themed bar will pour a total of seven various […]

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Max Reger (1873-1916) Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994) Nancy Evans (1915-2000) Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) Ornette Coleman (1930-2015) Myung-Wha Chung (1944) Carolyn Watkinson (1949) Mathew Rosenblum (1954) and Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

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Scott C. has 3 new Great Showdowns prints that will go on sale this Wednesday March 20th, in the Scott C Shop at 1 pm EST!  This will be a timed release which means they will be on sale for just 24 hours. The edition size shall be determined by however many have sold in […]

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March 18th, 2019

Despite a shaky finish, Portland staged an excellent comeback against a solid Pacers team, kicking-off their homestand with a 106-98 v

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