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February 19th, 2018

The 32 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: February 19-22

Princess on the Stage! Prince on the Big Screen! Portland on the Runway! by Mercury Staff Portland is a damn hotbed of wonderfulness this week. Not just because a treasure of

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Disney Channel has given the green light to Andi Mack Season 3, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. The cast – Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Lilan Bowden, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie and Asher Angel – got the news while on ABC’s Good Morning America today. The

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[Photo: US imperialism by Latuff] By Murray Polner All that I ask is that, in the midst of a murderous world, we agree to reflect on murder and to make a choice.’ –  Albert Camus, 1948 ilton Viorst’s probing and relevant “Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal” (St. Martin’s Press) will not be appre

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Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast, March 2018 Oregon Office of Economic Analysis by Josh Lehner This morning the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released the latest quarterly economic and revenue forecast. For the full document, slides and forecast data please see our main website. Below is the forecast’s Executive

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The Little Known Story of Olympian Eric Liddell’s Final Years by Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspective Ministries One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1981 Chariots of Fire. It’s the only reason many people are familiar with Eric Liddell, the “Flying Scotsman” who shocked the world by refusing to run the one hund

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Oregon among national leaders in vegetable production Oregon Department of Agriculture When you were growing up, your mom probably told you to eat your vegetables. If those vegetables were grown in Oregon, she likely was doing you a favor. Oregon is well known for high quality vegetable crops, but new statistics confirm tha

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Mattel is rolling out a sequel to its popular card game UNO, and it’s being called DOS. After almost half a century of UNO being a mainstay of family game nights, you’ll soon have the option of playing a brand new successor. DOS works similarly to its predecessor, but with one big twist hinted at […]

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After launching its Tartastic Series in 2016, New Belgium Brewing will now offer this series in a rotating line up of sessionable fruit beers. The brewer originally launched this series as a year-round offering with Lemon Ginger Sour. Now New Belgium will make this kettle sour beer series a rotating one with the release of

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February 18th, 2018

The TNT commentator shared a story about a clandestine recruiting trip in the 1990’s and the Blazers made good on his back travel costs.

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Eric Woodyard of the Desert News chronicles Lillard’s rise to All-Star status and the accolades he’s receiving because of it.

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Damian Lillard represented the Trail Blazers admirably in the All-Star Game by recording 21 points in 21 minutes.

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It’s been 11 months since I’ve been able to physically drive my Viper, but yesterday I finally got the chance! My clutch pedal leg is sore today but it was all worth it. I thought I’d make a video of the long overdue startup to celebrate:

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by Anonymous Dear Portland, I love you. I love all of your querks and weirdness. I love that I can have a million piercings and have bright colored hair and nobody bats an eye or thinks twice. It wasn't until I decided to accept a job in a nearby city that made me realiz

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Named after her great grandfather’s farm, Christine Walter began Bauman’s Cider in 2016. Now a few year’s later the cidery from Gervais, Oregon has begun bottling two of its offerings – Clyde’s Dry and Loganberry Cider. These new 500mL bottles are now available at Bauman’s Farm and Garden as well as stores, bars

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The wreck of the Peter Iredale lies near the mouth of the Columbia - and I'm not referring to talk-show host Lars Larson, who has been referred to as the mouth of the Columbia. No, this is near where the...

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The week's choices include two new Netflix series, the racially charged drama "Seven Seconds," and the food documentary, "Ugly Delicious"; the BAFTA film awards; and "Gold Rush," which is airing the final episodes featuring Todd Hoffman.

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that kids shouldn't be allowed to have tech devices absent proper supervision. In the case of the most recent mass shootings in Florida: While Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was on lockdown, with an...

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MOSES LAKE, Wash, -- A woman suffered severe burns Saturday morning after gasoline fumes ignited when gas was being pumped into a garbage can in a car's backseat, the Grant County Sheriff's Office says. Deputies later found a large amount...

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There's good news for Colorado residents prone to munchies: as of Friday, you only need to make one stop to get both Girl Scout Cookies and weed. Girl Scouts of Colorado updated its cookie sales policy to allow Girl Scouts...

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Portland’s All-Star is living it up in Los Angeles ahead of Sunday’s All-Star game.

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by Anonymous You threw me away like I was nothing. I slept with you for years. I believed your stories of travelling with me in the future. I was with you while your kids were growing up. Listened to you bitch and moan about family events.You never bothered to walk with me aro

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[Photo: A street in Mosul, Iraq. By Mstyslav Chernov, Nov. 16, 2016.] By Mahboob Khawaja, PhD. Mahboob Khawaja, PhD. “Muslims are numerous but powerless. Divisions among Muslims, especially between Sunni and Shiites, have consigned the Muslim Middle East to almost a century of Western control….Muslim disunity has made i

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We’ve had the opportunity recently to look into the origins of what is known today as the Concordia neighborhood, and even though it had different names way back when, no big surprise that today’s neighborhood draws its name from nearby Concordia University. Opened in 1907 on six acres of land that was then at the [R

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The sprawling state park on the northwest tip of Oregon has a lot to offer, from hikes to history at the mouth of the Columbia River.

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Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632-1692) Pietro Giovanni Guarneri (1655-1720) Gustave Schirmer, Jr. (1864-1907) Marchel Landowski (1915-1999) Rolande Falcinelli (1920-2006) Rita Gorr (1926-2012) Yoko Ono (1933) Marek Janowski (1939) Marlos Nobre (1939) Donald Crockett (1951) and Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) Nikos Kazantzakis

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Comedy superstar and multiple Emmy nominee Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) returns to television on TBS starring in The Last O.G., a new comedy series that he executive produces alongside creator and executive producer Jordan Peele (Get Out). The Last O.G. centers Tray (Morgan), an ex-con shocked to see just how much the world has

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February 17th, 2018

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881) Sr. Edward German (1862-1936) Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947) Andres Segovia (1893-1987) Marian Anderson (1893-1993) Paul Fetler (1920) Ron Goodwin (1925-2003) Fredrich Cerha (1926) Lee Hoiby (1926-2011) Anner Bylsma (1944) Karl Jenkins (1944) and Ronald Knox (188

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We’re taking Monday off for President’s Day this week—so there will be no new article posted tomorrow. :) Tuesday in Featured Artists – Drop in for a look at Mare Simmon’s gorgeous, Utah-inspired expressionist paintings. And as always, if you ‘d like your own art to be featured on EE, sen

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The Semi-Finals: Rembrandt v. Sargent!

"Semifinals" designates the Fourth to Se

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The novelette is, of course, but a narrower version of the novelatelle, and the novelttine is narrower yet; the novelccine is larger and thicker than the novelatelle, but more of a ribbon; the novelucce is wider than both by far. Noveletti, as a rule, are thin rectangles or squares of plot, while the noveleja is an elong

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Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite Jabba’s Sail Barge! Measuring approxim

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by Anonymous Dear Passive-Aggressive Pottery Witch that I met at the art fair last weekend,You claim to have an art degree on your website and claim to know fuck all about making coffee mugs, yet you fail to tell customers that your home-brew glaze is potentially toxic.

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During the Disney Channel premiere of their original movie Zombies, a promo announcing Descendants 3 aired. Dove Cameron who starred in the first two entries in the series about the descendants of Disney villains, walks through the forest, and teases the appearance of her father. Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Bo

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The 2018 Oregon Shakespeare Festival will feature 11 productions on three stages, four by Shakespeare and five by women.

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Blazer’s Edge editors Timmay! and Eric Griffith team up to fix the NBA’s broken All-Star weekend (Editor’s note: W

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From KarlMagnus Petersson‏ on Twitter:

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Bi-Lo LLC, the parent company of Winn-Dixie, is preparing a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as next month, people with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg. Winn-Dixie will shutter close to 200 locations either before or after the filing. They...

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Create and show off the mighty Hulkbuster! Build The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, with a punching jackhammer arm and LEGO light brick in the chest, and display it on the platform with attachable robotic construction arms.Includes an Iron Man, exclusive minifigure. Build and display this superhero toy—a highly detailed LEGO

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The usual warnings about the impending "big one" are being frantically peddled again. A new study from California says that the cluster of tremors around the planet's so-called Ring of Fire- a horseshoe-shaped geological disaster zone - could indicate the...

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In a tale that has only recently come to light, we see why kids should not be given cell phones or other tech gear unless parents are savvy enough to monitor their use. If not for an alert airline customer...

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This pair of board books, by W.C. Bauers and Marta Costa, are part of the Tiny Bible Tales series. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2018, ages 3-5, $7.99.) (Buy them for the little babies, too, though. Babies need books. Only keep an eye on them so they don’t become teething toys. This public service announcement brought to [.

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Outgoing artistic director Bill Rauch says of his nearly 12-year tenure, "We've not only met our goals but exceeded them."

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*(and Cajun/Creole, and Appalachian, and Texas BBQ, and Midwestern, and Soul Food)

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The Disney Parks Blog has officially announced that the highly-anticipated Toy Story Land will be officially open to the public this summer, on June 30, 2018. When it opens, guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other beloved […]

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I’ve written and released a new WordPress plugin called SmartCrop. Instead of creating cropped thumbnails from the center of an uploaded image, SmartCrop attempts to automatically determine the most interesting part of the image and centers the crop on that part of the image. It’s most easily explained with this

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February 16th, 2018

[Editor: This is a guest editorial from Thursday Bram.] James Damore is scheduled to speak at Portland State University in February. I don’t think you should attend. I could give you a dozen reasons why I’m not interested in Damore’s opinions on diversity, but plenty of people have already written that article. The fa

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After eight seasons on the top-rated Discovery Channel show, "Gold Rush," Oregon's Todd Hoffman announced on a special "Gold Rush: Live" Friday night that he won't be returning to the show.

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