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Helping Oregon’s Cash-Poor Stay Culture-Rich

A recent announcement from Portland’s arts & culture director Cary Clarke.

10/15/2011 By The Culturegang

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Wordstock 2011 Preview

Portland’s literary shebang is back again! Rebecca Waits and Kate Degenhardt highlight some can’t-miss events.

10/04/2011 By The Culturegang

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MusicFestNW: The Name Game

Sprinkle a bevvy of buzzwords over a wealth of bands, and you end up with more than a few samey names.

09/07/2011 By The Culturegang


Fall Arts Preview 2011

From theater and dance to a 16th-century masterpiece painting, the fall season of arts offerings is ripe with couples’ collaborations.

08/19/2011 By Randy Gragg and Anne Adams


TBA 2011: First Acts Announced

Slo-mo car crashes, 3-D animation, an interactive jumproom and a Jimmy Swaggart impersonator, are just the first few things on tap for TBA.

05/03/2011 By The Culturegang

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Portland Opera’s Ravel Couplet: L’Heure Espangnole and L’Enfant et les Sortileges

A cheating wife and a sulking child get what they deserve in this cheeky double-header. Reviewed by Anne Adams and Melanie Glass.

04/04/2011 By The Culturegang


An evening with Portland Arts & Lectures

Novelist Pauls Toutonghi recounts last week’s Portland Arts & Lectures, which featured Elizabeth Strout and announced Oregon Book Award finalists.

01/28/2011 By The Culturegang

Salem 2011

Friends With Benefits

Salem insiders agree that the key to success in the 2011 Oregon Legislature lies in trust between individuals, across party lines. We asked several lawmakers to name their BPF—best political friend—in the rival party.

12/16/2010 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas

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NW Film & Video Festival Kickoff

NW Film Center kicks off the 37th Film & Video Festival;Erik McClanahan reports from a dimly-lit room.

11/07/2010 By The Culturegang


30 Seconds With…Phil Stanford

Phil Stanford, author of _The Peyton-Allan Files_, a true crime story about a brutal, mysterious Portland double homicide.

10/11/2010 By Randy Gragg

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Wordstock 2010

Culturephile picks a few can’t-misses.

10/08/2010 By The Culturegang


East Side Rising

While the nightly news bemoans sluggish job-growth rates, stubborn unemployment, and, potentially, a long and irreversible decline, the 700 acres of Portland's Central Eastside are blooming with counter-cyclical optimism.

09/13/2010 By Zach Dundas