Light a Fire 2009

Monica Beemer

It was 2001, and the troubled organization—an advocacy group for the homeless that runs a café serving low-cost nutritional meals—was losing $100,000 each year. To save Sisters, Beemer spent hours in her office fundraising and by 2005 Beemer had helped do


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Our Mt Hood

The best of our reader submitted photos


Out and About

Halloween Memories

Good thing I was taking pictures

11/03/2009 By John Chandler


Baby, It’s Getting Cold Outside

Paperbush: a tropical looking plant for a temperate zone


Light A Fire 2009

Garden Partners

Regency Park residents create the sensational garden display with the assistance of Garden Partners, a 10-year-old nonprofit dedicated to engaging elders by helping them care for plants for an hour or two each week.


Light A Fire 2009

Quest Center

Founded 20 years ago in response to the AIDS crisis, Quest’s reach has extended beyond one disease. Last year alone, the center treated 2,000 people.


Arts & Events

Young Audiences

At a time when dwindling school-district budgets are eroding arts education, Young Audiences brings reputable artists to more than 200 K–8 schools, where they teach painting, storytelling, dance, music, and theater classes.



Chess for Success

Chess is a sneaky game, says Phillip Margolin, the first president of Chess for Success (CFS), a nonprofit that introduces underprivileged children to the game.


Rock the Clubs

Go-Go Garagefest

Scion event draws a crowd

10/19/2009 By John Chandler

Reading and Drinking

Las Vegas Lit

Book release for local lass is a sizzling soiree

10/12/2009 By John Chandler

Drinking Locally

Space Truckin’

Hawthorne dive blasts off

10/09/2009 By John Chandler

Rock the Clubs

Elvis Lives!

Dante’s throws a birthday bash

10/02/2009 By John Chandler

Drinking Locally

Stumble Zone Part Deux

Broadway Bound

09/03/2009 By John Chandler

Portland's Best Water

Rogue River Feud

Zane Grey, famed author of such western novels as _Riders of the Purple Sage_, was one of the architects of the hardscrabble mythos of the American West. After a memorable fishing expedition on the lower Rogue River in 1925, Grey memorialized the Oregon w

06/16/2009 By Alexis Rehrmann