Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Those thinking about going electric should be tempted by the sportiest affordable EV on the sale these days

Say 'boo!' to your favorite haunts

Portland Tribune - Features
Scare up Halloween fun at spooky houses and haunted corn mazes in the Portland metro area.

Bread & Brew: 'Pitchering Oregon' event pairs art and beer

Portland Tribune - Features
Nov. 4 event helps celebrate Portland Art Museum's 125th year with 18 special brews

Pumpkins o' plenty

Gresham Outlook - News
Families and friends flock to local pumpkin patch farms in East Multnomah County.
COURTESY: LITERARY ARTS - Several venues, including First Congregational Church, are part of Wordstock, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 11.

Let's start cramming for Wordstock

Portland Tribune - Features
Colossal book fest spreads out over several venues, Nov. 11; several authors to attend, including some who've written about war in Syria

Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Portland Tribune - Wheels
The completely redesigned company crossover is much larger, more comfortable, and is available with a third row of seats

'Rhino' game creates living room safari

Gresham Outlook - News
Gresham family creates board game of skill, strategy and chance set in the African savannah.

Southeast Grind brews comfort for night owls

Portland Tribune - Features
The 24-hour shop's owner had traumatic journey into operating the cafe, and is worried it may have to move from its home on Southeast Powell…
COURTESY: JERRY AND LOIS PHOTOGRAPHY - Jaycie Forrester, 16, was crowned Miss Oregon Teen USA 2018.

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including 'The Book of Mormon,' 'We Love Our Pets' and RuPaul

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including White Bird Dance, Oregon Symphony and Portland Open…
COURTESY PHOTO - Barb Wire Dolls plays Dante's, Oct. 12.

Live Music

Portland Tribune - Features
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Oregon Music Hall of Fame, Barb Wire Dolls and…

Oregon royalty crowned at MHCC event

Gresham Outlook - Features
Judges selected Toneata Morgan and Jaycie Forrester as Miss Oregon USA and Miss Oregon Teen USA.

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including 'Pompeii,' cheetahs and Bob Seger

INDOOR SKYDIVING: JUMP FOR JOY

Portland Tribune - Features
Local team competes in trending sport also known as bodyflight; team Prana Vayu will compete in the world championship

Test Drive: 2017 BMW 230i

Portland Tribune - Wheels
An affordable BMW, considering the quality and performance, in a small package

Bread & Brew: Chefs share best bites in 'Portland Cooks'

Portland Tribune - Features
The book, by Danielle Centoni, offers 80 recipes from our favorite places to eat in Portland

Diana Abu-Jaber serves up a tasty memoir in Milwaukie

Clackamas Review - Features
Ledding Cultural Forum will host Abu-Jaber at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St.

Book Report: Time travel around the world

Portland Tribune - Features
Screenwriter Mike Rich's first book is a novel for young adults, 'Skavenger's Hunt,' and it follows a 12-year-old boy back to 1885
COURTESY: JOAN MARCUS - TONY KUSHNER

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including gorge hikes, skateboard stars and Oregon Zoo

Lara Logan to tell stories from war's front lines

Portland Tribune - Features
'When I started as a war correspondent, people told me that no one would ever get news from a battlefield from a woman with hair like mine,' Logan…

National Geographic talent comes to town

Portland Tribune - Features
Storytelling series to start at Newmark Theatre on Oct. 2 with NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who spent much time aboard the International Space Station.

Striking a chord

Lake Oswego Review - News
Best friends and now bandmates, Lake Oswego High School seniors turn their passion for music into Sound Pharmacy

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including 'Thrill the World,' Kite Festival and Jackpot party

Local Portlander looks for love on MTV show

Portland Tribune - Features
Lents neighborhood native and David Douglas graduate Joe Torgerson goes to New Orleans for 'Are You the One?'

Show love with Cascade Locks Strong

Portland Tribune - Features
Gift cards for beer, food, lodging help businesses recover from the impact of the Eagle Creek Fire

Nordia House hosts exhibit on history of Nordic skiing in…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Skis are believed to predate the wheel, but their recreational use is more recent.

Test Drive: 2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Mazda's fun-to-drive compact continue to impress, even though there are newer competitors on the market

Shop, eat, drink in NoPo, raise funds for Eagle Creek Fire

Portland Tribune - Features
Visit North Mississippi Avenue to help fire relief efforts for Friends of the Columbia Gorge on Monday

Harness your inner ninja in the trees

Portland Tribune - Features
Skamania Lodge's new aerial course offers thrills in the Columbia Gorge, and our writer Jennifer Anderson gives it a try
COURTESY: KATE SZROM - 'Fun Home,' a play based on Alison Bechdel's memoir about growing up, opens Portland Center Stage's 30th season, Sept. 22-Oct. 22.

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Fun Home,' Jim Norton, 'Age of Heroes' and Sunday…

Wendy Wilson: Still holding on

Gresham Outlook - Features
Famed musician and mom Wendy Wilson finds harmony while living in Camas, Washington.

Clackamas County Arts Alliance opening doors to positive…

Clackamas Review - Features
Youth Arts for Change aims to use the arts as a catalyst to open doors for youth, promoting positive change, and forging constructive connections

Holding on

Portland Tribune - Features
Wendy Wilson, daughter of a Beach Boy and singer with Wilson Phillips, finds harmony living in Camas, Washington

Book Report: Resiliency, survival at heart of Denfeld's…

Portland Tribune - Features
Portland writer also wins national award for social justice work; North Portland resident talks about 'The Child Finder'

Love Bites sweetens Sherwood

Portland Tribune - Features
Carnie Wilson, friend start dessert business plan for big growth; they envision 600 stories nationwide, but will 'keep it close to home for now'

'Happy Daze' comes to Clackamas Community College gallery…

Clackamas Review - News
West Linn-based artist Josh Gross captures the story of one joyful day in 2017

Test Drive: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Toyota builds a mid-size pickup for the serious off-road crowd, but offers premium touches, too

Over 400 cars to cuise in to historic downtown Oregon City

Clackamas Review - News
Eighth-annual car show hosted by Downtown Oregon City Association returns Saturday, Sept. 16

Local author's 20-year dream becomes reality with film…

Portland Tribune - Features
'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' film adaptation of book by local author Kent Nerburn explores heart of Native America.

Are we already halfway to St. Paddy's Day?

Gresham Outlook - Features
Edgefield marks progress toward March holiday with Saturday celebration in Troutdale.

FLYING HIGH

Portland Tribune - Features
Imaginative staging turns Cirque du Soleil's circus upside-down; 'Kurios - The Cabinet of Curiosities' stages shows through Oct. 8

Cully, other projects in works as Parks Foundation…

Portland Tribune - Features
Another $150,000 needed to develop Northeast community park by early October; donors, corporations and sports franchises are eyes for help

Purr-fect catalyst for art: Catmapper documents…

Portland Tribune - Features
Despite allergy, photographer finds his 'mews' in city's neighborhood felines and grows a following on social media.

Test Drive: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Redesigned for 2017, the Kia Optima Hybrid offers higher mileage and better performance than last year's version

Test Drive: Ford C-Max Energi

Portland Tribune - Wheels
The compact wagon is a well deigned and equipped plug-in hybrid that's fun to drive

Lake Oswego Reads picks post-apocalyptic novel for…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Popular citywide reading program will grapple with 'the search for meaning and the will to hope'

Live Music

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - Pigs on the Wing, the famed Pink Floyd tribute act, returns to Portland to play at Revolution Hall, Sept. 9.
The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Mac Demarco, Michael Franti and Spearhead and…

Book Report: Local author's book is out of this…

Portland Tribune - Features
Valerie Geary wraps family theme in a paranormal mystery, 'Everything We Lost,' which follows her first book, 'Crooked River'

Test Drive: 2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH-AWD A-Spec

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Acura improves its compact TLX sedan for 2018 and offers the A-Spec for enthusiasts

Art in the Pearl: Field of Dreams in the North Park…

Portland Tribune - Features
130 artists will have their work on display at the 21st annual art celebration and competition this weekend.

Timberline Mountain Music Festival features roots…

Sandy Post - Features
The Timberline Mountain Music Festival will run from 12:30 p.m. to sunset, Monday, Sept. 4, rain or shine, and will feature string, folk, bluegrass…

Rose Quarter gets a bigger Bite of Oregon

Portland Tribune - Features
Four-day event wipes off dust, moves away from the waterfront; patrons can taste great food from food cart operations and restaurants

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Mahrajan,' TBA 17 and 'An Octoroon'

Life on four wheels: Robert Marrella's passion…

Portland Tribune - Features
75 year old met the love of his life roller skating at Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink.

Books to make your mouth water

Portland Tribune - Features
Two releases tell backstories of local distillers, star chef: they are 'Hello! My Name is Tasty' and 'High-Proof PDX'

Test Drive: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Limited

Portland Tribune - Wheels
The South Korean automaker's first all-electric car is priced less than most rivals and still has enough range for everyday driving

New job is a bed of roses for east coast transplant

Portland Tribune - Features
Rachel Burlington is ready to bloom as the curator for the International Rose Test Garden, just in time for centennial celebration this Saturday.

Miss Rodeo Oregon 2018 crowned at Canby Rodeo

Molalla Pioneer - News
The pageant came to a close Saturday night when an Oregon City contestant came away with the Miss Rodeo Oregon title.

Bread & Brew: No passport needed - All-star chefs…

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY: SAMMI WONG - The Korean Food Festival will celebrate the trendy food culture and perhaps gain some national attention from the Korean American Coalition of Oregon convention held in Portland.
The festival is set for Sept. 10, shortly after the Korean American Coalition of America convention in Portland

Short List

Portland Tribune - Features
Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Festa Italiana, Oregon State Fair and Hawthorne…

For music lovers, two fests are better than one

Portland Tribune - Features
Iggy Pop, Beck to star at combined Project Pabst, MusicFest NW concerts at Waterfront Park, Aug. 26-27

NORA THE POLAR BEAR SAYS GOODBYE

Portland Tribune - Features
Beloved animal moving to Utah next month while Oregon Zoo prepares for major upgrade of exhibit.

Doubleclicks zoom to No. 1 on Billboard album chart

Portland Tribune - Features
'Love Problems,' the Doubleclicks' fifth album. It was funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $72,406 from 1,870 people (double the…

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including The Bite of Oregon, Doctors Without Borders and Pickathon

With Nancy Pearl's fiction debut, it's the…

Portland Tribune - Features
Author from Seattle and inspiration for The Librarian Action Figure to talk about novel 'George and Lizzie' on Sept. 6 at Powell's

Livestock and cake: Another day at the Clackamas…

Clackamas Review - News
Five Days of Fun came to a close Saturday, but there was still plenty of activity on the last day of the fair

Level Beer brewery offers true brews

Gresham Outlook - News
Newly-opened brewery off Marine Drive strives for less alcohol in their beers.

Test Drive: 2017 BMW X4 M40i

Portland Tribune - Wheels
BMW competes in the high performance compact crossover market with a more powerful version of the X4 xDrive28i

'Newest old bar in Clackamas County' reopens in…

Clackamas Review - News
505 Tavern renamed Thirsty Duck, gets new look, menu featuring $9 half-pound Tillamook cheeseburger at 505 Main St.

Daughter, dad are on a racing roll

Portland Tribune - Features
The Portland Adult Soap Box Derby is a tradition for Crystal Potter and her father. 20th annual event to take place this Saturday.

Kids at heart: Adults gotta play, documentary shows

Portland Tribune - Features
Filmmaker and Adult Soap Box Derby organizer explores world of grownups who like games from their youth

Designer gets inspiration from strong women

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
Lake Oswegan Joan Robbins has launched a clothing line for mature women. You can view the fashions at Fade to Light, Portland Fashion Institute's…

Bread & Brew: Paella Sundays and Puerto Rican fare

Portland Tribune - Features
Pop-up events at shuttered restaurant offer mix of food, fun, including tableside cooking by Jose Chesa

Bronze by design in downtown Gresham

Gresham Outlook - News
Cascade Locks sculptor Heather Soderberg's work enhancing the downtown Gresham area.

Portland's Bipartisan Cafe: A vision of small-town…

Portland Tribune - News
The cafe founded by Peter Emerson seeks the ideal of civil political discourse in a time of partisan rancor.

Rock 'n' roll icon will twist Lincoln City

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - Rock 'n' roll legend Chubby Checker, 75, brings 'The Twist' to Chinook Winds Resort and Casino, Aug. 24-25. Checker still loves to dance and sing, saying 'it's one thing I've been able to master.'
Chubby Checker heads to Chinook Winds, Aug. 24-25; he says 'I can't count that high' to a question of how times he has performed in Oregon

WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT

Portland Tribune - Features
Six ways to keep your summer cool on the Willamette River, including barges, sailboats, vintage boats, jetboats, electric boats and, of course,…

Bits & Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - SE Wine Collective is celebrating five years.
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including SE Wine Collective, Bigfoot festival and Voices

Test Drive: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Good looks, a roomy interior and decent performance combine to make the new compact crossover a serious contender

'How much is this worth?'

Portland Tribune - Features
Famous PBS program 'Antiques Roadshow' will stop in Portland to tape show, appraise items. Show hasn't been in city since 2004.

IN PHOTOS: Dinosaur Jr. headlines Pickathon 2017

Gresham Outlook - News
The popular and nationally renowned music festival brings tens of thousands of fans and dozens of bands to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley

'Pollinator' stamps create a buzz

Portland Tribune - Features
Michael Durham's bee photo chosen for 'Forever' series; the Portland freelance photographer enjoys taking pictures of wildlife

Bits and Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY IMAGE - Oregon Children's Theatre is collaborating with other companies on a Judy Moody play.
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including Judy Moody, Stephen King, Princess Diana and Terry Currier

Steve Earle to revisit outlaw roots at Revolution…

Portland Tribune - Features
Earle is touring in support of his latest album, 'So You Wanna Be an Outlaw,' which he sees as a stylistic return to where he started as a brash,…

The Batmobile and me

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As you might expect, my largest fan base is kids. You can see their faces light up when they see the Batmobile

Beer brewers, drinkers embrace Oregon City

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY PHOTO - Bent Shovel Brewing was part of the early craft beer revolution in Oregon City. Now there are seven, each complementing one another with their own styles and vibe.
With seven breweries in two years, craft beer hot spot is born in the city just south of Portland

The high art of kite flying

Gresham Outlook - Features
Gresham retiree Hugh Hall spends 100s of hours building kites with 120-foot tail.

Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 4Motion

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Volkswagen may be late to the three-row crossover party, but it 2018 Atlas is well worth considering.

Board invests 'sweat equity' into fundraiser

Portland Tribune - Features
Judi Swift and Madi Deotsch say what motivates them is seeing 'tangible' results from Soulful Giving Foundation fundraising

Bits and Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including 'Drive-In Movie Spectacular,' AFPA World Football Championships and 'Game of…

Misty hillsides, atrocities, rock 'n roll and…

Portland Tribune - Features
Legendary, whimsical British songwriter/rocker Robyn Hitchcock and Patterson Hood of politically charged Athens, Ga., rock band Drive-By Truckers…

THE 19TH PICKATHON: Creating a unicorn

Gresham Outlook - Features
Art, wellness complement eclectic lineup, sounds at Happy Valley's Pendarvis Farm.

EVERYDAY LIVES UNDER THE LENS

Portland Tribune - Features
The new Portland Art Museum exhibit features photos that show African-Americans in ordinary settings - something rare from the 19th century and…

Bits and Pieces

Portland Tribune - Features
COURTESY: JEFF HAYES - Artists Repertory Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season.
Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including Smokey Bear, RACC, Artists Rep and OMHOF

Rising Phoenix, new community theater group based…

Clackamas Review - Features
Susan Scovil is taking a leap into the unknown by starting Rising Phoenix Theater, a group based in Milwaukie

Irving Berlin's Melody Lingers On at Clackamas…

Clackamas Review - Features
Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents show 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 4-27

Test Drive: 2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

Portland Tribune - Wheels
The 2017 Countryman is a family-oriented small crossover that stands out in a crowded field

Gresham rocks!

Gresham Outlook - News
Locals with brushes, positive outlooks spread painted rocks across East Multnomah County.

Artists reduce and reuse to create art

Gresham Outlook - News
Recycled materials take center stage at art show at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale.

Can't take the heat? Get out of the kitchen!

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
Too hot to cook? Try these salads. If they need any preparation involving heat it can be done on the barbecue grill.

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