The 23 Sandy Gallery has announced its “Best of Show” and “Purchase Prize” awards from EcoEditions, the gallery’s international juried exhibition of contemporary artist books.
Cara List of the University of Oregon juried the show, which drew artists from around the world to comment on the state of the environment, ecology, sustainability, pollution, climate, recycling and the planet in general.
Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has been working with neighborhood and business associations over the past year to improve traffic flow on West and East Burnside streets.
After three group meetings and one public open house in 2013, the Eastside working group arrived at a consensus to pursue conversion of East Burnside’s inside westbound travel lane to a center turn lane, because safety gains for all … More
Resilient is the word for the Irvington Bridge Club, which formed in 1905 as a ladies’ auxiliary to the then-newly organized Irvington Tennis Club.
It held teas and luncheons and raised funds to promote youth activities at the tennis club. Besides cards, the club program might include folk dancing and book reviews. Membership was restricted to 100, and a waiting list formed.… More
Along Northeast Sandy Boulevard between 17th and 34th avenues, pockets of renovation and renewal are showing signs of economic rejuvenation. Tod Breslau, broker with Premier Property Group, started several years ago with See See Coffee at Northeast 17th and Sandy by brokering and arranging the sale of the property and transforming it from an old office building to the first combination coffee house/motorcycle boutique, catering … More
The therapists at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa, who deliver pain relief and healing of body, mind and soul throughout the year, are offering ideas for surviving the holidays, as explained by assistant director Jenn Tasnim-Savage.
PLAN AHEAD: This will help you streamline your efforts and feel less harried. Every year, I make a calendar that outlines my commitments plus those of
A Bubbly Spectacular Get your holiday sparkle on at Bar Vivant and Pix
Owner Cheryl Wakerhauser has amassed the largest collection of champagne in the country, with more than 250 bottles. A Bubbly Spectacular will feature samples from sixty bottles of champagne and sparkling wine from around the globe, along with fresh oysters from local restaurateurs, Eat and Parish.
Triangle productions! will have more than the play “American Fiesta” to attract patrons in November and December. A dinner with playwright Steven Tomlinson is planned November 30 and a sale of a supporter’s Fiestaware is expected, too.
Fiestaware is the boldly colorful dinnerware introduced in 1936 by the Homer Laughlin Co. The mixing and matching of colors was considered a new approach for an informal table setting. “…it’s … More
The sun — constant, predictable and endlessly renewable. It’s energy is 100 percent clean, widely available and the best part — it’s free. Those are the qualities that excite Randy Feldhaus and his three partners at Synchro Solar, 1330 S.E. 8th Ave.
“We totally geek out about it all the time,” Feldhaus said.
Synchro Solar, a Portland-based company, specializes in the … More
Creston pursuing third Hollywood project – with parking!
Creston Homes, which is in the process of building two 47-unit buildings in Hollywood, has plans for a third – and this one would have (gasp!) on-site parking!
Spokesperson Dave Mullens told the Star that the company is negotiating to purchase a parcel of land, currently used as a parking lot, north of the Bank … More
In the space between the culinary shores of restaurant dining and food cart eating lies The Ocean—a group of micro-restaurants located at the corner of Northeast 24th Avenue and Glisan Street.
“You’d have to be living under a rock in this town, not to notice the exposure to food carts,” Ocean developer Kevin Cavenaugh explains. “(But) there are elements of that reality that aren’t wonderful,” he … More
Capstone Partners is pursuing a proposed four-story residential building on East Burnside Street at 26th Avenue, according to Steve Russell of the Kerns Neighborhood Association. The property was last used as a branch of Wells Fargo Bank, and has been vacant for several years. Another developer pursued a similar proposal, but it fell through in the recession.
The Sunshine Dairy at 801 N.E. 21st Ave. is seeking a pair of street vacations to facilitate its truck loading. As consultant Peter Fry told the Kerns Neighborhood Associationlast month, the company wants to totally vacate Northeast Pacific Street between 20th and 21st avenues, (the company owns buildings on either side of the street) and partially vacate 21st for one block to the north. … More
By Careen Stoll
For the Hollywood Star News,
Two emerging artists who share a painting studio near Burnside Street will open their door to the public during the annual Portland Open Studios tour taking place October 9, 10, 16 and 17. Shawn Demarest and Anna Magruder agree that sharing a studio with each other has been a wonderful experience. … More
By James Bash For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010
With the rampant growth of art galleries on the east side of Portland during the last decade, it was only a matter of time before a number of them coalesced to sponsor an informal gallery guide. Called First Friday, the guide calls attention to galleries and venues that are open every first Friday evening of the month from 6 p.m. … More
By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010
National Night Out (this year August 3) is the time of year when people are encouraged to hold events and gatherings after dark in parks and other public places. The idea is that if enough of us Good Guys are there doing Good Things, the Bad Guys won’t use them to commit crimes, and people in general will feel safe … More
By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010
A consultant team has completed, and the Portland Development Commission has accepted, the Burnside Bridgehead Framework Plan, a set of principles that should be followed in the development of the four-acre site on the east end of the Burnside Bridge. PDC has a Memorandum of Understanding with Brad Malsin’s Beam Construction that gives them first opportunity to develop at least … More