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Portland Puts Bikes on Display

Portland Puts Bikes on Display

Portland has a long and storied love affair with the people-people powered contraption, but never before has it showcased the art and beauty of the bike like it has with the Portland Art Museum's new bike exhibit. Keeping with Portland's traditional weirdness, however, these aren't just any bikes: each one puts a unique spin on the classic concept.

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Denver Due For Portland Performance

Denver Due For Portland Performance

On July 11th Portland's country loving populace will get a taste of Denver – the band, not the city – at the Aloft. Of course, Portland's reputation as the hipster capital of the world will probably make for an interesting scene as the charmingly south meets the unrelenting Portland culture, but who knows, perhaps a synergy of atmospheres will make something magical happen?

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Portland's Hidden Scene Coming To The Fore

Portland's Hidden Scene Coming To The Fore

Portland is a rich city filled with all sorts of sights and attractions, but not all of the artistic and cultural aspects of the extremely diverse city will have a moment in the limelight. The Regional Arts and Culture Council seeks to remedy this by showcasing some of Portland's less familiar aspects at the Visual Chronicle of Portland.

The Regional Arts and Culture Council wants the hidden parts of Portland to be front and center in this year's Visual Chronicle of Portland.

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Something Queer About Portland's Film Festival, and No We Don't Mean Weird

Something Queer About Portland's Film Festival, and No We Don't Mean Weird

It's time again for the Portland Queer Documentary Film festival, and the famously weird town will be inundated with with a healthy dose of Queer art, culture and best of all cinema. Chief amongst all, however, will be Travis Mathew and James Franco's “Interior. Leather Bar.” and Buck Angel's “Mr. Angel.

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Portland Peacefully Protests Water Fluoridation

Portland Peacefully Protests Water Fluoridation

In DC it's all about Benghazi or the IRS, but in Portland, Oregon the first thing on the docket is weirdness, of course. A close second, however, would be the raging fluoride debate, which has sparked protests throughout the city. Completely peaceful, but underlining a unique divide in the already culturally diverse city, it's anyone's guess which way the water fluoridation debate will blow.

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Second Annual Feast Portland Coming In September

Second Annual Feast Portland Coming In September

Already amongst the most popular events in Portland, the second annual Bon Appétit Presents: Feast Portland is coming to town and with it a host of major stars both local and international. Alongside this great collection of entertainers and musicians comes a host of events to make September's big meal one heck of a day to remember.

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Portland's Space Gallery Hosts Portland Chamber Music Festival

Portland's Space Gallery Hosts Portland Chamber Music Festival

>With a charmingly relaxed environment, the Space Gallery in Portland has made it easy to let loose and enjoy a cocktail to the sweet sound of classical music. Featuring songs from composers Zorn and Reich, with deliciously sophisticated pieces to accompany some seriously satisfying cocktails, the Gallery has gone above and beyond.

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University of Portland sells Dalai Lama Event Tickets

University of Portland sells Dalai Lama Event Tickets

Appearing for an event called The Dalai Lama Environmental Summit in Portland, Oregon, the University of Portland will begin to sell tickets on May 9th for the Dalai Lama's “Universal Responsibility and the Inner Environment: the Nature of Mind” public address. Appearing along with the Dalai Lama will be local religious leaders from various world faiths, including the Archdiocese of Portland.

Tickets go on sale today for the Dalai Lama’s visit to Portland on May 9-11. Tickets are $25 for each event.

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Education Initiative Announced in Portland

Education Initiative Announced in Portland

In a time fraught with austerity and the tightening of belts, Portland is once more going against the grain, this time by introducing a major revitalization initiative for Portland's public schools, with aspects targeting students all the way from kindergarten to college readiness and beyond. The project's eventual goal is to raise $2 to $5 million for the assistance of Portland's high school graduates to make it to college.

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Comic Con Portland Leaves Sufficiently Weird Memories

Comic Con Portland Leaves Sufficiently Weird Memories

Comic Con's the world over are notorious for being a little on the odd side, but combined with Portland's traditional weirdness, the weekend's festivities – up to an including a bagpipe solo from Darth Vadar on a unicycle – left attendees with fond and sufficiently weird memories to burn an inescapable hole in their hearts for years to come.

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Portland Proposes Clean Power from Pipes

Portland Proposes Clean Power from Pipes

In a move that screams “perpetual energy” – and not in a good way – Portland's Lucid Energy Inc. has proposed a new form of turbine to be placed within the city's water system to provide energy to sell back to the grid. It's easy to wonder how much energy they expect to harvest, since they must use energy to pump the water, but the proposal is quite serious and has precedent in Riverside California. If Successful, the program will provide a welcome boost to the city's energy supply for minimal costs.

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Portland's Sick Day Battle Drags On

Portland's Sick Day Battle Drags On

The politics regarding Portland's fight for a family inclusive sick day option has exposed a nasty face for local businesses opposed to the institution of the legislation. Reminiscent of the most scathing parodies of the political face of big business, residents in the city are being forced to buckle down for an even longer fight to share the right to take a sick day off in the same way as residents of almost 145 other countries around the globe.

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Portland Students Make Art in Wake of Newton

Portland Students Make Art in Wake of Newton

There are few if any whom the tragedy in Newton, Connecticut did not reach, and middle school students in Portland, Oregon are no exception. Coming together in an effort to heal the incurable wounds inflicted that day, they have set about creating an outlet in art for their pent up emotions and as a means of reaching out in solidarity with their fellow students.

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Electric Car Enthusiast Praises Portland Power

Electric Car Enthusiast Praises Portland Power

With Savings of nearly $1,500 a month and an environmentally friendly means of transportation to boot, the Portland area's public charging stations may be well worth the praise Dennis Harkema has given as it transforms the otherwise unfeasible vehicle into a cost cutting, tree-hugging dream come true.

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Victims of Superstom Sandy Find New Home

Victims of Superstom Sandy Find New Home

Far and away from the roiling Atlantic, Portland has become the new home for two golden retrievers, refugees from the ravages of Superstorm Sandy. The two dogs, forcibly abandoned when their owner was rescued from flood-waters, are healthy and well, but looking for a new home well away from the east coast.

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Portland Firefighter to Receive $50,000 amidst Controversy

Portland Firefighter to Receive $50,000 amidst Controversy

The waters surrounding the affair are murky, but what is clear is that the City of Portland is maneuvering to pay – or avoid paying – the former firefighter Tom Hurley a sum of nearly $50,000 as part of compensation for issues arising from the firefighters employment status from April of 2007 to December of 2010. The City has been hesitant to pay, citing his service term as insufficient to qualify for benefits.

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Microsoft and Apple Make Portland a Battleground

Microsoft and Apple Make Portland a Battleground

The tech giants Apple and Microsoft have chosen Portland, Oregon as their next field of battle, drawing up their battle lines with retail outlets literally inches apart. Speculation runs rampant as to which store will prevail, but many view Apple as the favorite to win in such a direct-to-user format in what is familiar territory for the Apple store.

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Portland Puppy Reunited with Adopted Parents

Portland Puppy Reunited with Adopted Parents

After having their puppy stolen, the Belzer family thought they would never see their adopted puppy again. However, the thief returned the puppy himself and this Portland family was able to have their "Best Christmas ever," according to Lauren Belzer.

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Minimum Wage Hike in Oregon Helps a Happy New Year

Minimum Wage Hike in Oregon Helps a Happy New Year

Come January 1st, 2013, residents making minimum wage in Portland (and the rest of Oregon) are going to get a little boost to their income, which should help ease those struggling to make it. While $26 a month might not sound like much money, it's enough to get a few more meals on tables and that's a tremendous thing.

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Delectable Concoctions at Portland Restaurant

Delectable Concoctions at Portland Restaurant

Just reading through this write-up about a Portland restaurant called Lincoln is making my mouth water. So much so that It's now on my list of restaurants I must eat at the next time I'm going through the Pacific Northwest (more often than you might think) and I'm definitely going to order a plate of this scrumptious-looking fettuccine.

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