Archive | May, 2008

Caves, Portland, Oregon

May 31: Caves, Long Blondes, Sharpening Markers | Doug Fir

Caves at Doug Fir tonight people. From the Mercury: “kids in Caves are at the forefront of a bombastic—and stylish—local rock scene.” From the Mayor of Belmont Manager of North Portland Parks and Recreation: “a lesson in smash-nose dirt-kick partying" Caves on Myspace

Yacht, live video from the Music In Portland Public Schools Benefit concert May 30th

Jona and Claire, aka, Yacht played an amazingly energetic set in front of 1500 screaming high school kids at a benefit for Music In Portland Public Schools on May 30th 2008 at the Crystal Ballroom. Here's the video I shot… Yacht live at The Crystal Ballroom May 30 2008 from Dave Allen on Vimeo. From […]

Jen Lane, Barfly Holiday Party, Rialto OTB Betting Parlor, 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

May 30: Voodoo Donut Parade with Barfly, Last Regiment, Rose City Rollers

A message from Jen Lane of Barfly Fame: Voodoo Doughnut's having a baby! They're opening up a new shop tomorrow night, Friday, May 30th, just in time for their fifth anniversary, and they're having a real, live parade to celebrate. The parade starts at 7pm sharp, but it is suggested you arrive at Voodoo I […]

Rampage Arcade Game Screenshot

May 29: Unlimited Play at Ground Kontrol for $5

The day has FINALLY arrived! I have been looking forward to this for a couple weeks now. The last time I was at Ground Kontrol, I blew more than $5 in twenty minutes on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Rampage. Look out this time Shredder and cities of the world, I got five on it […]

Ninkasi Brewing, Eugene, Oregon

May 31: Ninkasi Brewing & Pop Tomorrow | Green Dragon Brewpub | Free

Ninkasi Brewing and Pop Tomorrow Present a live concert and music video release party by local Indie band The Grokkers and a meet-the-brewer event all in one. Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi will be bringing a ton of special Ninkasi beers made exclusively for this show. So dont miss out on a rare opportunity to drink […]

Avalon, SE Belmont, Portland, Oregon, 97214

May 29: Lawn of the Limp, Portland's Hot Little Hands dance troupe

Lawn of the Limp Out of the depths of imagination comes Lawn of the Limp, a new whimsical offering from Portland's own Hot Little Hands dance troupe. Birthed from the fantastic storyboards of collaborators David Stein and Suniti Dernovsek, behold as the chimera of daydreams and gentle nightmares leap and writhe to the elaborate soundscape […]

Shayla Hason Rock Camp For Girls

June 6: Nemo Design presents Shayla Hason's 'Hope Is A Muscle'

Nemo Design presents Shayla Hason's Hope is a Muscle: Photos from the Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls exhibit opening on Friday, June 06, 2008. The show will run through Tuesday, July 01, 2008 at Nemo Design: 1875 SE Belmont Street in Portland, OR. "It has been a great honor to watch the camp grow, […]

May 30: Dive Bar Prom Night | North 45

From Josh at North 45: We're opening up the invitation to the public for our Prom Crawl 2008. The concept: Dress up in prom gear and visit dive bars. The motto: “Hitting Every Dirty Hole in Town”. All participants are to meet at North 45 at 6pm in their finest high school prom attire. At […]

Two free workshops presented by the City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services

Monday, June 2, 2008 12-1 p.m. Building Code Basics Get information from code experts on basic building code requirements and obvious things to look for if you suspect work was done without permits. Here's more information. Friday, June 6, 2008 12-1 p.m. Planning & Zoning 101 Get information about Portland's Zoning Code, find out what […]


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This play smells like musk: A review of The Labyrinth of Desire

posted by diana bayless The Miracle Theatre Group (525 SE Stark) is now in the middle of its run of an intimate-set play called The Labyrinth of Desire. The theatre is more known for its Spanish spoken plays, but Caridad Svich adapted a Lope de Vega play into an English-language script, and Devon Allen directs […]

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Portland's "Free-Internet" Provider, MetroFi, Bites The Dust

Well, A service that barely worked anyway appears to be out the door. Here is the email I just received from them: Dear MetroFi User, It is with regret that we notify you of our intentions to discontinue offering the MetroFi FREE and MetroFi Premium services in Portland. We are in the process of negotiating […]

May 22: Open Screening of Local Filmmakers | Portland Art Museum | Free

From Laurel Demarco at the Northwest Film Center: Howdy Folks over at PDX Pipeline, For the sake of our courageous local filmmakers willing to throw their work up on the big screen, I wanted to spread the word about our Open night on Thursday May 22nd at 7pm. It is an opportunity not just for […]

The Libros, Portland, Oregon

May 21: Saucy Yoda & The Libros & 2$ Beers! | Berbati's

From Atom 13: Yes 2$ beers and your favorite champion mc's The Libros and Saucy Yoda. BRING THAT ASS TO OUR AWESOME SHOW! 5$'s at the doorski. Berbati's Pan, 10 sw third . Listen to the Libros at their Myspace page

Devil's Point Fashion Show, Portland, Oregon

May 21: Strip Clubs + Green Living = Love | Devil's Point

Do you love the environment? Would you like to go to a strip club, but wish there wasn't all that stripping? Or, do you you like the strip clubs, but wish they could add a bit more…clothes…and green fashion? Well, then you are in luck tonight. A message from Mirage: TONIGHT some of PDX's hottest […]

Mount Tabor Legacy Tricycle racing

May 20: Trike Racing at Mount Tabor Legacy | Twister & Badminton

It is time once again for tricycle racing at Mount Tabor. Badminton appears to be on the menu this week, but the topless/bottomless racing might be a thing of the past. This information is from last weeks results via the myspace page… Well week seven is in the books, and I'll be damned if Tim […]

May 21: Attend a Free Lecture on the Blues at the Library!

Local bluesman Steve Cheseborough plays and talks blues with equal mastery. In this class, Steve will present a live performance, lecture, old recordings, readings and discussion. The focus is on the 1900s-1930s, when the music developed and emerged from sharecroppers' shacks and country jukes to become the dominant sound of the world's popular music. Made […]

May 18: Free Craft Session at the Library!

Learn how to make button pendants at the library! Bring your favorite buttons and we'll show you how to wire them into cute pendants, using ordinary plastic canvas as an invisible base. Please bring: Buttons! Bring at least 20-30 because you'll want to make several pendants. Bring a combination of shank buttons and sew-through buttons […]

May Days from Performance Works NW

Performance Works NorthWest News May 18 2008 Carol Triffle's new play The Dinner opens May 22 Nora Hajos | Theatre * The Ship | Dances Under the St. John Bridge May 24 An Evening of Music & Film @ studioHouse May 25 Journal of Short Film Vol.11 “PDX” release date 5/20 + NW Tracking screening […]

POW Festival, Portland, Oregon

Portland Women's Film Festival Kick-off Party | Ace Hotel

From POW Festival: Stop in on the POW Fest Kick-Off Party @ Ace Hotel w/ Oracle The party will be held at The Cleaners in the Ace Hotel. Enjoy a free drink from New Deal Vodka, nibble on snacks, and enjoy beats from Portland's own Oracle. Then continue on and get your Friday on! The […]

Worksound PDX

May 16: Oregon College of Arts and Crafts Thesis Exhibition | Worksound

From Worksound PDX: Opening reception Friday, May 16th from 4-7 pm. Oregon College of Arts and Crafts BFA and Certificate Program students create an original body of work, reflecting their personal and conceptual ideas, and finely tuned craftsmanship. The exhibition open daily from noon to 5pm. Worksound/PDX, at 820 SE Alder Portland, OR 97214

May 17: What's Hot In Comics?!

Keep up with the comics industry as local retailers and teen comics fans share their favorites. Panelists include the owners of Guapo Comics, Bridge City Comics, Cosmic Monkey Comics and Floating World Comics Saturday, May 17th at 3 p.m. In US Bank Room at the Central Library Made possible by the National Endowment for the […]

Mount Tabor Trike racing, portland, oregon

May 13: Topless Tricycle Racing | Mount Tabor

I met Alan at the Bonfire Lounge a couple weeks ago and he told me about his Trike Racing events at Mount Tabor Legacy (formerly Sabalas). He did mention some past topless action, but they are not normally (specifically, always?) topless (or bottomless) from what I understood. However, looking over last week's results on Myspace, […]

Eatcho - Jason Graham

May 16 – 24: Milepost 5 ART Bonanza | 30 Rooms – 30 Artists

From Chris Haberman: Akin to the New Modern Zoo, this collective week long show incorporates music, film, art and installation within two buildings. Pretty awesome….30 plus artists included in 30 plus rooms, a temporary complex of mini-galleries with different shows in each one! Its also totally FREE and a defining group of artists from all […]

MusicFestNW Sonicbids

MusicFestNW hooks up with Sonicbids, charges Portland bands to apply to play

Portland bands have to pay a third party, Sonicbids, to apply for a slot at this year's MusicFestNW [this may have been the case last year too.] You'd think after the debacle with the CMJ conference where folks paid Sonicbids to enter the lottery and apparently no one from CMJ bothered to listen to the […]

May 9: Homonym, Atom 13, Pete Moss | Beulahland | No Cover

From Homynyn: 3M Presents, Sloppy Seconds: May Day Edition It's spring time and 3M is here to shake off the dew and let spring reign Birds be singin, flowers be bloomin A lot of brand new cars be zoomin Fly girls lookin the best they can be And the guys be dukey dukey Dan you […]

swing dance

May 10: Free Swing Dancing Lessons at the Central Library!

It's all the rage – you know you want to learn! Learn the basic steps of swing with instructor Joan Ormsby. Comfortable clothing and leather-soled shoes suggested. Hosted in the third floor Collins Gallery at the Central Library Saturday, May 10th, 2-4 p.m. Made possible by The Library Foundation.

May 9-11: Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

From PSU Film Committee: Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993 Francois Girard) FORMAT:  35mm Film RUNTIME:  98 mins WHEN: Ã‚ Ãƒâ€š Ãƒâ€š  May 9 & 10 at 7 and 9:30pm May 11 @ 3pm WHERE: Ã‚ Ãƒâ€š  5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU ADMISSION: Ã‚  Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other […]

Maple Bacon Voodoo Doughnut (365:167)

Voodoo Donut’s bacon maple bar pic is so hot right now

Hey, it’s me – C-Block from TriMetiquette – the TriMet riding etiquette blog. When I’m not writing about Portland public transportation news and the like, I’m surfing the internets (it really is a series of tubes). Looks like I beat Julian AKA Ambassador Jules AKA Ich bin ein Pipeliner to the punch today: an image […]

Horsefeathers video

Horsefeathers perform live at Portia and Slim Moon's BBQ from Dave Allen on Vimeo. I spent Sunday afternoon out in Washington state, near Battle Ground actually. Portia from Kill Rock Stars and her husband Slim held a BBQ at their house and invited many people who had at least a tenuous connection to the indie […]

Screening of Portland International Doc Challenge Short Films

Mark your calendars! This Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 7 p.m., film lovers will gather at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy) to watch the premiere of eight short-format documentaries created by Portland filmmakers as part of this year's International Documentary Challenge. Two of these Portland entries were of the 14 films that were chosen […]

Spring Scrabble Tournament on Sun. May 18th at Ringler's Pub

Please join Oregon Literacy for our fun Spring Scrabble Tournament! We have a great new venue and spaces are starting to fill up. Here are the details: What: Oregon Literacy's Spring Scrabble Tournament! Why: To have fun while promoting awareness and raising valuable funds for Oregon Literacy. Where: Ringler's Pub (downstairs at The Crystal Ballroom […]

Various at Branx, Portland, Oregon

May 3: Various Dubstep and Dancehall at Branx

From Monkeytek dj: Various- dubstep inna dancehall style! Come gather round for Portland's premier Dubstep party featuring top ranking selectors E3, Struggle, Monkeytek, Ryan Organ and hosted by Seattle's Deejay Collage on the mic. Sound courtesy of the mighty H.A.S. Systems. Branx 320 se 2nd avenue Portland OR 97214 (between Pine and Oak ) $5 […]

posted by diana bayless

PORTLAND PREMIERE of Encounters at the End of the World — MAY 2

Help kick off the Werner Herzog Film Series by getting out to the NW Film Center to watch the Portland premiere of Encounters at the End of the World Friday, May 2 at 7pm in the Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Avenue). General admission is $7. This newest film from Herr Herzog will be a […]