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Monthly Archives: August 2008

What To Where

In Maslow‘s hierarchy of needs, shelter is, if not job one (there is breathing, water, and excretion, after all), somewhere in the second tier of importance. What if the garment you wear is all the shelter you have, protection from the elements, home? What to Where, a participatory workshop Saturday, August 16 from 2-5 PM […]

Pump Up The

What we know: Jeff Jahn (critic/curator/PORTer) has put together a group show, Volume , that Jahn says is a, “a survey of how Portland’s art scene addresses, redirects, abuses and redefines space… as the city itself undergoes a transformation.” Intriguing. The artists include Sean Healy, Nathan Shapiro, Joe Thurston, Salvatore Reda, Laura Fritz, Stephen Funk, […]

Richard Foreman Mini-Festival Times Six

10 days, a chunk of text from the online notebooks of avant-garde writer/director Richard Foreman, and 15 teams of Portland performers, dancers, actors, musicians, writers, and filmmakers are the ingredients of the Sixth Annual Richard Foreman Mini-Festival, a benefit for Performanceworks Northwest (4625 SE 67th). The teams have a little over a week to take […]


It came to our attention recently at an estate sale, among the cut crystal candy dishes and cake plates, that we are not as outfitted for entertaining as we might be (although we do have one unused punchbowl). And after reading a book on the Russell Wrights from end-to-end, we’re feeling inspired to better hostessing […]

It’s First Thursday, What Are You Lookin’ At?

Gertrud and Otto Natzler at Museum of Contemporary Craft It’s easy. We won’t have to stray far tonight to hit the high points of Portland’s First Thursday, when, as you know, the galleries stay open late with their August shows. Three spots in the DeSoto Building top our list for the night/month. First up, we […]