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Heart 2 Heart Farms

Living a Waste Not, Want Not life at Heart 2 Heart Farms WORDS Tina Curry | PHOTOGRAPHY Heart2Heart Farms Nestled on a steeply sloping hill, not far from Portland, sits Heart 2 Heart Farms.  Upon arrival you might mistakenly think it is a throwback to the hippie era. First glance produces an array of terraces, cages, […]

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1st Thursday – Colorscapes

Experience the latest art series from Suzanne Vaughan. An abstract oil painter who lives in Portland. She brought from her native New Zealand her love of vibrant colors. Her palette is derived from the iconic landscape, amplified by the intense Southern hemispheric light and dramatic weather patterns. She draws from this in her current series […]

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FashioNXT Portland 2015

My usual place during fashion shows is backstage, attempting to dress a model with one hand and fix someone else’s hair with the other.  This October, I had the incredible opportunity to actually attend a show—and not just any show, but all four glorious nights of FashioNXT. Charlie Hales, the Mayor of Portland even named […]

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PDXFF15 Overview

What is art? That is the question that was posed at the 2015 film festival. Are film makers artists? Can artists be film makers? Instead of a brush filmmakers paint with light, color, and sound. That medium takes us on a journey to the far reaches of the planet or invisible dimensions. The film festival […]

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Glamour and Couture

It was another fantastic night filled with glamour and couture on day three of FashioNXT. Walter Mendez Headliner Walter Mendez had the audience cheering him on while his extensive Spring collection of lace, chiffon, and silk gowns went down the runway. But first, a ballerina gracefully came down the runway in a pale pink cocktail […]

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A China Moment

FashionNXT is back this year with four nights of world class fashion in Portland’s Pearl District. Obvious improvements from last year include a raised runway, extra seating, and dare I say it, better organization. The first night of FashioNXT traditionally shows collections by designers from Shenzhen, China. The night is appropriately called “A China Moment,” […]

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Ugly Sweater PDX

Downtown Portland Gets Dressed for the Holidays: 
 Ugly Sweaters and Yarn Bomb Arts Campaign Knit Together Winter Promotion Last Thursday, city and business leaders donned festive holiday sweaters and came together to kick off the holiday shopping season and unveil this year’s holiday campaign — a whimsical “ugly sweater” theme that includes dressing up downtown […]

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