The owner of the Portland Beavers, Merritt Paulson, is withdrawing his proposal to build a ballpark in the city's Lents neighborhood following community protests.
Paulson, the son of former us Treasury secretary Henry Paulson, had planned to have a new major league soccer team play in PGE Park in the next three years and move the Triple A Beavers baseball team to a new stadium in the Lents neighborhood in Southeast Portland. Hundreds of local residents opposed to the stadium turned out at a meeting on Thursday night.
Viva Voce perform live on Drinking From Puddles !!
Viva Voce play live on Drinking From Puddles !!
Wednesday, June 24th - 8pm-11pm
"At this spring's SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, Viva Voce frontman Kevin Robinson surveyed the dense crowd before him with a smirk on his face. "Are y'all blogging this (show)?" he asked, noting the army of texters staring into their devices as the band took a break between songs. "It's like you're guests in my kitchen and I'm the chef: I just want you to eat the food!" This old-school passion for the music, and nothing but, touches every aspect of the fourth full-length album from the husband-and-wife team of Robinson and singer/guitarist Anita Robinson.
Portland Actors Ensemble is one of the oldest Shakespeare in the Parks groups in the country. For 40 years, they've offered free Shakespeare every summer and have trained countless young actors in performing the bard's plays. Hear more about it on Stage and Studio. Also check out the interview with Casting Director Lana Veenker. She's cast hundreds of Portland actors in the current cable show "Leverage" and the Harrison Ford movie "The Crowley Project." She's supporting Senate Bill 621 which would make more tax incentives for film and TV producers. Hear how it could make Oregon millions of dollars.
Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, June 24th, 2009.
The Beaverton Athiest Meet-up is tonight, Wednesday, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, at the Moonstruck Chocolate Café at the Beaverton Town Square. Meet local atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, scientific naturalists and other friends of reason for conversation and friendship! We often meet on Portland's West side but welcome people from anywhere. Meetings are informal and social. Conversation is spirited and polite.
A group of progressive Portland capitalists sit down with Abe to discuss ups and downs of simultaneously doing business and doing honor to the values of sustainability and local sourcing. Joining Abe in studio is Leather Storrs, chef and owner of Noble Rot; and Noah Cable, Aaron Harmon, and Danielle Koppel, owners of Sol Pops, makers of outrageously flavored local and organic popsicles.
This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 23 2009
The Socialist Party of Oregon hosts a Public Forum tonight Tue June 23 from 8:30pm –10pm at the Red&Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Ave. Speakers, free, informal. Meets every fourth Tuesday. For more info call Walt Brown at 503-636-4150
International Workers of the World show radical movies every last Tuesday in the main hall of Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy Street, Portland, from 7 to 10 p.m.. Cheap entertainment. Food and friends.