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Exquisite Gorge II: It’s a Wrap!

Maryhill Museum of Art finishes its sweeping Columbia Gorge fiber-arts project with a grand party on the museum grounds.

Judith Arcana: This is Jane

Stage and Studio: Dmae Lo Roberts has a timely pro-choice conversation with Portland writer Judith Arcana, a veteran of the pre-Roe v. Wade fight for abortion rights.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 4

K.B. Dixon’s series of portraits continues with the Oregon Symphony’s Scott Showalter, Renegade Opera’s Madeline Ross, theater leader Michael Mendelson, poet Genevieve DeGuzman, and roots music legend Lloyd Jones.

In Beaverton, a Little Night Music

… and as a bright and shiny Saturday fades into evening, food and art and crafts and celebrations of the many cultures of Washington County, too.

Exquisite Gorge II: Of baskets and botany

Columbia Gorge fiber artist Chloë Hight leads a biological exploration of the river system and the plants that thrive there, giving art and life.

Downtown Portland: Michelangelo v. dinosaurs

“Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: the Exhibition” is currently on view in 28 cities around the globe, including Portland. What’s the draw and rationale?

DramaWatch: Will Vinton’s stage ‘Kiss’

The late Claymation master’s musical-theater adaptation of “The Frog Prince” debuts at Lakewood, Twilight opens the Portland premiere of an E.M. Lewis play, “Hadestown” hits Puddletown.

A journey into Hanford, then and now

A trip into the toxic center of the Northwest’s nuclear legacy, and to the museum that tells part of its story, reveals still-potent fissures over power, safety, and rights.

Joe Kye: Music, Community & Tiger Tiger

Stage & Studio: Musician Kye talks (and plays, and sings) in Dmae Lo Roberts’ podcast. Kids, anti-AAPI violence, his new band Joe Kye & The Givers, and a big bash in the park are on his mind.

Greg Hamilton’s passion for the offbeat

From old movie trailers to car culture to “educational” reels to documentaries by the great Les Blank, if it’s 16 mm and offbeat, the Portland film curator is on it – and putting on a show.

Art on the Road: Following Maya Lin

At the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers, the artist’s seven “Story Circles” tell a tale of past and present culture from ground level.

Hidden treasure in downtown Portland

The Special Collections Room at Central Library is a place for serious research amid a trove of rarities, from 13th century Bibles to early-edition copies of Beatrix Potter’s children’s tales.