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Things to do in Portland March 27-29, 2015

  • Friday 3/27, The Portland Thunder vs L.A. KISS, Moda Center.
  • Now through Sunday March 29: Oaks Park Spring Break. Buy one ride bracelet and get a second of equal or lesser value for free. Noon-5 p.m. daily.
  • Now through May 6, "Mazes" at OMSI. Get lost, and get your hands on some brain-bending science — in the new Mazes feature exhibition.
  • Sat & Sun, March 28-29, 3rd Annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, 11am to 9pm, Saraveza Bottleshop & Pasty Tavern. They are closing off sections of the street on N. Michigan for booths & beers.
  • Sat, March 28- The 13th Vampire's Masquerade Ball, Melody Ballroom, "a night of gothic elegance and decadence" that eschews all stereotypes of costume or character, relishing instead in the wholehearted dedication to the purity of period and the lavishly macabre.
  • Sat, March 28-Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver-7pm, Moda Center.
  • Sat, March 28-Portland Winterhawks vs. Seattle, 6PM, Memorial Coliseum.
  • Sun, March 29- Portland Winterhawks vs. Seattle, 5pm, Moda Center.
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Pauly Shore...More than just The Weeze

Pauly Shore hits Portland. See him Thursday April 2nd in The Bossanova Ballroom.
Dave Scott had the catch to catch up with Pauly. Enjoy the conversation here
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Things to do in the Portland Area Friday March 13-Sunday March 15

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area (and beyond):
  • Thurs-Sun March 12-15: 8th Annual POW Fest: Portland Women's Film Festival, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
  • Fri- March 13: Pat Travers at the Tonic!
  • Fri & Sat March 13&14: Foreigner at Chinook Winds-SOLD OUT!
  • Fri-March 13: Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit-7pm Moda Center
  • Fri-Sun, March 13-15: Music Millennium's 46th Anniversary Celebration featuring "Terry's Tent Sale" 10am-8pm. March 15th, free cake at 3pm!
  • Fri-Sun March 13-15-Sip McMinville Wine & Food Classic-Evergreen Space Museum.
  • Sat, March 14: Portland Winterhawks vs. Prince George- Memorial Coliseum 7pm
  • Sat, March 14: Stumptown LepreCon 2015" presented by Stumptown Events. It is a St. Paddy's Day, costume themed event raising money for the Portland Police Sunshine Division. It starts with free admission to the tent at Kells Irish Pub and includes 9 other venues, Dj'd music and other fun activities.
  • Sat, March 14: St. Patrick's Day 5k MUD RUN – The Dirty Leprechaun @ Lee Farms | 21+ Obstacles, Music, Bonfires, Showers, Drinks
  • Sat, March 14: St. Patrick's Day Weekend Festival and Parade St. Agatha Catholic School, Authentic Food, Corned Beef Sandwiches, etc
  • Sat, March 14: FREE Family Days @ Washington County Museum Activities for the Whole Family
  • Sun March 15, Portland Winterhawks vs. Spokane, Memorial Coliseum, 5pm
  • Sun, March 15: The 37th Shamrock Run . The 6th consecutive year the race has completely sold out. Last 500 spots open up Monday, March 9, at 9 a.m. Organizers expect 35,000 people to take the streets in downtown Portland.
  • Sun, March 15: Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto (in Toronto)
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Things to do this weekend-A handy list!

  • March 6: Portland Winterhawks vs. Seattle 7pm-Moda Center
  • March 6: Camas First Friday Art Walk
  • March 6-7: The 2015 National Money Show at the Oregon Convention Center. See rare coins and paper money and learn about collecting from vendors. $6 on Friday, and Admission is free on Saturday.
  • March 7: Portland Winterhawks vs. Tri-Cities 7pm- Moda Center. It's the H&R Block Dash for Cash on the ice!
  • March 7-8: Portland Saturday Market is all set up and waiting for you!
  • March 7-8: Cannon Beach Yoga Festival. All weekend in Cannon Beach, workshops for any level of experience.
  • March 7: 4 - 10 p.m. TOAST 2015 at the Leftbank Annex in Southeast Portland. The 5th annual artisan spirits tasting event, More than 40 distillers and producers will get together to sample handcrafted products, including whiskey, liqueurs, aquavit, brandy and more.
  • March 7: Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota (in Minnesota)
  • March 7: Sip, Savor and UnWined @ Astoria's Liberty Theater:|Wine Competition for the Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival, 40 Oregon Wine Makers, 140+ Bottles
  • March 7-8: America's Largest Antiques and Collectibles Spring 2015 Show @ Portland Expo 1,000 Booths, Vintage Treasures & More!
  • March 8: Daylight Savings Time Begins!!! Spring forward!
  • March 11: Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston-7:30pm Moda Center
  • March 13: Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit-7pm Moda Center
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Gloria Interviews Def Leppard's Joe Elliot!

Take a listen to Gloria's interview with Joe Elliot this morning!
   
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Tom Jones

Hot off his great performance on the Grammys, Tom Jones and I  talk about touring
with the Who,  missing out on "The Long and Winding Road" and more.
Plus there is an exclusive live performance waiting at the end of our conversation

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Holiday things to do!!

Here's another handy list of things to do in the area.  Holiday style!  These don't have links, just a list and I suggest you do a search if you want more information!  Cheers!~Iris

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area:
  • Fri, Dec 12 at Noon through  Dec 14, Holiday Express at  Oaks Amusement Park Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad. Trains depart 6-10 times daily between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  • Sat, Dec 13-23, The Miracle of a Million Lights Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house. 1441 N McClellan Street Portland, Family friendly, Festival, Food & Drink,
  • Thurs, Dec 11-Jan 18th. 9am to 5pm Portland Children's MuseumThe Wizard of Oz: The Museum With A Yellow Brick Road.  Great Wizard of Oz themed exhibits and interactive displays for kids.
  • Sat, Dec 13,  5:45 to 9:30pm.  Roller Derby, Rose City: Roller Season Opener, Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
  • Sat, Dec 13-14,  11:00am to 6:00pm.  Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Sale, Oregon Convention Center. Portland's semiannual craft fair returns with 250 artists and crafters selling amazing handmade items including art, accessories, clothing, jewelry, body care, home goods, paper goods + prints, terrariums, sweets, distilled spirits, plush, kids' stuff ... and more!  Free goodie bags to the first 150 shoppers each day, free craft activities presented by Collage.
  • Sat, December 13 Noon- 6pm, New Deal Distillery Season’s Eatings Holiday Market and Food Drive 900 S.E. Salmon St., Portland.  It’s the annual Season’s Eatings Holiday Market featuring craft cocktails, craft spirit sales, local artisans sampling and selling gourmet culinary treats and cocktail mixers. Admission to the event is a required food or cash donation to Oregon Food Bank.
  • Now through Dec 28,  Winter Wonderland at the Portland Raceway, 5-10pm. Portland International Raceway.  A sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway. Enjoy the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest right from the comfort of your own car.
  • Thursday, Dec 11- Jan 4, ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo.  5-8pm.  Each year, the Oregon Zoo and its animals celebrate the holiday by covering the Zoo in thousands of brilliant lights in amazing, animal-themed displays.
  • Now through-Dec 26, Ugly Sweaters in Downtown Stumptown,  Thursdays in Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Some of downtown’s most iconic sculptures will don their holiday finery for the season. A team of local fiber artists will give the statues so-ugly-they’re-cute wardrobe changes on Thursdays through Christmas. Wear your ugly sweaters downtown and take selfies with these yarn-bombed statues. Be sure to tag pictures with #UglySweaterPDX.
  • Now through-Sun Dec 21, The 60th Portland Christmas Ships Parade 
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Holiday things to do!!

Here's another handy list of things to do in the area.  Holiday style!  These don't have links, just a list and I suggest you do a search if you want more information!  Cheers!~Iris

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area:
  • Fri, Dec 12 at Noon through  Dec 14, Holiday Express at  Oaks Amusement Park Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad. Trains depart 6-10 times daily between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  • Sat, Dec 13-23, The Miracle of a Million Lights Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house. 1441 N McClellan Street Portland, Family friendly, Festival, Food & Drink,
  • Thurs, Dec 11-Jan 18th. 9am to 5pm Portland Children's MuseumThe Wizard of Oz: The Museum With A Yellow Brick Road.  Great Wizard of Oz themed exhibits and interactive displays for kids.
  • Sat, Dec 13,  5:45 to 9:30pm.  Roller Derby, Rose City: Roller Season Opener, Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
  • Sat, Dec 13-14,  11:00am to 6:00pm.  Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Sale, Oregon Convention Center. Portland's semiannual craft fair returns with 250 artists and crafters selling amazing handmade items including art, accessories, clothing, jewelry, body care, home goods, paper goods + prints, terrariums, sweets, distilled spirits, plush, kids' stuff ... and more!  Free goodie bags to the first 150 shoppers each day, free craft activities presented by Collage.
  • Sat, December 13 Noon- 6pm, New Deal Distillery Season’s Eatings Holiday Market and Food Drive 900 S.E. Salmon St., Portland.  It’s the annual Season’s Eatings Holiday Market featuring craft cocktails, craft spirit sales, local artisans sampling and selling gourmet culinary treats and cocktail mixers. Admission to the event is a required food or cash donation to Oregon Food Bank.
  • Now through Dec 28,  Winter Wonderland at the Portland Raceway, 5-10pm. Portland International Raceway.  A sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway. Enjoy the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest right from the comfort of your own car.
  • Thursday, Dec 11- Jan 4, ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo.  5-8pm.  Each year, the Oregon Zoo and its animals celebrate the holiday by covering the Zoo in thousands of brilliant lights in amazing, animal-themed displays.
  • Now through-Dec 26, Ugly Sweaters in Downtown Stumptown,  Thursdays in Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Some of downtown’s most iconic sculptures will don their holiday finery for the season. A team of local fiber artists will give the statues so-ugly-they’re-cute wardrobe changes on Thursdays through Christmas. Wear your ugly sweaters downtown and take selfies with these yarn-bombed statues. Be sure to tag pictures with #UglySweaterPDX.
  • Now through-Sun Dec 21, The 60th Portland Christmas Ships Parade 
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Brian Adams

30 years ago Brian Adams released the biggest album of his career.  Suddenly this kid from Canada was topping the charts and playing in front of the massive crowd at "Live Aid".  I had the chance to pick his brain
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Iris talks to the creator of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Paul O'neill

Many of us rock fans say that a band’s music, or a song, had the ability to change our lives.  The lyrics, the melody, the feeling somehow connected with our soul and changed us from that point.  That’s how music is for me.  It’s not just a song, it’s that connection with my soul.  So, when I say Trans-Siberian Orchestra changed my life, I’m not kidding.  After several years having difficulty getting into the Christmas spirit, because of losing family members, or illness, TSO brought it the Christmas spirit all back to me.  For that I’m forever grateful to Paul O’neill, the creator and mastermind behind T.S.O.  I had the pleasure to speak to Paul earlier this Fall, and we talked about the new show “The Christmas Attic,” the band’s trip to Germany and doing a New Year’s show for 2 million people, the new recording studio, and how much he values his road crew and Al Pitrelli, the musical director for T.S.O.  I love them all.  Click here, and I hope you enjoy the interview.  ~Iris
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