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Photos: ‘Lords of Portland’ Portugal. The Man rock sold-out homecoming performance at the Edgefield

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Vance Joy plays musician and storyteller at sold-out Edgefield show

Vance Joy graced his Australian pop and locks to a packed house at the Edgefield Amphitheater Tuesday evening. Truth be told, it wouldn’t have worked anywhere else. Free from vaulted ceilings and cramped seating, the open lawns were filled with signs of summer – shorts, tees and freshly unfurled blankets. …

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Photos: 2018 Festival of Balloons raises wonder to Oregon skies

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Oregon beats Portland 5-2 in season-opener

In the opening match of its 2018 season, the Oregon women’s tennis team flew past the Portland Pilots in Eugene, as Oregon beat the Pilots 5-2. Amid the first match nerves, the Ducks doubles pairs took care of business with two victories, sweeping the Pilots, and leaving the third doubles …

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Review: ‘I, Tonya’ and the latest take on a classic Oregon story

For those who don’t want it, and sometimes even for those who do, fame can destroy careers and make life after those careers unbearable for people. Add a criminal investigation into the mix, and the chances of that scenario occurring skyrocket. The new film “I, Tonya” forces viewers to examine …

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Emerald Recommends: Project Pabst 2017

Musicfest NW presents Project Pabst is taking over the Tom McCall Waterfront in Portland this weekend from Aug. 26 to 27. With a robust lineup, plenty of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a warm weather forecast, the festival is sure to be the a great late summer event. Check out the Emerald’s …

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Rapper Vince Staples continues to squash critics and tackle important social issues on current tour

For Long Beach, California, rapper Vince Staples, being a popular musician isn’t always as glamorous as it might appear. “I didn’t grow up wanting to be a rapper,” Staples said in a phone interview with the Emerald. “I’m not going to lie and say that I did. But I definitely …

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Angel Olsen’s humor and heart shine at the Crystal Ballroom

This article was written by Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank In high school, North Carolina-based musician Angel Olsen was a cheerleader. Then she realized she wanted to be in a rock band, like Gwen Stefani. “And so this is what I’m doing right now, like Gwen Stefani. That wasn’t a joke. …

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Sallie Ford: Exploring how to be alone with ‘Soul Sick,’ life without the Sound Outside

The ‘60s-inspired Portland-based band Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside formed in 2007 and reached prominence in 2011 when they performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2013 the group broke up, but Sallie Ford has not dropped out of the music scene; instead she has sought to …

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The Shivas: From the living room to the Moon Base

The Shivas set up their gear in the practice space referred to as The Moon Base. Their playful banter ranges from Dirty Dancing references and jokes about the blow-up doll by the ceiling and its deflated male companion, to speculations on where missing equipment has ended up. Large Christmas lights …

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Video: SoMo Live in Portland, Nov. 23, 2016

R&B and singer/songwriter SoMo recently visited Portland on his “Less Stress More Love” tour. The Emerald sat down with SoMo to discuss his loyal fan base, his songwriting process, and more. During the concert, it was very apparent that the fans of SoMo had nothing but love for the artist. …

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Tommy Stinson talks Replacements history in Portland, performs in a Eugene living room

The Replacements have a “terrible fucking history” with the city of Portland, according to bassist Tommy Stinson. As for his time in Eugene, well, he doesn’t remember ever visiting the city.  On Dec. 7, 1987, the Minneapolis punk band played a notorious show at Portland’s Pine Street Theater that is …

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Video: Day Trip! – Mount Hood

In the Oregon summer, the mountains of the Cascades await. Forests, alpine meadows, lakes, and waterfalls abound.

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Video: Day Trip! – Portland Nature Break

Need a rest from the concrete jungle? If you’re in Portland, head to Washington park. Here you’ll find trails, botanical gardens, and the Oregon Zoo.

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Video: Day Trip! – Columbia River Gorge

Just outside of Portland lies a vast gorge carved by the Columbia River. In it you’ll find dozens of waterfalls, cliff side views, and trails to explore.

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Video: Check out Eugene’s psych-rock band Snow White

The Emerald sits down with local Eugene band, Snow White, to talk glitter and psych-rock.

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WKND Calendar: Stress Less Week, Yelawolf and puppies

Check out all the events that are happening this weekend in Eugene and Portland!

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WKND Calendar: Smell the tulips, put on some heels or laugh with comedian David Sedaris

Take a visit to stunning views, refreshing smells and delicious tastes – before it’s too late. May 3 is the final day of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, home of a colorful 40-acres of tulips. Gabrielle Mueller, University of Oregon student and social media coordinator for Wooden Shoe, explained that although the …

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Here’s every Oregon reference on Sufjan Stevens’ new ‘Carrie & Lowell’

Sufjan Steven’s latest album “Carrie & Lowell” is named after his parents and the endless summers spent in Oregon. The songs hold many references to Oregon and of course a few shout outs to Eugene.

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‘The Hunting Ground’ hits close to home during Portland screening

‘The Hunting Ground’ is a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses in the U.S., and recently UO staff and students were a invited to a screening of the film in Portland.

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Designer spotlight: Austin Gebhard from Check

Check it, the Check clothing line that is. Advertising major Austin Gebhard created Check four years ago, and now his clothing is sold in stores in Portland and online. “I have always been really into action sports and I have always had an obsession with vintage apparel so there’s a …

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Wknd Calendar: Big name comedians, Scottish dinner and comic con

This weekend, your funny bone will have a great time — even though a hit to the funny bone is no laughing matter. In Eugene, Paula Poundstone is paying the Hult Center a visit. Poundstone is known for saying “no two shows I do are the same.” The material she …

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Album Review: 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' is a refreshing development for Belle & Sebastian

For decades, Belle & Sebastian have sustained an effortless quality which carried us through the tunes with ease, despite the more suggestive, telling lyrics that are artfully weaved in with the instrumentation. The band’s first album since 2010’s Write About Love, titled Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance, was released on Jan. 20 by Matador Records. What’s noteworthy: the record was mixed …

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Wknd Calendar: Drag Bingo, Free yoga and Bar tours

It’s the first week back from break and we couldn’t be any happier the weekend has arrived. The drag scene has been receiving more and more support by the community. One local bar supports the drag community by hosting a bingo night. Docs’s Pad is your average downtown restaurant. It offers …

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Portland: Spread holiday cheer by helping in the community

If you’re like me and have already done the family dinner and gift exchange, and don’t have much plans this Christmas, it’s a good opportunity to help out others. After all, not everyone is as fortunate as you to enjoy those things. So take this opportunity to spread the real …

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Review: Spoon crafts a polished live show; Future Islands just makes things weird

Following the massive rain storm of earlier in the day, a crowd flooded into the Crystal Ballroom on what turned out to be a warm and dry winter night to see Spoon in a sold-out show. The 94/7 FM December to Remember show also featured openers Future Islands and A …

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Check out these upcoming concerts: Portland's 94.7 December to Remember 2014

Music lovers, this holiday break will be a good one to spend in Portland. 94.7 KNRK, an alternative music radio station, is hosting their annual concert series aptly titled “December to Remember.” The favored alternative and indie music radio station in Portland prides itself on playing an eclectic mix of …

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Arts & CultureBooks

Book Review: 'Darkmouth Strikes Again' is a precise look into the world of depression

The thinly cardboard-covered, pocket-sized lyric essay collection “Darkmouth Strikes Again” by Jay Ponteri centers its interest on multiple related, yet varying themes in its brief 31 pages. Themes of sorrow, shame, uncertainty, self-loathing, longing and suicide all lie waiting to be experienced in the unassuming, petite book. Due to its being a …

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Wknd Calendar: Ghost hunts, concerts and a roller derby match

We’re on the brink of finals week. The weekend might be filled with studying, but there’s always time for a break or two (maybe three). Check out what’s going on in Eugene and Portland this weekend and get in the holiday spirit with the Eugene Concert Choir. The Eugene Concert Choir …

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Wknd Calendar: Black Friday shopping in Portland, community dinner and ugly sweater runs

Black Friday is large part of our capitalist culture, and like it or not, Thanksgiving could soon become “Grey Thursday.” But that capitalist culture comes with some positives, like the long-standing tradition between the music industry and Black Friday: Record Store Day specials. On Record Store Day, some bands release …

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