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Review: Justin Timberlake swooned Portland with the 20/20 Experience Thursday night

Almost 20,000 Portlanders gathered at the Moda Center for Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Thursday night, including someone who was not as excited as she should have been: me. I was a little underprepared and hadn’t heard any of his new stuff. Nor did I have very high expectations from him …

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Wknd Calendar: You can find psychedelic Christmas music, shooting turkeys and food donations this weekend

At the Hult Center this weekend, check out gingerbread men flying and flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires and much more. Cirque Dreams: Holidaze is a unique merge of Christmas theme characters with Cirque du Soleil acrobatic spectacles. Director Neil Goldberg, along with the show’s songwriters, created an …

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SportsWomen's Soccer

Oregon soccer’s Kelsey Foo and Lilly Archer find a creative escape

For Kelsey Foo and Lilly Archer life is often eat, sleep and breathe soccer. From practice to weightlifting and games, both Foo and Archer sometimes find time to sneak away from the turf to pursue another passion: art. “I have always been artsy. Being able to be creative in my …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

Fifteen movies you probably didn’t know were filmed in Oregon

There is a special kind of excitement you feel when you see a familiar place on the big screen. A little slice of reality in the cinematic world we sometimes go to escape. Whether it’s the mystical qualities of nature, the eerie fog that rolls in, or the never-ending trees …

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Club SportsSports

Undefeated season is the goal as Oregon men’s club soccer begins new year

As with everything that happens in Eugene, rain began to fall during one of the Oregon men’s club soccer double day practices the week before school began. “It’s really no big deal at all,” assistant coach Luke Connolly said as water dripped from his soaked jacket. “Rain is no problem …

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Arts & CultureFilm & TV

‘If I Stay’ is not the movie of the summer

**This post contains spoilers** If I Stay not only gave my screenwriting career hope, but also my dad’s–the king of one liners. Other than last night in the theater, I cannot remember the last time I physically cringed during a movie. What was supposed to be a sentimental movie with …

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Arts & CultureCover Story

Real Oregonians go camping, so here’s a list of the best places to pitch a tent in the Beaver State

It’s finally that time of the year. You know, when the sun is out for more than two or three days at a time and it’s not exceedingly cold at night. Sure, it’s not going to be consistently warm until mid-July and there’s always a chance of rain — you’re …

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Arts & CultureEvents

Roller derby, ‘Buffy’ parody, Bicycle Film Festival and more coming up this weekend

In Eugene This Saturday night, WOW Hall will host four artists who will be performing in this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which takes place June 19-22 in South Park, Colo.  Sonic Bloom caters to lovers of electronic music and the Colorado mountains. Artists lined up to perform are on the …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Sorority legacies bring mothers and daughters closer

As generations pass, many women spend their college years immersed in the Greek Life experience. Often, those generations are mothers who have daughters who have grown up listening to them tell the enchanting stories of their college years spent with sisters. “Growing up, (my mom) always talked about her sorority …

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Arts & Culture

Wknd Calendar: March 7, 2014

On Friday, the electronic band EOTO will play at the McDonald Theatre. EOTO is composed of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, two members of the 1990s progressive bluegrass/psychedelic rock group the String Cheese Incident. In 2006, Travis and Hann jumped on the electronic bandwagon without abandoning their musical roots. For …

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News

Lane County on winter weather watch

A Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service in Portland around 5 a.m. this morning warns that Eugene is expected to receive between 4 and 8 inches of snowfall before before 4 a.m. Friday morning. The warning predicts that snowfall, though light in parts of Eugene this morning, is …

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Arts & Culture

Events in Eugene and Portland this weekend

In Eugene On-Campus Jan. 12, Chamber Music: The London Haydn Quartet with special guest Eric Hoeprich is coming to Beall Concert Hall, giving students the opportunity to de-stress and hear Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart; Beall Concert Hall(961 E. 18th Ave.), tickets range from $17-$39, 3 p.m. Off-Campus Jan. 10, Chance …

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Football

Oregon walk-on and scout team star Brian Teague struggled to stay driven in his five-year career

Brian Teague had finals to study for, but he first had to finish weight lifting. Teague was preparing for his fifth and final season as a walk-on tight end for the Oregon football team and he had a chance to earn a scholarship for the first time in his career. During …

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Arts & CultureFoodMusic

Places in Eugene and Portland to celebrate the apocalypse

Whether you’re one of that 10 percent and want to celebrate your last day on Earth or you just want an excuse to dance, here is a list of events in Eugene and Portland to keep you partying like it’s 1999.

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Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers ignite Rose Garden in Portland Wednesday

It’s hard to believe that a couple of punks from the streets of Los Angeles appearing on stage with nothing but tube socks placed over their privates have reached a major milestone: turning 50. For 29 years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have gone through just about everything that would …

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News

Top 5: News stories from around Oregon

School bus driver hero Newport school bus driver Jim McIntyre saved the life of student passenger, Nekko Deutsch, from choking on a plastic ice cube during a ride back home, reported KGW. McIntyre gave Deutsch the Heimlich maneuver twice before spitting out the object. Because Deutch was a practical joker …

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AdventureSpecial Sections

Fine dining with the parents in Portland

When it comes to dining with your parents, the least they could do is treat you to a place that doesn’t have paper napkins. Check out these nice restaurants that you’ll both love: Brasserie Montmartre — Because French food just tends to leave an impression. The interior stuns with checkerboard floors, …

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Check out these three nightclubs to try to catch a glimpse of Real World: Portland

When Portlanders heard that the Real World was taking over our town, we all wondered, aren’t we a little too classy to house these people? Won’t our microbreweries and hipster bars bore ex-Hooters girls and V-neck-donning dudes? Turns out, there are still a few places in Portland (particularly the Chinatown area) that …

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AdventureSpecial Sections

Explore Portland neighborhoods like a local

Pearl — While the slumdog hipster may reside on the Eastside, this is where its smarter, more glamorous twin belongs. Stay at Ace Hotel, work at [email protected]@http://www.wk.com/work/from/[email protected]@, furnish your exposed-brick apartment with Jonathan Adler, watch that movie no one’s ever heard of at Living Room Theaters and end your weekend at ’80s Video …

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AdventureSpecial Sections

What to do with just 36 hours in Portland

You’ve finally committed to seeing Eugene’s bigger, weirder brother to the north: Portland. Let me lay down the reason that Portland is so famous for its food, microbreweries and strangeness. It rains about 70 percent of the year in Portland — so most of the time is spent indoors in …

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News

Top 5: Stories from Oregon for Oct. 20 and 21

Missing girl’s body found, suspect arrested Gresham resident, Jonathan Holt, 24, was arrested on Friday for the murder of Whitney Heichel, reported The Oregonian. Holt was transferred to the Clackamas County Jail on Sunday, after officials believed the murder happened in Clackamas County. He is being held without bail and …

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Top 5: News from around Oregon on Oct. 19

University of Phoenix announces closure of Oregon locations University of Phoenix will close three campuses in Oregon, including in Salem, Tigard and Portland, due to low student enrollment, reports the Statesman Journal. The school’s parent company, Apollo Group Inc., announced closure of 115 of the university’s smaller locations, which will …

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Top 5: News stories from around Oregon for Oct. 10

Sex offender sentenced Adam Brown, who was arrested on charges for assaulting a boy at a Portland Wendy’s restaurant, was sentenced to 33 years in prison, reported KGW. Brown was already a paroled sex-offender before the July incident, having been charged with 43 counts. Two arrests in Salem for illegal …

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Blog: The xx rocked Portland's Roseland Theater Sunday night

They’re young, they’re British and they have a signature sound that is equal parts sexy and ominous. They are the xx. The three-piece troupe from London, England, graced the stage of the Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore., this past Sunday. The xx have been touring the major cities in the …

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Top 5: Stories on Sept. 24 from around Oregon

Man reported missing, local Albertsons beef recall, drug tests in Oregon schools, Portland basketball coach arrested, Kitzhaber’s prison spending.

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Arts & CultureFood

University alumna opens new restaurant in Portland

Johanna Ware’s Smallwares serving up an inauthentic twist on on Asian food.

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University student starts Chief Repertoire Apparel, hopes to gain recognition

Business student Jordan Carter started his own clothing company based on the idea, “Be humble, live like a chief.”

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University students featured on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

The longest-running syndicated game show, Wheel of Fortune, made its Oregon debut last week after filming four weeks worth of shows at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The filming included several Oregon-themed shows including “College Week,” which featured three University students.

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University students featured on 'Wheel of Fortune'

The longest-running syndicated game show, Wheel of Fortune, made its Oregon debut last week after filming four weeks worth of shows at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The filming included several Oregon-themed shows including “College Week,” which featured three University students.

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