Portland chef volunteers to feed the needy

The global pandemic has had a huge impact on the service industry in Oregon, especially in Portland, a city known for its lively food scene. In April, a survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association found 81% of Oregon restaurant workers have been laid off or furloughed as a result of the pandemic.

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Living statues in Portland push a satirical response to Trump administration actions

As controversial monuments and statues are coming down across the U.S., in Portland, a new set of statues went up, if only for a few hours. The project used actors covered head-to-toe in gold paint to depict recent Trump Administration actions in a satirical light. It’s called the Trump Statue Initiative and was conceived by director and activist Bryan Buckley.


Beyonce’s visual ode, ‘Black Is King,’ arrives

Beyoncé‘s highly anticipated new project, “Black Is King” has arrived on Disney+. Deemed “a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience” in a press release, “Black Is King” includes a cast of notable and familiar faces, such Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z, and moves across the world — New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London and Belgium — to capture the performances of actors and dancers as they appear in varied tableaus.

Portland’s baseball dreamer

A one-day, open tryout helped a Portland respiratory therapist live out baseball dreams on a diamond in Mexico.

Portland’s performing arts return in live parking lot show

Portland artists joined together recently for Pavement, a socially distanced evening of pop-up performances in a public parking lot. Audience members watched from their cars while some of the city’s best singers, dancers and spoken word artists performed.