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See why scores of painters descend on the lavender fields during the summer. Meet Plate & Pitchfork, a company that turns locally sourced fare into delectable dishes. Enjoy Original Practice Shakespeare Festival and their traditions of no rehearsals and alternating scripts. And see how Portland Summer Ensembles give students the opportunity to fully immerse into the world of chamber music.

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Plate & Pitchfork Turns Dishes Into Edible Canvases

Plate & Pitchfork takes presenting food to another level.

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Portland Summer Ensembles

Portland Summer Ensembles give students the opportunity to play, study, and perform.

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Painting With A Side Of Aromatherapy In Oregon's Lavender Fields

Every summer, scores of painters descend on the lavender fields of Oregon, creating work, and getting a little aromatherapy as well!

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival

Portland’s Original Practice Shakespeare Festival keeps tradition alive around the city.

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Program Funding Provided By:

The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Endowed Fund for Excellence

Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Fund for Lifelong Learning


Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird

Additional Support Provided By:
The Jackson Foundation
Lee and Marcia Stevenson