Old Town History: “Illumination #1″ (4-7, 12-14, 19-21 December 2014)

Illumination #1For three weekends in December the 1881 Mariner’s Building (209 NW 3rd) will be the location, and canvas, for Illuminations #1, a site-specific work by artist Rose Bond.

[E]ducator and animator Rose Bond, will use the windows of the historic building as screens for still and moving images that evoke specific gestures, story fragments, and names to explore the identities of the Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, Roma, and other residents of Old Town and Chinatown.

Opening night is First Thursday, December 4, 2014. The project will be displayed from 6 PM to 8 PM on December 4-7, 12-14, and 19-21. The project is part of the “Illuminations Series” of the Old Town History Project, a community-based history, art and culture organization devoted to the preservation and revitalization of Portland’s oldest surviving historic district. Visit the Restore Oregon website for more details.

Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors (7 December 2014)

Holiday Cheer

The 47th Annual Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors, takes place Sunday, December 7, 2014. This celebration of Oregon writers is a popular holiday tradition. Authors will be on hand displaying, autographing, and of course selling their latest works.

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Oregon History 101: Immigration and Ethnicity (1 December 2014)

History 101: Immigration and Ethnicity

Oregon History 101: “Looks Like a Good Beginning”: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Exclusion in Oregon, 1850-1910. will be presented by Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave) on 1 December 2014 at 7 PM.

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Clear Creek Distillery Open House (22 November 2014)

Clear Creek Distillery (2389 NW Wilson), a Portland artisan spirits pioneer, is hosting an Open House on Saturday, 22 November 2014.

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Science Pub Portland: Shaping Light with Folded Surfaces (18 November 2014)

OMSI

Science Pub Portland presents Shaping Light with Folded Surfaces tonight at the Empirical Theater at OMSI (1945 SE Water Ave.).

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