Arts & Culture

Bougatsa is a custard-based Greek pastry, and one of the many treats prepared for visitors during the Portland Greek Festival. Photo courtesy of avlxyz through Creative Commons, via Wikimedia Commons.

Portland Greek Festival to cap off summer with delectable fare

The beautiful island of Kefalonia lies off the Greek mainland, a green and white jewel set in the waters of…
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Zachary Gough (seated left of center), from Portland State's Art and Social Practice program, joins a gathering of artists, arts professionals, nonprofit leaders and the public for TBA's Art and Social Change: All-Day Symposium roundtable. Photo by William Elder

PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival draws Portland communities together

Theaters, pop-up art galleries and public spaces suddenly became the staging grounds for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based…
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Anna Magruder, at her studio located at the Portland Storage Building in Southeast Portland. Magruder is one of 26 artists set to display at Glyph Cafe's Entitled exhibition. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Entitled art show to ask: What’s in a name?

Twenty-six Portland artists will be exhibiting and selling 52 visual art pieces for Entitled, a group art show hosted at…
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Anita Mwiruki modeling wedding fashion for Kimmi Designs at the post preview cocktail party located at the Aloft Hotel. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Portland Fashion Week focuses sustainability, reuse

Portland gets a bad rap for rainy weather and socks with sandals. But Portland Fashion Week, a week long celebration…
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Thrift stores are a great resource for the simple, vintage solutions prescribed by a thrift store buyer, Amelia Kent. Photo courtesy of Steven Depolo through Creative Commons

Interview with a thrift store buyer: Fall fashion

It hardly feels like it at the moment, but fall is quickly approaching and that means editing your wardrobe. Start…
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Artist Asherah Cinnamon works on her nearly-completed SukkahPDX art installment. Photo by Adam Grace

SukkahPDX offers community, hospitality and sustainable twists on Jewish traditions

Sukkot, one of the most joyous holidays in the Jewish calendar, will take shape as SukkahPDX, an architectural design event…
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These students and other guests at the school enjoyed a couple of intense games of Jenga throughout the social. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

PSU cultural centers host summer social

Laughter and conversation filled Portland State’s Multicultural Center as students and faculty members mingled, playing games like Jenga and Apples…
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It's always a beautiful day for getting impaled by an eight foot samurai sword in Dark Souls 2. © FromSoft

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King review

FromSoftware’s second entry into The Lost Crowns DLC trilogy for Dark Souls II went live Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The…
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The rooftop networking party drew a wide variety of attendees—from search engine marketing industry veterans to relative newbies. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Rooftop party for online marketing connects businesses, students, faculty

The warm summer air of old town Portland’s skyline was abuzz with music and conversation. Online marketing professionals and amateurs…
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Pickathon festival goers take in Valerie June at the Starlight Stage. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Pickathon 2014 focuses on sustainability, diverse music selection

The Pickathon Music Festival, a celebration of music and sustainability, ran Aug. 1–3. The festival was hosted at Pendarvis Farm…
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These nasty undead knights are one of the enemies that you will encounter throughout Crown of the Sunken King. ©FromSoft

Prepare to buy Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King

July 22 saw the release of Crown of the Sunken King, the first DLC episode for FromSoftware’s Dark Souls II.…
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