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Barry Caplan: The staying power of values

Born in Portland 77 years ago, Barry Caplan has been an attorney in his hometown for the past 53 years. Though the Jewish community and legal profession have changed dramatically in that time, he says that the core values of the legal firm where he has spent the past half century have remained constant. In…

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Biz Ins & Outs June 2018

  Ahavath Achim sells Barbur building On April 13, Congregation Ahavath Achim sold its synagogue on Barbur Boulevard to TriMet. Tri-Met has leased the synagogue back to the congregation to use until the congregation’s new synagogue in Hillsdale is completed. The area is slated for development of Westside Light Rail, including a transit stop for…

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Summer reading, had me a blast

PHOTO: This summer, grab a beach towel and an armful of books and head for the beach, the pool, your backyard or … Compiled by Deborah Moon Every summer I catch up on stacks of books that I haven’t found the time to read. Somehow more hours of daylight always translates into longer hours of…

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Life imitates art

Photo: Emily Eisele and Blake Stone at the first rehearsal of “I and You.” Photo by Jeff Hayes Artists Repertory Theatre’s final show of the season, “I and You,” has a synchronicity between the play’s two characters and the actors who portray them. “I and You” tells a funny, tender and surprising story of two young…

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A Father’s Day first

PHOTO COLLAGE: Combining three photos, Debbi Bodie, center, finally has a family picture with her parents, Eugene “Buddy” Beckett and Judy Sherman. The thought of Father’s Day this year makes Debbi Bodie giddy. “This will be my first Father’s Day I will know who my father is,” says Debbi with a wide grin. Though her…

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Oregon summers beckon us outside

PHOTO: Lior Ben-Hur and Sol Tevel will perform on the MJCC lawn in June. When the sun arrives after months of rain and gray skies, Oregonians can’t wait to head outdoors. Wineries and golf resorts abound for adults seeking some fresh air. In addition to plenty of wonderful places to experience nature, several venues offer…

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Seven family staycation ideas near Portland

Photo: The Fried children enjoy a beach outing. Family travel is great but can be costly, exhausting and challenging to find the time between everyone’s schedules for a full-blown trip. Luckily, staycations can make staying put just as fun as exploring a new destination. There is so much to do in and around Portland. Here…

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“This Land is Ashland . . .”

PHOTO: Open to the sky, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre seats 1,200 people. Featured in the photo is the 2012 set and ensemble in Henry V. Henry V is back at the festival this year through Oct. 27. This year the play will be in the smaller Thomas Theatre, which seats a…

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