Daily Archives: October 30, 2017

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Ari Shapiro considers all things

Journalist and singer brings understanding home to Portland Ari Shapiro has traveled the world as a journalist with NPR and a guest singer with Pink Martini. Now he wants to share the world he’s experienced with the city where he grew up – Portland. “Between songs I talk about places I’ve been, people I’ve met…

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Biz Ins and Outs

Best nonprofit to work for: BB Camp B’nai B’rith Camp was awarded the Best Nonprofit (medium-sized organization) to work for in Oregon. The award was presented by Oregon Business as part of its 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon. BB Camp employees and volunteers participated in a survey project this past spring through…

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Ezra Weiss and all that jazz

Either way you say it – Music Man or Man, Music! – Ezra Weiss loves jazz. His enthusiasm is contagious, his involvement is impressive. Portland can thank Ezra’s Oberlin College buddy, Zack Hickman, for suggesting that they move to Portland after graduation in 2001. Besides rave album reviews and airtime, he teaches at Portland State…

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You won’t miss meat at Aviv

When the popular Gonzo Falafel and Hummus food cart closed, customers missed its shawarma fries. Israeli-born chef Tal Caspi used to operate Gonzo outside of a brewery, but as so often happens in the food-cart world, he was forced to move. After a brief and unsuccessful relocation, Tal decided to focus his energy on new…

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