Daily Archives: October 29, 2018

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Gifts for foodies

Looking for the perfect Hanukkah gift for a Portland foodie? Not only are many of these items locally produced, a few are even kosher. Here is something for everyone on your list. Ale Aficionado One of the few examples of Hanukkah-themed beer will be available starting Nov. 20. Leikam Brewing, Portland’s kosher microbrewery, will release…

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Enjoy NW-inspired Italian cuisine while listening to jazz

Above: Crema Catalana; Left: Perlot Salad; Below: Pasta. Photos courtesy Alan Weiner Photography One of the only Portland restaurants to regularly showcase live jazz also offers a creative, high-concept menu. Perlot (formerly Southfork) features the cuisine of Chef Patrick McKee, who has worked at the venerable Paley’s Place and Castagna. Patrick draws heavily on the…

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We could use a fat Hanukkah miracle

This year Dec. 3 marks the first day of Hanukkah, with the first candle kindled the previous evening. Also referred to as the “Festival of Lights,” Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that occurred when the Maccabees bravely reclaimed the Temple. Their sanctuary was desecrated with little oil left to light the menorah. The story tells us…

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Painter shares the power of art

Above: Jeanine Semon in her studio at Rose Schnitzer Manor. All of her paintings begin with intuitive, spontaneous drawing. At left, Jeanine Semon’s favorite painting is the King’s Coat, which she says goes back into the period when she made large unstretched canvases, loosely dropping paint on canvas, spraying water on the colors, adding layers…

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Eugene architect transforms world

Photo: Otto Poticha, 84, stands next to the Wildish Community Theater in Springfield. The theater, which he completed in 2007, is one of Otto’s favorite buildings. By Aliya Hall At 84 years old, Otto Poticha is often asked by his wife, Sharon, when he’s going to retire. Splitting his time among his firm, teaching design…

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The benefits of knitting

When I think of knitting, I think of my mom. She had a blue knitting basket where she stored her different-sized knitting needles and colorful balls of yarn. When I did a little research on the hobby, I found numerous mental and physical benefits for knitters. Maybe that’s why so many mothers and grandmothers knit!…

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