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Facing a gray divorce

We are all used to the saying, “50% of marriages end in divorce,” but recent research pins the figure between 42-45%. The main contributing factor seems to be that fewer people are getting married. Many are opting to live together instead of tying the knot. There is one demographic, however, where divorce rates seem to…

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Embrace food restrictions and get creative

Every year I look forward to the end of summer when the temperature returns to comfortable instead of stifling. I can finally turn off the central air conditioning that my husband and I constantly fight about. I believe that just because it is 90 degrees outside, my home doesn’t have to feel like the inside…

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Chef Sarah Schneider in high demand

PHOTO: Sarah Schneider. Photo by Cheryl Juetten California-born chef Sarah Schneider took a circuitous route to end up in Portland. After growing up in San Francisco, she moved here to attend culinary school, but soon found herself back in the Bay Area, where she worked at famed restaurant Foreign Cinema. “(Chef) Gayle Pirie helped me…

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Celebrate art at 13th annual party and exhibit

IMAGES: Cosmic Form. Acrylic painting by Wendelin Russell. Artist Wendelin Russell is secretary of ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists.     Wendelin Russell will be one of 24 juried artists displaying their creations at this month’s Celebration of Art at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. In addition to being an artist herself, Wendelin is the secretary…

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What started the “Fires in the Mirror”?

Playwright Anna Deavere Smith explores what really happened in Crown Heights in her play “Fires in the Mirror,” which is on stage in Portland Oct. 12-21, 2018. Photo by Mary Ellen Mark By J. Wandres New York City is a collection of neighborhoods called home by diverse ethnic and cultural populations. In Crown Heights more…

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