Daily Archives: October 23, 2015


Benefit for the Future

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s 2016 Annual Campaign Gala FEATURING: Celebrity guest William Shatner, complimentary cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing, desserts, live music by Pressure Point WHEN: 7 pm, Saturday, Nov. 14 WHERE: Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland WHY: Since 1920 the JFGP has been at the heart of our community –…


Fetch Your Pet Food on the Fly

At The Filling Station, conveniently located a block off Hwy. 217, a cheerful attendant will fill your car and wash your windshield, the latter a nod to the bygone era of service that is evident elsewhere in this new business. Despite the name, customers come here not when their gas tank is empty, but when…


Biz Ins & Outs

Sonia Marie Leikam joins OJCF’s team Sonia Marie Leikam has joined the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation as its new collaborative giving coordinator. Leikam is an educator who most recently served as executive director of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center. A graduate of Lewis & Clark College (BA) and Portland State University (M.Ed), she also holds…


Portland Welcomes the Society Hotel

The Mariner’s Building at NW Third Avenue and Davis Street originally provided a rooming house for seamen and respite from the booze, gambling and other vices in Portland’s notorious downtown district. Built in 1881, by 1938 messages written on the walls included “The Frisco Kid stopped here … headed South.” During the 1960s and ’70s,…


Betsy Kauffman makes time for Comedy

Portlander Betsy Kauffman lives a life full of beliefs that she puts into action on many stages. Calling herself “weirdly domestic,” this 55-year-old livewire puts her beliefs into practice as a Jewish wife and mother of two boys, Gabriel and Zach. Domesticity dwindles as she heads to her workday at the nonprofit organization Energy Trust…


Jewish Book Celebration Expands

The annual Portland Jewish Book Month celebration has been expanded this year to reach beyond one book and one month. Events stretch from Nov. 3 into next April, with most events occurring in November and March. Now in the fifth year with Marge Congress leading the effort, this year’s program theme is Many Stories, One…

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