Articles by Liz Rabiner Lippoff


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Building a mother-daughter bond over Notable Women of Portland

Portland historian Tracy Prince, Ph.D., was raised deep in the South and deep in the culture of what she calls “hell fire and damnation Christian.” When she and her husband, Portland attorney Scott Schaffer, had their first child 14 years ago and were brainstorming names, Tracy lobbied hard for one of her favorites, a nostalgic…

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Justice (education) for all

“Classroom Law Project is a nonprofit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens.” Classroomlaw.org   When Susie Marcus graduated from Grant High School and headed to Stanford in 1954, college girls, she says, could either be teachers or librarians. So she graduated in 1958,…

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PEARLS of Wisdom

When Polina Munblit takes potential residents on tours through the newly refurbished Rose Schnitzer Manor, Cedar Sinai Park’s assisted living facility in Portland, she explains their options and answers their questions. She later welcomes the new residents as they move in, helps them get settled and introduces them around. She is not, however, a social…