Consider making a gift…what you give today will help make Portland a better place all year long.
Venture Portland is encouraging you to celebrate the holidays with 50 festive business district events starting 11/21 through the end of the year. Stretch your holiday dollars with neighborhood business deals and discounts as you buy the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. And, feel good knowing your money is staying home for the holidays – for every $100 you spend at a local business, $68 returns to the local economy. Whether you have been naughty or nice, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate the season in neighborhood businesses and business districts.
Find the full list of festivities to Localize the Season and ensure your holidays are merry and bright.
Mayor Hales proclaims 11/30/13 as ‘Portland Celebrates Small Business Saturday‘
The Operations Manager will play a key role in our growing organization by helping to advance our mission by providing leadership and coordination for various program and administrative areas vital to systems infrastructure development, program execution and organizational productivity. The Operations Manager is responsible for all administrative responsibilities, grant/contract monitoring, HR management, and IT functions. This position works closely with the Budget & Finance Manager to oversee day-to-day operations and design budget monitoring systems. The Operations Manager serves on the Management Team, supports the board of directors, executive director, and supervises administrative support staff.
The successful candidate is a systems thinker, and self-starter who is computer literate and possess excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and is highly organized. The position requires excellent communication skills, and clear high level listening and speaking skills. Spanish language fluency is preferred.
Remember, the Upright Brewing tasting room is open from 4:30pm - 9:00pm Fridays, 1:00pm - 6:00pm every Saturday and Sunday afternoon and also between 6:00pm and tipoff for all evening home Blazers games. (Check out the Blazer season schedule here.)
POV Dance is excited to announce their newest work, 3×3, which will premiere in January at the The Leftbank Project!
Rehearsals started in August with Ford Building dancers Mandy Cregan, Taylor Eggan, Megan Faria and Rachael Lembo, as well as dancers Cameron Growden and Noel Plemmons. In addition to the dancers, they are thrilled to be collaborating with local composers Katie Griesar and Luke Matter, sound engineer Phillip Kraft, filmmaker Patrick Weishampel/BLANKEYE and lighting designer Chris Balo. This piece is going to be a complex dance, throughout three levels of The Leftbank Project, incorporating multiple video projections and soundscapes! POV Dance is thrilled to be making this work and so grateful to The Leftbank Project for their unparalleled support! This is going to be an expensive project for POV Dance and they will need support. If you can help out, please click here to make a tax-deductible contribution.
January 9-12, 13-16, 23-26
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 6pm
Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick and leaders of Portland Streetcar Inc. and the Regional Arts & Culture Council dedicated a new public art project outside Leftbank’s front door last week. The eccentrically shaped sculpture provides shelter with a “rainy on the outside, sunny on the inside” experience for waiting streetcar passengers.
Fabricated of steel, wood and fiberglass, the shelter measures 35’ long by 18’ wide by 16’ tall. The multi-faceted structure includes over 300 individual panels in shades of gray and brown on the exterior, with warm hues of orange and yellow on the inside, sheltering passengers north of the Rose Quarter in a highly visible and fantastically colorful way.
Los Angeles based Jorge Pardo was the recipient of a 2010 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship who exhibits his work globally. This is his first municipal project in the United States.
POV Dance will collaborate with filmmaker Patrick Weishampel/BLANKEYE to transform Leftbank’s extraordinary space into a moving landscape of bodies and architecture. Small audiences will be guided through hallways, stairwells, open spaces and intimate nooks, following a series of three duets.
Featuring daring athleticism by POV’s most skilled dancers, sound engineering by Phillip Kraft (of tEEth), historically-inspired costumes by Leigh Anne Hilbert and light design by Chris Balo, 3×3 (working title) will overlay movement and structure with projected video derived from GoPro cameras affixed to the dancers, revealing unexpected details and unique perspectives.
The project may also include a public art component designed to promote the performances and target a wider audience. Weishampel will use prerecorded GoPro footage from the dancers to create a looped video which will be projected through a second story window on the face of the building. This installation would run 5 hours/day during evening rush hour for several weeks leading up to the show, effectively marketing the event to an estimated 100,000 commuters and creating a unique public art display.
It can be difficult to find businesses that are willing to work with the unique rehearsal requirements of POV Dance and they are grateful for the unparalleled support of The Leftbank Project, which has offered use of its space for five months. With generous access to an extraordinary site, talented dancers and dedicated collaborators, POV Dance will offer diverse audiences an immersive, audio-visual performing arts experience in a richly historical setting.
Show dates are Jan 9-12, 16-19, and 23-26. More details to come.
For more information call 415-531-2802 or email.
Saturday, September 28 from 10-1pm
Come help make Portland less Butt Ugly!
Join HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) Portland for a litter clean-up in the Rose Quarter area of the Lloyd District with a special focus on cigarette litter.
The purpose of Butt Ugly is to educate the public about the true price and impact of cigarettes on marine life and watersheds, animals used for lung cancer experiments, and human health.
Cigarettes will be gathered and become part of educational displays on college campuses across Multnomah County. Eco-friendly prize for the highest number collected!
240 N. Broadway St.
*Meet on the N. Wheeler side (between N. Weidler and N. Broadway St.) of the building
This past Friday started off on the dreary side weather wise. But the afternoon ended up a whole lot sunnier thanks to the good company of Leftbank tenants. Folks from throughout the building gathered for Leftbank’s Late Summer Happy Hour to mingle and connect with one another. We know how important community is to all of us. We also know that it can be hard to break away from the work we love for a little fun too. This happy hour gathering was a big success thanks to all the smiling faces who left their desks a little early. Sincere thanks go out to everyone for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet and mingle with fellow Leftbankers. A special thanks to our friends at Stingray Cafe for treating us to beer and serving up some great food. See you next time!
Our friends at Tanner Goods are having some fun and sharing their design and construction process with us in a new video series. The first, Short No. 001, begins with two interconnected processes: the design and construction of the Wildnerness Rucksack, and the origin of a simple adventure.