See a pawsome pet you want to welcome home? Reach out to the organizations directly to inquire about adoption requirements and procedures. Not ready to take the leap? Ask about joining their foster network or donate to your favorite organization.
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“The one-act Play That Goes Wrong” | Thurs., Sept. 22-Sat., Sept. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | The Sandy Plaza, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. | $15+ | Solve a murder mystery in this award-winning comedy where things go from bad to disastrous. 🎭
“Swan Lake” | Fri., Sept. 23 | 7 p.m. | Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave. | $189 | A tale of romance + magic returns to the stage in this ballet classic. 🦢
Laura Berger - Chrysalis | Sat., Sept. 24 | 1-6 p.m. | 305 SE Third Ave., Ste. 202 | Free | Explore minimalist paintings about humanity + history at this exhibit’s final day in the gallery. 🖼️
Portland Flea | Sun., Sept. 25 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Nova Building, 240 SE Clay St. | Free | Shop vintage clothes, accessories, home goods, and more from local vendors + artisans. 🛍️
Demi Lovato | Sun., Sept. 25 | 8 p.m. | Moda Center | $31+ | Pop fans won’t want to miss this singer-songwriter’s heart-stopping performance. 🎶
Panic! At The Disco | Sat., Oct. 15 | 7 p.m. | Moda Center | $42+ | We have high, high hopes for this rock concert on the “Viva Las Vengeance Tour.” 🎸
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Oregon Recovers’ largest annual fundraiser, Walk for Recovery, is returning to spread awareness of the addiction crisis + build community pride — with a goal of raising $10,000 this year. Join their first steps from Pioneer Courthouse Square on Sat., Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. 👟 (KOIN)
Find gently used home appliances, interior/exterior paint, furniture + more at Evergreen Habitat for Humanity in Vancouver. Shop on Thurs., Sept. 22 to support the GiveMore24 fundraiser; proceeds support the organization’s work to help families find affordable housing. ⚒️ (KOIN)
Cheers, it’s Friendstoberfest. The one-day festival at Culmination Brewing celebrates four German-style beer collaborations, specialty paired sausages + guest taps. Gather your friends for “Oktoberfestivities” on Sat., Sept. 24 from 12-9 p.m. 🍻 (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
Portland Trail Blazers general manager Joe Cronin announced14 new hires to the team’s operations personnel —including new coaches, trainers, scouts, data scientists, and software engineers. The new staff will help prepare the organization before the Blazers’ training camp opens in Santa Barbara, CA, next week. 🏀 (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
Portland startup TrovaTrip just marked a huge milestone: raising$15 million in Series A funding. The platform provides a place for creators to host international experiences, from hiking in Patagonia to practicing yoga in Bali. More than 15,000 travelers have booked through TrovaTrip to date. ✈️ (TechCrunch)
Nacheaux is moving back to Portland. The eclectic Cajun-Mexican eatery, which started as a food cart before moving into a brick-and-mortar space, has been operating as a cart this year in West Linn. Owner + chef Anthony Brown will bring Nacheaux back for a residency at Swan Dive (727 SE Grand Ave.) starting Wed., Sept. 28. 🍴 (Eater Portland)
The Oregon Tourism Commission, aka Travel Oregon, rekindled its national advertising campaign this week. Dubbed “Extraordinary is Ordinary,” the campaign produced by Portland’s Wieden + Kennedy seeks to drive visitors to seven distinct geographical regions during “shoulder season.” 🏕️
The New York Times released its annual list of best restaurants in the country + one Portland spot made the list: Gregory Gourdet’s newly openedKann. Trying the Haitian wood-fired menu for yourself may be tough — reservations are booked solid. 🗓️ (The New York Times + Portland Monthly)
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Who else wants to boop Uni Sushi’s wet nose? | Photo by Michael Durham, Oregon Zoo
You otter know that the Oregon Zoo is home to three playful marine acrobats: Juno, Lincoln + Uni Sushi. The three otters are helping showcase Sea Otter Awareness Week at the zoo in Washington Park this week.
Sea otter scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be near the otter habitat in the marine life area on Wed., Sept. 21 + Thurs., Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to speak with visitors. People can also swing by at 12:45 p.m. each day to watch the otters enjoy seafood treats and participate in training sessions.
Sea otters were hunted to extinction along the Oregon Coast in the early 1900s + have not yet regained a permanent foothold in the area. Because they help promote healthy kelp forests, sea otters are considered a crucial part of the Pacific Coast marine ecosystem. Efforts are ongoing to reintroduce them to Oregon.
Editor’s pick: Yesterday, the PDXtoday city editors and Arthur F. Burns fellow Eva met up for a co-working morning at Barista on Northeast Alberta Street.
We got to talking about the popularity of pumpkin spice and Eva said Germany doesn’t share our obsession — yet, anyway. What do you think: has the country gone overboard on PS or could you eat + drink pumpkin-y things year-round?
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