This disturbance left one man dead, a charred home – and many questions. See what has been learned so far …

Have a sneak peek, and find out why you should make plans to see this lively musical love story, filled with dance numbers, played out on a fabulous set, starting on December 2nd  …

Find out why firefighters had a fight on their hands when they worked to extinguish the blaze, accidentally set, in a manufactured home …

Opening of this center surprised and concerned some neighbors. But, find out why officials and social services advocates say it’s desperately needed, here in outer East Portland …

See why the folks who think ‘Buy Local’ is more than just a slogan are checking many of their Holiday gift needs at Trillium Artisans this year. Amazingly, many shoppers shop there online, and don’t even have to visit the store on SE Foster Road …

See what two City Bureaus have cooked up – with lots of help from neighbors – for the lot where JJ North’s and the bingo hall once stood, on NE Halsey Street. Miss the meeting? Review the plan and comment, online, through December 1 …

See the damage that this blaze caused at a long-established firm. And learn how other businesses, not directly touched by the fire, are now also suffering the consequences of the conflagration …

See why this colorful version of “Romeo and Juliet” is delighting young and old who come to see it this weekend …

See why this unusual call surprised even seasoned firefighters. And, oh yes – there is a valuable lesson provided by this incident …

But wait! Farm market enthusiasts, rejoice! Read this, and find out where you still can shop for fresh local foods – outdoors – even now that the winter weather has arrived. Two of these are this weekend …

Of the 17 people who were named 2010 ‘Spirit of Portland’ Award winners, you’ll be amazed to see how many of them come from ‘way East’ of the river …

Here’s a rare look behind the scenes at the lair of the craftspeople who create and build many of those novel and fun hands-on exhibits you see at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry …

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