Roy Jay, has a flair for the dramatic. The tall, debonair and immaculately dressed president of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon and Southwest Washington has a vision for redirecting some of the money churning through the Rose Quarter to the neighborhood that he believes deserves a cut.
Cultural arts are the casualties when tight money forces schools to focus on the basics.
Report concludes economic and educational levels of the local Asian community represent a “profound” difference from national statistics.
It’s the early afternoon on the final day of MusicfestNW 2010, and Portland pop-punk trio The Thermals are on stage inside Kennedy School bashing out the chords to a song called “Here’s Your Future” – an appropriate choice for an opening number, considering the front row is made up entirely of little kids. A pair of giant barn owls are dancing through the crowd as…