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Autism Society of Oregon to Livestream Upcoming Autism Walk

Autism Society of Oregon to Livestream Upcoming Autism Walk

Portland, Or. Last summer walkers hit the streets together for the annual Autism Walk, but this year's fundraiser will be a virtual live-streamed event, according to the Autism Society of Oregon. The free event, for which participants can register online, will be held...

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CASA for Children’s COVID-19 Pivot Draws Younger Volunteers

CASA for Children’s COVID-19 Pivot Draws Younger Volunteers

Portland, OR. The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children has faced challenges moving its services online but continues to advocate for foster children in the courtroom. One silver lining is that online orientations due to the pandemic have unexpectedly...

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Literary Arts Responds to Time of Change With New Offerings

Literary Arts Responds to Time of Change With New Offerings

Portland, OR. With quarantine keeping people at home, Literary Arts was forced to rethink how to best support the literary community of Oregon. A month ago, the organization released the winners of its annual Oregon Book Awards. Unlike previous years, where writers...

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Boating Sees Unprecedented Growth During COVID-19

Boating Sees Unprecedented Growth During COVID-19

A Lifestyle Story:  Portland, OR. More sailboats and motor-yachts than usual are plying local waters. On the Willamette River, Jeff and Susan Lyon join Zach Francis and Amy Jeuck for a cruise, and it's part of a national trend. Coronavirus restrictions are limiting...

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Friends of Trees Plants Hope for Community

Friends of Trees Plants Hope for Community

Portland, OR. Despite shelter-in-place, Friends of Trees (FOT) managed to finish its planting season in neighborhoods and urban green spaces in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Staffers like Tyler Rise (pictured above) are keeping things moving, but operations are...

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COMING UP
Autism Society of Oregon to Livestream Upcoming Autism Walk

Autism Society of Oregon to Livestream Upcoming Autism Walk

Portland, Or. Last summer walkers hit the streets together for the annual Autism Walk, but this year's fundraiser will be a virtual live-streamed event, according to the Autism Society of Oregon. The free event, for which participants can register online, will be held...

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LIFESTYLE
The Pixie Project Continues Helping Animals During Pandemic

The Pixie Project Continues Helping Animals During Pandemic

Portland, OR. With most people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, pet companionship has become more important to many. Whether you're in need of a new furry friend or are seeking veterinary care for your pet, the nonprofit Pixie Project is continuing to...

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NEWS
Boating Sees Unprecedented Growth During COVID-19

Boating Sees Unprecedented Growth During COVID-19

A Lifestyle Story:  Portland, OR. More sailboats and motor-yachts than usual are plying local waters. On the Willamette River, Jeff and Susan Lyon join Zach Francis and Amy Jeuck for a cruise, and it's part of a national trend. Coronavirus restrictions are limiting...

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Friends of Trees Plants Hope for Community

Friends of Trees Plants Hope for Community

Portland, OR. Despite shelter-in-place, Friends of Trees (FOT) managed to finish its planting season in neighborhoods and urban green spaces in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Staffers like Tyler Rise (pictured above) are keeping things moving, but operations are...

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Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors… and at Home

Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors… and at Home

Portland, OR. When shelter-in-place went into effect in March, Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors’ (ECO’s) programs shut down immediately. Classes and service trips, like the planting pictured above, were canceled (photo credit, Wasim Muklashy Photography). ECO is a...

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COVID-19 Precautions Affect Feline Populations

COVID-19 Precautions Affect Feline Populations

Portland, Oregon. The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) promotes the wellbeing of stray and feral cats around the Portland area. FCCO focuses largely on its trap-neuter-return program, meant to combat the overpopulation of feral cats and decrease their chance of...

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Portland Children’s Museum Holds In-Person Camps for Kids

Portland Children’s Museum Holds In-Person Camps for Kids

Portland, OR. With no end in sight for the COVID-19 lockdown, State mandates surrounding interactive museums and exhibits continue to affect the operation status of many organizations, including the Portland Children's Museum, which remains closed. One way staffers...

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