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NW Dance Project Begins Socially Distanced In-Person Classes

NW Dance Project Begins Socially Distanced In-Person Classes

Portland, OR. The NW Dance Project, a Portland-based contemporary dance company, had to make significant COVID-19 adjustments since it went fully virtual on March 13th. The nonprofit's phased reopening began on August 3rd, with the renewal of some in-person classes...

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Portland Opera Will Present a Free Virtual Concert

Portland Opera Will Present a Free Virtual Concert

Portland, OR. Portland Opera has postponed operas like Tosca, (seen above) but it it will present An Evening with Portland Opera: A Free & Virtual Concert from Rose City. The online benefit concert will take place on Saturday, October 17th, at 7:30 PM, and will be...

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Union Gospel Mission Goes Mobile for Upcoming Operation Overcoat

Union Gospel Mission Goes Mobile for Upcoming Operation Overcoat

Portland, OR. This year the Union Gospel Mission (UGM) will move its annual event - Operation Overcoat - "from one big downtown event, to distributing winter gear and meals all over the city in partnership with other non-profits and local churches," according to...

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Cascade AIDS Project Gears up for Modified AIDS Walk Northwest

Cascade AIDS Project Gears up for Modified AIDS Walk Northwest

Portland, OR. Supporters can sign up online for this year's AIDS Walk which is scheduled for September 12th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the walk will take place wherever participants are. Following the virtual program, participants will choose a suggested walking...

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Play It Forward Foundation Removes Barriers for Young Musicians

Play It Forward Foundation Removes Barriers for Young Musicians

Portland, OR. Most piano teachers and students aren't able to sit side-by-side these days; they're learning via zoom. That's the case with the young teachers at the Play It Forward Foundation. It was originally established by famous Portland pianist Michael Allen...

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FACT Oregon Hosts Virtual All Ability Youth Event

FACT Oregon Hosts Virtual All Ability Youth Event

Portland, OR. A nonprofit serving disabled children is holding its annual "All Ability Tri4Youth" event. Unlike the in-person event seen above, for 2020 FACT Oregon is going online, and finding the format is allowing for more creativity and state-wide participation....

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NW Dance Project Begins Socially Distanced In-Person Classes

NW Dance Project Begins Socially Distanced In-Person Classes

Portland, OR. The NW Dance Project, a Portland-based contemporary dance company, had to make significant COVID-19 adjustments since it went fully virtual on March 13th. The nonprofit's phased reopening began on August 3rd, with the renewal of some in-person classes...

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LIFESTYLE
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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Pandemic Shakes Foundational Aspects of Luxury-Goods Industry

Pandemic Shakes Foundational Aspects of Luxury-Goods Industry

Portland, OR. A lifestyle story: With crowded stores becoming more of a distant memory since the COVID-19 crisis, some financial analysts are evaluating the impact on luxury goods. A team from the consulting firm McKinsey & Company offered research material about...

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Oregon Golf Association Sees Uptick in Play During COVID-19

Oregon Golf Association Sees Uptick in Play During COVID-19

Woodburn, OR. "We have definitely seen an uptick on rounds of golf played since the pandemic began," says Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit Oregon Golf Association, Barb Trammell. "The OGA Golf Course here in Woodburn - which is home to our offices - has...

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NEWS
Cascade AIDS Project Gears up for Modified AIDS Walk Northwest

Cascade AIDS Project Gears up for Modified AIDS Walk Northwest

Portland, OR. Supporters can sign up online for this year's AIDS Walk which is scheduled for September 12th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the walk will take place wherever participants are. Following the virtual program, participants will choose a suggested walking...

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Guide Dogs for the Blind Builds Community

Guide Dogs for the Blind Builds Community

Boring, Oregon. Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) celebrated its annual Oregon Fun Day event in a new way this year, with a virtual Fun Week for members of the nonprofit’s community of volunteers, clients, and employees. In past years, the event was a single, themed day...

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Focus on Youth Finds Joy on Sunflower Farm

Focus on Youth Finds Joy on Sunflower Farm

Portland, OR. The Sunflower Farm, an organic garden hosted by the nonprofit Focus on Youth, has expanded exponentially this summer, despite losing the support of its houseless youth volunteers. Founder Donna Lee Holmes said she was amazed at the willingness of the...

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Bridge Meadows Intergenerational Communities Change Gears

Bridge Meadows Intergenerational Communities Change Gears

Portland, OR. The Bridge Meadows model is an intergenerational neighborhood where adoptive families of youth formerly in foster care bond with their older neighbors. The nonprofit has had to dramatically alter its operations due to the pandemic. “In our community,...

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