Article of the Week:
“What you should buy at Whole Foodsâ€”and what to skip,” by the editors of EatingWell Magazine.
Monday, January 24th:
– Back Fence PDX has teamed up with Portland Center Stage for a free show tonight, but all reservations are gone. There will be a waiting list the night of the show, so you’ll need to get there early to get on it. Show is at 8:00pm, box office at 7:00pm.
Tuesday, January 25th:
– Well Arts Institute, as part of Fertile Ground Portland, presents “Survivors and Thrivers” at Portland Center Stage, 12:30pm start time. This will also repeat on Wednesday, January 26th. Admission is pay what you can; check the Fertile Ground web site for additional performances by donation.
– “Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning” workshop at the Gresham library, 6:30pm – 7:45pm with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. Free.
Wednesday, January 26th:
– Oregon Symphony Storytime at the Sherwood Library, free 1:00pm performance featuring Gordon Rencher and percussion. Space at these storytimes is limited and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
– Beards Of Comedy Tour, 8:00pm free show at the Beauty Bar and features comedians Andy Sandford, Dave Stone, TJ Young and Joe Zimmerman, plus happy hour from 4:00pm – 11:00pm!
Thursday, January 27th:
– Book reading at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30pm featuring “Cartopia: Portland’s Food Cart Revolution.” From web site: “Cartopia documents â€” through stories and photography â€” how the perfect storm of Portland’s independent culture, artisan economy, and “foodie” scene created the food cart revolution. Portland has over 500 food carts, some clustered into “pods” in parking lots and others staking their solitary claim on the sidewalk. Artisanal, quirky, independent, and an exceptional value, these food carts are the perfect symbol of what Portland is all about. As authors Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy explore the factors that have placed Portland in the street-food spotlight, they also document the personality and character of the Portland carts, and by extension, Portland itself.”
– Multnomah Food Action Plan Celebration, 10:30am at the Multnomah Building Board Room (501 SE Hawthorne Blvd); free food tastings, demonstrations and prizes.
In terms of the â€œWills, Trusts and Estate Planningâ€ workshop by Richard Schneider, I just wanted to give a brief review. I attended on of these during the summer and it was basically a 1.5 hour long commercial for Schneider’s company and for creating living wills/ trusts. It wasn’t absolutely terrible, but it was mostly a waste of time, especially for people who are single, can’t or don’t want to get married, don’t have kids, and don’t have a lot of money. He made creating a trust and living will sound great, except it would cost more to do that than we have money to secure! My partner walked out early in the lecture, and I stayed, but it basically was a scare tactic more than anything else. I wish it was actually really helpful, but alas.