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12:00 pm

Man of Letters: A Retrospective Exhibition: Allen Q. Wong

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portland Chinatown Museum, 127 NW Third Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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$5 – $8

Continuing through June 23, 2019 In fifteen original compositions of English letters and Chinese characters formed in pen and brush work, Man of Letters traces the career of acclaimed Oregon calligrapher Allen Wong. Youngest son of Wong On, poet, and founder of Hung Far Low. Allen spent 19 years as a graphic designer in New York City before returning to Oregon to start the Graphic Arts program at Oregon State University. Influenced by Lloyd Reynolds' modern calligraphy movement, Wong developed his own style of abstract impressionist Chinese calligraphy. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Man of Letters is the first installment of the Portland Chinatown Museum's new series of exhibitions celebrating the work of Portland Chinatown artists.

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5:00 pm

p:ear street poem

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
p:ear, 338 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Join p:ear gallery as we launch an interactive art installation we have dubbed the “p:ear street poem”. This festive event will transform the p:ear gallery into a giant canvas for individuals who have been or are currently part of Portland’s homeless community. This canvas will be designated for individuals to share their stories, poems and inspirations with. The p:ear street poem will be up for two months and serve as a growing sounding board for communications artistic and otherwise. Based upon the “Manchester Street Poem” this two-month event will be coordinated with support from p:ear youth and other old town social service agencies including Street Roots and Friends of Noise.

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First Thursday: Art Opening and Book Talk!

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elisabeth Jones Art Center, 516 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Join us for First Thursday on June 6th from 5pm to 8pm! Opening this First Thursday is an exhibit of woodblock prints by NW Artist and Author Molly Hashimoto. From 7pm to 8pm, Molly will give a talk on her recently published book Birds of the West: An Artist's Guide. Also exhibiting at the Elisabeth Jones Art Center: - For the Seventh Generation: A Community of Coastal Watchers - featuring new panels in the two-foot by one-mile panomural of the western coastline. - Earth, Water, Air, Fire - large scale acrylic paintings created collaboratively at EJArt Center honor the Earth and all living things. - Ghost Net - An installation by Emily Miller. A mountain of discarded ghost nets slowly repurposed into utilitarian objects. -…

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6:00 pm

THE DERELICT release party and art exhibit with Alex Delaney

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

The streets are bleak in this world of trash. Witness a dangerous chance meeting. Meet a Sage soaked in enamel. It’s just another night in the life of a homeless addict. The saga of The Derelict continues in this all-new, one-shot comic, The Wizard of Paint.  Join writer/artist, Alex Delaney, on Thursday, June 6 for a release party and art exhibit for his latest comic creation. This independent self-published comic features a gold foil embossed cover. WHO: Alex Delaney WHAT: The Derelict – The Wizard of Paint release party and art exhibit WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 6-8pm WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Alex Delaney is a Portland, OR based cartoonist.  He is best know for the gritty crime comics; The Derelict and Other Side…

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Slamlandia Says Farewell To Guilder – ft. Doc Luben

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guilder Cafe, 2393 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97212
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Free – $5

We have had such an amazing, wonderful year and a half calling Guilder our home, and we are truly honored to have brought so much art into their beautiful, welcoming space. While it is bittersweet to say goodbye to such a terrific venue, we are excited for our last at Guilder hoorah with one last poetry open mic and slam. Come to our last Guilder show on Thursday, JUNE 6TH - featuring Portland's very own Doc Luben. Doors and sign-ups are at 6:00 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 6:30 PM. Guilder 2393 NE Fremont St Portland, OR 97213 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below.…

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WITS End of Residency Readings: Gresham High School

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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Free

Gresham High School students read their inspiring and original creative writing, celebrating the end of their Writers in the Schools residencies.

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6:30 pm

First Thursday: Dash, the Adorable Dog

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

“Dash, the Adorable Dog” is a series of paintings by Samyak Yamauchi, inspired by her adorable two-year-old rescue dog, Dash. Dash came to Yamauchi in December of 2017 from the Oregon Humane Society and has since been her constant companion – in and out of the studio. Yamauchi is showing these paintings to honor him for inspiring her to live and paint with joy, love, and absolute devotion.

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7:00 pm

Biscello & Badalamenti at the Rose City Book Pub

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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Free

Portland's new chill-n-chat literary hotspot, the Rose City Book Pub, will host Unsolicited Press authors, John Biscello and Frances Badalamenti, who will be reading from their respective novels: Nocturne Variations and I Don't Blame You. Books will be available for purchase, and the evening will also include a special musical performance by Elite Beat. NOCTURNE VARIATIONS: Dystopic Peter Pan meets surrealist noir in this cinemythical tale about love, loss and the illusions of shadow-play. Los Angeles, December, 1989, is when we first meet seventeen-year-old Piers, runaway, savant puppeteer, spiritual love-child of Holden Caulfield and Edie Sedgwick. Addicted to Sike, an experimental drug which promises a surrogate return to Childhood, Piers, in an act of revenge, robs a briefcase full of Sike from her dealer and…

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Double Edged Book Launch! Jessie Kwak.

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lucky Labrador – North Tap Room, 1700 North Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
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Free

Please come out and support Jessie Kwak as she launches Double Edged, her first full length novel in the Bulari Saga. Join us for live music by Three for Silver, and readings from Double Edged and other of Jessie's creations. Visit jessiekwak.com/party to pre-order a special signed launch party edition of Double Edged, and pick it up at the party! (There’s a limited number, so get one quick!) About the series: The Bulari Saga series is part of Jessie Kwak’s Durga System universe, a fast-paced series of gangster sci-fi stories set in a far-future world where humans may have left their home planet to populate the stars, but they haven’t managed to leave behind their vices. And that’s very good for business.

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Amy Mason Doan

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
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Free

Amy Mason Doan's second novel, Summer Hours, is set in the mid '90s and 2008 and revolves around a secret affair, the summer it all unravels, and the reunion a decade later that will be one woman's happy ending or her biggest mistake. Becc was the good girl: a dedicated student, an aspiring reporter, always where she was supposed to be. That is, until a secret affair with the charming Cal one summer in college cost her everything she held dear: her journalism dreams; her relationship with her best friend, Eric; and her carefully imagined future. Summer Hours is a warmly told novel about the idealism of youth, the seductive power of nostalgia and what happens when you realize you haven't become the person you'd…

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Westside Writing Group

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Free

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!

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Reading: Aaron Hamburger: Nirvana Is Here

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
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Free

Annie Bloom's welcomes Seattle author Aaron Hamburger to read from his novel Nirvana Is Here. For Ari Silverman, the past has never really passed. After 20 years, the trauma from a childhood assault resurfaces as he grapples with the fate of his ex-husband, a colleague accused of sexually harassing a student. To gain perspective, Ari arranges to reconnect with his high school crush, Justin Jackson, a bold step which forces him to reflect on their relationship in the segregated suburbs of Detroit during the 1990s and the secrets they still share. An honest story about recovery and coping with both past and present, framed by the meteoric rise and fall of the band Nirvana and the wide-reaching scope of the #metoo movement, Nirvana is Here…

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This Never Happened – Liz Scott

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Free

Join us for a reading from Liz Scott’s new memoir, This Never Happened. This Never Happened is a genre-bending memoir, told in a non-linear way using photographs, letters, and lists. This is a spare work…alternatively heartbreaking and darkly comic. Like an archeological dig, Scott’s memoir goes in search of the answers to the mysteries of her family. In her relentless quest to uncover the truth, she leaves no one, including herself, unexamined. In the end, it is about the challenge of making peace with questions that will never be answered and the struggle to forgive. Liz Scott has been a practicing psychologist for 40 years, helping clients to identify life themes and make sense of the puzzle of their lives. She has brought this focus to her…

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7:30 pm

Day Trips From Portland, Oregon: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Kim Cooper Findling’s Day Trips From Portland, Oregon (Globe Pequot). Findling’s guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of the Portland metro area. Go biking, hiking, kayaking – or swimming! – on Sauvie Island, or visit the recreational wonderland around the town of Silver Lake, where you can get a glimpse of Mount St. Helens. Do something (mildly) intoxicating: Go on a tasting tour at one (or more) of the 200 wineries in the Willamette Valley. Do something historical: See people in period clothing reenact mid-19th-century daily life at Fort Vancouver, or 1920s farm life at Pomeroy Living History Farm in Yacolt.

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