Eddie Walsh of Portland’s Parks and Recreation Department clears the white stiff from City Hall Plaza on Wednesday. Walsh said laughingly that he was, “One of the city’s finest snow fighters.”
The sky was spitting snow over the city before 9 a.m. but it didn’t seem to slow much down.
Street performing, or busking, for tips is an age-old practice. According to the Busker Street Union, it’s a tradition going back to medieval Europe where local merchants would invite entertainers to their storefronts, plazas and public squares to attract pedestrians and increase business. As far as I know, nobody invited Tim Burns and Joshua LaChance down to […]
“I knew most of them,” said Carlson, who was also recently homeless. “I knew a lot of the people who passed away this year, unfortunately.”
Food, especially sweets, knows no language barrier.
I never met photographer Mason Philip Smith. I wish I had, but it’s too late now.
“I didn’t have a problem going out to Westbrook,” said longtime member and West End resident Tonee Harbert. “I know a lot of people did. It was just too far or too inconvenient.”
“The entire play is constructed one-hundred percent from the words of the people involved,” said Margit Ahlin, producing director.
“I think the point of tonight is just to get people together and help people get to know each other by learning and sharing with each other, the languages that we speak.”
If everyone was treated equal / ’n respected for their way, / there’d be no color lines! / We’d overthrow RAC-ism / and the Triple K!