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Oregon Country Fair Preserves Its Past While Looking To The Future

If the dream of the ‘90s is alive in Portland, then every July the dream of the late ‘60s dusts off the cosmic cobwebs and gives peace, love and harmony another whirl in Veneta, Oregon.  

Held on 446 acres of forested land along the Long Tom River, the Oregon Country Fair is more than an annual gathering — it is, for some, a family tradition that spans decades.  

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Protesters March In Portland Over Fatal Police Shootings

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Portland Thursday evening to protest the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — two African-American men killed this week in Louisiana and Minnesota by police officers.

Against the backdrop of Pioneer Courthouse Square, the protesters took turns speaking on a megaphone and carrying out chants as they called for racial justice.

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World Naked Bike Ride: 'The Freest Feeling'

Thousands of people stripped down to celebrate Portland’s 13th Annual World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday.

Cyclists rolled through rain-free, 80-degree Portland neighborhoods from Mount Scott Park. Spectators crowded the streets of southeast Portland as cars came to an hour-long stall to bare witness to the hordes of nude riders.

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Note: This was a collaboration. Words and photos by Bradley W. Parks, video produced by Shirley Chan.

As more people have moved to Oregon from cricket-loving regions of the world, the Oregon Cricket League has grown to support nearly a dozen clubs, two tournaments and four grounds.

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Cannon Beach faced an invasion of short-legged, happy-go-lucky creatures with ears bigger than life and smiles to match during the 4th Annual Oregon Corgi Beach Day on Saturday, July 30.

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