Portland Ballet Company Breaks with Staffer, Sets Up Email Auto-Reply Apologizing for "Unprofessional Interaction"

"It has been brought to our attention recently that she was not acting in the best interests of students, parents, faculty, staff or donors."


A feud between Moxie Contemporary Ballet, the parents of some dance students and former Director of Development Corinne Patel is spilling into the public thanks to an email auto-response. Patel resigned her position with the nontraditional contemporary ballet company earlier this month after the company canceled a series of summer classes without promptly refunding students their $2,100 tuition. ...   More
Monday, July 27, 2015 by Enid Spitz

Mead Lesson: Honey, You Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Mead

And other Oregon beer news


Food & Drink
Oregon has well over 100 breweries, nearly 700 wineries and at least half a dozen cideries but only a couple meaderies. Those figures sync up well with what the market demands—well, except for the fact that Oregonians drink about 11 million gallons of wine annually compared to 80 million gallons of beer.They also roughly match our collective education level. We know beer. We know wine. We’re ...   More
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Brian Yaeger

EAT: Cooking With Class at Le Cordon Bleu

\ Cursing SmartPark, street parking, and canvassers, I rushed in five minutes and late tried to sit down as inconspicuously as possible. I was a guest at A Taste of Italy, the latest in the Chef Series, Le Cordon Bleu's cooking classes for the everyman—or at least every man willing to shell out $90. Before I could sneak to my seat and shuck off my jacket, one of the many class helpers (Le ...   More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Ben Bateman


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