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The Return of the Handmade Bazaar!

November 28, 2008: Announcing : Winter Handmade Bazaar!

Handmade Bazaar
Sunday, December 14th

@ p:ear
338 NW 6th Ave.
Portland, Oregon

sale runs from 12noon-5pm.

See you there!
Meredith + Katie, Handmade Bazaar

Cultural Exchange Opportunity!

November 15, 2008: Hello there! My name is Bea and I'm a theater and writing student from England. I've come to Portland for a month (through mid-November) to make zines and investigate lo-fi culture. I will base the content of these zines on my experiences of the city and also the experiences of people form Portland who I interview. I will also be using parts of the zines as text for performance when I return to England.

I'm very keen to meet as many people as I can, so if you would like to be interviewed or talk to me about the project, I would love to hear from you, email me at

I will be distributing the zines that I make at Reading Frenzy.


Call for submissions: 13th Annual Cheap Art Show!

November 14, 2008: We are currently seeking submissions for our annual cheap art and craft show. We are looking for handmade or small batch items made by local arts and crafters. Including, but not limited to, small original works of art, prints, artist's books, stationery and journals, toys, candles, jewelry, bags and hats. We will not be selling clothing. If you're interested you can either email us with descriptions and images or drop information or samples off at the shop. Please no phone calls. The deadline for consideration is November 15th, 2008. The deadline for delivery is November 30th. We will be hosting a 1st Thursday reception in December and work will be displayed for the entire month.We pay 60% of sale price.

"When Language Runs Dry" Zine Release and Discussion about Chronic Pain & Illness

November 14, 2008: "When Language Runs Dry" zine release and discussion about the experiences of those with chronic pain, their allies, and the inter-related issues of care, support, and how we deal with these issues in our community.

Presentation by the editors and contributors of When Language Runs Dry, fellow zine writer, Emiko Badillo, followed by a community discussion on chronic illness, and finally a mini-workshop on practical care tools.

About Dicentra Collective:

Dicentra is a Portland, OR area collective actively engaged in creating radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building.

Dicentra Collective intends to create safe, learning space at our events. We ask that participants consider how their language and behavior impacts others in attendance. We are striving for a community that is supportive and inclusive. One where we are able to communicate and work to effectively resolve challenging situations. It will take the collective accountability and awareness of each of us to create this kind of environment. A support team will be available to address any issues that may arise during our events; if you find yourself in need of support please seek out members of our team who will be identified at the start of each event.

Please visit for more information on our policies, procedures and support team.

If you need any accommodation for a special needs please contact us at

Ah Holly Fam'ly This Thursday!

November 12, 2008: Check it out! Another chance to see the the mesmerizing members -- including RF staffer Jeffrey Diteman -- of Ah Holly Fam'ly, with Viking Moses and Flaspar at the Artistery this Thursday, November 13, at 7PM. Cover $6.