Archive for May 2014

Stained Glass, Part II

Last week, we read about prized Povey stained glass, two originals of which hang at O’Kanes in Bend. Povey Brothers glass was all the rage in the early 1900s, and is still highly sought-after today.

This week, we have a look at a contemporary stained glass artist, David Schlicker. He has been in business as the founder, owner and lead designer of his studio on Division St. in SE Portland for more than 35 years.

His work is found in churches, private homes and businesses (including McMenamins) throughout the Pacific NW, on the East Coast and in such far-flung places as Egypt.

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The Tiffany’s of the Northwest

okanesIf you’ve ever stopped into O’Kanes Pub at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, were you aware you were basking in the glow of Pacific Northwest artistic greatness? Well, you were – as long as you sat beside one of two huge Povey Brothers stained glass windows, that is.

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“Bud Was Serious!”

This weekend is – all together, now! – the 15th Annual UFO Festival and we hope to see you there. We’ll be in McMinnville from Thursday through Sunday, hosting our UFO speakers and welcoming guests from all over the nation.

BudBut on Monday, May 19, it’s back to Portland for our next History Pub at the Kennedy School for a presentation on one of Portland’s most colorful politicians to date:  “Bud Was Serious!”: A 30th-Anniversary Retrospective of Bud Clark’s Successful Race for Mayor of Portland.”

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It Ain’t All Costumes & Parades

Our UFO Festival, held at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, is now in its 15th year. It’s an Hammer Leapincredible event, said to be among the largest of its kind in the nation – in recent years, the city has hosted more than 5,000 people to watch the alien costume parade careen and cartwheel down 3rd Street. (DJ, we’re looking at you. See left.)

But while all of that is fun, let’s take a look at the other side of the festival – the more mysterious, mind-expanding side. It’s this information every year that is the stuff of dreams and nightmares.

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