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Portland Story Theater Presents Lawrence Howard, Armchair Adventurer, in Polar Opposites @ The Old Church Concert Hall | Recounting Heroic & Tragic Events 100 Years Ago

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Portland Story Theater Presents Lawrence Howard, Armchair Adventurer, in POLAR OPPOSITES
One Night Only!
Jazz at 7p when the doors open
THIS SHOW ONLY 17+ OK if accompanied by an adult.
Beer / Wine (21+)
More info: pdxstorytheater.org

Polar Opposites recounts heroic and tragic events in Antarctica one hundred years ago. Scott and his four companions fought their way to the Pole only to find the Norwegian flag flying there: Amundsen had beaten him by five weeks. Crushed by disappointment, utterly exhausted and short on food and fuel, Scott and his companions froze and starved to death on the return journey, just eleven miles from a huge cache of provisions and supplies. This a tale of the agony and the ecstasy, of accomplishment and failure, of a glorious victory overshadowed by an even more glorious defeat.

Join us in January, 2018, this remounting of an Armchair Adventurer favorite: Polar Opposites Amundsen, Scott, and the Race for the Pole.

Launched in 2004, Portland Story Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making the narrative arts an integral part of Portland’s rich cultural identity and is committed to bringing an authentic story and theater experience to inspire, challenge and expand a sense of community in Portland’s urban environment. www.portlandstorytheater.org/

Lawrence Howard has been called the “Homer of Portland” and knows how to take listeners on a journey through the rich landscape of story. One of the original founders of Portland Story Theater, has a passion for adventure and has created the Armchair Adventurer series. Polar Opposites is a remounting of the 3rd solo show in the Armchair Adventurer series.

Age 17+ OK if accompanied by an adult

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Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
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Half Price Craft Beer Tuesdays @ EastBurn | Every Tuesday, 16 Rotating Taps, $2.50 a Pint

May 22
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EastBurn Public House
1800 E Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97214
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Phone:
(503) 236-2876
Website:
http://theeastburn.com/

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Portland Escape Rooms – Become the Key to Your Escape!

May 22
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Portland, OR United States

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Portland Escape Rooms
Become the Key to Your Escape

More info: portlandescaperooms.com
Facebook: Portland Escape Rooms
Twitter: @PDXEscapeRooms

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Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow
All Ages
More info: pittockmansion.org

Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society, #43943.

Portland Japanese Garden Presents Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future | Featuring Traditional Ceramics, Woodworking, Bamboo Basketry & More!

May 22
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: Included in Garden Admission

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Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Portland Japanese Garden presents
Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future

More info: japanesegarden.org

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