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It’s All Coming Up Lenore.

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Some of us put stock in the concept of fate, while others think that life is nothing more than a series of coincidences. Regardless of one’s belief or lack thereof, in an invisible puppeteering outside force, what can happen if you pay attention to happenstance in your life and let it be the guide?

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How Did You Get Into That?

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Portland is home to a lot of creatives and entrepreneurs with wild origin stories. This is not one of those stories. In this presentation, Hunter Lea explores how passion and happenstance guided him--rather unexpectedly--to fulfilling work as a Portland Razor Co. razorsmith.

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Bury Your Clothes in the Dirt

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

What would it take to live a life of no regrets? Where you try everything you ever wanted to try. Who says you can’t? How can you even find out what you were destined to do and how can you learn and adjust along with your life experiences to get there.

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IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Hunter Noack brings a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests.

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Manifesting Happenstance

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Is it happenstance or manifestation?  Intention or intuition?  Maybe how we respond to happenstance can guide us to following our intuition which leads us to manifesting the life we desire.  I believe that it's all connected.  We are all connected.  We are the creators of our own realities, and through a balance of choices, determination, savviness, hard work, passion, grit and grace we can manifest anything.  But did that all start with happenstance?

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Second Largest by Volume

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

A source of livelihood and inspiration for many generations, the Willamette Falls is a result of ancient volcanic activity and ice age floods. More historically recent and seemingly random events have contributed to the area becoming a cultural and industrial center for the Northwest. Today, Oregon City and the former mill site are poised for another rebirth, this time leaving less up to chance. Learning from and respecting the past and natural systems is vital to informing the next chapter of Oregon’s First City and unlocking one of the wonders of our region.

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Type in the Wild

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Observations & storytelling as I stumble onto good, bad and ugly typography in the wild–and the discoveries that connect me to my every day design world.

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Steering For Remarkable Happenstance

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Meet Heather LeFevre, a woman who practices rather radical life design on herself and believes we can all steer our lives to invite more possibility.

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@ VOL 25 ON MAR 27, 2018

Tom Bode is a Portland native, entrepreneur, music composer, and photographer who loves fishing and Pacific NW history.

In the early 1990's, Tom began selling instant photos on the streets of Seattle using his grandfather's old Polaroid Land Camera 250. Over the next dozen or so years he took thousands of instant portraits around the NW and saw both Polaroid and Fuji films go out of production. Tom has been asked to speak about his experiences with instant films and why he believes they are having a comeback in popularity.

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Comeback Stories: Exile, liberation, freedom, and hope

@ VOL 25 ON MAR 27, 2018

My presentation will be a personal life story of growing in exile during South Africa's apartheid history. I will take about the challenges that I experienced will living in exile, but also, what I had to get where I am in my life.

Dr. Steve Nakana is the Port of Portland’s new Social Equity Program Manager. He is tasked with designing and implementing the Port’s Social Equity Program and providing technical assistance to the integration of equity considerations into the Port’s decision-making processes, economic development initiatives, programs and projects, and partnerships. He holds a PhD Degree in International Studies from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, which obtained Summa Cum Laude recognition. He also holds two master’s degrees; one in Sociology and International Relations from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Cape Town, South Africa, respectively. He also holds a two-year professional certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from the University of California, Berkeley.

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@ VOL 25 ON MAR 27, 2018

As kiddos, most of the interactions we have with our surroundings are brand new. A single experience gives us a new answer about the world, and a new subject to ask a million questions about. As adults, the foreign nature of experiences grow fewer and farther between, and our approach changes. Some of us look only for the answer in an experience, so we develop assumptions. Some of us look for the questions, so we get stuck behind our own ignorance. Should we be as bold as we were when we were kids and look for both, we rediscover one of our most valuable assets and perhaps exactly what the US needs most right now: curiosity.

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Wild Oregon

@ VOL 25 ON MAR 27, 2018

Sean Stevens talks about his work as Executive Director, Oregon Wild- touching on the growth of the wolf population as well as the Columbia Gorge post-wildfires. He explains how wildfires are actually healthy for the landscape in the long run and are a sign of life and rebirth.