Happy days at Portland Art Museum, thanks to a $2 million endowment from Harold and Arlene Schnitzer
Happy-hour martinis at the Brazen Bean, out of business after 15 toast-worthy years

Watching local moviemaker Dan Merchant’s documentary on religion in America: Lord Save Us From Your Followers opens at Hollywood Theatre this month.
Watching KATU-TV News reporter Grant Mcomie’s outdoors segments: veteran newsman is dismissed after 22 years.

Images of Patagonian cavies: Media frenzy ensues after one of the rodents is discovered on the streets of Milwaukie.
Images of Packy the elephant: An 18-year-old mural depicting the Oregon Zoo’s beloved resident was removed from the Skidmore Fountain Building.