Curt Carlyle, a 32-year-old Portlander, taught himself to juggle 11 years ago on a whim. Now he makes a living at it, performing at carnivals, libraries and vaudeville shows. It's an unconventional lifestyle in a city filled with people doing what they love, not necessarily what will make them a fortune.

Carlyle demonstrated some of his routine at the Aladdin Theater recently.

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music: "Night Owl" by Broke For Free (

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