Healthy Interest
705 N Killingsworth St. Portland OR
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and former presidential hopeful Howard Dean hosted a town hall meeting at PCC’s Cascade campus June 5 to discuss healthcare reform. Tickets ran out weeks earlier and attendance was ultimately decided by a lottery.
Subversive Stories
311 N. Ivy, Portland OR
The anarchist Bookfair concluded its two-day event at Liberty Hall on June 7. The fair included a screenprinting workshop and lectures titled “Guerrilla Storytime” and “Smashing Patriarchy.”
Burger Bummer
2331 NW 23rd Ave Portland OR
For the first time since opening in 1880, SP Provisions has issued a recall on about 40,000 pounds of ground beef, after E. coli was detected in tested samples. SP supplies restaurants, hotels and other institutions throughout Oregon and Washington.
Oh, Snap!
309 SW Broadway Portland OR
The Japan-American Society of Oregon held its annual dinner June 3 at the Benson Hotel. Sho Dozono, master of ceremonies and unsuccessful contender in the last mayoral race, introduced the guests, including Mayor Sam Adams, whom he called “our current mayor.”
Back at Sea
SE McLoughlin Blvd & Bybee Blvd Portland OR
The annual milk carton boat race in Westmoreland Park took place June 7. That’s the first time since 2002, when the park’s pond closed due to disrepair and arguments over water rights.
Now We Can’t Pay
3554 SE 82nd Avenue Portland OR
Greg’s Backyard restaurant was held up June 4 when a man came in at 6 am, pointed a gun at a bartender and demanded money from the register. Apparently impatient, he turned the gun on two customers while the cash drawer was being opened and stole their wallets. The thief remains at large.