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Hydro Hogs

Portland’s 16 biggest water users keep guzzling—no drought about it.


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Many Oregonians are running out of water. Others show no restraint. The state is experiencing its worst drought in two decades. Another mild winter left a small snowpack, which has   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT, CLAIRE HOLLEY, HART HORNOR, ANTHONY MACUK

Bittersweet Cake

A Gresham bakery refused to sell this lesbian couple a wedding cake. Now, Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer break their silence.


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Rachel Cryer loved Sweet Cakes by Melissa. She had discovered the Gresham bakery online in 2011 when she went looking for a wedding cake to celebrate her mother’s remarriage. The $250 raspberry fa   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Best of Portland 2015


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It’s been 30 years since our first Best of Portland issue.  On Sept. 12, 1985, the very first Best of Portland item we ever printed was about a land-use hearings officer named   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dead Dog Walking

What happens when a husband-and-wife team fight to save the life of every violent dog?


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The inmate wants out of his darkened cell. He paces, calling out day and night until his throat is raw. His nails bleed from trying to claw his way through concrete walls to freedom. His name is Cuj   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Sweet Releaf

It's legal!


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Eighty years after cannabis was banned in Oregon, it’s legal again this week. Countless lives have been ruined in the meantime—very few by addiction and none by homicidal madmen driven loco by m   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

The Good, the Bad and the Awful

Reader beware: What follows is mostly gossip and opinion.


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We have opened with the warning above since 1977, when we first published our Good, Bad & Awful survey—an unvarnished view of the metro-area legislators who help write Oregon’s laws and shape    More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Why My Apartment Is Good for Portland


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They pop up seemingly overnight, multiplying faster than food carts on every street corner in the city. Just a whisper of them transforms normally mild-mannered Portlanders into fire-breathing   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 TYLER HURST

Grow Up, Portland

Why the Apartment Buildings You Hate Are Good For the City.


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They pop up seemingly overnight, multiplying faster than food carts on every street corner in the city.Just a whisper of them transforms normally mild-mannered Portlanders into fire-breathing Trotskyi   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 AARON MESH

The Goonies Issue

Oregon’s best-loved movie turns 30.


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The Goonies are us. Since 1985, every kid in Oregon has always known this—and not just because the film was shot in Astoria. Sure, The Goonies is one of the most loved kids’ movies of a   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW Staff

The Whistleblower

Michael Rodgers has a secret: He’s the one who leaked Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails. Here’s why he did it.


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On Friday, Feb. 20, Michael Rodgers looked up from his iPad to the parking lot outside his Salem office window. Three people strode toward the entrance of his building. He knew who they were,    More
 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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