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Talkin’ Bull

Lies and money are flowing fast in the bitter war over Portland’s tap water. Here’s the unfiltered truth.


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Portland’s hidden treasure lies nearly 50 miles east of the city, ringed by Douglas fir and protected by gates and guards. Bull Run Lake, a rain-fed oval nestled in the shadow of Mount Hood, suppl   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 AARON MESH

Kristina Olvera Says She is a Woman. The Prison System Says He is a Man.

The fight for justice for Oregon’s transgender inmates.


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Kristina Olvera wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of crossing her legs when she sits, applying eyeliner and pouting her lips. Her landlord disapproves when she plays with her hair, grows out her n   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Geek Loved

Portlander Katherine Dunn’s oddball masterpiece still resonates 25 years after its publication.


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Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were fans. Terry Gilliam—former Monty Pythonite and the director of Time Bandits, Brazil and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—calls it “the most romantic novel abou   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 CAITLIN ROPER

The Great Race

This spring, voters will choose between two seasoned politicos who want to rehab Multnomah County’s scandal-plagued brand.


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Multnomah County government is like plumbing: essential but only noticed when there’s a mess. The most recent pipe break occurred last summer, when the tawdry personal life of then-Multnomah C   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Yoga Issue 2014: Yogi Bare

Yoga classes for nudists, booty shakers and cheapskates, plus local gear and a field guide to Portland yoga studios.


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When it comes to yoga, Portland isn’t the “most” anything. We don’t have the most studios per capita. Or teachers. We don’t have scads of Lululemon-armored yogalebrities offering swank   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 WW Staff

A Requiem For Jiggles

The booze-free strip club that local teens turned into an icon.


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In June, Portland will lose a legend. For three decades, the Jiggles sign at exit 289 on I-5 has stood as a tantalizing promise of adult privilege to adolescent males of all ages. It may be diff   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 JAY HORTON

Touchdown Terry

Clackamas County tycoon Terry Emmert is bringing pro football players to Portland. Why?


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The kingdom of Terry Emmert is easy to miss from Oregon Route 212. A state highway that wears its sprawl as proudly as a new Carhartt jacket, 212 stretches east from Interstate 205 to Boring, sl   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AARON MESH

26 Reasons to Love Portland Right Now


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What comes to mind when you think about why you love Portland? Powell’s, beer, strippers, third-wave coffee, food carts, weird doughnuts, water fountains that don’t stop running, plastic hor   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 WW Staff

Bowling For Love

Match, Tinder and shiny balls: it’s tough to pick up a spare man in Portland.


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Steve’s “tell” should have been his cedar-encased iPhone. Then again, I was never much of a poker player. It’s an unseasonably warm Saturday and thanks to OkCupid, a free dating site wildl   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

The Secret of Yummy Garden

There’s a new business in Portland’s Real Chinatown—marijuana.


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Sunny Chan has a lot of history at Yummy Garden, the Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant he used to own, and at another restaurant he owned, Chinese Garden in Gresham. Today, there’s change afo   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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