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The Big Apple

Why local artisan cidermakers are at the core of a national boom.


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The tree wasn’t all that special. It was just too damn big. Back in 2004, Nat West’s friend and neighbor in North Portland, Norris Thomlinson, had a large and craggy tree in his backyard t   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

What He Left Behind

Emails ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office sought to destroy reveal tensions over power, money and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes.


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Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned last week amid allegations his fiancee, former first lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes, improperly used her access to him to influence state policy while benefiting f   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

27 Reasons to Love Portland Right Now


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NO.1Because Portland is to America what America is to the world… They aren’t just coming to America anymore. They’re coming to Portland. For the second year in a row, Oregon was the state   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 WW Staff

Climate, Changed

Gov. John Kitzhaber should be at the pinnacle of his power. His role in an unfolding scandal has brought him low.


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Last week, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finally broke his silence. For four months, Kitzhaber had refused to answer questions about allegations of influence-peddling involving first lady Cylvia    More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Potlander

Our annual weed issue.


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Welcome to the new normal. It took a while. Oregon’s journey to legal weed, which culminates in a big, smoky rally on the waterfront this July, started way back in 1973, when we decriminal   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Purged

A Portland radical gets banished by the group he once led.


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Byrd Jasper sat at the center of concentric circles of folding chairs in the Musicians Local 99 Union Hall. More than 50 people—most of them part of the Portland activist community—gathered    More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 AARON MESH

The Equalizer

Portland schools chief Carole Smith wants to reinvent the neighborhood school. Can she do it?


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Carole Smith is the most powerful woman in Oregon education. As superintendent of Portland Public Schools, she makes tough decisions every day regarding the district’s $535 million annual budg   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

The Health Goth Issue

What’s hot in fitness: Nootropic drugs, battle ropes, macronutrients and better pooping technique.


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Of course Health Goth happened here. The moment’s hottest fashion trend—think sweaty, muscle-bound cyberpunks, black mesh and blacker spandex—originated in Portland. It may have started    More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 WW Staff

Closing Time

2014 was Barmageddon in Portland. You don’t have to stay home, but you can’t go here.


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A world was ending. Some wept openly, one woman danced the worm so hard she thinks she might have shattered her knee, and the next night at least two people had sex in the basement. We’ve all    More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Invasion of the Transplants

New Portlanders talk about what they love and hate about the city.


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“When you erect the fence to keep Californians out, can I have a special dispensation pass?" Comedian Greg Proops looked so painfully Californian as he asked a Portland audience that question   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER
 

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