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So Fresh, So Green

Why Portland has the best fresh-hop beers on Earth.

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Fresh tastes so much better. That’s a lesson most Portlanders learned a decade or more ago, when farmers markets and restaurants with chalkboards listing local providers became enm   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Home Sweet Hustle

Mary Holden runs one of the largest foster care agencies in Portland. For years, she’s been accused of financial misdeeds and neglecting vulnerable children. Why is she still in business?

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In child welfare circles, it’s sometimes said that heaven holds a special place for foster parents, those selfless souls who provide temporary homes for needy children. Mary Holden, executive dire   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fall Arts Guide 2015

Unseen candids of Warhol and Basquiat, amoral European fables, theater in hammocks and more.

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Portland needs the rain. After months of record high temperatures, even Portlanders’ notorious sweet dispositions seemed burnt to a crisp. Gang-related crime soared in May, includi   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Rat Tale

Portland cops hired a snitch. But he was already working for somebody else.

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George Taylor had business in Kansas City. The bosses in Detroit liked his work. No screwups, no cops, plenty of product: new iPhones boxed and mailed to Michigan. Don’t go home to your day job    More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 AARON MESH

Hello, My Name Is Brian, and I Abuse My Wife

Can group therapy cure domestic violence?

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Brian thinks he’s in relapse. The 48-year-old lawyer perches on a brown pleather couch and booms in his reliably loud voice to the five other men in the therapy room on a sweltering Thursday eveni   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Welcome to MusicfestNW

Join us August 21-23 at Waterfront Park.

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First came the kayaktivists. Then there was Flugtag. Now, MusicfestNW slaps one last exclamation point at the end of the Willamette River’s wild summer, inviting the entire city down to the waterfro   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER


How a tiny Portland company got mixed up in gaming’s biggest controversy.

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The most controversial video game of 2013 didn’t feature a single gun. There were no prostitutes bloodily murdered, no spines pulled out through anyone’s throat, and no heaving animated bosoms.&nb   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Spirit in the Sky

How Greenpeace’s high-wire protesters captured the world’s attention—and how Portland gently let them down.

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Ruddy Turnstone never found out who called the cops. It was a quarter past 2 in the morning on July 29, and the 30-year-old Greenpeace organizer from South Florida stood 205 feet above the Wil   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 WW Staff

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

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

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