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Burning Money

Portland loves its firefighters—and that’s allowed the fire bureau to become one of the most wasteful operations in the city.


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Portland Fire & Rescue’s newest ladder truck is one of the most sophisticated machines of its kind, a 78,000-pound, gleaming red...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Block Busters

The urban density Charlie Hales championed has arrived on Division Street. Why isn’t he celebrating?


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Judah Gold-Markel has trouble parking in front of his house these days.  He’s lived in his green bungalow on Southeast Sherman Street, two...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

Portland Fall Arts Guide 2012: Artbreaker

A ballerina, a best-seller and a violinist take high culture slumming.


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Fall is the snootiest season. In summer, Portlanders drink cheap red wine in the park while watching Top Gun on an inflatable screen or take their kids to...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Portland Rock Trivia

Twelve absolutely random things you didn’t know about the Portland music scene.


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1.MusicfestNW began as the bastard child of SXSW...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 NATHAN CARSON, CASEY JARMAN, RUTH BROWN, MATTHEW SINGER, JAY HORTON, MARTY SMITH

Mari-Wanna?

Oregon and two other states are huffing and puffing toward legalizing weed. But don’t buy that bong just yet.


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Harking back to the days when everything that mattered in politics was decided in smoke-filled rooms, the Western states...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Barred

A top Lewis & Clark law student committed a sex crime involving a 13-year-old boy. Now he wants the school to take him back.


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Lewis & Clark Law School Dean Robert Klonoff is in a tough spot these days. Legal jobs are disappearing across the country, and...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Buried Alive

Portland film pioneer Don Gronquist was banned, panned and forgotten. He deserved better.


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Don Gronquist chose a lovely day to revisit the scene of his crime. Sunlight pours into the Pittock Mansion as he lumbers...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

London Not Calling

Ann Romney’s horse is in the Summer Olympics. Why not these world-class athletes from Oregon?


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Every two years, the Olympic Games noisily emerges as the pinnacle of bewildering human endeavor.  The Games’ most familiar events—skiing and...   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

When Stacks Attack

The costly Multnomah County Library has never been controversial—until now.


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The Central Library in downtown Portland is a gorgeous 1913 building with 17 miles of shelves, ornate marble staircases and an eco-roof planted with flowers. The flagship branch of the Multnom   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 AARON MESH

Best of Portland 2012


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The “Best of” edition is a tired staple of the newspaper industry. Every year, alt-weeklies across the country, from The Athens News to the Wausau City Pages, anoint their city’s best happy ho   More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN
 

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