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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

A is for Adams

From ax-wielding to zemblanity, the things Portland’s controversial mayor has done right.


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Give Mayor Sam Adams some credit.  We are. Finally. Perhaps no media organization has been tougher on Adams during his term as Portland’s mayor than WW—and for good reason. Weeks afte   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 COREY PEIN

The Muck, Raked

What really happens to the food scraps you leave out on the curb.


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Stacy Jones rolls a green composting cart up to the Cloudburst Recycling truck he’s parked at Southeast 21st Avenue and Pine Street.  Jones latches the metal bar on the front of the bi   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Teenage Wasteland

An all-ages guide to what Portland kids do while parents work and sleep.


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Portland is a paradise with cool bands, no cover and cheap drinks—if you can get past the bouncer’s flashlight. It’s not so kind to the underage. Cops are on the lookout for packs of kids    More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 WW Staff

Fahrenheit 4th of July

Illegal fireworks are exploding in Oregon. Portland’s new fire chief is cracking down.


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You thought it was a victimless crime, a Portland rite of passage. You drive across the Columbia River, fill your trunk with powerful fireworks that are legal in Washington, and then smuggle the   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 AARON MESH

Fisherman’s Wrath

A campaign targeting gillnetters takes class war to the Columbia River.


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IMAGE: Corey PeinMark Ihander draws his net from the waters of Youngs Bay. Tangled in the mesh he spies the first catch of the clear blue afternoon: a spring chinook, hatchery bred, strong and gli   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 COREY PEIN

The Smartest Guy in the Room

What does Reed College know about John Kroger that people in Oregon politics don’t?


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On July 1, John Richard Kroger will become the 15th president in the 101-year history of Reed College.  He will earn...   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

TriMet Life

I rode for three days and 242 miles on public transit. Here’s who I met.


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The No. 6 bus is doing just fine until the wheelchairs show up. A soaking Tuesday has cleared into afternoon blue skies. The southbound No. 6 leaves Jantzen Beach at 3:22 pm, so empty that passe   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 AARON MESH

Where the Tech is She?

Portland’s software industry is booming. So where are all the women?


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On a warm morning last June, Mayor Sam Adams stood in front of a crowd of computer geeks at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Best New Band 2012

10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear.


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This isn’t a list of our favorite bands. If it were, there’d be a big picture of Everclear on the cover. Not the real Everclear—just Art Alexakis and the scabs he hired for his upcoming su   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 WW Staff
 

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