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Best of Portland 2013

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Anytime a Willy Week writer discovers something awesome in Portland, we fashion a way to write about it. We’re pretty good at this—almost every issue finds us declaring something or other to    More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Staff

No Good Deed

Heather Merrifield adopted an abused boy. Now he’s back where the abuse started—and she’s being blamed.

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In 2006, Heather Merrifield tried to rescue a 6-year-old boy named Daniel. The boy had been so severely abused by his mother and father that the state of Oregon terminated their parental rights    More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

I Can Haz Bird?

Portland’s feral cats enjoy a rare kind of immunity.

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It’s early on a Wednesday, and Alison Lord can’t wait to begin castrating.  A veterinarian in private practice in the Pearl District, Lord typically deals with ailments of the pampered    More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Capture or Asylum

Chuck Palahniuk’s Fugitives and Refugees 10 Years Later.

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In junior high, they give you To Kill a Mockingbird. In high school, it’s The Catcher in the Rye. In Texas, we presume, they give you a Bible and a gun. In Portland, sooner or later most new arr   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Black and White and Red All Over

Owners of the Oregonian gamble on the newspaper’s digital future.

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The death of The Oregonian as you know it came at 9:58 am on June 20. That’s when reporters, editors, photographers and designers who put out the 163-year-old daily newspaper were told to “p   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 AARON MESH

Summer Guide 2013: Introduction

Catch a trout, bounce between trees, climb a snow-capped mountain, surf the river and kill your own food.

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Portland reminds us of an adult summer camp—and not just because of the low wages, rugged fashion or widely varied grooming habits. Deserted on winter weekdays, this town really comes alive as   More
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 WW Staff


Mia Birk takes bike share to New York—and sparks bedlam in Gotham.

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Three weeks ago, an invading fleet arrived in Manhattan. Nearly 6,000 cobalt-blue bikes appeared in gleaming silver docks. They materialized in Brooklyn, too, near co-ops and bodegas. Citizens   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 AARON MESH

The Good, the Bad and the Awful

Our ranking of Portland-area lawmakers.

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Reader, beware: What follows is mostly gossip and opinion. As we have done near the end of every legislative session since 1977, WW surveyed Salem lobbyists, legislative staffers and journalists to    More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Coming Unwrapped

Syphilis is back—and it’s spreading quickly among gay men who don’t use condoms.

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Novice Sister Donna Vanewday sways to the pounding dubstep in Old Town’s CC Slaughters nightclub, cooling himself with a black fan. It’s hot as hell inside a nun’s habit. He’s a towering   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Market Guide 2013: Introduction

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From the Editor In this Market Guide, we’re making a few assumptions. We figure you know where you get your daily bread and your weekly milk (or rice milk, as the case may be). The decision to do    More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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