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Bus Boy

Jefferson Smith built a political machine. Now he’s trying to drive it to City Hall.


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On a recent Saturday morning, a sleepy-eyed retired auto-parts worker named Gavin Griffin opened the door of his Sabin-neighborhood home to find a blond giant on his doorstep.  The strang   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Lies My Newspaper Told Me

Five things you are wrong about.


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Illustrations by Hawk Krall The scummiest election season, like, ever, is in full swing and the level of American civil discourse is at an all-time low (slut-shaming, anyone?). It seems like it   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 MARTY SMITH

The Evolution of Eileen Brady

From co-op to corporate boardroom, the making of a mayoral candidate.


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It’s dawn on a Tuesday, and 30 women have gathered in a 15th-floor conference room in the Standard Plaza at a sold-out breakfast of coffee, melon and bagels. They’ve come to hear Portland’s    More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 COREY PEIN

Occupy Central

The Portland movement is instigating the next global protest against corporate power.


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Occupy Las Vegas is on the line.  On Feb. 29, its members will join a national day of protest against corporations...
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Bikin’ In The Rain

A practical guide to riding through Portland’s damp seasons.


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The rain will stop. When it does, thousands of smiling noobs will pedal shiny candy-colored cruisers and used mountain bikes with fake suspension forks along our streets. They’ll ride to work a    More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW Staff

Beer of the Future

A new era of Oregon hops will better your brew.


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Four years ago, things were great for Gayle Goschie. She was growing hops on the same 1,000 acres in the Willamette Valley that her parents and grandparents had tended, selling a key ingredient    More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pet Love

Special Valentines: Pooch poetry, cat chat, and warm wishes for goldfishes.


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Love and ink create a potent alloy. Shaw Flick’s chest testifies to that. The 29-year-old Portland man is tattooed with a nearly life-size portrait of his dog, Scurvy. Make that Flick’s ex-d   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 WW Staff

Thai Hard

Andy Ricker takes Pok Pok to New York. Do his wings have a prayer?


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Pok Pok? The woman in the woolen hat mouths the words on the sidewalk in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where Andy Ricker has opened the latest outpost of his Thai-food realm. She scrunches    More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 AARON MESH

Weed All About It

Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally adopts a reasonable marijuana policy?


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Oregonians love marijuana. Take a walk along Southeast Clinton Street some summer evening and you’ll get contact confirmation.  The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, from    More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Jail Birds

The fastest-growing group of inmates in Oregon: Women. A look inside Coffee Creek.


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The archetypal prisoner of the last century wore stripes and carried a ball and chain. In the early part of the 21st century, he wore an orange jumpsuit.  The typical 2012 inmate may instea   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN
 

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