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2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.


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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Voodoo Child

Doughnut kingpin Tres Shannon wants to make the whole city his fun park.


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At 2:42 am, Tres Shannon decides we need to see if Occupy Portland has shut down the Port of Portland. It’s a Tuesday morning, 30 minutes after Shannon’s weekly set at Dante’s with his Kar   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 AARON MESH

NikeLeaks

Thanks to Julian Assange, we now know how Oregon’s top company fights corruption, counterfeiting and Croatian smugglers.


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Packed aboard buses and flatbed trucks, the workers rolled through the wide boulevards of the central business district of Indonesia’s capital toward the tall towers of the Jakarta Stock Excha   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 COREY PEIN

Renter’s Hell

Portlanders pay a steep price in the nation’s toughest rental market.


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The first place Lindsay Bozanich finally found to rent this year came with fingernail clippings in the bed.  They probably belonged to the former resident of her $800 Murphy bed-equipped    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Progress Without Pepper Spray

How a burger baron, four indie rockers, a bleeding-heart Muslim and a group of trash tour guides are fighting for the 99%.


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The air is hot and humid in the Portland Building’s dimly lit second-floor auditorium. A mix of flannel-clad twentysomethings, long-haired retirees and fussy neighborhood-watch types have filled   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Political Animals

A field guide to the six groups that will choose the next mayor.


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An L-shaped, linoleum-floored, union hall basement at Southeast 32nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard provided the perfect stage last week to show how power in Portland works.    It was ther   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

A City’s Riches

Introducing four Portlanders who do fabulous work for local nonprofits.


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You are about to meet a few special people. When Willamette Week decided to award prizes each year to Portlanders under the age of 36 who perform great service for local   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

War Bribes

An Oregon businessman wanted to get “filthy stinking rich.” Now he’s linked to a bribery case and risks losing his biggest customer: the U.S. Military.


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Many successful business owners can’t resist showing off. They get their name in the newspaper...   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 COREY PEIN

Notes From the Occupation

48 hours inside Occupy Portland.


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DJ Nick is back. He needs to get out of here, because DJ Nick is trouble. He’s just one of the problem people the Safety/Peacekeeping Committee worries about in the Occupy Portland camps.  Th   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 AARON MESH

The Other Portland

It’s poor, it’s dangerous, it’s growing like crazy—and it’s more important than ever.


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In case you didn’t get the invite, Portland is an endless party in a shining urban utopia where everyone has a $1,000 bicycle, eats locally sourced gourmet dishes from food carts and is blindingly   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 COREY PEIN
 

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