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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

Project Censored: The Year’s Most Ignored News

The “sock puppets” the Pentagon doesn’t want you to know about—and 9 other stories you didn’t hear from the mainstream media.


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In an age of blogs, tweets, hacks and piles of beans spilled by Wikileaks...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 REBECCA BOWE

The Crucifixion of Geoff Thompson

One man’s obsession with the Viewpoint Inn left smoking ruins, stiffed creditors and angry brides.


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Like rubberneckers at a car crash, gawkers flock to the Viewpoint Inn. Some inch close to the cliff at the edge of the property and gaze...   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Professor Xbox

Tom Bissell is Portland's finest writer. Why is he spending his time on video games and bad movies?


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I saw the best mind of my generation, and he asked me to watch a crappy movie. Tom Bissell is not a household name in Portland.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 AARON MESH

Fall Arts Guide 2011: Bring On the Rain

Dayglo landscapes, feral children, killer choruses and more art to keep you sane this fall.


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The day is coming, not long from now, when you will have to go inside.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL, RICHARD SPEER, BEN WATERHOUSE, HEATHER WISNER
 

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