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On The Rebound

The Blazers broke our hearts. Are we ready to get back with the NBA’s hottest team?


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Maybe it was when Kobe’s alley-oop to Shaq sealed Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals. Maybe it was when Greg Oden’s knee exploded for the third time or when Brandon Roy finally gro   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MIKE ACKER

Costly To The Core

How the nuclear plant no one knows about is wasting your money.


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At lunch, you can often find Robert McCullough in the Heathman Hotel dining room. From the moment he sits down, waiters know to ferry him one latte after another as McCullough, one of the nation��   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hook It To My Veins

Portland runs on a steady drip of high-grade coffee.


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We write to you bleary-eyed and shaky. In recent weeks, we imbibed countless cups of caffeinated brew—at cafes early in the morning, at the office all day, and in espresso martinis late at nig   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Greed Card

Two Oregonians found the perfect crime: falsely promising vulnerable immigrants documents. Why are they not in prison?


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Ignacio Estevez was 16 when he came to the United States from Guatemala in 1987 to pluck pistachios in California for 20 cents a barrel. He’s since sweated his way into a construction job with b   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Funniest 5

Meet Portland’s best standup comics, as chosen by their peers.


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Portland comedy shows often feel like house parties. Half the people know each other, and everyone else is bonding over $2 tall boys while griping about OkCupid skeezeballs and roommates who flo   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 WW Staff

Flunk Factories

The ugly truth about graduation rates at Portland’s high schools.


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On a balmy, nearly full-moon August evening, only a few people showed up at a Portland Public Schools board meeting. That was fortunate for board members and Superintendent Carole Smith, because d   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Goofus & Gallant Go To City Hall

One year ago, we elected Charlie Hales as Portland mayor. Did we get a loafer or a leader?


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It was a year ago that Charlie Hales waved to a cheering election-night crowd at the nightclub Holocene, embraced his landslide victory as Portland’s mayor and told    More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 AARON MESH

Buzz Boom Bust

…And boom? Inside Portland startup Carbon Audio’s roller-coaster year. Can it finally put the world on blast?


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The wine cost $12,000 a bottle. It was a ’71 Chateau Petrus, maybe a ’73—Jason Martin can’t remember. But he does know it was Las Vegas in January 2012 at the Consumer Electronics Show,    More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Whack-A-Mole

Portland activists may have outed the wrong guy as an FBI snitch—here’s why they still should be paranoid.


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It was a perfect day for a protest. July 27 broke beautifully—not too hot, a light breeze, Mount Hood gleaming in the distance. At least 1,000 people, from old hippies to young anarchists, t   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Last of the Sad Bastards

10 years after his death, Elliott Smith is still estranged from Portland.


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Elliott Smith sang it himself: Pictures of him are always wrong. So the photo of him at Disneyland, taken in 1996, must be Photoshopped, right? The saddest songwriter in the world—a man who co   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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