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Touchdown Terry

Clackamas County tycoon Terry Emmert is bringing pro football players to Portland. Why?


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The kingdom of Terry Emmert is easy to miss from Oregon Route 212. A state highway that wears its sprawl as proudly as a new Carhartt jacket, 212 stretches east from Interstate 205 to Boring, sl   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AARON MESH

26 Reasons to Love Portland Right Now


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What comes to mind when you think about why you love Portland? Powell’s, beer, strippers, third-wave coffee, food carts, weird doughnuts, water fountains that don’t stop running, plastic hor   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 WW Staff

Bowling For Love

Match, Tinder and shiny balls: it’s tough to pick up a spare man in Portland.


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Steve’s “tell” should have been his cedar-encased iPhone. Then again, I was never much of a poker player. It’s an unseasonably warm Saturday and thanks to OkCupid, a free dating site wildl   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

The Secret of Yummy Garden

There’s a new business in Portland’s Real Chinatown—marijuana.


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Sunny Chan has a lot of history at Yummy Garden, the Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant he used to own, and at another restaurant he owned, Chinese Garden in Gresham. Today, there’s change afo   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Weed Issue 2014: Green Dawn

It’s a new morning for pot in Portland. We clear the haze.


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Our brains are wired for weed. It’s true. There are proteins called cannabinoid receptors just sitting up there, waiting to be activated. Whenever you toke up, those molecules come alive. You    More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Razed & Confused

The city poured $96 million into reviving Lents. Where’s the rebirth of this East Portland neighborhood?


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In the past few months, Mayor Charlie Hales has talked about changing the way the city of Portland tries to bring struggling, rundown neighborhoods back to life. He calls it “place-making.”   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 AARON MESH

The Hole Story

3 months behind the counter at Voodoo Doughnut.


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“TALKING SHIT ABOUT HALL & OATES WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION.” This sign hanging next to the employee schedule at Voodoo Doughnut is probably a joke, but I’m not quite   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Breaking Bread

How the redemption story of troubled baker Dave Dahl began to crumble.


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For years, a 6-foot cardboard cutout of Dave Dahl greeted customers at Dave’s Killer Breadquarters in Milwaukie. In the photograph, a grinning Dahl—with his baker’s smock, ponytail and anv   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 AARON MESH

Voices 2014

Five Portlanders with innovative theories about space, wolves, beaches, slavery and the Titanic.


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Great ideas start as crazy ideas. Put away the tinfoil—we’re not talking about chemtrails or the Illuminati. Rather, we’re remembering how once-revolutionary theories about the benefits of   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 WW Staff

Clickworthy

I didn’t know how much a news story could change my life. Until I read these.


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Made you look. We live in the golden age of clickbait—the manipulative Web headline that tempts readers with the promise of seeing something outrageous, inspirational or adorable. Sites like   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Staff
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