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Heartbreak Hotel

Despite fierce opposition, officials are set to approve $80 million in subsidies for a 600-room hotel at the Convention Center.


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The lot located at Northeast 3rd Avenue and Multnomah Street doesn’t look like much. There’s a debris-filled hole, where a former Teamsters union hall was demolished last week; a ramshackle    More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Fall Arts Guide 2013: 24-Hour Arty People

A day in the life of Portland’s working artists.


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Art is work. We celebrate the geniuses with virtuoso brilliance and seemingly effortless creativity, but that’s not the way it is for most professionals. Sure, Portland has plenty of dilettant   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 WW Staff

Steal This Plane

A new book tells the wild tale of Oregon’s forgotten skyjackers.


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Metal detectors. Long lines at security. Grouchy guards. Bag searches. Most travelers think these airport customs have their roots in Sept. 11, 2001. Actually, the conventions reach back more th   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 AARON MESH

Hydro Hogs

We reveal Portland’s Top 10 water users.


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Opening our water bill didn’t always hurt this much. Portland once had one of the lowest water rates for American cities its size. But no longer. In 2001, the typical annual residential water    More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Staff

The Queer Frontier

The battle over gay marriage moves to rural Oregon.


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Leighton Reed-Nickerson wheels his black 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible into the parking lot of the Harney County Farmers Market, a collection of a dozen stands selling vegetables, rag rugs   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Real World: Portland

10 people who are living in the city without homes.


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It’s been an eventful month for Portland’s homeless. On July 15, an employee of the Portland Outdoor Store downtown was attacked by a young male who was described by police as a “street ki   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Boys Behaving Badly

How Cogen followed Adams’ fall.


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Jeff Cogen never wanted Sam Adams’ reputation. He wanted Adams’ job. Two years ago, Adams was mayor of Portland, hobbled by revelations in 2009 that he had lied about a sexual relationship w   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 AARON MESH

Best of Portland 2013

We itch to share.


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Anytime a Willy Week writer discovers something awesome in Portland, we fashion a way to write about it. We’re pretty good at this—almost every issue finds us declaring something or other to    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Staff

No Good Deed

Heather Merrifield adopted an abused boy. Now he’s back where the abuse started—and she’s being blamed.


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In 2006, Heather Merrifield tried to rescue a 6-year-old boy named Daniel. The boy had been so severely abused by his mother and father that the state of Oregon terminated their parental rights    More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

I Can Haz Bird?

Portland’s feral cats enjoy a rare kind of immunity.


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It’s early on a Wednesday, and Alison Lord can’t wait to begin castrating.  A veterinarian in private practice in the Pearl District, Lord typically deals with ailments of the pampered    More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD
 

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