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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

Capture or Asylum

Chuck Palahniuk’s Fugitives and Refugees 10 Years Later.


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In junior high, they give you To Kill a Mockingbird. In high school, it’s The Catcher in the Rye. In Texas, we presume, they give you a Bible and a gun. In Portland, sooner or later most new arr   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Black and White and Red All Over

Owners of the Oregonian gamble on the newspaper’s digital future.


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The death of The Oregonian as you know it came at 9:58 am on June 20. That’s when reporters, editors, photographers and designers who put out the 163-year-old daily newspaper were told to “p   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 AARON MESH

Summer Guide 2013: Introduction

Catch a trout, bounce between trees, climb a snow-capped mountain, surf the river and kill your own food.


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Portland reminds us of an adult summer camp—and not just because of the low wages, rugged fashion or widely varied grooming habits. Deserted on winter weekdays, this town really comes alive as   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 WW Staff
 

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