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Red and Black Co-owner Speaks Out

Red and Black Café co-owner John Langley, whose    More
Monday, June 7, 2010 by Ott Tammik

Students Develop a Portland Peace Prize

Some Portland high school students will honor local peace activists this month with a new “Portland Peace Prize.”

After studying Nobel Peace Prize winners for several months, students at the L...   More
Saturday, June 5, 2010 by Ott Tammik

Drink 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
The warehouse-turned-brewery is a great concept (and a recurring one in Portland) in theory, if not always in practice. The overall atmosphere at Amnesia seems a bit lazy, but in the end it’s all about the beers, and this brewpub has plenty of those. Outside, there are sausages and burgers on    More
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Ott Tammik

Drink 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
Across the street from a gun shop, the Slingshot is a dim hideout for hipsters, rockers and neighbors alike. The kitchen has limited—but good—food; spices and silverware are delivered in cardboard PBR sixers. The bartender says the place got its name because they kill people with slingsh   More
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Ott Tammik

Drink 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
With bike frames hanging overhead at the bar, the HUB is the perfect spot for your typical IPA-worshipping Portland crowd. The fireplace, bright colors and self-proclaimed urban style set a warm mood under an arching, arklike ceiling. The menu does not expand much beyond sandwiches, calzones and bur   More
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Ott Tammik

Neil Heilpern

This man knows it’s not easy to be old and gay.

Q & A
Neil Heilpern is scared that one day he might end up in a retirement home surrounded by straight residents and staff who will treat him “like dirt.” Heilpern, a 67-year-old bisexual man wh ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Ott Tammik

Happy Hemp Week

This week marks the first Hemp History Week, as businesses and activists organize at 200 events and 32 states for the re-introduction of hemp as a legitimate agricultural crop.

Among the states hosting events is Oregon, where hemp supporters and groups will gath...   More
Monday, May 17, 2010 by Ott Tammik

World Cup Roulette: Why One Portlander Cares Very Much Who Wins Soccer's Global Championship

Portlander Barry Biechner has put his fate in the hands of the 2010 World Cup. The 27-year-old production worker at the Crystal Ballroom vowed last week to live in the country that wins soccer's globa...   More
Monday, May 17, 2010 by Ott Tammik

Forest Park Trees Dying?

A Linfield College environmental studies professor says her research in Forest Park —one of the largest urban parks in America— shows that trees are dying younger and more quickly.

Linfield prof Nancy Broshot has data showing, ...   More
Thursday, May 6, 2010 by Ott Tammik

Gulf Oil Spill = Canceled Lecture in Portland by NOAA Chief Administrator

Jane Lubchenco, chief administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has cancelled her lecture that had been scheduled for tonight at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
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Monday, May 3, 2010 by Ott Tammik
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