Portland Small Business Owner to Sit in During State of the Union Address


Jim Houser, who's owned the Hawthorne Auto Clinic in Portland with his wife for more than 25 years, will sit in the First Lady's Box during President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, Jan. 25.
Houser, a vocal proponent of last year's health care reform, will be the only guest representing Oregon.
The Portland small ...   More
Monday, January 24, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Photographer of Military Funerals Needs Help to Continue His Work

Local photographer Q Madp has long worked to honor U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan with photos of their funerals.

But he says that work is now in jeopardy because of his own   More
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Portlanders Sound Off on Joint Terrorism Task Force at Town Hall Meeting

Portland City Council held its "good ol' fashioned town hall" meeting, as Mayor Sam Adams put it, last night to discuss the possibility of Portland renewing its membership with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.

"Tonight is ...   More
Friday, January 14, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

March Across Hawthorne Bridge to Protest War in Iraq

Portland peace activists will march across the Hawthorne Bridge this Friday afternoon to mark the first U.S. attack 20 years ago on Iraqi forces.

Organizers of what's being called "The 'Gulf War' 20 Years Later" action want demonstrators to meet Jan. 14 at 4:30 pm n...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

And The Local Place Making America's List of Gayest Cities Is ...

Vancouver, Wash., at least according to The Advocate.

The Advocate's 2011 annual gay and lesbian census lists the top 16 g...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

The Longer Path to Adulthood Explained

Oregon State University professor Richard Settersten and blogger Barbara E. Ray, have spent the last decade...   More
Monday, January 10, 2011 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Portland’s Low, Low Home Prices

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Portland's Low, Low Home Prices

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Where Portland Rates Among America's Most Charitable Cities During the Holidays

The Huffington Post reports a recent survey from Causes.com shows Portland residents' donations incr...   More
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

KATU: A Dangerous New Take on Tag for Teenagers

Our news partners at KATU are reporting on a new phenomenon among Pacific Northwest teens that’s a dangerous step up fr...   More
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER
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