It was bound to happen: Portland's most famously bespectacled former mayor, Sam Adams, now has his own custom style that anyone can now buy.Adams, whose thick-rimmed hipster glasses put him in the four-eyed company of Buddy Holly and More
A Marion County man is suing his former company, saying they wrongly fired him due to injuries he sustained while trying to suck gas out of a tank with his mouth on the job.In a suit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court Thursday, Dennis Cozby says that McMinnville-based Evergreen International Aviation Ground Logistics Enterp...More
I guess we here at WW can know we've hit the big time in the cultural zeitgeist: we have our own parody Twitter feed.On Tuesday, someone launched the feed "WWeekHatesIt," billed as "Portland's only independent AND cynical newspaper."It's issued two tweets, including this one: "Campaigns spend money on things. Well, @wweek HATES IT!"
Now that they've gotten their way, the Friends of the Mounted Patrol need to make hay.Mayor Charlie Hales agreed to keep the Portland Police's horse unit—set to be cut—in an announcement last week. But there was one caveat: the Friends need to raise $400,000 for the next two years to cover non-oper...
Why cops are increasingly using nicknames to catch robbers.
When the cops arrested 46-year-old Weston Miner Rogers for
robbing three local banks, Portland police crowed in a press release
about the capture of the “Hammer Pants Bandit.”
Why the nickna
Syphilis is back—and it’s spreading quickly among gay men who don’t use condoms.
Novice Sister Donna Vanewday sways to the pounding dubstep
in Old Town’s CC Slaughters nightclub, cooling himself with a black fan.
It’s hot as hell inside a nun’s habit.
He’s a towering
New York City's Citi Bike program launched yesterday, and one of the $825 rental bikes was stolen only minutes after arriving in the city.
The program is being run by Portland contractor Alta Bicycle Share and is another in a long stream of More
More than 4,000 people have signed up for an anti-Monsanto march in Northeast Portland this Saturday.A Facebook event listing bills the event as a peaceful march against the ever-growing pervasiveness of the megacompany's GMO seeds in foods and farming.
"Monsanto has put corporate profit before the welfare of famili...
Washington Republicans Call the Letter a Scare Tactic
If Oregon and Washington don't break ground on the Columbia River Crossing by spring 2014, the federal government may ask for its $178.5 million back.
The news was delivered in a letter (PDF) to Matt Garrett and Lynn Peterson—directors of Oregon and Washington's departments of transportation, respectively—on April 19 ...