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Sponsor Cancels Government-Funded Anti-Drug Summit

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The private sponsor of a government-funded anti-drug summit in Madras has cancelled the event after WW first reported it had been set timed to coincide with the fight over Measure 91, the marijuana legalization measure.BestCare Treatment Services said late Thursday it was withdrawin...   More
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by WW Staff

The 50 Plates: 50 Distinctive Foods from 50 States in Portland Restaurants

A culinary road trip.


Food Reviews & Stories
1. Alabama Fried green tomatoes at Bernie’s Southern Bistro, 2904 NE Alberta St., 282-9864, berniesbistro.com. Fried Green Tomatoes, the 1991 movie, is based on Irondale, Ala.’s Whistle St   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 WW Staff

Ripe: Marion is the Berry We’ve Been Waiting For

Now is the time to make the marionberry Oregon’s official state food.


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Marionberries are Oregon's favorite food. We can’t say we’re surprised—everyone loves the locally bred blackberry cultivar. So when we asked readers to vote for what should become our    More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 WW Staff

State Says "No" to Building a Boardman Coal Terminal

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Gov. John Kitzhaber's election-season opposition to shipping more coal down the Columbia River seemed to run against a plan to push forward a new coal terminal in Boardman, where Ambre Energy would offload rail cars onto barges headed downriver.The state Division of State Lands on Monday made a long-delayed announcement that it would deny permits  allowing construction of the Bo...   More
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 by WW Staff

TechfestNW 2014: Welcome to TechfestNW

August 15-16, 2014


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Innovation doesn’t happen alone anymore. Maybe it never did.  The tech boom in Portland didn’t spring up because a solitary coder locked herself in the garage. Rather, it’s been an ex   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW Staff

The Real Reason UO President Michael Gottfredson Quit? Sexual Assault and Money.

UPDATED: Is it that major donors didn't like him? Or that Gottfredson—a criminologist—was undone by the UO basketball rape case?

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The sudden departure of yet another University of Oregon president leaves more questions hanging than answered about why the state’s premiere university can’t keep a leader. Michael Gottfredson quit yesterday after only two years on the job, and one year short off the end of his three-year contract to run the UO. The change comes as the new Uni...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by WW Staff

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Gov. John Kitzhaber Still Hold Big Leads

KATU poll shows little has changed so far in Oregon's big races

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A new poll commissioned by WW news partner KATU finds the two statewide Democratic incumbents facing re-election this year are holding steady with their sizable leads.U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley had as 19-point edge in the survey of 564 voters over his Repub...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by WW Staff

Hot Plates 8/6/14


Food Reviews & Stories
1. Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks 1203 NW 23rd Ave., 477-7133. Portland’s best cheesesteak comes from the wilds of Northeast 154th and Sandy to tony Northwest 23rd. You want the original ($6.   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW Staff

Buzz List 8/6/14


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1. Scout Beer Garden Southeast Belmont Street and 43rd Avenue, scoutpdx.com.  You’re only a block from the Horse Brass—but who wants to be stuffed into a dim British pub on a sunny day?    More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW Staff

New Crop, New Cream

Checking in on Portland’s post-Salt & Straw ice cream and froyo parlors.


Food Reviews & Stories
Salt & Straw changed everything. Before that “farm to cone” product hit the streets, ice cream wasn’t trendy. Gelato, maybe, for people into futbol and Vespas. But, in 2011, longtime   More
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 WW Staff
 

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