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Tax Measures For Kids and Greenspaces Pass Easily: Updated

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Portlanders love taxes. That's the tax-away from tonight's results in which bluer-than-blue Multnomah County provided enough "yes" votes to pass Measure 26-152, Metro's five-year operating levy to support greenspaces and natural areas. Portland voters did just enough to overcome tepid support in Washington County and outright hostility in Clackamas County.
The measure was passing 57 per...   More
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by WW Staff

Buel Defeats Gonzalez In Key Portland Public Schools Board Race

Portland School Board

Steve Buel defeated incumbent Martin Gonzalez in Tuesday's election in the race for Portland Public Schools board for Zone 4, which includes North Portland.Buel—who has previously served on the board—is leading Gonzalez 54 percent to 44 percent in the race. Another 2 percent of votes went to write-in candidates.The two men also faced each other in 2009. Normally, t...   More
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by WW Staff

Special Election 2013 Endorsement Cheat Sheet

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As reported today on our website, only 21.5% of ballots for this year's May special election had been received as of the end of the day on Friday, May 17. That means that as many as 78.5% of you hadn't turned in your ballots, a mere four days before the ballot deadline o...   More
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 by WW Staff

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

James Franco, porn stars and hate crimes.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For the seventh year, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival—the only one of its kind in the country—returns for a weekend of gender-bending, boundary-breaking and cross-dressing, with a   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Staff

Puttering Around

Taking a swing at Portland’s putt-putt courses.


Culture Features
Miniature golf is still wholesome. Unlike kickball, dodgeball, roller skating or pinball, it’s still mostly played sober, fueled by ice cream and the sweaty palms of teenage romance. Among the   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Staff

Chew on This

Sure, we’re about to vote on fluoride, but also on issues about kids and open spaces. Here are WW’s endorsements for the May 21 ballot.


Elections
Many election battles vow an eye for an eye. But this spring’s fight is something even fiercer: a tooth for a tooth. This off-year election—held in a season when voters might be understandably   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Staff

Best New Band 2013

10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear.


Cover Story
Close your eyes and think of a typical Portland band. You’re imagining a group of sensitive lumberjacks playing sad-sack folk tunes on old-timey instruments, aren’t you? Ask those truly in   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Staff

Congratulations to our 2013 Eat Mobile Carty Winners

And thanks to our record-busting attendees

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Sunshine, booze and way, way too much food: Yes, our 6th annual Eat Mobile festival had pretty much everything you need for a perfect Saturday evening.3,500 attendees crowded the OMSI parking lot where some of our favorite food carts served up a vast array of foods from Thai iced tea ice cream, to Mauritian samosas, to kombucha.In addition to stuffing a lot of faces, the assembl...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by WW Staff

The Preferred Nomenclature: Answer Key

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The answers to your Jeff Bridges band-name matching game are below. We would have had them up sooner, but our seven-year-old cousin stole our copy of Highlights magazine. Note that the pattern of lines connecting movie to music is also a circuit diagram, holding the key to Jeff...   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Portland Breweries


Beer Guide
4th Street 77 NE 4th St., Gresham, 669-0569, 4thstreetbrewing.com. 4 pm-1 am Monday-Friday. Noon-1 am Saturday-Sunday.  Among the offerings at Gresham’s 4th Street Brewing you’ll spot the   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff
 

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