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Best of Portland 2014: Best Looks


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BEST WISHES In Northeast Portland, on the border of the Irvington and King neighborhoods, where 7th Avenue and Morris Street form a T, there stands a tree. It’s a horse chestnut, with a thick t   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 WW Staff

Best of Portland 2014


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Spoiler alert: There is no best pizza in this issue.  If you’re a longtime reader of Willamette Week—which in November celebrates 40 years of presenting Portlanders with an independent   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 WW Staff

Honors Roll In for Former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh

The last Republican to lead Oregon died Sunday at age 91

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Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh, who in the 1980s led Oregon through its worst economic strife since the Great Depression, died Sunday at age 91. Atiyeh, the last Republican Governor, served from 1979 to 1987, faced a series of budget crises as the state's timber industry collapsed and tossed tens of thousands of people out work. Atiyeh is generally credited with focusing Oregon on economic developm...   More
 
Monday, July 21, 2014 by WW Staff

Hotseat: Steve Novick

The City Commissioner talks about his (so far) unsuccessful fight to raise $50 million a year for streets.


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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick’s road forward is uphill. The freshman councilor has begun a goodwill tour to heal the rancor from his attempt this spring to cram a citywide “street    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 WW Staff

America’s Best Worst Politicians

From Oregon to Florida and from California to New York, an Independence Day look at the bottom feeders of public office.


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King George III was “a Tyrant... unfit to be the ruler of a free people,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence exactly 238 years ago this week. Tommy had it right.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 WW Staff

Mother of Reynolds Shooting Victim Tells KATU She's Grateful to the Community, Sorry for Family of Shooter

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Emilio Hoffman was shot dead last week by a classmate at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, but the 14-year-old boy's mother says she doesn't blame the killer's family.“One life was taken and one life was lost, and I don’t feel anger towards them," Jennifer Hoffman tells KATU-TV, in an interview that will air tonight on the 5 p.m. newscast of WW...   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by WW Staff

Summer Guide 2014: Summering in Portland

Swimming holes, ribs, bocce, frolf and a tour of the metaphorical house that is Portland’s city parks.


Summer Guide
Who really needs tips for enjoying summer in Portland? Grab a knapsack, blanket, bottle and the novel that’s been lingering on your shelf since Christmas and head to the nearest park. If you’v   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Staff

Best Swimming Holes Near Portland

Willie W.K.’s guide to area swimming spots.


Summer Guide
When it comes to swimming holes, Portland’s outer lands are blessed. The Cascades are criss-crossed with pretty little rivers and streams filled with clean, cold water fed by ancient glaciers.    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Staff

Summer Guide 2014: Summer Events Calendar

Something awesome to do in Portland every day between now and Labor Day.


Summer Guide
June Wednesday, June 18 Plan your summer Read this calendar with pen and appointment book. Thursday, June 19 See the best play you missed in 2013 Badass Theatre Company brings back last spring   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Staff

World Cup 2014: Balls & Brews For Breakfast

Call in sick, quit your job—here’s how to party at 7am as the World Cup takes over Portland.


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The average American switches jobs every four years or so. We find it a startling coincidence that the World Cup also comes once every four years. So this is your time to quit that job, “work fr   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 WW Staff
 

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