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Bike Guide 2014: For Portland, Buy Portland

Cool bike gear from local companies.

Bike Guide
1. Little Lifter Walnut Studios, walnutstudiolo.com. This very twee Portland-made leather gizmo was the subject of a wildly successful Kickstarter ($20,000!) campaign, and caused a minor imbrogl   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Bike Guide 2014: Carpet Bagging

Portland International Airport’s iconic terminal carpet is set to be replaced by the end of the year. Local cycle companies are paying tribute.

Bike Guide
1. PDX Airport Bidon, $25 The Athletic, theathleticcommunity.com. Printed on Specialized’s Purist water bottle, a polymer treated with silicon dioxide in a process called “plasma-enhanced ch   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Bike Guide 2014: Full Portland Bike Shop Directory

Bike Guide
21st Avenue Bikes  916 NW 21st Ave. (Alphabet District), 222-2851, 21stbikes.com.  New bikes (Globe, Salsa, Specialized, Surly), custom builds, rentals. Parts and labor for flat repair: $1   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Bike Guide 2014: The Weirdkeepers Shops and Rides

Bike Guide
Community Cycling Center
1700 NE Alberta St., 287-8786, communitycyclingcenter.org, Sunday-Friday 11 am-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-7 pm.
The trippy mural on the northwest corner of the Communi   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Staff

Hot Seat: Ted Wheeler

The State Treasurer—famously averse to risk—wants to gamble millions for college scholarships.

We didn’t think we’d see State Treasurer Ted Wheeler out on the campaign trail for another two years. He won election in the last cycle to a full four-year term after being appointed in 2010   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 WW Staff

Deborah Kafoury Wins County Chair Race

"This time, I'm really done," Jim Francesconi says.


Former Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury will get the promotion she’s been asking for.
Voters elected Kafoury as county chair Tuesday night. Early results show her leading former City Commissioner Jim Francesconi 65 percent to 18 percent. Four other candidates split the remaining vote.
Kafoury will fill out the remaining term this year for ex-chair Jeff Cogen</...   More
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by WW Staff

Monica Wehby Wins GOP U.S. Senate Nomination


Republican Monica Wehby is headed to a faceoff with U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in the November election—but hurt by personal revelations in the final days of the primary.
Wehby, a Portland neurosurgeon, handily beat her chief opponent in the GOP primary, state Rep. Jason Conger Tuesday night.Early results show Wehby with 53 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Con...   More
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by WW Staff

Taylor and Nosse Win Hotly Contested Oregon House Primary Races


Democrats Kathleen Taylor and Rob Nosse have emerged with their party's nominations from two of the more crowded and bitterly fought primary races for the Oregon House of Representatives.In House District 41—covering Milwaukie, Oak Grove and Portland’s Eastmoreland and Sellwood neighborhoods—Taylor was leading her closest opponent, Deborah Ba...   More
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by WW Staff

Dept. of Shameless Self-Promotion: WW Wins 13 SPJ Awards

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We're proud to announce WW won 13 first-place awards at the Society of Professional Journalists banquet May 17, including for general excellence. WW scored two first-place awards among alternative newspapers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska for stories published in 2013. (Results in half of the categories of this contest are not yet in.) Investigativ...   More
Monday, May 19, 2014 by WW Staff

Queer the Way

QDOC wants to make you think. And probably cry.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Eight years in, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival remains the only one of its kind in the country, with no sign of slowing. The 11 films this year range from political rallying cries    More
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Staff
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