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To Our Readers

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When I moved here in 1974 to start as a reporter at a new alternative newsweekly called Willamette Week, Portland was pretty Podunk. There was nothing artisanal, crafty or hip about it. My first   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Richard Meeker

Give!Guide Giving Tuesday: Chance at a Free Electra Commuter Bike


It’s Giving Tuesday, and your email box is flooded. WW’s Give!Guide can help. Our year-end giving program features easy, convenient one-stop giving for 136 local nonprofits and the Oregon Cultural Trust. PLUS: If you give today (giveguide.org), you’ll get the chance to win a great com...   More
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Richard Meeker

WW’s 2011 Give!Guide: Apply Now!

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Do you know—or work for—a Portland-area nonprofit that could stand to raise its profile—as well as a few thousand bucks?  That’s why this newspaper produces Give!Guide each November: We   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Richard Meeker

To Our Readers: Give!Guide Results 2010

You are most incredibly awesome!

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Let’s say that again: You are jaw-droppingly generous. In WW’s just-concluded 2010 Give!Guide, 3,944 of you donated more than $1.16 million to 79 local nonprofits. You also signed up to v ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Richard Meeker

Why Our Readers Are Awesome!

Huge hugs and kisses to thousands of WW readers, who've just helped this year's Give!Guide exceed last year's totals. This means the world to each of the 79 participating local non-profits, and this newspaper can't thank you enough.

And there's still time...   More
Thursday, December 30, 2010 by Richard Meeker

Publisher’s Report

To our readers:

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You’re where our efforts begin—and end. The 400,000 of you in the Portland metro area who pick up Willamette Week or view wweek.com on the Web—or both—are the reason I issue t ...   More
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Richard Meeker

WW’s 2010 Give!Guide

Apply now!

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You must know a nonprofit that could stand to raise a few thousand extra bucks this year—or attract new volunteers. That’s what WW’s Give!Guide is all about: helping dozens of terrif ...   More
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Richard Meeker

2009 Give!Guide Report: THANKS!

Donations to local nonprofits in Give!Guide topped $900,000 this holiday season. Thank you!

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How can we hug all 3,098 of you who so generously supported the nonprofits in Willamette Week’s 2009 Give!Guide? When we started this annual effort in 2004 to raise money for local nonprofits, w ...   More
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Richard Meeker

Publisher’s Report

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IMAGE: Tom MartinezTo our readers: “So—how’s the newspaper business?”   Until about a year ago, that question was typically just small talk. Now, I hear it all the time. ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Richard Meeker

Cheap Eats 2009

Food Reviews & Stories
Here’s one way to handle a dreary, dark, rainy Portland morning: Stop by Sydney’s, ask for a couple of soft-scrambled eggs with toast, butter and jam, add a big cuppa joe, pay your $5 ($3.50 for the eggs and toast, $1.50 for the Caffe Umbria), and sit down with a newspaper or computer at   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Richard Meeker
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