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Foreward Thinking

In The Renegade Sportsman, Zach Dundas unearths the foul-mouthed, fun-loving future of sports, starting right here in PDX.


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It’s time for sports fans to start playing a new game—one that’s cheaper; less fame-obsessed. That’s what Zach Dundas, a Portland-based freelance journalist (and former WW staf ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Zach Dundas

A Ducking Shame

As Oregon’s title hopes fade, reality sets in. Pass the gravy, please.


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Here’s a bet. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, many people at the table—maybe Uncle Izzy, maybe the second cousin you’ve always had a disturbing crush on—will not jus ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Zach Dundas

PDX Inked

The whole media universe is humping Portland. We dissect the hype, and how the hell we got here.


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Fellow citizens, it has come to this: Portland needs a restraining order against the national media. We are being stalked. The New York Times is giving us that look again. It makes us feel...funny. B ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Zach Dundas

Bad Lands: A Tourist on the Axis of Evil

Wisdom and warning from America's tourism shock trooper.


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World travel was once a taxing affair. Beyond the hoary old Grand Tour destinations of Europe, an adventurer needed tycoon cash or brass genitalia of Indiana Jones grade. These days, though, destinati ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Zach Dundas

Just Boot It

Portland's Timbers face off against Italy's Ronaldo-worshiping, ex-prime minister pets AC Milan.


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Soccer: A chance to explore other cultures, plus drink beer and wear seasonally inappropriate scarves. This Tuesday night, fans of the Portland Timbers enjoy a rare opportunity to do all of the above& ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Zach Dundas

Garden of Weedin'

Oregon's medical marijuana growers want to win respect, help the sick...and grow the kindest bud on the planet.


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A miniature version of Eden grows in Chris Duback's deep-Southeast Portland basement. But there is trouble in paradise.Visitors wouldn't notice the danger. Everything in this small, white-walled room ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Zach Dundas

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
North Mississippi Avenue was mostly boarded up when this congenial, homespun 'za shop opened about five years back. Now, it's a venerable anchor of the little cluster of cafes and shops lining this pocket-sized main street. With knock-about furniture, a live-music lineup that's eclectic to the point   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Zach Dundas

Dish Review


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Just south of Division, Fu Bonn, a multiethnic Asian mall, looms like a spaceship from Planet Beijing. Its vast grocery teems with fried quail, red-bean snowballs, Japanese baby biscuits, Korean cookies, bundles of raw organ meat for Vietnamese pho, yakisoba and Oregon-made sake. Within the mall, S   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Zach Dundas

Bean Town

Thanks to a gang of coffee fanatics, Portland is the center of a new microbrew revolution.


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They are everywhere. Walk Portland's streets, and it seems they line every block, monopolize every choice street corner.Coffee shops. Not the scores of Starbucks outposts, though they are as invasive ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Zach Dundas

Q&A: THOMAS LUCKETT

A PSU prof talks about the history of conspiracy theories, from 9/11 all the way back to, um, Voltaire.


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Secret explosive caches, not Mohamed Atta and company, brought down the Twin Towers. The Bush administration knew the attacks were coming. In fact, the U.S. government itself planned the most devastat ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 Zach Dundas
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