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The Other Other Football

Paul Lomanto passes Latin America's indoor soccer craze, futsal, to Portland.


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First, there are the three shaggy-haired teenage dudes, barefoot on the plastic field, blasting the ball into the net, around the court and into each other. Then, there's the scale: a cavernous old ti ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Zach Dundas

Scarf Face

Inside the stomachs, minds and—yes—even the hearts of the Northwest's best, craziest, hungriest competitive eaters.


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A blazing summer day. Hot wind off the Pacific cuts the smell of charred pig over the parking lot of Chinook Winds, Lincoln City's garish tribal casino. The annual Smokin' at the Ocean barbecue festiv ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Zach Dundas

Freedom Flies

For two days, the Libertarian Party made Portland the capital of an alternate political universe.


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The man at the podium wore a light lime-green, calf-length, flowing toga that matched his foam Statue of Liberty tiara, which barely contained an enormous, straggly fright wig. For good measure, he al ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 Zach Dundas

Live Free! (or Die Trying)

Look out, tax lovers and gun haters. The Libertarians are coming to town!


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Whatever you think of the Libertarians, give them this: These guys don't mess around.The Republicans babble about small government, even as pork drips from their jowls. Color the Libertarian Party a d ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Zach Dundas

A Space Oddity

Wondering about those strange green 'monoliths' appearing at Williams and Fremont? Us, too.


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They sprung up a few weeks ago in two vacant lots at North Williams Avenue and Fremont Street. Rectangular, boxy, about tall-man-high, a fetching shade of bamboo green, emblazoned with directions to n ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Zach Dundas

How Portland Found Serenity

Local fans of a sci-fi cult fave go international.


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Judged by the iron rules of showbiz, Joss Whedon's TV series Firefly and the spinoff movie Serenity were failures. Interesting—with their ragged Wild West-meets-sci-fi settings and cast of gunsl ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 Zach Dundas

0 br + 0 ba = lv/wk?

Architects may have cracked Portland's live/work code.


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A solution may be surfacing to the problem that bedevils Portland's artists, small-scale craftspeople and other creative workers: lack of cheap space where it's legal to both live and work.Attempts to ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 Zach Dundas

Breakout Brodie

LumberJax phenom Brodie Merrill will do what it takes to sell an unknown sport in Portland. So what if a few people get hurt?


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Jaxon, the logger-dude mascot for Portland's first-season pro indoor lacrosse franchise wears green for St. Patrick's Day at the Rose Garden. The White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand and Guns 'N Roses blast ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 Zach Dundas

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Everyone knows about places like this�the cupboard-sized, no-frills, somewhat cryptic ethnic joint next to the Plaid Pantry. "They say it's good," you might remark. Or, "Huh, that's the place my buddy Trev goes for $2 sandwiches." Well, wonder no more, intrepid eaters: This tiny outlet for Vietnam   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Zach Dundas

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
A soul-food staple that dropped off the radar when its original North Russell Street location changed hands a few years ago, Doris' reopened in a yellow house on North Williams Avenue. Judging by the sleepy feel of a recent lunch visit, the eating public hasn't quite found its way back. Word to the    More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Zach Dundas
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