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RUN, RABBIT, RUN

Big changes in store for a landmark Division corner - and some are unnerved.


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Randy Rapaport does not match the mental picture of a "developer"-let alone one who would scare a Southeast Portland neighborhood full of coffeeshops and organic grocery stores.The 45-year-old Maine n ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Zach Dundas

BY THE SWORD

In a quiet suburban sports factory, Oregon's fencers slash their way to international glory.


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Quick: The best sports team in Oregon right now is...?While that's obviously a question with no single answer, but you might concede that a squad makes a good case if it boasts:*a reigning Olympic cha ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Zach Dundas

POLITICAL GAMES AND ECCENTRICITIES

The latest political backstories in the battle over PGE.


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A lot of powerful interests hate the City of Portland's effort to buy Portland General Electric from Enron.So it struck many observers as odd that the small, underfinanced Multnomah County Libertarian ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Zach Dundas

FIRST. LIVE. LOCO.

Fox 12's mayhem and mugshots are driving Portland's TV news insane.


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Forget London bombers, Caribbean hurricanes or Baghdad insurgents. Portland, in its own right, is one scary town.Scumbags pay for sex next to a local school. Cell-phone voyeurs lurk in parking lots. P ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Zach Dundas

PLACID, DECENT, COMPETENT...

But what else? Drawing a bead on PDC's new leader.


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When Bruce Warner got the public nod as the Portland Development Commission's new boss, more than a few staffers crowding the agency's meeting chamber looked puzzled.They were not alone.Running the ci ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 Zach Dundas

JUMPTOWN JUMPSTART

Young developers work to save legendary Portland jazz club.


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The last brick-and-mortar survivor of North Williams Avenue's sizzling '40s nightlife scene could live again-if two young developers can secure another $1 million by July 8.Today, the old Multi-Craft ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Zach Dundas

CHRISTOPHER ROOKS

Mercy Corps activist from Portland heads to Scotland for the G-8 summit (plus a close encounter with Bono?).


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When leaders of the world's wealthiest countries (the so-called Group of Eight, a.k.a. G-8) meet next week in Scotland, Christopher Rooks will be front and center in the do-gooder horde to greet them. ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Zach Dundas

COMING CONTRACTIONS

This year's budget on ice, City Council takes aim at next year.


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This Thursday, City Council puts Portland's budget to bed, finalizing $7 million in cuts after rookie Mayor Tom Potter's first number-crunching run through the $2 billion spending jungle. But city emp ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Zach Dundas

The PDC Beauty Contest

The lucky winner gets a prize.


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Running the 200-plus employee Portland Development Commission with its $240 million annual budget poses a monster job in the best of times.These aren't the best of times for the city urban-renewal age ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Zach Dundas

PDC: THE LOAN ARRANGER

Lawyers and stockbrokers move in on sweet agency loans.


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High-powered downtown law firms and investment houses are chasing-and in line to get-six-figure loans they may never have to repay from a Portland Development Commission program intended to encourage ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Zach Dundas
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