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Balance Beam

Questions ahead for Beam Development's Burnside Bridgehead proposal.


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In the Burnside Bridgehead saga-the fight over a quarter-billion-dollar project to turn five blocks at the bridge's east end into a big mixed-use complex-Brad Malsin has vaulted from outsider to front ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Zach Dundas

TOM POTTER

Portland's new boss talks earthquakes, the FBI and remaking the city.


Q & A
Tom Potter took over as Portland's mayor just over three months ago. And, boy-he really took over.In a city with a rare "weak mayor" government, where power is usually split among the mayor and four C ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Zach Dundas

Mississippi Wi-Fi'ing

Grant cash will fund NoPo wireless wonderland.


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As many as 3,000 people who live on or around North Mississippi Avenue-as well as the flock of shops and restaurants crowding the North Portland strip-will get free wireless Internet this spring.The n ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Zach Dundas

Ranger Potter on Patrol

Danger! Hot spending decisions, coming through!


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Rookie Mayor Tom Potter hikes into a major political tinderbox this week, ax and bucket in hands, with his first budget proposal.With Potter and the City Council trying to divvy up dwindling cash, her ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Zach Dundas

The Ghosts of City Hall

Portland's budget battle focuses on a phantom menace.


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City Hall is haunted!Vanished officials and employees wander the corridors. The specter of an "office support specialist III" lingers, forever condemned to write reports mere mortals can't read. A pha ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 Zach Dundas

1979


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Live in a Doom TownPunk rock's PDX genesis.A musty old walkup on the lower Southwest side is packed with the cream of Oregon's New Wave elite, all dressed in the height of 1980s mondo bondage fashion: ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 Zach Dundas

Homer's Odyssey

In The Simpsons, Portlander Matt Groening gave TV its best satire ever.


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Parade to Distract Joyless Citizenry-front-page headline, The Springfield ShopperBart. Homer. Marge. Lisa. Dear, sweet Ned Flanders. "Diamond" Joe Quimby. Reverend Lovejoy. Vaudeville refugee Krusty t ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 Zach Dundas

Clubbing Sam

Gresham joins uprising against Wal-Mart.


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Last Saturday, Southeast 182nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard, an unremarkable intersection home to a defunct QFC, became the frontline in a battle pitting Gresham neighbors against the world's biggest r ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Zach Dundas

The Odd Couple

The Leaders in Oregon's gay-wedding war are still at each other's throats. Ain't marriage grand?


Special Section Stories
Among the thousands of unions sealed last March and April after Multnomah County unleashed gay marriage, one is the ultimate example of a dysfunctional relationship.Roey Thorpe, leader of the gay acti ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Zach Dundas

Positively Fourth Street

Mayor Potter deals a high-stakes poker game with the city's budget.


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Maybe we've been watching too much Celebrity Poker Showdown. Or maybe we took Mayor Tom Potter too literally about his "new deal" at City Hall. Either way, the mayor's shake-up of the annual debate ov ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Zach Dundas
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