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So Long, Hunter

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Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's apparent suicide in Colorado on Sunday is a tragedy—for Thompson's family and fans, but also for Journalism, the patient the Doctor treated.No, his recent writing does not mat ...   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Zach Dundas

Romancing the Skate

Skateboards + Developers = Love.

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Cigarettes, rotting orange peels and trash litter the ground. The broken windows in the nearby buildings recall meth addicts' dentistry. This is Portland's skateboard heaven.In 1990, a bunch of Portla ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 Zach Dundas

Waterfront Brawl

A development controversy is Mayor Tom Potter's first big test.

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When Mayor Tom Potter cast a lonely No vote on plans to increase the height and width of buildings in the new South Waterfront district last Wednesday, it looked like the first major controversy of hi ...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 Zach Dundas

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Portland writer Donald Miller is selling books, wowing fans-and fighting to shake up Christianity as we know it.

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Don Miller sits at Crema, a sleek coffeeshop at Southeast 28th Avenue and Ankeny Street, his cell phone buzzing every few minutes. A magazine photographer is scrambling to reschedule a shoot for that ...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 Zach Dundas

Happy Days 
Are Here Again

Portland’s first vodka 
distillery promises “New Deal” for local drinkers.

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Will a city in love with specialty coffee, microbrew beer and boutique pinot noir warm to its very own vodka? When New Deal Vodka hits the market at the end of the month, two ex-Reedies-turned-compute ...   More
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 Zach Dundas

Larry Dashiell

Jefferson High's principal wants to have your child.

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In 2002, Larry Dashiell became the principal of Jefferson High School. The place was a mess.Less than 700 kids rattled around a building that served more than 1,000 in 1995. In 1997, Portland Public S ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Zach Dundas

Bid Bros. Make Hay

Local biz beats up on O's eBay phobia.

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This week, KGW starts running a commercial that takes a brutal jab at ye olde newspaper classified ads. The spot begins with a red pen slashing through the word "Classifieds" in a cartoon newspaper. T ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 Zach Dundas

Put Me In, Coach

Doctor-turned-developer Brad Malsin is ready to play--and slay the Burnside big-box project.

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Three developers. Three ideas. One site. Whoever wins the battle to redevelop the Burnside Bridge's east end, the result will be a five-block monster. Fittingly, two competitors are industry titans wh ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 Zach Dundas


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The Jock Gods didn't do much for Oregonians in '04 (just ask Joey Harrington). But we could all smile on Aug. 17, when 19-year-old Beavertonian Mariel Zagunis became the first American woman to win Ol ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 Zach Dundas

The Big Bible Blog Battle

Online dissidents blast megachurch.

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In Portland's conservative evangelical circles, City Bible Church is a colossus. Its twin-domed complex at Northeast 92nd Avenue and Fremont Street attracts about 4,000 faithful on Sundays. Pastor Fra ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Zach Dundas
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