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Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
While this Hawthorne eatery isn't dirt-cheap, there are still tasty bargains to be found here, ranging from the lunchtime Blue Plate special (a half-sandwich with salad and soup, $8) to quesadillas (black bean and cheddar $6, chicken verde $7) and caprese pizza ($10). The yuppified, sterile decorati   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Nick Budnick

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
Whether you're a health nut or a freak for french fries, Dots is ready to serve, with offerings ranging from humongous home-cut servings (jalape�o-cheddar fries $4.50) to burgers and vegan offerings to compromised veggie-head heaven in the garden border melt ($6.50). A hipster hangout since 1992 t   More
 
Friday, February 17, 2006 Nick Budnick

Bad Blood

How a lawyer once suspected of sexual abuse gets taxpayer money.


News Stories
Two years ago, when one of the state's top death-penalty lawyers left Oregon for Las Vegas, people thought he'd never come back. Criminal-defense lawyer Griff Healy was under investigation by the Oreg ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Nick Budnick

Tainted Goods

Did Uncle Sam boost Portland's stolen-goods trade?


News Stories
The Portland Police Bureau has faced a monthlong local media siege for allowing a "brazen black market" in which thieves traveled to 10 states to steal goods, then returned here to sell them to second ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 Nick Budnick

Gunning For Grubbs

Untimely lawsuit spells bad news for assistant chief and Police Bureau.


News Stories
A long legal battle in which a top male cop allegedly called a female detective "that fucking bitch" and said her "career is over" is about to hit the Portland Police Bureau—at precisely the wro ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 Nick Budnick

Leif's Auto Body Experience

Under the hood of a Portland collision-repair business.


News Stories
From the posters of surfers and racing yachts hanging on his office walls to the two gleaming white stretch limousines outside to his neatly coiffed hair and power suit, it's hard not to conclude that ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Nick Budnick

News At 11...

Salem cops say KATU reporter may become part of Wirth investigation.


News Stories
If you thought the saga of state Rep. Kelley Wirth couldn't get any more bizarre, you're wrong.In September, a Capitol janitor's girlfriend allegedly ran down the 40-year-old Democratic lawmaker from ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Nick Budnick

One Fine Mess

Portland schools face a financial hole, ticked-off teachers and an end to the local income tax. Now what?


News Stories
When Ann Nice says, "I don't think it's going to be a pretty spring," the Portland Association of Teachers president isn't referring to the weather.At Portland Public Schools, budget and morale issues ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Nick Budnick

Oregon's Supreme Questions

Assisted-suicide, abortion defenders concerned by latest Supreme Court nomination.


News Stories
Defenders of Oregon's assisted-suicide law are worried about the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the law, because court nominee Harriet Miers could have a vote on it.In recent years, the cou ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Nick Budnick

The 10-year Solution

Backers of a local tax for schools want a 10-year income levy.


News Stories
When school officials from Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties meet this Friday, they'll be seeking an agreement to ask voters for approval of a 10-year income tax that spans three counties.T ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Nick Budnick
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