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At the Hop

Bar Reviews
Nostalgia makes people do odd things. It might make one guy call ex-girlfriends when he’s drunk, another care about a baseball team of millionaire strangers. Or nostalgia might make you plunk a ...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 HENRY STERN

The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis

Author Michael Pritchett gets lost between Lewis past and present.

Historians have long pointed to Lewis and Clark as the rare example of a dual command that actually worked. Most such ventures with two leaders fail, the theory goes, because followers need one leade ...   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 HENRY STERN

Nydia Velázquez

A congresswoman’s first trip to Portland is the latest in her long line of more important firsts.

Q & A
U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez was born 54 years ago in Puerto Rico, the daughter of a sugar-cane cutter. Today, Velázquez is a senior member of Congress after becoming the first Puerto Rican ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 HENRY STERN

Black Power-less

Will it take a lawsuit for Portland to elect a black mayor?

News Stories
Regardless of whether Mayor Tom Potter decides in mid-September to run again, know this: The United States is more likely to elect its first black president next year than Portland is to elect its fir ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 HENRY STERN

Drink Guide 2007

Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: Hangover cure? “Water. All a hangover is is dehydration.” A bar and a place of scientific learning. Cool.The Harp ($4.50 a pop) is good and cold. The Murphy’s Stew ($9) warms you up on a chilly night, and the side of soda bread is a nice touch, indicating    More
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 HENRY STERN

The Fifth Wheel

Mayor Tom Potter didn't promise details in his campaign. And he hasn't delivered many, either.

News Stories
If you want a snapshot of where Mayor Tom Potter fits in City Hall's power structure these days, 15 minutes in council chambers May 2 told you all you needed to know. Fulfilling a promise from his 20 ...   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 HENRY STERN

Doctor gone

Doc who treated Lance Armstrong is out at OHSU.

News Stories
Dr. Craig Nichols, who treated world-renowned cyclist Lance Armstrong for testicular cancer a decade ago, is out at Oregon Health & Science University, WW has learned. Nichols, associate director of ...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 HENRY STERN

Einstein: His Life and Universe

E = MC squared—sweaty feet and all.

Here's a promising recipe for a riveting biography: Pick a scientific genius who made the remarkable jump to world icon from his otherwise-impenetrable field. Choose a subject whose life was a bubbli ...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 HENRY STERN

Kate Brown

Checks in midsession with the top-ranking woman in the Leg about taxes, ethics, civil unions and her political future.

News Stories
Senate Majority Leader Kate Brown has the most political juice—potentially—of any woman in the state Legislature. So as this year's legislative session begins to move out of opening-gambi ...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 HENRY STERN

Silence of the Sam

Will Commissioner Sam Adams let us know what he thinks about charter reform before the May 15 vote?

News Stories
Sam Adams provided the crucial third vote this month when he agreed with Mayor Tom Potter and fellow City Commissioner Dan Saltzman to put major changes to Portland's form of government on the May bal ...   More
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 HENRY STERN
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