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Roey Thorpe

Are civil unions a sellout, or too much too soon? The leader of Oregon's biggest gay-rights group ponders a Freedom Summer, Karen Minnis and political reality.


Q & A
With the Oregon Legislature plunging into the question of civil unions for same-sex couples with Senate Bill 1000, Basic Rights Oregon director Roey Thorpe finds herself back in the tumult.Not that Th ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 HENRY STERN

MAD LIB


News Stories
Even the most ardent Oregon Democrat would probably have a hard time filling in the blanks about Pete Sorenson.Sorenson has been running across the state in his 1996 Saturn these past four months, har ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 HENRY STERN

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
There are few better places in town to while away the hours with a cold one on a warm summer evening while watching the MAX trains swoosh by than the outdoor patio of ex-Mayor Bud Clark's tavern. And a cozy booth inside, under the string of colored lights is a pretty damn good way to get warm with a   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 HENRY STERN


Food Reviews & Stories
When a restaurant has been consistently good, it’s easy to take it for granted. Don’t fall into that trap with Chef Greg Higgins’ eponymous eatery kitty-corner from The Oregonian . When Higgins upscaled the location of what had been a string of less-than-stellar eateries more than    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 HENRY STERN

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
This pub is all about comfort: Live music every night in a setting that feels like a really cool basement, with an exposed brick wall, cracked leather bar stools, jeans-wearing clientele and pinot gris served in a regular glass if you feel compelled to order wine. Beer is the ticket here, with a nic   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 HENRY STERN

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Tucked into a small corner of downtown, this wonderfully homey hole in the wall buzzes with a comfortable cacophony of 10 different table-top conversations among flannel-wearing patrons and a barkeep who radiates “I’ll bring it out to you” friendliness. Dog-eared books line the pub   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 HENRY STERN

Drink 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
The 21-year-old Central Oregon brewery planted its bar stools in the Pearl District last year. The new pub has a chain feel—TVs tuned to ESPN, huge plate-glass windows letting in way too much light for a bar and carved wood decor trying a bit too hard to be authentic Oregon. Fortunately, the b   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 HENRY STERN


Food Reviews & Stories
For a takeout cafe that shares a name with one of history’s most famous pacifists, Gandhi’s has ruthlessly—and regularly—blown away its neighbors in this downtown food court for the better part of a decade. How does the East Indian eatery generate such long lunchtime lines? B   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 HENRY STERN


Food Reviews & Stories
All the sandwiches at this distinctive red, black and silver cart, served on baguettes from Little T American Baker, are $5.50. The three sandwiches we tried were all bready, but in a crisp way. The pesto chicken salad with red onion stood out as filling, and the ham with Gruyère as well as t   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 HENRY STERN


Food Reviews & Stories
Our mid-March visit found a work in progress for this cart offering grilled veggie and vegan sandwiches—the cart moved downtown recently from Southeast Portland—but the sandwiches we ate, all grilled on bread from Grand Central, encouraged us to return to this no-frills spot. The vegan h   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 HENRY STERN
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