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Cheap Eats 2009

Food Reviews & Stories
You’re in the right place when a super-friendly server offers a steaming cup of green tea while you puzzle on a rainy day what to order from this Japanese food cart’s 14-item menu. And, it turns out, no puzzling was needed; both dishes I ordered were tasty and filling. The spicy teriyaki   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 HENRY STERN

Sam’s Club

There’s huge interest in the mayor’s first State-of-the-City speech. Is it the “economic crisis”?

News Stories
A mayor’s annual State of the City speech is usually a dry affair. The mayor delivers a laundry list of policy goals blended with squishy aspirations to City Club of Portland’s weekly Frid ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 HENRY STERN

Ed Tick

The U.S. sends our troops to war, this psychotherapist takes them back to heal.

Q & A
Ed Tick doesn’t lack for work. A clinical psychotherapist and author based in Albany, N.Y., who has treated survivors of wars and other global horrors for three decades, Tick obviously has plent ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 HENRY STERN

Jeana Frazzini

Basic Rights Oregon head can’t stand the lie, not the liar.

Q & A
Basic Rights Oregon executive director Jeana Frazzini agreed a couple weeks back to visit our office on Jan. 22 so we could chat about her group’s legislative agenda to advance gay rights. Needl ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 HENRY STERN

Bob Tiernan

Oregon’s GOP chairman on the business of being a Republican and why gay, agnostic Portlanders should vote for Republicans.

Q & A
For somebody who just got chosen for a brutal job—turning around the Republican Party in Oregon—Bob Tiernan was in a pretty damn good mood last week. Some might wonder why Tiernan laughed ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 HENRY STERN

How Deep Is Your Guv?

The governor is almost on the shelf. Here’s how he’s done so far.

News Stories
Rod Blagojevich or Eliot Spitzer he ain’t. There’s little risk that Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski—whom even his foes consider a nice enough guy—would get caught hawking a U.S. Sen ...   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 HENRY STERN

Hoop Dreams

Can the Blazers really be this good?

News Stories
Dare Portland Trail Blazers fans dream of a playoff run this spring in the tough Western Conference? With a 12-6 record heading into the New York game Dec. 2, the Blazers have soared past pre-season e ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 HENRY STERN

Ingrid Newkirk

PETA co-founder is a “press slut” and proud of it.

Q & A
Ingrid Newkirk is quick with a quote or to light up some folks. As co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in 1980, Newkirk has had a lot of practice at both. Newkirk and PETA, whic ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 HENRY STERN

Obama Drama

Deciding a president, Oregon’s next senator and a dozen state ballot measures.

News Stories
America elected a black man as president on Tuesday. Rivaled only by “Man Lands on the Moon,” the underlying news in the sentence above is among the most monumental in this nation’s ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 HENRY STERN

Michael Tomasky

A national political commentator looks back on his forecasts for 2008, and gives us one more for election day.

Q & A
Michael Tomasky makes his living as a political commentator and editor of Guardian America, a year-old online version of the 187-year-old British newspaper for readers interested in America. But Tomas ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 HENRY STERN
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