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Should You Move to Brooklyn?

Another Portlander’s view.

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Having read this week’s cover story (“The Portlandification of Brooklyn”, Willamette Week August 10th, 2011), which paints Brooklyn as Portland-plus-money-and-ambition, you may be considering a   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Adrian Chen

Traces Of Hope

Oregonians searching for family lost in the Holocaust find closure from an unlikely source: the Red Cross.

News Stories
The American Red Cross is well known for its rapid response to crisis. But in February, four Oregonians came to the organization for help with a humanitarian catastrophe older than most Red Cross empl ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Adrian Chen

MEET YOUR CITY COUNCIL: Randy Leonard on Sam Adams

In today's installment in Adrian Chen's weekly series of Candidates Gone Wild video nuggets, Commissioner Randy vents about being the City Hall doormat and dreads the prospect of Adams' replacement:
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by Adrian Chen


Every Wednesday, Adrian Chen comes up with a nugget from his Candidates Gone Wild interviews to show us a new facet of our incoming City Council. Today: Nick Fish on jobs.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008 by Adrian Chen

MEET YOUR MAYOR: Sam Adams on Miracle Whip

Adrian Chen has been finding revealing snippets in the raw footage from the last CGW event for our Wednesday "Meet Your City Council" feature. Today, Mayor-elect Sam Adams offers advice on his choice for safe sandwich-making (always use a condiment, kids!):</...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 by Adrian Chen

MEET YOUR CITY COUNCIL: Randy Leonard—The Musical

The Candidates Gone Wild event, presented by WW and the Bus Project, has been wildly successful in letting political figures show their hidden talents to voters. Lately, Adrian Chen has been diving into the raw footage from the last CGW event for our Wednesday "Meet Your City Council" feature and com...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 by Adrian Chen

VIDEO: Meet City Commissioner Nick Fish

In today's installment of the new Wednesday video feature, Meet Your City Council, Adrian Chen draws out the newest Portland city commissioner, Nick Fish. (See the first installment with Sam Adams here, alon...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by Adrian Chen

VIDEO: Meet Your Mayor

Editor's note: Adrian Chen just can't let go. Not only have his trailblazing mockterviews become a much-anticipated clown barrel in the    More
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 by Adrian Chen

VIDEO: A Beer with Sleeve Nohooke

If you caught last weekend's Civil War basketball game, you saw a hilarious campaign spot for U.S. Senate candidate Steve Novick called "A Beer With Steve Novick," which highlighted Novick's hook-hand and its less-than-obvio...   More
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 by Adrian Chen

Shifting Fortunes

Two fortune-tellers and a century of clairvoyance in Portland.

Featured Stories
On Jan. 9, 1939, William C. Haight, a writer with the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Writers’ Project, climbed the stairs to the Orange Lantern Tea Room on the third floor of Port ...   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Adrian Chen
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