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Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Looking for a great romantic spot that won't break your wallet? La Buca serves up casual class at amazingly reasonable prices. You can start with a spinach salad piled with olives and feta under a whisper of lemon-infused olive oil ($3.50) and then fill up with rich, garlicky linguini alfredo ($6.75   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ian Demsky

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Even though it's nestled in the heart of Hipsterville, you don't need a neck tattoo or two watches on each wrist to enjoy a hearty repast at Paradox. They specialize in vegan and veggie offerings, but meat eaters won't feel left out. The Country Comfort breakfast ($8.95) is indeed a "Huge Plate-o-Fo   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ian Demsky

The High Price Of Thrift?

An ex-employee sues Multnomah County, claiming she was fired for trying to spotlight financial misdeeds.


News Stories
Candace Clarke talks finance the way some people talk baseball. She tosses out words like "funding streams" and "deliverables" casually. And she's currently happy as finance director for the First Uni ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 Ian Demsky

School Daze

WW gets a look at the Portland school district's proposed closures.


News Stories
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Vicki Phillips will probably recommend closing 11 Portland elementary schools over the next two years, according to an internal district staff presentation obtai ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 Ian Demsky

Ann Nice

Departing head of Portland teachers' union paints a pretty gloomy picture.


Q & A
Ann Nice's 35-year-plus teaching career ramped into overdrive the past four years when she became the public face for the Portland Association of Teachers.During her time as president of the 4,000-per ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 Ian Demsky

Cell Division

Portland's proposed cell-phone tax may end up unfairly targeting minorities.


News Stories
"Driving while black" is a well-chronicled fear for African Americans who spot a cop's lights flashing in their rearview mirror. And talking on your cell phone while driving is hazardous for all races ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 Ian Demsky

Come Here Often?

Web sites list Portland's best public johns to "share the love."


News Stories
Who knew the first-floor bathroom in the City Hall of Malden, Mass., would rate five stars from www.gayuniverse.com for close encounters of the male-on-male kind?Certainly not the Boston suburb's town ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 Ian Demsky

"My Name Is Randy, And I'm Addicted To Oil."

It's the end of the world as he knows it and Randy White feels fine (sort of).


News Stories
Randy White was a few minutes late to his Wednesday-night meeting in the basement cafeteria of the St. Francis church in Southeast Portland.He dragged a seat up to the 40 or so addicts who sat in a ci ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Ian Demsky

The Conned Artist?

Airbrush artist sues famous sculptor's son for millions.


News Stories
Many adjectives could describe the abstract expressionist paintings of Marco Selvaggia.Bold. Vibrant. Energetic. Dramatic. Expensive.And maybe bogus.The website belonging to the "fourth-generation art ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Ian Demsky

Buff Daddy Redux

Is Columbia Gorge inn owner Geoff "Buff Daddy" Thompson playing by the rules?


News Stories
A funny thing happened when WW called the Columbia Gorge home owned by Geoff "Buff Daddy" Thompson."Hello, View Point Inn," Thompson's partner Angelo Simione answered when WW called Feb. 3.Sounded lik ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 Ian Demsky
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