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Breakfast Guy: J & M Cafe

Every few years, my parents come out from Tennessee for a visit. They grew up in Mississippi during the Depression, swore they'd leave poverty behind, and have done a fine job of it. Dad is a radiologist, and when they travel, they travel in style. They pick their hotels from books like Luxury ...   More
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 by Paul Gerald

Breakfast Guy: Gateway Breakfast House

The defining moment of our trip to the Gateway Breakfast House was the arrival of my friend Tom's pancakes. I've eaten in more than my share of Portland restaurants, and I've never seen a table let out a collective gasp like the one generated by those pancakes. It was part awe, part humor, and part fear. Tom looked like he had walked into a pickup basketball game and found out he was guarding Shaq...   More
Monday, November 20, 2006 by Paul Gerald

Empty Net

Where have all the Portland Winter Hawks fans gone?

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Last Friday was a good night for new Portland Winter Hawks co-owner and president Jack Donovan: biggest crowd of the season, his team won and nobody yelled at him.Donovan, one of three owners who took ...   More
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 Paul Gerald

See Jane Play

How women scratch their football itch with the Portland Shockwave.

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Rebecca Brisson says she's "the son my dad never had."Growing up in Michigan as the daughter of a high-school football coach, Brisson was the ballgirl while her mom kept stats. With only flag football ...   More
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Paul Gerald

Chris Agnello

The new Timbers GM and coach kicks it on whether soccer will ever be more than a mainstream afterthought.

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Portland Timbers management brought Chris Agnello to town to make their minor-league soccer team work.Agnello, hired in December 2005 as the Timbers' coach and general manager, has achieved that goal ...   More
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Paul Gerald

The Other Fish In The Sea

If the Blazers ever leave, we'll still have pro hoops: the IBL's Chinooks.

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Fear not, Portland pro basketball fans: Even in the unlikely event that Paul Allen finagled a way to move his money-hemorrhaging Trail Blazers, the city would still have professional basketball.This o ...   More
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 Paul Gerald


Why Portland never gets the NBA All-Star Game.

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The NBA's best players and the cash-toting visitors who follow them will again bypass Portland this weekend.The league has never awarded the Trail Blazers—who entered the NBA in 1970—its a ...   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 Paul Gerald

Taking Care Of Business

How Portland's new pro lacrosse team can make its nut.

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Consider a traditional pro sports startup like the Trail Blazers 35 years ago: Rich, middle-aged men came up with a team name, then found a coach, players and a place to play. Their marketing plan for ...   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Paul Gerald
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