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Ndamukong Suh Destroyed Soccer in Portland


OK, so that headline isn't totally fair.

But then the entire point of this Grantland essay, timed to Thursday's turkey-day football games, is that stories about Grant High School star-turned-Detroit Lions lineman ...   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by AARON MESH

Save the Swales!

Enviros take the water district battle to the green streets.

News Stories
Southeast Clay Street doesn’t look like a political battleground. On a rainy afternoon, workers in hardhats are digging a hole deep into the sidewalk at the corner of Southeast 9th Avenue, a b   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 AARON MESH

Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia Finalist for University of Nebraska Job


The Oregonian's top editor, Peter Bhatia, is a finalist to become dean of the University of Nebraska's journalism school.

Bhatia, 60, will visit the campus in Lincoln on Dec. 16 and 17. He's one of five finalists vying for the dean's se...   More
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by AARON MESH

Koi Fusion Abandons Free Trail Blazer Tacos


Are you still recovering from a difficult-to-embarrassing weekend in Oregon sports?
Come on, pal. Hold it together. We can get through this—as a community. A brotherhood...   More
Monday, November 25, 2013 by AARON MESH

Kafoury Announces Powerful List of Endorsers In County Chair Race


It's early days in the 2014 race for Multnomah County chair, but Deborah Kafoury landed a solid hit to her opponent Jim Francesconi today.
Kafoury announced endorsements from Gov. John Kitzhaber, former Gov. Barbara Roberts, and four of the five current members of the county commission: Loretta Smith; Judy Shiprack, interim chairwoman Marissa Madrigal ...   More
Thursday, November 21, 2013 by AARON MESH

Hales Fires City's Finance Chief, Jack Graham


Mayor Charlie Hales this afternoon fired the City of Portland's beleaguered finance chief, Jack D. Graham—saying ongoing quarrels over his handling of money are distracting the city.
"I want this city to do its work without distraction," Hales said this afternoon in a statement. "Controversies involving [the Office of Management and Finance] have become a distractio...   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by AARON MESH

Poet Mary Szybist Wins National Book Award


Portland-based poet Mary Szybist has won the National Book Award for poetry for her latest collection, Incarnadine.

Szybist, who teaches English at Lewis & Clark College, accepted the award tonight in Manhattan.

Poetry "is what some describe as soul-making; I count myself among them,"    More
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by AARON MESH

Tumblr Photos Puncture Portland's Image as "America's Best Bicycling City!"


It's been a funny couple of days for bicycle advocates.

On Thursday, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance had to adjust a media campaign after a dust-up with the Oregon Departmen...   More
Friday, November 15, 2013 by AARON MESH

Alta Bike Share's Canadian Partner is "Imminently Insolvent"


Wondering why Portland Bike Share still hasn't announced a launch date? Blame Canada.

As local vendor Alta Bike Share struggles to find private sponsors to launch the city's bike-sharing program next year, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is mull...   More
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by AARON MESH

Fritz Gets $250,000 to Fight Sex Trafficking


City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has wrangled $250,000 in city money for programs to fight the sex trafficking of teenagers.

Fritz tells WW her funding request has the support of fellow commissioners—including Mayor Charlie Hales, who   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by AARON MESH

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