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Nov. 13, 2011: Occupy Portland makes its last stand…

40th Anniversary
For 39 days, Occupy Portland turned two downtown parks into a revolutionary campout. In one helter-skelter night, the protesters took over the streets. Then came the dawn, the cops, and the evic   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Feb. 4, 1974: Portland kills the Mount Hood Freeway...

40th Anniversary
Every great civilization has an origin story. For modern Portland, it is an exodus from Moses. That’s Robert Moses, the master builder of New York City’s grid of expressways and bridges who    More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Sept. 4, 1982: The Oregon Journal shuts down…

40th Anniversary
The Saturday, Sept. 4, 1982, edition of the Oregon Journal, Portland’s second daily newspaper, left no doubt it would be the last. “FINAL EDITION,” the headline blared. The spin from the Journ   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Oregon Says Yes to Marijuana

Voters approve making recreational marijuana legal


Oregon has burned down its last prohibition on marijuana.

Voters tonight approved Measure 91, which legalizes the use of recreational weed. The measure leads 54 percent to 46 percent.

The vote means that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will tomorrow begin a year of setting rules for dispensaries, many of which are still hazy in Measure 91. Weed can be legal...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by AARON MESH

VIDEO: Watch the Supercut of Election Candidates' Guilty Pleasures


Still haven't filled out your ballot? Don't feel bad. The people asking for your vote are good at wasting their time, too.

Maybe you need a little motivation—like learning which Game of Thrones book U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) is currently reading, or how many hours your legislators have spent watching Hoarders.

Each year, WW invites...   More
Thursday, October 30, 2014 by AARON MESH

Portland's Water Bureau Foes Revive Demand for Criminal Investigation of Sewer Building


The political activists who tried and failed this spring to wrest control of Portland utilities from City Hall are reviving their call for a criminal investigation into the construction of an expensive Bureau of Environmental Services office building.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by AARON MESH

Alta Bike Share is Moving to New York City


Portland company Alta Bike Share went to New York City last summer. It isn't coming back.

New York-based investment firm REQX Ventures confirmed today what's been widely expected for months: It's buying Alta Bike Sha...   More
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by AARON MESH

Mayor Charlie Hales Proposes Color-Coded Chart to Track Cost Increases on City Projects

Hales responds to damning city audit of sewer building.


Responding to a damning city audit of a sewer office building that tripled in cost, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is proposing a public report to track cost increases on any contract or construction project that goes before City Counc...   More
Monday, October 27, 2014 by AARON MESH

Neighborhood Coalition Says Airbnb Hosts Are Failing to Get New City Permits


Nearly three months after Portland City Hall legalized short-term rentals like Airbnb, a coalition of neighborhood associations is complaining that the newly-legit room renters are ignoring the requirement that they obtain city permits.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 by AARON MESH

VIDEO: Watch the Full Weed Debate, Complete with Catcalls and Lies


Tuesday night's debate on legalizing recreational marijuana had a harsh buzz.

The audience at Portland State University's Lincoln Theater knew where they stood on Measure 91 (they,    More
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by AARON MESH

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