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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Dick Cheney?

Nothing like curing a good New Year's hangover by waking up early in Portland on the first day of 2007 to watch a giant helium balloon launched into the air from under a bridge.
If you're looking to add a little activism into the mix for your New Year's plans, stop by the Steel Bridge this Mon...   More
Thursday, December 28, 2006 by Lance Kramer

And you think you've had a tough day

The Sinkhole that Swallowed a city truck on Tuesday will cause the intersection at Southeast 16th Ave. and Oak Street to be closed for a week.

That news today comes from city officials who say that the exact cause of the accident remains unknown (while also telling us that events...   More
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 by Lance Kramer

Voices From The Street

Wondering what could go wrong with the city's homeless plan? Ask homeless people.

News Stories
City Hall's latest effort to broker peace between downtown businesses and homeless people has largely won praise from the business interests, homeless advocates, police and community members who put t ...   More
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Lance Kramer

Where Goes The Neighborhood

Sylvan Highlands—and its property taxes—is eyed for annexation possibilities.

News Stories
A tax break long enjoyed by one of the area's ritziest neighborhoods is facing scrutiny by City Hall.A portion of the Sylvan Highlands neighborhood is in unincorporated Multnomah County, virtually sur ...   More
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Lance Kramer

MySpace VS. Christmas

Looks like the Grinch is the latest addition to the MySpace "regulatory" staff. Last Thursday, MySpace removed the profile of non-profit organization Christmas in the Northwest for violating the site's Terms of Service.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 by Lance Kramer

To Live and Die on Portland's Streets

On Thursday night, Street Roots will host a memorial service downtown to honor the estimated dozen or more homeless people who die on Portland's streets each year.

Street Roots, Portland's housing-activist publication (if you've never read it, at least you've seen i...   More
Monday, December 18, 2006 by Lance Kramer

Storm Crisis!!!: School Daze

Good news today if you go to morning kindergarten classes in Portland (and if you're reading this, bravo for getting an early start in life on reading the news). You got the day off from coloring, and a “head start” on a three-day weekend. For all other students in PPS, the school s...   More
Friday, December 15, 2006 by Lance Kramer

A Rosa (Parks) Festival

Besides creating a little extra work for the good people at Mapquest, renaming a street in North Portland after civil rights heroine Rosa Parks might seem relatively innocuous – and the last place in town to stage a protest.
But at a ceremony today where City Commissioner Dan Saltzman unveiled ne...   More
Thursday, December 14, 2006 by Lance Kramer

Cheap Eats 2008

Food Reviews & Stories
Besides the rain, there’s not too much that Portland and Addis Ababa share in common—but we’ve still got a surprising amount of good, spongy injera within city limits. Blue Nile has some of Portland’s best tibs (stir-fried beef, $10), doro tibs (sautéed chicken, $10) o   More
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Lance Kramer

Cheap Eats 2008

Food Reviews & Stories
Sunny Bakery Bar serves the eastside working world that’s sprung up down by the water among revitalized industrial brick buildings and the bumpiest asphalt in town. Sammies are short in stature but strong on taste: the salami, provolone, roasted red onion and pesto Finocchiona ($7) goes damn w   More
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Lance Kramer
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