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Wheelie Great People

In America's most bike-friendly city, cycle heroes abound. So, in recognition of these holy rollers, Portland's Bicycle Transportation Alliance is gearing up nominations for this year's Alice B. Toeclips awards. And they are asking for more community input.

Ah, the Alice award. M...   More
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Painted into a Corner—Portland's Widespread Graffiti Pandemic

As reported earlier this week, the Woodlawn neighborhood in Northeast Portland was hit with a rash of gang graffiti during the Holidays.

In response to the story, City Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Marcia Dennis wants to make one thing clear: Northeast Dekum Street is not the on...   More
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Slam Dunk For Nike

Beaverton-based shoe giant Nike has once again been named to Fortune magazine's list of the 100 best companies to work for. Compiled annually, the list is based both upon an evaluation of the policies and culture of...   More
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Smith Switches Stance on Surge

The attempt to play both sides of the field must be leaving Senator Gordon Smith exhausted. Flip-flopping can take a lot out of a guy.

You see, at the end of last year, Smith was ramping up opposition to the Iraq war, which he voted for and had supported for many years. He piqued...   More
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Paint by Numbers: Possible Gangland Graffiti Hits Woodlawn Neigborhood

Graffiti has long been used to mark territory, post challenges, publish slogans, and ...   More
Thursday, January 4, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Tearing It Up

What you should know about the upcoming transit mall rip-up.

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Steady yourself, Portland. The downtown transit mall goes under the jackhammer Jan. 14, as part of a $557.4 million project to add light rail between Union Station and Portland State University, as we ...   More
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Macy's Undergoes Year Long Facelift

Sometimes, too much change is a bad thing.

Take, for example, the downtown Macy's—formerly the landmark Meier & Frank, Portland's premier old-school department store since apporximately 900 BC. Macy's, the store's owner, rebranded it in September, then shut its doors last Saturday for a major remodel. The store's reopening is vaguely forecast for "holiday 2007," with s...   More
Tuesday, January 2, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Mark your calendars: Bye-bye, buses. Hello, traffic.

A reminder that there's tough news for commuters in the new year.

To make room for MAX line expansions, TriMet is shuffling around lots of downtown bus stops.

Currently, 29 bus lines chug along the bustling 5th and 6th avenues in Southwest and Northwest. Starting Jan. 14, 17 of those lines will be bumped down to the even more pedestrian and auto congested Southwest 3r...   More
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Such a Used Car Deal

Sleaze in the used car industry? For shame! Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers filed an agreement this month with AAA Oregon/Idaho Autosource, LLC, nailing the used car broker for an alleged back-end profit scam.
According to the AG's office, the company's problems included marketing it...   More
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner
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