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The Tooth of the Matter

A new call to put fluoride in the city’s water raises old fears.

News Stories
After 54 years of opposition, the City of Portland is moving to put fluoride in your drinking water. Upstream Public Health, the group behind the fluoridation move, launched what amounted to a p   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Running For Covers

Commissioner Amanda Fritz now wants to protect the city’s reservoirs with plastic.

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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is shopping for pool covers.  Fritz has been making the rounds at City Hall pushing a plan to install plastic floating “membrane” covers to protect Portla   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Exclusive Interview: Former Timbers Goalkeeper Troy Perkins

Says Timbers fans "deserve a lot better than they're getting"


It's not just the thousands of Portland Timbers fans who are still scratching their heads over the team's decision to trade away goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
Perkins is, too.Perkins was often the most reliable player on a team that has proven a disaster this season. After John Spencer was fired in July as head coach, Timbers general manager and interim coach Gavin Wilkinson ci...   More
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Finder 2012 is on Streets Now


Well, it’s that time again. Summer has slid inexorably from pleasant to slightly sticky in its heat, half the people you know are on vacation somewhere that the other half can’t afford, and Willamette Week is issuing its annual Finder guide to Portland.We like to think of it as a terribly pleasant time of year.Finder is a city guide geared not just toward tourists or newco...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Campaign

Pressing flesh, punching babies.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell have become the paunchy, awkward Wayans brothers of American comedic film, broad-stroked and choked up with cheap gags, sweaty and desperate for the audience’s   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

London Not Calling

Ann Romney’s horse is in the Summer Olympics. Why not these world-class athletes from Oregon?

Cover Story
Every two years, the Olympic Games noisily emerges as the pinnacle of bewildering human endeavor.  The Games’ most familiar events—skiing and...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Don’t Drink the Water!

If you did, you’d know what a crazy, panicked overreaction we had to the latest contamination scare.

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On July 21, Multnomah County and city officials warned Portlanders that their drinking water had tested positive for E. coli...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 29

The Hazel Room

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Day 29 of our 31-day ice cream binge, Scoops' out for Summer, we get nostalgic at a newish Hawthorne cafe.

The Hazel Room
3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 756-7125, thehazelroom.com.Price per scoop: $2
Most popular flavor: The cast rotates at whim. Flavors have...   More
Sunday, July 29, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 26

Staccato Gelato

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Our month of eating ice cream every single day continues...
Staccato Gelato
232 NE 28th Ave., 231-7100; and 1540 SE Bybee St., 517-8957, staccatogelato.com.Price per scoop: $2.25 for a single scoop, $2.75 for a duplex, $3.50 for a triple-decker.
Most popular ...   More
Thursday, July 26, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Love and other aliens.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Following up on 2007’s much-venerated, sordid metaphysical puzzle box Timecrimes, director Nacho Vigalondo again cracks the genre box wide open in Extraterrestrial.  Across all of Spain, 4-   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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