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Taking Back Sunday at the Crystal Ballroom, July 29, 2007

You couldn't buy your way into Taking Back Sunday's Crystal Ballroom show last Thursday, no matter how hard you tried. With Crystal's ticket booth closed, and Ticketmaster not taking calls, only fans with tickets given a month in advance got the chance to see an act that regularly sells out stadiums play in a ...   More
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Portland Named World's Second Greenest City

As it turns out, only Iceland is greener than Portland.

At least, according to the July 19 issue of the Seattle-based environmental issues magazine, Grist.
The mag ranked Portland number two in ...   More
Monday, July 30, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Nike Drops Vick

Bowing to pressure in the wake of Michael Vick's federal indictments on dog-fighting charges, Nike announced Friday that it has suspended the Atlanta Falcons quarterback from his contract without pay.

And Nike, which has faced   More
Friday, July 27, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Free Blood Pressure Tests in Pioneer Square

Multnomah County declared Monday, July 30, "Portland Beat Your Risk of High Pressure Day." Free blood pressure tests will be given out in Pioneer Courthouse Square from 10 am to 2 pm on Monday.

Those who can't come downtown to be tested on Monday can also take American Heart Ass...   More
Friday, July 27, 2007 by Paul Leonard

PDX Pop Now! at City Hall, July 25, 2007

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Paul is a WW news intern, whom we sent downtown to check out PDX POP NOW!'s second annual city hall show.] City Hall's front porch turned into a mini-happening Wednesday, with three bands, a stage, and some fans going about their business pretty much ignored by rush-hour downtown Portland strea...   More
Friday, July 27, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Bridge Bidding

Sam Adams wants to do what with the Sauvie Island Bridge?

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Portlanders already recycle bottles, phone books and cell phones—so why not an entire bridge? In response to a question after his City Club speech last Friday, city Commissioner Sam Adams said ...   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Paul Leonard

Hot Time in the Cities

Get ready to start peeling off those layers.

Portland's summer of 2006 was one of the hottest ever recorded, according to researchers at Environment Oregon, who predicted more of the same at the unveiling of a    More
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Sam Adams, Peak Oil and Politics

City Commissioner Sam Adams thinks Peak Oil is coming. And he told City Club's weekly Friday forum that he wants Portland to be prepared, saying "The era of cheap energy is over."

As for the more immediate political questio...   More
Friday, July 20, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Summer Schemes

The May 2008 City Council race begins now.

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Commissioner Sam Adams and Charles Lewis, the man who wants to replace him on City Council, have much in common. Both were born in Montana to financially struggling families. Both eventually settled ...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Paul Leonard

Eastside Cyclists Rejoice!

A missing link in Portland's bike map might finally be filled.

A greenway bike path connecting the Springwater Trail and the Eastbank Esplanade must be part of waterfront developer SK Northwest''s plans, a local Hearing Officer ruled today.

The proposed link would ...   More
Monday, July 16, 2007 by Paul Leonard
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