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Fighting Back

Anti-military recruiters make the rounds outside Portland high schools before the Oct. 1 filing deadline.


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Loud, catchy beats bumped from the stereo of a pickup truck, brought to Jefferson High School by volunteers trying to catch teenagers’ attention at the end of the school day. The message that Re ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Rachel Schiff

Hidden At Hempstalk

At Hempstalk, stoners politely sneak off to the woods while organizers and police celebrate their absence.


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The dank, earthy scent of ganja lingered last weekend over Hempstalk at Sellwood Riverfront Park, but at least blazing partakers were nowhere to be seen. The third annual celebration of all things hem ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Rachel Schiff

The Music Died. Then the Musician Gave up the Fight. And Went to Chopsticks Express II.


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Karaoke crooner Michael Wedel-Durrow has ended his month-long protest in front of the kitschy Alibi Restaraunt and Lounge in Northeast Portland.

The karaoke fanatic says he ended his protest because WW's coverage of ...   More
 
Thursday, September 6, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

NEWS: Daughter-Momma Drama at Mount Tabor Legacy


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Less than six months into its new ownership, the Hawthorne venue Mt. Tabor Legacy (formerly Sabala's and the Mt. Tabor Theater) has changed hands once again—this time in a coup lead by the former owner's mother.

Kate Atkins escorted her 26-year-old daughter, Legacy co-owner Dawning McGinnis,...   More
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

NEWS: Daughter-Momma Drama at Mount Tabor Legacy


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Less than six months into its new ownership, the Hawthorne venue Mt. Tabor Legacy (formerly Sabala's and the Mt. Tabor Theater) has changed hands once again—this time in a coup lead by the former owner's mother.

Kate Atkins escorted her 26-year-old daughter, Legacy co-owner Dawning McGinnis,...   More
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

The Day the Music Died

A karaoke bar eighty-sixes a customer for photographing women. One month later, he’s still there.


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Like a dejected lover, Michael Wedel-Durrow stands outside the Alibi Restaurant and Lounge in North Portland, alternately hoping to hurt his beloved bar or win it back. He misses the dim tiki lounge w ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Rachel Schiff

Burning Green

Portland’s “Burners” drive hundreds of miles into the desert to attend this year’s “green” Burning Man.


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General Purpose and his girlfriend, Lady K, have worked since May to design a zero-emissions “art car” for this year’s Burning Man. In keeping with this year’s “Green Man ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Rachel Schiff

I will name him TRIMETron.


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Ready, set, go! Last week, TriMet announced a contest to nickname the new Washington County Commuter Rail. No submissions have been received yet, but TriMet spokeswoman Peggy LaPoint expects "quite a few submissions" before the Oct. 1 deadline.

"It's like naming animals at the z...   More
 
Monday, August 20, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Boston for Portland?


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So much for stodgy, old white men running the state. Today 27-year-old Cyreena Boston announced her run for Democrat Jackie Dingfelder's seat in the State House, representing District 45 of Northeast Portland, Maywood and Parkrose.

Bost...   More
 
Monday, August 20, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

CALLAHAN EXPLAINED! Delving Deep into This Week's Cartoon


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Once more, WW has invited locals to attempt to explain the curious works of our resident cartoonist, John Callahan.

This week, readers were lucky to encounter a more straight-forward morsel from Callahan, a play on a Viagra commerc...   More
 
Thursday, August 16, 2007 by Rachel Schiff
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