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How to Live Cheap in Portland

Throwing too much money away on food and shelter? here’s WW’s Recession Survival Guide.

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Officially, it’s not a recession. But according to a recent WW poll of several barflies, everybody’s broke. You probably know how to cope with hard times. Pack a lunch. Ride a bike. Find a ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 COREY PEIN

Thomas Frank

The left’s brain on what’s the matter with Obama.

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Before he morphed into one of the few real leftists still taken seriously by the mainstream press, author Thomas Frank had an even lower profile. A University of Chicago-trained academic and now-Wash ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 COREY PEIN

Wu Challenger Joel Haugen Sues Secretary of State

Joel Haugen, the not-really-that-Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Rep. David Wu, is suing Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Our Survey Says: Fritz-Lewis Council Race Enters Fast Money Round

It's been a while since we checked in on the only Portland City Council race that'll be on the November ballot.
Granted, it's still summer, and nobody else has been paying attention, either. But the campaigns are using their public financing to prepare for what looks like it could be a...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by COREY PEIN

While All Of Portland Goes On Vacation, Seattle Mandates Fuel-Efficient Taxis

If Mayor-elect Sam "Plastic Bag Tax" Adams, Commissioner "Sustainable" Dan Saltzman or Randy "   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Another Blow To Cyclists: W. Offers His Endorsement

First the worldwide bad press for "bike rage," now this.
From George W. Bush's interview Wednesday with the Bangkok Post and...   More
Friday, August 1, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Can You Hear Me Now?

Noise complaint pits man vs. woman vs. machine.

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Stop, collaborate and listen: If Vanilla Ice annoys your neighbor, but his beats don’t violate city decibel limits, does it still warrant a fine? This dispute coming soon to Multnomah County Cir ...   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 COREY PEIN

Weekend Reading Catch-Up: The Great PBR Con

Yesterday's New York Times Book Review had a well-worth-reading review of "Buying In," a new book by the NYT Magazine's consumption columnist, Rob Walker.
T...   More
Monday, July 28, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Oregonian Opinionista Opines On Obama Orgy

(Sorry about that headline.)
Quoted on a Poynter Institute post about Sen. Barack Obama's upcoming appearance at the UNITY journalists' convention ...   More
Friday, July 25, 2008 by COREY PEIN

The Unanimous Vote Portland Commissioners Will Soon Regret

It happened at the July 9 meeting:

*977 Grant revocable permit to Willamette Week to close NW Quimby St between 22nd Ave and 23rd Ave on July 23, 2008 (Ordinance)
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008 by COREY PEIN
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