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The Hole in the Fiber Doughnut

Commissioner Dan Saltzman wants fiber in the city’s web diet.

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Led by Commissioner Dan Saltzman, the city of Portland is set to mount a fresh expedition into the dark heart of Internetland. Saltzman learned just how perilous this territory could be two months ago ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 COREY PEIN

Cycling under the influence

Safer than driving? Maybe. But still very illegal.

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In one recent, well-publicized car vs. bike road-rage case, the driver was drunk. In another, the cyclist was looped. Booze probably had more to do with each conflict than the number of wheels involve ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 COREY PEIN

East Coast Columnist On Old PDX Trend: 'I don't get it.'

The Washington Post's venerable Richard Cohen explains why he doesn't live in Portland, where our main interests are, according to ...   More
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Less Than 2 Percent of Oregon Starbucks Closing: Don't Panic.

Woah. Somebody over at Slate went all database-crazy with the recently released list of Starbucks closures.
As you might've heard, three of the...   More
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 by COREY PEIN

The Guy Who Owns The O Clearly Plays Favorites

In case you missed it, Sunday's New York Times took a big look at the magazine empire of Si Newhouse, who owns n...   More
Monday, July 21, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Today on the Randy Leonard Show / Nick Fish Comedy Hour

Portland Commissioner Randy Leonard, who's already talking like he's running the Police Bureau, made police union honcho Robert King happy this morning with a resolu...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 by COREY PEIN


The city spends another $119,000 to train baristas even though the program isn’t meeting its goals.

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The city of Portland has found a clever way to handle the glut of overeducated baristas. It involves training more undereducated baristas. On July 9, the City Council voted unanimously to renew a $119 ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 COREY PEIN

LaJean Lawson

She follows the bouncing breast.

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For more than two decades, LaJean Lawson has searched for new and better ways to keep women’s boobs from bouncing when they run. The 58-year-old Portland businesswoman and Oregon State Universi ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 COREY PEIN

Everyone Should Send Apple a Bill For Having to Hear About Their Stupid Phone

It's "new" iPhone day. The product is like a year old. The service is more expensive now. When was the last time the Creative Class was so eager about getting    More
Friday, July 11, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Fish Picks Housing Advocate Sam Chase As Chief of Staff (Updated)0

The newest Portland City Commissioner, Nick Fish, has hired a chief of staff: It's Sam Chase, a well-regarded affordable ho...   More
Thursday, July 10, 2008 by COREY PEIN
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