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“Cocaine" For Sale in Southeast Portland

Located in Southeast Portland on 50th and Foster, The Smoke Shack's storefront sign has attracted the attention of our always attentive WW readers.

The sign reads: Glass Pipes, Brawndo, Hookahs and… Cocaine. Whoa. That's worth a trip to check ou...   More
Friday, September 5, 2008 by Hannah Hultine

President Palin? Commissioner Cogen flips the "experience" argument

Today John McCain is 72. And as a birthday present to himself, he chose Alaska Gov.    More
Friday, August 29, 2008 by Hannah Hultine

Incorrect Change

A new coin buys anger instead of bus fare.

News Stories
Portland banks on Monday started issuing dollar coins featuring the United States’ seventh president, Andrew Jackson. The move is part of a pilot program by the U.S. Mint to wean Americans off p ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Hannah Hultine

In the Name of the Levee: Crews begin removing disputed Bridgetown trees

Today, the orange tape was cut. Sixty-eight condemned trees along Northeast Portland's Bridgetown levee began to be removed at 10 o'clock this morning as part of FEMA's post-Katrina levee certification program.
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Monday, August 25, 2008 by Hannah Hultine

Need a Hot Date? Ride TriMet

Lookin' for a hot date Friday night? Thanks to rising gas prices, Portlanders need look no further than a TriMet line. July's new record-breaking ridership stats reveal taking a ride on TriMet's MAX or bus lines, especially during rush hour, cou...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by Hannah Hultine

Bettie Ford Lounge to Be Replaced by Plush "Ultra Sports Lounge"

On Aug. 2, Bettie Ford Lounge closed her doors to Portland's aspirant VIPs and overaged dancefloor grinders for the last time. The “part intimate, part sexy nightclub” spot (as described on Bettie's website) is closing forever so for...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by Hannah Hultine

Julius Achon

A Portland runner’s Olympian survival story.

Q & A
Before moving to Portland in 2004, Julius Achon had already lived a full life of Olympian highs as an adult and unspeakable horrors as a child in his native Uganda. Achon (pronounced AYCH-wahn) was 12 ...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Hannah Hultine

WW Illustrator Matt Bors Comforts Guantánamo Bay Captives

(see an expanded version below, and more of Matt Bors' work here)

Thought this was funny? So did Guantánamo Bay captive Salim Hamdan, a Yemeni...   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 by Hannah Hultine

PUC: Let The Sun Keep Shining on Oregon's Solar Projects

The Oregon Public Utility Commission has cleared the way for third-party solar projects after PacifiCorp had sought to clarify those projects' legality.

For the couple dozen solar projects in Oregon, the...   More
Thursday, July 31, 2008 by Hannah Hultine

Live at LEEDS: King Corn producer talks about new film on green building

Before Saturday's Live Wire taping at the Aladdin Theater, WW had the opportunity to speak with one of the nights' guests:    More
Monday, July 28, 2008 by Hannah Hultine
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