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Ex-restaurateur puts hopes of returning to Portland in a “widow’s bill.”

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Since being deported to her native Canada in 2005, ex-Portland restaurateur Rose-Marie Barbeau Quinn has been shoveling snow in Ontario the past three winters. “I miss Portland a lot,” say ...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Shawn Stott

Beware Business Owners: A Notice from the BBB

For business owners in the restaurant/hospitality industry: If you need restaurant supplies, don't try to buy anything from Galasource, a nationwide Internet-based company out of Denver.

According to the Better Business Bureau, Galasource appears to be...   More
Friday, June 20, 2008 by Shawn Stott

Grannies Pissed, Case Dismissed

Two “Seriously Pissed-Off Grannies,” Bonnie Tinker and Sarah Graham (pictured above), were a little less pissed this morning when their case was dismissed. The Grannies were originally arrested for “interfering with a parade,”after th...   More
Monday, June 9, 2008 by Shawn Stott

"Help Is Here," and It's in the Form of a Drug Bus

"The Help Is Here Express" bus tour made a stop in Portland Monday morning, June 2, outside of Portland State University's Millar Library. "Funded by America's pharmaceutical companies," the tour, which started in 2005, has reached all 50 states and over 2,000 cities with the the goal...   More
Monday, June 2, 2008 by Shawn Stott

The Stockholm Blues: Oregon's Swedish Consulate Closes Doors

After 70 years of service in Oregon, the Honorary Swedish Consulate in Portland is closing. June 1st will mark the first time since 1938 that there is not a Swedish Consulate in Oregon with open doors. Ross Fogelquist, Honorary Vice Consul and acting Consul in Portland, says, although there ...   More
Friday, May 30, 2008 by Shawn Stott

Inspired by Obama, Dangerous Writer tackles dangerous word

Citing Barack Obama's "ground breaking speech about race relations in America" as an inspiration, Tom Spanbauer has added a preface to his first novel Faraway Places (1988) for its re-release by Hawthorne Books. The essay, titled "The Word Nigger," discusses o...   More
Friday, May 23, 2008 by Shawn Stott

Ride of Silence: Portland Bicyclists Pay Tribute to Lost Comrades

At 7 pm Wednesday, May 21, the Portland Ride of Silence will start in downtown at Northwest Park Avenue and Everett Street in the North Park Blocks and ends on North Mississippi Avenue between Russell Street and Interstate Avenue. Ride for Silence began in 2003 in Dallas, Texas, in ...   More
Monday, May 19, 2008 by Shawn Stott

McSame 'Ol Story: Local Dems Protest McCain and His Iraq Policy

In a space no bigger than a school bus, about 30 Oregon Democrats staged an anti-McCain protest outside of the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel Monday afternoon.

Demonstrators, who were nearly outnumbered by Portland Police, were told they had to remain in the...   More
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 by Shawn Stott

Friday Night Lites: Underage OLCC decoys get booze on 1 in 4 tries

In a sting performed Friday night, April 18, 20 of the 71 businesses visited in Multnomah County (that's 28%), sold alcohol to minors. That's a 3% increase from a similar operation performed in February, according to the drug- and alcohol-awareness nonprofit Oregon Partner...   More
Monday, April 21, 2008 by Shawn Stott

Timber Jim's Farewell Victory

On a chilly Portland evening, the Portland Timbers gave their longtime mascot, Timber Jim, a fitting farewell: a victory. The Timbers beat the Puerto Rico Islanders 1-0 on Thursday night with a goal from forward Chris Brown in the second half. But most ...   More
Friday, April 18, 2008 by Shawn Stott
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