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Buxom Baristas Brew Workplace Controversy

The new downtown Bikini Coffee at 522 SW 5th Ave, which opened on July 14, has been stirring in a new kind of controversy with their coffee (it's called Bikini Drip, and they roast it themselves) this week.

Read what we wrote about the Bikini Coffee Co.    More
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by Kevin Stark

No. 1 Problem: Cops blame gas prices for increase in roadside bladder bombs

Here's a new angle on high gas prices: Oregon State Police blame soaring prices at the pump for a sharp increase in how many urine-filled bottles litter crews find on a stretch of Interstate 84.

Huh? The theory goes like this: OSP Public Information Of...   More
Thursday, August 7, 2008 by Kevin Stark

I Raised $166 for Barack Obama

Mild-mannered Kevin Stark: WW intern by day, Obama fundraiser for one night.

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On the second floor of a brick building between the Quiznos and a camera shop at Northeast 40th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, a 2-foot-high image of Barack Obama’s face is pinned to the wall. On a ...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Kevin Stark

The Pitchfork Rebellion Comes to Portland

Well, there didn't seem to be any federal agents this time (or were there?) at Sunday's rally in Pioneer Square for the so called “Pitchfork Rebellion” (a group of environmental activists from Lane County). The Pitchfork Rebellion was founded by husband and wi...   More
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 by Kevin Stark

Portland Homeless Demonstrate Against Bridge Sweeps

A group of roughly 70 gathered at the Park Blocks in Northwest Portland Wednesday evening to protest the recent treatment of the Portland homeless community. The group was especially angered by the recent sweeps and alleged abuse of the homeless living and camping undernea...   More
Thursday, July 10, 2008 by Kevin Stark

Somalis Rally for Peace, Against U.S. Support of Ethiopian Troops

This past Monday, June 30, members of the Somali community gathered with local activists at Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown for rally for peace in Somalia.

The protest at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Madison Street was organized by the Center for Intercultural Org...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 by Kevin Stark

What's Up With SoLo?

I dropped into SoLo yesterday afternoon to grab a couple a cocktails while I was working (it's summer, right?), and I found it all barred up.

And when I called the bar's number, a message told me that as of June 18, SoLo has been closed for business. We will let you know when we find out ...   More
Friday, June 27, 2008 by Kevin Stark

You Went Where? Portland Lobbyist Meets with Iran (sort of).

“Iran is not a scary place, people don't hate us there,” says Stephen Kafoury, a well-connected government-relations consultant and contractor in Portland, who, along with Ed Sullivan, Portland Ombudsman M...   More
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 by Kevin Stark

Asthmatics, Law Center Battle for Clean Oregon

Feel free to take a deep breath, all of you asthmatics, small children, joggers, fast walkers, and, well, anyone else who enjoys cl...   More
Friday, June 20, 2008 by Kevin Stark

David v. Goliath

Political activist and author David Sirota fit right in to Portland when he swung through town on Friday, to promote his recent book,    More
Monday, June 16, 2008 by Kevin Stark
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