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Lost A Space

The new cannabis cafe’s neighbors are ticked. But not about the pot.

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Several neighbors of Portland’s new cannabis cafe met last weekend to talk about their worries. But beyond a handful of complaints about the drifting scent of weed and the noise level at night, ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Chronic Debate

Where there’s smoke, there’s a dispute.

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Oregon’s new cannabis cafe resembles most any other coffee shop in Portland. A glimpse at the cafe when it opened Nov. 13 at 700 NE Dekum St. inside Rumpspankers (which voluntarily surrendered i ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Oregon's Cannabis Cafe Opens in NE Portland

Behind a heavy locked door, Oregon's newest cannabis café, run by Oregon NORML, prepared to begin its first day of service ...   More
Friday, November 13, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

Max Rameau

Why this man goes to foreclosed homes.

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Long before the housing crisis smashed into the country, Max Rameau founded an organization to aggressively find housing for the homeless. How aggressive? In 2006, Rameau’s Take Back the Land se ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Not As Simple As 1-2-3

Oregon’s upcoming census could mean another seat in congress.

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Oregon stands about 25,000 people away from gaining a sixth congressional district in the 2010 census, according to a consulting firm that analyzes population and political data. Election Data Service ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Sasha Ingber

My PDX: Phil Geffner

Escape From New York Pizza brought good pie to PDX.

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Before there was Ken’s Artisan and Apizza Scholls, before “cheese pizza” became “margherita” and buffalo mozzarella bubbled in wood-fired ovens, a hole-in-the-wall pie jo ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Portland Gets Its Very Own Cannabis Cafe

While most Portlanders are all too familiar with cafés of the coffee-serving variety, there's a new café coming to town worth noting.

It's Oregon's first cannabis café (a concept    More
Monday, November 2, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

Exec At Portland's Q Center Gets Invited to the White House

Q Center executive director Kendall Clawson was invited today to the White House to watch President Obama sign a significant new piece of    More
Monday, October 26, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

How To Learn More About A Tough Topic: Human Trafficking

Here's one thing I learned after attending a human trafficking panel earlier this week: Portland is a prime spot for traffickers who thrive off of an endless product - other people.

Here's one other thing after attending the symposium Tuesday night put ...   More
Friday, October 23, 2009 by Sasha Ingber

Live Review: Hofesh Shechter Company

Hofesh Shechter Company (read WW's dance preview, here) began in the U.K. in 2008, and has only made four trips to the United States—Portland was actually only one of two...   More
Thursday, October 22, 2009 by Sasha Ingber
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