Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1412-1-.html Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Smashing Pumpkins - A Sauvie Island feud over Halloween profits. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18135-smashing_pumpkins_a_sauvie_island_feud_over_halloween_profits.html For decades, cars filled with parents and children in search of Halloween pumpkins have streamed out U.S. 30 to Sauvie Island. And one island farm has dominated the business: the Pumpkin Patch, run ]]> Hotseat: Jarrett Walker - A Portland transit expert says we shouldn’t fall in love with trains when buses will do. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18299-hotseat_jarrett_walker_a_portland_transit_expert_says_we_shouldnt_fall_in_love_with_trains_when_buse.html Jarrett Walker says he first fell in love with mass transit when he started riding buses around Portland at age 10. By age 14, he was calling TriMet to ask questions and offer suggestions for im]]> Out of Pocket - Real estate agents who don’t want to pay a city business license tax score a big victory in court. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18014-out_of_pocket_real_estate_agents_who_dont_want_to_pay_a_city_business_license_tax_score_a_big_victor.html Three years ago, the City of Portland decided that real estate agents shouldn’t be exempt from paying city business taxes, as they had been for years.