Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1579-1-.html Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 The Long Goodbye - The last African-American family on a Portland block faces losing its home. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22898-the_long_goodbye_the_last_african_american_family_on_a_portland_block_faces_losing_its_home.html To Helen Murray, a tour of her home is a tour of her life. Over the fireplace, Helen, 77, and her husband, Nelson, 82, display photographs of their six children. Pictures of their 12 grandchil]]> Meet the Marijuana Moneymen - These eccentric billionaires have the cash that could legalize pot in Oregon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22869-meet_the_marijuana_moneymen_these_eccentric_billionaires_have_the_cash_that_could_legalize_pot_in_or.html What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul and the nation’s most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the]]> When Darkness Falls - The city is considering a new permit as a hammer over problematic late-night businesses. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22707-when_darkness_falls_the_city_is_considering_a_new_permit_as_a_hammer_over_problematic_late_night_bus.html For years, the city of Portland and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission have worked as uneasy partners in law enforcement, playing a game of “good cop, bad cop” with bars they identify as p]]> Blocked Path - West Hills neighbors push back against plans to expand the Japanese Garden. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22992-blocked_path_west_hills_neighbors_push_back_against_plans_to_expand_the_japanese_garden.html A well-trodden path nestled near the edge of Portland’s Japanese Garden winds into Forest Park, the city’s 5,167-acre urban green space. A sign reads, “Path to Wildwood Trail,” marking o]]> Dec. 25, 1976: A trip home for Christmas forever alters Oregon’s economy… - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23470-dec_25_1976_a_trip_home_for_christmas_forever_alters_oregons_economy%E2%80%A6_.html No company keeps more people working in Oregon than Intel Corp. Its sprawling Hillsboro campus employs 17,500, with an annual payroll of $2.8 billion. A 2012 ECONorthwest study found that nearly o]]>