New Column: Beaverton As Fuck

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Like many of the Portland-area's great columnists, John Locanthi grew up in Beaverton. After briefly considering making the big move to the nearest large city so he could write about how people there are different from people in Beaverton, John decided to just stay in Beaverton. This former WW intern is aggressively seeking full-time employment. In the meantime, he shares the Beaverton worldview in ...   More
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Creeper Crawl: The 13th Door

The warehouse rave of haunted houses

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Who's the weird old person hanging around the packs of high school kids at Portland-area haunted houses? The one who reeks of good coffee and cheap gin? Yeah, that’s a Willamette Week writer out reviewing local haunts for Creeper Crawl 2012.The 13th Door 8805 SW Canyon Lane, Beaverton, 222-5554 The scene: Flashing lights! Hydraulic platforms! A nonstop chorus of high-pitched screams! Mutated humans! ...   More
 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Rogue of the Week: Beaverton Police

A traffic cop’s specialty brings in big bucks.


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Stephen Vass was driving back to work after lunch through Beaverton on the morning of Feb. 14 when he turned left off of Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard onto Southwest Canyon Road. Like many of us   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The Beaverton Beavers? Mayor Doyle Responds.


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The Beaverton Beavers may not be just the name of a high school mascot, if Merritt Paulson and the City of Portland don't find a new location for the Portland Beavers Triple-A baseball team in the City of Roses by Aug. 1. Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle is in France for most of the week on a visit to a sister city. But word is leaking out anyway that Beaverton officials have, in fact, reached out ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Portland City Council OK's Remodel of PGE Park For Major League Soccer


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The $31 million revamp of PGE Park, which will allow Major League Soccer to begin play there in 2011 and force the Portland Beavers to find a new baseball home, was approved Thursday by the City Council. The vote on the resolution (PDF) authorizing the city's term sheet (or as Mayor Sam Adams put it, the "basic concepts and shape" of the deal with more definitive details to come) with Merritt ...   More
 
Thursday, July 23, 2009 HANK STERN

Biggi Family To Beaverton: We're Not Playing Ball On A Stadium Deal


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So much for any prospect that the Biggi family in Beaverton might change its mind and willingly sell its property around the now-defunct Westgate Theater so the Portland Beavers could move into a new minor league baseball stadium there. After the jump is the statement released this morning by the Biggi family — a major landowner in Beaverton and the principals in an 80-year-old horseradish- ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 HANK STERN

Beaverton Guru Eric Pepin Faces Allegations of Unpaid Legal Fees (Updated with Pepin Comment)


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Even a world-class mind-reader and interdimensional traveler can face real-world problems like legal bills. Eric Pepin, a self-proclaimed psychic master from Beaverton who teaches enlightenment at his Higher Balance Institute, is being sued by the lawyers who defended Pepin against a former acolyte who claimed Pepin sexually abused him when he was 17. Pepin, the subject of a recent WW cover ...   More
 
Monday, October 26, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Breaking: Merritt Paulson Abandons Beaverton


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Portland Beavers owner Merritt Paulson has just withdrawn his proposal to build a new Triple-A baseball stadium in Beaverton. Here's his Dear John letter [PDF] to Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle. In the letter, Paulson says the lack of a stadium location under city control and no firm financial commitment yet in place from the city add up to make it impossible to meet the timelines needed to have ...   More
 
Friday, October 30, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Paulson Again Clarifies Statements In Beaverton


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Two months ago, Timbers/Beavers owner Merritt Paulson confused Portland officials when he told Beaverton pols this, according to The Oregonian: "[I]f I don't get a baseball deal done, I'm not going to finalize the deal with Portland. So MLS will not come to Portland unless I do a deal for a new baseball park." Paulson — who has since withdrawn his baseball stadium proposal in Beaverton— ...   More
 
Monday, December 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Hundreds March in Beaverton To Protest Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda


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Several hundred students from Southridge High and other schools joined community members to demonstrate today in Beaverton against a proposed anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda that would execute HIV-positive gay people, among other horrors. “Whether you support gay rights or not, this is a human rights issue.” said Thomas Lwebuga, a Ugandan man who works at Southridge and started ...   More
 
Saturday, January 23, 2010 Brittany Rogers

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