Portland's Skate Community Isn't Stoked for CCS (VIDEO)

Daddies Boardshop Saved CCS, Some Local Shop Owners Wish It Would Have Died


Portland’s local skate scene just got bigger. Local-made-good Daddies Board Shop recently bought onetime skate giant CCS (formerly California Cheap Skates) from cheap-shoe giant Foot Locker. Foot Locker had bought CCS for millions, but first shut down all retail, then announced they were shutting down the website. Think of this as if Powell's Books bought Amazon, after Jeff Bezos moved ...   More
Sunday, February 8, 2015 LUCAS CHEMOTTI

City Proposes More Pedestrian-Only Streets in Old Town

Safety concerns spark expansion of entertainment area


City officials have proposed a new step toward reinventing Portland’s Old Town and Chinatown as a new entertainment district: Expanding pedestrian-only blocks on weekend nights.An Office of Neighborhood Involvement proposal (first spotted by Portland Afoot) seeks to expand the weekend closure of Northwest Couch between 3rd and 4th streets to a six-block area stretching from Burnside to Everett streets ...   More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

Oregon Beer News: Fresh'n'Fruity


Food & Drink
Suck it, hops.There's a new sheriff share of crops in town. Burnside Brewing welcomes the return of the Fruit Beer Festival, which will feature over 30 breweries and even more fruitastic beers.The website lists “only” 25 beers and two ciders, but more kegs are being added. Most of the beers should have a very good chance of sticking around the whole weekend of June 9-10, though even ...   More
Monday, May 21, 2012 Brian Yaeger

Why Feminist PETA Protesters Got Kicked out of Powell's

PETA co-founder Ingrid Newkirk book-signing at Powell's last night was no amen chorus. About 15 angry women showed up to protest a PETA ad campaign they say oppresses women by depicting them in demeaning roles that exploit their bodies. A recent PETA ad depicting a heavy-set woman at the beach with the caption: “Save The Whales, Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian” sparked the protest, ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Anvi Bui

Tough Guys Gulp White Lightning!

Bar Guide
Recently, as I sat in a movie theater waiting for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to start, I eavesdropped on two people talking behind me. Guy on my left was ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Patrick Bell


The twisted tale of high-society auctions, bronze eagles and a family named Ghiglieri.

News Stories
Next week, Portland's charity auction season kicks off in earnest. From now until Thanksgiving, the city's elite will gather nearly every weekend at black-tie galas at the Governor Hotel, the Mult ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 NIGEL JAQUISS


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