Traditions of Canada Day

It’s Canada’s Fourth of July, held on the First of July (because of the metric system).

When the U.S. talks independence, we say it in explosions. Heck, even our national anthem is mostly about things blowing up. In the days leading up to July 4, rule-abiding native Oregonians cross    More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rastaman Reverberations

For Canadian songwriter Doug Paisley, all country roads lead to Kingston.

Music Stories
For a native Canadian who’s established himself as a country-blues force, it’s odd to think that Doug Paisley’s roots are actually planted in the sandy foundations of reggae.  Growing   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ANDREW STEINBEISER

It’s Nardwuar!

Meet Canada’s greatest music journalist. Seriously.

Music Stories
“Is this dude for real?” That’s the common reaction most people have upon seeing “guerrilla journalist” Nardwuar the Human Serviette for the first time. It’s a fair question. Dressed   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Somebody in the Northwest Wants to Export LNG


While the current debate about whether Oregon will allow coal exports continues, a slightly older environment versus economy battle also remains unsettled.Last year, a federal court vacated a license for a proposed liquified natural gas terminal at Bradwood Landing on the Columbia River, about 20 miles upriver from Astoria. That ruling came after developers abandoned their efforts to build a terminal ...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Those Crafty Canadians

Be proud of Vancouver, B.C.’s Portland-themed restaurant.

Food Reviews & Stories
Cameron Forsyth has never lived in Portland. This did not stop him from opening a Portland-centric restaurant in his native Canada. Yes, our city has a culinary embassy in Vancouver, B.C. The    More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Almost Live: March Madness Edition

Live from the Rose Garden, it's the NCAA tournament.


We'll be liveblogging the NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden all day, right here. While you wait, work out who to cheer for in our "Should I Cheer for this College Basketball Team" Decision Tree.UPDATE 10:51 AM: Competitive basketball is being played at the Rose Garden. Better updates soon.10:58 AM: Welcome to soggy Portland, Oregon where the Davidson College Wildcats are attempting to avenge shocking ...   More
Thursday, March 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Updated: Mayor Sam Adams' Latest International Trip, Eh?

Mayor Sam Adams is in Toronto until Tuesday with Tom Miller, his chief of staff, and Jeff Miller, of Travel Portland. We're still waiting on the details of the trip from the mayor's office. Perhaps surprisingly, as of this afternoon, Adams has offered nary a tweet from the Great White North. In case you're keeping tabs: Last month, you'll recall, Adams visited Taiwan. In May, he went to Belgium ...   More
Friday, August 14, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Canadian Pilot Sentenced to Prison for Pot Flight

More than two years after his fellow flyer committed suicide, a Canadian pilot who landed in Eastern Oregon with nearly 1,000 pounds of weed on board was sentenced today to four years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken ordered Harvey Gabel to turn himself in to the Bureau of Prisons on Jan. 28, 2010, to serve his term. Gabel, 60, is a resident of Langley, B.C. According to a news ...   More
Thursday, November 12, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

LIVE REVIEW: Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Making its Portland debut Thursday night as the opening to the 13th season of the White Bird Dance Series, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal held up its reputation as a “feel good company.” Under the direction of Louis Robitaille, the Canadian company “explores the creative side of contemporary trends, yet is still firmly committed to classical aesthetics.” Thursday's ...   More
Monday, September 27, 2010 Riley Hooper


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