Fred Meyer, Safeway Disclose Huge Contributions to OLCC Privatization Measure

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News
Two grocery chains pursuing the privatization of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission today disclosed $1.156 million in new contributions to committees aimed at placing the issue on the November ballot.The privatization campaign, Oregonians for Competition, has now hit $2.01 million in contributions. The group has several initiative committees moving forward with various draft versions of a privatization ...   More
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fred Meyer Donates $500,000 to Liquor Privatization Campaign

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News
Fred Meyer really wants to sell booze. The grocery giant today disclosed a contribution of $500,000 to Oregonians for Competition, the campaign aimed at privatizing the sale of liquor in Oregon. Currently, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission buys all the hard liquor brought into Oregon or manufactured here, and then sells it through a network of state-licensed liquor stores and a few grocery stores ...   More
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cuppa Things to Consider

Five things you didn’t know about Portland coffee.


Books
I spent six months traveling the West Coast interviewing coffee roasters for my new book, Left Coast Roast (Timber Press, 296 pages, $16.95). I learned some interesting things. Among them: Stumpto   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 HANNA NEUSCHWANDER

Dr. Know: Boarding, Blading Ban BS

Can Freddy’s ban skateboarding on public sidewalks?


Dr. Know
The Hawthorne Fred Meyer has signs posted outside along the sidewalks, “No skateboarding or rollerblading.” Does...   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Fred Meyer's Shameless Voodoo Doughnut Imitation

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Food & Drink
Hey, you guys! Whoa... Hold on... This is crazy... OK... Whew...Check this shit out: Doughnuts with breakfast cereal affixed to the icing on top at Fred Meyer! Haha! Weird, right?! It's some sort of crazy fusion of disparate breakfast foodstuffs that, aside from the deliciousness-related implications, also functions as a brilliantly parodic statement about the entire genre of distinct morning foodstuffs, ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 by Martin Cizmar

Fred Meyer Brings the Cheese

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Food & Drink
The Burlingame Fred Meyer on Southwest Barbur Boulevard is finally reopening tomorrow after a long renovation, and it's celebrating with... live cheese sculpting.According to a press release, the store has invited "cheese carver" Sarah Kaufman to sculpt 300 pounds of Wisconsin cheese into a "history of Fred Meyer’s presence in the community." This is by far the best thing we've seen all day: GO: ...   More
 
Thursday, October 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN

From the Press Room: Reporters Question Progress in Kyron Investigation


News
Investigators this morning faced more pointed questions than ever before in a public news conference about law enforcement's progress in the Kyron Horman case. Multnomah County Sheriff's Capt. Jason Gates denied the investigation has stalled after one reporter asked outright whether law enforcement has hit a wall. "The investigation is most certainly productive," Gates said. "It's just one ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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