Waterfront Blues Festival Boaters and City Of Portland Parks and Recreation Clash Over Dock Rules

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It’s been a holiday tradition: Willamette River boaters within a stone’s throw from Waterfront Blues Festival’s South stage, jockeying for position as they claim their territory for the four-day event. Boats—from yachts to skiffs—sometimes arrive weeks early for the event, trying to hold space at anchor or along the North Breakwater public dock, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.But this ...   More
 
Monday, June 30, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Somebody Made a Papier-Mâché Memorial to Working Kirk Reeves on the Hawthorne Bridge

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Over the past week, TriMet has been explaining why "Working" Kirk Reeves, the most suggested name for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge, isn't an appropriate choice.Chet Orloff, the chair of the bridge naming committee, said Wednesday that Reeves, who performed on trumpet for commuters until his suicide in 2012, doesn't have the "historical and lasting significance" required for the transit ...   More
 
Monday, January 27, 2014 AARON MESH

March Across Hawthorne Bridge to Protest War in Iraq


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Portland peace activists will march across the Hawthorne Bridge this Friday afternoon to mark the first U.S. attack 20 years ago on Iraqi forces. Organizers of what's being called "The 'Gulf War' 20 Years Later" action want demonstrators to meet Jan. 14 at 4:30 pm near Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown. The march is connecting the 43-day U.S. bombing and ground campaign that started Jan. 16, 1991 to ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

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