Revenge of the Head Shop: Mary Jane's House of Glass Moves to NW 23rd


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The block of NW 23rd Avenue closest to Willamette Week's office, on NW Quimby Street, became a little piece of heaven for the petite bourgeoisie with the opening, in recent months, of: All for Paws, a dog and cat supply store; Let it Bead jewelry store; Ecce Domus, a furniture store selling sustainable and reclaimed teak; and Casa del Matador, a restaurant and tequila bar. And across the street, ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

Bookpocalypse 2009: Twenty-Third Avenue Books "In the Process" of Closing Shop


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The window sign now seems ironic on several levels. If the locked doors on a Friday lunch hour weren't signal enough, a manager of Twenty-Third Avenue Avenue Books confirmed this afternoon that the Northwest Portland independent bookstore is closing. "We're in the process," she said, removing several days' worth of FedEx missed-delivery stickers from the store's front door. I told her I was ...   More
 
Friday, January 16, 2009 AARON MESH

Portland's Pedal Powered Prizes


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The sun rises in the east…and in other obvious news; Portland is a haven for cyclists and their ilk. Still doubt us? Well, the League of American Bicyclists announced today that two Portland businesses have won top awards for being “Bike Friendly Businesses” defined as"corporations, organizations, nonprofits and associations that weave bicycling into their business culture ...   More
 
Thursday, March 5, 2009 Dan Green

Northwest Running Season Opens With Some Strong Shamrock Numbers


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Not all the news is glum these days. The 31st annual Shamrock Run this Sunday is experiencing an 18 percent jump this year in participants with more than 19,000 expected to attend. And race officials say the increase comes on top of last year's 45 percent jump. Run coordinator Steve Hamilton has been involved in the event since its beginning and attributes the “burst of growth” ...   More
 
Friday, March 13, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Northwest 23rd Avenue Gets Depressed


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Monday, March 30, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Parks Board Rejects Lents Stadium Deal


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The board of Portland Parks and Recreation has joined some advocates for affordable housing in opposing the city's deal with Merritt Paulson to bring minor league baseball to Lents Park. In a strongly worded letter [PDF], members of the parks bureau board write: The use of Lents Park for the Beavers baseball complex would represent a sea-change for Portland. If we proceed, we will dismantle a ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Randy Leonard vs. Lents Neighbors


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The cafeteria of Lent Elementary School near the site of Merritt Paulson's proposed baseball stadium was crowded Wednesday night with Lents neighbors who had questions about the proposal and its funding as well as the stadium's possible impact on the Southeast Portland neighborhood. And, oh man, was it heated. Commissioner Randy Leonard was one of the first people to speak at the meeting convened ...   More
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Paulson on Lents Neighbors: "That Straw Poll Is Worth a Whole Lot of Nothing."


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At the end of last night's meeting of the Lents neighborhood association, residents took a straw poll by quickly raising their hands to indicate whether they supported building a new public-private baseball stadium in Lents Park. A neighborhood association rep also asked folks to indicate if they were undecided. Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Portland Beavers baseball team that wants to ...   More
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

New Group Forms to Oppose Lents Baseball Deal


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A new group has formed to voice opposition to Portland's proposed public-private venture with Merritt Paulson to bring minor-league baseball to Lents. That proposal, of course, calls for building a new stadium in the 38-acre Lents Park (pictured above.) Appropriately, the group calls itself Friends of Lents Park. Members may not buy ink by the barrel like The Oregonian, but they are getting ...   More
 
Monday, June 1, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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