Portland's Creative Conference is Coming Back


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In 1990, Will Vinton wanted to attract more creative types to Portland—so he launched a conference, creatively titled the Creative Conference, which drew thousands of local and out-of-town entrepreneurs for an annual weekend of lectures through the 90s. It was partially selfish, admits the Academy Award-winning animator, who coined the term Claymation.“I liked building my studio in Portland, this ...   More
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Nike Names Chilly Tee To Board of Directors

As Phil Knight steps down, the "Krisis of Identity" rapper steps up.

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The weather has been sweltering`, but in Beaverton, things just got Chillier. Earlier today, Phil Knight announced he will step down as chairman of Nike, the footwear giant he co-founded over a half-century ago. That's a big deal. But for hip-hop fans, the bigger news is that Knight's son, rapper Chilly "Travis Knight" Tee, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. According to The Oregonian, ...   More
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Buy PDX: Not Your Everyday Sneakers

Inside Chinatown's Consignment Sneaker Store Index


From behind the counter, Mikey Nguyen slides four high-school-aged boys a shoebox. They exchange cash and the boys slip out of the Chinatown storefront.“We do legit checks here,” explains Terrence Ricketts, the other shoe fanatic behind Index sneaker consignment on Northwest Third Avenue. “People bring in their shoes, whether they want to sell them here or not, and we tell them if they are ...   More
Friday, May 22, 2015 LUCAS CHEMOTTI

President Barack Obama Comes to Nike (And Not For New Shoes)

President pitches free-trade agreement to friendly audience.

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The big question about President Barack Obama's visit to Portland is, "Why Nike?"Obama is making a cross-country swing to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation free trade agreement he's pushed for six years as president. The Oregon stop is a nod to one of his strongest congressional allies, Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. Wyden is carrying Obama's water on trade in Congress, and Wyden's ...   More
Friday, May 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Buy PDX: Bluemercury Opening, Frances May Moves, Nike and Adidas Launch Groundbreaking Lines


Bluemercury is opening a second Portland location in the Pearl District on NW Couch street, across from Powells. ”Following in the footsteps of its well-received Bridgeport Village location, Bluemercury will be expanding its Portland presence,” Allix Wright said. If Bridgeport Village's swanky reputation don't tip you off; this stuff isn't cheap. Macy’s recently acquired the luxury ...   More
Monday, March 16, 2015 by Lucas Chemotti

Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban Will End Ballot Initiative Drive If Judge Overturns Oregon Law by May 23

Nike, Others File Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage


Oregon United for Marriage told a federal judge today that if he overturns a state ban on same-sex marriage by May 23, the campaign will not move forward with ballot initiative to repeal the ban in November."If the Initiative qualifies for the ballot and is approved by the voters, same-sex couples in Oregon would be granted the right to marry," Oregon United for Marriage wrote in a brief filed ...   More
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Kate Willson

Deadspin Takes On Salazar


A local legend in the running scene is making headlines.Nike coach and celebrated distance runner Alberto Salazar allegedly tried to bully judges into disqualifying the winner of this year's USA Women's Indoor 3,000 meter championship.  The event, which took place in Albuquerque on February 23, has been the talk of Track and Field for two weeks because of a disputed finish that was only ...   More
Friday, March 7, 2014 by Kate Willson

Brother, Can You Spare $200 Million?

OHSU is using its clout to have taxpayers match a donation from Nike’s Phil Knight.

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Two months ago, Nike Chairman Phil Knight dangled a tantalizing offer before Oregon Health & Science University: the promise of $1 billion—cash—to finance expansion of the cancer institute   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adidas America Adds Its Support to Gay Marriage


Oregon United for Marriage is cleaning up sporty-type endorsements for its campaign to overturn the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage this week, with adidas America announcing today it supports the campaign. “Marriage is an important, individual choice that should be extended to everyone," adidas America Vice President Paul Ehrlich. "It is time to recognize this important human ...   More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD


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