Soccer Star Abby Wambach Buys Portland Home


Before flying off to London to lead the U.S. women's soccer team to a gold medal, Mary Abigail Wambach, better known to her millions of fans as Abby, became a Portlander. Wambach, 32, grew up in New York state and played her college soccer at the University of Florida. Since graduating, she's become the second leading goal scorer in national team history: Her 142 goals trail only the 158 scored by ...   More
Monday, August 13, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ashton Eaton is Essentially the Bizarro Chris Dudley


 Former University of Oregon track star Ashton Eaton won gold in the Olympic decathlon yesterday, taking the coveted title of "World's Greatest Athlete." Maybe you heard.There is little we can add to the praise being heaped upon this prodigious Duck. But let's see if we can't take some shine off the moment with a little trademark WW negativity, eh?Because earlier this week, time-waster website ...   More
Friday, August 10, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

London Not Calling

Ann Romney’s horse is in the Summer Olympics. Why not these world-class athletes from Oregon?

Cover Story
Every two years, the Olympic Games noisily emerges as the pinnacle of bewildering human endeavor.  The Games’ most familiar events—skiing and...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

London Olympics: The Biggest Winner Who Didn't Medal


He took home neither gold, silver or bronze this past weekend, but coach Alberto Salazar is arguably the biggest winner of the track and field portion of the London Summer Olympics.  The Cuban-born Portlander, who ran at the University of Oregon and won four marathons (New York three times, Boston once) was all smiles in London when two of his runners, Great Britian's Mo Farah and Portlander Galen ...   More
Monday, August 6, 2012 by Mark Zusman

Cod Save The Queen

Giving the gold to Portland’s best fish and chips.

Food Reviews & Stories
It’s tough to get behind Team USA at this year’s Olympics. It’s bad enough that both LeBron James and Mitt Romney’s dancing horse are representing our country in London, but now American c   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dino-mite! Lil' Beijing Blinger Walks Away with Gold

OK, so we first featured this way back in WW's 2007 Gimme Guide. But after watching all the drama and over all weirdness coming out China right now, we thought now would be another good time to share this little Bejing blingy thing that is...well..."unique." A repurposed dinosaur doll, this hybrid dino-dragon we got last fall at Cargo (380 NW 13th Ave., 209-8349) features a handmade costume ...   More
Thursday, August 14, 2008 Byron Beck

HIP TO BE SQUARE: KGW-TV launching Evening Broadcast from Pioneer Courthouse Square

Watch out Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart, here comes Stephanie Stricklen. As first reported here, KGW has announced it's launching a new show called "The Square Live at 7pm." According to KGW President and General Manager DJ Wilson the show will broadcast from KGW's new HD Studio at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Produced by KGW's news department, Wilson says don't expect it to look anything ...   More
Friday, August 15, 2008 Byron Beck

BEIJING STREET REPORT: Simms Engages in Ping-Pong Diplomacy, Races Bike in Short-Shorts

Further emailed adventures of Jason Simms during his visit to Olympic-fevered Beijing for the website English, baby! (Read earlier dispatches here and here.) Attending actual events wasn't really a high priority for the English, baby! team in China. We figured everyone would be covering those, so we'd cover the culture around the games. But the one thing I knew I couldn't miss—the only ...   More
Friday, August 15, 2008 Ian Gillingham


Jason Simms files another report on the Olympic Games: Other than my ping pong tickets, we didn't buy anything in advance because we had this Chinese hookup who was going to get us in to stuff and the priority was to make videos for English, baby! anyway. But it turned out that our hookup was only able to produce three shooting tickets. There were four of us. So I volunteered to skip the shooting—although ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Ian Gillingham

BEIJING STREET REPORT: Simms Shuts Down the Olympics

As the games in Beijing come to a close and the Olympic flame is doused, Jason Simms files his last report about his time there, making videos on the street for the English, baby! website: With the closing ceremonies this weekend, I find myself reflecting on my time in China. The main thing I was nervous about before arriving two weeks ago was the police. And surely, if security were an Olympic ...   More
Sunday, August 24, 2008 Ian Gillingham


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