The Portland Pisser: Portland’s Newest Scatological Scoundrel

Portland has been hit by another "offensive litterer."

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Look into those eyes. Those are the eyes of 27-year-old Gresham resident Jeff Rubin. Those are the eyes of a man who might surreptitiously piss on you.  At 4:31 am Friday, according to KOIN who broke this story, Port of Portland responded to a call from an airline that a man arriving on an inbound plane had urinated on other passengers, luggage and belongings.  If you’re a Port of Portland ...   More
Friday, September 11, 2015 ZACH MIDDLETON

Terminally Intoxicated

A bar crawl of PDX airport pubs.

Bar Reviews
If you’re flying into Salt Lake City, get a drink first. It’s tough to get a decent cocktail given the tyrannical pouring contraptions affixed to every bottle of liquor in Utah,    More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR, LIZZY ACKER

Buy PDX: Mascara, Night Markets and Polar Fleece

A weekly roundup of retail sales and events.


Editor's Note: Portland, you're savvy. But you're also thrifty. That's why we're launching Buy PDX, a new weekly roundup of retail openings and sales around Portland. Every Tuesday, we'll let you know the best places to drop your precious dollars.There are a few beauty no-no's a person ought to follow. One of those rules is that your mascara has a shelf life. After three months, the crusty, blackened ...   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Paying Double

Technical problems at PDX? Not our problem, says the Port of Portland—and everyone else.

News Stories
The readers of Travel + Leisure love Portland International Airport. They said so in a survey published Oct. 15 that named PDX the nation’s best. “Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters,�   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sleeping Around Part 2: Life in Each Quadrant

Spending a night in all five of Portland's quadrants.


I spent most of my first month in Portland parked in Buckman. It was a great vandwelling homestead—lots of shade, flat streets, tolerant (or clueless) neighbors—but when a nosey neighbor spooked me, I decided to leave the verdant Southeast and see what else my new home had to offer. While driving around the west side of Portland—a sloping urban maze of harsh contrast between the haves and ...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Pete Cottell

Sleeping Around Part 1: Picking a Place to Park

What a vandweller needs to sleep long and well.


It was a sunny afternoon in Buckman, and I was trying take a nap before work. I climbed into my van through the back door, assembled my bed, popped open the back windows, and settled in for a siesta.“Hey Kathy!” said a voice nearby. “The ivy on your trellis looks great!”Just a neighbor saying hi, I thought. No need for alarm. I generally slept with the windows shut, but I got clammy just thinking ...   More
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Willamette Week is Holding a... Tech Festival?


Yup, WW announced this week that it is launching a "sister" event to MusicfestNW called Portland Digital eXperience or PDX. That's all I know; they don't tell me nothin' around here, so here's the press release:Willamette Week today announced that MusicFestNW (MFNW), the internationally acclaimed music festival held in downtown Portland, will be expanding its format in 2012 to include an event ...   More
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Ruth Brown


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