Neighborhood Foes Say Airbnb Will Squeeze Out Affordable Housing

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Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb announced March 26 it had struck an unprecedented deal with Portland city officials to collect lodging taxes in exchange for legalizing short-term rentals. Even skeptics said it looked like a good compromise.Those neighborhood association leaders have changed their mind.The Rose City Park Neighborhood Association on Wednesday sent Portland planning officials a ...   More
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Roseway Theater Owner to Take Over Seattle's Cinerama


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Greg Wood, owner of Portland's terrific Roseway Theater (which we named "Best Dork Palace" in our 2009 Best of Portland issue) announced yesterday that he will take over operations of Seattle's 808-seat Cinerama Theatre, pictured below. The Cinerama, which is owned by billionaire Portland Trail Blazers honcho Paul Allen, was opened in 1963 to showcase the reportedly impressive but short-lived Cinerama ...   More
 
Thursday, August 5, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

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