Yee-hah! Jessica Simpson Counts Calories Rather Than Votes at Portland Steakhouse on Election Night.


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While the rest of Portland was hooping and hollering on the streets of Portland, the latest queen of country music (and the former pop star wife of Nick Lachey) Jessica Simpson sashayed her way into to downtown Portland on election night. First off, the on-off girlfriend of Dallas Cowboy Quarterback Tony Romo made a quick stop at KUPL where she talked about how much she hated tabloid-frenzied ...   More
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008 Byron Beck

UPDATED--Screw Market Share: Whole Foods subpoenas New Seasons' financial and marketing records.


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UPDATED TUESDAY, DEC. 2: Whole Foods just emailed me to respond to this post. The gist? Company media relations rep Libba Letton contends that the New Seasons subpoena, one of 96 subpoenas of third parties by Whole Foods, is totally NOT about eyeballing competitors info. It's about building a case against the FTC... Scroll down to read their full missive. ORIGINAL MONDAY, DEC. 1 POST: What ...   More
 
Monday, December 1, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Civil War Week: ESPN Seeks Unshaven Beavers


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When I first moved to this fine state, I wasn't sure how self-aware the Oregon State Beavers fans were about the double entendre inherent to their nickname. Experiences before and since my arrival (including a run-in with a male OSU cheerleader who taught me the Beaver Pep Song, which I very much hope hasn't caught on) have suggested that irony is not an Oregon State forte. But I'd like to think ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 AARON MESH

Nice Pecs, Portland: Men's Fitness Wolf-Whistles at Our Exceptionally Fit Bodies. Again.


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Yes, yes: Portland has once again been ranked in the top ten fittest cities in America by Men's Fitness, an honor that is growing downright dull in its regularity. This year we're ranked number six, one spot worse than last year. This drop in stature doubtless will inspire some of you to put in an extra 15 minutes at the gym tonight. But what's most interesting about this announcement is seeing ...   More
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009 AARON MESH

Eco-Celeb-Struck: Oregon League of Conservation Voters' Dinner for the Environment


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Ed note: Updated with clarification from OLCV—tickets are not tax deductible, but still totally worth the money (thanks Toby!) Why is it so exciting when people come out of your TV and you realize that they exist in real life? Dr. Dan Kammen is not short of outstanding professional credentials. A Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California-Berkeley, he was a member ...   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 Adrienne So

What to plant in that shady Victory Garden and more.


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WW copy editor Sarah Smith knows everything about plants and gardens—at least, compared to the rest of us around here. So, in honor of the sun reappearing in PDX this past week, we asked her to let us in on some veggie garden intel and upcoming green thumb events in town. Made In The Shade: So my hair artiste, Barb, has been on the ridiculous waiting list for a city of Portland community ...   More
 
Friday, April 10, 2009 ssmith

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