And Oregon’s State Food is…

Our 50 Plates Tour comes home for the night.

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Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we’ve been taking a culinary tour of America. Because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we didn’t have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state—continuing tomorrow. After 32 days on the road, our 50 Plates tour arrives back home in Oregon, which joined the union on February 14, ...   More
 
Sunday, August 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

"Guns Across America" Set to Stage Salem Rally Saturday

Oregon gun enthusiasts plan Saturday rally outside Statehouse

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News
Oregonians aiming to shoot down the recent fervor over new gun control measures plan to rally at the State Capitol on Saturday. The event is just one of many rallies scheduled to take place at state capitals throughout the nation on Saturday at “high noon.” As of this posting, 757 Facebook users plan on attending. The event page describes the protest as a march against any new gun ...   More
 
Friday, January 18, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

Willamette Geek: A Live-Action Oregon Trail Game

[Insert dysentery joke here]

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Features
There has never been a good reason to go to Salem—unless you work in politics or were born there or something—but there is now.On September 29, the Willamette Heritage Center is putting on a live-action version of the classic edutainment video game The Oregon Trail. Teams of four will compete in challenges like hunting (actually shooting college students dressed as buffalo with Nerf guns), ...   More
 
Monday, August 13, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Senator of Fortune

A lawsuit lifts the curtain on Sen. Brian Boquist’s military deals—and how Republicans may be benefiting.


Politics
State Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) may be the most adventurous lawmaker in Salem. He’s described his best-known business, International Charter Inc. of Oregon, as a humanitarian organization,   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 COREY PEIN

Solidarity Saturday in Oregon for Wisconsin Public Employees


News
You might have heard about some protests in Wisconsin. If you've been itching to feel that fervor in Oregon, you've now got your chance to show your solidarity with Wisconsin public employees by participating in a rally in Salem this Saturday, Feb. 26. This weekend’s event is part of a nationwide campaign by MoveOn.org to stage demonstrations in all 50 states to protest Scott Walker, the union-busting ...   More
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Photo Review: Typhoon, Reporter, Wampire & Skeletron, Friday, August 6 @ Enchanted Forest


Music
You don't call a music festival "The Great Idea" unless the name really applies. Still, we can't think of a better name for a fest of local music that takes place at a creepy old amusement park. Last Friday a bunch of bands from Portland and Salem—including Typhoon, Reporter, Wampire and Skeletron—stormed the Enchanted Forest for a day of games, tunes, and lots of smiles. Photographer Bobby ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Local Cut

Where to Tea Party In Oregon


News
The right hasn't had much to party about recently in Oregon or nationally as of late. But to the dismay of many on the left, this Wednesday, April 15, FreedomWorks will host 500 Tea Party events nationwide, including at 19 locations in Oregon, to protest how the feds have handled corporate and mortgage bailouts, the debt caused by the stimulus package, and the potential deficit caused by President ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Lobbyists Fowl Up Capitol


News
Just about everybody I spoke to at the Capitol yesterday said the same thing: nothing big will happen until the May 15 revenue forecast. At that point lawmakers will will take chainsaws, axes and other sharp instruments and carve up programs to address what many expect will be up to a $5 billion hole in the 2009-2011 budget. In fact the most interesting thing that happened yesterday was two ...   More
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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