Willie Weed goes to buy weed in Vancouver, but there ain’t no weed.
The first time I spent any time in Vancouver was in the
mid-’90s, drawn by the prospect of making out with my house-sitting
girlfriend in a land devoid of parents and Oregon law. The house was a
Washington’s legal weed starts moving through stores this week. The owner of New Vansterdam talks price, supply and ambiance.
Brian Budz got teased about his name as a kid. This week it finally pays off.
On July 11, Budz, 40,
and his business partners will open New Vansterdam, one of the first
retail marijuana shops
Cocina de Josefina chips are corporate-made in Washington. Juanita's stands tough.
Food & Drink
First, they came for Juanita's. Texan snack-food megacorporation Frito-Lay looks to be fighting a proxy war against Oregon's own homegrown, family-run Juanita's tortilla chips, unofficial tortilla chip of the Willamette Week offices. Perhaps you have noticed the La Cocina De Josefina Mexican Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, front and center in some of the most valuable real estate ...
Banfield Pet Hospital pocketed a subsidy and got favorable treatment from local governments—then bolted to Vancouver.
Most people know Banfield Pet Hospital from its convenient locations in hundreds of PetSmart stores across the United States.
The Banfield chain
started in Portland, and nine years ago the company
Why do Portlanders abhor Vancouver residents who work in Oregon?
Can you educate the masses regarding people from the ’Couv working in Portland? We pay Oregon income tax but receive no benefit from doing so. You Portlanders may abhor us, but at least appreciate w
Vancouver’s just-opened Asylum Lounge (606 Broadway St., Vancouver, 360-433-2205, theasylumlounge.com)
wants to bring “chic” nightlife north of the border. In an effort to
Vancouver anti-light rail activists got financial shot this weekend with a fundraiser to pay for legal fees in their fight against extending Portland's MAX to downtown.The activists are leading a petition drive to bring a vote before city voters that would prohibit the city of Vancouver from spending any time or resources on light rail. (Clark County voters already shut down a sales tax ask last fall ...
“It’s not like the way you think. You’d think everyone
would be out smoking and celebrating and having big parties in the
street. It’s not like that at all.” —John, recreational mariju
Update 5:30 pm: The petition is actually invalid, Clark County elections supervisors found. After examining 94 suspect signatures, the county office found that some were duplicates, according to The Columbian. The petition now is 32 valid signatures short of the 5,475 it needed to refer the petition to the city council, and to the ballot.Here's the original story:On the heels of a resounding "no" to ...