Old Wives' Tales Closed After 34 Years

Restaurant was a haven for activists, vegans, LGBT community


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East Burnside's Old Wives' Tales closed Sunday, May 4, after 34 years in business.Since opening in 1980, the multi-ethnic restaurant at 1300 East Burnside Street has been a gathering place for feminist, gay rights and environmental activists, and was an early refuge for those with vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free diets. It also featured an extensive children's menu.“I’ve always understood that ...   More
Monday, May 5, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Portland activists may have outed the wrong guy as an FBI snitch—here’s why they still should be paranoid.

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It was a perfect day for a protest. July 27 broke beautifully—not too hot, a light breeze, Mount Hood gleaming in the distance. At least 1,000 people, from old hippies to young anarchists, t   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Cavities in Their Campaign

Anti-fluoride activists have no backing from groups representing low-income Portlanders or minority groups.

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In the debate over fluoridating Portland’s water, the two sides trying to persuade voters can agree on one thing: Low-income children aren’t getting the dental care they need and deserve. And    More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MICHAEL MUNKVOLD

Notes From the Occupation

48 hours inside Occupy Portland.

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DJ Nick is back. He needs to get out of here, because DJ Nick is trouble. He’s just one of the problem people the Safety/Peacekeeping Committee worries about in the Occupy Portland camps.  Th   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 AARON MESH

Far From Home

The hopes and fears of A local Egyptian couple.

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Abeer Sayed long ago gave up on the political process that passes for democracy in her native Egypt. Sayed, a 31-year-old Egyptian raised by political activists in Cairo, moved to Portland in 2004 with her husband so he could pursue neurosurgery here. She says her parents were active in student protests   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Wikileaks Supporters Explore Line Between Activism and Vandalism?

Two banks on Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland have been splattered with red paint, including the phrase "For Wikileaks," according to the do-it-yourself news site Demotix.com. A post dated Dec. 27 includes photos of splattered paint covering a Wells Fargo Bank ATM machine. The post also includes photos of a Bank of America branch, although the alleged "For Wikileaks" graffiti is not visible in ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

March Across Hawthorne Bridge to Protest War in Iraq

Portland peace activists will march across the Hawthorne Bridge this Friday afternoon to mark the first U.S. attack 20 years ago on Iraqi forces. Organizers of what's being called "The 'Gulf War' 20 Years Later" action want demonstrators to meet Jan. 14 at 4:30 pm near Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown. The march is connecting the 43-day U.S. bombing and ground campaign that started Jan. 16, 1991 to ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

PETA: Using Fake Blood to Make You Feel Awkward Since 1980

Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals descended upon Portland city streets today to demonstrate against wearing fur. Using PETA's trademark fake blood (keeping a gallon jug full of the stuff nearby) and other press grabbers from its arsenal, two ladies dressed in fur coats laid on top of other coats while keeping their high-heeled feet near a giant steel animal trap. (In ...   More
Friday, January 9, 2009 Sarah Jennings

Just When You Might Be Respecting PETA...

...they go and do something like this. As a vegan, I feel I have ample room to consider what's fair —and unfair— criticism of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' tactics to spotlight animal abuses and atrocities. Naked chicks wearing lettuce, for example: who can argue that doesn't give eating salad a whole new meaning? But seriously, PETA, it's when you treat meat-eating ...   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Sarah Jennings

Hundreds March in Beaverton To Protest Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda

Several hundred students from Southridge High and other schools joined community members to demonstrate today in Beaverton against a proposed anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda that would execute HIV-positive gay people, among other horrors. “Whether you support gay rights or not, this is a human rights issue.” said Thomas Lwebuga, a Ugandan man who works at Southridge and started ...   More
Saturday, January 23, 2010 Brittany Rogers


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