AG Kroger Lists 20 “Worst” Charities

  Attorney General John Kroger’s office sends out a lot of press releases that have varying degrees of interest to the general public. But today’s information [PDF] could save Oregon consumers money and keep them from getting fleeced. Kroger’s staff compiled a list of the 20 “worst” charities, using as the criterion the percentage of revenue those charities ...   More
Thursday, December 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Old Town Block Party is This Saturday (Bonus: Another Leak from Lovers!)

Ah, the Old Town: Portland's melting-pot of vagrants, geeks, frat boys, strippers and rockers. Join them all this Saturday for the second annual Old Town Block Party, in that parking lot over the road from Backspace and Davis Street Tavern, for a day of eating, drinking and dancing for a good cause. Last year, over 3,000 people showed up to help re-erect the (heh) "Hung Far Low" sign. This year, ...   More
Thursday, August 26, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Bowling for Breath: Charity that's a knock-out

Would you rather pay $27 per hour to bowl or buy a $15 ticket that not only gets you three hours of bowling but throws in billiards and live music? How about if 100 percent of that ticket goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation? Yeah, I thought so. Slip into your bowlin' shoes and chalk up those pool cues: CFF has teamed up with Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge for Bowling for Breath, ...   More
Thursday, August 6, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

Fist Fight: Broken Bra Straps and Broken Bones With the Ladies of Arm Wrestling

A night of old-fashioned all-female arm-wrestling fun almost turned to disaster on Sunday when a contestant's arm was fractured during the opening stages of the competition. Lower Burnside's B-Side Tavern was packed to its grimy rafters with some of the toughest women in Portland—and their enthusiastic male entourages—for the bar's fourth annual Ladies of Arms Wrestling championship, ...   More
Monday, July 12, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Layin' Down the LAW: Ladies of Arm Wrestling

B-Side Tavern will be holding its 4th annual Ladies of Arm Wrestling championship this Sunday. Every year, the Lower Burnside bar packs out as women from all walks of life bring out their big guns in a single-elimination battle of the biceps. "Watching woman quarrel and grunt is fun!" says B-Side co-owner Joel Denton. "Last year, my neurologist entered as 'Doctor Destructo.' My girlfriend Julie ...   More
Friday, July 9, 2010 RUTH BROWN


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