May Day Protestors March for Worker's Rights

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About 300 people marked May Day yesterday in a march through downtown, calling for workers' rights and equality. The marchers—beginning and ending at O'Bryant Square—chanted “si se puede," a slogan used by the United Farm Workers, and, "FBI and CIA ain't nothin' but the KKK." Compared to the Occupy Portland-fueled May Day protest of 2012, Wednesday's event was tame. Last year, more than 2,000 ...   More
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 ASHLEY JOCZ

Liveblog: One Billion Rising in Portland

One Billion Rising in Portland; WW covers V-Day rally against sexual violence

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V-Day is here, and with it comes One Billion Rising, a mass action against sexual violence. Today's event in Portland, the culmination of a year-long campaign to raise awareness about violence committed against women and girls worldwide, begins at 3:00 pm with a march from at Director's Park to First Unitarian Church, where there will be activities including dancing, speakers, music, and workshops. As ...   More
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 by Michael Munkvold

Sticky Fingers: PBA Names Top Downtown Shoplifters

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Is the Portland Business Alliance keen to compete with Busted! magazine or PDX Mugshots?It looks like it, judging from the latest edition of the PBA Downtown Retail Council's newsletter, which contains a feature that hasn't appeared in other recent installments: Top downtown shoplifters for June 2012.Nine mugs make the cut, but there's no explanation of why. Check it out here (pdf).A quick search of ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 by Corey Pein

Where Should Mitt Romney Eat Lunch?

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The Republican Party's Presidential nominee is in Portland today for a private fundraiser at the Governor Hotel, and the libs are organizing their response.Meanwhile, speculation mounts as to where Romney should get lunch nearby, assuming the catering at the Governor fails to satisfy. This is perhaps the one matter about which Romney could possibly come to agreement with the labor union activists ...   More
 
Monday, June 4, 2012 by Corey Pein

Portland Police Nab Downtown Snake

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The Portland Police Bureau successfully responded to yet another high-profile animal-related incident this morning, capturing a three-foot snake downtown following an anonymous tip.From the PPB:This morning, Thursday [May 31], 2012, at 8:50 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a found snake at Southwest 5th Avenue and Market Street. The caller reported ...   More
 
Thursday, May 31, 2012 by Corey Pein

Empty Business Gets Dressed Up with Local Art


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As you travel through downtown Portland, you may notice some vacant storefronts in this lousy economy. Now there will be a few less economic eyesores over the holidays, thanks to a pilot program called Portland Storefronts. The Regional Arts and Culture Council says the program, co-sponsored by the Portland Business Alliance and Travel Portland, will allow four local artists to set up installations ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Beau Breedlove To Meet His Fans: Bring Your Sharpie


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The current WW poses the question of what wouldn't Beau Breedlove do before the spotlight fades. We now know one more thing we can cross off the list. This Saturday, Breedlove will appear at the Fantasy For Adults Only store downtown to sign copies of his Unzipped cover. It has been a busy couple of weeks for Breedlove, who entered the spotlight this year after Mayor Sam Adams admitted he had ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Ryan Fleming

A Thousand People Crowd Downtown For Health Care Rally


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Over a thousand people crammed into Terry Shrunk Plaza Saturday morning for the “Health Insurance Reform Now” event, part of a nationwide campaign to push Congress to adopt sweeping changes to the country's health care system. “How can we pay for two wars in the Middle East, but not be able to provide my cousin with health care?” asked Tom Chamberlain, president of the ...   More
 
Monday, August 31, 2009 Anvi Bui

Local Skater Wins One Contest, Wants You To Help Him Win Another


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Eden Powers won the local Red Bull Manny Mania AM Series in Pioneer Square on June 26, which means he's now competing online against skaters nationwide to win up to $7000 worth of prizes, including an HD Camera and Laptop. And as with any online contest, Powers needs your help (i.e., votes) if he's going to win. Powers, a 24-year-old full-time student at Portland Community College, says winning ...   More
 
Friday, September 25, 2009 Anvi Bui

Mark Your Calendars: Oct. 18 Health Care March Downtown For A Public Option


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Local supporters of a public option as part of national health care reform are organizing a march downtown on Oct. 18. “There is citizen discontent with the current bill” working its way through the Senate Finance Committee, says Ian McCurdy, one of the event's supporters. According to the group's website, the demonstration aims to show insurance companies that Portland “has ...   More
 
Friday, September 25, 2009 Anvi Bui

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