Cracking the Code

Yes, bodegas sell crack pipes and other paraphernalia in plain sight.

Culture Features
Bodegas provide the “greatest hits” of the cheap pleasures in life, from food totally devoid of nutrition to cigarettes to condoms for anonymous sex. But what you might not know is that bodegas al   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 ZACH MIDDLETON

Willamette Weekend: 14 Things to Do and See in Portland, March 28-30


 Friday, March 28IPA Summit[BEER] Still bitter after five years, Roscoe’s is serving up its annual IPA Summit all day Friday. The usual suspects will be pouring 16 different specialty IPAs, including Fort George Omegatex, which sounds more like an evil Transformer than a beer, and will have a similar effect on your liver. Roscoe’s, 8105 SE Stark St., 255-0049. 2 pm-close.Slingshot[COMEDY] ...   More
Friday, March 28, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Dr. Know: Pusher Potential

What’s the street value of the extra painkillers in my prescription?

Dr. Know
Following hip-replacement surgery, I was given a prescription for 160 painkillers called “Hydrocodone/APAP 5-325.” I’ve taken only one tablet. What’s the street value of the remaining 159?   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Gary Johnson On Drugs


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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Two Students Arrested In Drug Bust At Reed

roland bracewell shoemaker reed

Portland police arrested 20-year-old Reed College students, Roland Bracewell Shoemaker and Manuel Abreu, on Monday, seizing what an announcement described as "an estimated 2-3 pounds of marijuana, a small amount of MDMA and LSD, as well as packaging material and scales."Shoemaker, pictured left, face the most serious allegations, arrested for what police call "Delivery of Marijuana within 1000’ of ...   More
Thursday, February 16, 2012 COREY PEIN

Pulling The Plug

State regulators seek to drain a flood of new drugs posing as household chemicals.

News Stories
The Oregon Board of Pharmacy will meet next month to consider a statewide ban of several related substances known collectively as “bath salts.” Bath salts are a relatively new designer drug th   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

Oregon Board of Pharmacy Targets Bath Salts (Not Those Ones)


On March 23, the Oregon Board of Pharmacy will amend the list of controlled substances for the State of Oregon.So called "Bath Salts," or methylenedioxypryrovalerone, MDPV, is currently available in a variety of places like smoke or head shops and online. Bath Salts have emerged as a popular drug in the South and Midwest with effects comparable to amphetamine and cocaine. Los Angeles is considering ...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

Where in Oregon Can You Find Some Coke? (And E?) (And Meth?)

File this under "your tax dollars at work." Researchers at Oregon State University have concocted a snapshot of illicit drug use by sampling our municipal wastewater. The results show how much cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamine Oregonians pissed out in towns and cities from Astoria to Ontario. “Municipalities across the state generously volunteered to help us test our methods by collecting ...   More
Thursday, July 16, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Set Free From Jail on Saturday; Overdosed on Monday (Updated with Police Details and Wheeler's Office)

Two men released early on Saturday night for lack of space in the Multnomah County Detention Center have been found dead of a drug overdose, the state Medical Examiner's office has confirmed. Jamie Daniel Coleman (top photo), 22, and Rex Albert Rumer (bottom photo), 51, were both found dead on Monday, says Damon O'Brien, deputy medical examiner. O'Brien declined to release further details, ...   More
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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