The New Best Secret Spot to Watch Sports in Portland

The cover for last night's fight was $5 and they had fish sauce wings and Vietnamese soup.

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Food & Drink
After last night's underwhelming matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, chances are you're not looking to watch a big boxing match again anytime soon.And maybe you weren't interested in watching this "Fight of the Century" given the champ "Money" Mayweather has a long history of abusing women and fights in a fashion so boring as to be called cowardly by some while Pacquiao is an ...   More
 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 by Martin Cizmar

Hotseat: Collene Swenson and Pat Edwards

Two East Portland secessionists explain why they want voters to sever their neighborhoods’ ties to the city.


News Stories
Collene Swenson and Pat Edwards want out of the city of Portland. What they really want is the city to get out of where they live, East Portland, and leave the residents of this often overlooked    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

East Portland Residents File Ballot Petition to Secede from Portland

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News
Residents of East Portland have complained about living in a different city—poorer, less healthy and with fewer services—since their neighborhoods east of Interstate 205 were annexed starting in 1983.Now some of them are seeking a public vote to make it official, by pulling East Portland out of Portland.Three East Portland residents filed a ballot initiative petition Feb. 27 to de-annex neighborhoods ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AARON MESH

Border Story

Last month’s vote on immigration shows a deep political divide in Portland.


Politics
We’ve long known voters in East Portland tend to be more conservative than their inner-city neighbors. But the Nov. 4 election highlighted the city’s political divide between voters on eithe   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MILLER RESOR

Razed & Confused

The city poured $96 million into reviving Lents. Where’s the rebirth of this East Portland neighborhood?


Cover Story
In the past few months, Mayor Charlie Hales has talked about changing the way the city of Portland tries to bring struggling, rundown neighborhoods back to life. He calls it “place-making.”   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Shemia Fagan

East Portland’s new champion pushes back against City Hall.


News Stories
Shemia Fagan insists she is not the new mayor of East Portland. That unofficial title, Fagan says, still belongs to East Portland ex-legislator Jefferson Smith.  But Fagan, 31, is arguably    More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 KATE SCHIMEL

How Did Your Neighborhood Vote? Portland's Mayoral Election Results Mapped

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News
The final election results by precinct are out, so we've compiled them into a handy map. This is a pretty rough version—we'll have an interactive one with all the candidates and other fancy features in the next day or two—but this one shows which of the top three candidates won which precincts.Things to note: Charlie Hales won all of west Portland as well as the battle for the Kremlin—the ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Bus Boy

Jefferson Smith built a political machine. Now he’s trying to drive it to City Hall.


Cover Story
On a recent Saturday morning, a sleepy-eyed retired auto-parts worker named Gavin Griffin opened the door of his Sabin-neighborhood home to find a blond giant on his doorstep.  The strang   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Crime Charts Of The Day Show Shifts In Gun Crime

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News
A Portland Police Bureau report prepared this week for the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council illustrates the migration of gun and gang crime over the past decade and a half. The maps below, for some reason marked "do not disseminate," are reproduced from the report, which was posted online.Gang violence is in the news again after a wave of recent shootings, including the arrest ...   More
 
Friday, January 13, 2012 COREY PEIN

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