Nov. 13, 2011: Occupy Portland makes its last stand…

40th Anniversary
For 39 days, Occupy Portland turned two downtown parks into a revolutionary campout. In one helter-skelter night, the protesters took over the streets. Then came the dawn, the cops, and the evic   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Protesters Pledge to Delay Kitzhaber's Nike Vote


 A coalition of anti-Nike protesters who rallied last night in downtown Portland are in Salem today—pledging to delay and disrupt a vote on Gov. John Kitzhaber's deal with with the sneaker giant to keep its tax status. "I suppose it's possible that we could extend this [session] into the weekend," rally organizer Nicholas Ivan Caleb declared outside the Portland Niketown store. He suggested ...   More
Friday, December 14, 2012 AARON MESH

Why Does the FBI Call Juggalos a Gang? Because of Oregon Crimes


Horrorcore rappers Insane Clown Posse announced last week that they're looking into why the Federal Bureau of Investigation has categorized their fans, the Juggalos, as a gang.The band's front men, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, might want to look at Oregon. The FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment lists Juggalos as a "hybrid gang," citing a 2010 attack by two Corvallis teenagers on a homeless ...   More
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 AARON MESH

Report Shows New Top Spender Among City Hall Lobbyists

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There's a new big spender among the groups that regularly lobby four mayor and four city commissioners in Portland City Hall: a national union-backed group called Working America. Unlike Walmart, the Portland Business Alliance, the Port of Portland and other regulars on the City Auditor's lobbying reports, Working America uses anti-corporate rhetoric influenced by the Occupy Wall Street movement—and ...   More
Monday, July 30, 2012 COREY PEIN

Occupy's 'Human Monopoly' Game Is Rigged, Somewhat Realistically

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Occupy the Banks, an Occupy Portland offshoot, played "Human  Monopoly" this afternoon in Pioneer Courthouse Square.The event was part of a series of “Bank Actions” that Occupy conducts every Friday, and the life-sized board game was meant to encourage people to move their money out of traditional big banks and into local credit unions. The group chose Monopoly as their activity because, according ...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 FIONA NOONAN

A is for Adams

From ax-wielding to zemblanity, the things Portland’s controversial mayor has done right.

Cover Story
Give Mayor Sam Adams some credit.  We are. Finally. Perhaps no media organization has been tougher on Adams during his term as Portland’s mayor than WW—and for good reason. Weeks afte   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 COREY PEIN

Murmurs: Kroger’s Legacy and Occupy Still Making Waves

City to Occupy: Why don’t you do it in the road?

Ex-Attorney General John Kroger has left for Reed College, but his legacy at the Oregon Department of Justice continues. On July 2, the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm sent the state a $431,0   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Occupy Portland Protester Who Was Hospitalized Sues City For $3 Million

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Occupy Portland demonstrator Justin James Bridges briefly became the movement's poster child last November when he was hospitalized after police officers dragged him out of Chapman Square.Yesterday Bridges filed a lawsuit against the city of Portland, neighboring cities that sent police officers to last year's downtown showdown and eight individual officers involved in his arrest. He alleges, among ...   More
Monday, July 16, 2012 by Corey Pein

City to Occupy: Clean It Up

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Turns out the protesters in front of City Hall have finally got the attention of officials there — but not for the issues about which they are protesting.Cameron Whitten, the former Occupy Portland mayoral candidate on the 42nd day of a hunger strike, reports that the city has sent a letter to the protesters asking them to stop cluttering up the sidewalk with trash and their belongings. Apparently ...   More
Friday, July 13, 2012 by Brent Walth

TV Producer Wants Occupy Portland on Wife Swap


A casting scout has been contacting members of Occupy Portland, asking them to find a protesting family to appear on the ABC television show Wife Swap.Bert Klasey, a freelance producer whose previous work includes AMC's Hoarders, has been posting on Twitter and sending letters to Occupy leaders. His interest in "99% families" for the series seems legit: The phone number on ABC's casting website leads ...   More
Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Aaron Mesh


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