Portland Greets the Westboro Baptist Church at Moda Center

Video and photos from the Kansas hate group's protest (and the much larger counter-protest) on Saturday night.

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Last week, the Westboro Baptist Church—the small Kansas-based ministry infamous for protesting the funerals of anyone they believe has defied the rule of God, which, to them, seems to be basically everyone—announced its intent to picket outside Moda Center in opposition of the Trail Blazer organization's vocal support of gay marriage. Bad idea. Because if there's anything Portland loves more than ...   More
Saturday, January 10, 2015 LUCAS CHEMOTTI

PHOTOS: Portland Protests Michael Brown's Death


A crowd estimated as large as 3,000 people marched through the streets of Portland on Tuesday night, protesting the death of teenager Michael Brown and the decision of a Missouri grand jury to not indict the police officer who shot him.The crowd gathered in front of the Justice Center on SW 3rd Avenue, listening to speakers from the Albina Ministerial Alliance and activist groups, before marching through ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MILLER RESOR

Native American Rights Group Protests the Flaming Lips at Waterfront Park

Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry also plans to protest Ted Nugent at Portland Expo Center on Tuesday.


The free Flaming Lips concert at Waterfront Park last night drew more than just fans of the psychedelic rock veterans: A small group of activists were also in attendance, protesting the band over incidents involving frontman Wayne Coyne and the appropriation of Native American iconography. Spearheaded by the national organization Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, about 20 protestors gathered near ...   More
Monday, August 4, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

May Day Protestors March for Worker's Rights


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

Anti-Fluoride March draws big crowd at Last Thursday


Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland may have more cash in the war chest, but the anti-fluoride folks are trying to put more boots on the ground. Advocates for Clean Water Portland, the “no” vote in the measure to fluoridate the city’s water supply, held a raucous march down Northeast Alberta Street during Last Thursday. Revelers walked, biked, skated and danced the twelve blocks to a vacant ...   More
Friday, April 26, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

"Guns Across America" Set to Stage Salem Rally Saturday

Oregon gun enthusiasts plan Saturday rally outside Statehouse


Oregonians aiming to shoot down the recent fervor over new gun control measures plan to rally at the State Capitol on Saturday. The event is just one of many rallies scheduled to take place at state capitals throughout the nation on Saturday at “high noon.” As of this posting, 757 Facebook users plan on attending. The event page describes the protest as a march against any new gun ...   More
Friday, January 18, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

War Protest in Downtown Portland

Oregon protestors think the war economy is bankrupting us

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Carrying signs reading, “Jobs Not War” and “Peace: A Growth Industry,” about 1,000 people gathered Saturday afternoon in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.The March 19 date marks the eighth anniversary of U.S. forces invading Iraq. But the protest was as much about jobs as it was anti-war. With the U.S. deficit soaring, the economy limping out ...   More
Saturday, March 19, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

If You're Worried About Genetically Modified Food, Read This


We don't know if the corn in this photo was genetically modified. We do know that Saturday, March 26, Oregon will be among a dozen spots taking part in a nationwide protest against Monsanto by people who want labeling of GMOs and factory-farmed animal products as well as independent, long-term studies done on the safety of GMOs. The noon rally on March 26 in Salem outside the Capitol targets Monsanto, the ...   More
Thursday, March 17, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Portland Students Rally Against Wisconsin Union Bill


More than 100 people gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square this afternoon to show solidarity with thousands of Wisconsin students who participated in a walk-out today to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill.The bill, which the Republican governor signed into law today, limits collective bargaining rights for most unionized public employee workers in Wisconsin. In Portland, students ...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Showing Solidarity with Egyptians, Protesters at Pioneer Square Rally Against Mubarak

Egypt Scroller

About 100 people  rallied at Pioneer Courthouse Square this afternoon, demonstrating against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and urging the White House to be harder on the Mubarak regime. As popular protests racked Egypt for the fifth straight day, supporters of the Egyptian protesters held rallies in solidarity across the United States and the globe. In Portland, members of the local Egyptian ...   More
Saturday, January 29, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON


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