Hobo Pirates of the Willamette: At Preparation's End

Bluesfest is here and Finger the "Partial Pirate" is ready.


The Canada geese are being chased from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The plump migratory birds usually rule the roost on the scenic walkway along the riverfront. But it's now filled with workers setting up tents and stages. Meanwhile, the water is under blockade from a fleet of small boats. The few geese that remain fight a losing battle to hold onto their park. Shit-covered grass is all that remains ...   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Hobo Pirates of the North Willamette

Yo, ho, ho and a can of PBR.


The morning sun slips through gaps in the patchwork drapes of the captain's quarters, landing an unwelcome blow on Finger's sleeping face.The hungover pirate rises from his untidy bed, grabbing a can of PBR as he walks past his drum set in the pilot's cabin.Finger hops from his boat onto his makeshift, free-floating dock near Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Five anchors hold his dock in place, leaving ...   More
Thursday, June 14, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

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

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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