The May 2014 primary results provide clues about the fall election—and this state.
If the May 20 primary election reinforced one lesson, it’s that voters are paying attention.
saw through the specious claims put forth by Portlanders for Water
Reform, the group seeking t
A metaphorical blueprint of Portland parks as rooms.
Everybody knows Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. But this city’s public
space is a mansion, with dozens of rooms, extensive grounds and
extravagant amenities. Here’
Hypnotizing the world one post-jazz groove at a time.
It’s not necessarily a reconstitution of New Orleans’
Congo Square—that trading spot where, back in the early 20th century,
African, European and indigenous cultures got jumbled up and spat
A guide to the (barely) competitive Portland lawn-game scene.
Portland loves games, but it has a complicated
relationship with the concept of competition. (There’s a reason one of
our two major professional sports teams has matches that can end in a
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Strange but true: With the hybrid, qualified exception of
Caps & Corks, inn
The dream of the ‘80s came alive in Portland on Friday—at least for the small but enthusiastic crowd gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square. To celebrate the 30th birthday of “Portland’s living room,” representatives from the City of Portland and Oregon Historical Society convened to open a time capsule that had been hidden from the public eye since 1985. While many of the items dug out ...
Food & Drink
Wednesday, June 11 Beers Made by Walking Hike This is your chance to meet a beer not after it’s brewed, but at its inception. Matt Wagoner of the Forest Park Conservancy will lead brewers and members of the public on a series of nature hikes meant to inspire beer that will serve as “portraits” of the Forest Park landscape. This month’s hike will go along the north end of Forest Park, ...
Sports cities are an interesting, albeit neurotic, lot.
With one swish of the net as the buzzer sounds, the streets are filled
with strangers hugging strangers. A blown lead can leave a pall over
The cast of characters in soccer’s biggest free-for-all.
The World Cup starts with two weeks of utter chaos. Called
the group stage, teams compete within eight groups of four teams each.
Each group plays a round-robin tournament. There are always multip
Call in sick, quit your job—here’s how to party at 7am as the World Cup takes over Portland.
The average American switches jobs every four years or so.
We find it a startling coincidence that the World Cup also comes once
every four years. So this is your time to quit that job, “work fr