County Attorney Offered Jeff Cogen Legal Advice Before Launching Inquiry Into His Affair

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Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen claims he didn't violate any county rules when he had a yearlong affair with a county health department staffer.  County rules prohibit supervisors having sexual affairs with people who work for them. And Cogen is the chief executive of the county.But Cogen told WW Tuesday "my understanding is that while what I’ve done is really stupid, really stupid, it’s ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

DINER 2013: Byways Cafe

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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Food & Drink
The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Diner. Please do not confuse them with the real thing.Welcome to Diner 2013—not a guide to the Portland area’s best ...   More
 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

DINER 2013: Penny Diner

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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Food & Drink
The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Diner. Please do not confuse them with the real thing.Welcome to Diner 2013—not a guide to the Portland area’s best ...   More
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

DINER 2013: City State

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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Food & Drink
The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Diner. Please do not confuse them with the real thing.Welcome to Diner 2013—not a guide to the Portland area’s ...   More
 
Monday, June 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Summer Guide 2013: The Cascadian Campsite

Outfit yourself with cool gear from local companies.


Featured Stories
Click on image to view larger version:IMAGE: Matt Wong1. Fort George Stainless Steel Double Wall Growler Available at: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St., Astoria, 325-7468, fortgeorgebrewery.com ($   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 WW Staff

Dr. Know: Weakly by the Willamette

Are there any major cities besides Portland that use the weak-mayor system?


Dr. Know
Portland has a “weak mayor” system of governance where the mayor shares power with four commissioners. It took me a little while to wrap my head around that. Are there any other major cities   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MARTY SMITH

New PBOT Director is Leah Treat from Chicago

UPDATE: Treat helped instate Alta Bike Share at both of her previous posts.

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News
The Portland Bureau of Transportation has hired a new director: Leah Treat, the chief of staff in Chicago's transportation department. City Commissioner Steve Novick announced Treat's hiring this morning in an email to Portland transportation bureau staff.Treat, 42, served as chief of staff to Chicago transportation commissioner Gabe Klein starting in 2010. Before that, she was the finance manager ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Last Season, On The Real World

The deadliest sins of seven strangers who stopped being polite long, long ago.


DVD & TV
Portland, The Real World is over. On Wednesday, June 12, MTV will air the final hour of the Stumptown season, as well as the customary reunion. As you may have seen over the past 11 weeks—thou   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 JAY HORTON

Market Guide 2013: Farmers Markets


Market Guide 2013
Cully Community Market NE Killingsworth Street and 42nd Avenue. 10 am-2 pm Sundays, June 2-Sept. 29. cullycommunitymarket.org. Gladstone Farmers Market 580 Portland Ave. 10 am-4 pm Saturdays, June   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Staff

Yellow Bellies

Which local mustards pass muster?


Food Reviews & Stories
Most shelves at the Made in Oregon store are stocked with the obvious: Jams made from native berries, our famous wines and cheeses, the blankets our pioneers traded to indigenous people before s   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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