Very soon, on what is likely to be a cloudy day,
storefronts across Portland’s plucky northernmost suburb will be front
and center for one of America’s newest and nuttiest experiments. The
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The beige paper menus at Dockside Saloon & Restaurant (2047 NW Front Ave., 241-6433, docksidesaloon.com)
are as faded and peeling as the longshoremen drinking shots in the
They say the CRC is designed to be too low. Would legalized pot in Oregon fix it?
The folks planning the Columbia River Crossing bridge
made it too low for big cargo carriers. Would legalized pot in Oregon
fix this? Imagine: The bridge absorbs enough second-hand smoke to
Food & Drink
Our sorta-weekly recap of gossip via OLCC liquor license applications:Looks like Portland will be making its own brand of tequila’s country cousin, mezcal. Sofia Acosta Rascon, no apparent relation to the young Mexican-Californian racquetball star of the same name, has applied for a license to begin distilling the Oaxacan-style maguey (blue agave) spirit under the name Meteca—Spanish ...
Proponents of Measure 80, the Marijuana Legalization Measure, were in our office last week for their editorial endorsement interview. (The opponents were represented by Umatilla County Sheriff John Trumbo, who was on speakerphone). For those in favor of Measure 80, one of the dicier issues is kids—will passage of this measure encourage more children to use marijuana? In this clip, Roy Kaufmann, ...
Hit the black lights, weed is almost legal. Forget everything you know about pot culture.
The highs, they are a-changin’.
On Nov. 6, 2012,
America’s relationship with marijuana entered a hazy new era. Two
states, including Oregon’s northern neighbor, voted to legalize pot,
“It’s not like the way you think. You’d think everyone
would be out smoking and celebrating and having big parties in the
street. It’s not like that at all.” —John, recreational mariju
Vancouver is rarely touted for its progressive politics,
but Portland’s sister city to the north now may now have one solid, um,
With passage of
ballot initiative I-502, Washingt
Take me to Vancouver, where the grass is legal and gays can marry.
Civilization beckons with red and orange
lights. They’re faint at first, glowing brighter as you drive north. The
little green sign marking the border sneaks up on you.