Kickball, Hunger and a World Record?


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Watch history in the making Saturday, June 20 as a group of Portland kickballers tries to break the world record for the longest kickball game. In addition to playing kickball at Overlook Park (N. Fremont Street and Interstate Avenue) for 30 hours, the founders of the non-profit Kicking Hunger intend to raise money for the Oregon Food Bank and celebrate the game with a festival in the park. Visitors ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Katie Litvin

Reader's Digest Names Palau-Portland Partnership One of "10 Reasons to Love Our Country"


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When the City of Portland accepted money and volunteer work from 500 churches, Commissioner Nick Fish said the partnership could mean "someday we'll be known as Jesus' favorite city." Jesus still hasn't commented. But Reader's Digest has. The grandma-friendly lifestyle monthly has named the Beaverton-based Luis Palau Association's Season of Service one of the "10 Reasons to Love Our Country" ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 AARON MESH

Bill To Rename Killingsworth Post Office After Martin Luther King


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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is back with a bill proposing to rename the U.S. Postal Service office at 630 NE Killingsworth Ave. the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Post Office. The measure failed to pass in the last congressional session. But Blumenauer spokeswoman Erin Allweiss says the Oregon Democrat is “feeling optimistic” the bill he introduced last Friday will pass this ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Allison Ferre

Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. or 39th Ave.? That Was The Question


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An estimated 300 people filled City Council chambers on Tuesday night- a capacity crowd that required another 50 people to go to the adjacent Portland Building to watch a live feed of the dueling testimony over the proposed renaming of 39th Ave to Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. More than 150 people signed up to testify during the four-hour hearing, with most of the speakers opposed to the idea of ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Allison Ferre

One Portlander Asks: If Not Lents For A Baseball Stadium, How About Roseway?


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Dennis Randazzo, a commercial real estate broker in Portland, wrote to WW to add one more idea to the mix about where to put Triple-A baseball now that the Lents neighborhood is off the table. The idea is a surprising one: Put it next to Madison High School [PDF] off NE 82nd Avenue in the Roseway neighborhood. Randazzo writes in an email: Attached is a "suggestion" I made to Commissioner Leonard's ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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