Roseway Theater Owner to Take Over Seattle's Cinerama


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Greg Wood, owner of Portland's terrific Roseway Theater (which we named "Best Dork Palace" in our 2009 Best of Portland issue) announced yesterday that he will take over operations of Seattle's 808-seat Cinerama Theatre, pictured below. The Cinerama, which is owned by billionaire Portland Trail Blazers honcho Paul Allen, was opened in 1963 to showcase the reportedly impressive but short-lived Cinerama ...   More
 
Thursday, August 5, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Paul Allen Sues Google, Facebook and Others and is Called All Sorts of Names


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The tech community in the Northwest and across the country has its underwear in a twist over a lawsuit filed last week by Paul Allen. The Trail Blazers owner and co-founder of Microsoft is already one of the more interesting billionaires on the planet. He has the biggest toys, has spent millions searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, has built museums dedicated to Jimi Hendrix and science ...   More
 
Monday, August 30, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Paul Allen Says He Has a Clean Bill of Health


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Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, who was diagnosed last year with lymphoma, says in a video interview released today on the team's web site that his health is good. "I'm doing great," said Allen, 57. "I just had the test this week, a follow-up test and it was clean, which brought a smile to my face as you can imagine." The Blazers' billionaire owner beat Hodgkin's disease more than ...   More
 
Monday, September 13, 2010 HANK STERN

The Oregon Connections in Forbes' List of the 400 Richest Americans


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Not every person who touches the state of Oregon is destitute in this lousy economy. Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans includes four people in its top 25 who have big payrolls in the state. Tied for ninth on the list are Charles and David Koch, the brothers who own Georgia-Pacific and who support right-tilting causes around the country. The next Oregon connections on the ...   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 HANK STERN

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