WHERE THE PARTY AT? Map of Local Super Tuesday shindigs

If you didn't get enough group scream therapy during the Super Bowl, you're in luck. Tuesday's TODAY's Super Tuesday primaries will offer another round of TV powwows and yelling matches across the nation. Here are parties and gatherings in and around Portland, pinpointed by WWire on a Platial map. Click on the map below and add your party location or leave a comment on this post. MapKit.display(); The ...   More
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Lillian Hogan

UPDATED - Counter-Counter Punch: Leonard Comes To Adams' Rescue On Street Tax

Leave it to the fireman to come to the rescue. With a little-used procedural maneuver, Portland Commissioner (and former first responder) Randy Leonard is trying to give his City Council colleague Sam Adams another chance to pass his signature transportation package over industry opposition. Last week, Adams declared victory in his long-sought $464 million transportation tax package, after his ...   More
Friday, February 1, 2008 COREY PEIN

Edwards Supporters Enter Day of Mourning: Where Next?

Several prominent locals are in mourning today after the favored presidential candidate of many of Portland's political cognoscenti dropped out of the race. After disappointing returns in early state primaries, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) announced in New Orleans this morning he's stepping aside. "What a way to start the day," says Jesse Cornett, former vice chairman of the Oregon ...   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Professional-Grade Screaming: College Road Trip Reviewed

College Road Trip, a movie that began life as a National Lampoon production and eventually mutated into a G-rated Martin Lawrence comedy, screened for critics last night after WW press deadlines. For reasons that seem so petty to him now, Aaron Mesh ventured down to Bridgeport Village for the screening. Here is his traumatized review: College Road Trip When I was a boy traveling with my ...   More
Thursday, March 6, 2008 AARON MESH

Bar-Room Brawler Ron McCarty Enters MultCo District 3 Race, Invites WW For Beer

There's a new entry today into the race for a seat on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. But the latest entry for the District 3 seat being vacated by Lisa Naito is an old name around these parts. Perennial candidate Ron McCarty, a former Rogue of the Week, turned in this hand-scrawled and occasionally misspelled filing form at the county elections office. In the 1980s, voters ...   More
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Genre Bending: All Consequences, No Love for Oregon Memoir Faker

It's been a bad couple of weeks for memoirs. On Saturday, Belgian writer Misha Defonseca admitted that her ostensible life story, Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years, had little or no basis in reality: she hadn't, in fact, run away from the Nazis or lived with a friendly pack of wolves; for goodness sake, she wasn't even Jewish. Now Oregon, too, has sent a beloved autobiographer to that Hadean ...   More
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

JUICY SUITS: Strip-Club Bouncer With A Criminal Past

A Clark County man is suing a Portland strip club for getting him drunk, throwing him out and employing a bouncer with a criminal record. In a lawsuit filed Feb. 22 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Eric Olsen claims he suffered a fractured skull, a broken eye socket, a right shoulder fracture and facial lacerations when he was thrown out of Club 205 on Feb. 24, 2006. According to the lawsuit, ...   More
Thursday, February 28, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

EXCLUSIVE: "I Finally Got My Hug"—Tonya Harding Pre-and Post-Performance at Opening Night of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera.

It was a really weird night. There was Tonya Harding: confident and comfortable last night in front of the media onslaught that once plagued her like it does to Britney Spears today. And Harding (see photo to left) was completely clueless as to the specifics of the "rock opera" about her life that was about to unfold just inches from her at downtown Portland's World Trade Center. Although it ...   More
Friday, February 22, 2008 Byron Beck

Updated: Schooling the Superintendent on K-8s

Yesterday I wrote on WWire that there needed to be a K-9 unit at Tuesday night's K-8 meeting hosted by Portland Public Schools. I thought there needed to be some serious sniffing happening to find all the problems tied up in the school district's rush to convert elementary and middle schools into K-8 models. I was wrong. The problems are real. And they don't need any serious sniffing — ...   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

K-8 Meeting Tonight: Break Out the K-9 Unit

Tonight at the Rigler School in Northeast Portland, Superintendent Carole Smith of PPS will be listening to parents talk about the successes and failures of her predecessor's K-8 plan. (That's the one crafted by former Superintendent Vicki Phillips, which merged some elementary and middle schools.) Depending on who you asked and who was doing the asking, the plan was either an effort to improve ...   More
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 BETH SLOVIC


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