Headout: The Zero Train

Columbia River Crossing for dummies.


Headout
Vancouver is actively disinterested in joining Portland’s transportation grid. Twice in recent years, voters there have been asked to approve a tiny sales-tax increase to pay for a light-rail br   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Drank: Märzen (Salmon Creek Brewery & Pub)


Drank
In some ways, a brewery or brewpub should be judged solely on the quality of its beer. But it’s hard not to give Salmon Creek, Vancouver’s only brewpub, a few extra points. Established by th   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

High-5 North to Vansterdam

A primer for potential pot tourists.


Featured Stories
Vancouver is rarely touted for its progressive politics, but Portland’s sister city to the north now may now have one solid, um, high point. With passage of ballot initiative I-502, Washingt   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Striking a Balance

Bringing a taste of Hollywood­—new and old—to Vancouver.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The huge sign and marquee brightly announcing the Kiggins Theatre and its filmic fare (this week: Looper and Frankenweenie) to the drivers and pedestrians on Vancouver’s Main Street already look remarkably out of place. The    More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ROBERT HAM

The Blind Onion Pizza & Pub


Food Reviews & Stories
Are pizzas, like prophets, without honor only in their hometown? Founded in Portland in 1996, the Blind Onion Pizza & Pub has grown into a mini-chain with locations in Washington and Nevada.   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Northern Exposure

A tour through the Vancouver music scene.


Music Stories
Compared to spending a Friday night circling the streets of downtown Portland looking for a free parking spot, venturing 15 minutes north on I-5 and slipping into Vancouver’s city center at nigh   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ROBERT HAM

’Couve Crawl

A night out in Portland’s northern neighbor.


Featured Stories
Vancouver’s nightlife is not bountiful, but it is comprehensive. Along downtown’s Main Street corridor, you’ll find an Irish bar, a sports bar, a martini bar, a wine bar, a discoteca, a br   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN, MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW SINGER

Paradise City

Take me to Vancouver, where the grass is legal and gays can marry.


Cover Story
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. “Entering Washington,   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Lunch Pail Tales

Adult story time, with sandwiches.


Books
Don’t worry, there aren’t any beanbag chairs, and these books of stories don’t have any pretty pictures. Lunch Pail Tales: A Story Hour for Grown-ups is exactly what it sounds like: an adult   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Light Rail Bridge to Nowhere: Clark County Voters Are Saying No to MAX Tax

A defeat would be a setback for the Columbia River Crossing Project

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News
Clark County voters are leaning against a sales tax for light rail tonight. And while a defeat may not derail the Columbia River Crossing, it would represent the start of a long, new fight.Many in the county framed the vote—a 0.1 percent sales tax increase—as a referendum on the entire $3.5 billion CRC project, and results this evening show the measure failing by 56 percent to 44 percent. The measure ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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