Douchebags Not Allowed

Southwest Ankeny street says yes to cool and no to cars.

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Dustin Knox’s bar on Southwest Ankeny Street has seven rules posted at the door. Find a seat or leave. No hitting on strangers. No fights. No drunks served. One at a time in the bathroom. Don’t   More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Randy Leonard Pushes Back on Portland Police Union Boss' Comments

Randy Leonard public toilet

Don't invite Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner and city Commissioner Randy Leonard to the same function any time soon.The Portland Tribune had a front-page piece today about crack dealing in Old Town in which Turner, the police union president, described the scene as "Crack Alley" and went on to say Leonard's loo has become a popular spot for drug dealers and prostitutes."This is Crack ...   More
Thursday, February 10, 2011 HANK STERN

Drink 2011: Yes and No

Bar Guide
Monday, January 24, 2011 WHITNEY HAWKE

Old Town Block Party is This Saturday (Bonus: Another Leak from Lovers!)

Ah, the Old Town: Portland's melting-pot of vagrants, geeks, frat boys, strippers and rockers. Join them all this Saturday for the second annual Old Town Block Party, in that parking lot over the road from Backspace and Davis Street Tavern, for a day of eating, drinking and dancing for a good cause. Last year, over 3,000 people showed up to help re-erect the (heh) "Hung Far Low" sign. This year, ...   More
Thursday, August 26, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Mercy Corps: "Is This The Way The City of Portland Works?"

Mercy Corps, which is soon moving into new headquarters in Old Town, had an interesting take on the "Made in Oregon" sign debate and its connection to a largely unrelated parking lease in a tentative deal between the city and the University of Oregon. When Mercy Corps moves into its new headquarters, the university will be the humanitarian group's new neighbor. Both the university and Mercy ...   More
Thursday, June 4, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Hung Far Low: Before and After

The much-loved Hung Far Low sign returned to Old Town/Chinatown tonight in a festive ceremony that included hundreds of onlookers. Kurt Huffman, one of the owners of the restaurant Ping in the Hung Far Low building, formally unveiled the restored sign from the basket of a crane parked next to his restaurant. The iconic sign came down in 2008. But a campaign to "re-erect" it kicked off in 2009. ...   More
Thursday, September 2, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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