New PBOT Director is Leah Treat from Chicago

UPDATE: Treat helped instate Alta Bike Share at both of her previous posts.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation has hired a new director: Leah Treat, the chief of staff in Chicago's transportation department. City Commissioner Steve Novick announced Treat's hiring this morning in an email to Portland transportation bureau staff.Treat, 42, served as chief of staff to Chicago transportation commissioner Gabe Klein starting in 2010. Before that, she was the finance manager ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Last Season, On The Real World

The deadliest sins of seven strangers who stopped being polite long, long ago.


DVD & TV
Portland, The Real World is over. On Wednesday, June 12, MTV will air the final hour of the Stumptown season, as well as the customary reunion. As you may have seen over the past 11 weeks—thou   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 JAY HORTON

Market Guide 2013: Farmers Markets


Market Guide 2013
Cully Community Market NE Killingsworth Street and 42nd Avenue. 10 am-2 pm Sundays, June 2-Sept. 29. cullycommunitymarket.org. Gladstone Farmers Market 580 Portland Ave. 10 am-4 pm Saturdays, June   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Staff

Yellow Bellies

Which local mustards pass muster?


Food Reviews & Stories
Most shelves at the Made in Oregon store are stocked with the obvious: Jams made from native berries, our famous wines and cheeses, the blankets our pioneers traded to indigenous people before s   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dr. Know: The Truth Laid Bare

Does Portland really have the highest number of strip clubs per capita?


Dr. Know
I always hear that Portland has the most strip clubs of any city in the U.S.—or at least the most per capita. Are either of these claims even slightly true? —Statistically Curious I don’t    More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTY SMITH

May Day Protestors March for Worker's Rights

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About 300 people marked May Day yesterday in a march through downtown, calling for workers' rights and equality. The marchers—beginning and ending at O'Bryant Square—chanted “si se puede," a slogan used by the United Farm Workers, and, "FBI and CIA ain't nothin' but the KKK." Compared to the Occupy Portland-fueled May Day protest of 2012, Wednesday's event was tame. Last year, more than 2,000 ...   More
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 ASHLEY JOCZ

Chew on This

Sure, we’re about to vote on fluoride, but also on issues about kids and open spaces. Here are WW’s endorsements for the May 21 ballot.


Elections
Many election battles vow an eye for an eye. But this spring’s fight is something even fiercer: a tooth for a tooth. This off-year election—held in a season when voters might be understandably   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Staff

Champion Grant High Constitution Team: "We Care About Everyone"

For a second consecutive year, a Portland high school takes top honors

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News
Don’t call it a dynasty just yet, but for the second year in a row a Portland high school has the best Constitution team in the country. Grant High’s team took top honors at the “We the People” event in Washington D.C. on Monday night, besting 57 teams from across the country. Lincoln High School won the 2012 contest. The competition takes the form of a congressional hearing. Students ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

Anti-Fluoride March draws big crowd at Last Thursday

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland may have more cash in the war chest, but the anti-fluoride folks are trying to put more boots on the ground. Advocates for Clean Water Portland, the “no” vote in the measure to fluoridate the city’s water supply, held a raucous march down Northeast Alberta Street during Last Thursday. Revelers walked, biked, skated and danced the twelve blocks to a vacant ...   More
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

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