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

Vancouver Republican's Self-Funded Campaign Breaks Records

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News
As Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz spends her own money to stay in City Hall, and a lumber baron pumps money toward conservative candidates in Clackistan, a wealthy businessman in Clark County has combined those two techniques. He's using his fortune to sway voters north of the Columbia River.Republican David Madore, owner of U.S. Digital in East Vancouver, has shattered local elections spending ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Throw Voters From the Train

A Clark County measure to fund light rail has become a referendum on the CRC.


News Stories
The Columbia River Crossing is already in big trouble.  The proposed Interstate 5 spans between Oregon and Washington have a flawed design, the backers lack firm plans to...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Headout: Potty Party

Is Vancouver ready for Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week?


Headout
If Ally McBeal taught us anything, it’s that unisex public restrooms would not lead to total social degradation, but rather to zany plot twists and dance numbers. Yet for all of our societal p   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

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