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
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
Take me to Vancouver, where the grass is legal and gays can marry.
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.
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
A defeat would be a setback for the Columbia River Crossing Project
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 ...
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 ...
Is Vancouver ready for Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week?
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
It's the year before a presidential election, and supporters of bringing a presidential debate to Portland are trying again for 2012.Similar efforts have failed before. But project manager Mark Kirchmeier says debate organizers have met with officials at the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission and Oregon Convention Center to discuss details on submitting an application to the U.S. Commission ...
Vancouver, Wash., at least according to The Advocate. The Advocate's 2011 annual gay and lesbian census lists the top 16 gayest U.S. cities and ranks Vancouver as number 6. So, why Vancouver and not Portland, which has an openly gay mayor? The LGBT mag's Mike Albo writes that it's because gay and lesbian Portlanders are moving across the river to settle down in Vancouver. The city of 165,000 ...