Ducks v. Huskies: C'mon You Know You're Thinking About It

Who's kidding who, Ducks fans? It's Thursday at work but our minds have already wandered to Seattle and this Saturday's Huskies game. For long-time Ducks fans who well remember when the Huskies beat the Ducks each year like a conga drum, we'll never be able to square that the Ducks are the 11-point favorites in this game, and on the road to boot. And even without that historical fear in our ...   More
Thursday, October 18, 2007 HANK STERN

Wheeler Triumphs in Ironman Triathlon! He finished it.

In a sense, everyone was a winner in Saturday's Ironman Triathlon World Championship—including Multnomah County Chairman Ted Wheeler. Wheeler finished the race on Hawaii's Big Island in 13 hours, 8 minutes and 57 seconds —putting him in the bottom third of 1,800 competitors. "For me, the challenge was really just finishing it," says the 45-year-old Wheeler. "Just being part of ...   More
Monday, October 15, 2007 JAMES PITKIN

UPDATED: NoPo Bear Bar Thinks Queer Rag is Scary.

This weekend, another missive blared from the reader board of Eagle Portland. And just in time for All Hallow's Eve, it has a decidedly freaky theme. On the drive home I always make sure to look at what Eagle Portland owner Pat Lanagan has posted on his reader board outside his bear-ish tavern. Oh my goodness, it looks like this "bear" is really trying to get stung by sticking ...   More
Monday, October 29, 2007 Byron Beck

Vancouver Olympics Have Official, Creepy Mascots

Preparations for the 2010 Winter Olympics—or as we like to call them, the Games of the 314th-Mile-From-Portland Olympiad—are well underway in Vancouver, B.C. But the Olympics aren't the Olympics until the time that organizers reveal their bizarre, humanoid mascots. That time is now. Officials at Vanoc have introduced the three mystical beings that will represent the thrill of victory ...   More
Thursday, November 29, 2007 AARON MESH

Tiger Beat: The Oregonian Offers Fear, False Reassurance Concerning the Large Cat Threat

So we've all had a few good chuckles in this office about The Oregonian's street-box front page, which has been re-designed to provide you, the citizen reader, with the largest possible photos of dead football players and Snowball the deer. But today, in the wake of the Great San Francisco Tiger Attack, the paper has crafted a measured, proportional response that in no way panders to anyone's fears: AWW, ...   More
Thursday, December 27, 2007 AARON MESH

Surf 'Sup: Nelscott Reef is ON!

Calling all giant riders: Thanks to a big swell on the way, the Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic, Oregon's only professional surf event, is on for this Friday in Lincoln City. With 20-footers expected throughout the weekend, this could be the biggest and best yet. Go to the event website or see the press release below for more info. Here's what it looked like in '06: [youtube UDVAbFdhLX4] Here's ...   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Ian Gillingham

Tryon Life Community Farm: The Recode Portland Campaign

WW revisited this week's Rogue of the Week last night as Tryon Life Community Farm members hosted a public meeting on the proposal that caught our attention this week. About 30 people attended the meeting at Laughing Horse Books in Northeast Portland —some traveling as far as from Albany—to hear volunteers and residents of Tryon Life Farm discuss plans to begin their ‘Recode ...   More
Friday, January 18, 2008 Shefali Kulkarni

Spinning Their Wheels: Portland's Stationary Bike Race

Roller Racing, as a sport, seems perfectly tailored to Portland winters. It combines our fanatical love of things bicyclical with a desire to stay indoors when the weather's crummy. Wait, you say, an indoor bike race? Yes of course—didn't we mention? The bikes—they don't move. You might have thought stationary biking was an activity reserved for the overweight and unsexy. You ...   More
Thursday, February 7, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI


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