Sink or Schwimmer: Run Fat Boy Run Reviewed


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The newest Simon Pegg goofiness was not screened in time for WW press deadlines, but it was screened in time for WW's newest reviewer, Chris Stamm: Run Fat Boy Run Digging Friends is a bit like being a Cubs fan or having a dime-sized mole on your cheek: People try not to stare and assiduously avoid the topic, lest they betray the chagrined pity and secret thrill that attends their presence ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 AARON MESH

Shelters and Red Cross open severe winter shelters for homeless


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For the next two nights, severe winter shelters will open their doors to get homeless people off the streets during the coldest part of the day. The National Weather Service is predicting that tonight will be as cold as 33 degrees, with a wind chill of 27 degrees, and a 70% likelihood of rain or snow. Tomorrow, the chance of snow is 100%. “It's really unusual to have this weather at ...   More
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Don't Pick the Flowers: The Ruins Reviewed


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Some movies aren't screened for critics for a very good reason. Chris Stamm wandered into The Ruins, and escaped (barely) with this review: Somewhere around the shit-hitting-the-fan mark, one of the svelte wayfarers trapped on top of a Mayan ruin does some wishful thinking out loud: “Four Americans on vacation don't just disappear.” It's a throwaway line, a phatic blurt that serves ...   More
 
Saturday, April 5, 2008 AARON MESH

Local Beijing Olympic games protesters met with a counter protest


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Protesters calling attention to the human rights abuses in China in the South Park Blocks in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic games today were met with an unexpected counter-protest. The Human Rights Torch Relay, a global grassroots campaign raising awareness of China's human rights abuses and persecution of Falun Gong, passed through Portland this afternoon. About 50 people came out to ...   More
 
Saturday, April 12, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

UPDATED with Super Spoiler: We know where Amazing Race 13 is ending in Portland!


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SUPER-SPOILER ALERT, Wednesday 8 pm: We know where the end of the Race is filming its finish in Portland! We hear the cops have the access road all blocked off. • If you don't want to know where TAR13 is filming, close this post now. • If you do want to know, click here. --------------- SPOILER ALERT: While fan forums were at first dismissive of the notion that The Amazing Race ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Byron Beck

Homeless protesters dissatisfied with meeting with mayor


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This afternoon, leaders of the homeless protesters outside of City Hall met with Mayor Tom Potter behind closed doors for a meeting they said was pre-planned and not addressing their concerns. "He already had a response to this meeting before the meeting took place," Arthur Rios, Sr. told a press conference outside of the Mayor's office. "He still feels that we are a public safety problem. ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Homeless not swept from City Hall as expected


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WW spent the night with the homeless protesters outside of City Hall, waiting for a police sweep expected to occur early this morning. It has not — yet. Here I am! (not looking quite as fashionable as usual; photo taken by Chad Witt): The leaders of the homeless protesters—who have been demonstrating since April 25 for more permanent and affordable housing and the suspension ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

Hillary Clinton at OHSU: Be Glad It Was Invitation-Only


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After this morning's Hillary Clinton show at OHSU's children's hospital, her Oregon campaign steering committee chair, Josh Kardon, tried to make me feel guilty. "You can say whatever snide, cynical stuff you want about the Clinton campaign, but don't say it about this event," said Kardon, standing next to a large teddy bear, carefully placed for the occasion. Cynical? OK, on most days, I'd cop to ...   More
 
Friday, May 9, 2008 COREY PEIN

Activists say homeless population may be double official count


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In a May Day action event, advocates for the homeless are calling attention to the number of homeless people counted in the City of Portland's biannual street count. Today in the South Park Blocks, activists with nonprofit homeless services provider Sisters of the Road planted 1,438 white flags to symbolize the number of people counted by the City of Portland un-housed and living on the streets ...   More
 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 Amanda Waldroupe

City Hall 'Gestapo Tactics'? Or Weak Govt. Meets Drama Queens?


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Let's take a deep breath, OK? The One True b!X writes that Mayor Tom Potter, previously accused of "Gestapo tactics" in dealing with the homeless protest outside City Hall, violated the Portland city charter today. Oh, gawd, do we really have to talk about the latest chapter in this endless and ineffectual protest? I can't take much more. Let's walk through the morning to see how we got to this ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 COREY PEIN

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