City Council's Plan: Don't Panic Now. Panic Later.


News
For safety's sake, we watched the Portland City Council online this morning. First, the Council heard from a little white girl in a tiara and a much burlier "child of God" who quoted Pope Benedict XVI and spoke with, uh, passion about how "we have been genocided as a black race...and I know I have been genocided by my driver's license." Then Commissioners got straight to business, approving—unanimously ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 COREY PEIN

Don't Pick the Flowers: The Ruins Reviewed


News
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


News
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!


News
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


News
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


News
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


News
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


News
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?


News
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

75,000 For Obama? Bloggers Know Better


News
On a Washington Post blog about the massive Barack Obama's rally yesterday at Waterfront Park, some folks are calling into question whether all of those Oregonians could really possibly exist. If you were there, you probably saw that big platform moving up and down behind the podium. It was for the press photographers. According to the Internet, however, they weren't really there—or you weren't. ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2008 COREY PEIN

0|6
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close