DISH: Roger Porter Joins Food Dude at Portland Food and Drink


Food & Drink
Recently booted Oregonian food critic Roger Porter hasn't wasted any time finding himself a seat at a new dinner table. Food Dude, the shadowy diner behind longtime local food website Portland Food and Drink told us that Porter will start writing for the site this month. "He'll be writing reviews at first, and whatever strikes his fancy as time goes on," the Dude explained. He also mentioned that ...   More
 
Friday, September 3, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Lee Williams, Fun Police


Food & Drink
So you know today's Oregonian A&E feature pandering to backwater yokels whose all-night pie consumption at Shari's is spoiled by the knowledge that somewhere young, thin people are fucking behind food carts and looking down their effete noses on American cheese? It was written by a freelancer named Lee Williams. Why does that name ring a bell? Because this is the same Lee Williams who, four ...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 AARON MESH

The Oregonian Hates Foodies and Everybody Not Eating at Shari's Right Now.


Food & Drink
[Updated 2:45 pm Friday, Oct. 15, scroll to the bottom of the post for new content.] Rarely are staffers here at WW struck speechless, but The Oregonian A&E section's "Non-foodies food guide" did it. Oregon's paper of record devoted four pages to explaining why foodies (ahem, you) are assholes and why you should spend your hard-earned dollars at Shari's, Taco Time, Old Spaghetti Factory and ...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Adams' Admission Reaction: Hear Mayor Sam Adams Deflect the Bathroom Question


News
Last Sunday, The Oregonian reported that Beau Breedlove and Sam Adams kissed in a City Hall bathroom on June 2, 2005, which was 23 days before Breedlove's 18th birthday. Breedlove told the daily the kissing was "mutual and said it lasted about a minute." Breedlove told The O they did not have sex that night. Adams has also said the two did not have sex that night. Here is audio and a transcript ...   More
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Plummeting National Circulation Decline Doesn't Spare The Oregonian


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The latest daily circulation numbers for the nation's largest newspapers show their free fall continues, and that subscriber bloodletting does not spare The Oregonian. Editor & Publisher reports that for the six months ending this March, circulation fell by 7 percent nationally for the dailies, compared to the same six-month period in 2008. The O's circulation declined 11.76 percent over ...   More
 
Monday, April 27, 2009 HANK STERN

Breedlove to The Oregonian: Stay the Hell Away


News
If you were waiting for another bizarre twist in the Sam Adams-Beau Breedlove scandal, here it is: The Oregonian is reporting that Breedlove today filed for a restraining order — against one of the daily's own reporters, Brent Walth. According to the O, Breedlove alleged Walth said he would publish damaging information about Breedlove unless he agreed to an interview. Editor Sandy ...   More
 
Thursday, May 28, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

'Mexico with Sam': Breedlove's Stalking Petition and The Oregonian's Question


News
In the weeks since the Sam Adams-Beau Breedlove scandal broke, some of the most persistent rumors involve buzz about a trip Adams may have taken to Mexico. One of those rumors has now surfaced in a court document: specifically, Breedlove's May 28 petition unsuccessfully seeking a stalking order in Multnomah County Circuit Court against Oregonian reporter Brent Walth. In the petition (PDF), ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

More Tough News For Oregonian Staffers (UPDATED with developments at other Newhouse papers)


News
The latest piece of bad news landed today in The Oregonian's newsroom. The grim details on top of past rounds of bad news at the daily: —the paper's lifetime guarantee of employment for full-time staffers will go away; —staffers must take an additional six furlough days; —and staffers will pick up a quarter of their health insurance premiums. Of course, few papers ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Story Forum Editor

'Personal Attacks' Prompt The O to Kill Richardson Comments


News
Looks like Portland lawyer Randy Ray Richardson is still just as contentious a figure as he was when we profiled him back in 2003. The Oregonian has shut down the comments section on its Richardson story today because of what the daily calls "personal attacks" by commenters. The story reports that Richardson — a former Multnomah County prosecutor turned hot-shot defense lawyer who goes ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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