PDX vegan bikes 600 miles to raise $10,000 for farm animals

It was 10 years ago that Portlander Josh Hooten realized he didn't want to eat his dog. He always cared for animals, but decided he couldn't justify loving, or cooking, certain ones over others. Not eating his dog soon became not eating pigs, cows, chickens or other animals. "I was bummed when I thought myself into this corner because I wasn't looking to go vegan, but it was a lot easier than ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Heather Morse

Apocalypse No! Zombie “Safe Zone” established outside PDX

The recent PDX Zombie Prom was a true eye opener for a problem many Portlanders will face if the dead truly rise, hungry for warm flesh and predisposed to kill. Sure, it was cute. It was fun. Zombies danced and made out, they smiled and mugged for cameras. But outside the Bossanova Ballroom, where the ghouls smoked butts and mingled, there were no shouts of terror. In the neighborhoods, as zombies ...   More
Friday, May 29, 2009

JUICY SUITS: Schnoodle Vs. Pit Bull

This is a pit bull. This is a schnoodle (combination schnauzer and poodle). We can guess which would win in a dog-fighting ring. But we may also learn which breed prevails in a supposedly more equal arena: a court of law. In a lawsuit filed July 21 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Northeast Portland schnoodle owner Diana Chesney claims his neighbor's pit bull, Hoss, bit her and her ...   More
Thursday, July 23, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Little Horned Beast Frolics In Forest Park

Nosy the oryx, an African antelope species with serious horns, made a bid for freedom in Forest Park this weekend after he escaped from his home on Skyline Boulevard. Devani Scheidler and her family were hiking down the Wildwood Trail near Newton Road when Scheidler said she heard galloping nearby. She tells WW that the galloping sounded like a horse, until an antelope popped out of the bushes, ...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Katie Litvin

It's Raining Service Animals

What state officials call a growing conflict over service animals in grocery stores is prompting them to take a stab at defusing the conflict. The Oregon Department of Agriculture this week announced the start of an "education campaign" that apparently will include a dog-shaped poster for all retail food establishments with information defining a service animal and giving tips to consumers upset ...   More
Thursday, August 13, 2009 HANK STERN

MONKEY BUSINESS: Reporting on OHSU's Primate Lab

Reporters get used to dealing with difficult sources. Professional spokesmen paid to provide information to the public usually aren't among them. But we hit some turbulence today trying to report on Oregon Health & Science University's National Primate Research Center. The center, home to about 4,200 nonhuman primates, has been the subject of past coverage in this newspaper, including ...   More
Thursday, August 13, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Animal-Rights Demonstrators Going to The Circus. Here's What They're Planning.(UPDATED)

Parents and their children will be greeted by smiling clowns and men on stilts at tomorrow night's opening of Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey circus at the Rose Garden. But first, they'll be greeted by animal rights activists showing gruesome footage that protesters say shows the circus' animals being abused. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and In Defense of Animals want to deter ...   More
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Anvi Bui

DoveLewis Closes Clinic in Southeast Portland

DoveLewis, the animal hospital specializing in emergency and critical care, announced today it will close its Southeast Portland after-hours clinic Dec. 11. Hospital officials say the clinic, located at 10564 SW Washington Street, has experienced years of budget shortfalls – including a projected loss of $250,000 this fiscal year alone. Before the recession, the main DoveLewis hospital ...   More
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Ari Phillips

A Bald Eagle Hit My House

Yes, it's true. I was making dinner about 6:45 last night when something suddenly slammed into the side of my house with such force it shook the windows. (For the record, I live in Kenton.) None of the possible explanations that ran through my head were pleasant, safe or inexpensive, so it was a full five minutes before I got up the nerve to open the front door. There, on the lawn, was a bald ...   More
Friday, February 26, 2010 KAT MERCK


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