Many Rivers to Cross: Anti-LNG Protest on the Clackamas River


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No matter which side of the issue you're on, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and its transportation have become a scorching topic here in the Northwest. Presidential candidates have been asked about it. Governor Kulongoski has been anxious over it. And communities statewide have rejected it. After a proposed pipeline for LNG produced public howls in Clatsop County and Colombia County, another, the ...   More
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008 Jason Howd

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The view from the water at Portland Flugtag 2008


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By now you've heard that over 80,000 people gathered this Saturday on the banks of the Willamette River to watch Red Bull Flugtag. And those 80,000 souls witnessed some impressive feats of gravity. One after another, outsized roller skates, Chinese Dragons and hand grenades plummeted unceremoniously into the murky water. (Click here to learn more about the event.) Photos by WW's Jennifer ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: Dew Underground hits Portland


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Updated with event photos from WW's Jennifer Newsted: I suppose I represent the approximate target demographic for the Dew Underground action sports tour/contest/festival, hitting Portland this weekend. I'm white, educated, and youngish (28), with the scarred elbows and shins of a lifelong BMX rider. The amount of action sports media that I consume is enough to annoy my wife. And yet, when ...   More
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008 Tony Piff

HIP TO BE SQUARE: KGW-TV launching Evening Broadcast from Pioneer Courthouse Square


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Watch out Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart, here comes Stephanie Stricklen. As first reported here, KGW has announced it's launching a new show called "The Square Live at 7pm." According to KGW President and General Manager DJ Wilson the show will broadcast from KGW's new HD Studio at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Produced by KGW's news department, Wilson says don't expect it to look anything ...   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2008 Byron Beck

TBA Diary: City Dance


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Photos by CaroleZoom. 4 pm Sunday, Sept. 14: "Are you allowed to do that?" asked an incredulous young man leaning on a concrete ledge at downtown Portland's Keller Fountain as local dancer Jim McGinn performed a perfect cannonball into one of the fountain's upmost pools. "I mean, can I go do that?" Many of the hot, sweaty crowd gathered for one of TBA 08's last hurrahs, the huge City Dance ...   More
 
Monday, September 15, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

This Is Not Going to End Well: Santacon Moving to Hillsboro


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(2007 Santacon images taken by this Flickr photographer) Just as the Portland Police pledge to be better prepared to handle several thousand stinko paralytico Kris Kringles marching through downtown, the Portland Cacophony Society has apparently pulled the rug out from under them: WW and other local media outlets (or at least the Merc) have received notice that Santacon is moving to suburbia. You'd ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 AARON MESH

Snow and the City


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At the risk of being asked to turn in my laminated "I'm a native Oregonian and lovin' it" card, I'll admit that I don't know jack about skiing or snowboarding. I've never even sledded down Mt. Hood. I know, it's pathetic. But, I do enjoy watching people risk bodily harm and am currently engaged in a long-term relationship with the movie Better Off Dead. So I think I'm allowed to go check out the ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Let there be lights (on foot).


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I'm obsessed with holiday lights. Every year I make my husband crank up the Carpenters '78 classic Christmas Portrait on our car stereo and cruise around town gawking at Portland's bacchanalia of light displays. I sing along with the cd and wave at passerbys who do not know me. I am possessed by the Christmas spirit. And it's not pretty. But, really, my mania is small compared to the collective ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Share Your Snopocalypse 2008 Photos


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Have you gotten any great photos during the big flakeout? Share them with the class in WW's Flickr group (flickr.com/groups/wweek)! We'll post more as they come in. Broadway Bridge, Dec. 22 (cue theme to Taxi, muffled by a foot of snow) Backyard barometer, Dec. 22 Rose City Golf Course, Dec. 20 Wellington Park, Dec. 21: The tree falling across Northeast Mason Street missed the ...   More
 
Monday, December 22, 2008 Ian Gillingham

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