Asthmatics, Law Center Battle for Clean Oregon

Feel free to take a deep breath, all of you asthmatics, small children, joggers, fast walkers, and, well, anyone else who enjoys clean air. For now, at least. You also might want to thank the Olympic hopefuls who will be competing in the Olympic Trials from June 27 to July 6 at University of Oregon, in Eugene. (To read more about the Trials and what protesters are planning to highlight ...   More
Friday, June 20, 2008 Kevin Stark

NYC One-Ups Portland As Place Where No Cars Go

Somehow, we missed this news yesterday, but it fits right in with our ongoing series on why Portland isn't as green or ambitious as it thinks it is: Which municipal decision is more bravely anti-automobile? Closing six miles of low-traffic streets in North Portland for six hours on one day this month (June 22)? Or, Closing seven miles of streets in Manhattan, including Park Avenue, for six hours ...   More
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 COREY PEIN

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: Dew Underground hits Portland

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

TBA Diary: City Dance

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

Snow and the City

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

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

(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


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