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July 8th, 2009 Allison Ferre | News Stories
 

Hey, Neighbor!

     
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Hillsboro
Energizer Hoarder
Washington County Jail, 215 SW Adams Avenue , Portland OR
After violating her probation yet again, famed rabbit hoarder Miriam Sakewitz will face 90 days in jail and mental evaluation. The July 2 sentence is a result of her latest arrest for keeping more than a dozen rabbits in a Tigard hotel room—a clear violation of her previous terms of release.
Downtown
Name Me, I’m Yours!
SW 12th and Washington , Portland OR
A new downtown building is holding a contest to name the landmark structure. The winner’s name will be immortalized on a plaque—plus, he or she gets to host a rooftop party. Enter at pdxnamethatbuilding.com.
Sunnyside
Food for Trade
43rd and Hawthorne , Portland OR
The experimental Hawthorne Urban Farmers Market opened this week—the first in Portland to offer local produce available for cash or barter. The concept (1-6 pm Sundays, Southeast 43rd and Hawthorne) is intended to afford vendors the ultimate sellers’ freedom.
Buckman
Tap for Beer
1800 E. Burnside , Portland OR
As part of Oregon Craft Beer Month, Taplister held a launch party July 6 at EastBurn to preview its new iPhone app, Beer Signal. Users can track down their favorite drafts or see what seasonal brews the local watering holes are offering. And, it’s free. (See taplister.com.)
Lents
Say Cheese!
SE Foster and 96th Ave , Portland OR
Portland has installed its 11th and final red-light camera, at Southeast Foster Road and 96th Avenue, completing the program that was authorized in 2007.
Beaverton
Fight Rail
SW Hall Blvd. and Canyon Rd , Portland OR
A fare inspector was punched by a fareless rider July 5 at the MAX Beaverton Transit Center. The suspect, who was ID’ed but is still on the loose, reportedly said he “might as well go to jail” if he was going to get a ticket.
 
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