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Market of No Choice

PDC looks at a new, high-end grocery downtown, far from where the city needs one most.

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More than 17,500 people in Portland don’t have easy access to supermarkets or full-service grocery stores—a problem city officials say they want to fix.     Many of their neighborho   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Head To Head

Two powerful Portland clans compete to develop a key downtown site.

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Multnomah County’s drive to sell some prime downtown Portland real estate has pitted two of the city’s wealthiest and most influential families in competition to    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Schrunk’s Successor

News of DA Mike Schrunk’s possible retirement stirs speculation about who might replace him.

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Word that Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk is considering retirement (see Murmurs, WW, Feb. 2, 2011)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

With Friends Like These…

A property brawl pits Betsy Johnson

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A site controlled by one of Portland’s largest property owners is the source of a fight between a powerful state senator and one of her longtime political allies. Over the past two decades, Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) has deployed considerable financial and political     More
Friday, December 17, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


Randy Leonard isn’t the only problem facing Portland’s food carts.

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Gregg Abbott is perched over his Samsung Android at a wooden picnic table outside his Whiffies Fried Pies truck, parked in a vacant Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard lot called Cartopia. It’s a Monday morning—his day off—and Abbott is anxious to move under the heating lamps of nearby Tiny’s Coffee. He’s had his fill of sitting out in the cold.
Friday, December 17, 2010 AARON MESH
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